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.