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Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 25513 times:

I had to return to Perth for the weekend to take care of some personal matters, thus as it was another bread a butter trip, i did not take a camera along with me as i was not thinking of writing up a TR. However, at the deaprture gate in CGK i was surprised to see MH's new B738, so with iphone in hand, here goes my TR


Date: 05 May 2011
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH710
ETD: 1110
ETA: 1410
Seat: 4F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr 37mins
Registration: 9M-MXD
1st Flight: 25 Feb 2011

Preflight
A rainy day in Jakarta with almost zero visibility on the roads. However I still managed to arrive @ CGK with slightly over an hour to spare. I initially decided not to write this TR to PER, however when I got to the departure gate I realised that its MH's brand new bird, 9M-MXD thats taking me to KUL.

Pretty excited as usually the B738 that makes the CGK-KUL runs are usually the older leased B738 or even older B734. This really lights up my otherwise gloomy and rainy day.

Inflight
Great feeling to step into a brand spanking new bird. In my opinion, I always thought that Garuda has the nicest inflight product on their new B738. But MH's new bird is also no walkover.

Overall cabin has a great airy feel to it, guess the Boeing Sky Interior really helps on the ambience.


Seat wise is also a world apart from the old B734 seats, however, Garuda's J seats are more comfy as they are wider with slightly better seat pitch than MH. Load factor is 100% in Y and 10/16 seats taken up in J.
Taxi and take off scenes

More cabin pics

Meal time

The flight itself was uneventful and although there was a slight delay in departure the much faster than usual flight time more than made up for it. My summary is; this new B738 is what MH really needed for their narrowbody fleet, although late, its entry into MH fleet is greatly appreciated. Now MH us up there with Garuda in terms of product offering on their new B738.

Date: 05 May 2011
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Perth (PER)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH127
ETD: 1920
ETA: 0040+1
Seat: 7K (Golden Club/Business Class)
Aircraft: A330-300
Flight time: 5hr 15mins
Registration: 9M-MKF
1st Flight: 05 May 1995
Preflight
A short transit in KL and I just met up with a few friends for a late lunch before heading back to the airport. Check in and immigration was swift and i also managed to relax and have a shower in the Golden Lounge.
Inflight
A very light load to Perth with only 8 passengers in J. A very cheerful crew as usual taking us to Perth tonight. We were delayed by a further 1 hour in the aircraft due to a technical fault with the smoke detectors on board. Took the time to chat with the cabin crew and found out that although the cabin crew returned with the next flight as passengers, the cockpit crew however got to layover in Perth.
As the main goal of writing this trip report was purely for the New B738, for the rest of the TR I will just let the pics do the talking.


Date: 09 May 2011
Route: Perth (PER) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH126
ETD: 0125
ETA: 0650
Seat: 6K (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: A330-300
Flight time: 5hr 35mins
Registration: 9M-MKC
1st Flight: 28 Sep 1994


Date: 09 May 2011
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH711
ETD: 0910
ETA: 1010
Seat: 2F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Flight time: 2hrs 00mins
Registration: 9M-MMZ
1st Flight: 28 Aug 1993

Sprry for this brief report guys, as I really didn’t intend to write one up, but since MH’s all new B738 popped up, and I had my iphone with me, so why not!

My next trips are:

1) Flying Mh’s ALL NEW A333 on 25 May in J to BNE
2) A few more domestic trips with GA in J in Indonesia
3) June: weekend trip to KUL
4) Aug: CX F on B773ER and SQ J on A380 to LAX
5) Aug: TG F on B744 to FRA

Thanks again for reading guys, please find below my previous Trip Reports from Newest to oldest!

Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
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 offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 24829 times:

Thank you for this write up, the first one for MH's new J on the new B738 I believed. Currently there are only 4 of such aircrafts within MH's fleet so it is still rare to bump into one on the KUL-CGK vv sector. I am surprised they still handed out the el cheapo foam headset to J passengers. This is because a new set of noise cancelling headsets (heard it's from Philips) is being used on the new A333 aircrafts for J passengers. The menus seem interesting with very funky yet kampung names - Ayam Masak di Belanga, Ikan Peletuk - wow, never heard of those before.

I believe MH's flight 126/127 to PER on the old A333 is less favoured compared to flight MH 124/125 which is operated by the B772. In one of the photo, the man across the aisle seems miserable sitting on the bright red recliner seat. Just for your info, the new A333 will take over flight MH 126/127 from 21 July 2011 onwards for flight on Thursday only.

Can't wait for your TR on MH new A333 in J!

[Edited 2011-05-19 12:12:22]

User currently offlinestipica From Croatia, joined Feb 2011, 426 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 23653 times:

Hi thaia345 !
Thanks for the effort ... finally a new page in MH life ... certainly obvious contrast in comparison with old interior ...

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 1):
Can't wait for your TR on MH new A333 in J!

...Me too ... Stipica  



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 23137 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 1):
Thank you for this write up, the first one for MH's new J on the new B738 I believed.

Like I said, even i was pleasently surprised to see this bird @ the gate in CGK. Thats why had to use my iPhone as i did not have my camera with me!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 1):
am surprised they still handed out the el cheapo foam headset to J passengers

I didn't even bother to open them !

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 1):
new set of noise cancelling headsets (heard it's from Philips) is being used on the new A333 aircrafts for J passengers

Thats interesting, will let you know next week after i fly her!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 1):
In one of the photo, the man across the aisle seems miserable sitting on the bright red recliner seat. Just for your info, the new A333 will take over flight MH 126/127 from 21 July 2011 onwards for flight on Thursday only.

Yup, i know about that, but i rather take the 125/124 flights if possible, more respectable time ahahahah. Dont forget to tell your malaysia flyer friends about this TR ehehhehe

Quoting stipica (Reply 2):
Thanks for the effort ... finally a new page in MH life ... certainly obvious contrast in comparison with old interior ...

You are welcome! I too can't wait for my flight next week on the new A333


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2679 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 22935 times:

Great TR! The new 738 Sky Interior sure looks amazing!


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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8527 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 21998 times:
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Hi,

Good to see you finally got on the new 738, looks like a vast improvement over the old 734's!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
My next trips are:

1) Flying Mh’s ALL NEW A333 on 25 May in J to BNE

- Looking forward to seeing the new interiors, they should be better than the current ones by some margin!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineRJtraveller From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 21518 times:

Hai thaia345

nice and interesting trip report, i was also apparently travelling on the 25 feb, iam on the TG 434 to BKK for a office trip, flight was on 12.35 so i just miss your flight  

The MH B738 flight interior looks nice and seat colours are better than the colourfull B734 serving the route, the buisness class seat seems to less wider , still a lot of improvement in the IFE , even though by my opinion GA buisness class in the B738 looks nicer.

anyway nice TR on the new MH B738 , the A333 to perth seems to be fine but i would have chose GA B738 via DPS form the MH old A333 due to lack of IFE. looking forward on your next TR with MH new A333, looking forward for it. I am planning to fly on the new A333 in August to BNE.

cheers,
RJtraveller


User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 766 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 21417 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Sprry for this brief report guys

not at all, pretty cool cheers.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
guess the Boeing Sky Interior really helps on the ambience.

since Rwandair will upgrade its 738 J cabins next month, i was highly interested on your report showing a variety of pictures.   

finally out of topic, guessing that all HSBC lounges are identical, would you go to an airline lounge or HSBC one at CGK?

Thanks for sharing



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 21128 times:

Hi thaia345,
Thanks for introducing us to the new MH 738. It looks spacious and comfortable enough for the short hop CGK - KUL.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
the cabin crew returned with the next flight as passengers

Do you know whether that counts towards their 'down time' or can they be called upon to assist if necessary?

Those meals on the flight down to my hometown looked decent. Did they taste as good as they looked?

I enjoyed reading your report and look forward to the next one.
Quokka


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20768 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 4):
Great TR! The new 738 Sky Interior sure looks amazing!

It really does give a much better sense of space, and the larger windows do help too

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
Good to see you finally got on the new 738, looks like a vast improvement over the old 734's!

Hi Mark, its world's apart!...T-minus 3 days to board their new A333 to BNE

Quoting RJtraveller (Reply 6):
The MH B738 flight interior looks nice and seat colours are better than the colourfull B734 serving the route, the buisness class seat seems to less wider , still a lot of improvement in the IFE , even though by my opinion GA buisness class in the B738 looks nicer.

I actually still prefer GA's J seats, and somehow GA seems to have a more generous legroom too. GA has 3 rows in J while MH has 4. However, i wonder if GA will be getting any of their later B738 with the Boeing Sky Interior?

Quoting eastafspot (Reply 7):
finally out of topic, guessing that all HSBC lounges are identical, would you go to an airline lounge or HSBC one at CGK?

I will still got to an airline one, sadly the HSBC Premier Lounge (which is strictly only for Premier members is now closed, therefore its now also a shared common lounge.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 8):
Do you know whether that counts towards their 'down time' or can they be called upon to assist if necessary?

This is strictly their downtime, however, i am sure in an emergency they will help out  
Quoting Quokka (Reply 8):
Did they taste as good as they looked?

The catering ex-Perth was actually better than the one ex-KUL. believe it or not, and PER is my hometown too  


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 20441 times:

Nice report as usual! Hope we're getting this product on KUL-MNL - I booked a J ticket on their recent sale for next to nothing.

Agree GA is really nice on the new 738s - we did a daytrip with my friend CGK-JOG-CGK. Lion J for CGK-JOG. 



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User currently onlineMAS747 From Malaysia, joined Mar 2004, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 18815 times:

great report as usual! have thoroughly enjoyed reading your reports on this forum! keep up the good work!

looking forward to reading your report with the new J product!


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17550 times:

Hey! I know I can count on you to give me the latest updates on the region  . Thank you for taking the time to do this "last minute" report. A few comments:

+ Is the signature satay appetizer gone on some flights? Or, did you not chose it for your CGK-BKK flight?
+ I like the pillow  .
+ Was the IFE good and with choices?

Thanks so much for writing this. Are you CGK based? I am planning a trip to Timor-Leste and might stop by to say SALAMAT to some Bank friends.

Saludos,
A.

PS: Your iPhone photos are better than mine with my camera!



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16885 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 4):
The new 738 Sky Interior sure looks amazing!

Its really world's apart!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
Hope we're getting this product on KUL-MNL - I booked a J ticket on their recent sale for next to nothing.

Hi Lari, you should be pretty safe on getting the new B738 as they usually now fly the MNL route (well 70% of the time) heehehehh

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
Lion J for CGK-JOG

WIll you post a TR for this?

Quoting MAS747 (Reply 11):
great report as usual! have thoroughly enjoyed reading your reports on this forum! keep up the good work!

looking forward to reading your report with the new J product!

Thank you! Will post my new TR on MH F and new J on the A333 in a few days !

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
Is the signature satay appetizer gone on some flights? Or, did you not chose it for your CGK-BKK flight?

Hi A, the satay is only served on longer routes, with at least 5 hrs flying time like PER to KUL

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
Was the IFE good and with choices

It was pretty complete, basically couldn't ask for more...will easily keep one entertained on up to 4-5 hr flights

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
Thanks so much for writing this. Are you CGK based? I am planning a trip to Timor-Leste and might stop by to say SALAMAT to some Bank friends.

Yup, i am indeed based in CGK for work, so pop me a message when you decide to come over for a short stop!

Cheers !!
Herbert


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