Air Asia Compliment - Nice Trip from Singapore to Thailand
I recently flew from Singapore to Chiang Mai, Thailand on this economy airline and thought I would do a little write up.
First of all, the flight only cost $140 round trip. I wasn't expecting much, but I went ahead and sprang for the up-front seats for the additional $12 SGD (about $7-8 US). First of all, you get to board first, a plus when you have carry-on luggage. I had 3 seats all to myself on a plane that was 95% full in back. I was able to put the arms up and sleep for most of the flight. The seats on the entire plane are leather and very comfortable. They don't recline very far, but the flight is short so it doesn't really matter. In some cases, I would say these seats were superior to many other carriers I have flown on.
The airline also charges for food, water and checked baggage, but for a 2 1/2 hour flight, I didn't need to pay for anything additional. I only brought carry-on luggage and ate before the flight. (They have a sign that says you cannot bring food or water onboard.) The plane was very clean too. The flight attendants were very pleasant.
Both flights took off a few minutes late, but we arrived on time at both destinations. Boarding was not over-organized, and it went smoothly. All in all, I really can't find a thing wrong with this airline. It safely took me where I was going and the price was right.