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Average price of a return ticket

RM 449 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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RM 101 or less

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Top airlines flying Johor Bahru Sultan Ismail Intl to Kota Kinabalu

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
Malindo Air
Overall score based on 148 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.5
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Very smooth and easy process boarding and taking off"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Cons: "delayed landing because of chinese reasons"

Cons: "delayed 2 times."

Pros: "A nice experience overall. Flight was quiet so plenty of personal space."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time."
Cons: "No entertainment options. Little to no food service."

Pros: "The crew are ok. They should find jobs with other, better airlines."
Cons: "Flight delayed on both legs. Delay management horrible, call centre was worse."

Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Changed the time of my flight early by more than 2 hours, with no communication. I therefore missed the flight. I was informed there was a flight that evening but they refused to move me as I had booked through an agent. Waited more than 6 hoursnin the airport for next flight and was offered only a meal voucher worth £4. Later flight was delayed, resulting in me missing my friends pre wedding henna party and arriving more than 8 hours late. Not a single apology given!"

Pros: "Except for a 1-hour delay, overall the flight was good, smooth and enjoyable. Loved the inflight meal. For the price we paid we got meal and 30kg baggage allowance, we thought that was just value for money. And they departed from KLIA and not klia2 which is more convenient."
Cons: "Flight wasn't on time to and from HKG."

Pros: "The staff were very kind, the seat had a great amount of leg room."
Cons: "There was no alcohol on the flight."

Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "getting in the plane. No working tablet. Poor food."

Pros: "Crews are nice."
Cons: "Seems like Malindo is starting to degrading the service quality. The flight I took before: they change the airplane to batik which was worse with no entertainment, smaller seat pitch, etc. I book Malindo for a reason and paid for what expected using Malindo!! If they had to change the plane they should've given better one or given back compensation to passengers! Now this flight, they didn't activate the entertainment till way later and turned off way too early. They didn't give any earphone as supposed to. Malindo's service has become bad."

Cons: "The airline"

Pros: "For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping)."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The service is good in general."
Cons: "The boarding process could be improved."

Pros: "The 32" pitch giving more leg space, better than MAS and AirAsia on that count. Good baggage allowance."
Cons: "The food is rather meh, does not stand out"

Cons: "The flight was over 5 hours delayed and they offered no compensation or extra meal."

Cons: "Cramped seats"

Pros: "Leg space and good arm rest"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment (movies)"

Pros: "The seats are more comfortable compared to the other budget airlines."
Cons: "The crew doesn't smile most of the time, sometimes they sound like ordering when they request something. The movies selection is either old, or mostly Indian movies."

Pros: "I have flown Malindo before and I have been happy about tbeir customer service."

Pros: "In flight meal."
Cons: "Got told luggage would go straight to bali from origin in Nepal. Waited at baggage check in jarkata just in case. Sure enough, our baggage comes out. Transfer to domestic terminal was almost impossible since we were given no information and our flight number changed completely. All of a sudden it was batik air not malindo, which has a completey different terminal. Will not be travelling with malindo again."

Pros: "Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty."
Cons: "The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight."

Pros: "Check in and boarding we're both quick and easy. There were unsold exit row seats on our flight and the flight attendants lets us change seats. The in flight meals were quite tasty."
Cons: "The beverage options were limited and mostly consisted of different flavors of fruit soda. The flight attendants sprayed the cabin with a strange aerosol before landing. Trash was not collected during the flight."

Pros: "Service and comfort with blanket, and entertainment movies."
Cons: "Luggage collection rather late in Bali."

Pros: "Same as previous, no fuss."

Pros: "No fuss, well organised."

Pros: "Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!"
Cons: "Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!"

Pros: "Ease of booking and 30kg baggage allow all included in quoted flight cost"
Cons: "Food quality appears to be falling down in variety and quality"

Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Good service and good plane."

Pros: "food, service"
Cons: "nobody replaced the toilet paper in the bathrooms, when it was finished. Checking in started later than normal."

Pros: "You can check-in luggage for free. Not like Airasia"
Cons: "Delays, of course."

Pros: "The best thing is the free luggage allowance of 30kg each. They had some snacks and entertainment as well."

Pros: "I was very impressed given it is a budget airline."

Pros: "somewhere between a budget airline and a premium service. For the excellent price i was excitement pleases with the service and comfort. Would definitely fly with malindo again."
Cons: "my expectations were more than met."

Pros: "Love the width of the seat, the free 30kg luggage allowance and food. All provided without extra cost."

Pros: "Malindo Air impressed me above and beyond with their services, from start to finish! I don't think I've had a better experience with an airline before - keep up the amazing work Malindo!"

Pros: "Read trip advisor Will never use them again They will have an accident and it will be their fault"

Pros: "something"
Cons: "something"

Pros: "Comfortable and modern plane with good services and good communication. We had a minor delay due to poor weather but pilot and staff communicated the situation well and took safety precautions. Good entertainment options and food."

Pros: "The plane was quite new, very modern, and well equipped with entertainment features. Services were good and all staff spoke English. Good amount of leg room in the economy seats as well."

Cons: "There are small snack & water given previously, but now only water."

Cons: "Terrible call centre. No reply on the list luggage phone number. Absolutely terrible service"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight had a new schedule without prior notice We're unable to take this flight. Did not get any refund"

Pros: "Proactively checking the boarding pass to shorten que of the boarding process."
Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "Cabin very hot. Aircond broken??"

Pros: "Horrible, tv not working. I asked for no vegan and they forgot to bring my food. After I mentioned, they finally brought and was vegan! Plane very unconfortable and old. Totally different than the connection place that was way less time on air."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Evrything"

Pros: "Pretty on time"

Pros: "Landing 20 minutes ahead schedule."
Cons: "Nothing much to improve as it only 50 minutes flight"

Pros: "the girl next to me was flirty"
Cons: "the girl next to me could have offered her number..."

Pros: "Aero bridge availability"
Cons: "Choice to meals like McD mix and match. Can choose other combination of same value"

Cons: "Flight delayed."

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "Attentiveness, we were miss for food purchasing was abit rush."

Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "Smooth check in"
Cons: "That the in-flight wifi really is free instead of making the passengers to pay"

Cons: "Would be nice to have entertainment"

Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Cons: "Self-service boarding didn't work fully, causing some delay for my wife even though everything was in order. The flight was delayed and no over-the-air announcement or explanation or apology was given."

Cons: "Boarding always take way too long because of the hand luggage problem."

Pros: "Crew was really nice"
Cons: "There wer plenty of empty seats and the other people sitting in my row wanted to move to open seats but weren’t allowed because the seats apparently cost more money than our seats. I think that’s a bit stingy of the airlines because no one is sitting there. Why not allow people to be comfortable?"

Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "Be punctual."

Pros: "The crew was amazing!"
Cons: "provide accesible wifi"

Pros: "Very good for the price I paid"
Cons: "Somehow I couldn't check in online, or at the kiosk. There was only 2 check-in desk for domestic flights in KLIA2. Long lines and waited 20 minutes. Thankfully the staff at the counter allowed me to check in, despite having only 50 minutes to spare."

Pros: "so far so good. no complain."
Cons: "short trip okay . everything great. keep up the good job."

Cons: "Never Kiwi.com again! Thailand to Indonesia both flights on AirAsia but they would not book my bag to final destination. In Kuala Lumpur had to go through customs (LUCKILY! no visa required) get my bag, go security line again, check bag again. Took over 2hrs stressed if I would make my flight."

Pros: "I tried their new selection of meals- butter chicken with rice. It was really good actually"
Cons: "As usual, I don’t really like the non-reclining seats on Airasia flights"

Cons: "3 hours flight delay"

Pros: "Staff were very helpful and friendly. Even let me off some money for a drink"
Cons: "Checking in took way longer than needed"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "I was sold an empty Marshall 111 box in a sealed Duty Free bag or 136 USD. COMPLAINED WHEN DISCOVER AT HOME THAT NIGHT. SINCE THEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND"

Cons: "The flight can’t even provide a plastic bag for me to pack my pre order meal."

Pros: "The price is very affordable and flight was very good in take off and landing."
Cons: "Seats was very tight and uncomfortable!!!"

Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism of the crew."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No room for legs Flight was delayed without any information at the gate My wife was at a differtn row even if there was a free seat next to me. I had to pay to next to her during check-in."

Pros: "Old and worn out"
Cons: "Food is not appetizing. There were only meat or chicken to choose from. Need to have an option for fruits only."

Pros: "Quick"
Cons: "No food or drinks. But that was expected as we didn’t pay for it"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Fares. Schedules. Destinations. More than you might expect for a low cost airline."
Cons: "I got what I paid for."

Pros: "Nope"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2hrs"

Pros: "Everything is good"

Pros: "Delayed in departures for 30 mins but arrived only by 5 mins late"
Cons: "In the Ramadan month, on board the plan just when time for breaking fast, a small glass of plain water to be given free for passengers on the flight at that time would be a thoughtful gesture"

Pros: "Ontime"
Cons: "Flight attendant quite slow for delivering food and not many selection food available as usual"

Pros: "The aircraft was very clean!"
Cons: "2 months travel in SE Asia, 11 flights , 7 airlines. Only this flight did they want to charge hundreds for our luggage. They brought it down a bit but still cost more tha the tickets."

Pros: "I feel confident with your aircraft and crew. Very professional"
Cons: "The chicken and rice was not the freshest and although the seats are comfortable they are very cramped for a big falang like me"

Pros: "On time both times. Ground staff especially very friendly."
Cons: "Nothing we didn’t really not like"

Pros: "All ok, seriously,stewardesses look great and very charming with her uniforms, very friendly staff"

Pros: "we arrived almost half hour ahead of schedule"

Pros: "Ease of checking in -- and getting to the gate."

Cons: "Unable to use airasia app for e-boarding"

Cons: "The short space between seats. Hard to get comfortable without room for knees. Have to pay extra for an aisle even if some are empty. Crew doesn't care."

Cons: "One hour delay on runway"

Pros: "This is now our airline of choice between KL and Singapore and the next time we fly to Australia we will try flying with Air Asia. It was a very short flight so entertainment was not provided, and we were perfectly happy with that. Very reasonable fare. All staff were charming and very helpful. Highly recommend."

Pros: "Crews are ok in general"
Cons: "I was detained at the ticket cutting counter because I carried extra plastic back for purchase at the airport. Apparently in HK they have absurd rules saying that you can only have 2 bags carry on. Any extra has to be charges. I never have that kind of rules before using Air Asia at the other country, especially we buy some presents at the airport. I end up throwing a few items away because I can't squeeze in everything in my carry on bag. I will no longer take Air Asia for the Hong Kong Route."

Cons: "Worst experience. Flight delayed more than 4 hrs and staff. Couldn’t accommodate us. Please make announcement that names must be given to accommodate people if you guys going to place people in such a way. Do not make us wait and finally say no more flight. That’s absurd."

Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "They don’t even offer water or drinks"

Pros: "定刻運行された"
Cons: "ドリンクの値段が高い"

Pros: "定時運行できたこと"
Cons: "シートピッチが狭く窮屈"

Pros: "Overall in flight experience quite good."
Cons: "Flight Delayed twice for boarding to and come BKK. Abit disappointed for not time. As.it ruined my initial planning and wasted so valuable time to visit new exploring place in bkk."

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The head stewardess pronounced a few words wrong"

Pros: "On time (early on the return leg). Interesting usage of onboard wifi to deliver inflight entertainment. The choices of the channels was mediocre. Nevertheless, a good start."
Cons: "Same food (on return leg) with no other choices choice with the value pack add-on. Pasta was overcooked."

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