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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 22123 times:

Reason For Trip

Another boring weekend so the 4 of us decided to getaway to Kuala Lumpur for the weekend. Normally KL is my transit point on my long haul journeys, but this instance I decided to write a TR due to the fact my destination is Kuala Lumpur!

3 Dec 2010
Jakarta (CGK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Malaysia Airlines MH722
Aircraft: A330-300
Registration: 9M-MKG
1st Flight: 22 June 1995
Seat: 7K (Golden Club/Business Class)
ETD: 1830
ETA: 2130
Flight Time: 1hr40mins

Pre Flight

Left work early to go home and get my bags and also the wife. Managed to get through traffic and met up with our friends about 1.5hrs before departure. After a quick check in, we spent our time between Starbucks, the lounge and also at the book store. We were one of the last few to board the aircraft.
9M-MKG


Inflight

As usual it’s a full flight in all classes and most of our time was just spent chatting with our friends and also catching up on the days news from the papers provided on board.
Inflight Mags and Menu


Cabin views of the dreadful blood red seats in MH regional J


3 Dec 2010
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK)
Malaysia Airlines MH723
Aircraft: A330-300
Registration: 9M-MKI
1st Flight: 5 Oct 1995
Seat: 8A (Golden Club/Business Class)
ETD: 1630
ETA: 1730
Flight Time: 1hr43mins

Preflight

After a nice lunch at the Pavilion KL, we went back to the hotel and checked out. I really love the Westin KL and its now one of my most frequented hotels. Arrived at KLIA with an hour to spare and after check in we just relaxed in the lounge till boarding was called.
Going home
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0222.jpg

Inflight
Boarding was a nightmare as it seems to take ages to go through security check. I really had first time flyers who pack their bags with liquids!!!
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0224.jpg

It took almost 20mins to clear the bag log and once we were on board we all just decided to take a nap after the meal and relax all the way back to Jakarta.

Come on MH, you need to get more of these new birds online!
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0225.jpg

Cabin Views http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0226.jpg
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Bye Bye KL
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0228.jpg
Another shot of MH’s new B738
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0230.jpg

Taxi and Take Off
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0231.jpg
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0233.jpg
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0237.jpg

More cabin views and inflight meal
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0241.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0242.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0244.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Kuala%20Lumpur%20Dec%2010/IMG_0245.jpg

What can I say, despite the aging inflight product, Malaysia airlines has one of the best cabin crews in terms of service, but how long can this last? For myself I prefer to fly Garuda now on my KUL sectors as they are using their new B738 on the route.

Thanks for reading

Below are my trip reports from latest to oldest. Please note that I travel much more than what I post, but usually I will opt out my usual runs to Surabaya, Perth and Kuala Lumpur

Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
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) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 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 offlineckblah From Singapore, joined Jul 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21884 times:

The food looks real good, especially at 2347H (GMT+8), when I'm on a diet and supremely hungry. Thanks for the TR!

Cheers,
ck


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2106 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21876 times:

Hi boss!

This is actually kinda a timely TR, something like a farewell to this type of aircraft. MH only have 9 of such A333s in its current fleet and by the end of this year, 9 months away, 5 of them will be gone, being replaced by the new and much anticipated A333 beginning this May. That's like a wipeout of 56% chances of you getting on this type of aircraft ever again (though I am not sure whether you'll miss them or not LOL).

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Come on MH, you need to get more of these new birds online!

There will be 4 more new and owned B738s that will be joining MH's fleet in 2011, bringing the total number to only 7 (of 35). The bulk of the aircraft is actually will be delivered in 2013 (12 aircrafts) and 2014 (9 aircrafts). Have you flown in any of these? Only one of the existing 3 B738s is based in KUL (9M-MXC). The other 2 are based in BKI.


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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3021 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20616 times:

The new MH livery looks AWFUL! They definately needed to update it, but is that seriously the BEST they could come up with? The lower case letters in the name looks so dated.


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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19085 times:

Quoting ckblah (Reply 1):
Thanks for the TR!

Welcome  
Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
This is actually kinda a timely TR, something like a farewell to this type of aircraft. MH only have 9 of such A333s in its current fleet and by the end of this year, 9 months away, 5 of them will be gone, being replaced by the new and much anticipated A333 beginning this May. That's like a wipeout of 56% chances of you getting on this type of aircraft ever again (though I am not sure whether you'll miss them or not LOL).

Defintiely won't miss them LOL !!! I hate these A333 especially on my sometimes MH127 run to Perth!...

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
There will be 4 more new and owned B738s that will be joining MH's fleet in 2011, bringing the total number to only 7 (of 35). The bulk of the aircraft is actually will be delivered in 2013 (12 aircrafts) and 2014 (9 aircrafts). Have you flown in any of these? Only one of the existing 3 B738s is based in KUL (9M-MXC). The other 2 are based in BKI.

GA seems to top MH on this issue, almost all their 737 sleet are B738 and of thoses 738, 80% are now brand new birds....i hardly get the chance to fly GA's classics anymore. Out of all the GA domestic flights i take in 2010 (around 25) only 3 were on the classics. Even GA uses these new 738 on the KUL route, so for now, i am taking GA to KUL hahahaha .....for MH B738 i only have the chance to fly on leased ones, mainly MLC and D. Where is the single B738 based in KUL flying too?

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 3):
The new MH livery looks AWFUL! They definately needed to update it, but is that seriously the BEST they could come up with? The lower case letters in the name looks so dated.

Every thing about MH really needs to be updated!


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2106 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18795 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 4):
Where is the single B738 based in KUL flying too?

According to libhomeradar, for the past couple of days:

2011/03/03 14:16 MAS803 MAS803 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/03/03 06:03 MAS802 MAS802 KUL-MNL 9M-MXC
2011/03/02 22:22 MAS193 MAS193 BLR-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/03/02 14:13 MAS192 MAS192 KUL-BLR 9M-MXC
2011/03/02 10:20 MAS705 MAS705 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/03/02 02:43 MAS704 MAS704 KUL-MNL 9M-MXC
2011/03/01 23:12 MAS199 MAS199 HYD-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/03/01 14:45 MAS198 MAS198 KUL-HYD 9M-MXC
2011/03/01 10:40 MAS705 MAS705 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/03/01 02:38 MAS704 MAS704 KUL-MNL 9M-MXC
2011/03/01 02:38 MAS193 MAS193 BLR-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/28 22:33 MAS193 MAS193 BLR-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/28 14:19 MAS192 MAS192 KUL-BLR 9M-MXC
2011/02/28 10:39 MAS705 MAS705 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/28 02:34 MAS0704 MAS0704 - 9M-MXC
2011/02/27 23:17 MAS193 MAS193 BLR-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/27 14:51 MAS192 MAS192 KUL-BLR 9M-MXC
2011/02/27 10:20 MAS705 MAS705 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/27 02:37 MAS704 MAS704 KUL-MNL 9M-MXC
2011/02/27 02:37 MAS199 MAS199 HYD-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/26 23:50 MAS199 MAS199 HYD-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/26 15:03 MAS198 MAS198 KUL-HYD 9M-MXC
2011/02/26 10:32 MAS705 MAS705 MNL-KUL 9M-MXC
2011/02/26 02:45 MAS704 MAS704 KUL-MNL 9M-MXC


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 17771 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 5):
According to libhomeradar, for the past couple of days:

Sadly, no CGK


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17078 times:

Thanks again for the report. Great to see one of my favorite airlines delivering consistently good service.

I agree on the livery ... kinda awful.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 17062 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 7):
Great to see one of my favorite airlines delivering consistently good service.

I agree on the livery ... kinda awful.

Hey Alex, thanks for reading, did not know that you are a MH fan ahahhha....but like as it has been said many times before, the great in flight crew is whats keeping MH good, they really need new birds and new inflight products, and fast!


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 17059 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):

Hey Alex, thanks for reading, did not know that you are a MH fan ahahhha....but like as it has been said many times before, the great in flight crew is whats keeping MH good, they really need new birds and new inflight products, and fast!

= I am a HUGE MH fan - and most of it has to do with the crew - it is certainly not the antiquated interiors or KLIA (and the lounges) where I am convinced that not everything works - but that is my general observation with Malaysia - have like 10 phone booths, and 3 would work. Maybe I am wrong?

I have flown them over 100+ times and had one diva FA on a KUL-(DXB)-EWR flight who barked when a pax asked for a pork option saying he was Muslim and went crying to the galley. It was all quite amusing. Otherwise, consistently great service ... and the satay at all hours is always appreciated in J.

Saludos,
A.



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