Budget International Family Destinations for 2019

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

When you’re traveling with your family of three or four or five people, following the crowds to traditionally popular destinations can bust a budget, especially if you’re headed out of the US. Instead of Venice or Hong Kong during peak season, we have a list of alternate destinations that may be just what you need …

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AirAsia Wants to Become a Travel Technology Company

Written by Melanie Lieberman @ The Points Guy

Asia’s largest low-cost airline is looking to jump-start new technologies aimed at making travel easier. AirAsia announced Monday morning that it was establishing a venture capital fund designed to support start-ups that can help create a “travel technology ecosystem” in Southeast Asia. The goal, AirAsia’s CEO, Tony Fernandes, said in a statement, is to leverage …

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Air Asia Is Being Sued By Malaysia Airport Authority For Refusing To Pay Increased Passenger Fees, Countersues For Operational Deficiencies

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Air Asia is currently embroiled in a feud with Malaysia’s Airport Authorities and have now been sued for MYR 36 Mio. in outstanding Passenger Service Charges by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). Air Asia’s CEO Tony Fernandes announced last December that the carrier would no longer collect the enhanced passenger service fees and henceforth not […]

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This Asian Airline Plans to Open a Fast Food Restaurant Serving Its Inflight Menu

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

This might be a first. AirAsia’s CEO is planning to open a fast food restaurant featuring the Malaysian airline’s onboard menu. “Our food is fantastic,” said Tony Fernandes, Air Asia Group’s CEO, on Larry King Now last Friday. “We believe in it so much that we’re going to start a fast-food restaurant out of it. It’s called …

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The Best Destinations in Asia for Families

Written by Elen Turner @ The Points Guy

Asia is a natural destination for adventurous family travelers. It’s generally safe, the people are welcoming of children, there are rich cultures and cuisines to explore, and there’s a diversity of experiences, from relaxing beaches to pumped-up cities. But Asia is such a huge place that it can be hard to figure out where is …

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The Growing List of Kid-Free Travel Zones and Destinations

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Traveling with kids can be fun, crazy and — just perhaps — a little loud and chaotic. Adults-only destinations and resorts are hardly a new concept but, over the last few years, no-kids-allowed policies have been spreading beyond resorts to include airplanes and cruises. (And by the way, the newest splashy kid-free destination in the …

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Air Asia Allegedly Evicted Passengers From A Delayed Plane Through Air Condition On Full Blast

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Passengers of a delayed Air Asia flight allege the crew used the air condition system to evict them from the plane after they refused to leave the aircraft following a 4 hour+ ground delay. Eye witnesses allege that the carrier used the effect of the condensing, cool conditioned air and loud noise to scare people […]

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Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes Apologizes For (Former) Malaysian Government Propaganda Flight

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes has issued an apology video for his decision to allow an Air Asia aircraft to be outfitted for a propaganda flight of the recently toppled Malaysian government during the election campaign. Fernandes was apparently in hot water with the ruling party due to his Air Asia X chairwoman being supportive […]

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Air Asia Passenger Confronts ‘Self Upgrading’ Woman On Hong Kong Bound Flight, Situation Escalates Quickly!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Occasionally there are passengers that assume all unoccupied seats are up for grabs no matter if they are actually in a different cabin class, including premium seats. In one such case involving Air Asia a passenger who purchased for premium seats loudly confronted a shameless ‘self upgrader’ en route to Hong Kong and it escalated […]

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Air Asia Flight From Perth To Bali Dives 20,000 Feet Shortly After Losing Cabin Pressure

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

A shocking experience for passengers of an Air Asia Indonesia flight from Perth, Australia to Bali as the aircraft lost cabin pressure and lost 20,000 feet from it’s cruising altitude a short while after take off. Passengers and crew were obviously shaken from the incident but were lucky as the cockpit crew was able to […]

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Hilton Honors Air Asia Up To Triple BIG Points For Stays July 14 – September 30, 2017

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Hilton Honors AirAsia Up To Triple BIG Points July 14 - September 30 2017Hilton Honors has launched new promotion for Air Asia BIG program member stays between July 14 – September 30, 2017. BIG members can earn triple points for their stays in Australasia, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea, and double points worldwide. You can access and sign up for this offer on Hilton’s website here. READ MORE:[…]

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Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2017 and Beyond

Written by Julian Mark Kheel @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like schedules and aircraft, among other things) may …

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Air Asia Passenger Loses Wallet On Plane, Security Officers Steal His Credit Card And Go On US$5000.00 Shopping Spree

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

An Air Asia passenger who had left his wallet on the aircraft after arriving at Bali Airport was in for a shock when he later found out that one of his credit cards was missing and racked up roughly US$5000.00 equivalent in charges. The incident was then traced back to two Air Asia Aviation Security officers[…]

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