chrisrad
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Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:15 am

After not flying MH in 2006 after I defected to TG as they had better deals in J Class, plus the opportunity to fly the A345/6, I returned to my favourite airline in 2007 to finally sample the new business class and "NSD" (New Service Delivery) which was only being introduced in 2005 when I last did a RTW with MH. Cutbacks in food service are evident, but still acceptable by my standards. Cabin crew on MH as a testament to the many awards they have won, were fantastic on all sectors. Fellow a.net member Joffie joined me on the this 7 week Round the World journey.
Please enjoy the photos as I will not write much, as I prefer the photos to do the talking.

19th June 2007
MEL-KUL
MH 148
9M-MRC B772

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.... Malaysia Airlines checkin
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Soon after checkin we went down the Malaysia Airlines Golden Club
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In here you will find comfortable seating, light snacks, full assortment of beverages for your comsumption
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A small snack...
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Soon it was time to board, our B 772 9M-MRC was waiting for us at the gate on a rather cold miserable day, Business class passengers boarding last
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Selemat Datang and welcome on board, out came the welcome drinks, which is 3 types of juice or champagne
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Ready for pushback
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Seat belt sign off, ready for the service to begin, shot of the cabin
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L'Occitane Amenity Kit which we got for every sector we flew
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Drinks Menu and Food Menu for our flight, from which you choose your mains and it is brought out to you
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Detail of the new Golden Club seats, seat pitch is enormous on the 772, to make up for the lack of first class
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Drinks service begins, wines, beers, juices, cocktails, softdrink, liquers
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Time for the world famous "Signature Dish" on MH, Satay
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and some more..... seconds....
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Now time for entree, Salmon and Prawns
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Onto the main, Joffie having the Lamb
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I had the Chicken
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Dessert was Cheesecake
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Tea, Coffee.. me..... I'm very dissapointed in the "mugs" they use, looks very cheap
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Everybody stuffed after the lunch/dinner service
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Time to visit the toilet
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LED moodlighting on
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Into night mode
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Some beautiful pics as the sun was setting
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Blurry photo but, how the cabin looks in "night mode"
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Time to wake up, its now the second meal service before landing into KUL
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Some pie we got
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:20 am

25th June 2007
KUL-SIN
A332
Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, is still in my opinion one of the nicest airports in the world architecturally
A few photos admiring this beautiful airport
Checkin area
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Down to Immigration
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Domestic gates
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Waiting for the aerotrain to take us to the Satellite Buliding where most international flights depart from
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Satellite Terminal - forest in the airport
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Had a quick meal in Burger King, and the plane that has been alluding me parks next to us.. Hibiscus
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A few more photos of the terminal
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At the end here, they are building the A380 gates
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Finally board our MH A332 with PTV for the short flight to SIN, our shuttle flights from SIN-KUL had to be in economy as they classify Business class as First for these sectors.
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Upgraded A332 with PTV
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In the air ready for the quick beverage service on the whole 35 mins the crew have
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Our route
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What I love about MH, cabins off for takeoff and landing at night
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Arrival in Changi, of course at the furthest gate from immigration
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Just keeps going and going
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Immigration arrivals hall
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Soon enough it was time to depart SIN for Europe, where our troubles began
28th June 2007
SIN-KUL-LHR....... but only SIN-KUL, to cut a long story short due to computer error in SIN, our 4 J class seats were sold in KUL and were offloaded the flight KUL-LHR, and were re-booked for the next day and put up in the Pac Pacific all meals included
Checkin at SIN
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Our A333 waiting for us for the short hop back
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Boarding
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Ready to go
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SQ 777 waiting in line behind us
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Ready for the drink service again
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Little arty shot of the wing throught the window
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Well.... no sooner did I get the coffee than some quite rough turbulence hit...... Murphys Law
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:25 am

So as a result of the overbooking we overnighted in KUL, and following day flew KUL-LHR-BUD
29th June 2007
KUL-LHR
MH 8
B744 9M-MPO
Re-checking in at KUL
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Going to the gate, I still call this the "space station" look
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Our B744 9M-MPO waiting for us for this 13 hour flight to LHR
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Snuck a pic of the new First Class, very nice...
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Waiting for pushback
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Welcome drink
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First class being looked after
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Up at cruising alltitude
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"thankyou" as we called her serving us the first drinks service
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Joffie has his beer
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Gin Fizz for me, and the MH standard peanuts
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Whats it time for.... SATAY!
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Entree was something fishy....
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Ran out of our choice for main so we both had Ribs, was very tasty
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Dessert... Tiramisu
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The Cabin manager saw I was furiously taking photos of everything, and invited me up to the upper deck for a chat where we proceeded to get cocktails and then had a Satay Party in the galley with the left overs, me and Joffie both were given another 10 sticks each.....good times! This is MH service you hear about.
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Crew going out of their way to make us cocktails and Satay..
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Down the stairs
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Another nice photo I captured
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Time for the second meal service, I was still full from consuming something like 18 Satay sticks earlier.
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Entree, with a solitary prawn... what a laugh
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Main which was chicken I beleive
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Getting closer to LHR
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The rather small Golden Club cabin on the main deck, not reccomended. Upper deck is much better
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London at last..
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:29 am

Flights to BUD with BA, then 3 weeks later AZ BUD-MXP-ARN to catch our flight ARN-EWR with MH, due to arriving late in ARN with AZ (of course) I have no photos of the airport or lounge, as we had to run from one side of the airport to the other to barely make the flight

ARN-EWR
MH 090
B772 rego ????

First Drink service with those bloddy nuts
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Guava Juice and GIn Fizz
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Entree
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Oh no.... could it be? Satay again
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Another second helping Mr. Chrisrad... why not
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Mood lighting on after the meal service
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Our route to EWR
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Second meal service, some pasta in a capsicum
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Main course, some Beef dish
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Lovely little cake for dessert, with a Teh Tarik
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2 weeks across the USA including DL 752 JFK-LAS and US 733 LAS-LAX
it was time to make the long journey home.

3rd August 2007
LAX-TPE-KUL
MH 095
B744 9M-MPH
At LAX we were given access to the "First Class" Lounge, as my mother was in a wheelchair at the time, I can't see what part of the lounge is First Class, as there was hardly anything on offer not found in some better Business Class lounges.
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This time we had seats on the upper deck. Boarding
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We have noticed that the LED lighting system malfunctions in sections on most of the craft we flew, producing the wrong colours.
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Possibly the worst departure time of any flight with MH, 0140am dep from LAX, no one feels like eating
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At the equivalent of 3am who feels like satay... not me, I had 2 for the sake of the photo.
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Everyone dead tired during this meal service
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Entree was some Beef Salad
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With the obligatory garlic bread
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Riccotta Ravioli and some mushrooms, was quite nice
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Joffie had the chicken I beleive
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Horrible banana dessert, I didn't like it though some of the others seemed to enjoy it
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Time for some sleep, they switched everything off after this
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Good morning, time for breakfast before landing in TPE
Very nice museli and some fruit
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Croissant
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Horrible Eggs Benedict, the egg was like plastic
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The cabin after breakfast
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Sun rises as we get close to Taipei for our fuel stop
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Arrival in TPE, 1 hour and 30 mins stop for fuel, new crew, and passengers joining us for the leg to KUL
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Sun rising over our aircraft in TPE
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Of we got to KUL finally
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Drinks begin as usual
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Brunch service, fresh fruit
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SIlver ware for this flight
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Cheese Omlette, was quite good
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A few more cabin shots
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Getting closer to KUL
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More mood lighting
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Arrival in KUL
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[Edited 2007-08-15 02:48:01]
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:33 am

5th August 2007
KUL-MEL
MH 129
B772

Time to return home after 7 weeks away, now we had time to enter the flagship Golden Lounge in KUL
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Buffet
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Boarding our 772, back to MEL
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Huge legroom on the 772's
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Welcome drink
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Ready to go
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Air Asia aircraft waiting for takeoff
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Lining up with the runway
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Service started with tea and coffee as this was a morning flight
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Entree of Yoghurt, Fruit and Croissants and Danish's
Some pasta I had as main
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The minute steak Joffie had
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More Tea and Coffee and Dessert
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That horrible mug and dessert
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Apple Tart
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Entering Australia at Port Hedland
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Everyone relaxing
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Time for the second meal service, more fish
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Main course was...... guess...... SATAY!!!!!!!!!
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And that concludes the photo report. I will include the menus in here as well, but this will do for the moment, as this has taken me days to compile and reszie and upload. Comments questions most welcomed.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:04 am

Amazing trip, I would love to do a RTW trip, especially in J!

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Well.... no sooner did I get the coffee than some quite rough turbulence hit...... Murphys Law

Been their.  Sad

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Every time I see one of your Satay pics I get hungrier
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:12 am

WOW! This has to be the most amazing trip report I've read in a long while!

Those mood lighting shots from the 777 were cool! Malaysia Airlines looks incredible.

Thanks so much for posting Big grin
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:28 am

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):

Great trip report Chris. I would have love to seen pictures from your side trips as well on BA, DL and AZ. In relation to your other reports this one takes the cake TG MEL-BKK-LAX-JFK-BKK-MEL In J Class Photo Report (by Chrisrad Sep 23 2006 in Trip Reports)
Nonetheless it was great report and even better without the dots  Wink
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:32 am

AMAZING TRIP REPORT!!!!!! I only hope someday to fly MH in J ! They seem amazing!!!!!
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:12 am

Yeah, I know it's been said, but WOW! fantastic picture report.

Are those seats comfortable? How was MH IFE?
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:37 pm

Great report mate....MH's J class seem quite resonable and it really does entice me in trying next time I fly back to HKG.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:03 pm

Excellent report. Pictures are very good. You are the satay king for sure!! Did no-one at all complain you were taking so many photographs?
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:23 pm

wow, a 7 week trip around the world. i wish i can do that in the future. for now, it seems im stuck heading off for max 2 weeks vacation at a time. Damn the north american way of only giving 2 weeks vacation from work!
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:18 pm

Amazing report man.. Thanks a lot for the effort.. It certainly deserves recognition... It must have taken you hours to write that report... Thanks again !!!!!!
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:59 pm

My favorite trip reports are the ones with most pics. With all the pics you took of the food I'm sure you didn't go hungry. So tell me, what is Satay? I've never heard of it before
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:36 pm

Awesome trip report, KUL looks a great airport!

Can i ask how much this trip cost? as i would like to do something similar in a few years?

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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:23 pm

WOW. Great report. I like the more pics less talk approach. It works with your report. Wonderful shots. And MAN... those satays look scrumptious.

Thanks for taking the time.
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:01 pm

Fantastic trip report and agree I prefer the pics ranther the talk approach. Only ever travelled Business/First on CO Gla - Ewr but still enjoyed my experience ..... yours looks way much better. Ty for taking time and effort to post report.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:13 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 7):
Nonetheless it was great report and even better without the dots  

Why thankyou, I thought you enjoyed my last report filled with black dots?

Quoting EK20 (Reply 11):
Excellent report. Pictures are very good. You are the satay king for sure!! Did no-one at all complain you were taking so many photographs?

Actually I was getting sick of the satay by the end, no one said a word about the photos. Unlike my flight with AZ where I was told not to take photos. Like there is much to take photos of with them.......

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 14):
My favorite trip reports are the ones with most pics. With all the pics you took of the food I'm sure you didn't go hungry. So tell me, what is Satay? I've never heard of it before

Satay is a a popular Malay dish, usually beef or chicken on a stick with a peanut sauce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satay

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 15):
Awesome trip report, KUL looks a great airport!

Can i ask how much this trip cost? as i would like to do something similar in a few years?

KUL is a very nice airport, much busier than the first time I visited in 1999 when it was a ghost town.

Business RTW ticket is $7400 plus tax or $3000 in Economy. Techincally you are supposed to fly VS as well, but I bent some rules with the ticket, and managed to get the ARN-EWR sector, when I should have been flying VS to the USA.
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:06 am

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 18):
Business RTW ticket is $7400 plus tax or $3000 in Economy. Techincally you are supposed to fly VS as well, but I bent some rules with the ticket, and managed to get the ARN-EWR sector, when I should have been flying VS to the USA.

Cool thanks, thats not too bad, QF is $14,000 but i think you may be able to travel further.

Even if you did fly VS they have a great J product!

 Smile

I love satay! favourite dish but it has to be the real stuff like MH's! Funnily enough its actually a cambodian dish.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:10 am

Really awsome trip report!...I really envy your experiences.

Thanks for posting!  Smile
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:40 am

What a nice and comprehensive TR !!!

Those pictures are fabulous and show the 'real' service on-board MH flights...

Love those FA uniforms...

Look at my username to see my favorite airline  Smile

Thanks for sharing (and promoting) MH this way...
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:54 am

your pictures are beautiful. Great quality and detail. Which camera do you use?
BTW, great trip report. Thank you for sharing...
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 19):
Cool thanks, thats not too bad, QF is $14,000 but i think you may be able to travel further.

Even if you did fly VS they have a great J product!

With this ticket you can fly essentially anywhere where MH flies along with VS, the reason I had to fly MH the whole way was I was using my Enrich points, to upgrade 2 of the 4 tickets. I have flown VS upper class on my last RTW in 2005 and the seats are fantastic, but service and food are not quite MH standard. I can't see QF being worth double for these flights.

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 22):
your pictures are beautiful. Great quality and detail. Which camera do you use?

Sony DSC-R1, great camera, though very cumbersome and heavy!
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:09 am

That is without question the trip to end all trips! Very, very nice!

I need to give MH a try...I talk to MH employees on a nearly daily basis so I might as well try out its service one day...it looks top notch.
 
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:34 am

Great TR Chris

We sure did have a great time Big grin
 
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Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:33 pm

Enjoyed the report! Big grin Now I got a craving for some satays... Wink
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:30 pm

Dear Mr. Chrisrad,

This is perhaps the greatest MH's photo trip report ever written in the entire Trip Report Forum. Simply mindblowing with crispy photos and I think it was uploaded at the right time, just after MH was named the World's Best Cabin Staff and KUL finished 5th in the 2007 Skytrax Awards. Clearly, the photos in this trip report show why they garnered the accolades. This trip report is a loud screaming testimony!  eyepopping 

I read the trip report with such enthusiasm especially after witnessing that the loads on all your sectors were very good. Good business for MH! It is great to know that the almost all the inflight meals you had were tasty as inflight catering is not MH's niche. I sure hope they'll improve on the presentation aspect.

I am glad you amended your signature (to reflect current development) and boy... how I wish I was Joffie.  tongue 



Now I have a few questions/comments:

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Malaysia Airlines Golden Club

May I know, why the windows in the lounge was blinded? Is it a window or a wall, as all MH's Golden Lounges I have been to offers magnificent views of the action on the tarmac.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Tea, Coffee.. me.....

Wasn't she a lovely one? Very beautiful. The cabin staff on your TPE-KUL sector was very beautiful as well.

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 1):
Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, is still in my opinion one of the nicest airports in the world architecturally

No doubt it is an architectural masterpiece but in your opinion, how does it fares service wise? I have all but good things to say about their service. They once recovered my (lost) passport and handed-in the document personally to me, 600 miles away.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Finally board our MH A332 with PTV for the short flight to SIN, our shuttle flights from SIN-KUL had to be in economy as they classify Business class as First for these sectors.

The seat pitch of 32" onboard MH's A332s are not in sync with the other widebodies. A letdown to me as MH only operates 3 unit of such aircraft type. But on the other hand, they were PTV equipped, as opposed to the sister A333s.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
to cut a long story short due to computer error in SIN, our 4 J class seats were sold in KUL and were offloaded the flight KUL-LHR, and were re-booked for the next day

I am so sorry for what happened. It must be frustrating but hiccups do happens.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
put up in the Pac Pacific all meals included

What do you think of the establishment? It was once again named Asia's Best Airport Hotel in 2006 by Business Asia magazine, 6 years in a row now!

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
The Cabin manager saw I was furiously taking photos of everything, and invited me up to the upper deck for a chat where we proceeded to get cocktails and then had a Satay Party in the galley with the left overs, me and Joffie both were given another 10 sticks each.....good times! This is MH service you hear about.

Ah... the joy of flying MH. I am so glad this one is blessed with a "Beyond Expectation" experience. I had several others to show off too.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Time for the second meal service, I was still full from consuming something like 18 Satay sticks earlier.

My goodness, I think I would never finish more than 10 sticks in one go. I am missing Malaysian satays badly (it is one of my favourite local dishes) as the one which are available in Indonesia taste quite differently and not to my liking.

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Flights to BUD with BA, then 3 weeks later AZ BUD-MXP-ARN



Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
2 weeks across the USA including DL 752 JFK-LAS and US 733 LAS-LAX

I think you should skip these. Neither important nor relevant to report.  tongue 

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
We have noticed that the LED lighting system malfunctions in sections on most of the craft we flew, producing the wrong colours.

I could see that too. In addition to that, I think MH's LED lightning system is not the latest one, as they don't have this starry night/twinkle stars and some others wonderful mood lightnings I saw in EK's trip reports.
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:37 pm

J class on MH really seems good... I just flew SIN-KUL-MEL vv and found MH service in Y really lacking in quality, worse than some LCCs I've flown too. How bad? No meal menus, stewardess acting rude and snobbish towards pax, poking pax in the side to wake them up etc... Not good for the "best cabin staff of the year 2006".
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Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:33 pm

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Dear Mr. Chrisrad,

This is perhaps the greatest MH's photo trip report ever written in the entire Trip Report Forum. Simply mindblowing with crispy photos and I think it was uploaded at the right time, just after MH was named the World's Best Cabin Staff and KUL finished 5th in the 2007 Skytrax Awards. Clearly, the photos in this trip report show why they garnered the accolades. This trip report is a loud screaming testimony!   

I read the trip report with such enthusiasm especially after witnessing that the loads on all your sectors were very good. Good business for MH! It is great to know that the almost all the inflight meals you had were tasty as inflight catering is not MH's niche. I sure hope they'll improve on the presentation aspect.

HAHAHAH, thankyou for the kind words, I knew you would approve of the report. The only sector that had poor a load was ARN-EWR, from memory was only about 41% full.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
May I know, why the windows in the lounge was blinded? Is it a window or a wall, as all MH's Golden Lounges I have been to offers magnificent views of the action on the tarmac.

The Golden Lounge in MEL doesn't seem to have any windows that look out to the ramp unfortunately

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 1):Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, is still in my opinion one of the nicest airports in the world architecturally
No doubt it is an architectural masterpiece but in your opinion, how does it fares service wise? I have all but good things to say about their service. They once recovered my (lost) passport and handed-in the document personally to me, 600 miles away.

Well, other than the idiot supervisor at the MH service desk, rest of the staff seemed fine.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):put up in the Pac Pacific all meals included
What do you think of the establishment? It was once again named Asia's Best Airport Hotel in 2006 by Business Asia magazine, 6 years in a row now!

It's a nice hotel, beds are very firm though! Buffet is excellent, after having breakfast, lunch and dinner there we were very impressed.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):Time for the second meal service, I was still full from consuming something like 18 Satay sticks earlier.
My goodness, I think I would never finish more than 10 sticks in one go. I am missing Malaysian satays badly (it is one of my favourite local dishes) as the one which are available in Indonesia taste quite differently and not to my liking.

I don't know how I managed to eat them either, I actually felt sick by the end!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):Flights to BUD with BA, then 3 weeks later AZ BUD-MXP-ARN


Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):2 weeks across the USA including DL 752 JFK-LAS and US 733 LAS-LAX
I think you should skip these. Neither important nor relevant to report.   

LOL! it might take away from the splendour of Golden Club Class. Though I might still add our Berjaya Air experience from Subang....

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 27):
Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):We have noticed that the LED lighting system malfunctions in sections on most of the craft we flew, producing the wrong colours.
I could see that too. In addition to that, I think MH's LED lightning system is not the latest one, as they don't have this starry night/twinkle stars and some others wonderful mood lightnings I saw in EK's trip reports

Well, it was certainly better than what TG had on their A345/6. The thing is stars on the ceiling don't equal great service...  Wink It's just a shame they only installed the system in First, Business Class and left the fluros for Economy.
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Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:19 pm

Chrisrad, what an excellent trip report.
I laughed at your satay binge (18 sticks ?!! ). lol. I would have done the same.

Well done!

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Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:37 pm

Chrisrad that TR was F ing fantastic! This would have to be my favourite TR of all time.

This really is a true testiment of Malaysia Airlines and I can see clearly like many other A netter's why MH and KUL did quite well in the recent Skytrax awards. You have been a great ambassador for MH and I am more proud than ever to call MH my favourite carrier. Your beautiful photos makes me miss flying MH. Their cabin crew are definately the best in the world and their inflight catering looks incredible in J class. Satay is my all time favourite dish but I am sure by the last flight I might have got a little tired of it.

Too bad that you missed out on riding on the 9M-MPD, MPB or MRD but from the inside they all look the same I guess.
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:37 pm

Really beautiful trip report, Chrisrad, thanks a lot!
Makes me want to fly MH again badly ... and also makes me remember just how horrible the airport in Dubai looks, compared to KLIA, which must be among the nicest airports in the world.
 
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Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:07 pm

Amazing TR and great photos. Looks an amazing experience. The food looks top class.

Thanks for sharing

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Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 31):
Chrisrad that TR was F ing fantastic! This would have to be my favourite TR of all time.

This really is a true testiment of Malaysia Airlines and I can see clearly like many other A netter's why MH and KUL did quite well in the recent Skytrax awards. You have been a great ambassador for MH and I am more proud than ever to call MH my favourite carrier. Your beautiful photos makes me miss flying MH. Their cabin crew are definately the best in the world and their inflight catering looks incredible in J class. Satay is my all time favourite dish but I am sure by the last flight I might have got a little tired of it.

Too bad that you missed out on riding on the 9M-MPD, MPB or MRD but from the inside they all look the same I guess.

They should give me a job in their PR department  Wink I always miss out on the special livery aircraft, and they are ALWAYS at KUL when I am travelling through. Oh well maybe one day. Luckily I had weeks between some of the flights so I could prepare myself for the next onslaught of Satay sticks.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 33):
Amazing TR and great photos. Looks an amazing experience. The food looks top class.

Thanks for sharing

OA260

"An experience redefined"?  Wink
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:29 pm

Fantastic report. Truly amazing  Smile What can I say, Satay is my favorite dish in the world, so flying with MH in C-class for me, would have been a truly superb experience Big grin

I am going to KUL and Pangkor now on the 29 of August and almost cant wait. Satay will be on my menu every day Big grin

Thanks again for the great report.

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Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:53 pm

Air

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 35):
I am going to KUL and Pangkor now on the 29 of August and almost cant wait. Satay will be on my menu every day 

Funny.... I am going back to Malaysia around then, and will be visiting Pangkor Island as well.... weird.

As promised here is a stark difference with our flight to Redang Island with Berjaya Air, and an all inclusive pacakge at the Berjaya Resort.
Berjaya AIr fly from Subang which is the old International Airport in KL, which I found to be quite eerie, huge empty abandoned areas, no one around.... very strange.

Berjaya Air's office where we had to pick up our tickets and vouchers
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-01.jpg
Terminal Area.... bizzare to say the least, anybody home?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-02.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-03.jpg
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At the gate area, again vast amounts of nothing
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-05.jpg
At the gate waiting for boarding
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-06.jpg
Finally on board our Dash7 to Redang Island
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As modern as tomorrow
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-09.jpg
No satay here unfortunatley, this was all we got for the 1 hour flight
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-11.jpg
Leaving the east coast of Malaysia
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-12.jpg
Arrival at Redang, Berjaya also own and operate the airport
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-13.jpg
The terminal
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Looking back at our ride
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-15.jpg

3 days in beautiful Redang it was time to go back to KL
Check-in
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-17.jpg
Our Dash7 arriving
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-19.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-20.jpg
Ready to board, seating is un-assigned so first in best dressed
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-21.jpg
Air-con going crazy from the humidity
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-22.jpg
We scored the forward facing seats at the front of the cabin
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/chrisrad/Berjaya-23.jpg
View of the props
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Back in KL, Subang Airport
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:12 pm

RTW trips should be a once in a life time experience but not just to criticise food service in business and wasting fuel polluting the earth. I would do a round the world trip once for the the experience and if I had that much money to do it every year I would give the cost of 2 to charity to the people that would appreciate any food at all.
 
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:00 pm

Dear Mr. Chrisrad,

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 36):
Berjaya AIr fly from Subang which is the old International Airport in KL, which I found to be quite eerie, huge empty abandoned areas, no one around.... very strange.

Thank you for the tour to the very forgotten Terminal 3 of SZB, which was formerly the main domestic terminal in Malaysia. Believe it or not, the last time I was in SZB was back in 1993! Well, I guess that's the fate for every old, ugly and shabby entity (SZB in this case) - being abandoned and forgotten for the much beautiful 'in everything' replacement in Sepang. But don't despair, the situation at SZB Terminal 3 will improve soon when Firefly starts operation there.

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 36):
3 days in beautiful Redang it was time to go back to KL

I never been to Redang but I have been to the nearby Perhentian Island. The islands off the coast of Terengganu are very beautiful. Too bad for the gloomy sky.  Sad

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 36):
Finally on board our Dash7 to Redang Island

I am so happy to see the full loads on the aircraft. Can't wait to see Berjaya Air operates 4 new ATR 72-500s which, they purchased during the recent Paris Air Show, on this route.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:02 pm

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 36):

Quite an interesting read. An airline we don't see here on A.net everyday.

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 36):
Air-con going crazy from the humidity

Sure Joffie wasn't smoking somethng?  Wink
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:30 am

Great trip report Chrisrad. The pictures came out great. I could definitely go for a plate of satay right now but then it is lunchtime and I am hungry.

I have been thinking about taking a RTW trip in the next year or so. I told my boss that I may take a 6 month sabbatical from work for the trip. He said that would be fine  bigthumbsup  Now I have to roam around the web and find the best RTW routing. It looks like I should spend the extra money and get a RTW Business Class ticket. Can you have gaps between cities you fly in and out of? I was thinking about flying out of SFO/LAX and make stops in the South Pacific, NZ, Oz then fly up to Southeast Asia and travel by rail through China (including a stop in Chengdu) into Tibet. Then work my way towards Nepal and India. I figure I may want to fly at times such as say between Nepal and India. From India I would then fly towards Dubai, Turkey and Eastern Europe then travel by rail to Western Europe and return to the US by air from there. Do you have any recommendations?

I definitely want to visit Oz again. I visited SYD and MEL for the real Millennium 2000-2001. Nothing like spending Christmas Day on Bondi Beach with POM's, Europeans and a few North Americans. For New Years Eve, I was at Welcome 2001 at the Docklands in MEL. Got to see John Digweed spin a 8 hour set.

Before I take my RTW trip, I am sampling AS's new service to HNL right after the next New Year.

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Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:02 am

What a superb report!  thumbsup  Your pictures show you don't need massive amounts of text to accompany a report.

I adore satay, alas I fly on the wrong airlines, in the wrong parts of the world to experience it inflight! Your pictures of the trolley with the sticks and peanut sauce ready for serving got me salivating!

Quoting Chrisrad (Thread starter):
Everybody stuffed after the lunch/dinner service



Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 2):
Mood lighting on after the meal service

What is it with the middle aged women giving you weird looks?  biggrin 

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 1):
Up at cruising alltitude

Magnificent picture!
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:58 pm

Glad you inserted the Berjaya..now time for BA,DL, AZ and the 733 :P
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:52 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh... SATAY.... Great trip report mate. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it!  bigthumbsup 
 
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting FCA767 (Reply 37):
RTW trips should be a once in a life time experience but not just to criticise food service in business and wasting fuel polluting the earth. I would do a round the world trip once for the the experience and if I had that much money to do it every year I would give the cost of 2 to charity to the people that would appreciate any food at all.

I'm not quite sure what you mean or what even your point is? This is an aviaition enthusisasts website, where we share our experiences together? You make it sound like I fly RTW 4 times a year, this was my parents last trip probably and for the amount they have worked in their life, I think they deserve to have a trip like this, especially on their last. In any case I would be polluting the air the same if we flew Y class?

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 39):
Sure Joffie wasn't smoking somethng?  

Not with me around.......  Wink

Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 40):
I have been thinking about taking a RTW trip in the next year or so. I told my boss that I may take a 6 month sabbatical from work for the trip. He said that would be fine    Now I have to roam around the web and find the best RTW routing. It looks like I should spend the extra money and get a RTW Business Class ticket. Can you have gaps between cities you fly in and out of? I was thinking about flying out of SFO/LAX and make stops in the South Pacific, NZ, Oz then fly up to Southeast Asia and travel by rail through China (including a stop in Chengdu) into Tibet. Then work my way towards Nepal and India. I figure I may want to fly at times such as say between Nepal and India. From India I would then fly towards Dubai, Turkey and Eastern Europe then travel by rail to Western Europe and return to the US by air from there. Do you have any recommendations?

Definately, depends on the RTW you do you can have extra flights etc. I was limited to only MH/VS flights, but in my case only MH as 2 of the tickets were upgraded from economy with points. There are many options with Star Alliance, SkyTeam, OneWorld etc. Though I would recommend booking with a travel agent, RTW's are not the easiest to put together yourself.

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 41):
I adore satay, alas I fly on the wrong airlines, in the wrong parts of the world to experience it inflight! Your pictures of the trolley with the sticks and peanut sauce ready for serving got me salivating!

BA/AA....... pfffft need I say more.....  Wink

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 41):

Quoting Chrisrad (Reply 2):Mood lighting on after the meal service
What is it with the middle aged women giving you weird looks?   

Probably looking at me going why is this idiot taking photos of everything? Unfortunatley I have gone from a small camera to something relatively huge that is very obvious.

Quoting InbarD (Reply 43):
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh... SATAY.... Great trip report mate. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it!   

Yes, Satay seems to have made a big impact on this Trip Report, should be "Satay RTW Photo Report"  Wink
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:24 pm

Hi Chris, I'm sorry about that, I asked them to delete my post as soon as i had written it in the post delete suggestion. But they didnt do it. I just got annoyed with other people travelling there and back just to try an aircraft type but not actually spending time there.

I take my post back and If you like travelling you should do it, I had just woken up and wasnt thinking about your circumstances 30 mins later i decided to delete the message which the mods never seemed to delete. Im sure you probably do give to charity and im sorry.
 
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:10 am

The best report a airline freak can get... Big grin
 
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:15 pm

A few videos of the Berjaya flights
Landing at Redang


Landing at Subang
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:26 am

I said Sorry  Sad You did good  Smile
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines RTW Business Class Photo Report

Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:45 am

great report! what's the rectangular thing at the top of every seat back in Business Class? It looks like something that you can unlock and fold down? It is a tray?
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