Won't answer all your questions but I flew Phillipines once KUL
on a B737, apart from everyone looking completly lost, ie a girl right at the back looking for 1A it went well, took off in a monster thunderstorm which was interesting.
Once in the cruise I noticed a guy with 4 stripes standing at the rear in the aisle smoking and it was not until his 4th or 5th cigarette that I realised he was the pilot. Luckily it looked like the 2nd officer was a non-smoker as he never joined the captain for a smoke.
Onboard entertainment was a cassette player outside the flight deck door and the FE
would come out and turn the cassette over........
SUPERB but went back Malaysian
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