A few days ago, Malaysian carrier AirAsia launched its Asean Pass, giving its guests an unprecedented opportunity to travel across Asia for just $160 per month.
With the Asean Pass, AirAsia passengers will be able to be the first ones to get low-cost flight fares to Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam.
Asean Pass Versions and How to Earn Credits
The carrier has offered two versions of its Asean Pass.
First, basic AirAsia Asean Pass costs $160, and the passenger gets 30 days of travel and 10 flight credits. For $290, one can get AirAsia Asean Pass +, which will give him or her 60 travel days and 20 flight credits.
Credit points will be based on two main factors: how far the route is and how difficult it is to fly on. As such, flying on a Bangkok-Phuket route will net one flight credit in each direction, while the Bali-Jakarta route is worth 5 flight credits each way.
To be able to enjoy this deal, the customer will have to book a ticket at least two weeks before the flight is scheduled. This will require some advance planning, but AirAsia has left an option of transferring the ticket to someone else, like a family member or a friend.
The deal also allows traveling the same route only once in a month. For instance, if the traveler books a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, he or she won’t be able to book that same flight later that month again. AirAsia hopes that this will prompt its guests to mix up their travel destinations a little bit.
Here are a few benefits AirAsia promises with its Asean Pass:
- Guaranteed amount of credits to redeem flights, regardless of fare changes
- No processing fee during redemptions
- Earn BIG Points upon flight departure.
For more information about the Asean Pass, such as how to purchase it, or how to redeem points, visit AirAsia website.