How I booked 7 international flights for under $180

In February 2014, AirAsia’s BIG Points Deal was on, in which they offered some FREE and many very discounted fares for travel between Oct 2014 to June 2015, they were also offering free products in the purchase of their services, like the Ultra-light jogging stroller. I had ZERO points on my BIG Points account, therefore I searched for those flights which offered flights for Zero Points.

airasia-bigshotdayAfter a little planning, I booked following flights:

  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) return,
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Yangon (RGN) return
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Phnom Penh (PNH) return
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN) one-way

all for travel in Jan/Feb 2015. I only had to pay Airport Fee and Taxes which amounted to a total of Pak Rs. 18,000 (~$180). There is a catch though, these flights only included the hand carry baggage allowance of 7KG plus a laptop bag/hand-bag.

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When this was combined with my flight originating and ending in Pakistan, it costed me a total of around Rs. 81,000. Just to have an idea how cheap it was, the return flight ISB-SIN costs at least Rs. 80,000.

Such deals keep coming every year, so it is suggested that you subscribe to their email alerts or sign-up for BIG Shots here.


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