I thought only budget airlines offer FREE SEATS (Philippine Airlines came close with its 8-peso seat sale) , I was wrong and here is the reason. Malaysia Airlines (MH) is now offering its version of FREE SEATS to its ASEAN and domestic destinations. A roundtrip ticket from Manila to Kuala Lumpur (KL) or Kota Kinabalu (KK) will only cost you U$125 as of course you need to pay for the taxes and fuel surcharge on top of the FREE fare. By the way, this promotion is cheaper than the FREE seats sale last offered by budget carrier Cebu Pacific as all MH tickets to Malaysia include the PHP1,620 travel tax. Not bad for a multi-awarded 5-star airline (according to Skytrax UK). In its truest sense, a return ticket to KL is less than PHP4,000.
If you want to go to KL to see the Petronas Twin Towers or KK to climb the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia or in any other city in Southeast Asia that you fancy then you will be ecstatic with this news. More than 1,000,000 seats are on sale which will only run up to June 3, 2008 for travel from July 1 to December 14, 2008. For example, if you want to go to Phuket, Bali or Cambodia you can make KL your stopover city and in the end you will save some extra cash rather than taking Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific and another booking another flight to those destinations.
Malaysia Airlines is a 5-star "legacy airline" so you can expect all the services and amenities that no budget airline in the world offers including the "best cabin staff in the world" (from the World Travel Awards). And besides, MH is a multi-awarded airline so this promotion is almost hard to be true. I already tried and tested MH on 4 occasions (KK-Brunei, Brunei-KK, KK-Labuan, Labuan-KK) and I'm satisfied with all of those trips.