Beginning today, Malaysia Airlines is giving away zero fares for its domestic fares. There are terms and conditions attached to it; something on the line of no change, no show, no refund, no flight change, no passenger change, etc etc. Best to read their fine prints on their website.
I’m a little surprised that Malaysia Airlines is going this route (i.e. free fares) similar to that of AirAsia’s. I’ve flown both airlines before and frankly, 90% of my flying is done with Malaysia Airlines simply because of less flight delays, no hassle during check in, no need to line up to board the plane, no need to elbow the person next to me who is trying to get the best seating, no need to argue with fellow passengers who booked an entire row for his/her friends, no need to pay for checked in luggage, no need to pay for water or maggi mee.
Now that these 2 airline giants are competing against each other aggressively, I as the consumer wins. Now with this latest offerings by Malaysia Airlines, I get cheap flights with great service. About 15 minutes ago, I’ve just booked 6 seats to Kuching on this offer which cost me RM1,440. I did a quick comparison (kiasu-ness kicks in) with AirAsia’s economy promo price and that ended up with RM1,560.
With Malaysia Airlines, I’m getting best of both worlds.