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Decided on one of my regular trips to Australia, to give AirAsiaX a go. Feb 09.

Read the recent news on flights to STN etc, & a relatively good reputation building up for the Long haul flights.
Melbourne – KUL, selling at AUD $280 a seat , with the 60″ (pretty roomy!) XL seat, for AUS $510!
(Approx £120 / £240)
Check-in bags of 25kg, +$30, Seat allocation (XL seat )$10, Pre-arranged meal $5.
Including taxes, this from MELTullamarine also, it is a very good fare, for a 60 inch (old style admitedly) seat, on this 8 hr flight.
New A330-300 on Australia routes, unlike A343 to be used to STN.
So a total of approx £278 for a very good space, & a daytime flight.
Economy fares on MH, TG, SQ were more than this.
Certainly worth trying.

Comparable carrier flights, with all the usual perks in business, were over 10 times more, so quite a saving. Still they would offer a good 10″ more room than say EK, or SQ old style…

Having become used to downgraded food on EU routes these days, I am rather in the habit of buying a very decent sandwich prior to boarding, so I dont think doing this for an 8 hr sector is too difficult.
A good Lunch in the city would be little better than measly snacks in some Airline Lounges these days.
Anyone else flown with them on the XL Australian routes?

Perhaps we can update/ share the experience on board & how the XL seat fairs?

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