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B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net!  
User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 21287 times:

7 July 2007

Jakarta (CGK) – Surabaya (SUB)

Airline: Lion Air
Flight Number: JY2790
Aircraft: B737-900 ER !!!
Rego: PK-LFF (Partial Boeing House Colors)
ETD:2120
ATD:2150
ETA:2235
ATA:2305
Seat: 8F
Class: Economy
Flight Time: 1.00 hr
Cruise: 35,000 feet

Background to Trip:

I had to travel to Surabaya to attend a friend’s business grand opening on a Saturday and then on to Bali the following day for a round of business meetings. I usually don’t venture out of Garuda (for obvious reasons!) but I thought this time I might have 1 go at Lion Air, just in order to try out the B737-900ER!

Pre Flight:

Being a Friday evening, traffic in Jakarta was hell as usual. It took me a good 1.5 hrs from downtown to get to the airport. I decided to give Lionair a go this time round just because it’s a B737-900ER scheduled for this night flight to Surabaya. Well, I guess I want to get the glory for being the first of posting a B737-900ER TR 

Crazy Traffic as usual towards CGK


Mess at CGK T1


Jakarta’s Terminal 1 is a mess, with loads of people around and I definitely will not come to use this terminal again! Oh well, sometimes we all go through hell and back just for the sake of A.net right ?  One things for sure, this terminal is definitely way overused and in desperate need of refurbishing. In this instance, I take back every word I said about terminal 2 needing refurbishing! ehehehhehe

Interestingly, the gate we used for boarding was shared with Air Asia, so it was packed like a sardine can! Especially when boarding was called for Air Asia, oh well, it was a stampede to get to the aircraft and first come first serve free seating  was quite humorous. After a 30 min delay, it was out turn to board, it was more organized but, somehow Lion Air attracts a lot of riff raff kinda passengers! Definitely not as civilized as Garuda. This will definitely be my first and last time venturing out of Garuda for Indonesian domestic flights!

A Poster Promoting the B739ER


Check In Area at Lion Air in T1


More Views of T1




Simba Lounge of Lion Air


But as my colleague is a Platinum Card holder of Lion Air, we went to the Lion King Lounge instead, with all these names, one wonders why JT has not been sued by Walt Disney Co. !!


PK-LFF! 1st B739ER in JT's fleet, sorry about the pics as it was at night and I was walking at the same time as a stampede of riff raff was behind me !






In Flight:
I was one of the first to board so that I can take some pictures of the cabin. PK-LFF is the first B737-900ER to enter JT’s fleet and has partial Boeing House Colors on it. Its in an all Y configuration. A 100% full load tonight as this aircraft will also continue to Makassar after a short transit in Surabaya. Not surprisingly, this aircraft is pretty clean, oh well, you have to expect that for a 1.5 month old aircraft right! But service wise, Garuda is way ahead than Lionair, even in Y. Like I mentioned before, I am going through this just for all you a.netters there  ‘winks’

Interior Views of this longest version of the B737 NG family
Towards the back

Towards the Front

Seats


Legroom

Aren't those winglets sexy!

Empty cabin 3 seconds before the stampede arrived!

1st time ever, a prayer card!! I guess you need your luck in Indonesian air travel! Prayers in Hindu, Islam, Christian, Buddhist to name a few !

Standard Safety Card


Winglets in flight



All we got on board was a bottle, no, let me rephrase that, all we got was a ‘cup’ of mineral water. But surprisingly, legroom was ok, I guess its due to new slimline seats. But shoulder room is bad. Or is it I am too big? I digress!



Midflight, there was a lucky draw for 2 miniatures 1:400 scale of this aircraft I am on. I did not get it! And as many of you well know, I am an avid collector of model aircraft in the 1:400 scale. I then asked the f/a if I could purchase it, and sadly its not for sale! Damm!

Soon enough, we arrived in Surabaya, I guess due to the high load, this aircraft used almost the entire runway during take off and landing. But after being in this aircraft, it feels the same as any other B737 NG, only much much longer ! And having 200+ people share 3 toilets, oh well, this is something not to be considered. I can’t even have the chance to snap pics of the lav!

Nice experience, but never again. Its back to good old Garuda for me in the comfort of their J cabin.

Last snap of PK-LFF after disembarkation at SUB


Airside at SUB


Baggage Reclaim Area


A/C: 9/10
Service: 3/10
Food: A bottle, no, cup of mineral water!

Room at the Sheraton Surabaya Hotel



Night sky over Surabaya


8 July 2007

Surabaya (SUB) – Denpasar, Bali (DPS)

Airline: Garuda
Flight Number: GA340
Aircraft: B737-400
Rego: PK-GZH
ETD:0630
ATD:0630
ETA:0820
ATA:0815
Seat: 2F
Class: Business
Flight Time: 0.39 hr
Cruise: 27,000 feet

Pre Flight:
Woke up at 4am from my comfortable bed at the Sheraton Surabaya Hotel. I was yawning all the way to the airport. Luckily my driver managed to be at the hotel lobby on time. I really hate early morning flights, but at least it will leave me some time to relax at my hotel in Bali before my meeting starts in the afternoon. I like the new Surabaya airport, although the design is nothing to talk about, it is a much better option then the old terminal. Its also user friendly. But although this airport just opened, its already at its operational capacity, oh well, Indonesian planning right ?!!

GA check in area



Crowd this morning was not too heavy, after check-in, I headed with my colleagues to the Garuda executive lounge for 10 mins before boarding was called.

A GA B733 in the morning light, taken from the lounge


GA Executive lounge at SUB



My Ride, PK-GZH


CX A333 nex to a GA B733


In Flight

Its so nice to be back in the tranquility of Garuda (mind you, Garuda is actually at the bottom of my list for travel, but it’s the optimum choice for domestic travel in Indonesia). It’s a full load in Y, but only 4 of us in J. This B734 is an international spec and had pretty firm cushions in J seats, I think they had just been changed. Garuda even bothered to serve food on this short 30min flight.



Bye Bye Surabaya


Wings Air MD82


Merpati Graveyard


Seats in J on GA B734



Looking back into Y


Monitors onboard this a/c


Just after take off



The dates says November 2006! And we are in July 2007!


At least in flight mag is up to date!


beautiful views on route to DPS


Before I knew it, we are already in Bali!

Russian sign for the Lav, points to this a/c's history as VP-BAJ of Aeroflot


Tarmac Scenes at DPS
E135/145 of Express Transportasi, PK-RJG


BBJ of Netjets, N772BC, wonder who chartered this baby. Maybe Cameron Diaz as she is busy building her Villa in Bali


A/C: 7/10
Service:7/10
Food: 5/10

9 July 2007

Denpasar, Bali (DPS) – Jakarta (CGK)


Airline: Garuda
Flight Number: GA403
Aircraft: B737-400
Rego: PK-GWP
ETD:1130
ATD:1140
ETA:1210
ATA:1210
Seat: 1F
Class: Business
Flight Time: 1.28min
Cruise: 33,000 feet

Room at Melia Bali


Pre Flight
Bali is really no fun when its on business! I am actually glad to be heading back to Jakarta. We arrived at the airport with 40 mins to spare, after check in, all my time was spent waiting in the Garuda Executive lounge. Its new, but bare, but does the job!

GA Executive Lounge in DPS


My ride, PK-GWP, GA is the first and still owner of this a/c, delivered in 1993


In Flight

This aircraft is another international spec B737-400 which has overhead tv monitors. It’s a 100% full flight in both J and Y. I guess this is mainly due to the local school holidays here in Indonesia. I slept most of the way, but did manage to eat a little, and finally, they catered a different meal than usual on this flight. Managed to keep my hunger pains in check!

Finally a different catering choice in J


Hope you guys enjoyed this TR! My next trip will be me heading back home to Perth for 10 days in August with Thai Look out for it. Here are my older TR’s!


Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)

Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)

Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)

The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)

Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)

Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)

Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)

MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)

1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)

[Edited 2007-07-10 15:50:18]

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 21183 times:

Nice TR! Great to see the 739ER.

User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 21128 times:

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 1):
Nice TR! Great to see the 739ER.

Thanks! I mean its great to always get onboard a brand new a/c, especially in this instance, a brand new model and the very first one! Whats more significant, an Indonesian Airlines was actually the first to fly it !  Smile


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 20802 times:

Hello Mr. Kwee, looks like you did become the first one with a trip report onboard B739ER. Congratulation *jealousy emoticon*!  tongue 

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Jakarta’s Terminal 1 is a mess, with loads of people around and I definitely will not come to use this terminal again!

I use CGK Terminal 1 quite often and this terminal teaches me a lot about PATIENT, in the deepest meaning of it!

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
I was one of the first to board

Again, the first passenger and A.Netter to board the aircraft in the first B739ER's trip report in A.Net! *double jealousy emoticon*  tongue 

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
1st time ever, a prayer card!! I guess you need your luck in Indonesian air travel!

It is offered onboard Batavia flights too but I think it only be given upon request. But if the flight attendant forgot to collect it back, you may find one inside the seat pocket. On MH, prayer cards are standard publication and is available upon request.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Standard Safety Card

I always wonder how you managed to snap a photograph with one hand holding something? I never could do that, the photograph will come out uneven or blurry.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Midflight, there was a lucky draw for 2 miniatures 1:400 scale of this aircraft I am on.

What basis are they using for the lucky draw? Seat number? KTP number? The most handsome/beautiful passenger? The richest passenger?

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
My Ride, PK-GZH



Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
My ride, PK-GWP

Why weren't these aircrafts being assigned an aerobridge? They were GA, the home carrier's early morning flights from 2 of the largest airports in Indonesia.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Just after take off

Again, you got a nice bird's view photograph with this one. You managed to snap some fabulous one, like the downtown Jakarta skyscrapers in your trip report to Surabaya and the Putrajaya buildings (which was stealt and 'illegally' used in the skyscrapercity.com forum. I managed to find it).

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
I guess this is mainly due to the local school holidays here in Indonesia.

I HATE this period of time. It cause my (usually) last minute trip plans turned chaotic!  grumpy 

Quoting ThaiA345 (Reply 2):
an Indonesian Airlines was actually the first to fly it !

Very enviable indeed as most will have the perception that an Indonesian airline doesn't worth it.

I have a question, is it a quiet aircraft at cruising speed?

A nice read but I think Lion's offering with the B739ER is not something to talk about and THAT IS A PITY.  Sad


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 20503 times:
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Great TR, many thanks!

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
somehow Lion Air attracts a lot of riff raff kinda passengers! Definitely not as civilized as Garuda.

- That's the trouble with LCC's, they end to attract the scum of the earth!

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
and finally, they catered a different meal than usual on this flight

- Looks pretty decent.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
a brand new model and the very first one! Whats more significant, an Indonesian Airlines was actually the first to fly it !

- I guess that is a first right?

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 20493 times:

Really nice to see a 737-900ER TR. When will Lion Air paint the aircraft in the airlines livery???


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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 20416 times:

Excellent trip report, I love the 739ER, I would like to fly one also someday!!!


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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 20102 times:

Nice TR !!! Loved the GA photos.


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User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20025 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
use CGK Terminal 1 quite often and this terminal teaches me a lot about PATIENT, in the deepest meaning of it!

Well, patience for me flew out the window ever since I was stuck in traffic on the way to the airport  Smile ehhehehe...by the time I checked in, I swear you can see steam coming out of my head :P

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
It is offered onboard Batavia flights too but I think it only be given upon request

Well, on Lion Air its standard on every seat pocket! I guess they need their luck with the MD's suffereing many maintenance hiccups lately

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
photograph will come out uneven or blurry.

Ah, practice my dear boy...practice....i suggest you try it at home, hold up an item with one hand, and take the pic with the other  Smile

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
What basis are they using for the lucky draw?

They brought a bowl with seat numbers in it and asked 2 passengers to pull out the numbers.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
Why weren't these aircrafts being assigned an aerobridge?

God knows why, I try not to ask this kinda questions in Indonesia anymore ehhehehehe

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
have a question, is it a quiet aircraft at cruising speed?

It is quiet, but basically once you are onboard the aircraft, it feels like any other B737 NG.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
I guess that is a first right?

Yes it is, but sadly, for such a nice aircraft to be condemed into an all Y LCC, its a pitter, would be nicer in GA's hands!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Really nice to see a 737-900ER TR. When will Lion Air paint the aircraft in the airlines livery???

They might do so in the future when this aircraft come up for repainting, but as this is the 1st every B739ER, they did the hybrid paint. But Lion Air's 2nd and 3rd B739ER are painted in their normal color scheme.

Quoting LY777 (Reply 6):
Excellent trip report, I love the 739ER, I would like to fly one also someday!!!

The best bet now is for you to come on down to Indonesia and fly with Lion Air  Smile This a/c also ply the Jakarta to Bali route once a day  Smile

Again, thanks guys for reading my report...I strive to achieve high quality TR's (Like Ryanair  Smile )


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 19833 times:

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Being a Friday evening, traffic in Jakarta was hell as usual. It took me a good 1.5 hrs from downtown to get to the airport.

Hmm... only 1.5 hours on a Friday evening? I think that is pretty fast considering the norm, don't you think?

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Jakarta?s Terminal 1 is a mess, with loads of people around and I definitely will not come to use this terminal again!

Hmm, not like you have much of a choice eh? I mean after Lion moved there, almost all domestic flights depart from Terminal One only right? Only GA out of T2. But I mean T2 is nothing to scream about either.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
In this instance, I take back every word I said about terminal 2 needing refurbishing! ehehehhehe

The WHOLE airport, not just terminal 1, needs to be redone. It looks so so tired...

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
This will definitely be my first and last time venturing out of Garuda for Indonesian domestic flights!

Hahahaha... I did Lion once and will never ever do it again unless something drastic is done to improve on their safety image and record. I will attach some pics of my Lion adventure if u want.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
But as my colleague is a Platinum Card holder of Lion Air, we went to the Lion King Lounge instead, with all these names, one wonders why JT has not been sued by Walt Disney Co. !!

You colleague is brave... A platinum member with JT? Looks like there is a little progress in JT. The last time I flew with them, they just introduced a pathetic excuse for a Business Class. Now they even have a lounge, Simba Lounge no less! Good on them to give their lounge an identifiable mascot but I also wonder about the copyright issue?

This could work both ways.

Would serious business travellers want to retreat to a lounge that has been characterised by these childish cartoon characters from Lion King? I thought a more serious and stern name like Mentari Lounge would have been more suitable if the airline wanted market themselves to the business community... Well, only in Indonesia!

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Service: 3/10

Well.... Lion gave me pretty bad service too. But I have to say, their flight attendants are very pretty and I dare say rivals Adams Angels! Still, nothing beats the distinguished looking FA tantes with the BIG HAIR in Garuda's Executive Class. They always seem so distant, pointing their instructions at junior crews and looks like they could kill you with one stare of their heavy eye-lined eyes. But... they still manage to be motherly at the same time...



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 19776 times:

Interesting report about the new 739ER. Those seats are same as on cebu Pacific, indeed decent legroom but otherwise they're very hard and uncomfortable, and look and feel cheap.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
Only GA out of T2. But I mean T2 is nothing to scream about either.

MZ is out of T2.



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User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 19640 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
only 1.5 hours on a Friday evening

Hi Mr Soh! Well, usually I am in the airport within 1 hr  Smile

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
But I mean T2 is nothing to scream about either.

But it is worlds apart from T1 though, must more civilised!

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
A platinum member with JT?

Actually JT's credit card, so it gains access to the lounge

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
their flight attendants are very pretty and I dare say rivals Adams Angels

Totally agree with that, they are still young and slim vs tante's especially in GA's J cabin

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
Those seats are same as on cebu Pacific, indeed decent legroom but otherwise they're very hard and uncomfortable, and look and feel cheap.

Thats true also, but at least their slim line backs give the passengers more legroom!


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19152 times:

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
7 July 2007

Jakarta (CGK) – Surabaya (SUB)

Airline: Lion Air
Flight Number: JY2790
Aircraft: B737-900 ER !!!

Hi Guys, just noticed I had a typo, the flight number should be JT2790 not JY as typed!


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 18701 times:
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Hi.

Nice report  Smile The 737 almost looks good when its a 900ER  Wink

I am going to Malaysia with som friends in the end of August and I am wondering if any of you guys from the region have any good tips for were to go in KUL? Eat, sleep, drink, party etc.

Regards

Stein



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 18658 times:

Good TR!

The cabin doesn't look too impressive, just like any other Narrowbody cabin, and that legroom looks terrible!  yuck 

GA on the other hand seems very nice. Good legroom, TV screens and the meal didnt look bad at all!


User currently offlineGlobalATL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 18643 times:

Wow, it is me but does anybody else become all giddy when the exterior lights are displayed at night ??
(i.e. tail logo light, overwing view light...etc)


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18571 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 13):
have any good tips for were to go in KUL? Eat, sleep, drink, party etc.

I sure do ! Depends on what is your budget for accomodation and eat and party..I am your man  Smile just give me an instant mesg and I will be glad to oblige!

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 14):
The cabin doesn't look too impressive, just like any other Narrowbody cabin, and that legroom looks terrible! yuck

Legroom looks better than what it seems actually, but with the cabin, its just plain boring, I guess due to the all Y config and this being an LCC. T

GA on the other hand seems very nice. Good legroom, TV screens and the meal didnt look bad at all!

Thats why I commented 'back to tranquility' when I am back onto GA  Smile

Quoting GlobalATL (Reply 15):
Wow, it is me but does anybody else become all giddy when the exterior lights are displayed at night ??

Trust me, we all do get giddy :P


User currently offlineSIN7 From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18570 times:

That's a very interesting TR on Lionair and GA. Always liked to see SEAsian national carriers.
Thanks for sharing. Travelled only once on GA. Nice to see a TR on it.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 3):
Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
1st time ever, a prayer card!! I guess you need your luck in Indonesian air travel!

It is offered onboard Batavia flights too but I think it only be given upon request. But if the flight attendant forgot to collect it back, you may find one inside the seat pocket. On MH, prayer cards are standard publication and is available upon request.

PIA has a Koran reading on video prior to take off and landing. That was in 1998. Don't know if they still have it.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
and finally, they catered a different meal than usual on this flight

GA meals looks quite alright for the short flight time. Don't think US domestic would give such meals.

- Looks pretty decent.



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
Would serious business travellers want to retreat to a lounge that has been characterised by these childish cartoon characters from Lion King? I thought a more serious and stern name like Mentari Lounge would have been more suitable

That was the same kiddie idea came to my mind when I saw the Simba banner outside the lounge. Yeah, Lion Air, Lion King and Simba, we see the connection. But come on. As Ryanair stated, it's for business travellers. Gotta be more serious and professional.


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18432 times:

Quoting SIN7 (Reply 17):
That was the same kiddie idea came to my mind when I saw the Simba banner outside the lounge. Yeah, Lion Air, Lion King and Simba, we see the connection. But come on. As Ryanair stated, it's for business travellers. Gotta be more serious and professional.

Thats is definitely correct, thats the very reason why I took the pic of the lounge, the banners are childish, plus the lounge names are just pure childish, and most importantly, just waiting for Walt Disney Co to come and sue them over the naming right  Smile ehehhe, bit then again, this is Indonesia, and what is Copyright Law here anyway? ZERO :P

Quoting SIN7 (Reply 17):
That's a very interesting TR on Lionair and GA. Always liked to see SEAsian national carriers.
Thanks for sharing. Travelled only once on GA. Nice to see a TR on it.

You are more then welcome, I will always document all my travels near or far to share with all you A.netters. (Also trying to catch up to the amazing TR's which Ryanair has compiled )


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 18299 times:

Very nice report on Lion Air & Garuda. Also, congratulations on catching the first B737-900ER. It was a great read.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
- That's the trouble with LCC's, they end to attract the scum of the earth!

So... are you still an easyJet regular?  Wink

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
Would serious business travellers want to retreat to a lounge that has been characterised by these childish cartoon characters from Lion King?

I totally agree. If they want to be taken seriously as an option for the business traveller they really have to move away from being copyright abuser and particularly when it comes to this childish characterisation.


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 18079 times:

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 19):
I totally agree. If they want to be taken seriously as an option for the business traveller they really have to move away from being copyright abuser and particularly when it comes to this childish characterisation.

But the problem here is that we are in Indonesia where as I mentioned beforehand, Copyright laws don't mean a thing here !  Sad But seriously, it is cheesy the way the assumes that people will like the lounge names as they are purely based on the fact the have the name Lion on their brand!

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 19):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
- That's the trouble with LCC's, they end to attract the scum of the earth!

That i what I don't understand, sure LCC make it more affordable for millions of people to fly, but why do they have to behave in such unruly or shameful manners? This is the fact in Asia! Thats the reason why more business and frequent travellers prefer to just stay with legacy carriers.


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 18035 times:
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One thing Lion Air does better over Garuda, is the looks of FA onboard Big grin

Good report

Cheers


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 17945 times:

Quoting N178UA (Reply 21):
One thing Lion Air does better over Garuda, is the looks of FA onboard Big grin

That is one fact that I and many others on a.net agree with you  Smile Although they can learn to smile a little more....that will make it better.


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17712 times:

Just a brief note, one of my friends just flew on the very same B739ER and guess what, flight was delayed for quite sometime, due to...wait for it, trouble getting cargo doors to open. Sounds like Lion Air's staffers ruined the nice brand new aircraft!

And also, the tray table on his seat is already broken. Trust Indonesian to maintain a brand spanking new a/c huH!


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17673 times:

Quoting ThaiA345 (Reply 23):
And also, the tray table on his seat is already broken.

Looking at those same ridiculous traytables on Cebu Pacific, I couldn't help wondering how many flights they last before breaking. Same with the cheap looking seats...



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
25 Post contains images BA319-131 : - Thankfully no, we now have a corp deal with BMI, whilst no BA, it's better than EZY
26 ThaiA345 : Thats true, even during my flight, it was also shaking around badly, and it was really dirty too! (fact is, Lion only serves a small cup of mineral w
27 EXAAUADL : And you can see who has the tallest house of worship...very Sharia of them
28 RoseFlyer : Thanks for the trip report. I think Lion Air is just about to get their 4th 739ER. It's nice to hear about the service. Lionair seems like a typical d
29 Post contains images ThaiA345 : Well, we are afterall in a country where that is the main religion :P, so at least for me, they bothered to put the other religions on it is not that
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