Flying on “the worlds best low-cost air line” Air Asia? You are bound to drop in at Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sometime or another. When i GOOGLED the capacity of LCCT, i was amazed that the airport was capable of handling 30 million passengers per year. If you are actually standing in the airport, it seems like you are in the middle of Jakarta or Ho Chin Minh. The growing number of passengers is terrifying but at the same time thrilling that we get to meet so many other travelers from around the world!
Checking in can be a nightmare at the LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) KL. With International Departure check in counters opening 2 hours before flights and domestic departures opening 1 hour before departure time and with a gastimate of 40 flights a day with an average of 140 passengers (normal capacity of a boeing-737) per plane? That is a lot of people at the airport!
The first option that we would recommend is for you to do your check in online >> Air Asia Web Check In .
If you choose web check in, the consolation is that you get to come to the air port later just for the flight, and it saves you on queuing time. But this is provided you don’t have any checked in luggage.
After you do your online check in, you will have to drop your luggage at the luggage drop off counter. Yes, you will also need to queue for this counter. But you can check your baggage a few hours before the flight (3 hours for international, 4 hours for domestic), only an hour or two earlier compared to the normal manual check in.
There is a new system in running. The “self check in” kiosk. It lets you check in hours way before the check in counters are even open. There are a few of these kiosks around the LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal).
They are all touch screen operated and very easy to use. There is an Air Asia Staff to help you out if you have any difficulties. This is the initial screen you will see. Just touch the screen to start.
Select what you would like to do
You can either
1) Key in your booking number
2) Swipe the credit card in which you used to pay for the ticket -so that they can retrace back the transaction
3) Or scan your booking itinerary bar code
Your itinerary will display on the screen. Double check to see if it is correct or the flight has been retimed.
Walllllaaaaaa! Your ticket is printed! You are ready to rumbleeee!!!
Keep your boarding passes properly with your passport or ID.
We hope this keeps you informed on the new features of the Low Cost Carrier Terminal KL.
Happy backpacking and have a safe fun trip from all of us at backpackies.