There are currently some excellent Economy airfares from Australia to destinations across the Malaysia Airlines network. Pricing from Australia to Indonesia, including Bali and Jakarta, is especially sharp.
The Malaysia Airlines sale fares are available on flights departing Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Sale fares from Brisbane are also available after Malaysia Airlines resumes direct Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur services on 6 June 2018.
Malaysia Airlines is a full-service carrier, so all tickets include a 30kg baggage allowance, meals and in-flight entertainment.
This Malaysia Airlines sale ends on 7 April (next Saturday). To access the cheap fares, the first flight on the ticket must depart during either May or November this year. But the return flight can be any time within 3 months of the outbound trip (subject to availability).
Destinations on sale include:
- Kuala Lumpur (e.g. Perth-Kuala Lumpur from $385 return)
- Bali (e.g. Perth-Denpasar from $395 return or Adelaide-Denpasar from $439 return)
- Langkawi (e.g. Perth-Langkawi from $430 return)
- Jakarta (e.g. Melbourne-Jakarta from $431 return)
- Surabaya (e.g. Melbourne-Surabaya from $437 return)
- Medan (e.g. Sydney-Medan from $463 return)
- Chennai (e.g. Adelaide-Chennai from $580 return)
- Colombo (e.g. Sydney-Colombo from $617 return)
- London (e.g. Sydney-London from $1,007 return)
Unfortunately, most of these Malaysia Airlines fares won’t earn any Qantas points or status credits. The cheap flights book into “Q” class, which is ineligible for earning with Qantas Frequent Flyer. But you can credit the flights to the Malaysia Airlines Enrich frequent flyer program and earn 25% of the actual flown miles.
If you’re travelling beyond Kuala Lumpur, stopovers in KL are allowed in both directions. You’ll just need to pay any additional taxes, which work out to be around $14 per stopover. Note that these fares are not eligible for STPC.