Travel Tip: How to Book a 300 Peso One way All-in fare in Airasia for real
Make sure you have nothing to do for the next hour or so. If you get distracted, you might not be able to find the promo fares you are looking for.
If it’s not available on the date you selected, click on View by Month to look for dates with promo fares. Now this is the part where you have to focus. It took me maybe 20 minutes to find the promo fare for this example but I’m not too picky with the travel date. Remember: not all the dates you prefer will have a promo fare, so you have to keep looking at other months. There will be promo fares bound to show up. Just be vigilant.
Once you find the perfect travel dates with promo fares, click on the promo fare for both depart and return trips. Your total will show up on the right side of the page. Click continue.
When booking check-in baggage, my advice is to get the check in only for the trip back in case you bought souvenirs.
And if you're not planning to get a lot, just go for the lowest check-in which is 15 kg for 170.
For this example, I selected the 15 kg one and added 170 PHP to the total.
It costs 300 PHP. If you want to, of course you can get it. But it beats the point of getting cheap fares. Click on Checkout to pay for your trip.
The total in my sample trip is now 770.
600 for the Round trip and 170 for the check-in baggage for the return trip.
Now depending on the payment method, there will be a processing fee that will be added to your total.
Paying with a credit card will add 134.4 for each passenger each way. Since the sample booking I clicked is just for 1 passenger, the processing fee is already 268.80 making the total amount 1038.80 PHP. Imagine how much this will be for a booking of more than 1 person.
Big Mastercard and Big Visa has zero processing fee, but I don't have either. I don't think these are available in the Philippines.
Paying with Airasia’s EZpay has zero processing fee and will even give you a discount for baggage fee of 26 pesos. But this service is not available in the Philippines.
Paying thru Payment Partners has a lesser amount for Payment fee. The Payment fee is 134.40 PHP per passenger. But it’s still a considerable amount. Another downside of this option is that you have to make sure to pay for the booking within 12 hours of clicking purchase on the website. This could be a problem if you don't have any of the Payment Partners near your area.
Payment thru Internet banking or Direct Debit is still the BEST way to pay for a trip in Airasia.
Trust me. Right now it’s not showing any additional processing fees. Let’s click on Purchase to see the next screen.
On the next screen, select BPI Express Online/Mobile Fund Transfer option from the drop down menu.
Then enter your BPI Expressonline email address
Just follow the instructions on this page to pay for the trip thru Fund Transfer.
After Validation, you're all good to go.
Once you are booked and paid, all you have to do is wait for the Itinerary email from Airasia. It only takes a few minutes. Once you receive it, you're good to go! :D
And there you have it. Booked and ready travel. I hope these steps help you in your search for the cheapest fares.
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