How clean is your seat, recent experience with AirAsia?

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 318

How clean is your seat, recent experience with AirAsia?

Their have been a few articles with regards to this over recent months in the popular press. It came home in a personal fashion on an AirAsia flight from DPS to MEL in J recently. Woke up after 5 hours on board with insect bites around my wrists, as did my wife. Looked like bed bug bites to me, mightily itchy and a enduring memory of a forgettable flight!! Wondering if any other experiences from the forum, I had heard about a spider bite case going to court. Air Asia have yet to reply to me but I suppose this is par for the course with them?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Had no issues with my recent D7 KUL-SYD flight (even had Empty Seat Option)

Albeit this is a different airline to XT (Indonesia Air Asia X) that you caught.



Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,058

It's not just low cost airlines. The cleanliness of seats and the cabin varies. When travelling in Business, I am known to request a hot towel from the crew to clean the window and the hard surfaces around me.

In Economy I travel with anti-bacterial wipes and give the windows, entertainment screen and armrest a good wipe down.

I try to clean up in the lavatory once I'm done and get the crew in to do a good wipe down if it is in a state before I get in.

Everyone has different standards of cleanliness - that's life. But my Roomba setting is always set on high and so is my tolerance level. Try not to be too precious and a good scrub down with soap and water for 20 seconds in-line with best practice should get rid of any germs and bacteria left on your hands. Life's too short to make too much drama over things like this.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 17

I  have never had a proble with AirAsia J on flghts from SYD-KUL and found their short hall flights to be fine and better than J-Star on most fronts. I guess you could have got a bad cabin as AirAsia Indonesia is the worst of the AA bunch. 


Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 30 May 2019

Total posts 1

I just got air asia flight from KL Malaysia. I also was covered in bites and seems to have followed me home. I am not sure if from the seat or Blanket they provided in sleeping seats. I was in 1 A, didn't have an issue before the flight.

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