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Review of Air Asia flight Singapore Kota Kinabalu in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK 1792
Class Economy
Seat 19F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:58
Take-off 22 Mar 19, 17:50
Arrival at 22 Mar 19, 19:48
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TerryYong
By GOLD 489
Published on 1st April 2019
Over the past weekend, we made a short getaway to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia. It was not my first trip to the city, and the main purpose of the getaway was for the food, especially the seafood which the seaside town is famous for.

The flight up was on AirAsia, with departure from the brand new Terminal 4. Boarding passes were printed from the self-check-in machines.

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Flight info display. T4 is literally a AirAsia terminal.

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Using my Priority Pass, we visited the Blossom Lounge. I would say this this is the best of all Priority Pass lounges at Changi Airport, offering better ambience and F&B then the many other SATS Premier and Dnata lounges at T1-3. The lounge is also used by premium pax on VN/KE and some others.

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Salad bar

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Hot food and noodle bar

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Sandwiches and desserts

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Alcohols

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My food selection. All were rather good, and way better than the T2 SATS Premier Lounge.

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Being the KE lounge for its premium pax, KE's inflight magazines are available on the magazine racks as well.

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About 25min prior to departure, we headed to the gate, where boarding was just about to commence.

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It was a special-liveried A320 today.

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22 March 2019
Air Asia
AK 1792
Singapore (SIN) - Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
A320
9M-AQD
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H59M



Boarding

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Hot Seats with red headrests.

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Normal rows.

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Cargo being loaded.

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Legroom was LCC-ish tight as expected.

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Inflight magazine and BOB/shopping menu.

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Boarding was completed rather swiftly, and it was going to be an almost full flight this evening.

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Pushed back right on schedule.

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It was a lengthy queue for departure with at least 5 aircraft ahead of us.

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Departure from Rwy02C.



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Shortly after takeoff, service started with the distribution of pre-booked meals, followed by sales of snacks, drinks and merchandise.

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We pre-booked 2 meals. Each meal came with a coffee or water. First was the AirAsia signature Pak Nasser's Nasi Lemak. As expected, it was spicy and tasty.

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The other meal was the Nasi Kandar with Chicken Varuval. This might not look appetising, but was delicious as well! Malaysia AirAsia certainly knows how to prepare authentic south-east Asian dishes.

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Flying into the sunset.

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Another view of the cabin.

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There was nothing much else to do for the remainder of the flight, till we approached and landed into Kota Kinabalu Intl Airport Rwy02 ahead of schedule.




Parked at the gate and disembarked.

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SilkAir at the gate beside.

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Verdict

Air Asia

6.9/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu8.0

Blossom Lounge Terminal 4

7.9/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services7.5

Singapore - SIN

9.3/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Kota Kinabalu - BKI

8.3/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

It was a short and pleasant 2hr flight on AirAsia.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Kota Kinabalu (BKI).


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The airline with the best average rating is SilkAir with 7.7/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

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