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Anyone Ever Flown Malev?  
User currently offlineChe From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

My family is planning a trip to Budapest,Hungary flying from Cleveland. We are thinking about taking Delta/Malev. Has anyone ever flown JFK-Budapest on them (coach).
It yes, how was the survice, food, and entertainment and comfort? Thanx for all the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Has Malev operated charter flights between Cleveland and Budapest?. I think I read this somewhere. It would not be surprising as there is a very large community of Americans of Hungarian origin in Cleveland.

I haven´t flown Malev but my best friend is from Budapest and has flown many times. It is a very good airline, its onboard service and especially the food of high standard. The B767 are confortable and clean inside, a high quality service.

I was in Budapest three weeks ago, Ferihegy airport is very modern and new. Although I flew KLM the check in was done by Malev, very friendly and efficient.

Enjoy



User currently offlineDas Flugzeug From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

I also have never flown the route myself, but I have relatives that fly it quite often. They have mentioned that the service is excellent, the stewards/stewardesses being especially friendly. In case you're interested, the plane used is a 767-200.

One strange thing is that Malev does not actually get a jetway at JFK. Instead passengers board a hyraulically raised bus, which I affectionately refer to as "the box." This device then takes the pax to the plane.


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Hi
i did not travel this route with MA but instead i had a couple of flights with them.
One on TU154 and one on a 737-200

The business class seats on the TU154 suck. Ohterwise the flights were quite O.K FA's were very friendly.
I think their Long range service must be even better.

Take care
Amir


User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Malev indeed operated a seasonal summer charters from CLE to BUD in the early 90s. They used a leased 767-300 on the route. But I am rather sure they no longer operate these flights.

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Hi Che,

following is the current schedule of connetions from CLE to BUD.
The best is via JFK with the daily flight of MA. Take care and Viva Revolucion!

Amir



** AMADEUS TN ** 31MAR00 07APR00
1 AC 374 2 CLE YYZ 2 1700 1800 0 CONNECT YTO CRJ
MA 095 2 YYZ 1 BUD2A 2000 1050+1 0 04APR00 13MAR01 762 11:50
2: CP3374 2 CLE YYZ 2 1700 1800 0 CONNECT YTO CRJ
MA 095 2 YYZ 1 BUD2A 2000 1050+1 0 04APR00 13MAR01 762 11:50
3* DL6232 D CLE JFK 3 1455 1640 0 CONNECT NYC ERJ
: DL 091 D JFK 3 BUD2A 1745 0950+1 0 25MAR00 01APR00 762 11:55
4* DL6232 D CLE JFK 3 1455 1640 0 CONNECT NYC ERJ
MA 091 D JFK 3 BUD2A 1745 0950+1 0 26MAR00 01APR00 762 11:55
5* DL6232 467 CLE JFK 3 1455 1640 0 CONNECT NYC ERJ
: DL 091 467 JFK 3 BUD2A 1745 0850+1 0 02APR00 22APR01 762 11:55
6* DL6232 4567 CLE JFK 3 1455 1640 0 CONNECT NYC ERJ
MA 091 4567 JFK 3 BUD2A 1745 0850+1 0 02APR00 22APR01 762 11:55


User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

I also have a Croatian friend who flies LHR-BUD with Malev. He said he thought the service was fine, but that all the in-seat phones had been removed!! (Didn't know they had them on Malev!!).

User currently offlineB777captain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Hello!
I've flown Malev many both longhaul, shorthaul, business and ecomony, all their services are great esecially food and In-flight service.I really recommend them!!

B 777 Captain


User currently offlineEmem From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Hi!
I´ve flown Malev many times for many years, service was always above average (try the red wine!), BUD airport is quite good too, but beware of the taxi drivers in the arrival hall! Plane will be a 767-200ER (HA-LHA or -LHB), that -300 (-LHC) was only a short term lease.
Enjoy the town where I was born !

Emem


User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

A couple of tips when in Ferihegy airport (Budapest):

Visit the observation deck located on Terminal 2A. It is very good, they only charge 100 Forint (less than US$0.50) and you get good views of the parked aircraft and tarmac.

Also about less than a kilometer when exiting the airport to your right there is a Malev museum. There are Malev aircraft preserved (IL18, Tu154, Tu124, etc) that you can also visit inside on some of them.

Enjoy one of the nicest places and the friendliest people in Europe.


User currently offlineMonte From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1412 times:

I fly CVG-?-BUD two times a year, often on Delta/Malev. Malev uses 767's for New York flights. I would rate quality of service/comfort in Malev a bit worse then United, but noticably better then Lufthansa. Entertainment on Malev 767's is OK, but does not match LCD screens in every seat of United's 777.

BTW, taxi (minibus) service from BUD Ferihegy airport to the city is the best possible. For about $8 they drive you to ANY adress in Budapest. The airport is new and efficient.


User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1409 times:

The malev flight attendants are very nice but the seats and the food sucks. My flight was ZRH-PRG.

Avion


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