Friday, April 8

Keep In Mind When Taking AirAsia's SkyBus

If you're travelling to Kuala Lumpur (KL) via AirAsia, the most economical way to get from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to KL is to take the 1hr SkyBus service.
When you arrive at the airport, just walk out the sliding doors & look for a long stretch of waiting red & yellow buses.
Get on one of the red buses waiting to leave for KL Sentral & pick a seat.
The conductor will come along before the bus leaves & collect the fare. It costs RM9 on the bus & RM6.99 if you book it online as an add-on to your AirAsia flight.

If you're like me, you enjoy the thought of saving even a few RM so you'll go for the add-on. The RM2 is better spent on nasi lemak anyway.
However, if you're a young free spirit who relishes the thought of saving trees & the romantics of being paperless, you'll float onto a Sky Bus, plonk yourself on a plump seat, fling your boarding pass at the conductor & end up paying RM16 for the journey.

Why?
The conductor will ask you for a copy of your itinerary.
But, here's my boarding pass.
No, your itinerary please.
Sheet. One look at your boarding pass & you realise that there is no indication that you paid RM6.99 for this freaking bus ride.
Plus you're such a tree hugger that you refused to print your itinerary.
No sympathy for anything that comes out of your mouth; only for what's in your pocket.

Great.

Here's an additional RM9 for the 'convenience'.Thanks for nothing you rude prick of a conductor.
I don't know about you, but it seems that every time I ride on the SkyBus, I get conductors who try to intimidate or piss you the heck off.
Where's the love? I don't see any gangsters or criminals on the bus with me. Or is it because I'm black?

If you're reading this AirAsia SkyBus, I take your buses all the time & I've paid RM16 too many times.
Instead of warning people about how much money they'd save if they go for this luggage add-on or that insurance add-on or a comfortable seat add-on, you should really put up a reminder to print the itinerary on one of your undesirable & confusing pop-up messages to people who choose to add a SkyBus ride to their flight.
This is something that will really actually help people save money. But then again, you won't be making any money out of it so why bother, right?

Somehow I keep treating every company I like as a non-profit organisation. I forget that AirAsia is just another corporation using my habits & psychology against me to make as much money as they can from me.
Bloody baskets.

Anyway, if you've learned anything from this blog post, young people, make sure you print your itinerary before you end up spending the money for a lovely lamb briyanni on a bloody bus ride.

**UPDATE** 12/12/2014
Things are now so much easier. The last few times I used the SkyBus service, I needed to only show them my booking from a pdf on my mobile phone & the conductor let me ride the bus.

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