November 27, 2008

Confirmed Air Tickets

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!

Whee! :D

PS: And if you mention anything about me having to fly via Air Asia back, I'll thump you.


Kamigoroshi said...

Wait, are we talking about RM or AUD here? Cause what I did was buy my tickets from MAS and it cost me $1300 AUD two ways which is about RM 3k right now (RM3.5k when I bought it).

I learned that you've got to plan early cause tickets always cost a bomb when you buy it now.

Maybe I'll get to see you when we're back. :)

pelf said...

I wonder how much more expensive is a business class ticket compared to an economy ticket?

BTW, I love your new header! :D

Tine said...

It's in AUD. Imagine that. A one way ticket costing AUD1236. That's two months before flying. My fault, really, for not booking earlier. The dates weren't confirmed then.

Oooh let's meet up! I'll be in KL during the CNY period. Definitely before you're back in Oz :)

A business class ticket is more than twice the price of an economy class ticket. Huge slaughter man.

Hee hee, thanks! :D

beetrice said...'d better take full advantage of it and stay awake the whole flight! not to mention that you have extra baggage allowance on biz class too!!! ;)

** I WOULD say something about Air Asia, but I'm afraid of getting thumped!! :p

Tine said...

For the first time, I don't think I'll be sleeping at all. And even if I do, okay, maybe an hour, just to "feel" the comfy-ness of the seat :p

Oh yeah baby, 30kg I get to bring back!! Anything you want? Lemme know! :D

geekchic said...

if you take business class come back then better la. cos then you can help me HAUL JAPANESE MAKEUP BACK MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA... sigh. nothing i can think of i want from back home.maybe mandy :( but she'd cry if you tear her away from mum *sniff

Albie said...

Air Asiaaaaaaaa.....

Speaking of air asia, London flights available!!! weeeeeeee... Tine you coming?

Jenn said...

Congrats girl!! Do enjoy the business class ya!! I'm excited for you as well!! :D