My flight to Malaysia (for the Chinese New Year season and also to attend my cousin Jaime's wedding) is finally confirmed. I'm leaving for Kuala Lumpur on January 8. This was part of my return ticket which I bought in Malaysia when I left for Melbourne early this year.
Trying to buy a one-way ticket back to Melbourne was a toughie. The first couple of months of the year is always the peak season, and air fares are just ridiculously expensive then. The cheapest ticket on regular airlines was from MAS, and it was $1236. One way.
In the end, I had to resort to flying back to Melbourne via Air Asia. A one-way ticket cost me RM1800. It was still costly but far cheaper than what MAS was offering. Sigh.
Anyways, that isn't the part which I wanted to talk about. So with my confirmed ticket and all, I've decided to see if I could upgrade to a better seat with my Enrich miles. I've collected a lot of air miles throughout my travels to Japan and Australia.
For the first time in my life, I'll be flying business class from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur. I'm so excited!! Champagne! Satay! Honest-to-goodness comfy seats!
PS: And if you mention anything about me having to fly via Air Asia back, I'll thump you.