to put all our curiosity at rest, we decided to take a ride on the Air Asia carrier, which i am sure is the first low cost carrier that is available in Malaysia. from what i heard, it is a no fuss carrier which means everyone travels in the same class, you don't have to eat what they serve on air, if you are hungry, go buy on your own. there were also rumours that the price is sky high (of course la weii, you are in the air what?!?), but when we checked it out, it is rather feasible la cause judging that you can't make a pitstop anyway in the sky, whatever they serve you should cost that much. as much as rm5 for a pop of 250ml box of juice. of course, we didn't buy any, we brought it all from ground level, smart!!
this was our carrier. i like the REDness of it all. very the sesuai with me, no?
the mad dash: since you are not assigned to any seats prior, then you'll have to make a dash to get good seats. but it does not make any difference though because the seats are all of the same size only. but try not to seat near the emergency exit as we have been warned by the air hostess that the seats can't recline, so sweet of her. since our flight was not full, we could have had the whole row to ourselves, so no worries. we were practically seat hopping.
getting used to the seats: although it is a low cost carrier, the size of the seats are the same as the economy seats on the Austrian Air. so what difference, eh?
the whole carrier has no division of first class, business, or economy. you pay the same, you seat the same. word of caution, try to sit as far away from families with children. all throughout the flight, nana and i were contemplating the ways of how to rid the children on board. i even felt like chucking those screaming kids out the emergency shaft!!
all in all, the staffs were very pleasant, from ground level up to the ones in the air. they are very accomodating and friendly as well. the flight was rather bumpy, not because of the pilot but because of the clouds that were traversing the skies. the landing however was made smoothly by the skillfull handling of the pilots.
Air Asia, kira ok la tu.... 4/5 maybe??