AirAsia promo policy

Old Jul 16, 13, 2:33 am
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AirAsia promo policy

I found that most of AirAsia promotion looks like: X to Y 1000unit of money. Y to X 2000unit of money (all inclusive tax, fees). For flights in November to March.
What is the best tactic to get a cheap return flight? Book the cheap leg now and wait?! My dates are flexible.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 7:38 am
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Don't assume Air Asia is the cheapest. There are many SE Asia routes where they are among the most expensive, even a few months out.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
Don't assume Air Asia is the cheapest. There are many SE Asia routes where they are among the most expensive, even a few months out.
This is true even for flights to HK/Taiwan. With MH aggressively discounting, many times I've seen AirAsia more expensive.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
Don't assume Air Asia is the cheapest. There are many SE Asia routes where they are among the most expensive, even a few months out.
The cheapest carrier on a route is a different story. I use both of Skyscanner and Matrix to find out the best prices. I wrote this post because I found interesting that AirAsia prices are double from A to B than B to A for the same date range: I booked a promoted very cheap KUL-MEL leg (around 80 EUR) for November but the return was 200+EUR (for MEL/SYD/BNE-SIN/KUL/BKK, many dates) so I didn't booked it yet.
A few day later I found very cheap promoted BKK-REP legs about 25EUR, but the return was for about 50EUR.
It's strange and I am not sure will AirAsia promote the way back or shall I book now Scoot about 160EUR (or other option is 35k AA points +75 USD for a C SYD-SIN leg operated by Qantas).
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Old Nov 11, 13, 8:47 pm
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I always use Skyscanner.com to check for flights. You can search for an entire month at the same time. This will help you find that difficult return ticket.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 11:51 pm
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Skyscanner is very good for the point to point flights but I generally find Kayak better for the more complex routings.
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