When you’re looking to book a budget airline, just follow the trail of awards to AirAsia. This Malaysia-based company has won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline 10 years running. So no matter what fare class you purchase, you’ll be flying in style.
If you do want an upgrade, book an AirAsia Premium Flatbed seat (which is also considered AirAsia’s Business Class section). As the name suggests, this nifty chair lowers into your own private bed. It includes a privacy shield, so you don’t have to stare at the Chatty Charlie next to you. Plus, these fares include complimentary meals, pillows and a blanket, in-flight entertainment, more baggage allowance and unlimited flight changes if you simply need to get of town as soon as possible.
All the necessities on AirAsia
AirAsia baggage allowances always include one piece of cabin luggage and one hand bag. If you’re flying with Premium Flex or Premium Flatbed, checked baggage comes with it. If you bought a different kind of fare, you’ll need to pay a checked bag fee—which is often cheaper when you purchase during the initial booking phase.
Don’t want to take up space in your carry-on with electronics? AirAsia in-flight entertainment is available through the Xcite Tab. This tablet is pre-loaded with movies, TV shows, games, music and magazines. You’ll want to reserve the tablet before your flight for the best discount.
Check in and get going
As long as you’re not a terrible procrastinator, you won’t have a difficult time checking into your flight. The AirAsia check-in process is seamless: online check-in is available via the website or mobile app. For flights to and from Australia, you can check in up to 10 days before your flight. Online check-in typically closes one hour before your flight, depending on your destination. Important note: There is no online check-in for flights to or from the U.S. We recommend you check in at the airport counters three hours before take-off.