Sale: 20% off all AirAsia seats across its entire network
Yes, even premium flatbeds.
Low-cost airlines have a habit of tempting holidaymakers with sale after sale but lately it feels like Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has been dominating the deals department.
Over Chinese New Year it dropped flights to China to $297. It then continued the discounts with last-minute commutes to select South East Asian destinations from $129.
Just when we thought it couldn't do any better the airline has now slashed 20% off all seats and all flights across its entire network.
This includes low fare economy and premium flatbed fares on flights operated by both AirAsia and AirAsiaX.
AirAsia flies from Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth and has routes to popular destinations such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Auckland, Penang, Phuket, Manila, Bali, Cebu, Singapore, Colombo, Chiang Mai and Male.
While all these routes are included in this sale travel must must be taken between 7 February and 31 July 2017 and some peak periods are excluded.
The largest date restrictions with this are on flights to and from Colombo, Mauritius and Wuhan. Broken down: flights to/from Colombo are available only from 7 February to 15 March 2017, flights to/from Mauritius are only available from 7 February to 25 March 2017 and flights to/from Wuhan are only available from Kuala Lumpur from 22 March to 31 July 2017.
While it may be natural to nominate a return flight when searching for fares, AirAsia has a tendency to overcharge for return bookings. To avoid this and save even more, it might be worth purchasing two one-way flights.
For example: flying Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on 24-26 February in this sale costs $568.50 return. Split into two single flights, you'll pay $250 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur and MYR837 (AUD$248) from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. This gives you a total of $498. While that conversion doesn't include fees your bank may charge for an international transaction, it's still a hefty saving overall.
AirAsia also charges a $10 processing fee per flight per person on credit and debit card purchases. You can avoid this by paying with PayPal.
As a low-cost carrier, this price does not include extras such as checked baggage, on-board meals and in-flight entertainment. These can be purchased during the booking process for an additional fee.
This 20% off all AirAsia flights sale ends 12 February 2017. You can browse for available seats here.