How Much Is Your AirAsia Point Worth?

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Despite AirAsia’s encouraging tagline, “Now everyone can fly!”, rising costs and the continued dismal state of the global economy is certainly not making it easy for the airlines. While travel is back up and running after the lifting of global lockdowns, vacations are now more of a luxury than ever. We’re all looking for ways to cut down on expenses and save money, just to survive in today’s economic climate.

Of course, everybody needs a break once in a while. But with rising petrol prices, the days of scoring cheap flights are rare. Which is why more savvy consumers are going the Miles way, by accumulating Miles points through their various purchases in the hope of redeeming a flight ticket for free.

With the AirAsia Rewards Programme, consumers can spend and accumulate AirAsia Points to nab fantastic rewards from F&B and shopping, to entertainment, services & more. Save enough and you might even be able to redeem a free flight! To make the most of this programme, you must know how it works:

How can I earn AirAsia Points?

First of all, to earn AirAsia Points, you’ll need to download the AirAsia Superapp onto your device. It’s free to sign up online or via the app. Once that’s done, there are a few ways you can earn the points.

The most straightforward way you can earn AirAsia points is from your everyday spending with AirAsia’s range of worldwide partners from various categories including travel, lifestyle and financial services. You can also earn when you spend using our co-brand card or when you fly with AirAsia* (exclude flights operated by Thai AirAsia X).

*AirAsia X: applicable for flight flown after 12 March 2023

Alternatively, you can convert your bank and other loyalty points to AirAsia Points easily. Here is a quick rundown on which banks are having promotions or allow you to convert points:

Bank/PartnerAffiliate Points RequiredAirAsia Points
BonusLink MY1,500950
Rakuten Trade0 (Open New Accounts)Up to 4,500
HSBC Credit Card0 (Open New Card)Up to 25,000
CIMB Bank0 (Open AirAsia Saver Account)Up to 250/month
Tune Protect0 (Purchase Insurance) or Spend RM1X2 Points or
1 point
Alliance Bank Visa0 (Open New Card)Up to 20,000
BigPayIn-app Bill - Spend RM10
Local - Spend RM30
International - Spend RM30
AirAsia Transactions - Spend RM30
1
Bank Rakyat2,5001,000
MiL.k5 to 8 MiL.k coins1,250
Hong Leong Bank6,5001,000
AmBankClassic/Gold - 12,000
Platinum - 8,000
Signature - 8,000
World & Infinite - 7,000
1,000
Affin Bank10,0001,000
MaybankTreatsPoints - 7,000
Membership Points - 5,600
1,000
RHB Invest3 SmartPoints1
BSN7,5001,000
AXA Affin General InsuranceSpend RM12

For a more extensive list of partners where you can earn AirAsia points, you can check out AirAsia’s rewards program website.

How many AirAsia Points can you earn on flights?

Apart from that, you can also earn AirAsia points from base fare flights and any add-on services*, based on your AirAsia membership status and fare selections (Low Fare and Premium Flex).

The table below illustrates how many AirAsia points you can earn based on your AirAsia membership status and flight fare types.

*Add-on services include pick-a seat, pre-book meals, pre-book baggage, pre-book duty free, and AirAsia travel insurance. AirAsia points are not awarded for taxes, airport fees and any fees imposed by local and foreign airport authorities.

Source: AirAsia

How much is an AirAsia Point worth?

In AirAsia’s Rewards Malaysia support services page, it outlines the minimum amount of points needed for redemption.

In order to book an AirAsia Flight, you will need a minimum of 100 airasia points to pay for RM1 (MYR1). If you are using other currency, then it should be the equivalent of RM1.

For booking non AirAsia flights, other airlines, hotels or shops, the redemption value is from 125 airasia points onwards. This will vary by category and subject to the individual campaign’s terms and conditions.

Short haul flights will count towards these points but they differ by code. One way short-haul flights or flights operated by AK, FD, QZ, and Z2 are counted as one (1) flown sector. Long haul flights operated by D7 count as two flown sectors. Flights operated by XJ do not earn airasia points.

AK – AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)
QZ – PT Indonesia
FD – Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd
Z2 – Philippines AirAsia Inc
D7 – AirAsia X Berhad (Malaysia)
XJ – Thai AirAsia X Co. Ltd

You can snap and earn more points

Snap & Earn is a feature on the AirAsia Superapp where AirAsia members can earn AirAsia points.

All that you need to do is spend at selected partners in Malaysia simply by submitting a picture of their receipts.

The partners who currently accept this feature include Santan, Resorts World Awana and more.

Do AirAsia points expire?

Unfortunately, yes. AirAsia points earned will be valid for 24 months from the date of issuance. On top of the standard validity period above, BIGLIFE Sdn Bhd also owns discretion to determine the validity period for specific promotions/campaigns which may be offered from time to time.

In order to check and see if you have any points that are about to expire, you will need to log in to your account on our AirAsia Superapp. Click on ‘Transaction history’ and select ‘View more’ to view your AirAsia points expiration dates.

What can you redeem with AirAsia points?

Members can use AirAsia Points to redeem AirAsia flights during the monthly Final Call Sales, hotel stays, SNAP combo package, and more via the AirAsia SuperApp or AirAsia Rewards website. Some other things you can redeem include:

  • Trips to over 150 AirAsia destinations
  • Exclusive AirAsia partner promotions
  • Extra privileges for Platinum and Black members
  • Exchange to affiliate partner points

More ways to save on travel

Looking for other ways to save? Try using iMoney’s Smart Search Tool to track down the right travel credit card to rack those air miles or get access to cool travel parks. Smart planning before embarking on your trip and during your trip can also help you stretch your travel budget.

This article was first published on September 10, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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