After Cathay Pacific, Malindo Airways Is Also Waiving Travel Change Fees For GE14

Customers can change their travel plans for free.

Malindo Airways is offering travel waivers to allow Malaysians to change flights without paying its normal surcharges for the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14)

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The Malaysian airline is providing more flexibility for travellers who may be changing their flight plans to return to their respective constituencies in order to cast their vote in the upcoming general election.

"In anticipation of the 14th General Election, Malindo Airways has come up with the following waivers to ensure that our valued guests travel will not be affected," it said on its website on Wednesday, 28 March.

According to Malindo, both the change fee and fare difference for change of travel dates will be waived

One of the conditions for the waiver is that all changes must be made within seven (7) days from election date announcement.

It was learned that customers may also opt to re-route to a different destination for free but fare differences apply (subject to the ticket terms and conditions).

More details on this waiver can be found on Malindo's website.

Malindo's offer came one week after Cathay Pacific announced that the airline will be waiving their usual flight changes fees for Malaysians

The Hong Kong-based carrier issued a travel advisory stating that Malaysian citizens will be eligible for a ticket waiver in which rebooking or re-routing charges will be waived for all Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight tickets issued in Malaysia.

"If the election date falls within the passenger's inbound or outbound travel date, one (1) change is permitted for all tickets, including those with restrictions on date change.

"This flight ticket change must be done within seven (7) days from the announcement of the Malaysia 14th General Election," the travel advisory read. 

The other terms and conditions applicable for this special waiver can be found on the website.

Earlier, former Kedah Matta chapter chairman Ahmad Pishol Ishak called upon Malaysia-based airlines to emulate Cathay Pacific's initiative

TheSun Daily reported on Wednesday, 28 March, that former Kedah Matta chapter chairman Ahmad Pishol Ishak supported the move to waive travel changes fees due to GE14.

According to Pishol, such waiver would help to ensure Malaysians who are abroad make their travel plans accordingly to cast their vote.

Do you think that more airlines should waive fees for travel changes in view of GE14? Let us know in the comments section below.

Speaking of which, registered Malaysian voters who are living abroad may begin to apply for postal voting:

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