AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

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AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by tamada » May 9, 2024, 9:15 am

In a new marketing campaign to present themselves as Southeast Asia's top airline, all travelers are eligible to purchase unlimited flights to explore 10 countries in the region for only $311 (or THB 8,888 + 8% tax) annually.

https://www.traveloffpath.com/travelers ... ight-pass/

Check it out on their app.
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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by jackspratt » May 9, 2024, 2:30 pm

I tried to open this in Chrome, after googling a link.

I was hit with all sorts of pop-ups and spam from McAfee and Norton, so just be careful if you are thinking of taking that route.

I have Firefox (which is my primary browser) heavily locked down for privacy, spam and ads, and could only get a virtually blank page.

As suggested in the OP, the app appears to be the way to go. There seems to be numerous caveats, including the fact that the Pass covers only the base fare, and not all the add-on charges such as taxes and fees.

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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by tamada » May 9, 2024, 3:26 pm

My friend in the US forwarded the link and it is heavy with built-in ads which is covered in the opening comment if the article, as follows:

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Beyond that I had no security issues with four different browsers including Chrome and FF but agree the adverts are annoying rather than malicious, especially on the phone. That's why i recommended the app instead.

BTW, having Norton AND McAfee running concurrently isn't recommended, more so if it's their free stuff. They end up flagging each other and instilling unnecessary panic and confusion. I gave up on them and the likes of AVG, Kaspersky and Bitdefender ages ago when they grew into bloat ware "suites" that wanted to do things already being done quite capably by other stuff. I only run Window's own Defender and a paid installation of Malwarebytes now. Haven't caught (or spread) anything since.
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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by jackspratt » May 9, 2024, 7:29 pm

Your link is fine on the browser on my lappy.

This is the one google threw up when I googled "Airasia Asean explorer pass" https://www.airasia.com/unlimited/en/gb

As I wrote above, open with caution, particularly in Chrome.

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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by samster » May 10, 2024, 5:51 am

I had a look yesterday. It's a good deal if you're travelling, say, once a month but, as JS says, its base fare only so, once you add on extras, it's probably not worth it for my 5 or 6 trips to BKK, Phuket etc. I'll stick to Thai Smile with their luggage allowance.

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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by thegrogmonster » May 11, 2024, 2:37 am

samster wrote:
May 10, 2024, 5:51 am
I had a look yesterday. It's a good deal if you're travelling, say, once a month but, as JS says, its base fare only so, once you add on extras, it's probably not worth it for my 5 or 6 trips to BKK, Phuket etc. I'll stick to Thai Smile with their luggage allowance.
I'm not sure if Thai Smile is still operating.

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Re: AirAsia's ASEAN Explorer Pass

Post by tamada » May 11, 2024, 7:18 am

As of Jan 2024, Thai Smile is gone, merged back into the new, lean and super profitable flagship Thai Airways International.
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