Malindo Air

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Food & Beverages 12345
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Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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1/10

"I would not trust them not to cancel again"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | This airline should be thoroughly ashamed of its policies and customer service. I went direct to the airline at much more expense thinking booking direct would be a safer option. Within a day of receiving my booking and money they sent me an email bringing the flight forward by 2 hours. The next day they sent me an email cancelling the flight altogether and offering me a flight the next day due to operational reasons. When I contacted them, they informed me that they would only issue a voucher not a refund. I cannot use this voucher and had to book another airline to get to my connecting flight. This is totally outrageous as they cancelled the flight and cannot provide the service that was paid for. So they just keep everyone’s money and hope that you can’t use the voucher. The voucher is totally useless to me and in light of their behavior with this last flight even if I could use the voucher I would not trust them not to cancel again. Travel is stressful enough as it is in the pandemic, but to refuse to give a refund when the cancellation is totally the fault of the airline is just plain wrong.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteJakarta to Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownAugust 2021
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"over a year later - no refund"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | My flight was cancelled. I was offered a voucher but declined - they don't fly enough routes I'd want to use. Eventually they agreed to a refund (after many emails). Since then I've chased every month. I keep being told it's being passed to another department for payment but over a year later - no refund.
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSydney to Denpasar
Date FlownAugust 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"the worst airline ever"

(Nepal)

Not Verified | The travel voucher refund is very long to receive. Only received a year after I requested it. If not because of the travel voucher, I wont use this airline anymore. Not worth your money at all. Customer service also very bad. Didn't reply to customer's email, if you didn't call to ask about the email, they won't reply to it and respond to it. Too many times the flight was cancelled but they didn't help at all to assist to get the new flight date. Customer call centre also very hard to reach. I called hundred times but too hard to answer. You cannot call using your mobile phone because cannot press "1" or "2" to choose English or Bahasa. Email didnt respond, call cannot reached - the worst airline ever!
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKuala Lumpur to Kathmandu
Date FlownJuly 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Consistent lying and unforeseen delays"

(Ireland)

Not Verified | Worst experience I have ever had with an airline. Flight cancelled in early March 2020. Cannot seem to get a refund after months of emails and phone calls. Consistent lying and unforeseen delays, I believed this excuse at the beginning but it has been over a year now and really don't believe this is a legitimate airline.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSydney to Bali
Date FlownMay 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"They replied back and said no money will be refunded"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | I booked flights for myself and my wife in 6th Jan 2020 with Malindo Air to take us from India to Perth via Malaysia on 23 April 2020 but due to covid the flights were cancelled. I filled out the Refund request form straight away but it kept crashing, eventually after a week it went through. I hadn't heard anything back so I emailed customer services on 22nd April and heard nothing so I emailed again on 4th May and again 14th May and still had no reply. I then found they had a Facebook page so I messaged the page on 18th May and they replied to say they had passed the message onto the relevant department. Having heard nothing back I messaged them again on 31st May, they replied on 1st June and said my refund was being processed and I just needed to wait. I waited until 17th June and messaged again, this time they replied and said they were going to escalate it. Finally 23rd June they messaged back to say they were doing my refund via a voucher to be used on flights and valid for 12 months. I replied straight back and explained that I do not intend to fly in the next 12 month or even longer and that I wanted my money returned, not a voucher. They replied back and said no money will be refunded. As you can imagine with covid 19 I'm not in a hurry to go abroad and I need the money refunded as I'm currently unable to work.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKerala to Kuala Lumpur via Perth
Date FlownApril 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Malindo Air has turned into an absolute nightmare"

(Malaysia)

Not Verified | Malindo Air has turned into an absolute nightmare of an airline due to my experience today. I was supposed to be on a flight today on Malindo Air, but unfortunately without even an email, phone call or any sort of alert, my flight was cancelled. We spent so much time and effort packing the whole day and driving to the airport which felt like hours to have found out my flight had been cancelled. Lets not forget I had to do a Covid Test which was expensive as heck and now I'll have to do it again. Just never fly from here if you don't want disappointment and problems in your life.
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMalaysia to Bangladesh
Date FlownNovember 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Still have not heard back"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Malindo Air cancelled our flights due to COVID-19 requested a refund or vouchers in April. Still have not heard back. Have sent multiple emails to customer service and they keep saying that they have forwarded them on to the correct department. Then nothing. Just want email back confirming they are processing them. Not sure how you can rate them if they didn’t fly you anywhere.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteBrisbane to Denpasar
Date FlownMay 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"hire to create the problem"

(Malaysia)

Trip Verified | Today I just received an email about my flight cancel and without given you option then direct replace to another fight which almost 3 hours later from the original schedule. So I sure I can’t accept as I am going to miss an important meeting if I accept the new schedule flight. So I call to customer care to make complaint and hope can solve the problem. But one girl try to challenge me said that when you booked the flight you must to accept our flight cancellation policy. Customer care is to solve customer problem but she seem like is hire to create the problem and challenge the customer.
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePenang to Subang
Date FlownJuly 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"never fly by this airline again"

(Australia)

Not Verified | We had booked 2 tickets for Perth to Kolkata & return from Kolkata to Perth. Malindo cancelled the Perth to Kolkata flight & offered another one after 2 days which we did not take as we had booked for a short stay in India & did not want to waste our days. So we went by Thai Airways instead. But while coming back we kept the ticket & came back to Perth with Malindo. They have issued us travel vouchers for the unutilized part of our ticket which do not cover the price we paid for our ticket. Also I paid more for my ticket(25 KG baggage charge) than my husbands (20KG baggage charge). But I have got less refund amount on my voucher than my husbands. I complained to them several times by sending detailed emails & calling multiple times but after 3 months my problem is still not solved. Every time a new person answers the phone or a new person deals with the email & they do not bother to go deep in the matter & give stupid replies which is very frustrating. They do not even have a toll free no. One of the customer representative emailed me that the refund amount should be $355.99 which pertained to my husband's ticket. But the actual travel voucher amounts are $340.89 & for my voucher it is $$338.39 which does not make any sense. We will never fly by this airline again.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKolkata to Perth via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"This is disgusting"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | We paid $842 for 2 return flights from Brisbane to Bali for my birthday in July. After Covid-19 hit and travel was restricted, we applied for a refund as my husband has a lung condition so is at high risk if he catches the infection. We explained we would be unable to travel until a vaccine was available and that travel vouchers would be of no use to us. After waiting 2 months, we tried to call the Australian office but it had been closed. We emailed customer care and 2 hours later we received an email reply containing 2 travel vouchers for $152.72 each which need to be re booked by May 2021. We are told these were sale priced tickets which are non refundable and that we can only get back the Australian taxes we would have paid for this flight. This is disgusting, it was not our fault that the pandemic had forced these restrictions! For a company to take our hard earned money, be unable to provide a service and only offer such a pitiful amount on useless travel vouchers we will be unable to redeem in time, is shameful and theft. Travel insurance wont cover this and we are forced to to complain to the Malaysian consumer complaints commission in an attempt to recoup our loss. They should not be allowed to get away with taking peoples money for nothing.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteBrisbane to Denpasar
Date FlownJuly 2020
Value For Money 12345
no