AirAsia has recently launched the AirAsia Unlimited Pass, which lets you take “unlimited” flights between Kuala Lumpur and Australia, India, China, Korea, and Japan for a year at the price of RM499. Exclusive to BIG members in Malaysia, the pass is available for sale from now until 7 March 2020, with the travel period being from now until 2 March 2021.
As mind-blowing as the prospect of an “unlimited flight pass” sounds, the AirAsia Unlimited Pass comes with a pretty long list of terms and conditions. For starters, the pass is only applicable for direct long-haul AirAsia X flights exceeding 4 hours, with the carrier codes D7 (AirAsia X) and XJ (Thai AirAsia X). The pass excludes flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Denpasar (Bali), Jeddah, as well as Fly-thru routes.
Understandably, the pass is only valid for the base fare and is not inclusive of optional add-ons, airport charges, taxes and regulatory fees, or any other charges. This means that you will still have to top up a little more when booking to fly with the unlimited pass. Note, though, that you can neither earn BIG Points nor can you redeem BIG Points for the purchase of the pass.
Once you’ve purchased the pass, you will be given a unique promo code, which you can then use to redeem one-way and round-trip flights on AirAsia.com or the app, subject to seat availability. Be sure to double-check before booking round-trips because in the event there are no available seats allocated for the pass on the return flight, your pass will only apply for one way of your journey. In other words, you will still need to pay the full fare for the return journey.
All bookings must be made at least 14 days before the departure date, with the last available booking date within the travel period for the pass being 16 February 2021. Once your booking is confirmed, you will not be allowed to make any changes to the redeemed flights.
Additionally, AirAsia imposes an embargo period for the pass, stating that flight redemptions are limited and may not be available on all flights during public holidays, school breaks, and weekends. You are also entitled to a maximum of three cancellations, after which your pass may be revoked by AirAsia. In the case of no-shows, AirAsia will only refund airport charges/taxes.
According to AirAsia, the AirAsia Unlimited Pass is the company’s way of encouraging the nation to fly again, given Malaysia’s current caution about travelling amidst fears of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“This [offer] is unprecedented. However, AirAsia has always been known as the disruptor and we want to restore traveller’s confidence amid the current sentiment towards flying. Travelling is still very safe as long as everyone travels responsibly and is kept updated by World Health Organisation (WHO) or respective government’s travel advice,” said the chief executive officer of AirAsia X Malaysia, Benyamin Ismail.