Malaysia Airlines-Access Asia Pass

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May 1st, 2002, 10:25 AM
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Anne
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Malaysia Airlines-Access Asia Pass

We're planning a trip to SE Asia, primarily to go to the Philippines for a wedding, but would like to see other places as well. We found out about this wonderful (?) Access Asia Pass through Malaysia Airlines that allows you to travel to as many as 24 cities in 30 days. The originating flight is either to LAX or Newark. And the price even for prime season is under $900 (plus taxes,etc). Great deal, right? Well, 2 1/2 weeks later we are confirmed for all flights (Taipei, KL, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu, Taipei) but can't get confirmed for the last leg Taipei to LAX. So no ticket! We're on a waiting list but, how long will that last? Has anyone else had better luck? Is there another airline with similar offer? Help?!
Thanks in advance for any and all responses, Anne
 
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May 1st, 2002, 11:00 AM
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beth
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Have you tried Cathay Pacific's Asia pass? I think it only services 17 cities in 30 days, leaving from LAX or Newark for $999, but you might want to look into it - sorry, I don't have the website available.
 
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May 1st, 2002, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the info on Cathay Pacific. We're looking into it. It may be a little more expensive but if we can get tickets, it will be worthwhile. Thanks again.
 
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May 1st, 2002, 06:26 PM
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Michael From New York
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I think with this pass you would have to fly back to Kuala Lumpur because Malaysia Airlives does not fly from Taipei to Newark. Try re-arranging your itinerary. You should be able to get from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur, then likely next day. KL to Newark.
 
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May 5th, 2002, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for everyone's help! After 3 weeks of daily phone calls, finally got confirmed on last leg of trip and bought the tickets. (Will be mailed within 2 weeks). Now I'm really getting excited.
 
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May 5th, 2002, 08:54 PM
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Walt
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Just got my ticket too. Kuala Lumpur, Pnomh Penh, Cebu and Bali via Newark and Dubai all under $800! What a deal. I would recommend the Dubai route and check out this very modern Middle East gem and duty free galore. Cheers.
 
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Oct 10th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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I'm looking into the Access Asia Pass for a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand in January 2003 - just looking for some feedback on the pass offered by Malaysia Airlines. Did you have to fly via KL each time?
 
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Oct 30th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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website for Cathay Pacific Airlines is
www.cathay-usa.com
 
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Nov 11th, 2002, 01:56 PM
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Ed & Gloria
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We used the Malaysia Air Pass in May 02 and used the Cathay Pacific Pass in Nov 98. The MAP was certaiinly the better deal. We went to Burma, Cambodia, Bali, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and Penang. Less expensive, more destinatins,5 star hotel at KL excellent rates, unbelievable buffet breakfast, cheap rate via 800 reservations in USA more expensive on internet Pan Pacific Hotel. The other Hotel Concord it's okay for pueudo economy hotel, but it really is substandard! You will spend less time in travelling to your various destinatins KL is closer to all destinations offered. Look at a map of Southeast Asia. CP does not offer Burma or Cambodia and serveral other destinations. If anyone wants more information feel free to e mail us. Good luck Ed & Gloria. I forgot MA also offers service to Manila and Cebu.
 
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Dec 13th, 2002, 01:04 PM
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leeigh owen
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yeah Malaysia Airlines Asia pass is defnitely a better deal, I'm planning on a trip next year with few friends and gonna travel all over asia and for additional US100 you get 5 round trip package within Malaysia! you could also ask for a stopover on your way to or from Malaysia...totally awesome and lookin forward to the trip!! plus Malaysia Airlines is one of the best airlines in the world with best inflight service...so it won't hurt!
 
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Jan 1st, 2003, 10:14 AM
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I flew Malaysian in November. BEST service and food I've ever experiences (and this was in tourist class). Their pass is a much better deal (30 days) vs. Cathay's. More options. But you do have to connect via KL. In KL I stayed at the Concorde Inn.. nothing fancy but very friendly, clean and I loved their Malaysian buffet breakfast. Their is an airport (short term) hotel and the other option by KLIA is the Pan PAcific. Highly recommend flying Malaysian.
 
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