We had our first experience of the budget airline Air Asia not long back. We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. The flight time was slightly under 8 hours and we flew economy. We came away very impressed by the quality of what we experienced with this ultra-smart airline.
Although this is a budget airline, there are facilities to book an individual seat and in a particular area of the cabin. Booking a "Hot Seat" enables you to sit by a door with, therefore, very generous leg room. At just £5 that was a great bargain. We also paid another £5 to enjoy Priority Boarding which made the boarding process very relaxed and stress free.
Furthermore, we took advantage of the option to book our meals ahead of the flight. The selection of meals is wide and we enjoyed some excellent Malaysian dishes washed down with some Tiger beers, again at a very low price.
The aircraft itself is very smart, decked out in the Air Asia red colours and the cabin crew were all very friendly and provided excellent service.
Yes, we were very impressed indeed with our first time with Air Asia. Our return flight was of an equally high standard and we later flew smaller distances within Malaysia itself, such as Kuala Lumpur to Penang. These were also high quality and very good value.
We recommend this airline wholeheartedly. Don't be put off by its budget airline classification. Those available options to select your own seats and book meals ahead at such an affordable cost make it a genuinely quality option for your air travel.