It's reassuring that the UK is still producing high calibre politicians. People like Daniel Hannen (MEP). Watch his 3 minute assassination of Gordon Browns' failed economic policies and wasteful expenditure of money we don't have…
Daniel Hannen became Britains' youngest ever MEP in 1999 and even now is only 37 years old. He has authored 7 books, most recently The Plan: Twelve months to renew Britain. If his actions can match his words, he would make a worthy Prime Minister. Read more about what he has to say on his blog.
This October, I'm flying direct from Stansted (Essex) to Kuala Lumpur for £99 one-way inc. tax thanks to Tony Fernandes, the entrepreneurial founder of Air Asia. It's a budget airline with no-frills and it flies from Stansted (a superb airport in a bad location) but for £99, that's an all out bargain. The nearest competitors cost upwards of £250 one-way.
My mate Carl is looking for the best flight price for his trip to Malaysia this summer, so lets point him in the right direction…
The first thing to note is that you must to hunt around. For every one of my last 8 trips to Malaysia, I have booked through a different website. The prices change on an almost daily basis. Sometimes a comparison site has an exclusive offer, other times the airline itself is offering a discount for going direct to them.
I wrote before about how you can get a cheaper flight and see somewhere new with a stopover. Another option for the globetrotter is to fly into Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and out of Singapore (SIN) so that you can check out Singapore for a couple of days.
Now its over to you to start searching…
Air Asia – flights from £99 one-way if you're lucky – £180 one-way is more likely. Pay extra for food, entertainment, choose your seats. If you are tall, it is worth the small upgrade fee for a seat with extra legroom.
Malaysia Airlines – direct flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur starting around £650 return. It's a decent airline but overpriced because of a lack of competition. Maybe that will change now Air Asia is on the scene.
Emirates – direct flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur starting around £650 return. Great airline but pricey.
Gulf Air – stopover in Bahrain. Return flights starting from about £500 though they currently have a special offer of £411 if you fly by June 14. Good airline.
Qatar Airlines – stopover in Doha. Return flights starting from about £540. Good airline.
Singapore – stopover in Singapore. Return flights starting from about £650. Excellent airline.