The budget carrier, Air Asia, has one of the strongest reputations among South East Asia’s low cost airlines. This can be attributed to many factors including a reliable safety history, convenient flight connections, extremely competitive fares and innovative marketing strategies. A couple of times per year Air Asia will send out notifications on their Facebook page and to their registered email accounts that are designed to build up suspense for their highly anticipated BIG sales. Word of mouth then spreads amongst prospective travelers. Often, these sales entail free flights with customers only paying the airport taxes (which vary depending on the country and airport of origin). Each BIG sale typically begins at airasia.com on a selected Monday morning at 12:00 am Kuala Lumpur time.
The dates of travel are often up to a year in advance, so proactive planning can definitely increase your odds of traveling for pennies by getting the cheapest flights and hotels. Below are some surefire tips to help you book the cheapest flights during Air Asia’s BIG Sales:
1. Create an account on airasia.com well before the sale date. Update the personal details (name, address, passport number etc.) of all travelers that could accompany you on a future trip.
2. Add your credit card details to their site in order to ensure that you don’t have to type such details every time you decide to book a trip.
3. Make sure that you have requested for Air Asia to send you regular emails to receive information about their upcoming promotions so that you can prepare to stay up the Sunday night of the BIG Sale.
4. Request for your work calendar in advance and identify all of the available dates that you may be able to travel within the upcoming 16 months.