29 Oct '14, 12am

Why I love budget airlines

Why I love budget airlines

You might be familiar with Air Asia’s slogan, ‘Now everyone can fly’. Well, it might not be entirely true, but there’s no denying the fact that budget carriers like Air Asia have enabled many to fly, and some for the first time. Air Asia My first flight on a budget carrier was in 2005, on what was then known as Tiger Airways. At that time, budget airlines were a new concept to Singapore and because they had just started operations, fares were really cheap. My friend and I bought return tickets to Phuket at less than S$80 each, inclusive of taxes. Tiger Airways I remember that there were no assigned seats on the flight, so if you wanted good seats, you had to be at the boarding gates early. The legroom on the plane was also much less than on traditional full-service carriers. And let’s not even talk about food and drinks or the lack thereof. But at the low fares they were c...

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