Here are the latest AirAsia promo fares & flights for 2017 to 2018 travel. Make sure to see details on promo dates, how to book & destinations included.
Selling date: Up to January 22, 2017 or until seats last.
Travel date: January 17, 2017 to June 30, 2017.
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Selling date: Up to January 1, 2016 or until seats last.
Travel date: December 19, 2016 to July 31, 2017.
Selling date: Up to December 11, 2016 or until seats last.
Travel date: December 5, 2016 to May 25, 2016.
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AirAsia is the go-to airline for many people who frequently travel around Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia. They are famous for offering very cheap airfares.
Knowing that they operate one of the largest flight networks in the region, this airline should definitely be one of the first places you should check for seat sales.
Book cheap AirAsia flights during promotions
The cheapest AirAsia flights can be booked during a “red hot sale”, which may also be called as “free seats promo” or “zero fares.”
In the Philippines, the best promotions are called “piso fare” promos.
These ultra-cheap flight sales only happen a few times a year. So, book fast because seats get sold out quickly.
Don’t worry, you can still find affordable AirAsia flights on its more frequent promotions that are scheduled regularly, at least once every week.
While waiting for the next seat sale, here are tips you can follow right now.
Subscribe to promo alerts
Sign-up to AirAsia’s newsletter & follow the airlines’ social media accounts to make sure you don’t miss the next promo update.
Save time by checking promo alerts on Detourista. Simply pick a place and view the latest alerts from multiple airlines. Make sure to subscribe to the email alerts to make it even easier to get updates.
Search airfare comparison sites
These sites let you check & compare fares from multiple airlines in one search.
Start your search on Momondo, Dohop, Wego or see all airfare comparison sites.
Check cheap flights on similar airlines
Don’t forget to check cheap flights & seat sales offered by other airlines that fly similar routes.
For Philippines flights, you might want to check Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and TigerAir as well as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Jetstar, among other popular airlines.
Check the airline website & social media accounts
In case we missed a promo, try looking for them manually. Seat sales and discount fares are easy to find if you know where to look. Here are places you should check.
AirAsia website — Most promotions are posted on airasia.com. This is where you should start your search.
Pro tip — Make sure to review the country & language settings when you visit the website. Different promos are displayed depending on the country-specific version of the site. On desktops, you can change the ‘country & language settings’ by clicking on the dropdown menu found oin the top left corner of the page.
For example, view the Philippines (English) version of the site first. Then, change to your destination or origin country like Singapore (English) or Australia (English).
AirAsia newsletter — Sign-up to the airline newsletter if you want to get updated with the latest announcements by email. You can do this by creating an account on airasia.com.
AirAsia social media accounts — Promo updates are also posted frequently on the airlines’ official social media accounts. Make sure to check and follow AirAsia on Facebook & Twitter.
AirAsia Big frequent flyer program — Enjoy exclusive seat sales by signing up to AirAsia Big, the airline’s frequent flyer program.
How to view the latest promotions on AirAsia website
Step 1 — Go to airasia.com.
Step 2 — Click on any of the promo announcements displayed on the top left side of AirAsia’s homepage to find active promos available today.
That’s it! You may use the flight search box and enter your travel details if you find a low fare that you want to book.
AirAsia has various methods for passengers who want to book flights. The most popular way is to book online through on their website (www.airasia.com; mobile site) or AirAsia Mobile App (download on Google Play and iOS).
You can also purchase flights by calling their booking hotline or by visiting their sales offices and airport sales Counters, authorized travel agents or kiosks.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on booking Philippine Airlines flights online:
Step 1 — Go to airasia.com to start your flight search.
Step 2 — Enter your travel details on the flight search box. No promo code or coupon code is needed. Make sure to match your travel dates with the travel period of the promo and to book within the selling period.
Step 3 — Click the “Search” button to proceed to the flight results page.
Step 4 — Select your flights. Promo fares should be listed on this page. In case they are not, they may already be sold out. Try other dates to check if they are available.
Step 5 — Book your flight by following the on-screen instructions.
For more tips, see the AirAsia promo & booking guide.
Read conditions carefully
Promo fares are only available under conditions posted on the announcement. Be mindful of these important details:
You should book your flights before the end of the selling period. Promo fares are also only available for dates on or within the travel period. If your travel plans do not match the travel period posted or if the promo had already expired, you may watch out for the next promo announcement by visiting the airline’s website again on a later date.
Check availability and book online
When you’ve found a promo fare that you would like to book, the best way to check if they are available is to do a flight search online, directly on AirAsia’s website. The process of booking promo flights should be the same as booking regular flights. Promo codes are usually not necessary. Make sure you read special conditions on the announcement to confirm this.
You can check the availability of promo fares online yourself by using the flight search box on the homepage. Enter your travel details and click “Search” to view the flight results. Prices listed on the results page are the cheapest prices at this moment, for your chosen dates and flight route. Promo fares will be labeled with the “Promo” text under the airfare price, if available. Then, select the flights that you want to book and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase your ticket.
Promo fares are often only available by booking directly with the airline
The biggest reason that you should go online to book and check fares is that most promo fares by AirAsia are only available on their official website or booking app. Third-party travel agencies, even if they are affiliated with AirAsia, might not have access to the cheapest fares offered by the airline. These agencies would likely tell you that they cannot find the discounted fares in their system, and offer regular fares instead.
Promos are offered on a limited basis
Before calling them “FAKE,” you should know that limited promo seats are allocated for any given flight route. If all promo seats are sold out on your chosen flight, you will only be able to view and book the next lowest regular fare. Get ahead of other bookers by booking your flights as soon as possible. The airline also limits promo seats on certain dates and rarely offer them on “black-out dates,” which may include peak periods such as holidays, festival dates, and other busy dates for air travelers.
In case you cannot find the promo prices advertised on the announcement, you may follow these tips to confirm whether a promo is fake or not:
Make sure the promo has not yet expired.
Confirm that your chosen travel dates match the travel period posted on the announcement.
Check prices on other dates, perhaps days to months before or after your intended travel.
Check prices on other flight routes and destinations mentioned on the promo announcement.
All-in fares vs base fares
AirAsia usually advertises “all-in” fares on their sale announcement. The all-in fare is the lowest fare that may be booked and already includes the base fare, airport fees, and government taxes. It does not include optional add-ons like check-in baggage, meals, travel insurance, seat selection and may not include fees and taxes charged on departure from certain airports.
Also, prices listed are usually for one-way flights and may be available as “vice-versa,” sold at the same base fare. The all-in fare on the return flight may be different, depending on taxes and fees charged at the departure airport.
Promos may be booked without a credit card
In addition to credit cards, AirAsia also accepts payments through ATM cards and offline over-the-counter payment centers.
Where to find promo codes & coupons?
Promo or coupon codes are not needed for most seat sales by AirAsia. In case they are, these codes are posted along with the announcement details.
Fly cheaply around Asia with AirAsia
AirAsia is one of the world’s most popular budget airlines that offer cheap flights to over 100 destinations in more than 20 countries.
AirAsia flies extensively in Asia, particularly to/from major cities and popular tourist gateways in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, & Oceania.
Its flights are operated by a group of airlines that includes AirAsia Malaysia (AirAsia Berhad) and a number of subsidiary airlines based in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Japan.
Recent safety concerns on AirAsia, but not widespread
AirAsia’s safety ratings and passenger reviews vary between its subsidiary airlines. AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia X, and AirAsia India are rated as generally positive while AirAsia Philippines and Thai AirAsia have moderate ratings according to safety ratings by Airlineratings.com.
Only AirAsia Indonesia is not fatality free for the past 10 years. The airline had suffered one fatal accident involving Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore in December 2014.
Here are sites that you can read for airline and passenger reviews:
Skytrax — AirAsia (link), AirAsia India (link), AirAsia Philippines (link), Thai AirAsia (link), AirAsia X (link)
Airlineratings.com — AirAsia (link), AirAsia India (link), AirAsia Indonesia (link), AirAsia Philippines (link), AirAsia Thailand (link), AirAsia X (link).com
Earn free flights with AirAsia BIG
AirAsia BIG (airasiabig.com) is the airline’s frequent flyer loyalty/rewards program. Every time you make a transaction with AirAsia and its partner agencies, you can earn BIG points, which can be used to redeem free flights or nights at Tune Hotels.
Travel around Southeast Asia with the Asean Pass
The AirAsia Asean Pass (link) is a great way to travel extensively around Southeast Asia. This travel pass is purchased on a (fixed) flat fee — MYR499 for 10 credits or MYR 20 for 20 credits. Each credit can be redeemed for flights across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Since prices are fixed, you do not have to worry about airfare fluctuations especially if you’re planning to fly near the start of your trip. The credits only cover the base fare. You have to pay additional for airport and government taxes.
Since prices are fixed, you do not have to worry about airfare fluctuations especially if you’re planning to fly near the start of your trip. Each route costs varying amounts of credits depending on the length of the journey. For example, an international flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur costs 3 credits to purchase, while a domestic flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa costs only 1 credit.
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