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M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16598 times:

Reason for trip:

Hi Guys, as its X'mas time, I decided to go for a short trip to Hong Kong, although usually at the end of the year I usually spend my vacation in the USA, this time its just a short regional trip as my daughter is barely a year old and i didn't want to tire her on a long haul trip.

25 Dec 2009

Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Malaysia Airlines MH146
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Registration: 9M-MRH
ETD: 0505
ETA: 0800
Seat: 2 K (Golden Club / Busines Class)

Pre Flight
I really hate flights that depart at this godly hour, however, it means 2 things being in Jakarta, virtually no traffic at 3am in the morning and again, virtually no one at the airport. I was also looking forward to this flight as this flight actually originates in Melbourne, hence the B772ER being used. We arrived at the airport with an hour to spare. We just spent our time in the lounge (again, no one else but our group and 2 other passengers). There were only 35 pax originating from CGK. By the time we boarded the aircraft it was already full, even in J. And by the looks of it, virtually everyone on board originated from Melbourne.

In Flight
Nothing much to talk about here as all of us were still zombies when we got aboard and we slept all the way into KUL.

25 Dec 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Malaysia Airlines MH72
Aircraft B777-200ER
Registration: 9M-MRQ
ETD: 0920
ETA: 1255
Seat 2A (Golden Club / Business Class)

Pre Flight
We spent most of our transit time just relaing in the Golden Lounge till boarding was called.

In Flight
Load was pretty full in J, however, my favourite row 5 was totally empty, therefore we moved there as it gave my daughter more space, and also to give the other J passengers a breather just in case she threw a tantrum (Thankfully she was an angel onboard, actually since this trip, we floew several times and she was great on each and every flight, guess she takes after her old man afterall). Alright then, I shall not babble away and hope you guys will enjoy the pics I have in store.
Empty all across
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000003.jpg
Love those trents, one of the most beautiful engines currently in service
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000004.jpg
Cabin View
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000005.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000006.jpg
Menu for the day
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000007.jpg
December Mags
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000008.jpg
And one reason why i love flying MH in the mornings, is that they serve their famous Nasi Lemak
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000018.jpg
And another plus of being in an empty row, i can take all the pictures I want without intruding on my fellow passengers
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000021.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000025.jpg
Descending into HKG
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000026.jpg
A very smoggy day indeed
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000029.jpg
And its the end to this sector
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000030.jpg
However, for some reason we used a remote stand, thus the good part of being in HKG, it meant more chances of close up aircraft spotting!
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000032.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000033.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000034.jpg

After a few funfilled days in Hong Kong it was time to head back to CGK.

30 Dec 2009
Hong Kong (HKG) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Malaysia Airlines MH73
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Registration: 9M-MRE
ETD: 1445
ETA: 1820
Seat: 5K (Golden Club / Business Class)

Pre Flight
This being one of the best airports in the world, we headed way ahead of time to HKIA. After check in (which took quite some times) we had lunch at the food court before enjoying some last minute shopping. Didn't manage to get anything I wanted in the end, but I did stock up on my magazines.

InFlight
This time it looks like a really full load back to Kuala Lumpur. Again I secured row 5, but this time, it was also pakced with other passengers.
Menu for this sector
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000168.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000169.jpg
Push back and views of the tarmac and aircraft
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000172.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000173.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000174.jpg
Take off roll
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000175.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000176.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000177.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000178.jpg
Cabin views and the meal, and as usual ex HKG, very tasty
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000184.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000189.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000190.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000191.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hong%20Kong%20Dec%2009/P1000192.jpg

Sorry guys at this stage my camera ran out of batt! And being me, the charger was packed into my checked bags. But anyhow I hope you guys enjoyed this short TR from me and below are the details of the last leg from KUL-CGK.

30 Dec 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
Malaysia Airlines MH727
Aircraft: B737-400
Registration: 9M-MQG
ETD: 2105
ETA: 2205
Thanks again for reading everyone, below are my trip reports from newest to oldest. Cheers!

Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
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)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
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)

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4751 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15176 times:

Herbert,

You have just seated youself in my favourite part of the MH 777 back when I used to do JCL flights with them often. Of course back then there were 2 rows of seats instead of one. But still, the private feel is unparalleled. I have ONE photo uploaded into airliners.net before they became so strict about the quality and guess where did I shoot it from? The exact same seat you were in! Hehehehe... I always opted for the last row in the 2nd cabin behind the galley.


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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14474 times:

Hi Mr Soh !

Hahahaha so indeed you love my favourite seat and is it on the same bird too? Missed the old days whereby MH used the B772ER's on the CGK runs  


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4751 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 13832 times:

Nah, you were on 9M-MRH. I was on MRF when I shot that photo.


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User currently offlineairpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 943 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12961 times:

Hi ThaiA345

Looks like you are training your daughter early in life to appreciate transfers at KUL. And by the sounds of it, she is picking it all up quickly... haha. Thanks for the report.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
There were only 35 pax originating from CGK. By the time we boarded the aircraft it was already full, even in J. And by the looks of it, virtually everyone on board originated from Melbourne.

That's an interesting flight to take... and lucky you for catching it before it goes. Not a surprise though it got suspended so soon. Anyway did you notice how many pax got off at CGK?

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
However, for some reason we used a remote stand, thus the good part of being in HKG, it meant more chances of close up aircraft spotting!

Absolutely. A remote stand is quite rare for MH at HKG. I wonder why: perhaps the busy Christmas traffic at HKG? Or was HKG experiencing weather delays?

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
This being one of the best airports in the world, we headed way ahead of time to HKIA.

I haven't flown MH out of HKG for years. Which lounge do they use now? I saw an MH cutout outside the BA lounge a couple of years back, but don't know if that's still used now.

Regards
airpearl


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12901 times:

Quoting airpearl (Reply 4):
That's an interesting flight to take... and lucky you for catching it before it goes. Not a surprise though it got suspended so soon. Anyway did you notice how many pax got off at CGK?

By the time I got to the gate, we were the only ones baording, in J onbaord, my family were the only ones getting on board, and my friends in Y, said pratically everyone had eyeshades and blankets over them when we boarded. So by the looks of it and as i recall when speaking with the check iin staff, less than 30 pax were getting on from CGK.

Quoting airpearl (Reply 4):
Absolutely. A remote stand is quite rare for MH at HKG. I wonder why: perhaps the busy Christmas traffic at HKG? Or was HKG experiencing weather delays?

Although we started descent on time, we were delayed by 40mins in a holding pattern, and yes, it was super bust during this christmas period, but strong cross winds and really bad haze also didn't help

Quoting airpearl (Reply 4):
I haven't flown MH out of HKG for years. Which lounge do they use now? I saw an MH cutout outside the BA lounge a couple of years back, but don't know if that's still used now.

I didn't use the lounge as we decided to eat at the food court and shop around, but as i recal, the lounge invite was a plaza premium one. (close to the disney sotre at the side of the food court)


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