You Must Be Kidding: Travel 10 Countries in Southeast Asia from SGD 209

You Must Be Kidding: Travel 10 Countries in Southeast Asia from SGD 209

Travellers and bargain hunters rejoice, the budget-saving AirAsia ASEAN Pass has finally been launched! From just SGD 209, this pass allows you to travel to 10 countries across the ASEAN region.

Always wanted to do that backpacking trip across Southeast Asia but never had the funds to do so? Are you yet to experience the diverse culture and heritage that only SEA offers? Well, this is your chance! Airasia has announced the launch of it AirAsia Asean Pass as of today, and from the bargain price of SGD 209 for 10 credits, you can be jet-setting your way around this part of the world for that once-in-a-lifetime trip. Here are just some potential routes you can take on this pass:


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A major boon of this new Asean Pass is that it allows travellers who purchase it to enjoy flights on over 148 routes across all 10 Asean countries at a fixed-rate! This includes must-go destinations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

It is poised to be a game-changer in travel for the region, as it drastically reduces the wild fluctuations in ticket prices caused by various exchange rates in flux. In these times of financial uncertainty, any form of stability in expenses and airfares is definitely more than welcome (the fact that this pass offers massive savings is of course a huge draw in itself).

The new pass is really convenient for travellers as well, as it acts as an open-jaw ticket from destination to destination. Traditionally, one-way tickets are much more costly than a return ticket, which often results in precious time wasted trekking back to the original point-of-arrival to catch the returning flight. AirAsia’s pass affords you the flexibility of return flights if you’re only concentrated around one location, or the alternative open-jaw option which allows you to be more flexible and creative with your travel itinerary.

Another upside to this innovative new concept pushed forth by AirAsia is the system in which the value of each ticket and flight route is looked at. No longer are travellers at the mercy of airlines, who are often notorious for inflating airfares for popular tourist destinations and flight routes. AirAsia instead determines the number of credits a particular route will cost based on the flight time. Flights with duration below 2 hours will cost a traveller 1 credit, while flights above 2 hours will cost a traveller 3 credits. Some quick calculations reveal that a one-way flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur could cost you around SGD 20! Talk about a good deal!

AirAsia is also removing all fuel surcharges from their ticket prices effective 26 January 2015, and are pledging to “continue to keep our fares low to make flying affordable to everyone”. To make your purchase of an AirAsia Asean Pass, all you need to do is login to your AirAsia BIG Shot account and follow the simple instructions.

What are you waiting for, get out there and see what ASEAN has to offer!

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Nicholas Teng

A firm believer in the concept of the grass is always greener on the other side, Nicholas has therefore been chasing the greener grass for the longest time. So far it has remained tantalisingly out of reach, but with time on his side, he hopes that one day the greenest grass will indeed be found.


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