Review of Air Asia flight Kuala Lumpur Singapore in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK 703
Class Economy
Seat 29A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 00:50
Take-off 26 Sep 09, 12:45
Arrival at 26 Sep 09, 13:35
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koresh
By SILVER 937
Published on 25th November 2017
Trip Report : Kuala Lumpur - Singapore on Air Asia

Airlines: Air Asia (Malaysia)
Flight :AK 703 KUL - SIN
Reg : 9M-AFW "Petrobras"
Aircraft: Airbus A320-216
Dep - KUL :12:45
Arr - SIN : 13:35
Flight time : 50 minutes
Distance: 300 km (187 miles)

Introduction

This trip was undertaken in 2009. This report is a return trip. To enjoy the previous flight read here : Singapore - Kuala Lumpur on Air Asia

After few days, visitng Ipoh, Malaysia, it was time to return to Singapore and back to Sydney.

Trip Video: Air Asia 9M-AFW AK703 KUL-SIN

Do watch to view of some retired aircrafts.



Returning from KL. Having prepaid the bus when the air ticket was purchased. went to the KL Sentral to get the bus to KL LCCT.

Bus Schedule

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Scenery along the way to Airport

Took as long as the flight to reach the terminal. The drive is was long about an hour. This is one reason many locals take the bus to Singapore / vice versa. I took the flight for experience.

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Direction

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Toll information

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Roadside view

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Houses

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Cyberjaya

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Palm Plantation

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Close to airport

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Airport direction

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LCC Terminal

Low Carrier Cost Terminal has separate entrance for arrival and departure.

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Passenger pick-up area

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Arrival Terminal

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Schedule Decorated for EID

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Check-in

Apologies for blurred pic, was dark area. Check-in counter was S9.

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Flight Schedule

In Bahasa Malay

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In English

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View of Check-in Counters

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View of Information Counter

immigration was located behind the glass wall.

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Towards immigration and security

The terminal was not busy at it was mid-day.

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Waiting Area

Was out of immigration and security within no time into the waiting area. With time to spare. View of the LCC Terminal.

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Airside view

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The terminal had a small shopping area.

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LCCT Schedule

Air Asia dominated the terminal.

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View from waiting area

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Gates

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AK 703 KUL - SIN gate

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AirAsia X

Once boarding was called, hed the boarding pass checked. Then it was a long walk through to the aircraft.

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Air Asia

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AK703 to Singapore

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Boarding

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Engine view

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Boarding was slow, got time to take a top view shot.

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Pushback

Once boarding was completed, it was time for pushback. View of passengers walking to aircraft.

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Window view

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View of the Air Asia X aircraft

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Next in queue for departure.

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View of runway

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Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRG at the main terminal

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Overview of KL Airport

For departure, watch the video.

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Flying South on the way to Singapore

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KL Airport

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At cruising altitude. Once the flight had stablised, the crew began the buy on board service. As I didn't have a order moved on the next passenger.

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A320 Cabin

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Seating

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Heading towards Malacca Straits

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Menu card

I didn't order as had planned to have lunch after arriving in Singapore.

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Window view

Being a low cost carrier, only entertainment was looking out of the window. Soon was overflying Johar State, the southern most part of mainland Malaysia.

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Cabin view

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Cloudy Skies

As the flight got closer to Singapore hit cloudy weather. Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia receives thunderstorms around Mid-day

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Descending towards Singapore

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Taxiway view

Watch the video for landing. had a long taxi to terminal 1.

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Taxi towards gate

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Remote Bays

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Thai AirAsia arriving

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Air Mauritius

After arriving at the gate, parked next to Air Mauritius

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Baggage transported from Air Mauritius

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Jetstar pushback

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Arrival at Gate

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Disembarkation

The female captain was at the door to see off passengers. As seen in the photo.

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Many flights together at Terminal 1. Long queue for immigration for Foreigners / other passports. An Indonesian guy took photo of the queue, he was asked by immigration officer to delete the photo.

Would had to wait atleast 1/2 hr in the foreigners queue to be serviced.There was no one at the Singaporean / PR counter. I immediately headed for that queue. Welcomed by immigration officer, she offered a sweet, asked where I'm coming from, scanned my passport. As i didn't have checked baggage, Was out in 5 mins.

Had lunch.Looking for a hotel, headed towards Crown Plaza.

Singapore Terminal 3

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Planned to stay at the Crown Plaza as I was travelling next day. The Crown Plaza Hotel was full because of F1 in Singapore. Took MRT to the city, left my bags at the hotel and went to enjoy the outdoors.

Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of trip

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Verdict

Air Asia

6.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

5.6/10
Efficiency6.0
Access5.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness5.5

Singapore - SIN

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Air Asia is a good airline to travel point A to B without the frills. Being low cost, everything had a price. Crew provided customer service as required. Being a short flight, I didn't require any interaction except Hi and Bye.

I booked the ticket as the flight was cheaper than taking the bus.

KL LCCT was a functional terminal with minimal facilities. It has been replaced with a new LCC Terminal.
Singapore Changi Terminal is easy to access, clean and efficient. The flight arrived at a busy time, the immigration queue was long. As I didn't have to wait for long it was efficient for me.

Overall was happy with the level of service for the price I paid for this trip.

Information on the route Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Singapore (SIN)

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