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Am thinking of booking 2 flights with Firefly from Phuket to Penang and Penang to Langkawi. The flights are amazingly cheap, does anyone know if they bump them up with all sort of extras like charging for your suitcase etc?

Penang Island...
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There are no hidden charges, but there are plenty of extra charges--you will see them as you book. E.g. Seat selection is more.

Flying Firefly is like riding a bus that takes to the air--it works, if cheap but nothing cool.

Edited: 8:44 am, February 12, 2013
London, United...
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Never say "its so cheap", they will put up the price!

I don't think FireFly charges for check-in luggage up to


Anyway you pay cheap, as Shiendig said, there are hidden

charges, in the end its not cheap compare to a schedule airline

which are more reliable.

Nelson Bay...
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I have flown Firefly 4 times and found them to be reliable. Would not hesitate flying with them again.


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I booked Firefly flights from Kota Bahru to KL and then KL to Langkawi for August, worked out to be $15 AUD, plus $5 AUD to select a seat, and yes luggage is included. They were having a sale where you only pay taxes, for that price I don't really care if it is like 'riding a bus that takes to the air'!

Kuala Lumpur...
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fireflyz is using ATR planes. yup the one with propellers at their wings. hence, looks like bus. no F&B but they do serves some juices and nuts.

Edinburgh, United...
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Having checked their prices a few times, I have never found really cheap fares!

Nelson Bay...
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One way of finding "cheap" fares is to subscribe to the airlines email newsletters.


Calgary, Canada
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Flew Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Penang last November and enjoyed skipping the hassle of traffic to the main airport and at the airport. Was easy and on time and any extra costs were optional and apparent as I booked online. I had luggage for a 2 month trip that I didn't pay extra for.

Penang Island...
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One more pro I can offer flying Firefly--there are far fewer procedures to clear before boarding the plane! I was pleasantly surprised ow relaxed the pace was strolling through Subang Airport and not the terminal and boarding the plane.

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