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AirAsia X Receives FAA Clearance to Launch Flights to USA

AirAsia X A330. Source: AirAsia X

AirAsia X, the long-haul division of Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia, announced today that they have received clearance from the FAA for scheduled passenger service to/from the United States. AirAsia X is the first Asian budget airline to receive such clearance, and should they decide to actually launch the flights, can potentially stir up the market a bit.…

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Trip Report & Review – AirAsia “Premium Flex” Chiang Mai to Bangkok-Don Mueang

There are almost 100 flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok daily, so it’s a pretty highly competitive route. Since it wasn’t part of a larger itinerary, I had the task of booking this one-way flight on its own. For such a short flight, I couldn’t justify using points and miles, which leaves me with cash…

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AirAsia Trip Report – A Celebration of My Awesome Experience with the Airline

I realize that there is still much pain and sadness surrounding QZ8501, but I thought it would be nice to reflect upon what a fantastic experience I had recently flying with AirAsia on a flight from Bali (DPS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). This updated post was written prior to the Indonesia AirAsia tragedy in December, but was…

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AirAsia X Coming to the US?

AirAsia X has officially applied with the US Department of Transportation for a permit as well as route authority to operate Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Honolulu (HNL) via Osaka, Japan (KIX). The proposed start date would be November 2015 with 4x weekly service aboard a two class A330-300 (Business and Economy). The DOT is…

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“Ice Likely Caused AirAsia Crash” & Flight was on Unauthorized Schedule

Two of the latest developments in the AirAsia 8501 investigation, ice potentially being a likely cause for the crash and facts emerging that AirAsia was not authorized to fly the route on the day of the incident. Without the black boxes and a full investigation by the Indonesian transportation authorities and their international counterparts, it seems…

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Ridiculous AirAsia Video, Potential Water Ditch, & No Life Jackets

This video might be more ridiculous and unnecessary than the sensationalist pieces currently airing on CNN. Reuters has put together a reenactment to demonstrate how AirAsia QZ8501 may have depressurized mid-flight. It includes a cabin breach, a passenger being thrown out of the cabin, and that same passenger losing their clothing while falling through the air. In…

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