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AirAsia, care to explain yourself?

So I was looking at flight tickets the past few days on AirAsia and I stumbled unto something that completely took me off guard.

If I was drinking something, I’d probably have spurted it all out in my disbelief.

Or choked on it in my horror.

You might want to swallow that drink first before reading on.

 

Are you ready?

 

It was THIS:

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A DOMESTIC flight ticket from BINTULU to KUALA LUMPUR cost THIS MUCH???!!!

It’s only a 2 HOURS flight!

The usual price for the Bintulu to Kuala Lumpur route is a few hundred ringgit.

Is there something special about this particular flight that it cost that freaking much??!!

And it’s WITHIN THE COUNTRY, MALAYSIA – or did someone forget their History and Geography lesson when fixing the ticket price?!

Well, here’s a Geography and Mathematics lesson for you.

Disclaimer: I have nothing against Australia. (I would love to go to Australia in the near future.) I’m just using it as an example to state my point.

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Bintulu is in indicated by the green arrow.

Kuala Lumpur is indicated by the red arrow.

Both are in Malaysia.

Now, Gold Coast is indicated by the yellow star. And Gold Coast is in Australia.

So, tell me kids, by looking at the map, which distance is further if one was to fly?

From Bintulu, Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Or, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast, Australia?

No brainer right?

Of course, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast, Australia is further!

While Bintulu to Kuala Lumpur is a 2 hours’ flight, according to AirAsia’s flight schedule below, Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast takes 8hours:

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So WHY on earth is Bintulu to Kuala Lumpur flight as expensive (and even more so!) than if one were to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast??!!

To make myself clear, this is not an argument of “we can always use another airline if it’s too expensive” but it’s a matter of being charged REASONABLY by airlines for the routes that they provide. Especially in the case of us in Borneo (the island where Bintulu is on, just fyi), my fellow Sarawakians and Sabahans, who have limited options to fly anywhere if we do not first fly to Kuala Lumpur.

And so, by what logic is such a price like this justifiable?

AirAsia, care to explain yourself?

Note: Ticket price correct as at time of writing.

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Linkin Park Concert tickets selling fast!

18 days & counting down to the Linkin Park ‘Living Things’ World Tour Live In Malaysia 2013 Concert…

AND the RM95 (M3) and RM550 (The Pit) tickets are ALREADY SOLD OUT!

The band will play at Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil on August 19 at 8pm & is expected to attract 5,000 regional fans to flock to Kuala Lumpur. Linkin Park is set to impress domestic and overseas crowds with this being the summer holidays for most nations so they can stay to enjoy the many attractions offered in Malaysia. The nearly a decade much-awaiting concert will surprise fans with Linkin Park vowing to give its best through its stage performance and rock with fans! This is a huge attraction both domestically and regionally as the band is exclusively touring Malaysia in this part of the SEA region.

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The tickets that are still available are: free seating – RM195 (M2) & RM295 (M1); and free standing – RM350 (Playground Zone), RM450 (Rock Zone) and RM680 (VIP). Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketcharge.com.my or by calling (+60) 3 9222 8811. For more concert information visit www.linkinparkmalaysia.com.my or www.facebook.com/thewonderlandplus

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The concert is organized by The WonderLand+, supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) an agency under the Ministry of Culture & Tourism Malaysia; sponsored by Ford Fiesta and Etiqa Insurance Berhad, Co-Ordinating Partner Impresario Music, Music Label Warner Music Malaysia, Official Radio Station hitz.fm, Supporting Radio Station ERA fm, Official TV Stations TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, Official Cable TV FOX International Channels, Official Hotel Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Promo Partners KKBOX, Speedy, Rock Corner, Club 99, Lifestyle Mobile Platform LINE and a joint-effort with AirAsia in promoting the concert.

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AIrAsia Special Promotion For Linkin Park Fans!

Are you flying or booking your flights to Kuala Lumpur between now until 18 August 2013? If you are then you’re in for a special treat!

Check it out!

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AIrAsia Special Promotion For Linkin Park Fans To Catch The Concert In Malaysia

Linkin Park is exclusively touring Malaysia in this part of the SEA region as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are not included in the tour AND AirAsia travelers flying in to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City can enjoy 10% discount of concert ticket(s) during the promotion and booking period from 19 July 2013 until 18 August 2013!

Linkin Park ‘Living Things’ World Tour Live In Malaysia 2013 is organized by The WonderLand+ will take place at Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on August 19 at 8pm. Ticket prices are categorized into free seating – RM95, RM195, RM295; and free standing – RM350 (Playground Zone), RM450 (Rock Zone), RM550 (The Pit) and RM680 (VIP).

Check out the previous post for more details on the Concert.

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Linkin Park is coming to Malaysia!!!

Calling all LINKIN PARK fans – especially in Brunei!

Only a flight away from here, this is as good as it gets!

After almost TEN years, LINKIN PARK IS COMING BACK TO MALAYSIA!!!

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Come and watch them LIVE!!! They will be kicking off their ‘LIVING THINGS’ World Tour on August 19th at Stadium National, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 8:00pm!

Comprising co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, DJ and programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, the award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band, LINKIN PARK is exclusively touring Malaysia in this part of the SEA region as Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore are not included in the tour!

Definitely NOT an opportunity to be missed!

LINKIN PARK ‘LIVING THINGS’ World Tour Live in Malaysia 2013 is organized by The WonderLand+ and ticket prices range from BND40 to BND 283 as follows:

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Ticket prices are categorized into free seating – RM95, RM195, RM295; and free standing – RM350 (Playground Zone), RM450 (Rock Zone), RM550 (The Pit) and RM680 (VIP).

Even better, there will be an early-bird pre-sale from 21st – 30th June with a 10% discount on all tickets! So purchase your tickets SOON at www.ticketcharge.com.my or contact (+60) 3 9222 8811 or visit www.facebook.com/thewonderlandplus.

LET’S ROCK!

Some LINKIN PARK facts:

  • Sold over 50 million albums worldwide
  • The biggest band on Facebook (over 53 million fans and counting)
  • Since the release of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the US Alternative radio chart.
  • Now with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century!
  • In 2005, LINKIN PARK founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects.