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Egypt_Air_Business_Class: KUL > BKK (3/9)  
User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11541 times:

Hi, this is the third part in a series of nine trip reports. You can find the previous parts I and II here:
SWISS_FIRST_CLASS: Zürich > Bangkok (1/9) (by Knightsofmalta Sep 15 2012 in Trip Reports)

ROYAL_JORDANIAN_BUSINESS_CLASS: BKK > KUL (2/9) (by Knightsofmalta Sep 21 2012 in Trip Reports)

And here's the complete routing as it was originally intended to be:

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INTRODUCTION
Mission accomplished, I’ve finally seen the Petronas Towers. In fact my hotel, the Traders, offers unobstructed views of them. They look particularly cool by night when they are lit up.

So I guess I might as well leave. For my return to Bangkok I’ve picked another exotic 5th freedom flight, this time in Egypt Air Business Class aboard the might B777-300. This big bird is really starting to grow on me…

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Date: 2. September 2012
Airline: Egypt Air
Aircraft: B777-300
From: Kuala Lumpur
To: Bangkok
Cabin: Business Class
Seat: 10C, aisle


GETTING TO THE AIRPORT
My flight back to Bangkok will not be leaving until 22h00 today. Although I haven’t really got any high expectations of the flight, I am still very much looking forward to it because it will be my first flight with Egypt Air and I am quickly becoming a fan of the mighty Tripple Seven.

So in theory, it would be quite sufficient to be at the airport at around 20h30, which would mean leaving central KL at around 19h00. But I want to get to the airport before sunset to catch a glimpse and possibly take a few pictures of the incoming aircraft, which is scheduled to arrive at 18h10.

Just after 17h00 I leave the hotel and head across the park to the KL Conference Centre to catch the Monorail to Sentral Stesen, the main station. It’s about a 10 minutes leisurely walk from the Traders Hotel.

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The Monorail journey to Sentral Stesen takes about 15 minutes, it’s six stops from the KLCC. The trip costs something like 2.4 Ringgit, which is virtually nothing.

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IKEA everywhere...

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At Sentral Stesen I get out and take the escalators down into the basement of the building from where the KLIA Ekspres departs.

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How do you manage to forget your shoes at the station...?

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The journey to the airport takes 28 minutes according to the announcement made on the train.

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CHECK-IN
I arrive for check-in at Kuala Lumpur airport just after 18h45.

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The counters for the flight are still being set up, but there’s already a long queue forming and for a horrible moment I suspect this may end up being the most chaotic check-in ever. But once the counters are set up, it becomes apparent that the Malaysia Airlines ground crew checking in the flight will not be standing for any nonsense and after just a few minutes the chaos has turned into orderly queues.

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There is a separate counter for Business Class passengers.

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The agent types my Senator number into the reservation and issues me a boarding pass and the invitation to the Malaysia Airlines international lounge in the satellite building.

From check-in I head straight through immigration and security and then from there to the monorail station.

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Once I reach the satellite I make a beeline for gate C22 from where my bird allegedly will be leaving, but much to my dismay, the gate is still empty. I hang around for a few more minutes, but nothing happens. And so I head for the Malaysia Airlines lounge instead. Better luck next time.

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Didn't even know these guys even flew to KL...

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Not the nicest livery...

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THE LOUNGE
The lounge is right above the station where the shuttle arrives.

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I arrive at the lounge and am greeted by a friendly receptionist. She asks me to wait a second while she makes a phone call. Strange. The next thing I know she hands me the phone and says ‘for you’. Stranger. I take the receiver. It’s the check-in agent from the Business Class counter. He just wants to make sure about my nationality. He explains that if I am from Malta I can get a visa on arrival in Bangkok. If however I’m from Mali, I would not be allowed to travel as I would need a visa. So I explain to him that I am in fact from Malta and not Mali. I feel compelled to ask if he had noticed at all when checking me in that I am in fact a rather sickly pale, pinkish colour, pale even by Maltese standards, and would therefore probably be unlikely to blend in as one of the locals in downtown Bamako.

The lounge is rather spectacular. First of all it’s huge and has a very high ceiling, giving it the feel of being in a cathedral. It also has some good views of the ramp.

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Looking back towards the entrance.

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There are various stations with different types of food and drinks. I try the Malaysian dishes and they are very nice and a bit spicy.

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The only thing that is perhaps ‘out of cast’ is the loos, which look kind of old and worn.

One hour before departure my flight already shows ‘BOARDING’. Kuala Lumpur uses closed gates. So basically ‘boarding’ merely means that the gate is open. So I probably still have time. Even so, I figure the load will probably be light to Bangkok so we may see an early departure. I collect my belongings and head for gate C22.
When I arrive I am somewhat surprised to find a very long queue for the security check at the gate.

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BOARDING
I enter the holding pen and then we wait for about 20 minutes before the actual boarding finally starts. There are two airbridges attached to the aircraft at the L1 and the L2 doors. Given that I am travelling in Business Class, I am directed to use the L1 door. This initially causes some confusion with the security guard manning the airbridge but eventually all is well and I am allowed on board.

The only picture I have of my plane from the outside.

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I am greeted at the door by a friendly young woman who speaks very good English.

THE CABIN
The first row of Business Class, which is also the first row on the aircraft, starts at number eight with Egypt air.

I am on 10C, which means the third row from the front. There’s another passenger on 10A. Just as I close my seatbelt with a click, the announcement comes that boarding is completed. I look around and there’s another passenger sitting on 11A. But apart form that, the forward Business Class compartment is empty. 28 seats to share between three passengers. Sweet! So I grab my stuff and move one row forward to the window on 9A.

The general impression of the seat is excellent. It is very comfortable and has a fresh and modern look to it, much better than Royal Jordanian.

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Paper headrest covers in Business Class.

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The buckle of my seatbelt is obviously much older than the rest of the aircraft. Note that while the Horus is very stylised on the new logo, the Horus on my buckle is much more bird-like, as it used to be with Egypt Air's previous livery.

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The seat pitch is enormous. As the crew open the curtains and secure them for departure, I notice that on the wall opposite from the L1 door a container is mounted that holds the Qur’an.

Later on after the meal, the lights are dimmed to reveal a star covered ceiling. It looks rather pretty actually!

The Horus on the pillow case.

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DEPARTURE
There isn’t really much to say about our departure, except perhaps that the Tripple Seven really packs a punch. Even once we’re airborne you can still feel the aircraft accelerating.

SERVICE
I cannot praise the crew on this flight enough. They are so friendly and so much fun, truly excellent ambassadors to the country and people of Egypt and their legendary hospitality.

Once I realise I will be able to take pictures without bothering anybody, I embark on a photo shooting frenzy, trying to make sure I capture every detail of the aircraft. Suddenly one of the flight attendants, a middle-aged lady stops me and tells me ‘No, no Sir, you can’t take pictures like that’. For a moment I fear she’s going to do the no-photography-for-security-reasons routine on me. But instead she looks at me and says ‘you have to have a picture of me if you take a picture on Egypt Air’ and laughs. At this the male flight attendant appears and decides to join in the fun. And here’s the outcome.

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Later on during the flight one of the attendants actually comes up to me and tells me how nice I am because I have a friendly smile.

Shukran Gazilan, thank you very much!

But I digress. Service begins on the ground with a drinks round. There is a choice of guava juice, orange juice or still water. I choose the guava juice and it’s very refreshing. The drinks on the ground are served in plastic ‘glasses’ though.

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After that a hot towel is distributed to each passenger. It’s out of paper but it does its job very well. In typically Arab style it’s heavily scented and more over, so bloody hot I can barely hold it!

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I am also offered the evening’s edition of the Thai English language newspaper and ear phones.

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As we push back, the male attendant asks me what I would like to eat. There is no menu but he tells me there is a choice of chicken or beef. I go for the chicken.

THE MEAL
As soon as the fasten seatbelt sign goes off, one of the crew sets the table with a table cloth of crisp white linen with the Horus logo embroidered on it.

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And then the meal arrives.

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It consists of a starter of salmon tartar with dill, capers and lemon rind, served with a slice of papaya, lemon and some greens.

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A mixed salad that comes with a light and tasty vinaigrette.

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Spicy chicken with white rice and grilled veg with coriander.

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A plate of cheddar and camembert cheese, served with a plum, grapes and butter.

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And for dessert chocolate and pistachio trifle with passion fruit infused sponge cake.

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To drink I have a diet Pepsi.

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After the meal I have a cup of coffee and do a bit of stargazing.

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ARRIVAL
The flight is only 95 minutes. Very soon the throttles are eased back and Horus dips his nose. Our approach brings us in very close to the airport, which we pass due east on a northerly track. We do an elaborated 180 degree left turn and eventually land on the western one of the two runways.

We turn off the runway but the pilot informs us that our gate is still occupied by another aircraft. Subsequently we will have to wait for it to depart, which will be in the next 10 minutes.

Upon arrival I head for the visa on arrival lane, which is pretty empty at this time of day, it’s nearly midnight. Which is a good thing, because Egypt Air does not provide Fast Track passes to its premium passengers.

After customs I take the underground walkway to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi. I am only staying the one night.

CONCLUSION
I suppose there is no point in comparing Royal Jordanian and Egypt Air, apart form the fact that I tried them in short succession on the same route, albeit in the opposite direction. Even so, I must say that Royal Jordanian really is no match for Egypt Air judging by the experiences I made on the flights I took. Essentially it’s the crew’s performance that tips the scale in Egypt Air’s favour. That and the fact that the Tripple Seven is one hell of a beast and this example in particular was in mint condition.

Sure the service was more polished over all with Royal Jordanian. But what’s all that worth if the cabin crew can’t even smile or react to you, seemingly because it doesn’t say so in the service manual?

Would I fly Egypt Air again? Certainly, any time!

To be continued...

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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1384 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11510 times:

Wow, a few minutes I was just commenting your second report, saying I'm looking forward to the continuation, and it's already online! Must have been quite a nice flight with such a light load and such friendly flight attendants. Who cares about details like menus, if people are so nice  

Strange the thing with the nationality call though... I remember when checking in for Jetstar from KUL to SIN ago this was handled by MH, too, and at the check in it took ages to sort out if as a German citizen I am allowed to fly to SIN without visa... Ridiculous, but seems that they're checking this ver thouroghly ...


User currently offlinePatagon From Chile, joined Aug 2011, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11197 times:

Really nice trip report, what a nice service full meal for such a short flight. Maybe that is why the serve all the plates at once.
Regards


User currently offlinePatagon From Chile, joined Aug 2011, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11191 times:

Really nice trip report, what a nice service full meal for such a short flight. Maybe that is why the serve all the dishes at once.
Regards


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2469 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 10831 times:

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
The seat pitch is enormous.
Quoting reifel (Reply 1):
Sure the service was more polished over all with Royal Jordanian.

True! Let alone for the fantastic seat it's worth it to fly MS! But you are right- not only compared to RJ! I wish MS would fine tune their product- it would be an OUTSTANDING Business Class experience! A menu card here, noise canceling headphones there, some wider choices of PTV movies - et voilà! So or so, MS is a truly fantastic airline, offering great value fr money!

Quoting reifel (Reply 1):
Upon arrival I head for the visa on arrival lane, which is pretty empty at this time of day, it’s nearly midnight. Which is a good thing, because Egypt Air does not provide Fast Track passes to its premium passengers.

MS is offering Fast Track access in BKK (at least on my last flight)- unfortunately, it took some time for the ground agent to arrive with the necessary vouchers/coupons!


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 10164 times:

Hi William

Good trip report, thanks for sharing. I'm glad to see Egyptair has impressed you, don't hear to much good!
Flying the 777 is a great bonus as well
Service, seating and crew looks very fine. KUL lounge looks great as well


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinesjacob From Uganda, joined Apr 2009, 44 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
He just wants to make sure about my nationality. He explains that if I am from Malta I can get a visa on arrival in Bangkok. If however I’m from Mali, I would not be allowed to travel as I would need a visa. So I explain to him that I am in fact from Malta and not Mali.

Talk about doing a job without paying the least attention at all...It was such a funny question.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
I cannot praise the crew on this flight enough. They are so friendly and so much fun, truly excellent ambassadors to the country and people of Egypt and their legendary hospitality.

That is Africa and Africans for you...Welcome to the source of hospitality....


The meals also look tasty, I hope they were indeed.
Great TR man


User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 9668 times:

Hi Reifel

Quoting reifel (Reply 1):
Must have been quite a nice flight with such a light load and such friendly flight attendants. Who cares about details like menus, if people are so nice

The flight certainly was very pleasant. As you say, a great crew can compensate for a lot of things!

Quoting reifel (Reply 1):
Strange the thing with the nationality call though... I remember when checking in for Jetstar from KUL to SIN ago this was handled by MH, too, and at the check in it took ages to sort out if as a German citizen I am allowed to fly to SIN without visa... Ridiculous, but seems that they're checking this ver thouroghly ...

It was a bit odd, but it's better they check again before you end up in trouble. A few years ago Emirates screwed up with the immigration formalities when I was travelling to Dubai. I ended up stuck at the airport for eight hours before I was able to enter. That was the last time I flew EK.

Hi Patagon

Quoting Patagon (Reply 2):
Really nice trip report, what a nice service full meal for such a short flight. Maybe that is why the serve all the plates at once.

I was quite surprised by the amount of food too, especially because, as you say, the flight really isn't all that long.

Hi Debonair

Quoting debonair (Reply 4):
True! Let alone for the fantastic seat it's worth it to fly MS! But you are right- not only compared to RJ! I wish MS would fine tune their product- it would be an OUTSTANDING Business Class experience! A menu card here, noise canceling headphones there, some wider choices of PTV movies - et voilà! So or so, MS is a truly fantastic airline, offering great value fr money!

That's what I was thinking as well. It really wouldn't take very much at all and MS could be a really classy set up.

Quoting debonair (Reply 4):
MS is offering Fast Track access in BKK (at least on my last flight)- unfortunately, it took some time for the ground agent to arrive with the necessary vouchers/coupons!

Oh okay. Good to know for next time!

Quoting sjacob (Reply 6):
Talk about doing a job without paying the least attention at all...It was such a funny question.

Hi Jacob, either that or the guy didn't have the faintest idea where Mali is.

Quoting sjacob (Reply 6):
That is Africa and Africans for you...Welcome to the source of hospitality....

And what an excellent example of that MS gave!

Quoting sjacob (Reply 6):
The meals also look tasty, I hope they were indeed.

It was very tasty and quite large, too.

Thanks for taking the time to post, gents!

Cheers,
William


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9107 times:

Hi William!

Nice report!
Egypt Air did indeed seem to impress more than RJ on this 5th freedom route. Glad to hear you enjoyed them!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
I am quickly becoming a fan of the mighty Tripple Seven.

I haven't flown one yet, but it sure seems to be a very impressive machine.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
IKEA everywhere...

It's great, isn't it?  
Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Later on after the meal, the lights are dimmed to reveal a star covered ceiling. It looks rather pretty actually!

Does indeed look really cool. I believe some other carriers has it in their premium cabins as well. Maybe it's a Boeing standard option for the triple seven?

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
THE MEAL

Looks very nice!

Martin


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5130 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8988 times:

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Once I realise I will be able to take pictures without bothering anybody, I embark on a photo shooting frenzy, trying to make sure I capture every detail of the aircraft. Suddenly one of the flight attendants, a middle-aged lady stops me and tells me ‘No, no Sir, you can’t take pictures like that’. For a moment I fear she’s going to do the no-photography-for-security-reasons routine on me. But instead she looks at me and says ‘you have to have a picture of me if you take a picture on Egypt Air’ and laughs. At this the male flight attendant appears and decides to join in the fun. And here’s the outcome.

= Aaah ... these are the crews on MS I love. They are rare ... but once you get them, you are guaranteed a great flight. Usually, they are more senior crews and don't have the pretentious "look at me, I am young and hot" vibe. I have had them on MS, BG, PK, IR, etc. Food also looks great. Thanks again for taking us on these 5FR (TM) routes.

Saludos,
A.

PS: I could write a book on the questions I get on my Liechtenstein passport ... so can relate to what it must be carrying a Maltese one  .



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1788 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8646 times:

Hello again Will,

Good to see you taking another excellent (5th freedom) flight! Indeed in comparison to Royal Jordanian, the difference is there. It's heartwarming to see the nice attitude of the crew, it can make all the difference.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Mission accomplished, I’ve finally seen the Petronas Towers

Did you go up to the top floor. I did so on my visit to Kuala Lumpur some 12 years ago, the views are amazing.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Not the nicest livery...

I beg to differ, I quite like it  

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
I feel compelled to ask if he had noticed at all when checking me in that I am in fact a rather sickly pale, pinkish colour, pale even by Maltese standards, and would therefore probably be unlikely to blend in as one of the locals in downtown Bamako.

Well technically speaking you still could've been a Malinese albino, but that would be quite obvious to see as well I guess.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
And here’s the outcome.

Such crew on board of your flight are always a delight. They really make you feel welcome and at home.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Later on during the flight one of the attendants actually comes up to me and tells me how nice I am because I have a friendly smile.

   Did they then make a pic of your smile?

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineraffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

Looks like you had a great flight- certainly friendly crew, good food and nice plane!
I flew LHR-CAI-BEY on the A330/B738 and back with the A340-200 (!) and the flights weren't that nice.
I was flying in Economy though but out of Heathrow they omitted to perform any safety briefing and
transferring in Cairo was dreadful. The security measures were an absolute joke.
The shorter hops to and from Beirut were much better. We even had an A340-200 operate between
Beirut and Cairo which had certainly seen much better days!
Glad they are improving!



Happy -go- lucky kinda guy!
User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8136 times:

Hi Martin

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
Nice report!

Thanks!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
Egypt Air did indeed seem to impress more than RJ on this 5th freedom route. Glad to hear you enjoyed them!

Absolutely, Egypt Air were good fun!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
I haven't flown one yet, but it sure seems to be a very impressive machine.

The Triple Seven is a stunning machine. I don't know how much larger the diameter of the hull is compared to the A330/A340 but the Triple Seven just feels so much larger and more spacious.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
Does indeed look really cool. I believe some other carriers has it in their premium cabins as well. Maybe it's a Boeing standard option for the triple seven?

Not sure if it's a standard, but it certainly looked cool. Gave the whole flight a very cozy feel.

Hi A.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 9):
= Aaah ... these are the crews on MS I love. They are rare ... but once you get them, you are guaranteed a great flight. Usually, they are more senior crews and don't have the pretentious "look at me, I am young and hot" vibe. I have had them on MS, BG, PK, IR, etc. Food also looks great. Thanks again for taking us on these 5FR (TM) routes.

That's true actually. When you have such a crew they're usually the more senior, experienced ones who know how to be entertaining and charming without being intrusive.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 9):
PS: I could write a book on the questions I get on my Liechtenstein passport ... so can relate to what it must be carrying a Maltese one .

I can imagine. Actually, I never did find out how you ended up in Venezuela with that Liechtenstein passport!

Hi Nils

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Did you go up to the top floor. I did so on my visit to Kuala Lumpur some 12 years ago, the views are amazing.

I was going to, but trying to get a hold of tickets is not so easy. And it was rather hazy most of the time, except perhaps in the early mornings.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
I beg to differ, I quite like it

I prefer the other one on the A330s and B737s.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Well technically speaking you still could've been a Malinese albino, but that would be quite obvious to see as well I guess.

Fair enough, I could have been...

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Such crew on board of your flight are always a delight. They really make you feel welcome and at home.

Quite, they just seemed very relaxed and happy to be there. The RJ crew in contrast gave you the impression they would much rather be anywhere else.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Did they then make a pic of your smile?

They wanted to take a picture of me with the crew, which I though was nice.

Hi Raffik

Quoting raffik (Reply 11):
I flew LHR-CAI-BEY on the A330/B738 and back with the A340-200 (!) and the flights weren't that nice.

I've done a bit of research on Egypt air and their cabin product is a bit of a mixed bag, depending on the type of aircraft. I think I was just lucky to get the B777-300.

Quoting raffik (Reply 11):
I was flying in Economy though but out of Heathrow they omitted to perform any safety briefing and transferring in Cairo was dreadful.

I'm surprised to hear that. I would have thought with the new terminal things might have improved.

Thanks for taking the time to comment gents!

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1177 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8065 times:
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Hi William,

Nice to see part 3!
Another great report with nice pictures, I surely enjoyed it as always.
The lounge at KUL looks quite nice I must say.
And what a great idea to try this other fifth freedom flight and I must say I am quite impressed by MS, what a great crew too!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
How do you manage to forget your shoes at the station...?

hehe maybe the person bought a new pair

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Not the nicest livery...

Exactly my opinion

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
He just wants to make sure about my nationality. He explains that if I am from Malta I can get a visa on arrival in Bangkok. If however I’m from Mali, I would not be allowed to travel as I would need a visa. So I explain to him that I am in fact from Malta and not Mali. I feel compelled to ask if he had noticed at all when checking me in that I am in fact a rather sickly pale, pinkish colour, pale even by Maltese standards, and would therefore probably be unlikely to blend in as one of the locals in downtown Bamako.

haha seriously? Not the smartest check-in agent I must say!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

Hi Brendan

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 13):
Another great report with nice pictures, I surely enjoyed it as always.

Thanks, glad you like the report.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 13):
The lounge at KUL looks quite nice I must say.

Yeah, if they could just redo those loos.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 13):
And what a great idea to try this other fifth freedom flight and I must say I am quite impressed by MS, what a great crew too!

I'm rather keen on these 5th freedom affairs. Still a few interesting ones around that one might give a try.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 13):
hehe maybe the person bought a new pair

Possibly, I decided, quite rightly, that KL was to hot for closed shoes!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 13):
haha seriously? Not the smartest check-in agent I must say!

Oh I wouldn't say that, perhaps just not too good in geography...

Thanks for posting!

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

Another excellent report William.

It was good to see a report on Egyptair's offerings in Business Class on this route. I myself actually flew BKK-KUL on them earlier this summer, but in economy. Much like you I was impressed by them. Having flown RJ in business class not too long ago, I am sure you could tell from my trip report that I had a rather negative experience with them. Glad to see I am not the only one who has discovered how good Egyptair can be.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Didn't even know these guys even flew to KL...

You always ask me "where is the trip report?" Looks like you found my next one.  


User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

Hi William,

The pictures aren't showing for some reason, is there any way you could fix that? Seems like a great TR and I'd love to see the visual component of it.

Thanks!
EgyptAir269


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