28 Dec '12, 10am

Where @AirAsia introduce MANDATORY checked luggage fees for Indonesian flights. Stinks more than locker full of durian

I only found this out when I tried to book a domestic flight in Indonesia today with Southeast Asian low cost carrier AirAsia that there is now a MANDATORY checked luggage fee of 40,000 rupiah per passenger. This fee is payable regardless of if you have to check bags or not. When I quizzed AirAsia on Twitter about it, they said: "@travelfish Hi,pls note mandatory 15kg checked baggage apply to all Indonesia domestic flights. Details http://www.airasia.com/ask/template.do?id=583 " MANDATORY On that page it reads in part: "Why is Indonesia AirAsia including checked baggageweight of 15kg for domestic flights? We have realized that many guests end up paying for baggage at the airport at a higher rate than if they had prebooked it online. To save you cost and make travel cheaper than ever we have now made it a mandatory add-on feature for all domestic travel bookings." So I gues...

Full article: http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/indonesia/20559_aira...

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