Flying with AirAsia X

AirAsia X is the Malaysia-based sister company of AirAsia. As a general rule, AirAsia deals with short-haul flights from Kuala Lumpur, while AirAsia X flies long-haul journeys (4 hours or more). The facilities, branding and experience is much the same between the 2 companies.

AirAsia X flies to 22 destinations, including Auckland and Christchurch.

Why Fly AirAsia X?

AirAsia X is one of the cheapest ways to travel, especially for long-haul flights. While extras (such as luggage and entertainment) can bump up the price, those willing to travel without frills can get to Asia and beyond very cheaply.

Despite its low cost, the airline also has a strong safety record, with no fatalities in the past decade.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December, 2017.

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Ways to Check In

Web check-in is available from 14 days before departure up until 4 hours before take-off. This is available to most guests, but not those who are pregnant, travelling with an infant, aged 16 and below (and travelling alone) or those with medical conditions.

Boarding passes can be printed automatically, sent to an e-mail for later printing or sent to a phone as a 2D barcode.

Passengers flying from Kuala Lumpur's klia2 terminal are required to check in themselves. This can be done online or at one of the airport's kiosks, up to an hour before your flight.

Baggage drop-off opens 3 hours and closes 1 hour before a flight.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

Baggage fees are dependent on the route you're flying. These can be paid when you book your flight, by managing your booking online or at the airport counter. It's far cheaper to do this at the time you buy your ticket.

For example, for a flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur, the following fees apply:

AirAsia X checked baggage fees

During flight booking

Managing your booking

Up to 20kg



Up to 40kg



At the airport, you can only add on 15kg at a price of $105.

Passengers are also allowed 1 main piece of cabin baggage (max 56cm x 36cm x 23cm) and 1 small bag (max 40cm x 30cm x 10cm).


As with baggage, seat fees depend on the route you fly, when you pick your seat and what type of seat you want. You're not required to pick a seat, in which case the airline will allocate one for you.

For a flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur, the cheapest option is to buy a standard seat at the time you book your flight ($30), but you can also buy quiet zone seats ($45) or hot seats (up to $119). These are all roughly 10% more expensive if you book them later on.

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