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Budget airlines thrive amid gloom

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People who fly AirAsia are fools. They have had several hushed-up maintenance and in-flight issues due to cutting corners. The Malaysian government censors the news there so most of this doesn't reach the papers. These airlines are cheap for a reason!

If I am in that region I always use one of the established and safe carriers such as Malaysian, Singapore, Thai, Cathay... It isn't worth saving money at risk of your life!

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Air Asia and Tiger, please extend your service to Japan.

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I don't care if I don't get fed or the cabin crew look like dogs. Please deliver me to my destination safe and cheap.

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The only way forward is to offer low fares.

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There is no short cuts or cover ups. Air Asia earn their success with smart strategies and follow the market trend. It is here to stay.

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Flew Air Asia once and only once. My friend advised against it but I did not listen. :( Regret that! Just don't go there. The fare is 1/3 of other airlines but the quality/service/safety...everything else is also 1/3 of it. Ground air staff could not have been worse. Bad attitudes. Stay away, very far away. Has a 100% safety record.......for now.

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There's no way I would use Budget airlines...my life is more valuable than cheaper airfare/airline which is not as safe. Jetstar incident was my latest warning sign.

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I'm not aware of any low cost competition for BA on Tokyo or HK routes. If there was I might use it - but only if it meant a comfortable 12 hours!

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after oil goes over $70 per barrel, the economic pressures to just break even become quite difficult. These carriers may last a little while more than a major carrier, but watch the majors for problems. I will assume this wikipedia list of defunct airlines (by country and year) will grow in the coming years: http://tinyurl.com/57jmfm

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I've flown Air Asia and Jetstar and both were great.

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Budget Airlines sounds to me like a car with no airbags and brakes. I'm maybe old-styled, but I prefer a little bit of quality (than quantity) from departure to arrival. Those who want to fly cheap carriers どよ。。。

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