AirAsia web team needs to upgrade their knowledge about Sarawak

Screenshot of AirAsia web front page

People who have not been to Sibu, Sarawak would be frustrated because they won’t find any large cave as shown in the slide animation for AA’s Kuala Lumpur-Sibu flight promotion, as shown in their front page.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandez, Niah Caves (as shown in the graphic) is in Miri Division! Hope your web graphic designer is not a Malaysian, else we cannot forgive such a mistake, especially when Niah Caves is well-known as one of the birthplaces of civilisation in the region.

I will be using AA soon, and I hope their information about Singapore is correct, else………….!

Updated Sibu (less the Niah Caves)

Anyway, check out the out-of-date Sibu page (with the .gov.my <– typical example of government websites, of not being updated regularly). No wonder the opposition have a field day, using government information to whack back the government of the day. To the owner of the website, do not assume that the webmaster have spare time to update the site, just because you may have sent him/her for training. Kasih dia extra allowance lar.. instead of adding more task to his/her already long list of things to do daily.

The website is as good as a cave if it is not being updated, at least once a week. Don’t tell us, there are no happenings in Sibu since that page was updated.

Onboard Firefly FY611 from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur

It was my first time flying with one of Malaysia’s budget airlines – Firefly. Firefly is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airline System Berhad and operates from Penang, Subang and KLIA.

Follow me from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur onboard flight FY611 which cost me RM234.95 (inclusive of their standard set of services, insurance, taxes, and meal). You may check other incredible deals here.

First impression

The check-in counters are quiet (compared to those of Airasia and Malaysia Airlines). Officers manning the counter were courteous. The only question asked was, “ada barang?”.

Flight FY611 departed Kuching at 15:20 hours on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. It was a sunny day in Kuching when we departed. As usual we have the safety briefings conducted by their flight attendant. The take off was more quiet than any Airasia aircraft, that I have travel with. You won’t find the misty feeling, like on Airasia air-conditioning systems.

10 minutes after the plane took off, we started to experience turbulence, a situation no ones wants to be in. It was pretty bad despite the clear sky over the South China Sea. The turbulence only stop an hour through the flight. Its time to snap some shots of what Firefly have to offer.

Indicators non-functioning

The seats are comfortable but we noticed that the “seatbelt warning indicator lights” were not lighted up despite the announcement by the flight attendant.

The passenger in front of me also noticed it.  Nevetheless after the shaky turbulence, the safety belt lights were turn on as normal. … hmmm someone needs to check the electrical cable!

Inflight food

My travel agent pre-booked my meal and they have chosen chicken rice. It was delicious compared to the beef stewed rice served on my return flight from Kuala Lumpur to Miri onboard Malaysia Airlines hahahaa..

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 17:00 hours as scheduled. It was a pleasant ride if not for the turbulence (caused by nature.. can’t comment much on that tho’). If you are planning to fly on Firefly, proceed to the bright orange counter :)

Till then, I am off for the World Blogger and Social Media Summit, PWTC Kuala Lumpur.