AirAsia’s Free Seats Promotion period is the only period where you can fly with “Zero” fares. My friend is a fan of AirAsia Free Seat, and he would have many trips planned ahead just so that he could grab them all during the Free Seat promotion period. In this article, I am going to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to book AirAsia Free Seat. I will be also listing down some tips and tricks that are useful in order to secure your AirAsia Free Seats.
A newbie like me would think that AirAsia Free Seats is RM0. Yes, it is correct, the flight itself is free, but you still need to pay the airport tax and service charge. I will write another article on how to get rid of some of the extra charges in the future. The AirAsia Free Seats sales are happening every three or four months. So, don’t worry if you miss one of these free seats booking period, you can always book them in the next round.
So, how to book AirAsia Free Seat or at least increase the chances of success booking? Read on to find out!
Sign up for AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme for Priority Access
Thousands and thousands of people are aiming for the same free ticket that you can dream of. Thus, I recommend you to sign up for the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme. By signing up for AirAsia BIG membership, you will be the first to know about AirAsia’s BIG sale. Also, you will be able to participate in the Final Call Sale where you can save up to 90% on AirAsia and AirAsia X flights every month. Most importantly, there’s a 24-hour priority access to sales for AirAsia BIG members. Click here to sign up.
If you missed the priority access period, you can still book them on the sale day.
Preparation For the Sale Day
You should be prepared for the sale day by completing the following list. These items should be accomplished a few days before the sale (or at least a few hours before). Doing it during the booking of the free seat will cost you time and makes you frustrated.
Step #1: Sign Up for an AirAsia Account
Sign up for an account as this will save you precious time when you do your booking.
Once you have signed up, save your travel information (such as passport number, passport expiry date, phone number, etc…) into the account. You will be able to select this information quickly when you make the flight booking later on.
Step #2: Register your Family and Friends List
Next, register your travel mates’ names and travel information in the Family and Friends list.
This list saves the travel information of your Family and Friends so you can add them to your booking with only a few clicks. (Similar to Step 1, you will need the personal information of those travelling with you.)
Tips: If you or your travel mate’s passport is expiring around the dates you want to book, just simply select an expiry date. You can still change the passport number and date later after you’ve made the booking.
Step #3: Figure out the Routes and Dates you want to fly
There are only a limited number of free tickets for each flight and they go really quick. Thus, planning ahead will ease your booking decision on the sale day.
Plan for dates half-a-year ahead to travel. You should also take advantage of long weekends or public holidays that are available. Also, try not to plan trips where you reach too late at night or leave too early because you will waste half day’s leave (or your precious holiday time) going to the airport or flying back.
Click HERE for the latest AirAsia promotional flight list.
Step #4: Have more than one Travel Plan in your mind
Even if you are clever enough to plan your trip around public holidays, other buyers are doing the same. That is why it is important to have a few backup destinations or dates.
Without backups, changing dates during the free seat booking period might not be an easy task, especially if you are travelling with a group of friends. Make sure everyone is fine with the backup dates before the sale day.
Step #5: Familiarize yourself with AirAsia’s Booking System
You should practise booking a few AirAsia flight tickets before the sale day. Make sure you are familiar with the online booking system (where and how to select) all the way until you reach the payment page. You should also pay attention to those extra charges that are laid out. Make sure to deselect them during the booking period (for example, you should uncheck the travel insurance if you already have one, so that you won’t pay extra).
On the Day of the Sale
Tips #1: Book Flight Early in the Morning
It is not easy to book a Free Seat in the first hour of the launch when everybody is awake because the servers are usually too busy. Try to book early in the morning when most of us are still sleeping. Normally, you will have a better chance of purchasing your flight ticket in this hour. AirAsia has implemented a “Waiting Room” system where you will wait for the servers to be less busy before you are brought to the booking page. Be patient to wait for your turn for the booking.
Tips #2: Book through AirAsia Mobile Site
You can also book your free seat through the mobile site. Sometimes, the AirAsia mobile site responses better than the webpage.
Tips #3: Teamwork
Ask your friend who is usually “lucky” enough to book AirAsia Free Seats to help you book it. If you guys are flying together, and one of you manage to book the tickets together, make sure to contact the other so that you guys don’t double book the same flight ticket.
Tips #4: Check Flight Availability
If you didn’t manage to book the tickets that you want, you should check if tickets are still available on AirAsia’s Seat Availability page.
Do you have any tips to share?
That’s all for now. Please feel free to comment below if you have any tips regarding AirAsia Free Seats booking. Thanks!