Worth it? | Air Asia Review


Today we’re flying from Sydney in
Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and it’s our first time flying budget on
a long-haul flight. This video is going to give you a comprehensive review. We’ll
give you the ins and outs, the ups and downs everything that you need to know
about flying budget long-haul. So we can basically answer the question “is flying
budget worth it?!” Let’s go! So one of the downsides to
flying budget is that luggage is not included. So the total price of our
flights was $500 each return but if we wanted to add luggage it was an extra
$60 each way per person. So it would have been $620 return. Plus we’re taking four
internal flights once we get to Malaysia so that just would have been a crazy
expensive! So this is all of our luggage. Haha Today is the start of a brand new travel
series, we’re gonna be spending three weeks in Malaysia. Traveling to Penang,
Malacca, we’re also gonna be traveling to some of the islands hopefully seeing
some baby turtles hatching – it’s going to be a good time. Like we said, today is day 1 and we’re starting it out doing something we don’t usually do ,we’re
flying with a budget airlines. Today we’re flying Air Asia nine, nine and a
half hours from Sydney all the way to KL so it’s going to be such an interesting
experience. There’s no entertainment, no food we’re
not sure how big the seats are… so we’re really, really interested to see how it’s
gonna go today. [Upbeat Jazzy music] How’s the leg room? Surprisingly good. My knees aren’t touching, the seat in front, my legs are out straight… it’s nice and I actually don’t have a bag underneath…and I wouldn’t be able to put a bag
underneath because there is a giant pole there. You guys will also notice that we’re
actually sitting in the middle.. ah, it’s been a long time since we actually sat in the middle. We usually
try and go aisle and window and we’re usually pretty lucky but on budget
airlines with this budget airline anyway, you actually need to pay extra if you want the window seat there was gonna be an extra twenty one dollars each if we
wanted to book our seats next to the window. BUT there’s no one next to Sally
at the moment, so fingers crossed we end up alright. We were pretty poorly organised this time around so we’ve actually just had to buy snacks. so Sally got some roasted cashews and I
got some quick and easy noodles. We each Got
a little iced coffee as well. Is it good? You’re going to love it, it’s three in one. We have actually seen people with like prepackaged lunches and stuff so maybe that’s the way to go. All of this so two coffees noodles and some nuts came to about 30 ringgit. So I feel a little ripped off. When I opened the packet of peanuts there was like 23 peanuts inside… So peanuts are not really good value.
How would you rate your noodles? Exactly like pre-processed 2 minute noodles.It taste exactly like you would exlect it to. I knew what I was getting into. Toilet, sink, bin, paper towels. Pretty standard. We’re about six hours into a nine-hour journey and laptops just died so I gonna have to find something to do for the next three
hours.. cuz this is quite a long time with no movies. [music] I’m so ready to eat though. The flight
attendants kept offering me food… But we had to buy it.. and so like out of
principle, I was like “no I’m not buying food on the plane” and now I’m starving. [music] all righty guys so it was at this point
that well microphone stopped working and all of our footage from the rest of the
vlog sounds like this….BEEEEEEP Wow, that was a really great impression. That’s what it sounds like! Basically flying with Air Asia was great. The Air Asia staff were great, the flight attendants onboard were great…they were all just so friendly and I feel like the level of service really
surprised us. We were kind of expecting it to be you know like budget service… you know budget, like Ryan Air. So I asked… To answer the question that we posed in the very beginning of this video “Is
flying budget what it is worth it? IS FLYING BUDGET WORTH IT???? I’m gonna say yes. Depending on how far
you fly. Guys we do have the next three weeks here in Malaysia and we’re
going to some pretty exciting places so So excited to share it with you all, so guys here’s a little bit of a sneak peek of what you can expect here in Malaysia!
[Ed making fireworks noises] WELCOME TO MALAYSIA!!! I said it yesterday
and I’m gonna say it again today.. I think the islands in Malaysia honestly the
most underrated Islands on EARTH Oh my goodness we are literally learning over all of Penang! How epic were the views up there! Let’s do it! Mmmmm This is one of the most beautiful places
I’ve ever been look at that view! We’ve seen the beaches, we’ve had street food and now we’re hear in this amazing rain forest!


59 Responses

  1. ellie,muffasa and others

    July 21, 2019 2:22 pm

    500 Australian dollar for 9 hour flight is really cheap .
    Maybe I should start travelling around the world too .

  2. Two Get Outside

    July 21, 2019 3:13 pm

    Ohh this is so useful because we are planning to fly AirAsia this fall when we're going through southeast asia/oceania.. luckily we've never actually had a 'long haul flight' more than 5 hours, but this doesn't look so bad!

  3. Sachin Dalvi

    July 21, 2019 6:24 pm

    Very flight are cheap and costly. It's depend when u going to book ticket. 2 day before or more than one month ago.

  4. Karen Harvey

    July 21, 2019 8:42 pm

    I rarely purchase anything when on a plane, choosing instead to take snacks and a meal. However, one airline I had to pay for a bottle of water after running out of my own water – I was coughing & coughing so much I thought I would be ill – the attendants would not even give me hot water. The sad thing is I forget which airline other than it being budget from Bangkok to China. Now I make sure I take a massive self fill bottle with me!

  5. Guns, Knives, and Beer

    July 22, 2019 12:25 am

    It's nicer than the budget airlines here in the states. They want to take out the seats and have standing only so they can fit more on the plane. Looking forward to the series.

  6. Sam S

    July 22, 2019 2:02 am

    I avoid budget airlines in Asia. Most of them are terrible. Air Asia has a long distance subsidiary called Air Asia X which actually has a decent and cheap business class product for flights within Asia and other closely countries. It uses a330-300s.

    I’ve used them in India and they are crap.

    I’d fork out the extra money and fly Qantss or Singapore Airlines instead of these rinky dink low cost carriers which charge extra for everything.

    Ryan Air and EasyJet are pretty bad with some really bad passengers yelling and screaming inside the plane. Customer service is non existent.

    I guess it depends on if it’s worth it. Maybe 25 years ago when I was young and in university. Now I don’t want to deal with the hassles of flying low cost airlines.

    The ones I like are Southwest Airlines in the US and Air Asia X is ok for business class. IndiGo seems half way decent. Most of them are just hassles.


    July 22, 2019 3:21 am


  8. Nick and Helmi

    July 22, 2019 6:30 am

    That air asia budget flight 😬👍, I would only use air asia for short haul – generally long flights I prefer my entertainment haha

  9. Simon Xu

    July 22, 2019 7:06 am

    Flew Shanghai-KL earlier this year on AirAsia, and it's less than half the price of any traditional airlines, even including the cost of baggage. Sure there's no food, no entertainment, and the seats are cramped, but when the price difference is good enough to get myself a week of decent meals in KL, I would say it's definitely worth it 😂

  10. Ross and Bek

    July 22, 2019 10:08 am

    Totally agree guys, for the price difference it's totally worth it to fly budget when you find a great deal – the savings can be huge! Bugger about your microphone but luckily it hung in there long enough to get to that point!
    Looking forward to your Malaysian series!

  11. Kati and Jordan

    July 22, 2019 1:35 pm

    No food or in-flight entertainment for 9 hours is pretty rough but being able to get to such a beautiful country for a good price would totally be worth it!

  12. J. James

    July 22, 2019 4:56 pm

    So looking forward to this new series guys 🙂 BTW, really enjoy your one on one episodes too. And this pause to explain audio issues is great. Totally shows how connected and in love you guys are.
    Best, James and Kim
    Treasure Hunt Foodies

  13. Treasure Hunt Foodies

    July 22, 2019 4:58 pm

    Great review, love your music choice!! You guys are always fun and can't wait for more!

  14. Jake & Ry Travels

    July 24, 2019 2:55 am

    Boy have we done this flight before – Air Asia have such cheap deals from Australia to Asia! We are heading on one again in a few weeks. As long as you come prepared with some Netflix downloaded to your phone I think it's pretty alright!

  15. Tia and Andy

    July 24, 2019 1:12 pm

    Great review – being organized definitely makes flying on a budget airline a little easier. We tend to stay away from budget airlines on long haul flights though.

  16. Just Sansan

    July 25, 2019 2:02 am

    Omg what the heck,
    I just went to Malaysia on a air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur, I saw the twin towers and it was amazing…
    Btw you can food on this flight… you just have to pre-order them not for much priced.

  17. Sally And Ed

    July 27, 2019 11:25 am

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  18. ChrisYeoh

    September 13, 2019 5:11 am

    It depends on your preference. From Sydney to Penang, the best budget economy flight would be Scoot and they do have 18.9 inch of economy seats compare to AirAsia X's 16 inch only seats. However AirAsia will win in premium cabin amenities cuz they have comfortable premium economy flatbed with free meal.

  19. Llanfabon

    October 20, 2019 5:27 am

    I remember flying Air Asia in Thailand and all the flights were so convenient and dope. There was a flight attendant on the way to Chiang Mai that was so DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!

  20. Terry

    October 27, 2019 3:27 pm

    Little tips. Load bunch of movie into the pad or smartphone. Have a power bank standby. Then you will get through the 9hours.

  21. Virginia Martinez

    October 30, 2019 3:51 am

    Flying Air Asia soon from Japan to Hawaii…the food that they offer on board…do they only accept cash or can I use a card? Also, do they allow you to bring on food from the airport? My plan is to load up the kiddos bags with snacks and buy myself a bento box.

  22. Teoh Rex

    November 3, 2019 1:03 pm

    The worst thing about flying Airasia is not the flight itself but KLIA2. Prepare to walk for at least 15 min to immigration and especially if you are a non Malaysian citizen brace yourself for a long immigration queue.

  23. Preston

    November 4, 2019 12:29 pm

    I used Air Asia to Korea from Kuala Lumpur…And I barely survived. Luckily on the way back, we booked entertainment kit and also food

  24. John

    December 4, 2019 5:04 am

    'out of principle' I won't buy food on the plane? You have a principle of not buying food when you are hungry? How odd.

  25. Suhas Anjan

    December 5, 2019 4:09 am

    Right, so I am here looking at the review. I need to visit my parents back in India so I think it shouldn't be a problem. Lol. I have a few concerns though. Is it allowed to carry food from home in your backpacks? And also, will they refill your water bottle with water?


    December 17, 2019 8:42 am

    I prefer the AirAsia than Cebu Pacific. Because AirAsia has a good travel budget and the food is really worth the price than cebu pacific.

  27. Parrot Brand

    December 22, 2019 12:21 am

    I booked 2 seats but did not pay for selection of seats since it doesnt matter where we sat. What they assigned us were separated middle seats. So basically they assign the unwanted seats to you even if you are separated from your partner. I knew they were cheap but didn't know they do not even have common decency.

  28. Peter Kelly

    February 25, 2020 8:59 am

    My wife and I traveled Air Asia X from Sydney to KL return last year and thought it was one of the best flights we have ever had and we travel a lot. It was our first time on Air Asia and like you had reservations. We opted for pre booked seat and food and a 20 Kg baggage allowance. It was a hell of a lot cheaper than Malaysian Air who we had traveled with twice before. The service was great as you pointed out. You missed a treat by not paying the $6 Aus for some of the best in flight economy meals you can have in the sky. Their food is amazing. We enjoyed another 6 flights with Air Asia on that trip and the internal flights are per-functionary but most are very short and very cheap … one from Langkawi to Penang was something like $30 Aus each …. We have already made reservations again for July this year on Air Asia and , barring a Caronavirus pandemic stopping us flying , are looking forward to enjoying Air Asia again …. If you want to spend the best part of $1000 to get in flight entertainment go for it …

  29. Kothandabani Vellakannu

    March 3, 2020 11:36 pm

    Hi guys, this happened to my family last January 2020 where they are traveling from KL to Perth and the luggage was over charged by 7kg and my daughter ask the counter and the counter attendant told to my daughter the scale was right and ask them to pay the xtra. The bag was weigh before check in and my daughter try to explain to the counter attendant they ignored the explanation. Its a scam going on in KLIA 2 on the international departure flights. Be aware of all families with more bags to check in. The case still going on and no explanation till now.


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