Hilton Honors has launched new promotion for Air Asia BIG program member stays between July 14 – September 30, 2017.
BIG members can earn triple points for their stays in Australasia, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea, and double points worldwide.
An Air Asia passenger who had left his wallet on the aircraft after arriving at Bali Airport was in for a shock when he later found out that one of his credit cards was missing and racked up roughly US$5000.00 equivalent in charges.
The incident was then traced back to two Air Asia Aviation Security officers employed at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali who turned in the wallet to Lost and Found but helped themselves to the credit card.
An Air Asia X flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced technical issues with one of the engines causing the aircraft to vibrate violently to the point where the pilot urged passengers to pray via the intercom.
This rather unconventional announcement certainly didn’t help to calm down passengers on board as the flight prepared to eventually turn back to Australia.
Authorities in Thailand have arrested a baggage thief working for Air Asia who systematically combed through passengers luggage and stole valuable items such as jewelry at Phuket Airport.
A woman filed a police report after she discovered that a gold bracelet and diamond ring were missing from here suitcase which she (foolishly) left inside the checked bag.
AirAsia X made an announcement today that it will start four weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur to Hawaii via Osaka on June June 28, 2017.
The FAA approved the airline’s request to start flying to the United States late last month (read more here) and AirAsia X wasted no time.
Kuala Lumpur based AirAsia’s medium/long-haul airline AirAsia X has received approval from the FAA to offer scheduled passenger service to the United States.
The airline has shown interest to start flying to Hawaii and other (western) States. The AirAsia X currently flies to destinations within Asia and the Middle East. AirAsia X flew briefly to London but withdrew from the route, although is said to be considering it again.
When I was on a Malaysia Airlines flight from the newly opened Phuket International Airport yesterday (more on that tomorrow), I browsed through a Malaysian paper and found interesting news about AirAsia.
AirAsia and its various Asian affiliates that fly to Kuala Lumpur first used the budget terminal (really BUDGET) and moved to the separate KLIA2 terminal back in 2014 (probably haven’t been there). Now, the airline is supposedly moving to the main terminal used by Malaysian Airlines and all the other major carriers by January 1, 2017.
Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes apologized personally to a flight attendant of Thai Air Asia who felt compelled to prostrate herself in front of a complaining female passenger on a Bangkok bound flight.
Rocketmiles has launched a new bonus miles offer (or new version of the previous one) for AirAsia Big program members’ first hotel booking using the service.
The offer is for 5,000 bonus BIG points for a booking made by August 31, 2016, in addition to the base points of 500 to 35,000 that you earn for each night. The actual stay can be later.
When I was watching Aljazeera last week they were running promo for 101 East documentary about the safety of airlines in Asia.
I just watched the documentary that is available on YouTube and it turned out to be mainly about the Indonesia AirAsia and the incident couple of years back where the flight from Surabaya destined to Singapore ended up crashing in the Java sea.