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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds with an average 22% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,290 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$1,178 or less

Good deal one-way

$1,142 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1,142 or less one-way and $1,178 or less round-trip.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.

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Top airline flying Washington to Kota Kinabalu

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
Malaysia Airlines
Overall score based on 1,532 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Food need to be improved"

Cons: "Sitting arrangement Was poor. Five of us had five different seat. Missing luggage."

Pros: "ok"

Cons: "Better range of entertainment as the options were a bit dated and mediocre"

Cons: "Not being cancelled and delayed"

Cons: "Did not departure on time"

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"

Pros: "The seat was very nice position."

Cons: "It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal"

Cons: "It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "2 times flight per day"

Pros: "The airline better than the budget ariline"
Cons: "The agency that booked through not so cooperative and complicated"

Cons: "Crew service"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available"

Pros: "This flight nothign"
Cons: "Major delay, should have offered passengers water or beverages. Food was very poor, no assistance for transfer on late flight."

Pros: "Pleasant steward"
Cons: "Delayed and waste time at Jakarta airport"

Pros: "Friendly crew. Comfortable and quiet flight"
Cons: "Dinner service slow"

Pros: "Retested additional blankets and got them."
Cons: "The crew was in a hurry to provide drinks and remove trays; ttrays were no hot drinks provided; overall, the crew seemed cold and not approachable."

Cons: "Prebooking a seat with Malaysian Airlines requires calling KL office which is always busy. It costs a lot if calling from the US, in addition to paying for the seats. It really turned me off."

Pros: "Staff onboard were good"
Cons: "Many hours delay at Miri, MAS staff abandoned posts so they didn't have to deal with passengers. Apalling service"

Pros: "The regular plane was swapped out for the A380"

Pros: "Most of it, especially having a meal on such a short flight."
Cons: "Could do with more legroom, tall people exist"

Pros: "The flights were on time :)."

Pros: "All aspects were fine. Weather caused a delay for landing of ore than 45 minutes, but not airline's fault."

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The food"

Cons: "My checked bag did not arrive at my work city of Singapore. It took 2 days to be brought to my hotel despite my being told they would be on the next flight. I arrived back in Denpasar yesterday and, again, my bags are lost and I again I was told they would be on the next flight. I still do not have my bag. Seems to be a pattern with Malaysian Airways and I will avoid them in the future, Also, I left my Ipad plugged in at the Premier Lounge in Denpasar and realized it as I was boarding the plane. The Malaysian Air boarding staff got on radios and appeared to try to help by telling them to put aside for pick up upon my return. Yesterday, The Premiere lounge said they did not have it despite my name, email and phone number being written on the Ipad. Between Malaysian Air and the Lounge and their lack of concern and professionalism it was not a good trip. As One World Emerald member, I steer a lot of business towards these One World Airlines. I expect better treatment."

Pros: "The early arrival, and the service"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Food and hospitality"

Pros: "Cabin crew, smooth flying"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Smooth flight with usual good in flight service. No issues during flight. check in very smooth and baggage collection very quick"

Cons: "Very uncomfort flight, very bad timing, Food is not good"

Pros: "Flight was on time - to the detriment of my late connecting MAS flight from DAR"
Cons: "Food was okay but entertainment was non existent"

Pros: "Flight to Penang was delayed for more than 3 hours for unclear reasons. These was not a clear announcement as to what was going on. Then after that, they were waiting on the crew from Langkawi. We arrived at 2 a.m. or so as a resluy"
Cons: "Lateness and lack of transparency from MAS staff"

Cons: "On both flights, i did not get the seats i had specifically booked..."

Pros: "Good food for airplane although I was in the back of the plane and they ran out of what I preferred to have. Lots of free drink options."
Cons: "Small seating area, hard to sleep on a 13 hour flight"

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Nothing."

Pros: "my family and I flew one way Singapore to London (15 hours 1 hour stopover in KL) for $1600 (all 4) Singapore Airlines or BA were $1800 per person. they are nicer airlines but not $5600 better. Airbus A380 was a bit tired but service was good. pretty painless trip all in all"

Pros: "The crew is friendly"
Cons: "Check in counter not enough resulting in very very long queue and check in time"

Pros: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "our vegan food was not provided"

Cons: "Flight canceled last minute! Lost my connection back home. Still no news about pay back. Had to book another flight on my own expense."

Cons: "Had a transit flight through KL from Colombo to Bali. The luggage was not with me and my friend along with about 7-10 others post arrival in Bali. We received the luggage after losing almost one day eating into our holiday. Minor compensation was given but the inconvenience was far more! This is not the KL to colombo flight but thought i will write it in here as I got this through Kayak"

Cons: "The first meal that was given was poor. a single roll for the fist of two meals offered on an 8 hour flight, is the poorest meal i have had on a flight of this duration."

Pros: "Nothing's eat was hard and could not adjust only the back and was uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seat and no entertainment boring flight Crew did not really check on all passengers turning off their cell phone"

Cons: "boarding was awful 1 hour late and no information provided to waiting passengers staff nasty and indifferent and/or uninformed about what was going on"

Pros: "It was barely two hours and that kept me from having to go to a Malaysian hospital."
Cons: "Having Multiple Sclerosis & extreme neuropathy plus being postop with two major abdominal surgeries just weeks before, I called customer service and they guaranteed my medical needs would be met at the gate. They were not and not having a bulkhead seat on the first 2 hour leg from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur caused me massive pain and circulatory issues - in spite of surgical note requiring it. Not good assistance over phone or in Bangkok."

Cons: "On our way from KL to Manila, there were no screens for my children to watch and a not G rated Chinese movie to watch, only. It was really inconvenient and not a very good experience."

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