My last day in Istanbul was spent on the tram. Let’s get off the train and fly away. Continue reading End of the Orient Express [YQrtw Day 58 Jun 4]
It took me 31 hours to get from Istanbul to Buenos Aires. Continue reading 31 hours of travelling [YQrtw Day 59 Jun 5]
Are you planning to save a few bucks by flying from Senai instead of Changi? Here are some pointers for you to make your final decision. Continue reading Should you fly from JB Senai Airport or Singapore Changi Airport?
Other titles considered: “Tips for first time AirAsia bookers” or “How I saved S$80 by not clicking blindly when booking with AirAsia”. Continue reading How to beat AirAsia’s b***s**t extra charges
Five steps and three tips for booking during AirAsia’s Free Seats sale. Continue reading How to book AirAsia Free Seats
[Note: Nov 13. 2012] This is the original “How to beat AirAsia’s b***s**t extra charges” before its Web site revamp in November. For those booking with the new interface, the new post lies under the old title.
Since the revamp, there has been changes to booking so all of the screencaps are not applicable. A lot of the angst in the original post are not applicable too.
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Other titles considered: “Tips for first time AirAsia bookers” or “How I saved S$80 by not clicking blindly when booking with AirAsia”.
First thing first, I am a frequent AirAsia passenger and I’m glad that “now everyone can fly” because of it. Thanks @tonyfernandes.
What I’m not glad is that AirAsia hides its extra fees sneakily. So sneaky that you wouldn’t really know how on earth that fee for extra baggage, seats or insurance (seriously?) came into your bill.
If you are an experienced AirAsia flight booker, you won’t need my tips. But if you are a first timer or just haven’t been on the site for some time, here are some ways you can beat the BS charges.
I just found out that there is a code called YQ (and YR) in airlines tickets. It actually means fuel surcharge, according to ehow.com. Maybe they were looking for a combination that would not appear anywhere in the English language. Maybe I should have chosen a better twitter handle/wordpress.com subdomain. But it’s my name! New here? Find independent travel tips: Why toiletries make the best … Continue reading Meaning of ‘YQ’ on airline tickets