Both Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines used to (or perhaps still) offer cheap fares between KUL
and Australia. e.g. It's sometimes cheaper for a Malaysian to fly KUL
compared to a Singaporean flying direct SIN
. These flights are usually timed early in the morning which require a Malaysian to overnight in SIN
. Any loss they made in the flight fare they gained back by charging high for the accommodation. This tactic is of course done to entice Malaysians to use SQ, and the same goes for MH which offer the same sort of deal for our neighbour.
[Edited 2004-04-08 06:49:37]