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Airline Review: Air Asia Flight to Penang

Penang . 2013 . Jan 17 - 20

This is the 3rd time we are taking an Air Asia flight (the first two being to Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur). It must be said that our experiences with Air Asia has been pleasant, with on-time departures and arrivals. :)
You can read our previous reviews on Air Asia to Langkawi here and to Kuala Lumpur here.

Total cost of air tickets was quite reasonable @ SGD $308 for 2 pax with the breakdown as follows:

Per Person                               SGD

Return Fare:                              $56
Airport Charges / Taxes:            $80
Seat Selection:                           $6
Air Asia Travel Insurance:          $12
Total:                                       $154

It wasn't the cheapest fare that Air Asia could offer for Penang as we had decided to buy the tickets only a month before our departure dates.

Tip: You could try booking different airlines on the two sectors (e.g. Taking Air Asia to Penang, and then Jetstar Asia back to Singapore) to take advantage of promotional fares on both sectors.

Air Asia Self Check In Counters. You can still check in here if you have not done it online before your arrival at the airport.

Tip: You might want to check in online first before you come to the airport. Think most people do that as we don't see queues forming to use the self check in counters.

Queues at Baggage Drop Counters. We were happy that we made the decision to bring along only carry-on bags this time. We just need to proceed to the Document Check Counters with our self-printed boarding passes for verification by the Air Asia staff.

Notice the short Document Check queue on the left of the photo.

Notice for Singapore NS Men. A reminder for Singaporean Males to notify our overseas trips as part of our National Service committment to the country.

Kaya Bread, Half Boiled Egg and Milo @ Killiney Kopitiam Terminal 1 Transit Area

Spotted our Air Asia aircraft! Parked at the apron area.

We had not taken Air Asia since our last flight to Kuala Lumpur in 2012. When we got to our seats, we were pleasantly impressed that the dining menus have a new look! It certainly looks more classy and readable now. :)

As the flight time was only 1h 20 mins, we did not order any food on board, unlike our Langkawi trip.

Air Asia in-flight Duty Free Shopping Catalogue. Quite comprehensive but cheap. Tempting to buy some of the items...:)

Comfortable legspace even for 1.8m tall Tommy. Definitely enough for the petite Samantha! :)

Time flies fast, especially for a short sector flight! Soon we were approaching Penang Island.

Penang Island slowly coming into view..

Landing at Penang International Airport

G International Airport? Anyway, Welcome to Penang! :)

Overall, the flight was pleasant and we touch down at Penang International Airport a bit early than schedule at 12.50pm.

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