MH772 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4811 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.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4796 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'
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4794 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.
Ganymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4776 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 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.
Swiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4713 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...
AirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2547 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4685 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.
Farman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2002, 27 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4631 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....!)
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4625 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.
Shortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4616 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.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3168 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4606 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.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4573 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.
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4572 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!
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
Mas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4528 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.