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Average price (return flight)

RM 263(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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RM 156or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 99 or less one-way and RM 156 or less round-trip.
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  • Morning departure is around 46% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

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7.1
Malaysia Airlines
Overall score based on 1,532 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Sitting arrangement Was poor. Five of us had five different seat. Missing luggage."

Pros: "ok"

Cons: "the food could have been nicer"

Pros: "Good seats and crew."
Cons: "Choice of movies"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Everything. Bad business class food. Old movies. No inflight service."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Pros: "There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching"
Cons: "The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available"

Pros: "excellent staff"
Cons: "ship needed cleaning"

Cons: "cabin not so clean, no foot rest. But crew good service."

Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"

Pros: "Having 2 seats to ourselves"
Cons: "Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr"

Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Friendly check in staff, thingking with the customer for aeat options."
Cons: "A very long queue, while only 2 counters were open."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed, no head phones supplied and the food was burnt."

Cons: "Similarly delayed departure and arrived at HongKong over 11/2 hour later- poor service!"

Pros: "Friendly crews"
Cons: "Seat allocation was not proper for maximum comfort as flight wasn’t full"

Cons: "Malaysia airlines lost my luggage. Delayed for over 24 hours and had to send to another airport. Cost me hundreds of dollars and no compensation provided"

Pros: "On-time departure and on-time arrival."
Cons: "Perfect flight"

Pros: "Can’t find anything good."
Cons: "The airline is protected by the government. Hence there is no motivation for them to improve. This airline is my last choice. My biggest dissatisfaction is the hospitality shown by the crew.. not sincere and in some cases rude... is this the MH - MALAYSIAN Hospitality that they keep advertising? Very disappointing.."

Cons: "Prebooking a seat with Malaysian Airlines requires calling KL office which is always busy. It costs a lot if calling from the US, in addition to paying for the seats. It really turned me off."

Pros: "Peanut."
Cons: "Concentrated orange juice? Seriously? Dated flight, seats, interior."

Pros: "Efficient"
Cons: "Food was lousy"

Pros: "Rapid boarding"
Cons: "Food was not very nice"

Pros: "Better overall service - boarding, no delays, comfortable cabins, pleasant crew."
Cons: "the windows were a bit smudged from previous passengers"

Pros: "Excellent food and crew"
Cons: "Seats rather basic for business class"

Pros: "On time flight"

Pros: "On time departure, clean aircraft, generally friendly staff/crew."
Cons: "Breakfast - woken 2 hours before landing, very sorry version of "breakfast" was at best aweful only to then have lights turned off again after service completed."

Pros: "Not much. Probably only the check in from.Phnom Penh. Haha checked through to Melb"
Cons: "Couldn't check in online to secure reserved preferred seat section. No boarding passes printed on long haul section. Fight delayed, arrival delayed. No terminal parking for aircraft, which meant catching a bus to terminal. Not impressed at all. Why bother with frequent flyer class if it's not going to apply at all as business flyers."

Cons: "I request for extra water but I was just given the glass which was on my tray. The Stewart told me he would come back but never did... not very nice One Air Asia, sûre you have to pay for the drink but you don't stay thirsty, and finally ticket is much cheaper..."

Pros: "I got there eventually"
Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Seats and entertainment"
Cons: "Bad landing,"

Pros: "Plane (A380)"
Cons: "Limited choice menu, some minor malfunctioning seats & screens"

Cons: "Transfer from domestic to international terminal in KL was slow as only 1 customs officer was working"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, staff and confort all up to the usual MAS standard"
Cons: "Plane was 45min late departing and I was meeting my partner connecting in KL. There was supposed to be a 2 hour layover - instead we almost missed my flight. Fortunately, he was able to hold the plane and I made it. My baggage didn't though - and was only delivered to the hotel at midnight after a convoluted process claiming it at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Not really good enough given we paid extra in order to be able to travel together. Pick up your game MAS - 2 planes out of the sky and you won't regain customers like this!"

Cons: "I was having 10hrs of layover in Malaysia, the airline neither facilitates with any transit lounge, room, and lunch. I am very disappointed."

Pros: "Malaysia airlines has some of the most beautiful women working for them. Most curteous, kind, and very personable. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful"
Cons: "The long layovers with no hotel voucher from Malaysia air. That would be a big help especially for me since I travel alone. And not to familiar with hotel locations, taxis. I am concerned about my safety in another country..."

Pros: "Good food for airplane although I was in the back of the plane and they ran out of what I preferred to have. Lots of free drink options."
Cons: "Small seating area, hard to sleep on a 13 hour flight"

Pros: "Just fly."

Pros: "They left on time"
Cons: "Website is a debacle, asked to preorder meals for business but can't, can't check in on line, business menu was limited, what was on the menu wasn't offered. Seats are uncomfortable, short & narrow. In general for the amount of money paid for business, it's the worst yet"

Cons: "No food, No entertainment"

Pros: "There was nothing positive about the experience on this flight. With exit row seats had to stow luggage back in overhead holds which meant having to go back on landing, retrieve bag & for get way back to seat. Not Airlines fault but no gantry available on arrival. Up and down runway until available (20min) before we could exit."
Cons: "Fact that once again confirmed seating was changed from original booking. Extremely frustrating. Slight delay on take off. Had exit row seats."

Pros: "On time flights, comfortable seats and good onboard service"

Pros: "Prompt flight and service was good."

Pros: "Service in the plane"
Cons: "Service at the airport."

Pros: "The boarding and entertainment..."
Cons: "The food... and the lack of announcement to advise us on the delay"

Pros: "Service excellent"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Flight delayed."

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Water should be free"

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

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

Pros: "Was on time and we landed ahead of the scheduled ETA"

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

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

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

Cons: "Boarding pass and ticket did not specify terminal 2!!! Automatic check in not clear"

Pros: "On time boarding. Crew was helpful with duty free shopping."
Cons: "Could not connect to Rokki WiFi."

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"

Pros: "cheapness"
Cons: "weak maintenance and everything is chargeable including water"

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

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay."

Cons: "Immigration offload for no reason then asked to rebook .."

Pros: "Pleasant counter service at the terminal."
Cons: "Half hour late"

Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"

Cons: "Always delay!!!!"

Pros: "The crew are friendly."
Cons: "Quite often arrived late, took too long for passengers to settle down."

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 and very friendly helpful staff. Especially ground crew"

Pros: "Good music Took off EARLY and landed EARLY"
Cons: "Sprayed the cabin with bug spray"

Cons: "I arrived 3AM at KKIA, expected boarding time is 5.30AM but check-in counters are not open until past 4AM. Already 4.30AM but there was still only 1 person at the counter. Not enough instructions for self-service but no one on the floor to assist people. Arrived at my gate 15mins before boarding time. At the gate, they put up both TPE and HKG boarding information which confused the passengers."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "All ok"

Pros: "Efficient boarding....took off early in both directions!"

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

Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."

Pros: "The Aircraf was brand new"
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Good: cheap and on time. Bad: aways slow check-in and uncomfortable seating. Everything a budget airline should be."

Cons: "Duplicitous and sneaky policies. They tried to scam us out of $175 to check our luggage (it turns out we only should pay $16). Be careful."

Pros: "Crew was professional, relatively quick boarding"
Cons: "BAGGAGE FEES were OUTRAGEOUS!!"

Pros: "Staff very helpful and knowledgeable... enjoyed my flight! Thank you so much!"
Cons: "Nothing...everything was perfect!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed today for half an hour"

Cons: "No a ala carte food available due to insufficient staff, no towel for shower and i need to use my own towel and carry the wet towel on the way back to Singapore, no hot water for shower, staff sitting down there to chit chat and a cleaner was preparing my lousy latte. Worst Plaza Premium Lounge experience!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."

Pros: "Inexpensive flights. Book early to get the best deals."
Cons: "The announcement came almost every few minutes, which is annoying. Carrier will squeeze every penny out of you. Bring something on board to eat if a long flight."

Pros: "I like the organized way they did the boarding. Less chaotic and allow passengers ample time to board the plane"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour."

Pros: "Nothing anymore"
Cons: "Departed from KL with a carry on, never asked to weigh it or check its size. On the way back from Langkawi, I was asked to weigh the bag since they suddenly implemented a policy of no more than 7kg on board. Told the rude creature that it was ok when I left KL, he said: here in langkawi we are implementing the policy and have nothing to do with KL!! Was asked to check-in my bag, and paid RM79 for the extra 3 kilos. Never flying with them again."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Hot air-conditioning"

Pros: "Cabin Crew was great First time using the inflight entertainment Rokki. Great job Airasia."
Cons: "Ground check in crew at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Azureen) was damn rude. I'm appalled with her customer service level. Rude and not helping at all. Worst Airport staff I've met so far."

Cons: "timing"

Cons: "The leg room is deplorable. My knees were continuously hitting the hard seat in front of me and going sideways wasn't even an option. I've never had this happen to me before. I'm a female and 5'9 and this is the least space I've ever had on a flight. So uncomfortable I can't imagine a long flight with this airline, which is good to know because now I will not use them for flying to Malaysia from NYC. Also both flights were delayed by nearly an hour each."

Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "We had 30 minutes delay for a passenger to clear the immigration issue."
Cons: "Nothing special."

Pros: "- fast boarding - fast bag delivery - can depart earlier if all pax in"
Cons: "- delays can be traumatic for later flights in the day"

Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than 1 hour with all the passengers seated in the plane. They didn't need to board the passengers so early."

Pros: "The flight itself was ok."
Cons: "Check in staff was extremely rude, and extorted us for RM 20 for checking in 59 minutes before the flight instead of the supposedly required 60 minutes. Their policies are outrageous, arbitrary and not stated anywhere."

Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "All food and drinks were sold at additional cost, not even small snacks or water included in the price of the flight ticket."

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