It is almost year end and my two sons have been skipping classes because there are no more lesson. So, we thought of going to somewhere since there are so much hype about cheap holidays and almost zero cost flights. We wanted to beat the school holiday, Christmas and New Year crowd, you see. Moreover, my 20th wedding anniversary is at the end of this month. So, it is like a second honeymoon, right?

And that’s where I landed on this ‘batteries not included’ package deals. You know what? It is very frustrating to be told that the flights are as cheap as RM39.90 but when I tried booking, I am given a totally different fare. The reason is the hidden costs not mentioned by some of the airlines.

I guess many of us too hate the ‘surprises’ of these additional fees and charges because normally some of those airlines really misled us with all kind of cheap flights and no frills trip. It is very annoying to discover all the hidden charges and unless we go through the really fine prints, we really do not know what we are bargaining for.

So, my dream of going to Bali for the first time evaporates into thin air. But I am not giving up yet and that lead me to MAS website. MAS has been around for decades but I didn’t know that they too offer cheap flights and holiday packages. They have what they call the ‘What you see is what you pay for’ All Inclusive Low Fares. The fare is inclusive of fuel surcharge, airport tax and insurance levy. iLike!

MAS All Inclusive Low Fares

MAS All Inclusive Low Fares

So, I checked all the available destinations which have package deals that include flight, hotel and all the other charges. Unfortunately, I have to forget about those countries like South Africa, Japan, New Zealand because paying for five adult tickets and one child ticket will burn a big hole in our pocket

MAS holiday package

MAS holiday package

Now, I am really stumped on where to go. What will be your choice destination if you have an all-expenses paid holiday? Come on, take a look at the holiday destinations available on MAS website, give me an idea so that I can make up our minds. I have been to Australia, France, Italy, Hong Kong and certain parts of Indonesia and Thailand.

So, where to? Let’s say I dumped all my kids and hubby at home, I think I will want to travel to South Africa. Oh wait, if I am celebrating my second honeymoon, can I dump the hubby at home? I wonder if MAS has a ‘toyboy included second honeymoon package?’