Selamat Hari Raya everybody. Camne Raya kitak tek?
As a civil servant from Sarawak working in Semenanjung entitles me to a special ‘treat’ from the government. That is a once a year FREE FLIGHT back to my hometown whenever I choose to use it. And these free expenses cover Mr Husband and my son till the age of 18 years.
Air Asia’s smart top people have introduced the Waran Perjalanan Udara Awam (WPUA) flying programme to kind of bring them closer to public agencies and truth be told, I felt like a First Class passenger on board the flight under this WPUA.
In short, we get pre-selected Hot Seats, Hot Meals with a snakc box and most importantly FREE 40kg worth of baggage space each! That’s enough to bring back lots of kuih lapis for a home business. Hehe.
My brother who was using his warant as well under MAS even envied our food selection and ‘special seats’. He got an economy class seat of which he said was far more cramped than the Hot Seat in Air Asia aircraft. Now that he’s mentioned it, I am choosing Air Asia again next year.
PUTRAJAYA CENTRAL – EXPRESS RAIL LINK (ERL) – KLIA2
We traveled from Malacca using our own car and parked at Putrajaya Sentral. The facility charged us MYR4/overnight parking which was a cheaper alternative to park at KLIA2 itself. Then we took the ERL for a mere, very comfortable 20 mins journey to KLIA.
The transit train was well on time and we noticed other young families doing the same.
Adult fees were MYR6.90 per way.
As most people have commented elsewhere, it does involve a lot of walking. A bit of a challenge for the elderly or small children but if you know where to ask for help, I’m sure the relevant authorities at KLIA2 could help make your journey smoother and more convenient.
KLIA2 was an airport connected to a shopping mall – which makes any woman scream for a bit of ‘light window shopping’ prior to boarding.
We checked in at the counter as the computer system was down and had plenty of time to just rest before getting on our flight. Hazeeq enjoyed his Upin Ipin movies and snacks while waiting.
Already we were hearing familiar Sarawakian accents at the airport by staff to passengers during boarding.
“Mintak boarding pass kitak kak”
“Kitak tiga nait sama kah?’
“Kitak nait dolok.. embak miak”
Hello Sarawak. Let the fun begin!