First time flying budget. Sin-Mel, which budget airline?

First time flying budget. Sin-Mel, which budget airline?

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Budget Airline

Postby Zann » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:40 pm

May I have your feedback if the following airline usually has the tendency to delay their flight?

- Jetstar
- Airasia
- Tigerairways

Which is the best budget airline?

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Postby AgnesMM » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:05 pm

I have taken both Tiger and Jetstar. Both were on-time (altho most may say Tiger delays).
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Postby hquek » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:31 pm

Took all 3 before. In my case, Jetstar was the worst one with the longest delay (3+ hours before we could take off on a flight to macau); Tiger not far behind in terms of overall experience.

My experience with Air asia ok.

Unless it's REALLY cheap, else, I would only take full service airlines. The (lack of) service is really too irritating - I've ever spent hours on a phone waiting for someone to pick up the line, and I guess I was lucky that someone actually did pickup that phone at the end of it.
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Postby Mrsbongz » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:18 pm

If u do take tiger, pls check ur forms n itinerary carefully. My dh once booked a flight (fri nite dep) n received e itinerary 1min later confirming booking for a sat morning flight. I usually go w budget airlines, but tt was e last time we booked tiger!
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Postby Zann » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:59 am

Just booked some airasia tickets for next year school holiday. Got to transit at KL leh. Really hope everything turns up allright and goes on smoothly now.
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Postby peterch » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:43 am

I fly Airasia almost every week :D Overall I am satisfied wif them. Taking Tiger to Krabi tomorrow, will share wif u all next week then

As quoted by hquek, unless it is very cheap take budget airlines otherwise take full service airlines :celebrate:
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Postby Mrsbongz » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:24 am

Zann wrote:Just booked some airasia tickets for next year school holiday. Got to transit at KL leh. Really hope everything turns up allright and goes on smoothly now.
:pray: :pray: :pray:


Wat i usually do is to make sure I input my email n hp no correctly.. Jetstar will usually notify u of delays etc.. I hope AA will also.. I also have flights booked for next yr.. n BUY your own insurance early.. at least a month early.... very important...
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Postby Zann » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:21 am

Mrsbongz wrote:
Zann wrote:Just booked some airasia tickets for next year school holiday. Got to transit at KL leh. Really hope everything turns up allright and goes on smoothly now.
:pray: :pray: :pray:


Wat i usually do is to make sure I input my email n hp no correctly.. Jetstar will usually notify u of delays etc.. I hope AA will also.. I also have flights booked for next yr.. n BUY your own insurance early.. at least a month early.... very important...


Mrsbongz, is it better to buy from AA insurance or ok to buy from outside, eg ntuc? Do most insurance co cover budget airline delay?
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Postby Mrsbongz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:09 am

Erm i usually buy fr outside, cos i don have high confidence in budget airline's customer service. Every policy is different, so do check before buying. I bought thru a fren, supposed to even cover terrorist attacks :p
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Postby hquek » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:39 am

btw, if you fly budget, make sure you go really early to check in. A friend cut it quite close and was bumped off the flight. It seems you really have to check in 2 hours before as they say; or risk missing your flight.

My sis experienced flight delay with SIA for a couple of hours (think it was 1 to 3) - and already they were given food vouchers to spend at the airport. Now that's what I call service!
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