News AirAsia accused of ‘fake’ PISO fare promo

AirAsia accused of ‘fake’ PISO fare promo

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AirAsia, one of the world’s larget budget airlines, has recently announced its highly anticipated Red Hot PISO Sale, to celebrate their half-a-billion milestone.

Read: Seat Sale May 2018: Book your flights through AirAsia’s Red Hot Piso Sale

With the RedHot Piso Sale promo, customers supposedly gets to book their flights for P1 base fare to select domestic destination.

According to the promo alert they previously posted on their Facebook page, booking your flights from Manila to Cebu, Caticlan, Iloilo and Ho Chi Minh will only cost the passenger an ALL-IN One-Way Fare of Php 202 to Php 551 after taxes and other charges have been added to the one-piso base fare.

Other destinations also include Clark to Caticlan for Php 317 ALL-IN; Cebu to Davao, Puerto Princesa and Caticlan for Php 17; and Davao to Cebu for Php 217.

The promo was first offered exclusively for AirAsia BIG Loyalty Members a day ahead of the regular booking schedule.

Following the announcement of the seat sale, customers flock to their website only to be greeted with disappointment.

Netizens reported of crashing of the airline’s booking site (probably due to high influx of traffic), others also reported of getting held up for a very long waiting time before being redirected to the booking page.

Apart from their server problem, the website also had issues in the authenticity of their supposed PISO fare. This after customers were greeted with a disappointingly higher fare than regular ones, with no traces of the said piso fare.

Despite the hardships of many to book their flights, some have managed to enjoy the lowest fare. One user has successfully booker her round trip ticket from Manila to Caticlan for only Php 417.

So, was this actually a hoax? Our conclusion – there maybe limited seats for the promo, the seats available were already booked by travel agencies (which is always the case even in some airlines), or there were no more available seats left for non-members since the sale was exclusively offered to members ahead of the regular booking. Other reason could be that the system is updating to reflect the piso fare, which we all hope to be the case.

Booking for a promo can really be tedious task. You have to stay up til midnight and endure the long waiting time. Some get lucky to nab a promo seat, some end with disappointment.

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