Whats Air Asia like? Saftey wise....
First off I hate flying and I'm looking to fly from Shenzhen to Bangkok but I was wondering how Air Asia is. Obviously a no frills airline but if you get an express boarding pass and so on it should be alright. So basically what I want to know is, how safe air the planes and flights? Anybody who's taken a flight with air asia. Post. Tell me how it was. Or is it an airline best to be avoided! Thanks.
I had 8-10 flights by Air Asia from Macau to Bangkok. The service is OK! You need to pay for the drinks and snack if you want some refreshment, or you can bring your own onboard if you like.
By the way, when the plane decline, I found my ears were hurting due the change of pressure. That did not happen to me when I was flying other companies. You should take this into consideration.
I am afraid it is hard for me to tell you how safe it is. As far as I know I survive in all the flights by Air Asia.
Pardon my English.
Fly Air Asia? Not Me.
A true tale of a cut-price airline that have taken crap service and 'no-frills' to resounding lows. This is one passenger's account of how an airline screwed up and just kept on screwing him 'til he snapped. Air Asia's Entirely Unofficial, Unsanctioned and Unwelcome Blog.
i dont know about anyone else but i did not have any issues with airasia they are like any other no frills airline, cheap service yes but the planes seemed to be in good condition, certainly newer and looked in better nick than the aeroflot flights i took.
i had no issues and everything went smoothly from Bangkok to Phuket (then return) last year. Only issue was that they dont issue seats and its first in best dressed, so most passengers are quite pushy to get on the plane.
Should not have any safety issue though it is cheap. Airasia management put a lot on emphasize on safety.
I'm not 100%!i(MISSING)mpartial when it comes to Air Asia recently, having had an altercation which is spelled out on my blog . So there you are. I do, however, back everything up with evidence 100%!,(MISSING) mostly from authoritative sources, studies, news articles, et al. Hendricks ... might I ask you upon what you are basing your assertion .. "Airasia management put a lot on emphasize on safety" ... ? It is a statement of fact.
I'm not being argumentative, simply curious.
I'd refer you to the post from my blog - below - which while it is hardly damning, is food for thought regards safety of all cut-price airlines. When you also factor in the lightning-fast turnaround, before an aircraft is on its way again - a well documented 'signature' of the budget airlines, I'm simply curious how long on average a cut-price airline's routine safety check might take, compare to an airline such as Singapore Airlines or Thai that spend considerably longer on the tarmac. I'm presently looking into that one and will post any findings.
Take a look at my blog, to see the safety article! Cheers.
Of course, when you talk about big airlines; everything about safety is their top priority and no doubt they put a lot of $$$ trying to improve air safety. But... This doesn't means that budget airline with lighning-fast-turnaround disregard safety at all. So far, although this is just a new airline and have been recorded many flying hours, you don't hear any big news about safety flaws in their plane.
Have you notice that even the biggest and fancy airliner have their fair deal af airline disaster?
Ex. Silkair and Garuda.
Just making my point.
... Hi Hedricks ...
You still haven't offered the original poster any evidence to back up your point, in either of your posts.
Anyway, not too worry. The internet is a great place to exchange opinions too.
All the best,
I got used to fly with Air asia with their few "conditions" until they lost my luggage on my flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in January 2007. I kept issue it with them and needs months till they gave me the compensation. Not much but better than totally lose.
If any airline in Malaysia fail to meet the safety standard of maintenances guided by the aircraft manufacturers and monitored by the DCA Malaysia, it would not be allow to operate. Lost luggage, unable to book using credit cards or passengers rushing to the planes this are not issues asked by the OP. Also, these can be improved as the passengers and the airline grow more mature. I have no problem flying with Airasia. I like their new airbus.
Been flying several times with air asia now.. it seems fine to me. With the price i pay, i find it acceptable. Unless you're looking for luxurious comfy flight, then you shouldn't take air asia.
Their new airbus is fine.. But they also still operate the old small plane which fly from KL to Bandung (BDO - Indonesia) and KL - Bangkok (which is not so comfortable for international flight)
AA will phase out old Boeing aircrafts as the new orders of airbus come-in in stages. At present I believe new airbus are use for flying long distance on domestic sectors eg. KL to SDK, TWU, BKI. The 737 are used for short domestic trips.
I found them to be very good and safe nice aircraft,clean ,like flying with easyjet or ryanair
enjoy ur trip
Cheap and cheerful and, bearing in mind the prices of other operators, very good value for money.
At the moment I am trying to book a flight and their computer tells me that two credit cards have been refused. The credit card companies say that no transactions have been attempted and nothing has been rejected. AA do not answer the phone on the number I was supposed to ring.
Like all budget airlines things are not handled well when something goes wrong. They do not have the staff to handle problems.
I use air asia frequantly since i have to travel to KUL/BKI almost every month due to my Job nature, in safty wise i do think airasia is safe but than again anything could go wrong you never know..i stop flying with airasia as i did felt that the pilots where maybe novice. Since i fly frequantly i realise that between MAS and airasia the landing was rough by Airasia also when ascending. many time they almost over shoot the run way in Kota Kinabalu unlik MAS. Until one incidant few years ago when the airasia realy over shoot the run way and the airport had to be closed for 24 hours. thats when it came to me not to fly with them and yes the turn around time is about 20 min drop passangers and p/up i have not taken any flight with airasia anymore but what i remember by my observation is that they dont refuel the plane in Kota Kinabalu i dont know other sectores but it did mad me....are we going to run out of fuel in mid air???weather con,over whight...who knows.
#17 some of your points are invalid. eg. pilots maybe novice? How do you come to the conclusion on this? many times they almost overshoot? or was it only one time, that was during a heavy downpour? no refuel and out of gas in mid-air. what are all these? If you dont feel easy to fly just dont fly but dont put all your unproven assumptions here.
Hi Alan/loveitall & Pathfinder .... Safety/$$$
If you take this blog post into account, TravelBlog
I think that Pathfinder is entitled to take her business to a non-cut-price.
I don't claim to be objective when it comes to AA - because clearly I have locked horns with them; frankly my dissatisfaction is directed toward their 'guest support' staff, who are abysmal. Previously, I had no issue with their safety; however conducting research for my venting, I have uncovered many other aspects about no-frills carriers, including Air Asia, that made me think twice about the pros and cons. I consider the small savings on cut-price airlines don't outweigh a host of negatives. 'Fly air Asia? Not Me' is based on existing news articles - I then add my opinion on the facts.
I would be extremely interested to know how the maintenance schedule of these hit-and-run airlines can possibly compete with aircraft that are on the ground for a number of hours between flights. Of course, the cut-price carriers have mandatory safety checks and maintenance; do you contend that the everyday spot checks on a cut-price compare with a MAS or Singapore Airlines vis a vis turnaround times? I'd say the ground crew would barely have time to kick the tires in between landing and take off. Please also follow this next link, paying particular attention to the quote regards to legislation and safety in Malaysia. If you read the blog, you'll discover standards significantly differ in several crucial areas.
My discussions with a former Microsoft senior programmer have revealed that the AA director's unbelievable assertion in the press release shows an airline that boasts an IT system that is not even close to being programmed to acceptable levels and/or that their management prefer to keep it that way. Either way, unacceptable. Were you aware that Air Asia does not automatically refund monies that belong to their customers? And how easy this is to achieve? Have you ever missed an Air Asia flight? Did AA return your $$$$ ... or are they minding the US$50-odd bucks for you? It makes me wonder what else Air Asia find too hard. I don't have much confidence in them.
Fly Air Asia? Not Me
Sorry, you'll have to cut and paste 'em.