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Average price of a return ticket

RM 472 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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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: "Not being cancelled and delayed"

Cons: "I paid more than 1500 ringgit for the bags, although the booking of the trip was comprehensive. Unfortunately the site disappointed me"

Pros: "Helping and immediate response."

Pros: "The MAS stewardess was really nice & helpful"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Cons: "Better treatment of luggage. Better business class service. Food was poor."

Cons: "Did not departure on time"

Cons: "I was incorrectly charged credit card fees by BudgetAir as I paid via debit card and they never replied to my emails or answered the phone. This caused stress as my bank account went overdrawn. Cannot recommend BudgetAir at all. Appalling lack of customer service. Avoid like the plague!"

Cons: "No seat back entertainment. Very old plane."

Pros: "Crew and food was amazing"
Cons: "Landing could be more softer"

Pros: "crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage."
Cons: "cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit."

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

Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"

Pros: "easy securityand boarding at kl"
Cons: "food bland"

Cons: "The pre boarding security was a mess and poorly managed in Kuala Lumpur."

Pros: "Excellent as well!"
Cons: "Everything good as well."

Pros: "New plane and spacious."
Cons: "No choice in meal for breakfast. Only one type available. Ran out of red wine. White wine wasn’t chilled. Poor service, no water was offered on a long flight. Have to ask it."

Pros: "Everything. Just a simple, very short haul flight: nothing too complicated."
Cons: "There was nothing to fault."

Cons: "They changed my seat without telling me and the new seat has a faulty video monitor and also a faulty USB port.. no compensation received.. terrible airline"

Pros: "We paid for extra luggage for check in but we were allowed to carry them on board due to the short stopover duration of the connecting flight. Thanks for the much needed flexibility!"

Pros: "Overall is great"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The food was good on this flight . The entertainment was good I managed to get a good sleep as well."
Cons: "The beer offered was in a pre poured glass I could have asked for a beer from the drinks trolley however i wanted a vodka and tomato juice I couldn't see any so didn't bother asking"

Pros: "I was surprised to board an A380 to fly from KUL to BKK"
Cons: "In Bangkok we had to get off on the field to board a bus"

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

Cons: "Seat back didn’t stay upright so it was uncomfortable when I wasn’t trying to sleep."

Pros: "Air conditioning"
Cons: "Not much of a meal and serviced quick then picking up paper before finished eating"

Pros: "Very quick transfer of my luggages in KL"

Cons: "For 50 min flight we waited 45 mins in taxi"

Cons: "All good, short flight"

Cons: "Incorrect information of boarding gate reflected on the boarding pass for the third time already. And to make it worse, this was the most difficult problem that me and my friends encountered throughout all the flights that we took. We nearly miss this flight as we actually went to the boarding gate that was reflected incorrectly on our boarding pass as stated earlier. There was also an unannounced delay. Flight estimated departure is at 1720HRS, but the flight only took off 1750HRS."

Pros: "The cabin crew."
Cons: "Again, incorrect information of boarding gate."

Pros: "Attendants were kind."
Cons: "Frequent delays to flight timings, and it was hard to find where the flight gate was as I couldn't find one on the screen. It was a little bit crowded. No food was given (probably because it's only 50mins flight but I wished there were snacks or drinks given for us)"

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.."

Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Too hot onboard"

Cons: "Malaysian is known the world over for its great food. It's a pity Malaysia Airlines MH=Malaysian Hospitality doesn't extend to serving simple, good food. The pastry was nothing but a lump of dough with tasteless fillings, and the main meal was atrocious. Everything else was mediocre, except the crew, who were friendly and warm as always,"

Pros: "Most of it, especially having a meal on such a short flight."
Cons: "Could do with more legroom, tall people exist"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "Food. Arrival arrangements (although this may be out of the airlines control - slow immigration, disorganised luggage collection."

Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than an hour. We had problem getting the attention of the crew as all of them were just hanging around the galley."

Cons: "We had a 4.5 hour delay due to weather conditions at Heathrow. Although the airline could not avoid this. I feel being kept on the plane for the duration before a 12 hour flight and a further 4 hour connection, was too much."

Cons: "my bag failed to arrive in bkk till next day and had been broken into at kl airport .bkk said this happens every day at kl never fly malaysia again!."

Cons: "2h+ delay"

Cons: "Losing my luggage"

Pros: "Cabin crew, smooth flying"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The flight was delayed 1.5hours"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "The plane was nice and new. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "Toilets could have been cleaned more frequently."

Cons: "Bags didn't arrive at the destination"

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

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

Pros: "Gate area was good, boarding quick and arrived on time. Crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Poor quality food especially the breakfast "snack". Unable to take water on board and tiny serves of water and other drinks left us dehydrated. Far too many ads at the start of entertainmen. Repeated for each selection."

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

Cons: "Flight delayed."

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "Attentiveness and comfort passenger for any incident."

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

Cons: "No wifi as advertised"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "GROUND STAFF LETTING ME CHECK IN AS I HAD NO BAGS AND WAS GIVEN HALF HOUR TO GET ACROSS 4 TERMINALS TO MAKE FLIGHT. MISSED BY 5 MINUTES AND GROUND STAFF VERY UNACCOMODATING"

Pros: "Crew was quick to serve any on-board item I ordered. Happily served with a smile"
Cons: "I’ve been traveling with AirAsia since quite a few years, but recently AirAsia flights are being delayed quite often. This is not how budget airlines usually work. They’re known for their on-time operations. I hope AirAsia works to improve on this issue."

Cons: "The AC created so much smoke that I couldn’t see the stewardess during the safety instructions"

Cons: "the ground crew at departure lounge and arrival lounges are plain stupid. giving wrong info of departure gates. arriving crew didnt open the door .. buzy with handphone"

Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"

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

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."

Cons: "On time"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "International travelers should not use Air Asia because of baggage limitations and application of excess baggage charges. It operates as a commuter airline."

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

Pros: "Great experience"

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: "Very understanding and helpful flight crew"
Cons: "Such a poor on time record"

Cons: "Luggage check-in weighs luggage 22 kilos more than its actual weight and I was asked to pay almost RM650 ~ ($170), when I was asked to recheck they had to pull my luggage back and that took almost 40 minutes to later know that they made a huge mistake! 20 minutes to the boarding time I got confirmation that my luggage weights are correct and given a boarding pass to gate P11. walked to gate P11 and saw no one there, and there were no signs of what was happening, I checked Kayak app then I noticed that they changed the gate to L10 which is a totally different building ( 16 minutes before gate closure ), I had to run the whole airport to go to gate L10. not to mention that flight was delayed by a good 1 hour!"

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: "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."

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: "I will say that the AirAsia crews do save the day. This is my first time flying AirAsia on a 3 leg trip (currently on leg 2) and the crew members have been absolutely awesome and stellar."
Cons: "I’m just a BIG guy so space is my overall complaint. But as my first experience with AirAsia, it has not been a great one. First my initial flight kept being delayed and delayed until it was actually canceled. Then my second leg of my vacation trip, again, delayed and they just had us standing in line waiting to board our flight. Again I give praise to the wonderful crew members for the stellar and comforting service. They truly are the reason I have not given up on AirAsia just yet. Now I do have one leg left, my tip home...I’m hoping that this one will be the overall best experience for my AirAsia. I’m praying for an on time departure, and another wonderful staff and just a tiny bit more leg space. Wish me luck"

Pros: "very on time"
Cons: "chair abit small"

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

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

Pros: "Where is my bag. Please find my bag because many thing inside it."
Cons: "Fail tu makesure customer bag arrival safely"

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

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

Pros: "fast and on time"

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

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: "The flight delayed for 6 hours and when we make inquiry they keep saying will update soon. On top of that, after informing that I'm vegetarian they still insisted me to take kfc. Ended up having wedges and bun."

Pros: "Captain address on delayed update and get free meal"
Cons: "Initialy no staff at gate to update the delay. Passenger left wondering. Luckly received alert from Kayak.com on the delay. Received sms at 9.05pm after 1 hour delay from Airasia."

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

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "All ok"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "13 hour delay worst flight ever"

Pros: "Clean aircraft"
Cons: "Two flights in a row behind schedule ; messed up my vegetarian pre ordered food selections in both flights"

Pros: "定刻運行された"
Cons: "ドリンクの値段が高い"

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