Review of Air Asia flight Kota Kinabalu Singapore in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK 1791
Class Economy
Seat 22A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:20
Take-off 20 Jan 14, 14:35
Arrival at 20 Jan 14, 16:55
AK 115 reviews
TerryYong
By 3347
Published on 30th January 2014
Chinese New Year Night Market and Sunday Market along Gaya Street

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And not to mention the local food and cheap seafood!

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Day for the flight back home. We took a taxi from our hotel for another rip-off RM30 (all taxis charge the same!) for the 15min ride to the airport Terminal 2, where Air Asia and some other budget airlines depart from.

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Most of the check-in/bag-drop counters are dedicated to Air Asia. Apparently Cebu Pacific and Easterjet also operates from Terminal 2.

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Drop our bags (laden with frozen seafood) and verified our PIY (print-it-yourself) boarding passes.

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A few souvenir and convenience stores at the check-in area, including a frozen seafood shop!

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Destinations AirAsia flies to from Kota Kinabalu. Apparently it is not updated as they now too fly to Hangzhou, Bali and Manila from KK too.

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After having a coffee at a café, we proceeded through security and immigration into the waiting lounge, where it is made up of rows of seats and over-priced duty-free shops. Think KL's LCCT. Judging by the number of people in the waiting area, it is gonna be a rather full flight!

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Our plane getting readied.

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20 January 2014
Air Asia
AK 1791
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
9M-AHW
Budget Class


Boarding via the traditional way again. No airbridges at Terminal 2. We chose to board from the rear stairs instead.

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Seats at the rear of the plane.

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Its smoking!! Lots of condensation from the aircon vents.

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View from window.

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Legroom at row 22 seems to be a tad better, but still cramped.

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All pax boarded rather efficiently and doors were closed on the dot. Rather full flight! Flight time was announced as 2hr and we were pushed back.

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Had a rather lengthy taxi to Rwy02, passing the newer but looked deserted Terminal One.




And took off at the intersection. Nice view of the islands off KK!




Pulau Gaya

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Climbing through the clouds. Not too good and slight bumpy weather enroute.

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After takeoff announcement and cabin view.




Immigration cards given out and crew started distributing the pre-ordered meals. Again, lots of pre-orders today. Crew were generally friendly and cheerful, just like on any Asian full-frills carriers. Due to the number of meals ordered, service took a while.

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Our pre-ordered meals! Again, a mini-buffet! We ordered 2 mains, a burger and a sinful muffin.

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Asian fried rice with satay.

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Sweet and sour fish with flavoured rice. This is a Chinese New Year special, and is delicious! It came in a set with nuts and green tea.

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Cheesy chicken burger. Nothing special. Won't order it again.

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Very sinful and yummy triple-choc muffin, washed down with a cup of hot green tea.

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And some salted nuts after the meal.

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Obligatory cabin shot.

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Napping the rest of the flight away and we were soon descending into Singapore.

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Landed on Rwy 02L a good 10 minutes early.




Just a short taxi to the gate at Terminal One.

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Parked beside a QF A330.

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2 QF A330s seen during disembarkation.

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Verdict

Air Asia

7.4/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Buy-on-board menu9.0

Kota Kinabalu - BKI

7.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness7.0

Singapore - SIN

9.0/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

Again, it was a pleasant flight on Air Asia, and an enjoyable short trip to Kota Kinabalu!

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 5 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Kota Kinabalu (BKI) → Singapore (SIN).


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