I’m planning all of my travel for my December vacation and couldn’t believe my eyes when Kayak pulled up a $47 dollar ticket from Singapore to Langkawi, Malaysia on AirAsia. I clicked over to the AirAsia website and sure enough, there was the $47 fare. Not only did I find the $47 dollar fare, but I actually found a fare on the next day for $7.59. I could not believe my eyes; this had to be too good to be true.
I proceeded with the purchase. What I quickly discovered was that there were a lot of add-ons. The taxes were actually more than the ticket at $30.38. One checked bag added $19.41. A seat assignment added $12.66. OneWay AirAsia Insurance (which I could find no way to opt out of) added $5.06 and finally, a $4.22 processing fee brought the ticket total to $79.32.
So, my $7.59 ticket ended up costing $79.32 after all the fees. Still, I can’t remember the last time I bought a ticket in the US for $80 so I consider this a great deal!
I’m planning a more detailed blog post about my December vacation and how much I will be spending in air fare overall.