Most of us are familiar with the LCCT as most of the time; we took Air Asia flights as it is rather affordable. And for the first time last week, I took the Firefly instead and have to go to the Subang airport, or also known as Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.

It is an old on airport, built back in 1965 with the longest runway in South East Asia! Most of the places are under construction to turn it to an ultra modern hub, SkyPark.

Currently there are only banks, a diamond shop (who does diamond-shopping while waiting for flight?!) and the competitors, Air Asia counter in the airport! Not to mention, a small "mamak stall"-café known as 'Makcik Café', selling prepacks food!

And flying back from Langkawi, I was surprised to see the 'baggage claim' area which is at the entrance of a door. People were standing there, waiting for the flight officer to put our luggage at the door. The respective owners would then take their own bags. I saw a small conveyer belt by the corridor, which was for baggage claim in the future I suppose.

 
Well, although it was a little empty and boring and 'traditional', I find that it is more convenient to go as it is in Subang. I could take a cab from my house in PJ and it cost me about only RM25 per trip. I have to buy taxi coupon from the counter on the way home and it cost me only RM22 to go back to PJ. Much more affordable and save time on travelling to the airport compared to KLIA and LCCT.

And the Firefly plane was quite ok too. It was small planes like Air Asia's and it could seat 52 people. Check In baggage is free (oppose to AirAsia's baggage charges) and they even give refreshment in the plane. Just some biscuits and orange juice but still better than Air Asia.

And you get seat numbers in the plane as well. I am not sure if the numbers are assigned during booking or check-in though. :D  

Another thing that I like about FireFly is there is not as many passengers like in Air Asia, which means less queue and less crowd. But then again, it doesn’t fly to as many places as Air Asia. So yeah.. =)

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11 Responses to “Air Asia VS Firefly @ Subang Airport!”

  1. huei on November 25th, 2008 12:20 pm

    i dun like traveling with AA..too many people!

    i took berjaya air before, to tioman..n very convenient! so nice n near PJ! cheaper, faster, less people~

    wana try firefly next! hehehe time to save money!!

  2. Neo on November 25th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Easier to take your bags mah, just next to the exit door. haha…

  3. ahlost on November 25th, 2008 1:55 pm

    Maybe I should try Fireflyz one day :)

  4. Angie Tan on November 25th, 2008 2:10 pm

    Good that the old Subang Airport is getting a facelift. Is this the old Terminal 1 or Terminal 3? :-)

  5. echophysco on November 25th, 2008 4:02 pm

    baggage claiming part, funny…

  6. suituapui on November 25th, 2008 6:30 pm

    Can’t stand LCCT, like Puduraya…and everything’s so expensive. Subang’s definitely a better location…nearer and taxi cheaper! But is Firefly more expensive…like maswings? Air asia is cheaper.

  7. janicepa on November 26th, 2008 10:42 am

    hahaha.. Subang Airport just peace and quiet !!..
    used to work there for a months.. not much things to eat.. but at least !!.. Quiet !!.. hahahaha…

  8. Khengsiong on November 26th, 2008 2:25 pm

    How do you find the legroom onboard FireFly?

  9. foongpc on November 27th, 2008 1:40 am

    It’s true for us staying in PJ, it’s definitely cheaper taking taxi to Subang airport and back. Also, less crowd there is an added plus. Only concern is, how good is the Firefly airplanes? May just consider Firefly next time : )

  10. admin on November 27th, 2008 8:58 pm

    huei, yah pj is much nearer to subang..

    neo, that is not exit door.. but on the way to the exit door :D

    ahlost, u certainly should, but wait for promotion first..

    angie.. err.. i hav no idea.. my first time there.. sorry..

    echo, sure is! :

    suituapui, u need to book on promotion lor.. but now air asia without fuel charges is of course cheaper..

    janicepa, thats what i like too! peace!

    khengsion, err.. i am small and petite, so it is enough for me.. my brother didnt complain either. i think it is about the same as air asia’s.. :)

    foongpc, the planes are alright for short distance flight. =) like air asia lor.. not excellent but ok lar..

  11. QuaChee on January 18th, 2009 2:17 pm

    hey thats cool. im now gonna consider firefly hehe :) (haven tried it before)

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