In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, AirAsia Japan President Kazuyuki Iwakata smiles 

In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, AirAsia Japan President Kazuyuki Iwakata smiles during an interview in Tokyo. “It’s not that the meals on standard fares were ever free. The charge was just part of the ticket price,” Iwakata told The Associated Press. “With us, people pay only for what they need.” As a marketing ploy, AirAsia Japan, which started operations in August, offered tickets for just 5 yen (5 cents) to the first 10,000 people. They quickly sold out. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
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In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, AirAsia Japan President Kazuyuki Iwakata smiles during an interview in Tokyo. “It’s not that the meals on standard fares were ever free. The charge was just part of the ticket price,” Iwakata told The Associated Press. “With us, people pay only for what they need.” As a marketing ploy, AirAsia Japan, which started operations in August, offered tickets for just 5 yen (5 cents) to the first 10,000 people. They quickly sold out. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
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