Lion Air cheap flights to China, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam


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Lion Air tips & tricks

Get them early

Not all low-cost airline fares are cheap. To enjoy low price tickets, get them early – at least 3 weeks in advance. Near your travel date, Lion Air prices will be similar to those offered by the full-service airlines. Use the Flight Scanner to find the dates with the lowest fares.

Book with a travel agent if your card is not accepted

Lion Air may not accept all credit or debit cards, especially those issued in non-Asian countries. Try to book your flight with one of our partners instead. Start with a flight search, then choose the partner offering the best deal for your ticket. Being independent OTA (Online Travel Agent) they focus on having the widest range of payment methods available – including most credit/debit cards, PayPal, Stripe, Google Pay, cryptocurrency, and more.

Be prepared for epic delays

Lion Air and Wings Air are famous for their lengthy delays at the airports. It is likely that the choice of the lowest possible airport fees (so they can offer cheap tickets) makes them a lower priority than other airlines. You can be sure that when bad weather causes a tarmac queue, Lion Air and Wings Air passengers will be the last to be invited to board. Anything from 2 to 8 hours of delay is not unusual for this airline.

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Lion Air essentials
Ticket ClassesPromo, Economy, Business
Checked Baggageno free allowanceprepaid baggage tickets (5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg, 30kg) available online or at the airport counter
Free Cabin Baggage– one cabin bag, max 40cm x 30cm x 20cm (Lion Air)
– one cabin bag, max 35cm x 30cm x 20cm (Wings Air)
– one personal item (laptop bag, umbrella, purse, etc)

max total weight: 7kg
Free Mealno meals available for purchase onboard
Inflight Entertainmentyesavailable on selected routes/planes only
Inflight Wi-Fiyesavailable on selected routes/planes only
Check-in Methodsweb, airport countercheck-in not available on the mobile app
web check-in available only for domestic flights
Check-in Timesweb: 24 hours to 4 hours before departure

airport counter: 2 hours to 30 minutes before departure (domestic) / 2 hours to 45 minutes before departure (international)
Baggage Dropopens 2 hours before departurecloses 30 min (domestic) / 45 min (international) before departure
Boarding Gates Closing Times15 min before departure
Name Changeno
Destination Changeno
Flight Date Changebefore 72h: admin fee
72h-4h: 50% fee
within 4h: 90% fee + taxes
Cancellation Refundbefore 72h: 25% fee
72h-4h: 50% fee
within 4h: 90% fee + taxes
Customer Service phone, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, help pages
Call CentersIndonesia: +6280 4177 8899 / +6221 6379 8000
Singapore: +65 6339 1922
Malaysia: +60 03-7841 5333
SubsidiariesWings Air, Thai Lion Air, Batik Air, Malindo Air
DestinationsChina, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam
Top RoutesKuala Lumpur – Jakarta, Singapore – Jakarta, Jakarta – Semarang, Jakarta – Bali, Penang – Medan, Balikpapan – Surabaya, Batam – Surabaya, Ho CHi Minh - Singapore, Makassar – Manado, Denpasar – Kupang
FleetBoeing 747-400, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-800NG, Boeing 737-900ER, Airbus A330-300
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Lion Air tips & tricks

Add some time for transfer

Having the above tip in mind, check also the airport terminals if you have a connecting flight with a different airline. Make sure you have enough time to transfer between the terminals so you don’t miss your next flight.

Pre-book your luggage allowance

Pre-book the exact luggage allowance that you’ll be needing. It is always cheaper. Plan your baggage in advance and don’t just look at the maximum weight – make sure you are within the specified size (length/width/height) and the number of bags allowed by Lion Air. It will be enormously expensive if you go over and have to purchase additional kg during check-in at the airport. Huge fees are awaiting you if the airline staff catches you with oversized luggage at the boarding gates!

Board early

Overhead baggage bins on the plane tend to fill out quickly. Try to board early so that you can secure room for your hand luggage, and avoid “stowage wars”.

Research your destinaton’s requirements

For international flights, to avoid problems at the destination, make sure you have the applicable visa, a return/onward journey ticket, and COVID-19 tests. Visit IATA’s website to learn which travel documents are required at your destination country, and Unlocking Asia Pacific Travel webpage for up-to-date information on the local pandemic situation.

Adjust your travel dates

Prices skyrocket during holidays – watch out for local holidays and adjust your travel dates to avoid expensive tickets. Even at Lion Air, cheap flights are non-existent during popular “red days” like Chinese New Year or Idul Fitri.  Prices can go as high as 5 times the price of the ticket for non-peak dates.

Watch for a good sale

To get a great bargain be sure to watch the sales on the Lion Air website over the course of several weeks. Subscribe to the newsletter and follow Lion Air accounts on social media. Or just use Promo Radar that collects promotions from all airlines in one place.

User Review
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Lion Air review

Privately run Lion Air is the largest airline in Indonesia, and just the second largest in SE Asia – after AirAsia. Thai Lion Air is an associate company of Lion Air Group (together with Lion Air and Wings Air), operating in Thailand.

Lion Air may be not known for its punctuality (many passengers report huge delays) but if you remember that it’s a truly low-cost airline, some things may be forgiven. The same goes for complaints about narrow seats, no free meals, or no baggage allowance included in the flight ticket. On a positive note, there is a decent selection of drinks and meals sold on board, you can buy online the exact amount of baggage allowance you need, and the staff is friendly, polite, and helpful.

The bottom line: Lion Air, Thai Lion Air, and Wings Air are good airlines for a budget flyer if there is no need or expectation for luxury travel.

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