Top 5 Tips For Flying From/To Malaysia

Lezang May 08 2017

There are many airlines in Malaysia that offer flights to and from this beautiful country and rightfully so. Malaysia offers a unique travel experience that is different from its neighbors. From the sparkling urban jungle of KL City to the pristine beaches of the Perhentian Islands, this amazing place is the perfect getaway. Spend the day in a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands or trek through the huge national parks of Gunung Mulu and Taman Negara, encountering incredible wildlife including tigers and orangutans. Make sure to head to Borneo and explore the jungles, and dive at Sipadan, one of the best dive locations in the world. Malaysia has a so much to offer and is often quickly visited by travelers who drop by on their way to or from other neighboring countries. So, if you are passing through Asia, be sure to get yourself a flight ticket to Malaysia  so that you can enjoy all the great food, scenery and people. Many airlines in Malaysia like Firefly offer incredible rates for domestic flights within Malaysia so don’t waste any time on road travel. Every minute on a vacation is precious so get your flight ticket to Malaysia and you’ll be there in no time.

Airport Locatio

Preparing to take a flight can be a little stressful and overwhelming. So it’s completely understandable if you forget things or make mistakes. When in a hurry, travellers may make the mistake of heading to the wrong airport. Therefore, it’s highly advisable to keep your itinerary close to you or on your person so that you can check where your flight is taking off from and the estimated travel time to get there. For example, KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Skypark are all different airports that are located in different places. It’s quite common to mix up KLIA and KLIA2 so keep checking that itinerary. 

How To Get There

There are many ways to get to the airport. You can opt for the KLIA Ekspres Train, a bus from KL Sentral, hop into a Grab/Uber or get a regular taxi from KL Sentral. A good trick is to take the KLIA transit to Putrajaya and then from Putrajaya to KLIA. It might take you a little longer to get there, but it will save you some money. If you opt for this route, then plan ahead while keeping your flight time in mind. You can park your car at the long-term car park (LTCP) if you are driving to KLIA or KLIA2 as it’s very affordable.

Avoid Unexpected Traffic Jams

Speaking of planning ahead, it's best to plan to leave for the airport early so that you will arrive early. KL City is typically busy especially during rush hour on weekdays. People are leaving for work or coming back so these peak hours can cause unexpected traffic jams. Avoid being stuck in traffic and arriving late because unfortunately airplanes won’t wait for you.

Relax While You Wait

Since you have planned to arrive early, there are many fast food restaurants or cafes for you to grab a quick meal or just relax with a steaming cup of coffee and good book while you wait for your flight. The airport provides free Wi-Fi and there are also places for you to charge your mobile devices on the go. If you happen to be a premier member of the airline, then you could most definitely hang out at the premier lounge.

Check In Online

If you don’t have any luggage to check in, which means you don’t need to get a counter for anything else but your boarding pass, then check in online. It’s so much easier to do it from the comfort of your home, skip the long queue and head straight to the departure gate. Speaking of convenience, if you are looking for a flight ticket to Malaysia, Firefly airline is well known for offering amazing deals for your flight like 20kg baggage allowance and complimentary in flight refreshments. They also have a mobile application, which makes it even easier to book flights and check in online.

Be sure to keep this short list of Customs Rules and Regulations in mind when packing:

1. Maximum 1 liter of wine, spirits or malt liquor

2. 200 cigarettes (tobacco not exceeding 225 grams)

3. Malaysia practices very strict rules on drug possession

4. Do not bring any weapons or hazardous materials on board

5. Liquid aerosol and gel restrictions for hand carry luggage on board