There’s a logical trend appearing in travel. If you’re going somewhere, it’s all about making the most of it, and seeing as much as possible.

For people in most of the world, Asia isn’t exactly local, so going all the way just to see one country isn’t nearly as exciting as seeing many. Malaysia Airlines now offers a fab way to see more of Asia, without breaking the bank.

The Oneworld alliance airline with connectivity out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is out with a new flight pass offering endless possibilities starting at just $110 a trip. Here’s a look at this new product, and how it compares in this fun region for jet setting.

Malaysia’s MHflyPass: The Offer

Malaysia’s new MHflyPass offers pass holders a chance to jet around Southern Asia with ease, at a fixed price. The pass has one year of validity and allows you to book up three round trips, or effectively six one way open jaw flights at a set price.

There are three levels of passes up for sale, the most basic of which starts at $337 for three round trips, or six segments.

The most basic pass allows for travel between Kuala Lumpur and a variety of great destinations, including  Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, and Yangon.​

The main differences between the MHflyPass passes are the number of destinations and starting points included, with smaller markets like Kota Kinbalu included on the more expensive pass.

You can also use places like Singapore as your hub on the more expensive pass, which goes for circa $600 for three round trips, or up to six open jaw segments.

A Great Way To Hedge Costs And See More?

Budget airlines like AirAsia undoubtedly may offer lower fares in the region, but they aren’t always simple. I’ve flown AirAsia plenty of times without issue, and it definitely can be great, but it can also be a process.

If you want bags or anything else, it gets complicated. AirAsia did offer a much cheaper pass just a couple years ago, but things were just a little different then. We don’t need to go into that, do we?

With this Malaysia Airlines pass, you receive priority services, a baggage allowance and snacks and drinks on board. Malaysia Airlines is also a long time Oneworld alliance member, with excellent lounges.

Flights within Asia have been more expensive recently and these prices are stellar. That’s particularly true when you factor the little extras that these passes include.

To effectively lock in flexible tickets for $200 per round trip with ample starting and ending options, or a simple choice like the $110 per round trip is awesome value. You can easily pay multiples more going a la carte. And with 12 months to use the pass, the flexibility is a big factor.

By choosing a pass which allows you to ping pong from Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur, Bali or a handful of other destinations to places all over, you can really explore Asia on a shoestring.

You can checkout the MHflyPass here and decide whether it makes sense for you.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. “For people in most of the world, Asia isn’t exactly local…*??? More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia 😊

  2. Compare and contrast with the airpasses Cathay Pacific used to reassure and build its customer base after the UK lease on Hong Kong expired.

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