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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 29878 times:

Reason for trip
The main purpose of my trip was to get to Brisbane for a customer event, and most importantly try out MH all new A333 in J. However, it was sure chaos on the get go as my connecting flight from CGK was cancelled due to a major technical problem. So to cut the chaos short I somehow ended on the afternoon flight to KUL and onto Sydney with MH in F and later connecting un SYD with QF to BNE. I am pretty excited about this as this us going to only be my 2nd time to experience MH First Class.

Date: 25 May 2011
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH720
ETD: 1545
ETA: 1845
Seat: 1A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-400
Flight time: 2hrs 00mins
Registration: 9M-MMT
1st Flight: 08 April 1993


Date: 25 May 2011
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Sydney (SYD)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH123
ETD: 2210
ETA: 0800+1
Seat: 2K (First Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Flight time: 7hrs 10mins
Registration: 9M-MPP (Putrajaya)
1st Flight: 04 Feb 2002

Preflight
After arrival from CGK, I just decided to enjoy the nice quiet surrounds of the Golden First Class Lounge where I had a shower, managed to try out the dining room and love the smoking room with comfortable lounge chairs with a nice view over the tarmac.
Really nice smoking room with tarmac views in MH 1st Lounge

Bar area in the smoking room

Shower room (really disappointing in comparison to other airlines F shower facilities)

1st Class Lounge Views

And now its time to seat down and enjoy dining in the 1st Lounge

Uzbekistan B763 and my usual TG at the back

Putrajaya awaiting me



Inflight
As this is my 2nd time on MH First, i must say that their F cabin is much better laid out than TG F although they both have the same seats.


As seen from the pictures, MH has much better decor and ambience, auto window shades and dare u say, even a top and cheerful crew on board. Oh my! Am I trying to say that MH F is better than my beloved TG F? I guess to me TG seems like they just installed their F seats but no general upgrading was done to the cabin, whereas MH really went for it when they upgraded their F cabin about 5 years ago.
Menu for this leg of my flight

Current issue of inflight magazine & Duty Free

My essentials and amenity kits

The customary visit to the lav

Getting ready for Dinner & a quick glimpse of the IFE

Bed time

Last cabin views and view upon descend into Sydney


The entire flight went by quickly and i also managed to get good nights sleep, waking up just before top of descent. Overall a great flight with MH F and I will definitely fly them again should the opportunity arise.
Date: 26 May 2011
Route: Sydney (SYD) - Brisbane (BNE)
Flight: Qantas QF516
ETD: 1000
ETA: 1135
Seat: 4A (Business Class)
Aircraft: B767-300
Flight time: 1hr 21mins
Registration: VH-OGV
1st Flight: 06 June 2000

View of OGV
Date: 03 June 2011
Qantas Club Lounge in SYD

Coming out of maintenance

B738 in new colours

Onboard the B763 to BNE

Final descent into BNE


Route: Brisbane (BNE) - Perth (PER)
Flight: Qantas QF 597
ETD: 1450
ETA: 1830
Seat: 5E (Business Class)
Aircraft: B767-300
Flight time: 6hrs 40mins
Registration:VH-OGF
1st Flight: 13 July 1990

OGF waiting for us to board here for this almost 7hr flight to PER due to 300km/h headwinds!

Date: 07 June 2011
Route: Perth (PER) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight:
ETD: 1625
ETA: 2205
Seat: 5A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Flight time: 5hrs 5 mins
Registration: 9M-MRP
1st Flight: 01 Nov 2004
My usual confines of MH J on the B772ER

Will never get tired of this shot of the RR Trents

Meal for this sector to KUL

Goodbye home sweet home, see you in a few months
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20May%20Sydney%20Brisbane/IMG_1454.jpg

Inflight entertainment & meal


Date: 08 June 2011
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH711
ETD: 0910
ETA: 1010
Seat: 2F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 2hrs 00mins
Registration: 9M-MLE
1st Flight: 18 Jan 2008
My next trips that I will be posting are:
1) All new MH A333 in J
2) Japan on TG F and on our HND on TG J on the A345
3) A quick weekend break to KUL in end June
4) LAX in late August on SQ A380 Suite and return with CX Suites on B773ER

Thanks again for reading guys, below are my previous TR in order from newest to oldest.

Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J (by thaia345 May 19 2011 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)

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User currently offlineMAS747 From Malaysia, joined Mar 2004, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 29552 times:

top report as always!!

good to know MH Standards havent slipped, even if their product may not be as advanced as SQ/EK! hopefully their updated FC product when the A380's arrive in 2012 will be something "new" rather than just keeping up with their southern neighbours.


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 28375 times:

Hi thaia345,

It is good to see another report from you, especially as it included a visit to PER.

I am a bit confused as to how the change came about and why you ended up in First on MH. What was your original choice and class of travel?

Whatever the reasons, it appears to have paid dividends if it challenged your preference for TG.  


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 28215 times:
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Nice report as always, thanks for sharing.

Food as always looks good on MH, good to see they are joining OW, quite pleased about that  

Shame the flights got messed up, was really looking forward to seeing the new interior on the next batch of A330's MH are getting, I'm sure you'll manage it soon.

The QF brekky looked weak, just a bit of fruit?

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 28143 times:

The MH B744 First looks great, although I'm surpised that there were 5 hot course to choose from for dinner, and only a no choice cold meal for breakfast.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):

The QF brekky looked weak, just a bit of fruit?

Did you order a fruit plate, or does QF normally just serve lots of fruit!?



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 25712 times:

Quoting MAS747 (Reply 1):
hopefully their updated FC product when the A380's arrive in 2012 will be something "new" rather than just keeping up with their southern neighbours.

Sadly, looking at the new A333 J product, it looks like they will yet again be playing catch up!

Quoting Quokka (Reply 2):
t is good to see another report from you, especially as it included a visit to PER.

I am a bit confused as to how the change came about and why you ended up in First on MH. What was your original choice and class of travel?

Always happy to go back to PER as its home for me. Basically I was slated to fly CGKKULBNE, but flight out of CGK had a tech so mi missed my BNE connection, so decided to go on the flight to SYD later in that day (MH only has 1 BNE flight on that day)

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):
Shame the flights got messed up, was really looking forward to seeing the new interior on the next batch of A330's MH are getting, I'm sure you'll manage it soon.

The QF brekky looked weak, just a bit of fruit?

Hi Mark ! WIll be posting the new A333 in a few minutes after this reply !

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 4):
Did you order a fruit plate, or does QF normally just serve lots of fruit!?

They only had that on offer !!! ...AUD 690 from Syd to Bne and what i get is a fruit bowl !! ahahhahah


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 25659 times:
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This is one great TR Herbert  

Haven't seen a MH 744 First Class report before and been long wanted to try. Shame MH until now wasn't part of a major alliance have really prevented me from trying. Reading your TR really assures me that MH 744 is the finest way to travel!

I love the ambience and they refurbished the cabin completely, unlike TG did a cheap job with old bins, overhead projectors still around.

I have a feeling there is another big TR a.netter in the country who want to fly MH 744 F just as badly as I do  

Thanks for sharing the great report! I enjoyed 100%.

Question. Do you prefer MH new A333 or 777 for flying Aust-KL?


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 25120 times:

Hi boss. Regardless how vintage the hardware product is, it is always a pleasure to read about the rare MH's F.

A bit of observations since my last MH's F flight in December 2009 (photos are from my old trip report, if you do not mind):

- New set of sofas in the F Lounge at the Satellite Terminal. Those chairs at the Dining Hall are new as well.


.


These sofas and chairs are actually identical to those featured in the Golden Lounge at LHR T4, don't you agree?


.



- I suppose the new F La Prairie amenity kit is more handy to bring along as compared to the old one which looks like a lady's purse.


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- Pajama is still the same but the slipper has changed in colour.




I think at present MH's meals and presentation (in all classes) have improved tremendously.

Well, I hope to fly on my 2nd MH's F flight like you soon too, before the roll out of the new F product with the new A380s in April 2012.

Quoting N178UA (Reply 6):
Shame MH until now wasn't part of a major alliance have really prevented me from trying.

MH is now a member-elect oneworld member. The airline is expected to become a full member by the end of 2012/early 2013.


User currently offlinevieri From UK - England, joined Jun 2011, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24957 times:

Rare TR on MH 1st class. Nice one!
Interesting to note the slight different arrangement of similar seats between TG and MH. I compared photos between the 2 airlines, it seems that MH has positioned the middle seats further back to provide a front tabletop to be used for inflight service.
However this means the last middle row of seats are in line with the exits, doesnt seem very private, especially if 1 is fond of early boarding!
Will be flying TG 1st on the A340-600 and 747-400 ( the newer seats hopefully) in september, been reading all your TG TRs with gusto!


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 24268 times:

Quoting N178UA (Reply 6):
Reading your TR really assures me that MH 744 is the finest way to travel!

Hi Sam, it is indeed a great experience, although for me its also my 2nd time, i am now sitting in TG Royal Silk Lounge in KL waiting for my flight to BKK and onto NRT in F  
Quoting N178UA (Reply 6):
I love the ambience and they refurbished the cabin completely, unlike TG did a cheap job with old bins, overhead projectors still around.

Ambience is 100% much better than TG F....

Quoting N178UA (Reply 6):
have a feeling there is another big TR a.netter in the country who want to fly MH 744 F just as badly as I do

Let me guess, Roni? ehehhehehehehe

Quoting N178UA (Reply 6):
MH new A333 or 777 for flying Aust-KL?

Both are fine for me, but i love the B772ER in J, especially on row 5, as from my TR you can see its a whole row to yourself, especially if i am travelling with my family, it seems as though its your own private jet ahahhaah

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 7):
Hi boss. Regardless how vintage the hardware product is, it is always a pleasure to read about the rare MH's F.

Great observations boss, they have indeed updated all the interior in the F lounge

Quoting vieri (Reply 8):
I compared photos between the 2 airlines, it seems that MH has positioned the middle seats further back to provide a front tabletop to be used for inflight service.
However this means the last middle row of seats are in line with the exits, doesnt seem very private, especially if 1 is fond of early boarding!
Will be flying TG 1st on the A340-600 and 747-400 ( the newer seats hopefully) in september, been reading all your TG TRs with gusto!

Actually being in MH F cabin, it doesnt feel as cramped as TG F, although MH has 2 more seats, i guess the job they did with the interior upgrade made the difference. Hopefully my previous TR on TG gave you insights on what to expect product wise.!


User currently offlinevieri From UK - England, joined Jun 2011, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23198 times:

EK has a similar setup on their 2 class 777Ws with lie flats, and i didnt enjoy sitting in the last single row cabin. Too near the economy bulkheads with screaming toddlers, and Y passengers kept coming into the cabin!

Quoting vieri (Reply 8):
I compared photos between the 2 airlines, it seems that MH has positioned the middle seats further back to provide a front tabletop to be used for inflight service.
However this means the last middle row of seats are in line with the exits, doesnt seem very private, especially if 1 is fond of early boarding!
Will be flying TG 1st on the A340-600 and 747-400 ( the newer seats hopefully) in september, been reading all your TG TRs with gusto!

Actually being in MH F cabin, it doesnt feel as cramped as TG F, although MH has 2 more seats, i guess the job they did with the interior upgrade made the difference. Hopefully my previous TR on TG gave you insights on what to expect product wise.!
I have been reading up your series of TRs over and over again, it has only heightened my expectations of TG !
I do hope they dont let me down!


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 22334 times:

Quoting vieri (Reply 10):
Too near the economy bulkheads with screaming toddlers, and Y passengers kept coming into the cabin!

That is true, but i also have a 2 year old toddler, although she is really good on the aircraft, but just in case, at least we are away form the main J cabin and she wont bother the other passengers

Quoting vieri (Reply 10):
have been reading up your series of TRs over and over again, it has only heightened my expectations of TG !
I do hope they dont let me down!

From my experience, they are always great and consistent in F, but in J, sometimes they are really inconsistent especially in the regional routes


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21577 times:

Wow. I don't think I have ever seen a MH FCL report - thank you! I sometimes even forget they have a F class. Looked impressive - and I agree, the cabin is much better maintained than on TG.

Thanks again for taking the time with this.

Saludos,
A.



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