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1. Posted by TrineKvist (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Hey, has anyone booked their tickets with AirAsia to Australia from London?
I've checked it out,
London - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - Gold Coast (brisbane?)

But the plane from London in scheduled to arrive at 2020 and the plane to the Gold Coast depart at 2140, would you book it straight to the Gold Coast, our would you spend a night in Kuala Lumpur and go to Australia the next day?

2. Posted by Craig1984 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Yes I booked my flights with AirAsia fly to KL on 1st Sept and then onto Melbourne 8th Sept chose to stay in KL for a week as my flights overlaped had choice of spending 10hours in airport or spending a day in Kl then though what the hell gonna stay for a week. I would advise you to book your second flight the next day and spend 1 day in KL as AirAsia close the checking desk 2 hours before take of plus if you did get on the flight you will get the worst seats if a seat at all as AirAsia like most airlines will overbook

3. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 7y

If you have the time why not stay in KL for a few days and check the place out (thats if you haven't been allready).
Recharge your batteries and relax as that's one long flight to Oz form London. Get a few extra stamps in your travel book too

4. Posted by TrineKvist (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Thanks for the replies :)

But can't i just check in all the way from London to GC?
I've thought about spending time there, but I'm going back to travel SEA after I've been in Australia and thought I'd spend some days in Kuala Lumpur before heading home. But I might just have to rethink that :)

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting TrineKvist

But can't i just check in all the way from London to GC?

Unfortunately no, you can't. AirAsia, like any other budget airlines, only do point-to-point service for your check-in even if your next leg is also with them. So it's best that you allow yourself a day

There's a budget hotel (operated by AirAsia's sister company) at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at KL International Airport if you don't want to go to the city. But going to Kuala Lumpur by bus is only RM9 (less than £2) and takes just over an hour.

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

Quoting TrineKvist

would you book it straight to the Gold Coast, our would you spend a night in Kuala Lumpur and go to Australia the next day?

I recently did a trip throughout Asia on Air Asia (I got about 9 seperate Air Asia flights) including flights from Australia to KL and retuning back to Australia. I would definitely advise staying at least a night in KL maybe even more if you want to actually see a little bit there. I had one of my flights cancelled and put on another the best part of a day later. Every time I went to the airport I would look on the flight departure board and about 5 or more flights would be cancelled or delayed by quite a while and nearly all would be Air Asia flights. I know the flight the night before I was due to depart Macau was cancelled due to the bad weather. One of the people I work with had done a similar thing and had 2 out of 5 flights cancelled/put on to a much more inconvenient time.

7. Posted by Rodamo (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Ok,so We've booked from Perth To KL.then KL to UK ( About 3 hrs later), so my Question is,.....if for some reason we dont get the connecting flight,due to delays etc,do they reschedule your ticket/flight,or are you left alone in the airport to find your own way to UK?

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2009, at 21:14 by Rodamo ]

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9. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting Rodamo

Ok,so We've booked from Perth To KL.then KL to UK ( About 3 hrs later), so my Question is,.....if for some reason we dont get the connecting flight,due to delays etc,do they reschedule your ticket/flight,or are you left alone in the airport to find your own way to UK?


Only 3 hours apart on an international connection?! That's way too close. Even for regional (SEA) connections, I always advise minimum 4 hours just to be safe. AirAsia is a point-to-point carrier.

Quoting AirAsia FAQ

In the event that I miss my onward flight as a result of my first flight being delayed, will AirAsia put me on next available flight or refund my ticket?
Answer :

We will use our best efforts to avoid delay in carrying you and endeavour to adhere to published schedules in effect on the date of travel. However, AirAsia is strictly a point-to-point carrier and shall not be responsible to you for any connecting flights or any loss incurred.

I want to make a multi city booking. How can I do it?
Answer :

Our website only supports booking of travel either on a one way or return flight only. For multi-city booking, please contact our call centre or visit our sales office for assistance. Please note that we are strictly a point-to-point carrier and shall not be responsible to you for any connecting flights. We shall not be liable to you for your failure to meet any connecting flights.


What happens if I miss my flight with AirAsia or AirAsia X?
Answer :

If you fail to check in on time or fail to board the aircraft by the time the aircraft departs, the fare you paid will not be refunded to you. You will have to purchase a new ticket to travel on the next available flight.

Source: http://www.airasia.com/site/en/faqSearch.jsp?key=cat&param=p&category=7338e925-c0a8c8b7-4703c000-6248bfc7


So technically, they won't do anything for you (except selling you another ticket) if you missed the flight. But contact them first to ask for advice before you try to change your flight (KUL-STN) to at least the next day.