Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Maiden Flight On Air Asia

Phew! Three cities in 6 days took a toll and I had to take a rest after the holiday. Slept for more than 14 hours straight to make up.

This trip was planned more than two months ago by Pit and her daughter, Yin. They arranged all the booking of air tickets and hotels through the internet. All Mui and myself had to do was pack our bags and be at the airport on time.

Almost like a guided tour but better, as it was tailored to our own itinerary. This was my first flight with Air Asia and was very apprehensive as the airline has a reputation as the airline that not only enables everyone to fly but also to wait and wait and wait and…

The wait never happened, in fact we were at least 15 minutes ahead of schedule on both flights between Kota Kinabalu and Macau. Both flights were operated by an Airbus A320 with a no frills interior but where it matters most, spacious leg room.
Syabas, Air Asia, keep up the good work!

A nasi lemak dinner that cost Rm 8. Quite tasty though.

Since we arrived early in Macau, we were able to catch the last Star ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui at 8.30pm (with a stretch of marathon running along the way!).
Arrived Kowloon just before 10pm and views of Hong Kong taken from where we disembarked at the Tsim sha Tsui 尖沙咀 terminal.

Been to Hong Kong numerous times but the last time I stepped on Hong Kong soil was almost two years ago on a short transit stop from Chengdu, China. The sight of this city was still so breathtaking and for Yin, first time to Hong Kong, this must surely had been exhilarating.



Precious Pea said...

Lucky you! My flight to Bangkok last week was delayed for 2 hours!! Hehe, yeah, their nasi lemak beats MAS's lousy food 10x!

a feast, everyday said...

So Air Asia's punctuality is a rare occurrence...lucky us or our plans to HK would have been delayed.

Starr said...

I got warning from Don don that Air Asia often delay their flights too but surprisingly the 1st time ever i use AA, all the flights were perfectly on time...or we all got lucky? :P

frank said...

I have been on Air Asia numerous times, they have neither been early nor on time for me ever :-)

It is to be hoped that improvements can prevail :-)


a feast, everyday said...

Starr, we must be the lucky few :P

Frank, most ppl agree with u but i think AA is doing it's best to get rid of the 'Now everyone can wait' slogan