Posts tagged airasia big sale 2013
Here is my analysis of AirAsia’s next Big Sale or Zero Fare Sale for 2nd half of 2013. This analysis is based on my years of traveling and using AirAsia’s services. I even won a trip to Manchester in 2008 for my efforts.
The GDS or Global Distribution System of an airline seat and booking system is very straightforward. The system is globally connected and allows user or agents to reserve, book, a seat; make a search, check availability – so on and so forth. So what is the secret behind AirAsia’s GDS system?
Some logic that Einstein wouldn’t have patented! Look at your calendar. It has 365 days spread collectively into 12 months. Similarly the GDS or booking system in AirAsia’s seat will have to be based on the Gregorian calendar.
Look again. Destination and date. I’ve chosen Bandung since it is one of the hottest destination in AirAsia’s routes. How to tell it is one of the hottest routes? There are 4 flights per day on this KUL-BDO route. Bangkok is even much more in demand. Hot routes mean more choices, More >
AirAsia Airfares Promotion Release Q1 2013 coming this week for next year’s (2013) month of February, March, and April 2013.
I’ve compiled a thorough multi-year data of all AirAsia Zero Fares Promotion, and AirAsia Big Sale Promotion – see my featured article here: http://denzukefinance.blogspot.com/2011/02/airasia-zero-fares-yearly-promotion.html
Now the big question as usual is when is the next Big Sale or Zero Fare Promotion?
Before I get on to the details of the analysis, here is a rather sad news. Zero Fares has been discontinued since 2009. There are several reasons – one is being the ambiguity of the word “zero fare” means many uneducated guess (and guests?) assumed it is mightily a zero dollar ticket. Which is untrue, isn’t it? There is never a free meal. Zero meant that the starting fare is truly zero, while a customer’s “final price” will have to include several distinct and acceptable charges. Namely, administration fee, airport tax (this does not go into AirAsia’s coffers but to the respective airport, both destination and source) and additional cost if required – baggage, airport bus ticket, meals.
Well the good news is that the replacement is called Big Sale. This still means tickets are offered at low fares albeit not a numerical zero. More >