AirAsia in-flight meals can be something to be looked forward to whenever you travel with the budget airline. It “empowers” you to choose your own meal (and of course you have to pay for it).
The pack comes in the usual red-coloured aluminium packaging. The net weight is 260g. Listed ingredients for Roast Chicken with Cream Sauce includes checken, potato, pumpkin, broccoli, carrot, fresh milk, whipped cream, flour, butter, onion, garlic, leek, salt, sugar, chicken powder, spices and herbs.
Allergen information: May contain wheat gluten, dairy, nut, soy, egg and seafood.
If you purchase the combo in advance via the AirAsia website or mobile app, a small container of Spritzer mineral water will be included together in the meal to you for free.
This is the view that you probably would want to see before you order the food. The portion is quite generous for an in-flight food. However, it is only sufficient if you are not looking forward to have a heavy meal due to the absence of rice in the set.
Step 3: For the particular flight that requires a wheelchair service, choose its origin and destination and look at the charges on this page.
For example, you can find the wheelchair charge for flights between Kota Bharu (KBR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) will cost you RM 63.60 if you pre-book the service or RM 127.20 if you book it at the counter. So, be smart and book early to lighten up the load on your wallet.
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH): The wheelchair service from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching is RM 63.60 (if you book early) or RM 127.20 (if you book at the counter). Therefore, if you are going to use the wheelchair service, please ensure that you book earlier to avoid the extra charge.
AirAsia will be the first airline in Malaysia to use Required Navigation Performance Authori- sation Required Approach (RNP-AR APCH) technology, as reported by an article in The Star (Malaysia).
The said technology is the advanced form of performance-based navigation (PBN) technology, enabling airlines to shorten the flight distance, reduce amount of fuel used and also noise pollution, especially near airports.
AirAsia has been known for its aggressive cost-cutting measures since its days of inception. The news article also reported that AirAsia hopes that it can save up to RM 1 million a year from the technology.
“By achieving significant mile savings, we are able to save on fuel costs and this could be translated to more low fares for our guests,” – Aireen Omar, AirAsia Bhd Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
LANDASAN: The initiative to embark on a new technology is a good move, especially when it involves cost savings. It’s time to other airlines, especially the ailing ones, to follow suit right?
Recently, Tony Fernandes announced three Malaysian Paralympic athletes will be getting free flights for life. In case if you missed it, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi, Mohamad Ziyad Zolkefli and Abdul Latif Romli won Gold medals during Paralympics Rio 2016.
Our paralympic athletes begin to get more coverage in mainstream media, especially after Ridzuan Puzi’s victory last year during IPC World Championships at Doha, Qatar.
Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin also expressed his satisfaction with the victory in his social media channels, Facebook as well as Twitter. He said when he was just starting work as the minister, paralympic athletes were only eligible up to 30% of the original reward amount than what “normal” athletes would get. Using his capacity has a minister as well as chairman of National Sports Council (Majlis Sukan Negara, MSN), he instructed his subordinates to arrange for same reward amount for athletes with disabilities and able-bodied ones.
Unfortunately, people with disabilities need to pay more when they board AirAsia. The image above (taken on 12 September 2016) shows RM 127.20 charge if you “book” wheelchair services in Kuala Lumpur – Kuching flight at the counter. If you book it in advance, you will end up paying 50% less than the counter rate. Abolishing the fee is the best way to show that AirAsia does not only care towards para athletes but also everyone else with disabilities.
Definitely Tony is doing good PR for the company in promoting free flights for the para athletes but given the amount of monthly allowance that they will be getting, we can guess that paying for flights will no longer be a major problem for them. Instead, we have a huge number of other people with disabilities who are having difficulty sparing extra money for the wheelchair fee.
Wheelchair-bound people have never asked to be in that condition. They are already having difficulty in navigating the airport, yet we want to add exorbitant fees to their fare. We shall be more aware of their predicaments in daily life. We ought to make their flight easier.