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01 October 2010

AA100M My Honeymoon thanks to Air Asia…..

By Karthik

It was a Sunday afternoon, after my lunch I decided that I have to book my honeymoon package. It was 3-4 months before our marriage (16th May 2010), on the net was wondering should I book it through some travel agent or should directly book through one of the travel sites (so many of them offering air tickets & hotel bookings). My plan was to go to Thailand as it being the most economical destination for honeymoon as I have already spent everything on my marriage & was looking out for discounting my honeymoon. That is where I decided that I will make my own itinerary & save on cost, but after going through lot of sites I was feeling that I would only save little money & waste my time, at that point of time I had heard about Air Asia, it provide cheap travel but from south & east destination in India, I went through the Air Asia site & was quite amazed to see that they were starting there flight services from Mumbai & that to from may, the only problem was the hub was Malaysia & I was thinking of Thailand…..

At that time I was just browsing if anything can be worked out & what I saw was unbelievable, I checked out for a itinerary for Phuket & what I saw was never before price of Rs.32k for tickets for 2 people which included my food, seat reservation, insurance & baggage. I could not believe my eyes at the place I was covering, my trip would start from Mumbai to Kuala Lumpur, from Kuala Lumpur the flight was to Phuket & then from Phuket back to KL & from KL to Trivandrum to my native place. This itinerary not only excited me but my wife & lot of my friends who thought that to travel to all this locations would at least cost minimum of 50 to 60k. This was about my booking the tickets. Eventually my marriage happened & I was supposed to go for my honeymoon. The day I landed at the airport I was amazed to see the quality of the flight, the seat the food & the attendants were all great & I never felt that I am travelling in low cost airline, the best part about this airline was that in all the flights which I took either the flight was on or before time which is rare in normal flights. I was also happy to book my hotel reservation through Air Asia site & got one of the most memorable hotel at a very good price, I stayed at the Pavilion in Krabi & it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed & it made my honeymoon worth a million, all thanks to Air Asia & I will never forget this. The only thing I expect from Air Asia is they should have hubs across south east destination & not just KL as this will ensure that people like us can not only dream to travel destinations but truly make it.

Thanks & Regards,
Karthik Chettiar