Aerial Photos: Flying DMK-MDL

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

After a nice, but quick, stay at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and a wonderful breakfast at the Grand Club Lounge, it was time to make our way to DMK Airport (Bangkok‘s “other” airport) for our non-stop morning flight to Myanmar. Aerial Photos: Flying DMK-MDL Click here for more posts on Thailand Click here for […]

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You can now eat airplane-inspired food at this restaurant in Malaysia

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Few people go out of their way to eat airplane food. But, then again, most people would probably say they don’t go out of their way to eat McDonald’s, either. And in that comparison, the CEO of AirAsia sees an opportunity for airline meals. Tony Fernandes announced last year that he wanted to turn the …

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5 reasons Asia is the best continent for short-haul flying

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Picking up my life and moving to China barely a day after graduating college has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, as it’s provided countless opportunities for personal growth and to learn what makes the world’s most populous country tick. I’ve also spent much of that time analyzing the differences in commercial …

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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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