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AirAsia to remove processing fee for credit card, online banking payments

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:58 pm

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KUALA LUMPUR: Low-cost carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday (Jul 30) it will no longer be charging customers who make payments via credit card and online banking a processing fee.

The move will take effect in October.

“We (will) still have some charges to drive traffic to cheaper, safer and less fraudless (sic) methods. But there will be methods with no fees,” said group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes, who tweeted the announcement with the hashtags #technologyrules and #makingairfaresaffordable.

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Post by timmydownawell » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Well that's good. They don't seem to do free seat promos any more (i.e. just pay taxes) but their planes always seem to be pretty full now.
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Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm

Their card fees were always a bugbear of mine. When booking from Australia card fees would be $10.
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Post by timmydownawell » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:33 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Their card fees were always a bugbear of mine. When booking from Australia card fees would be $10.
The article implies that Union Pay has their highest fee, but it's a lot cheaper than the $17 they once wanted me to cough up for using an Aussie debit card.
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Well that's good. They don't seem to do free seat promos any more (i.e. just pay taxes) but their planes always seem to be pretty full now.
They used to have ridiculously cheap fares in quiet periods. Fare sometimes cheaper than the taxes.
But a few years ago they put a minimum prices on tickets. Still cheap if you surf the dates, but never almost free as before.
They seemed to have tweaked the algorithms pretty well tho, as you say Tim, the flights are pretty full these days.

I still get a three seat bed almost every time tho' - you just gotta know the system, be as cunning as hell, have more front than Marilyn Monroe, and be prepared to be ruthless to the point of cruelty.
It's worth it - just to carry that smug smile while everyone else is looking so resentful.
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Post by explorer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:55 pm

Soon they will be offering special seats at very cheap prices.

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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:31 am

Well, it was either us or them.
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Post by Cruisemonkey » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:22 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm
I still get a three seat bed almost every time tho' - you just gotta know the system, be as cunning as hell, have more front than Marilyn Monroe, and be prepared to be ruthless to the point of cruelty.
It's worth it - just to carry that smug smile while everyone else is looking so resentful.
Care to enlighten us as to how?
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:53 am

Cruisemonkey wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:22 am
SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm
I still get a three seat bed almost every time tho' - you just gotta know the system, be as cunning as hell, have more front than Marilyn Monroe, and be prepared to be ruthless to the point of cruelty.
It's worth it - just to carry that smug smile while everyone else is looking so resentful.
Care to enlighten us as to how?
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Post by Cruisemonkey » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:00 am

I can tell you how get the best fare for a cruise (pay less than anyone else), but 'stowing away' is neigh on impossible.

P.S. For me to fly Air Asia, the flight has to 2 hrs. or less. I just did a visa run SGN to KUL... and back... the same day.
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