Last Updated: AUGUST 8, 2019.

AirAsia has announced another SALE for BIG MEMBERS starting August 5, 2019! This is in celebration of ASEAN’s 52nd birthday.

Here are the details:

Booking Period: August 5-11, 2019
Travel Period: August 5, 2019 – February 29, 2020

To see all the destinations covered by the sale, visit this page: AirAsia Promo Page.

If you always try to snag cheap plane tickets during sale but end up empty-handed all the time, you might be doing something wrong. Understanding how the AirAsia booking process and how seat sales work is important in order to successfully score insanely low fares. This post might be able to help.


Things to Prepare Before the Sale

Booking a promo fare is like going to war. Haha. Thousands of hungry bargain-hunters will be fighting for a very limited number of seats. Prepare for battle!

  • A fast, reliable internet connection. The faster the connection, the better. Airline’s websites slow down during sale because of the sheer number of people and having a sucky connection would make matters worse.
  • An AirAsia account. Sign up for an AirAsia account before the sale so you won’t need to type your personal and credit card details when booking a flight. Time is very important during a seat sale. Having an account will save you time and effort. They sometimes launch sales exclusive to members or give members 24-hour early priority access! Here’s how to be an AirAsia BIG Loyalty member.
  • AirAsia App. Sometimes, app users get first dibs on seats on sale. Booking through the app is sometimes prioritized and app users get early access to promo fares. Using the app can also make the booking process easier.
  • Your travel details. Your target destination, travel dates, and preferred time.
  • Your PLAN B details. In case your first choice isn’t available anymore, having an alternative destination or date ready will make the process go more smoothly.
  • Your companion’s personal details. These include their full name and birth date. Usually, passport number isn’t a required field. You may also ask your companion their seat (aisle or window) and meal preferences beforehand.
  • Lots of patience. Booking promo flights isn’t easy. It takes a lot of patience and determination, hahaha. When the site crashes or your connection fumbles, don’t give up easily. Just keep your game face on!

Understanding Seat Sales

SEAT SALES ARE REAL. They’re not deceiving you when they say there’s a sale and you can’t find any discounted seats. It’s just that, it’s getting increasingly difficult to get those lately because more and more people are becoming more aware of seat sales. But that’s not the only reason.

  • Only a limited number of seats are put on sale. The number of seats on a plane is finite and the airline CANNOT put all of them on sale because they need to earn too. If you’re a group of 20 and you want to be on the same flight, forget about it.
  • Published rates often refer to BASE FARES only. What are base fares? These are the actual costs of the seat, minus all the government taxes, terminal fees, and other surcharges, that are out of the airline’s control. When AirAsia says ZERO FARE, don’t expect to really get these tickets for free. You will still need to shell out a little bit of money.
  • You need to be early. It’s first come, first served. Even when the selling period lasts several days, don’t expect to see promo fares on the last few days. Chances are, others might have already booked those precious seats way before you.
  • You need to be fast. Each customer is given only a limited time to book per session. The specific seat you’re eyeing might be gone in a matter of minutes (or seconds).

Be the First to Know about Seat Sales

The first step to grabbing a promo fare is knowing when the sale is going to be. Back in the day, we relied on email blasts and broadsheet print ads. But now, it’s much easier.

  • Like AirAsia on Facebook. Promos are usually announced on Facebook first. If you really want to make sure you don’t miss the sale, you may choose to prioritize AirAsia posts on your News Feed. To do that, visit AirAsia’s FB page, hover on the FOLLOWING button. On the list of options that will be revealed, choose SEE FIRST.
  • Like THE POOR TRAVELER on Facebook. Yep! On our page, we always announce major seat sales and promos not just by AirAsia but other airlines as well.

How to Book AirAsia Tickets

  1. Visit AirAsia’s official website: www.airasia.com.
  2. Choose your origin, destination, travel dates, and number of travelers. Book by small batches. This is one thing I have proven so many times. When you book for so many people at once, the site doesn’t display promo fares. But when you book for just one or two people, you can have that same flight (same plane, same day, same time).
  3. Click SEARCH. If there are too many people accessing the site, you will be asked to wait.
  4. Choose your flights. Once you make it through to the results page, you can choose the flight or scan other dates. Once you find a promo fare on a date that you want, click on the price and choose your add-ons. Then click CONTINUE (the green button on the lower right corner of the screen).
  5. Enter the details of each traveler. They will need your full names, birth dates, and nationality. Click CONTINUE.
  6. Choose your baggage, seat, and meal (optional). You may also add travel insurance and travel tax.
  7. Review and pay. You may pay via credit card, debit card, or through an offline partner (Cebuana Lhuillier, M Lhuillier, 7-Eleven, Bayad Center).

That’s it! Once the payment is accepted, you’ll receive the itinerary and confirmation in your email.


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Sunny

Flight no I583 delayed , may I know what’s the so called technical issue?? U people are really talented in manipulating the flights according to number of passengers, Is this a routine job followed by Airasia ? And update received at 2:30am for 7:30am flight.. So now on we need to be awake just to check flight cancel status
Great Service !! And the Executive by name Dheeraj and Abdul says we can’t help you .. lol it’s really something funny with passengers.. Thank you for the Great and cheapest service..Really disappointing….. not trustworthy…..

Yoshke Dimen

Hi Sunny, please contact AirAsia directly. We are NOT affiliated with them.

editha espinoa

Pls inform me thru my email if there will be promos for 2019 travels

Yoshke Dimen

Hi! You can try downloading Traveloka app and set up Price Alerts so you get notified when there’s a sale.

Manuelmoldero

May promo po ba Roxas capis to Manila NG February

irine leotimar

how much manila to cebu august 3 flight august 7 return thanks.

Ronald baguio binlod

Mam/sir may promo po ba sa december manila 2 cotabato back and fourth,,

Jerelyn alano

How to book AirAsia?still available the promo?Cebu to manila 2way,5person Dec travel

Joseph David

May promo ba nitong June or July papuntang batanes please advise.thanks.

Lilian Hermosada

Mam/sir may promo pa ba May 23 to 31,2019 flight,Manila to Tagbilaran Bohol back in fort?

Cristyn bonilla

Hi mam sir may promo po ba iloilo manila for june

khatlyn

hi ma’am and sir may promo po ba kayo october 2020 manila to tacloban??back in fort ..5person..thanks

eee

Hi, during this seat sale in Airasia will payment centers or internet banking be available as a mode of payment aside from credit cards/debit cards?

Jay jay rose jo bumanglag

Hi maam and sir may promo po ba kayu ng december 26 2019 to january 5 2020…manila to davao back and fort po?thanks

Ann

Hi PO may promo po may 13, 2020 Manila to tacloban?

Joan

Hello hm po Manila to Davao April 1 to April 30 2020?

lusterio marie

Hello ..How much cebu to macau return ?september 26 to 29

Elizabeth S. Bacasnot

Hello. . My package ba kaayo sa Asia country like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Hongkong at iba pa next year. How much ang round trip.

Jjasmin Suba

Hello po. First timer to book a flight from Clark to Kalibo,Aklan. Can you help me po?

Nicolas

Hi! I want to book a flight from Japan (Osaka) to The Philippines (Manila) on April 2020 but there is not availability (only until March 27th). Do you know when those flights will be on sale? Thank you =)

Yoshke Dimen

Hi Nicolas, no idea po. They usually announce only a few days before the sale.

As for the availability, try calling AirAsia directly kasi baka di na nila inooffer ung route on the dates after that.