Air Asia Monthly Pass
Air Asia is the first airline that offers customers monthly pass. Sounds awesome, right?
Travelling for around Asia with no limits.
Well… It’s not as amazing as it sounds at the beginning. But still it’s worth to give it a try.
Here’s what you should know about Air Asia Monthly Pass before buying it:
1. It’s valid for only ASEAN countries:
Which means it’s not available for everywhere in Asia. You can’t go for example to China or Japan on Air Asia Monthly Pass.
2. All the tickets must be booked at least 14 days in advanced.
Last minutes flights are not possible.
3. You still have to pay for taxes and big check-in luggage.
It shouldn’t cost more than $30 though.
4. Air Asia Monthly Pass is strictly non-refundable.
You can’t go on the same route twice. For example if you go from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, you have to come back in a different way (e.g. fly from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi and then to Bangkok).
5. Flights are limited to the amount of credits you buy.
You can buy either 10 (for $160) or 20 credits (for $290).
Domestic and short flight ‘costs’ 1 credit. The most expensive route takes 5 credits.
In practice, you can visit at least 3 countries for 10 credits.
We took 6 flights for 10 credits:
- Bangkok- Penang (1 credit)
- Kuala Lumpur- Hat Yai (1 credit)
- Hat Yai- Bangkok (1 credit)
- Bangkok- Bali (1 credit)
- Bali- Singapore (3 credits)
- Singapore- Krabi (1 credit)
We were traveling with big check-in backpacks and we paid around $200 for everything, including taxes.
So the total cost for 6 flights, including taxes, was $360 per person. On average only $60 per flight, which is awesome.
More about routes and credits, you can read here.
6. Tickets are limited in time.
10 credits are valid for 30 days and 20 credits for 60 days. The time is counted from the first flight.
Rules for Air Asia Monthly Pass are quite complicated. But we were calculating costs and it is really nothing better you can buy if you want to travel around Asia.