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What Do You Think Of Malaysia Airlines?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

I haven't been on Malaysia Airlines for years. I was in KL sometime last year and I took Cathay Pacific instead.

What do you think of MAS? I mean for both short haul and long haul service? Is it friendly? Also, are the cabins clean or not?

Has anyone been on MAS's SYD-KUL route?

I heard that it is an underated airline. MAS is very good from what I heard.

Comments?



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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

I'v been in both coach & Business.

Business ; sleeping comfort : not too great, tv screen : too big, food excellent (unforgetible Sahtee's.), crew : also excellent : every one knows your name etc ...

Economy ; best Economy class I've been on. Lots of legspace/recline, adjustable lumbar support, PTV with lots of movies games, sweet fa's... Yes for once I had a good sleep in coach, being 1.93 m ..



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4482 times:

Was the cabin clean?

User currently offlineMH772 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Well I was on a MAS flight from KL - LON about 10 days ago and I liked the flight a lot. The plane was a 747 so the ride wasn't all that bad even though I would've preferred to fly to LON in their new 772. I flew on Economy Class and still had a pretty good trip. The food, since I was in EC was normal plane to me but I still thought it was pretty good. Had some sort of chicken for dinner, and had tomato omellete for breakfast. As for inflight entertainment, the eFly system has a lot of games, about 13 radio channels and if i remember correctly, about 8 video channels. Everybody on the plane gets their own personal 10 inch tv screen. The crew were really friendly and the cabin was at all not that dirty. You have to remember this all happened while I was in EC not in Business of First. And finally, MAS I think is underrated. They should at least get some of the limelight and publicity that their fellow neighbours in Singapore get, because both airlines are really very good.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

When I flew them back in 1995, I thought they were great. I was flying on the JNB-CPT-EZE route (744 there, 742 back), and had a wicked time. I was granted a visit on the flightdeck on the way back, whilst over the South Atlantic ocean at night...stayed talking to the crew for ages....they were very nice, and the engineer explained all sorts of buttons and their functions.

The cabin crew were also brilliant, the food also seemed to be top-notch, for Economy. Would definitely fly them again.

Thanks to them, I learned the meaning of 'Selamat Datang'....oh, and 'Tandas' Big grin


User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

I've flown with MAS from KUL to MAN on a 772 a couple of years ago (Economy) and to be honest, it was the best long haul flight i've ever had.

I spent the majority of the flight playing Super Smash Tennis on the Nintendo that they had on their PTVs.

Leg room was excellent, service/food great.

Did a shorthaul flight from KUL to SIN earlier this year, and they were good too, but then again it was only a quick up and down flight.



Next flights: MAN-IST-AUH-MAN
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

My only experience on MH was in 1995. On the Fukuoka-Penang segment, the pilots let me sit in the cockpit observer seat in the A330. They hooked me up with food and soft drinks while I was up there. I've posted this before.

I am ever grateful to MH for that flight.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

I have read that their 772 is equiped with an on board office, MH is the first airline which offers service like this.

Patrick


User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4421 times:

I've flown with 4 of their 744's (kLAX-NRT,NRT-MKP,KUL-JNB and CPT-EZE) and 734(MKP-KUL) in 1997 .Although still none of their 744's had PTV's back then  Sad But the flight attendants were all very friendly without exception and yes ,the cabin was clean,I enjoyed every single flight with that carrier.It's one of the best in the world in my opinion.

User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

I've flown ZRH-KUL-BNE/SYD-KUL-LGK-ZRH this year, with A333/772/734/744 and I was really surprised by the good quality of service, I really enjoyed this airline and would fly again with them anytime.


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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

I'd say MAS is a really under-rated airline! It is as good as SIA and Cathay Pacific and there hub airport @ KUL is the best.

User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

I flow with Malaysian Airlines Zürich-Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi-Kuala Lumpur Hong-Kong-Kuala-Lumpur-Amsterdam and all flights were amazing.. great food, best cabin crew i ever had.. the Boeing 777 is my favourite aircraft and I loved to fly with this aircraft. Malaysia Airlines is a great airline...
greets


User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4330 times:

The thing i find great about MH is that whenever i am at the airport, there crews ALWAYS come through immigration SMILING and full of laughter!! This is much different say to NZ, SQ, QF, UA etc....who are all tired and worned out from the flight.

Mike


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

Oh cool! How was the food? And was the cabin itself clean?

MAS is indeed an underrated airline


User currently offlineFarman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2002, 27 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

I have flown on MAS, both short haul and long haul, over the last couple of years. On one occasion, I got upgraded to Business but otherwise I was travelling Economy. I reckon they give very good value, good service and have sufficient leg space in economy - it certainly seems more than you get with CX or BA. The only hesitation I have in recommending them is that if you are using a connecting flight to catch a long-haul flight, you can find yourself with a long wait at Kuala Lumpur (but that's quite a nice airport....!)

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

All they need is a new livery..badly. My dad flew them a couple of years ago he liked it a lot. Service is apparently very very nice, as you can see from the above posts. I've wanted to fly Malaysian for a long time, hopefully I'll get a chance sometime soon.

-FSP


User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

I've flown at last count over 400 sectors with them. Long/medium/short haul, in all classes and on all of their fleet, past or present. They've made a huge turnaround from the days when Tajudin Ramli ran the company, and almost ran it into the ground.

Their main strength is really their cabin crew, which I find are generally genuinely warm and pleasant to fly with.

My main gripe with them is their current C and F product. Most majors have beds in F and quite a lot of them are coming along with Beds in C as well. MH has neither, which leaves them at a slight disadvantage.

Still, they've now got Leo Burnett onboard doing their PR and ads for them, and I think that's helped somewhat. They've got a new management team and I think things are looking up for them.


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2982 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

Travelled twice from MAN to KUL with Malaysian.

First time Business class, B772. Sparklingly clean aircraft inside and out. Seats not the most modern and only reclined to about 145 degrees, but comfy enough. Attentive, smiling crew even after 12 hours. Personal touches included being called by name, and excellent trolley service at meal times. The level of service in their Golden Club class puts SQ's Raffles class to shame without a doubt.

Second time was non-stop on the B744 and I was luckily upgraded to First. Truly excellent. Again, the seats are not fully flat, but I managed to sleep far better than in SQ's suite which I found to be firm and uncountoured.

Whilst the seats may not be the most modern on the market, MAS more than makes up for it with the level of service and friendliness of their crew. Other neighbouring carriers charge inflated prices for what I call window dressing, whereas with MAS you pay a reasonable price for an excellent product.

I can recommend them to you without exception.

Regards

Shamu



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4756 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Whoever says that MAS is a yucky airline, I can truly say you have never flown it enough to experience the excellent service provided. Almost all my flights are flown with them and there is a reason why i remain loyal to them, even though i am Singaporean.

I wouldn't mind going through the transit in KLIA just to get to my destination. And The Skytrax Best Cabin Staff award is well deserved for MAS, I hope that is one of the many awards they would win, following Conde Nast's Best Business Class for 2 years running.

I have flown with them in all classes and i have never been disappointed. Although some sceptical Singaporeans might beg to differ, and some might even swear by her closest competitor, Singapore Airlines, I say to them "Try Malaysia, fly Malaysia"...

However patriotic some Singaporeans may be, I can only take so much crap from the world's most snobbish airline.

MAS is seriously under-rated, I don't blame the public because it wasn't too long ago in the early 90s that they were the airline to avoid. but they have turned around tremendously, just like how Qatar Airways did.

When the airline was going through the worst financial turmoil in history (to the brink of bakruptcy), the cabin crew sure showed no signs of it. Service remained top-notch to the end. Morale of the cabin crew remained intact and this gave me new found respect for them. Humble of the current situation, yet proud of the nation's airline without even a tinge of snobbery (Unlike Singapore Airlines).

There has never been a flight that I wasn't referred to by my name when i am in First or Business Class.

Just read my trip reports, if you are not convinced.

Cheers
Ryan



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

I'm flying quite often on MAS and I like them compared to other Asian carriers such as SQ, TG or CX. I flew Economy in the 744, 772, 330, 734, F50 and DHT and Golden Club (Business Class) in the 744, 772 and 330.

The product is excellent and you should try it out!



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5351 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

I might try them in January from AKL-BNE so I will tell you what I think IF I fly with them in a trip report!

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

Some people think that MAS is not a safe airline. I don't know why.

User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

My best experiences was on MH. However, I only flew with them on their 744s and 734. Their short isn't really much to brag about, it's so-so. But their long-haul is excellent, IMO better than SQ or CX, maybe even the best in the world. Comfy, good food, friendly crew. I remember, when i was younger, they always used to ask me if i would like to visit the cockpit. The pilots were very friendly and showed me what all the knobs and switches do. Cool.

IMO, MH is definately underated. And the people who think MAS is not a safe airline obviously don't know what they are talking about.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES - Going Beyond Expectations


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

How big is MAS compare with SIA? Someone told me that MAS is larger in one aspect.

User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

I think SIA is more famous around the world and has a bigger fleet then MAS. That is why when asked for a cpomparison between the two, people tend to answer SIA.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES - Going Beyond Expectations


25 United Airline : And the people who think MAS is not a safe airline obviously don't know what they are talking about. Umm...... I agree. Maybe because of that accident
26 Mas a330 : They had 2, one was a 732, supposedly a hijack (i think) and the other was an F50 back in 95.
27 Airbus Lover : a B732 was hijacked (rumoured a gunshot was fired) and yes a F50 at Tawau, landed short of runway claiming a few lives. But don't forget a A300 that c
28 Swissgabe : United Airline MAS flies more pax than SIA but SIA has more Pax Mileage since MAS has a big domestic network which SQ doesn't have. Regarding the 732,
29 Airbus Lover : hehe, swissgabe, a little bit slower...
30 Mas a330 : Yes, indeed there was the A300 incident, but remember... United Airline is talking about fatal accidents.
31 United Airline : Correct. How many fatal accidents?
32 Mas a330 : As I stated earlier, two. Well actually, one if you don't count a plane going down due to a "hijacking" an accident.
33 United Airline : How many B 747-400s do they have on order? I heard that they deferred a few....... Also, how many B 747-400s do they have now?
34 United Airline : MAS flies more pax than SIA but SIA has more Pax Mileage since MAS has a big domestic network which SQ doesn't have. What about in terms of RPMs??? Wh
35 Mas777 : Once again - I feel I ought to stop this comparison between Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Its like comparing siblings - afterall they grew
36 Shortfinals : That A300 accident happened on the 18th of Dec 1983. I think it was a dry leased one from SK. A friend of mine (a local golf pro) was on board. He was
37 9V-SVA : Can't say much, as I've flown SIA all my life. Blueshamu330s, I found the level of service on SIA much nicer than what you described. Ultimo seats in
38 Ryanair!!! : Regarding the size, MAS was South East Asia's largest carrier. But after the recent streamlining of fleet, not too sure about the numbers now. They on
39 United Airline : Regarding the size, MAS was South East Asia's largest carrier. But after the recent streamlining of fleet, not too sure about the numbers now In terms
40 United Airline : I am sure they both very good airlines. How many B 747-400s does MAS have? Heard that they have a few on order that were deferred.
41 Airbus Lover : Although I am a big fan or Malaysia Airlines, I have to admit that SIA is somewhat more successful to an extent. They have a larger network and more f
42 United Airline : Then how can MAS be the largest airline in SE Asia while it is not even as big as SIA? Umm....
43 Mas a330 : I think that MH has been struggling to fill up their aircraft, mainly because of the competition from two better known airlines, SQ and TG. These airl
44 Airbus Lover : MAS was once SE Asia's largest but is no longer. I said I hope it can become ONE of SE or even Asia's largest. That is not impossible. But I didn;t sa
45 Luzezito : Although I have never flown them and see that everyone's happy with them, I would like to draw your attention to their last commercials: the music was
46 Post contains images Mas777 : Ha ha ha - I liked that last AZ slogan. Malaysia Airlines has come up with a new philosophy - 'Going beyond expectations' - which is great. They certa
47 Airbus Lover : I do indeed hope that Skyteam gets KL, NW, CO as well. I think MAS should need to join an alliance pretty soon and feed more traffic into KUL. By that
48 Airbus Lover : I forgot to mention NW in the list of enrich partners.
49 OdiE : They are a great airline to fly with. I just flew with them last Monday from Kuala Lumpur to Manchester on Business Class. Even in Business Class, it
50 United Airline : MAS was once SE Asia's largest but is no longer. When was that?
51 Triple Seven : As recent as 1997 they were still the largest carrier in SE Asia with a fleet of around 105 aircraft. Currently they are not that far if you do some c
52 Mas a330 : I think the 747-4H6Ms (9M-MHL and 9M-MHM) are in the SZB hangar. I thnk they are for sale, not sure if they're still there.
53 Airbus Lover : I last heard they were up for sale but I dont think it has been sold yet so it is probably still in SZB. Just wondering, that the A333 that was writte
54 Post contains images United Airline : Good to hear that MAS is so good! So are they still the largest airlinein SE Asia? Larger than SQ?
55 Triple Seven : I think MH is probably no.2 behind SQ. Just a hair behind. By the way is MH still interested in purchasing up to 63 B737NG or A320s in the long run???
56 Balboy : Flew MH in January and thought they were exceptional... Being cabin crew myself, I always analyze my journey with other carriers; and unfortunately I
57 Mas a330 : Yeah.... Then cabin crew are great. Once, midway to LAX, I couldn't sleep so the stewardess came to talk to me... She was kind enough to give me some
58 Airbus Lover : Triple Seven, MAS is at no position (financially and other aspects as well) to buy any new aircraft. I believe their plan to buy new aircraft includin
59 Mas a330 : Why don't they look to other aircraft types, such as the A346 or 763/4?
60 Airbus Lover : Mas a330: Currently, even if they are at a strong financial position, it is not viable to add B763/4 into the fleet because it shares totally no commo
61 MH772 : My uncle is one of MASs flight engineers who are still with them and he said he's pretty sure that MAS are planning on exchanging their 747 fleet with
62 United Airline : How does that fit into MAS's B 777 Fleet? They better stick with the B 747/B777. I doubt they will order the A 346. Also they still have one or two B
63 Mas a330 : Maybe they would replace the older 744s, I hear that they have too many, as most are not full. What I think they need now are more 777s, not too sure
64 United Airline : How many B 747-400s they still have? I know they still have one or two on order, deferred.
65 Mas777 : MAS certainly was keen on the A32X series (pre-97) and a mix of these aircraft would fit into their fleet quite snuggly as they are indeed missing an
66 Mas a330 : Currently MAS has 2 744s on order, 9M-MPR (Apr 2008) and 9M-MPS (Oct 2009) and 2 B777 on order, 9M-MRP (Mar 2003) and 9M-MRQ (Apr 2003). An interestin
67 United Airline : I think they will simply order some new B 747 Variants, and convert these two orders into new versions of the B 747.
68 Triple Seven : I agree with United Airlines. I don't tink any A340s will be ordered. MH will probably seek a combo 737NG and 747Xs. A380 is a possibility. MH772: Wou
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