ThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 814 posts, RR: 17 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Reason For Trip
Since it’s a long weekend in Jakarta due to the Independence Day holidays, I decided to take some leave and head back home to Perth for around 2 weeks. This is also the first real travel with my daughter and I hope she would behave on the flights to and from Perth. The main highlight is my connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur with KLM as they will be using their new J products on their new B773ER’s. Since I fly the KUL to PER sector so much, I will just let the photos do the talking on those sectors.
13 August 2009
Jakarta (CGK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL810
Delivery: 28 March 2008
Seat: 1J (World Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 30min
Had a furry of last minute meeting in the office and by the time I got home to pick the wife, kid and nanny up, it was already cutting it close. Managed to reach the airport by 1720 and after check in, we opted to use the HSBC Premier Lounge due to its more peaceful surroundings. Once boarding was called, we leisurely walked to the gate. Looks to be a fairly full flight in both classes to KUL.
As it was late, couldn’t get a nice pic of PH-BVB, but here she is from A.net’s database
Something about me that just love bulkhead seats, maybe it’s the space and ease of getting out
Seat and AVOD controls
Inflight Magazine and menu
GA new A332 parked next us. I really need to get on one of these birds soon
Once we taken our seats, my daughter became cranky as it was actually around her bed time, but shockingly, as the Ge90’s came to life she kept quiet and just looked out the windows. I guess she is also an aviation enthusiast like me! Somehow the cabin in J looked pretty cramped with this style of capsule seat, but the seats itself were comfortable and the only hiccup was the awkward position of the audio jack.
A nice comprehensive J class meal on this short hop to KUL
Most of the flight was just spent keeping my daughter entertained and soon enough we were already on descent to KUL.
And last but not least, this is one of the reasons why I like flying KLM to KUL
14 August 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Perth (PER)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH125
Delivery: 15 May 1998
Seat: 5K (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time: 5hr 00min
There she is waiting for us, ain’t she pretty ?
Still think MH has the best legroom in their J cabins
Usual AVOD control
Powered by Rolls Royce of course
Breakfast and the fabulous Nasi Lemak!
Will be home in a little less than an hour!
27 August 2009
Perth (PER) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH124
Seat: 1A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time: 5hr 20min
SQ’s now regular A333 service to Singapore
All parked in their usual gates
The now already well known J seats
Royal Brunei A320 and Air Asia Indonesia A320
Simple but effective Perth International Airport
And off we go
Whats for lunch?
Cabin after dinner and sunset outside
28 August 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL809
Seat: 5A (World Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 30min
After spending the night at the Westin KL, I met up with some old friends the next day for lunch before heading to the airport. I was alone this time as my wife and kid decided to spend another more days in Perth. I had to come back as I had an early meeting the following day. Check in was a breeze and as usual the Premier Lounge was used.
KLIA going through some renovations to its duty free shopping area
The lounge itself is nice as it recently had a pretty big makeover. I spent the rest of my time there till it was time to board the aircraft.
Views of the tarmac from the lounge
PH-BVC up close
Another heavy load to CGK with a lot of European families travelling. I spent most of the time on the flight just exploring the seat and AVOD system.
KLIA Express train going to Sentral
Sepang F1 circuit
Whats being served on this sector?
And a quick visit to the lav before descent
It was another quick hop to CGK and soon enough I was already in my car on the way home.
Smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1381 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Great report there!!
Fantastic pictures as well!
Must say though whilst I like blue, KLM could tone it down a little no need to colour everything with it my goodness. MH cabin looks very relaxing and calming in contrast with the crowded blue haze of KL maybe its just me though?
9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2099 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Hope to fly this sector too someday and starting my own collection of the Delft houses. No more CGK-KUL vv on MH anymore I guess (since KL has upped their game with the deployment of B77W and B772 on the route)?
PlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6183 posts, RR: 79 Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Very nice photo report, good to get an impression of KLM's 77W. The catering looks good on both carriers, but a bit better on MH.
Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter): I guess she is also an aviation enthusiast like me! Somehow the cabin in J looked pretty cramped with this style of capsule seat, but the seats itself were comfortable and the only hiccup was the awkward position of the audio jack.
ThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 814 posts, RR: 17 Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 1): MH cabin looks very relaxing and calming in contrast with the crowded blue haze of KL maybe its just me though?
Actually I have to agree with you on this point. Somehow I always find the confines of MH's J cabin one of the most soothing of all airlines' J cabins. Even though TG uses the same seat on the B77A and A345/6, I find MH is still much better in its ambience.
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3): I think so too, just miss being able to stow my bag with with papers and books at my feet.
True, the downside with bulkhead seats is that you have to sacrifice on storage space!
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3): The meals on the KL flights look better than some we have seen recently, the Malaysian ones look good, but we expect that!
IMHO MH has one of the most stable caterings in J in terms of presentation and taste on their long haul flights.
Quoting MH017 (Reply 4): Why did you only grade the KLM flights ?
This is because I fly the PERKUL route with MH so often ...and the worst score I have given to them is 8.5/10 so I guess they ar always tops
Quoting Kappel (Reply 5): use these brackets <> iso these , then you get the picture, like this
Thanks for the tip
Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 6): No more CGK-KUL vv on MH anymore I guess (since KL has upped their game with the deployment of B77W and B772 on the route)?
Actually I still fly MH on the CGKKUL route 9/10 times due to the fact of schedules!
Kimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I like the look of these seats, means you can sit next to the person who you are travelling with. I like the VS and BA business class seats (as a passenger) but when you are travelling with someone it’s hard to chat with them (with VS almost impossible).
Just a questing, when the seat goes flat, is it flat or is there a slight slop?
ThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 814 posts, RR: 17 Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 31882 times:
Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 11): 2-3-2 in business seems to be way to crowded. I don't even want to mention the 3-4-3 in Y.
Actually for all airlines i do agree especially for J cabins, no matter what kind of seats or aircraft it is, it should not be less than 2-2-2 across. Passengers pay that extra for the luxury of space and the last thing you wanna get is being stuck in the middle seat of the middle section!
Hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 52 Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 28493 times:
Thanks for the report. I think you gave a very high score to KLM B77W. I assume this because the segment was medium haul. In comparision to Asian carriers such as SQ, QF or CX in my opinion KL trails behind.
Is KLM distributing the Delf-blue mini houses in the KUL-CGK segment?
Here is my detailed assement of KL new business product onboard the B77W when it was first launched in AMS-GRU -
Since then I have flown with KL B77W on the new world business class many times including in the Skyteam-coloured B77W twice to GRU, and everytime I am more convinced KL will soon need to launch another enhanced product. The biggest flaw of the new seat is regarding the location of the plug for the earphones.
Hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 52 Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 28015 times:
Quoting TreeHillRavens (Reply 17): Just a note. It has the exact same design as AF second generation NEV Business Class seat.
This is correct, the seat is similar (note the word similar and not the same) to AF NEV2/NEV3. However, KL entertainment system is different and far better as compared to AF, from the AVOD system to the wider screen. In fact, I consider KL entertainment system one of the best available in the industry.