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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)

High season

July Most popular time to fly (19% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

RM 188 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

RM 39 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 66 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu was found, on average, 24 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 62% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

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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: "Supper was very average , one slice of pizza , that’s it"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Vegetarian Food need to Improved."

Cons: "MH hospitality has gone down. Those days they were the best of the best. Now, there is hardly any hospitality at all. Very disappointing."

Pros: "The staff was really nice when I asked for the green tea they make sure you get it"

Cons: "Food need to be improved"

Pros: "Comfort"

Pros: "Comfort and food."
Cons: "Some flight attendants could ve friendlier."

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

Pros: "Amazing crews"
Cons: "Nice seats"

Pros: "ok"

Cons: "There were no vegan options available. I think that was my fault though because I did not set one up in advance. Would be nice if they offered one anyhow."

Cons: "If the assigned seat reclined. I had to Move to a different seat which Worked."

Cons: "Better range of entertainment as the options were a bit dated and mediocre"

Pros: "we had extra legroom travelling with an infant"
Cons: "the staff could have been a little considerate when serving food to you while you're holding a sleeping baby"

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "No"

Cons: "Flight through kul was delayed. 3 security checks having to go out to another terminal meant immigration check twice. Not enough time for connection. Therfore, i not only missed the fight to India, the two remaining connections... Not good day, now I have to pay rebooking on 3 flights to get home!!!"

Pros: "The Malaysia Airlines crew hospitality is world wide known and I experienced it myself during this flight"
Cons: "I sit in 2K of A350-900. Though it is known as a throne seat, there is an error on the installation of this seat. The foot rest that comes up and supposedly joined with the ottoman to make up the flat bed is too long so this seat never can actually go to full 180 degree mode."

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"

Pros: "Smooth process all the way from check in to seating to disembarkation"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Bathrooms could be cleaner."

Pros: "The crew was extremely hospitable, and the food was excellent."

Cons: "Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier"

Cons: "Worst business class seat in the air. Departed 90 minutes late due to mechanical issues"

Pros: "Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok."
Cons: "level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "2 times flight per day"

Pros: "The airline better than the budget ariline"
Cons: "The agency that booked through not so cooperative and complicated"

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."

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

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

Cons: "aircraft a bit old and my remote control was broken, lunckily my next seat was not occupied, so I can move to next seat and the seat a bit old and decline angle so limit. if compare with business class seat of other airlines, it's a bit not up to standard."

Pros: "The hospitality of the staff Smooth sailing process"
Cons: "The food and the seats and leg room is too small especially for larger people"

Pros: "Smooth flight, great entertainment"

Pros: "Friendly staff, smooth ride, easy boarding"

Pros: "Everimg went smoothly, from check in to boarding and flight. The ground and flight crew were helpful."
Cons: "Nothing for this trip"

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"

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: "Connecting Time"

Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "At least, they let me know the first delay but no further information was given to the 2nd delay. Also, neither the ground not on board staff seemed to be interested in Passagiers. Was a short flight interrupted by diverse visual ads and PRs.."

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

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."

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"

Cons: "Delayed again. 5 flights of people crammed in gate area 81 - 84. Ridiculous"

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

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The delayed flight and consequently lost luggage afterwards."

Cons: "Incorrect information of boarding gate."

Pros: "Staff onboard were good"
Cons: "Many hours delay at Miri, MAS staff abandoned posts so they didn't have to deal with passengers. Apalling service"

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

Pros: "Nothing I like"

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

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

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

Pros: "Checking in goes well"
Cons: "after booking, air asia changed the flight schedule back teo hours. Then on travel day the flight was delayed another hour. So we arrived around midnight. Air Asia Is somewhat annoying as they’re always trying to sell you something during the flight"

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

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: "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."

Pros: "The flight was okay, service was okay."
Cons: "Could be better if the departure was on time rather than delaying too much without clear explanation."

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: "good budget airline."
Cons: "seats are very close, legroom is uncomfortable"

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

Cons: "Food and beverages are not free. Even water cost money so you might as well bring your own. Also they advertised free WiFi but as soon as logged in you have to pay."

Cons: "Very specific about weight of bags"

Pros: "Quick turnaround."
Cons: "The crew wasn’t available during boaring in the cabin rather chit-chatting with fellow colleagues at the AFT galley."

Cons: "3 hours flight delay"

Cons: "I was charged $183 USD for the same bag that was free on Malaysian airlines. Huge extortion rip off."

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

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

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

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."

Cons: "Lazy crew"

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

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

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: "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: "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: "Assistance in check in"
Cons: "After early boarding still wait like 30 min plus seating in plane"

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

Pros: "Price. Number of flights."
Cons: "The 7kg hardline AFTER doing the document check nearly caused me to miss my flight thus potentially missing a connection. If AsiAsia are going to keep to this 7kg hardline they really need to do it across all airports and do it during the document check so the number of queues costumers are subjected to are minimized. I did purchase extra weight when purchasing the ticket however that weight MUST be in checked bags only. No margin here for discussion. Perhaps HotSeat passengers are less scrutinized??? This all may be just some transitional pains here and other airlines may follow the same model but in my 200+ flights on Nok Air this has NEVER happened. In fact, they (Nok) have NEVER weighed my carry on bag. Such a shame as the rest of the flight experience was above average. This hardline approach will be an issue if they continue until they beat their customers into taking or leaving it in my opinion. First AirAsia flight for me so the vets reading this will be smiling quietly to themselves ;-)"

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

Cons: "No free entertainment and did not eat on flight"

Cons: "One hour delay on runway"

Cons: "Flight delay for almost 4 hour"

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."

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: "Price"
Cons: "All ok"

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

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

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."

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