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The French are polite – so take that you English pig-dogs!

French Taunter

According to a Reader’s Digest survey New York, Zurich and Toronto are the world’s most polite cities and Kuala Lumpur, Bucharest and Mumbai the world’s rudest. Paris, unfortunately, did the stereotype of the rude Frenchmen no favours by managing no more than a mid-table finish of joint fifteenth with London. Even Sydney managed to do better, matching the Milanese as the 24th rudest city.

Three measures were used to test each cities rudeness quotient:

1) Walking into public buildings 20 times behind people to see if they would hold the door open for us.
2) Buying small items from 20 stores and recorded whether the sales assistants said thank you.
3) Dropping a folder full of papers in 20 busy locations to see if anyone would help pick them up.

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[Via Expedia]

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AirAsia to Fly to Perth – Flights from $99

According to TravelWeekly AirAsia’s next Australian destination will be Perth, with weekly flights commencing November 2 and daily flights from March 2009. Intial fares from $99.

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Air Asia: Gold Coast – Kuala Lumpur $137 INCLUDING taxes

Overnight Airaisa have confirmed our earlier post regarding a free flights promotion running until the 16th of May. Flights from $137 each way Gold Coast – Kuala Lumpur including taxes and charges for travel 10th of June 2008 – 30 April 2009. Interestingly, this overlaps with the expected launch of AirAsia flights to London in March 2009 and if there are startup bargains to be had it could turn out to be an EXTREMELY cheap period to travel to Europe.

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Free Flights to Kuala Lumpur (?)

Both The New Straits Times and AirTravelTips are running a story about AirAsia offering “free” seats between 14th and 16th of May on routes including Gold Coast – KL for travel between 12th January to 30th April 2009. Presumably taxes and surcharges are still applicable. No word on how many tickets are being released.

I can’t find anything on AirAsia’s website or recieved any messages in my inbox, but it may well be worth keeping an eye on the site tomorrow (at least before it melts down) if you’re interested in a deal to Malaysia.

As ever, let us know in comments if you find a bargain!

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AirAsia to Commence Flights to London in March – KL to London for A$400

AirAsiaAccording to a report in Malaysian newspaper The Star AirAsia X will commence flights from Kuala Lumpur to London from March next year. According to the article AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes ‘estimated that the average cost of a return fare to London would be about RM1,200 [around A$400] while the higher-class flatbed seats would cost about RM8,000 [around $2,5000] return’. Presuming these figures are accurate (which is a big presumption) a return fare from the Gold Coast to London would be in the ball park of A$1,100. Very tasty.

The flights are likely to operate out of Stanstead with AirAsia X starting with five flights a week using aLondon leased Airbus A340 (with Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 aircraft in the future) but “we will build it up to eventually two flights on a daily basis.”

On-board amenities sound better than one would expect “Our on-board entertainment system will be a state-of-the-art touch screen unit. You can watch movies, listen to music and even order your food from the unit.” Ordering food from the on-board entertainment system does, however, suggest that even what little cabin service one can otherwise expect from an LCC may be stripped away.

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[Image credit Dimitry B]

Jetstar Birthday Sale Extended

Jetstar’s Birthday sale has been extended with a new batch of fares released (reproduced below) for May 20 – June 24.

On sale until midnight (23:59 AEST) Sunday 11 May 2008, unless sold out prior. Sale may be extended. For travel on selected days and flights only. Limited availability on school holidays and public holiday weekends.

Routes Travel period
20 May – 24 Jun 08
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Fares from
$AUD
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Fares from
$AUD
Brisbane Osaka $344
Cairns Nagoya $244
Cairns Osaka $244
Melbourne Bangkok $344 $364
Melbourne Christchurch $144 $164
Sydney Christchurch $144 $164
Sydney Ho Chi Minh City $344 $364
Sydney Kuala Lumpur $344 $364
Sydney Osaka $344
Sydney Phuket $344 $364

AirAsia Gold Coast – KL $199

Air Asia Sale

Stupidly overlooked this AirAsia sale the other day because I assumed it was inter-Asia only (!). I’m especially annoyed because it looks to be an excellent deal, especially as fares include taxes, surcharges and fees. Don’t know if there are any seats left (presuming there were many to begin with…). Runs until 7 of May. Let us know in comments if you snag a deal!

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