G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
Left the house at 1300 and arrived at Changi T2 at around 1330.Inside the terminal was mostly empty and only regional flights were scheduled to depart within the next 2 hours except SQ flights to SFO and LAX.Checked in at row 12 and got a window seat,23A.Went through immigration and did some spotting.Like I said before the airport was empty on the terminal 2 side so I only saw the following aircraft:
Our aircraft was parked at F54 next to a SQ 747-400.Boarding started at around 1410 and we pushed back 5mins late.Taxied to rwy 20L and took off.Our route took us over the Singapore straits towards the riau oslands before turning over St Johns islands up towards the striatis of Melacca,over Johro,Melacca and Batu Pahat.The pilot climbed to flight level 240 and the drinks ervice started.In economy you just get a glass of juice or coffe but if your flying first during breakfast/luch/dinner then you get a light meal.The last time I flew first I got a chicken stew(disgusting!).Descent started at about 15 mins pior to landing.There was some very heavy thunderstorms at around 10-15km from the airport with lots of lightning strikes to the ground and tuubulence with very low visibility.Touched down on a very wet 32R nad taxied to gate A2.Did some spotting again and saw:
Lion Air:Yakolev Yak-40(I think,but it was not a western aircraft)
Left the house at around 1600 in light rain.Arrived at KLIA at 1650 with a long queue at checkin.Got an aisle seat,33H.Once again I did some spotting at the viewing gallery and saw:
As usual most flights were domestci or Singapore flights.The only 'real' MAS international flight was to Hong Kong.Took the aero train towards the satelitte building and walked to gate C32.Boarding began on time at 1700 and once again I managed to sweet talk the guy next to me for his window seat.We pushed back and taxied to 32R and took off.A left turn took us down Peninsular Malaysia at a crusing altitude of 22000ft.Once again we were served orange juice,not once but twice.Which has never happened to me in over 4 years of flying this route with MAS,SIA and JAL.In fact on one SIA flight we did not get any juice!Stated descending as the sun went down and flew across Johor to line up for rwy 20L and touched down smoothly.Taxied to gate F54 were our aircraft was cleaned for its next flight as MH622.Once again I did some spotting in T2 and saw:
Sultans of Bruneis Personal 747
Overall both flights were up to standard but MH61 was very impressive and was the best SIN-KUL-SIN flight I have taken in the last 4 years and every crew memeber I came across greeted my even those who were busy clearing up after the flight.
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
GE:I have flown on the SIA A310-300 4 times,since most of my shuttle flights I take MAS.As singapore777 said the A310 is more spacious then the 737 and if you above 6 foot then you might fell a bit unfortable on long flights.So far I have flown SIA(A310,777),MAS(737,A330,
777) and JAL(MD11).In terms of seating the wide-bodies are the best such as the 777 which as lots of leg-room.
Fares on the MAS/SIN shuttle are the same for both airlines.However if you book your tickets in Malaysia you will be saving close to 30% of the cost you would pay in Singapore.
Singapore 777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 1006 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
I would not go to the extent of saying they are falling apart but I felt they should have used solid white panelling for their cabin walls instead of the cloth ones they use now. They are certainly ageing and my uncle said that aircraft was at least 10 years old judging from the peeling Life Vest stickers on the seats. The seating is also terribly cramped.
Their A330s are nice aircraft though, spacious and quiet.
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
The 737-400 I flew on was 9M-MQL which was #2676 of the Boeing line and was MASs penultimate 737-400(as of 1996,a bit out of date).The cabin walls are solid and the 737s I have flown on were all in very good condition,well apart from the outside which needed a good clean around the APU.Singapore 777s uncle is correct the bulk of the MAS 737s were put into service between 1989-94 which means that some of them are around 12 years old,for comparison SIAs oldest A310 is near 23 years.For the SIN shuttle the seat pitch is fine,since it is a short flight.But if your flying Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai then it might get a bit cramped if you are very tall,I am around 175cm and I find it fine for the short flight.Singapore 777 how tall are you since you were complaining about the seat pitch on the 737?
The A330s need an upgrade to the 777/747 standard of service,but alos I would like to see PTVs in the 737s.I think Jet Blue already has some installed.
Singapore 777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 1006 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
I am around 173cm tall, but I still found the seating a little cramped. Food was average I'd say. The A330 I flew on was 9M-MKY, great and new and spacious!!!! Highly recommend MAS if you're taking the 777, 747 or A330 but NOT for the 737s.