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MAS cheer for online bookings

By M. KRISHNAMOORTHY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is offering discounts of up to 60% on online bookings for one million domestic tickets from next month until July 31 next year.

Its managing director Idris Jala said the new fare structure was on a one-way basis. Existing full fares have been increased by an average of 15% and 30% for economy and business classes, with multi-tiered fares offering discounts of 10% to 60%.

The nine different fares cater for the different market segments and are classified as business, business plus, economy, flex saver (higher fare), flex saver (lower fare), saver plus, websaver (a) and websaver (b). Under websaver (a), a ticket has to be purchased 10 days in advance, and under websaver (b) 14 days in advance.

MAS' revised one-way economy class online fares start from as low as RM59 for travel within Sabah and Sarawak, RM69 for travel within Peninsular Malaysia and RM99 for travel between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak.

MAS will waive the RM14 in administration fees per sector for online bookings.

Economy class one-way fares transacted through MAS' 24-hour Call Centre and traditional distribution channels start from RM79 for travel within Sabah and Sarawak, RM89 for travel within Peninsular Malaysia and RM149 for travel between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak.

The “micro-segmentised” fare system has been rationalised for the domestic network covering 23 routes.

“Although full fares for economy and business class have been raised to a weighted average of 15% and 30%, respectively, our customers will continue to enjoy one of the lowest domestic airfares in the world,” Idris stressed.

He said that from the airline's research, Malaysia was second to Thailand in terms of average domestic fares. It costs RM0.63 per mile in Thailand and RM0.71 in Malaysia while Japan is the highest at RM43.41 per mile.

“When we reviewed our domestic fares, we took into consideration that the travelling public wanted more affordable choices. We went through cost-cutting measures that positively affected both our Business Turnaround Plan and our fares,” he said.

In addition to the fares offered through traditional distribution channels, the airline has also introduced fares exclusive to its website www. malaysiaairlines.com.


In addition, the airline is continuing its existing discounts on normal economy class fares for senior citizens, MPs, the blind and disabled, students, the media, and the security forces, as well as for family travel.

Resource from The Star

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Sad to see how company can go to the extend of earning minimal profit just to stay alive

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Staying alive is one thing.

I am more concerned with their safety. I hope the amount allocated to aircraft maintenance is still the same.

MAS has had a 100% safety record, I would love to see it the same way as it is.

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Their aircrafts are old, you cannot expect nothing to go wrong even with highest level of maintenance. When parts failed, they failed, and that can be at anytime.

Maybe they should start rebuilding their flight plan strategy to cater and full utilise their aircrafts rather than just flying just for the sake 'this is the capital we must fly through it'

Just for political sakes, as we all had argued before, on why they wouldn't contribute any direct flights straight to Kuching instead when they have to transit in KL even when they know it would be more economical to just send everyone straight home.

Too greedy is another problem, well they thought wrong, more flights does not secure profits, but more cost.

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Too greedy is another problem, well they thought wrong, more flights does not secure profits, but more cost.


I disagree.
more flight DOES secure profits IF the seats are fully booked

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Their aircrafts are old, you cannot expect nothing to go wrong even with highest level of maintenance. When parts failed, they failed, and that can be at anytime.

Maybe they should start rebuilding their flight plan strategy to cater and full utilise their aircrafts rather than just flying just for the sake 'this is the capital we must fly through it'

Just for political sakes, as we all had argued before, on why they wouldn't contribute any direct flights straight to Kuching instead when they have to transit in KL even when they know it would be more economical to just send everyone straight home.

Too greedy is another problem, well they thought wrong, more flights does not secure profits, but more cost.
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Every aircraft have lifespan, and if this is maintained properly... problem are less likely to occur. A good airline company will retire their aircraft early or ahead of the lifespan to prevent unwanted problems.

As for MAS, same thing happened to Airasia before, Airasia also almost went bankrupt right? Give MAS some room to rebound, they have sold off their main building in KL.

I think with proper management, they will come back to life.

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Too greedy is another problem, well they thought wrong, more flights does not secure profits, but more cost.


I disagree.
more flight DOES secure profits IF the seats are fully booked


But problem is, they dont provide enough flights when seats bookings went off the roof, eg, Local flights in Sarawak during the Chinese New Year, and the rest of the time, when they dont have to put up so many redirected flights, they are just wasting.

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Their aircrafts are old, you cannot expect nothing to go wrong even with highest level of maintenance. When parts failed, they failed, and that can be at anytime.

Maybe they should start rebuilding their flight plan strategy to cater and full utilise their aircrafts rather than just flying just for the sake 'this is the capital we must fly through it'

Just for political sakes, as we all had argued before, on why they wouldn't contribute any direct flights straight to Kuching instead when they have to transit in KL even when they know it would be more economical to just send everyone straight home.

Too greedy is another problem, well they thought wrong, more flights does not secure profits, but more cost.
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Every aircraft have lifespan, and if this is maintained properly... problem are less likely to occur. A good airline company will retire their aircraft early or ahead of the lifespan to prevent unwanted problems.

As for MAS, same thing happened to Airasia before, Airasia also almost went bankrupt right? Give MAS some room to rebound, they have sold off their main building in KL.

I think with proper management, they will come back to life.


Talking about MAS's Focker airplanes, has been serving for almost 3-4 decades, time to 'retire the aircrafts' and replace with a new 'focker' if possible. They are so unreliable the overhead compartment shelves are shattering when take off, happens to their Boeing aircraft as well.

Even for their international flight boeing that I took, was shattering during take off, and the trap door flipped open dropping one of the laggauge and luckily one passenger managed to break the law, took off the seatbelts, stood up and close the door at take off!!!

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Talking about MAS's Focker airplanes, has been serving for almost 3-4 decades, time to 'retire the aircrafts' and replace with a new 'focker' if possible. They are so unreliable the overhead compartment shelves are shattering when take off, happens to their Boeing aircraft as well.

Even for their international flight boeing that I took, was shattering during take off, and the trap door flipped open dropping one of the laggauge and luckily one passenger managed to break the law, took off the seatbelts, stood up and close the door at take off!!!


Planes like everything else has wear and tear. After a specified time period the parts will be changed with new ones. In theory...

If you think Fokker 50 is bad... try the Twin Otter.. well its not that the planes are bad. I mean, how many have crashed? They are small and agile planes. Of course being small, you feel every gust of wind. Why do we need small planes? Cos not all the airports in Malaysia have large runways for larger fleets of aircraft.

That sounds like negligence of the cabin crew

LUGGAGE not LAGGAUGE

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Sorry, have problems spelling Luggage and Language :p

Lets just admit the F-50 is old, anything could happened anytime. I am pretty sure there are many other small new people aircraft in the market, it is whether they want to get it or not.

When someone bring up issues regarding safety, there is nothing wrong to argue that the F-50 is indeed, old aircraft, and the safety risk of these aircraft? very low, it is just a fact!

If safety by all means is not all that important to you, I am pretty sure the ancient old Fokker would be sufficient to fokker you up to your destination without much concerns :)

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