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Thursday, 05 February 2009

Short Talk:

AD: Hey everybody! Malaysia Airlines' all-inclusive low fares are back from now till 9th February 2009. Fly to London from RM1,450 while flights to Frankfurt, Rome and Stockholm are going for as low as RM1,500 one way. Better hurry!

ADV: More Flexible Than Plasticman Doing Yoga

The most annoying thing about air travel, is not the crying babies on every flight.

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It is not the smug look you get from those rich first class passengers as you walk pass them miserably towards your economy seats.

Heck, it is not even that overweight bastard seated right next to you, with his bulgy arm monopolizing the entire arm rest and his layers of fat overflowing from his guts right onto your seat.

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Oh wait, that's me.

No, the most annoying thing about air travel, is when you make plans for a holiday six months in advance to go to say, Bangkok. But when the time comes, something urgent pops up and suddenly you can't go to Bangkok anymore.

Maybe some disaster happened at work. Maybe you found out you're allergic to Tom Yam. Or maybe the girlfriend making a big fuss... in which case, it is still okay to go to Bangkok. Can just get a new girlfriend there.

The point is, when something unexpected happens and your holiday plan is ruined, if you wanna change it, suddenly there's this whole change fee and penalty thing to fork out. And those fees aren't cheap, especially if you use low-cost airlines.

Low-cost airlines traditionally built their revenue stream around people changing, cancelling or making last-minute bookings. That is why their fare conditions are extremely inflexible, and that is why their promotion are often several months ahead of time.

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Old-school airlines like MAS are more flexible to changes. Although their fare prices generally cost more, there are always people who are happy to pay for the privilege of that extra flexibility. 

But of course, it's not always that we have to sacrifice flexibility to save money. We are all different types of travellers at different times under different scenarios. And with a revamped fare structure, there's something for the different types of travellers in us.

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For the student / backpacker / "kiam siap" people in us, there's the MHlow Fare to look forward to. It's inflexible because you cannot cancel your flight, but as long as online booking is made at least 21 days before travel, they'll give you 70% off the full fare, even throwing in hot meals and 20kg baggage limit as part of the deal.

But sometimes when they're doing their Everyday Low Fare promotion, like right now, the air fares would be even lower than that.

I just booked my flights for the adidas King of the Road half-marathon in Shah Alam on 2nd August and was shocked out of my red undies when I saw it selling at this price.

 

Bear in mind this is for Malaysia Airlines ok.

Which means I'll get to utilise the KLIA because everyone is saying it's so under-utilised right now!

For the tardy business executive in us, who but can only be certain of our schedule 2 weeks before departure still wanna save money, then MHbasic Fare is more suitable.

The restrictions are almost the same as the previous one, but with 50% discount off the full fare and the flexibility to change your flight if you want. The penalty fee here is also more reasonable at RM65 flat.

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For the loving boyfriend in us, who wanna spoil our girlfriends on a shopping holiday without compromising our tight schedule, it's wiser choose MHsmart. We can book our flight as late as 4 days beforehand, get 20% discount and it even comes with added frills like Enrich points and a large 25kg baggage limit, which she'd find lovely for her shopping.

The best thing is, if you book by phone, you don't have to pay anything up until 48 hours later. So if suddenly you decide to dump her, you can always cancel the trip and not pay a single cent!

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For the hectic businessman in us, whose schedule changes more often than I change underwear, or whose travel expenses are paid for by the company, then it's best to go for the most flexible solution with MHFlex. We get charged the full fare, but we can book anytime we want and change our flights anytime we like without penalty.

It is so flexible that you can even book the ticket first and put it on hold, just in case you need to suddenly fly back during peak periods like over the Chinese New Year to visit your sick hamster.

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If the flight you wanna get to is full, you can even get priority on the waiting list ahead of others. As soon as there is an opening, they will let you on.

Die die also they'll find a way to get you on one lah. If it's urgent, they might even do crazy things like letting you sit on the air-stewardess' lap.

Ok maybe not. But most certainly they'll upgrade you to first class if it's free.

This new fare structure is now available for all domestic flights. International flights will start using them later this month.

But what if you want 25kg baggage limit, Enrich points, hot meals, full flexibility to change your flight dates and STILL pay zero fare?

Of course you can have that too.

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But must be ready to make some sacrifices lah!

Want more info? Log on to malaysiaairlines.com!

75 Comments

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This is a good one especially the last part....

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Thanks Kenny for the Info!!

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FIRST!

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yea .. it's so cheap to fly even with MAS now ... ...

only costs RM200 KL-Singapore .. my god.. cheaper than Singapore buses !! =.="

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The extra payment serve as the insurance oni ma, plus non-full refund means the unrefunded part is meanth to be cancellation fees lor.

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yea finally mas is doing something, way to go after so many years

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Do you change your dress on your bed? Coz it's look very untidy.. or something wild happened on the bed? hahaha

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walauwer ~~!!!
so good oh ~~:P
if i'm not reading your blog...
i'll only "AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRAISIA AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRAISIA AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRASIA AIRAISIA!!!!"
in my mind only :P

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But kenny it doesn't work if you're traveling from KL to Melbourne!

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Yeah... I would go for MAS anytime. They've got the hottest stewardesses in tight kebaya.

Hint: Always go for the aisle seat . They would close the overhead compartment... *salivating*

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zzz

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sweat!!

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thanx for the info dude . .really appreciate it. . . . .

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haha, MAS paid Kenny to lick their ass ah?;p;

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wow just checked and it's really low fares to come to UK..
but my parents cant be sure when they are coming yet!!

i like the pictures.. they make me LOL

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the MAS low fares include a breakfast when i having the morning flight last time. and it's only RM84!!!

that time, i thought it is very cheap already. but now, MORE CHEAP!!! with only RM69 fly from kl - labuan.

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haha! Kenny...
After kena hemtam (not from me... ok) in the AirAsia Labu article now you come out with an article for MAS... anyway thanks for the info... always enjoy reading your posts.

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Good post kenny..and i like the last pic..haha..

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Hi Kenny, thanks for the info. But I can't help to ask: On the hamster photo,is that its penis?

Lol~

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Power la Kenny!!! Have to check MAS out liao lor!

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haha, last pic funny~~ well, seems like mas come to kenny also liao. hah

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Kenny, go get a haircut.

and lets go shopping sometimes.

BTW, i was supposed to be in BKK today.

wtf

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dun wori.. he's getting bald this coming 15th (chk out the header bout the donation)..

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Ermmm Kenny,

Those Thai beauties in pink - are you going there to pick up a new girlfriend or a new boyfriend?

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Great info!

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Choose MAS now! It's simply the best la.... everyone now go utilise KLIA....

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My latest booking, Alor star - KL - Miri - KL - Penang only cost me 220! How cheap is that!!

Even at Hari Raya periods, Airasia quoted higher price than MAS!

So now what?

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wow...now support MAS already

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Do we need to check hamster's genital area to see if it is sick??

Your photo showed that we need to, right? ;p

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LOL..love the free seats on last photo..LOL..!

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Eh kenny...can don't take photos for adverts in your bedroom anot. HAHAHAHAHA i laughed out loud when i noticed the background all the same, then i thought "HEY I HAVE THAT BEDSHEET" HAHAHAHA..

ok sorry if this comment is taken the wrong way :( i really enjoy reading your blog ok so plsplspls don't ban me or something :D

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is ur hamster get wet tail? =.=

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its good nowadays for this MAS offerings...

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LOL....sacrifice...one of the best photoshop

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Kekeke.. I would be travelling with MAS this coming May !! But from KL to Kuching only lar.. :(

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hehehe.. test1, test2, test3..

Just wanna see my pic in the comment box :P

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Overweight bastard with bulgy arm that's you Kenny~~ :/

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why YOU MUST TORTURE YOUR HAMSTER !

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Kenny, you must be another proud user of Nancy Chandler's Map of Bangkok.

*salute*

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Is it just me or the colour scheme for the seats are just too colourful.. it hurts me eyes! Yikes!

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nice one kenny!
informative(despite it's an advert and you get paid for it. haha)

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kennysia
u super contradicting ler
sometimes you promote AIR ASIA
SOMETIMES MSIA AIRLINE
OMG
ARE YOU PAID FOR ALL THESE?

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Wow! thanks for the head up! I just bought tickets for my family total less than 500... .

airasia otherwise quote 7xx ler. budget airline also loose.

More WTF!

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how much will mas donate for operation botak sia

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Its a big scam. When I checked flights from KUL to HKG, I kept getting the higher fares compared to the so-called Rm350 all inclusive fare they were promoting.

Big scam!!

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How much did MAS pay you to blog? Any more ads from MAS in this blog and am gonna really think MAS is cheap, truth is, it is cheaper to fly from Singapore to almost anywhere... almost.

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hi kenny, may i know where to register for the Adidas run???

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I was one of those people who have to fork out a penalty for not travelling on a flight we booked and PAID for in full - traveling AirAsia Melb to KL. We booked our flights nearly 10 months in advance. 1 month later... I got pregnant! DUE on the dates of travel! BLAH! So having experienced this... I will never book travels with a lowcost carrier until... until... I get a hysterectomy...

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Haha! Advert or not, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post ^_^

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u must be very tired for tukar so many baju for this blog post

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Thanks kenny for the heads up. this is indeed fantastic news. Please guys, grow up already. He's just a consumer, like the rest of us who's just done you a big favour in taking his time to post this, simply because it IS a great thing. Not everything is done for monetary reward you know.

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Obviously obviously obviously.

Kenny fcked up by saying nice things about airasia with that whole Labu airport post. And now prolly MAS called him up and said something nasty because he's sponsored by MAS. But I love Kenny no matter what he does. As long as he does it well.

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Thank u for the info..

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wah.. MAS desperatly wan fight wif Air Asia.. let see how AirAsia attack back, i reckon its gonna b cheaper :P

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nice advertorial!
youtube for "cny girl 2009"
see if this girl is cute

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that's Cylipso in Bangkok...
I regocnize the girls... i mean lady-boy..
hehe..

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Hi Kenny, I really look forward to reading your blogs. Always disarmingly candid and funny. Keep it up.
Ps:-I can see you that you have a good heart too despite some of your indiscretions.

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I wish I could earn money like you Kenny.
Good on ya mate!

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Hey Kenny, I love your site but I'm getting frustrated with the loading of the page more and more.

All the pictures don't load and everytime I gotta hit F5 repeatedly to refresh but still there is still problem with the loading of the page. Xiaxue used to have this problem too, maybe you could check with her?

I don't see any direct email link to you so I post it here. Hope the problem is solved soon!

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I love KLIA, please give me that anytime over the warehouse that is LCCT

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kenny, r u going to be posting abt the latest jumping frogs in the country?

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the last part...ROFL!!!

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Wow, nice information there... But I already book all my flights within the one year time...

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This sure is a very useful piece of information for a frequent traveler like me. Thumbs up!

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I'm glad I don't travel with the riff-raff and rabble. First class all the way.

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Kenny u loose weight! @@

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Haha ... airlines fightings?

We, the consumer will enjoy the advantage..
Anyway, when is the next MAS fair?

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This is only valid for domestic flights, right?

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any insurance company want to accept me if i choose the last part...I don't want to be sacrificed. Kenny, any idea

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your ad makes me wanna go. on. HOLIDAY!

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Hey Kenny,

Where can i register for the marathon in August?

Thanks.

kennysia.com

Registration isn't open yet. But check with adidas for more in June or July.

The race day is 2nd August 2008 in Shah Alam.

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Nice advertisement for MAS lol

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omfg did you castrate your hamster or something

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but still if you have small budget you have to adjust your time accordingly

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