Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Sandakan
AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Sandakan. Confirm policies on booking site.
The cheapest airline ticket to Sandakan from Malaysia in the last 72 hours was RM 103 one-way, and RM 165 round-trip on the route from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. The most popular route is from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was RM 297 round-trip.
In general from Malaysia, AirAsia, British Airways and Emirates fly the most to Sandakan.
Sandakan Airport is 9 kilometres from the centre of Sandakan. View on map.
Sandakan is served by Sandakan Airport, also commonly referred to as Sandakan. The airport code is SDK.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seat belt"
Pros: "Terrible airline company. It’s a ripoff!"
Cons: "Honesty. Ripoff!"
Pros: "Comfort & punctuality"
Cons: "Sitting arrangement Was poor. Five of us had five different seat. Missing luggage."
Cons: "the food could have been nicer"
Pros: "Airport, sea side"
Pros: "Luggage allowance."
Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault"
Pros: "The crew was excellent, however I had a very serious problem upon checking in as I DISCOVERED AM NOT ALLOWED A SINGLE KG OF LUGGAGE.THE AIRLINE ASKED ME TO INFORM THE AGENT WHO DID NOT MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET.THAT HAS COST ME A LOT OF ANXIETY AND BIG$$"
Cons: "TICKETS ON SALE THAT HAS NOT LUGGAGE MUST BE CLEARLY STATED THAT NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED"
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Bathrooms could be cleaner."
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: "Crews were good."
Cons: "Seats were small and quite uncomfortable. luckily it was a short trip. If travelling long distance I ll have to consider a different airlines."
Cons: "Seat, food, service"
Pros: "Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an excellent experience The seats were so comfortable as well, and the customer service on and off the plane was amazing"
Pros: "The boarding process was really fast and efficient."
Cons: "No IFE was provided on this flight, so sad. There was a headset port in my seat but the airline didn't provide the headset so it is useless. Well the only thing that I can do on the plane was just sleeping."
Pros: "The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade."
Cons: "Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for."
Cons: "Delayed for more than an hour.."
Pros: "Brand new A350!"
Cons: "Hmm, nothing really. Lucky I was not in a hurry.."
Cons: "Seat back didn’t stay upright so it was uncomfortable when I wasn’t trying to sleep."
Pros: "Nice thick comfortable blankets. Delicious food."
Pros: "On-time departure and on-time arrival."
Cons: "Perfect flight"
Pros: "Food was good and staff was always with a smile in their face"
Cons: "Super crowded and not much room in between rows, I aspected a bit larger and more comfortable plane for an international flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed!!"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and professional. . The food bland but warm. But the seats were microscopic"
Cons: "Seats were tiny. My knees pressed to seat in front of me. I’m 73 inches tall"
Cons: "Incorrect information of boarding gate."
Cons: "Tight seating made it less comfortable than normal, and mechanical issues caused some delays."
Cons: "Concentrated orange juice? Seriously? Dated flight, seats, interior."
Pros: "Attendants were very good"
Cons: "12 hrs in the air!!!"
Pros: "Better overall service - boarding, no delays, comfortable cabins, pleasant crew."
Cons: "the windows were a bit smudged from previous passengers"
Cons: "Cabin crew were unprofessional and not much caring Food was rubbish"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Nothing i can think of"
Pros: "On time flight"
Pros: "Everything flowed smoothly."
Cons: "It would have been nice to have inflight entertainment within our seatbacks."
Pros: "The plane was nice and new. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "Toilets could have been cleaned more frequently."
Pros: "I like their timely service and cleanliness."
Cons: "They damaged MY OVER 400 Euro suitcase handle and said that they dont take any responsibility!!!"
Cons: "Transfer from domestic to international terminal in KL was slow as only 1 customs officer was working"
Pros: "Flight was on time - to the detriment of my late connecting MAS flight from DAR"
Cons: "Food was okay but entertainment was non existent"
Pros: "Flight to Penang was delayed for more than 3 hours for unclear reasons. These was not a clear announcement as to what was going on. Then after that, they were waiting on the crew from Langkawi. We arrived at 2 a.m. or so as a resluy"
Cons: "Lateness and lack of transparency from MAS staff"
Pros: "Free beer and wine. For breakfast the egg dish wasn't bad. Good in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable after a few hours, not good for long flights. Seats have very little leg room so for someone over 6 foot tall it will not be comfortable."
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"
Cons: "No food, No entertainment"
Pros: "Flight was on time, good value airline"
Cons: "Kayak did not book through airline, would prefer to use known site before paying $$$"
Pros: "The crews are friendly."
Cons: "Foods was not good for my standard. Below average."
Pros: "On time flights, comfortable seats and good onboard service"
Pros: "Prompt and great service."
Pros: "We missed our flight connection in KL due entirely to our fault. M-Air staff helped us get onto the next flight. Economy was full so we paid for an upgrade to business class but we were seated in first class. Wonderful crew, service, cabin and flight."
Pros: "Service excellent"
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Cons: "No wifi as advertised"
Cons: "If seats could recline or have a pillow maybe."
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: "The flight i booked has 2 segments and both by Air Asia. However, when arrived in KL, i was forced to exit term"
Pros: "correct priority of boarding respected luggage handling very fast"
Cons: "quality of food"
Cons: "Baggage problems in transit"
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: "Flight was good. Left a little late still arrived on time. I was traveling with one extra bag. 18 kilos. Cost at counter was $150.00. (Ouch) Anyway after paying the extra bag fee I went there office in the airport and purchased the same extra bag for my return flight for $28.00. Nice flight but make sure you purchase ample baggage when booking your flight."
Pros: "Cabin crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Seats are a bit cramped up."
Pros: "Inexpensive flight, attentive crew"
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: "On time"
Cons: "I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay."
Pros: "The customer service representatives were very cordial"
Cons: "My bag was sent to Kuala Lumpur for no reason. I checked in with plenty of time and when I arrived in Singapore I was advised that not only could they not call to Panang to inquire about my bag -it had to be arranged through email but also bags aren’t destination scanned! I work for United airlines and it seems primitive not to know where a bag is in today’s day and age. The following day, knowing that I was departing back to the United States miraculously my bag showed up at the airport the same time as my minimum required check in time."
Pros: "Pleasant counter service at the terminal."
Cons: "Half hour late"
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"
Pros: "The crew are friendly."
Cons: "Quite often arrived late, took too long for passengers to settle down."
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: "Ease of checking in -- and getting to the gate."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1.5 hours, no food offered, deformed seat with no back support"
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."
Cons: "One hour delay on runway"
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"
Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."
Cons: "The flight was damn cold and freezing"
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."
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!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed twice. We missed our connecting flight and the next flight wouldn't be until the next day. Customer service was ridiculously slow."
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: "Very punctual departure and arrival."
Cons: "Sadly, despite having printed our boarding pass we were.not allowed through security without a red stamp from Air Asia. This took.two attempts as they printed mine twice and not my husbands. Also check in counters had closed so we used the Sales counter. The staff forgot to give me back our passports and plastic pocket with all.our travel documents in. They were not very competent and not parrocularly polite. At no.point on the boarding pass did it tell us we needed a stamp from check.in. We had handluggage only."
Pros: "On time"
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: "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: "Everything went smoothly on this flight - couldn't ask for more! Checking in at Hong Kong airport was great and fast."
Cons: "Not enough directions signage when arrived in KLIA2."
Pros: "Surprised to see t&Co coffee is serve, good n keep it up Flight is early 20mins on reaching kl! Very good"
Pros: "I like the food"
Cons: "The boarding which was slow..."
Pros: "On time"
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: "Walking straight through security and into the plane.... (due to online check in and just bringing my carry on)"
Cons: "The 20 minute delay which they did not announce. I know it's delayed because I can see the pilots at the gate.."
Pros: "we got to the destination"
Cons: "rude and unfriendly crew. freezing climate. super cramped seating. and they charge for water. it was a human cattle call. horrible."
Pros: "Process to checking in was great, no major hurdles. Boarding and crew professionalism were good as well. Flight boarded and arrived on time."
Cons: "Wish I knew there was no food planned for service. I would have purchase ahead of time. There was no in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Bag fees not clear and totally unreasonable, no way to check in or check bags online unless you register with their nosy BIG Points. Late by 1.5 hours! Can't get ANYTHING to eat or drink without paying in local currency cash, not even water. Seats squished together and really uncomfortable. Baggage takes a long time to come out. Poor wayfinding at Kuala Lumpur Airport."
Airlines flying to Sandakan have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Sandakan
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Sandakan
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Sandakan
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Sandakan
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Sandakan