It is interesting to note that KUL
was one of BA
employees' busiest routes for many years. Friends of mine always complained that it was hard to get ID50s etc on the KUL
flight due to demand and it was also a flight that was highly bid for at the time as they could get to Langkawi and other parts of Malaysia more easily from KUL
as oppose to SIN
. RB211LTN - perhaps the crew are starting to miss KUL
as part of their trips!
I remember when the rumour started that they were leaving KUL
and lots of cabin crew were astonished and surprised. I flew on one of the last flights (courtesy of BA
Malaysia) and the captain came and chatted with us and I remember him saying it was 'madness - look at this flight - we were overbooked and cargo on this sector is strong'.
It would be interesting to see how BA
fairs should they return to KUL
- they fired (well offered early retirement to) virtually every employee and would have to employ a whole new group of staff there. They would also have to negotiate with travel agents again since the O&D traffic on this heavy route is now well and truly monopolized by MAS and to a certain extent KLM - and being one of those regular passengers - quite frankly - I ditched my BA
Exec Club card with glee and am not missing it to say the least - since after years of flying BA
- I realised that MAS really does offer a much better product (I even changed my Username to reflect this!)...
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