Aug 13, 2015

'Hitman' David Foster is AirAsia's new global ambassador




So yours truly was there at the Majestic Hotel yesterday with bated breath.. After receiving my invite from the AABC team, we suspected that David Foster was the new global ambassador for AirAsia's premium products.. but what I was not sure was if we could actually actually meet him..Heaven knows the PR has been dodging our questions easily enough.... sighhh...

However the media turnout was massive.. and it seems that they smelled blood... hehehe... David Foster's blood.. hahaha.. just kidding...


And so while waiting for the legend to appear, I was acting like a fan girl, giggling with some blogger friends like a dizzy schoolgirl...


The event started shortly and the gorgeous Daphne Iking took to the stage as the emcee on duty for this event..


And then it was my ex boss (for the time when I was working with Warner Music Malaysia... more or less 14 years ago.., and before he left to take over AirAsia..huhuhu)... the big boss of AirAsia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Executive Officer of AirAsia who made his opening speech...


In his speech, Tony says, "David is an old friend and we've created many hits together over the years. David is a legend and I'm looking forward to creating many more hits through his collaboration, especially on our Premium offerings. Premium Flex is a one of a kind product which offers travellers flexibility and value-for-money with complimentary 20 kg baggage, in-flight meal of their choice, up to 2 times flight changes with seat selection, priority baggage, check-in as well as boarding."


"This partnership with David for our Premium Flex and our award-winning Premium Flatbed to start, will bolster both products to another level, creating new market for us as we continue to evolve from being just a low-cost carrier to a true value-carrier with the best product proposition," added Tony...


David Foster was scheduled to be in Kuala Lumpur for his Asia Tour 2015 which would be including his friends Boyz II Men, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Jackie Evancho and Ruben Studdard at the Arena Of Stars, at Resorts World Genting this 14th August 2015 ....


....but surprised us, the media and his fans with an earlier arrival in time for this huge announcement with AirAsia....


David Foster, the newly appointed brand ambassador of AirAsia says, " AirAsia is a highly regarded brand that is nothing short of an amazing success story. Congratulations on the recent milestone of fling 300 million guests in the short span of only 14 years! I am happy to represent their excellent premium product range and look forward to a great relationship with AirAsia as we embark on this partnership."


For you who are still in the dark about David Foster... I really do not know what is happening in your world... You probably have not heard music or watch TV then....David Foster is a world renowned musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist with 16 Grammy Awards under his belt, including three of Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and even three Oscar nominations for "Best Original Song".


David is one of the most successful record producer in history and has realised the musical dreams of superstars like Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder. 


Besides all that, he is also a keen spotter of new talent, and has played a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Charice and even out own local darling, Yuna, who has recently been signed on by David as a recording artist and FYI , now in the midst of recording a duet with Usher!!


AirAsia's guests can be looking forward to exclusive campaigns in which David will be featured to further elevate AirAsia's premium product range.




There will also be various engagement activities, which may win AirAsia's guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet David Foster at one of his concerts!!!! Are you excited already or what!!!??



It is certainly an amazing feeling being in the presence of two legends... one being Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and the other, naturally David Foster...



Premium Flex is available for all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights and flight change is available up to 2 hours before scheduled time of departure of the original flight and at least three (3) hours before the schedule time of departure of the new AirAsia flight and four (4) hours before schedule time of new AirAsia X flight.



The changes can be performed via web at www.airasia.com, mobile and all AirAsia official offline booking channels.

Changes to flight date or time are permitted twice and subject to fare difference if any....


As for the Premium Flatbed seat, back in 2010 AirAsia X became the first long-haul low fare carrier to introduce the Premium Flatbed seat, which has standard business class specifications of 20" width , 60" pitch and stretch out to 77" in full recline position.


The Premium Flatbed seats features universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen


Premium Flatbed guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including unlimited flight change, Pick a Seat, Priority Check -in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, immigration fast track at selected airports, 40kg Baggege allowance, Complimentary Meal and drinks with Pillow and Duvet...



It is because of all that, AirAsia X has been named the 'World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin' and 'Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat' for the third time consecutively at the Skytrax World's Airline Awards....

For more info, please check out: www.facebook.com/AirAsia

Thank you AABC team and AirAsia for this unforgettable rare opportunity and for having me!!!


And.... of course... before the event end and before David left.... I took the opportunity to take a selfie with him.... hehehehe

One of my most priceless moments this year or even in my life!!! picture credit to Lu Chin John and Leona Lim



26 comments:

  1. a priceless opportunity indeed...we had such fun

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    1. yeah... hope something like that come up again... hehehe

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  2. AirAsia go BIG with awesome Global Ambassador. How to be AirAsia blogger community?

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    1. Definitely awesome... apply with the PR....

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  3. You got a selfie with David Foster?! SO LUCKY! Hoping they would get more sales, with sexy new ambassador. haha

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  4. Super jealous dgn gambar last tu! Nak selfie gakkkk :)

    Kolin zainal

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    1. insya allah... kalau ada rezeki... heheheh

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  5. The selfie photo was really awesome and it was not easy to take a selfie with David Foster!
    Great meet up and event!

    xoxo,
    Sharon
    www.snowman1314.com

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    1. absolutely... it was hard... and a few of us got lucky....

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  6. You are so lucky to be meeting David Foster in person babe! I think with David Foster as the new ambassador, this means that i'll be travelling more with AirAsia 😍

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  7. Wow!! NO kidding! U manage to grab a wefie with him!!! Jealous mode on!! Lucky u dear!

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    1. I know... I was so not expecting to see him also... so it was really a priceless moment...

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  8. fangirl number 1 eh? haha.. :) it's a really great opportunity meeting up with the legend. Nice!!

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    1. Absolutely!!! A rare and god given opportunity...

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  9. yea it was awesome meeting him...heartbeat goes up thumping...dup dup dup...wish we could have watched his performance

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    1. I can certainly so relate to that... heheheh

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  10. And you got to selfie with him LOL!!

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  11. Woosh! Nice selfie with David Foster!
    It's really a once in a lifetime opportunity haha

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    1. absolutely... thanks for dropping by my humble blog...

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  12. That is awesome! The selfie and get to meet David Foster in person!

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