Fly in AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur(KUL) to Tiruchirappalli(TRZ)

When AirAsia announced that they are going to introduce new flights to Tiruchirappalli or commonly known as Trichy in India, I was quite excited that I will be able to travel to India at more affordable rates. Within a few days of AirAsia launching their flight services to Trichy, I made 2 flight ticket booking for me and my mother. The price we got was really affordable, and it’s like 2 people travelling for the normal ticket price for one person. The only thing I was not too happy was the 15kg checked-in luggage limitation. Other normal flights usually allow checked-in luggage of up to 30kg. But since this is supposed to be a budget flight and the actual price that I paid is around half the normal flight, I have no complaints about the luggage weight limitation.

On the day of flight to Trichy, my mother and me took the AirAsia Skybus from KL Sentral to KLIA-LCCT airport. The bus ticket cost RM9 per person, for around 1 hour one-way journey. Since we were super early to the airport, we had to find a place to sit while waiting for flight counter to open 2 hours before flight. And that was kind of tough, when there were many people occupying a whole bench like their own single bed at home!

Plastic wrapping service at LCCT airport. It cost me RM8 to wrap my backpack luggage bag.
Plastic wrapping service at LCCT airport. It cost me RM8 to wrap my backpack luggage bag.
LCCT airport looks like it was turned from a warehouse into an airport but it serves the function.
LCCT airport looks like it was turned from a warehouse into an airport but it serves the function.
AirAsia boarding pass looks like shopping receipt.
AirAsia boarding pass looks like shopping receipt.
Boarding flight to Trichy at LCCT airport.
Boarding flight to Trichy at LCCT airport.
Can you see Indonesian mountains above clouds in the middle of this photo?
Can you see Indonesian mountains above clouds in the middle of this photo?
Sun light reflected on open sea of the Indian ocean.
Sun light reflected on open sea of the Indian ocean.
Earth is curved.. can be seen from inside flight.
Earth is curved.. can be seen from inside flight.
Massive thick cumulonimbus clouds near india seaside
Massive thick cumulonimbus clouds near india seaside.
Passing India beach from sea to land. See the visible beach line.
Passing India beach from sea to land. See the visible beach line.
Reached Tiruchirappalli(Trichy) airport
Reached Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) airport.
Current Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) airport
Current Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) airport. Highly secured with military..
New Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) airport under construction right beside current one.
New Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) airport under construction right beside current one.

Finally, we have reached India safely and the journey continues.. wait for more posts in my blog.   :)

4 comments

  1. SHAMEEM MALAYSIA

    you pay half the price of Indian Airlines and you
    want super quality service ?
    See your Chennai and TRZ airports first before you
    can complain other country airports

  2. Prajish Sankar MALAYSIA

    Dear Shameem,
    First of all Chennai and Trichy airports are not mine. And I have never said they are better than our Malaysian airports. Comparatively, there are some rooms for improvement.
    Something that we cannot deny is KLIA and KLIA-LCCT is just at the back of each other and both has a total contrast. KLIA is designed so well that it leaves very good impression on Malaysia. LCCT was supposed to be temporary airport. When Tony Fernandez has grown his business so well, the government refused to let him build his own airport. It will be like letting go of a goose which lays golden eggs. Anyway, I’ve seen LCCT in Sep 2009 and it seems that more improvements has been done.

Post a comment

You may use the following HTML:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>