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|April||Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)|
|February||Most popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|RM 223||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
|RM 45||or less|
The average direct flight takes 20h 05m, covering a distance of 291 km.
There are 48 (direct) flights between Tawau and Kota Kinabalu per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Malaysia Airlines (RM 1,234)
AirAsia (6 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
When flying out of Tawau you will be using Tawau, often referred to as Tawau Airport. You will be landing at Kota Kinabalu, also known as Kota Kinabalu Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seat belt"
Cons: "Supper was very average , one slice of pizza , that’s it"
Cons: "Food need to be improved"
Cons: "They should giving out headphones for business class to use the entertainment system"
Cons: "The selection was rather dated as I travel very frequently I noticed it. Otherwise it would probably be fine for most"
Pros: "Our luggage missed the connection but the situation was well handled"
Cons: "The plane was old but the flight was inexpensive"
Cons: "very delayed flight in addition slow flying what should have taken 52 minutes ended 1 hour 20 min to add to that poor cabin crew management of Business Class disembarking excruciating slowly added another delay of 20 minutes!"
Cons: "I am more than pleased with the service I received, keep up the work Kind regards Shane"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "I was given a window seat but without a window. I felt I cannot breath. I saw many empty seats around"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Everything. Bad business class food. Old movies. No inflight service."
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!"
Pros: "Smooth process all the way from check in to seating to disembarkation"
Cons: "lost my luggage. after they found it, they took a week to deliver. no response to my claim for compensation"
Pros: "The crew was extremely hospitable, and the food was excellent."
Pros: "The crew are friendly and reliable."
Cons: "The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals."
Cons: "It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point"
Cons: "Worst business class seat in the air. Departed 90 minutes late due to mechanical issues"
Cons: "Toilets should never be wet."
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"
Cons: "Crew service"
Cons: "No seat back entertainment. Very old plane."
Cons: "The KUL to DPS leg was on one of the oldest planes I’ve flown. A 737 with no seat back screens. They handed out 2 inch thick “tablets” in Business class, with no touch screen and only a handful of 10 year old movies."
Pros: "excellent staff"
Cons: "ship needed cleaning"
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."
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: "Everything was smooth. MAS staff attitude has changed to the better tremendously. Friendly staff, orderly boarding, pilot announcements were clear with good command of English."
Cons: "BKK to KL flight food needs some improvement. Presentation and taste. I had the fried fish with rice. But it was really tasteless."
Pros: "Friendly staff, smooth ride, easy boarding"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Left late with no explanation"
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."
Pros: "Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach."
Pros: "Excellent as well!"
Cons: "Everything good as well."
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: "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: "The seat I got was certainly comfortable enough."
Cons: "The staff was not enough particular in delivering appropriate food to correct people. In flight KL to Auckland, vegan food was served when Indian vegetarian food was requested. Long queues at boarding in KL."
Pros: "None that I like!"
Cons: "Flight delayed coming in therefore late departure of over an hour! My outgoing flight was also delayed that I missed my connection at Kuala Lumpur and was put on next flight 4 hours later arriving into Singapore around midnight!"
Cons: "They charged for the ticket but blocked the ticket so i had to buy mew ticket"
Cons: "This is the second time - once on the way to Kuala Lumpur and on the way back that we boarded late and thus missed my connecting flight. Sadly Cathay and Malaysia air (which was the airline Cathay used for the return leg of this trip refused to help and put me on an earlier flight forcing me to stay an extra 6 hrs at the airport while being sick."
Cons: "Delayed again. 5 flights of people crammed in gate area 81 - 84. Ridiculous"
Pros: "Nice thick comfortable blankets. Delicious food."
Pros: "The cabin crew and this was the only flight that reflects the correct boarding gate on my boarding pass."
Pros: "There were choices of foods. I really liked the fact that they considered Korean natives as they gave kimchi together with their dishes. Attendants were polite and kind. 30kg allowance is a great merit too."
Cons: "Frequent delays in flights and changes in timings. There were many passengers and it's quite hard to carry my carrier through the alley. The foods may be in variety but did not taste very nice."
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: "Toilet was not cleaned."
Pros: "Landing 20 minutes ahead schedule."
Cons: "Nothing much to improve as it only 50 minutes flight"
Pros: "Aero bridge availability"
Cons: "Choice to meals like McD mix and match. Can choose other combination of same value"
Cons: "Attentiveness and comfort passenger for any incident."
Cons: "Attentiveness, we were miss for food purchasing was abit rush."
Cons: "No wifi as advertised"
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"
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."
Cons: "Very great crew, thank you AirAsia"
Cons: "Regarding the luggage. Myself need to purchase luggage but some of the people not need to buying. The Airasia staff informing that my luggage and laptop more than 11kg and need to purchasing. This is first time, I hear that laptop including also. As per my view, I had saw some of the people more heavy and biggest than me but still can go through. It is because I am foreigner and they are local person."
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: "We arrived safe"
Cons: "Left large with no explanation. Uncomfortable. No entertainment or free food. I mean none"
Pros: "The price is very affordable and flight was very good in take off and landing."
Cons: "Seats was very tight and uncomfortable!!!"
Pros: "Flight was v smooth"
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: "Delays, and not entertainment"
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: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"
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: "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"
Cons: "It was a night flight. Inflight light was on almost throughout the entire flight."
Pros: "On time both times. Ground staff especially very friendly."
Cons: "Nothing we didn’t really not like"
Pros: "On time and very friendly helpful staff. Especially ground crew"
Pros: "Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Flight delayed 1.5 hours, no food offered, deformed seat with no back support"
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: "Personnel very young and friendly - they seem to enjoy their job!"
Cons: "Return flight was delayed over half an hour and we had to stand because the gate area in Penang was too small."
Cons: "Flight delay for almost 4 hour"
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: "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."
Cons: "All ok"
Cons: "13 hour delay worst flight ever"
Pros: "Fuss free Friendly crew Pay for service"
Cons: "Tight seats Food comes in small portions Website user experience"
Pros: "Good music"
Cons: "A passenger suffered a seizure and the crew didn't know what to do. It was chaotic. Also, the pilot did not alert the passenger of potential turbulence."
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."
Pros: "Missed flight because the Air Asia app could not process my boarding pass. Had to leave my arrival Terminal 1 to pass through Immigration to reach Terminal 2 because Air Asia has no counter in Yerminal 1. All this led to a time consuming exercise and missed counter check-in time. Terrible experience."
Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."
Pros: "He flight boarded on tkme"
Cons: "The flight sat on the runway for ages and there was no explanation as to why we took off and landed so late."
Pros: "nothing to say."
Cons: "only food that i received the rice i think didn't cooked properly"