thaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 15 Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 23455 times:
22 Dec 2010
Malaysia Airlines MH712
Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
1st Flight: 13 Oct 1993
Seat: 1F(Golden Club /Business Class)
Flight Time:2hr 00min
22 Dec 2010
Malaysia Airlines MH88
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Tokyo (NRT)
1st Flight: 01 Mar 2001
Seat: 5G(Golden Club /Business Class)
Flight Time:6hr 10min
As the norm, took an early flight into KL which leaves me almost an entire day to relax and meet up friends. After a year of nonstop work, now its really the time for me to sit back and chill. A friend dropped me off at the airport around 7pm, which gave me lots of time to kill. After doing an early check in I decided to go over to the Pan Pacific KLIA hotel and just relax at the spa. Went back to the terminal abt 2 hrs before my flight where my family and also friends just arrived and joining me to Tokyo.
KLM B77W getting ready to head back to AMS
One of many MH flights heading off to another long hauler
Spent our time relaxing at the much nicer regional Golden Lounge
Pretty much full in all classes. I am sure you guys know that I always rave about the inflight service on MH, especially in J. But this time they were exceptionally good, much better than the already usual high standards.
Cabin Views, I like row 5 on MH J on the B772 as it give your own personal space and privacy as its in its own mini cabin.
Inflight Mag and Menu
Using the ptv as my personal ipad holder
The only meal we got was satay after departure, the main meal, breakfast was of course served 1.5 hours before landing.
More cabin views
Nothing much to talk about the flight itself, most passengers like myself fell asleep after take off. I woke up just before breakfast and it suddenly dawned on me. Holidays are really here!
Parting our ways in NRT
23 Dec 2010
All Nippon Airways NH027
Tokyo (HND) - Osaka Itami (ITM)
1st Flight: 20 Jun 2005
Seat: 1K(Premium Class /Business Class)
Had tons of time to kill when we reached Haneda, out time was just spend wandering around the terminal, having lunch and then just relaxing in the lounge.
That crowded NH terminal at Haneda and one great aspect about all airports in Japan, the viewing terrace!
NH Domestic J Lounge
Our Bird to Osaka
Nothging out of the ordinary from this typical Japan domestic run and the high density seating on domestic routes.
Scenes from the taxi, take off and cruise, Japan is really a spotters/photographers haven
Mt Fuji or Fuji-san as the locals call it
Fantastic snack box served on this very short hop to Osaka Itami
From one busy cosmopolitan city to another
27 Dec 2010
All Nippon Airways NH034
Osaka Itami (ITM) - Tokyo Haneda (HND)
1st Flight: 15 May 1998
Seat: 1A(Premium Class /Business Class)
After a really nice but cold couple of days in Osaka, its now time to head back to spend the rest of our vacation in Tokyo.
And of course, up to the viewing terrace I go
Lounge at Itami
Our bird to HND
Another pretty full flight to Tokyo, Japan domestic flights never seem to have low loads, for my personal observation that is.
And my favourite part, another cute snack box
04 Jan 2011
Malaysia Airlines MH71
Tokyo (NRT) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
1st Flight: 01 Jun 2004
Seat: 5K(Golden Club /Business Class)
Flight Time:6hr 10min
After almost 2 weeks in Japan for Xmas and New Year vacation its now time to head home. Arrived at the airport with just over 2hrs to spare.
Lunch @ one of the landside restaurants
After lunch we didn't bother about the lounge and headed straight to the gate. Found out flight was delayed due to some ventilation issue. We boarded the plane about 34 mins after ETD.
Our bird with the engine cowlings opened
Another cheerful crew onboard and the first thing I asked of them was, to turn down the heather, it was burning in there! I think all my fellow passengers requested the same thing
Love those trents
Inflight mag and menu
Movies and meals
And that’s it, the last pics of my vacation. As fast as it started, it has ended. Another great Journey and another great flight with MH and also NH. My next flight is a short hop from KUL to CGK and since is an ordinary flight, no pics were taken.
04 Jan 2011
Malaysia Airlines MH727
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
1st Flight: 06 Jan 1993
Seat: 2F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time: 2hrs 00min
Thanks for ready guys, my upcoming trips that are confirmed are:
9 March Zurich & Genva in TG F on the A346 and LX A321
15 March London & Paris in TG F on the B744 & B77W
9 April Tokyo & Hiroshima in TG & on the B77W and NH B772
21 April Bali in GA J on the B738 & A332
That’s all I have for now, in the meantime, here are my older trip reports from newest to oldest.
triple7man From Thailand, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19727 times:
I agree with AC033...another wonderful trip report by you.
I appreciated the pictures at HND and NRT. They are both very spotter friendly airports and I loved going there when I lived in Japan. NH and JL do use 777's and 747-400D's on domestc flights. I appreciated reading your report and seeing your pics in premium class as I always flew in economy class. The service even in economy class was excellent for a short flight.
And both arports have excellent facilities for spotting.
Thank you again for an excellent tr...I will look forward to your upcoming ones.
abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5143 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15790 times:
Thanks so much for this report. It is fitting to celebrate such a magnificent country like Japan in these troubling times. I have vowed to get there in the next few months and just be there. All your NH and MH flights seems like clockwork and great. Not surprising either . As you know, I rank MH as one of my favorite 3 airlines in the world.
Very nice colour schemes on thier long haul fleet actually (cabin wise)
Quoting The777Man (Reply 10): What a nice trip report, is the MAS flight to To Tokyo daily with the new business class.?
Its new business class actually has been around for arouond 5 years now ahahha..which is the same as TG's 1st gen lie flats, but MH has really huge legroom on them. Actually Tokyo flights are done 2x a day, both with B772ER
Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 12): PW-powered 777s are never boring. Best sounding contemporary engine around IMO.
Didnt realise PW were on those birds
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13): I have vowed to get there in the next few months and just be there. All your NH and MH flights seems like clockwork and great. Not surprising either . As you know, I rank MH as one of my favorite 3 airlines in the world.
Hi Alex, yes, god bless Japan and its recovery especially with the radioactive material being spewed out of Fukushima. And sadly its also the most beautiful time to travel to Japan because of the Sakura Flower season. I was actually due to fly to NRT and Hiroshima ob 10 April, for a meeting and extension for some r and r, and without saying this is of course now cancelled due to the tragedy that happened there.