Some of the pre-flight privileges that are included with a Premium Flatbed ticket on an AirAsia X A330 flight are priority boarding and check-in, which allows you to get to your seat well before anyone else. If you are departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 you also get access to the AirAsia Premium Red Lounge, where you can sit back and relax before your journey. Unfortunately, this is AirAsia’s only lounge.
AirAsia also gives you a generous checked baggage limit of 40 kilograms. Before boarding, there is a dedicated Premium Flatbed counter for your convenience.
With a Premium Flatbed ticket, you are able to change your flight an unlimited amount of times up until two hours before your original departure time and four hours before your new departure time. It is important to factor in the time difference though. Once you have landed, you also get your baggage before everyone else.
Frequent flyer perks
While flying with AirAsia you have the opportunity to earn BIG Points with the AirAsia frequent flyer program. If you are a member of the BIG loyalty program you can earn points at an even higher rate with a Premium Flatbed booking. With the opportunity to earn more the further you fly, AirAsia is an airline to consider for your longer journeys.
On the A330 there are only 12 Premium Flatbed seats available, arranged in two rows in a 2-2-2 configuration. The seats are around 152cm long and almost 60cm wide. You can control the angle of your seat with a handheld remote. There is plenty of legroom available while in the upright position, although there is no extra storage apart from a small cubby underneath your armrest.
There are toothbrush kits available in the forward lavatory and you’ll also be provided with a comfortable pillow and blanket. You are welcomed with hot towels and a complimentary water bottle once you have settled into your seat.
There is no in-flight Wi-Fi or built-in monitors available for in-flight entertainment. Instead, AirAsia offers their Xcite Tab, a 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet for rent that has a wide range of entertainment options available, including television, new movies, music, games and magazines. You can reserve one online for $11 or rent one on board for $14. Stock is limited when it comes to these tablets, so if you definitely want one, pre-book. The AirAsia inflight magazine is also available in the seat pocket.<
After your complimentary bottle of water, there is a wide range of drinks and snacks available on the flight, but you have to pay for these as they are not included in the ticket price. There is one meal included in the ticket price and you can choose whether to have an early dinner or a late breakfast. The kind of meal will depend on when and where you fly but traditional Malaysian dishes are always on offer, such as nasi lemak.
With this airline you can fly to a variety of destinations, including Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei and Kathmandu. For this guide we’ve listed some of the Australian flights to Osaka, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
|Flight path||Flight code|
|Sydney–Kuala Lumpur||D70221, D70223, D70220|
|Perth–Osaka (Kansai)||D70233, D70237,D70537|
|Gold Coast–Beijing||D70201, D70207, D70313|
|Melbourne–Hong Kong||D70213, D70215|
If you’re looking for a low-cost, safe and punctual airline, you should look no further than AirAsia. The comfort and relaxation that is provided by Premium Flatbed is something to look forward to once you have settled into your flight.
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