Air Asia Just Put A Million Free Tickets Up For Grabs
Remember when Ryanair threw a hissy fit about bad coverage and "retaliated" by giving away over a million free seats? This new deal from low-cost carrier AsiaAir has going is just like that, rounded down a few thousand seats. Except this the deal opens up a huge vacation window next summer. And it covers over 70 destinations in China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand. And you don't have to fly on Ryanair. All things that we are very, very in favor of, but let's hear what they have to say:
AirAsia’s regional commercial head Kathleen Tan said when the economy was tough, people looked for traveling options that offered them better value for money. 'With no fuel surcharge and administration fee, this deal offers fantastic value to our guests'...she said to complement the free flights, AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal was also offering deals and packages including “free rooms” in more than 180 Asia-Pacific hotels online.
Fliers who are interested in scoring the seats are advised to head over to the official campaign site for more details, plus of course their main site for further information and restrictions. The campaign site is also where you'll get information about the "free rooms" that come along with the "paid" packages, but let's not get all choosy and sarcastic with air quotes. Eyes on the ball: free flights across Asia.
Tickets went on sale bright and early this morning and will last until Sunday or until they're sold out. They're going to be good for flights between May 1 and Oct 30 of next year so you'll have to plan a little in advance. You'll also be flirting with some of the world's weirder weather patterns, alternating between 90F with intermittent drizzles and monsoons. But if you're angling to get away during our summer months - and if you hurrywe doubt these tickets will be available for very long. Not to get overly technical, but 1 million tickets are .1% of India or China's population. Good luck!
[Photo: jubei kibagami / Wiki Commons]
· AirAsia offering one million free seats [The Star]
· Air Asia Coverage [Jaunted]