Reason For Trip:
Time to head home to Perth for a little R & R and also to have my annual health check up! And, by the way , MH
is Malaysian Hospitality is their new marketing slogan!
5 February 2008
) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL
Airline: Malaysia Airlines MH722
1st Flight: 15 July 1993
Flight time: 2 hrs
Class: Golden Club (Business)
Cruise: 36000 feet
Since its only a few days after the crazy floods which had been happened last Friday and the weekend (see my Semarang TR
). I decided to leave home early to spare some extra time for any further chaos, plus, the weather has also been relentless, raining every single day. The journey itself was ok, I left home at 1500 and arrived at 1630 at the airport, 40mins longer than usual, but hey, I am not complaining as I am already in the airport. After the usual efficient MH
check in, we decided to go to Starbucks to get a free bite and drink (special privileges from one of my credit cards).
Scenes from the Starbucks
How often does one see a Yemenia jet?
Coffee and Croissant!
Always nice to have some green
After that we went to use the JAS Premium lounge which was much better than the lounge MH
uses which is the Puri Indah lounge.
Walking towards the gate
9M-MMY taking me to KUL
Normal J seats on MH
B772 next to us
Taxi and take off
My 1st time on board 9M-MMY. I actually forgot my pen and paper for my notes, but the efficient, kind and helpful MH
f/a got me a MH
writing set. B734’s are good old workhorses for MH
and they are also maintained in tip top condition by MH
engineering, but their age are indeed starting to show as most of their B734’s are from 1993 and 1994. Hope fully they get their new narrow body order sorted out soon.
Menu and Food
Current issue of In-flight Magazine
As usual for the 2nd last flight out of Jakarta, this bird is full in both J and Y, mainly due to day trip businessmen from KUL
. Flight itself was uneventful except for turbulence all the way into KUL
Inflight Entertainment: None
Hotel: Le Meridian KL
Length of Stay: 1 night
Room: Deluxe City View, Upgraded to Corner Room
Location: 10/10 (If you need to use the KLIA Express train, but other than that, its still some distance from the airport)
Service: 7/10 (Quick and efficient service)
Room: 8/10 (Has everything you want in a room except LCD
6 February 2008
Kuala Lumpur (KUL
) – Perth (PER
Airline: Malaysia Airlines MH125
1st Flight: 8 July 1999
Flight time: 5 hrs
Class: Golden Club (Business)
Cruise: 37000 feet
By the time we took the Express train and checked-in at the Le Meridian, it was already 10pm, plus we met up with an old friend so by the time we had supper and chit chatted, it was already 2am. After a nice bath, it was lights out and it was an agonizing time for me to get up again at 6am. But I hit the buzzer and overslept, and so did the wife! We got up at 0715, had a quick shower and packed up, took the train and we arrived at KLIA with 1 hr to spare!
On the way to KLIA on the Express Train
Plus, the J and F check in at KLIA was shockingly full! But I noticed people around me were also checking in for the PER
flight, so I decided just to patiently wait in line. Plus, I really hate to beg people to cut in front even if I am late for my flight eheheheh. After boarding passes were in hand, we just went straight to the MH
Golden Lounge and had a cigarette and double expresso to wake myself up!
Scenes from the Gold Lounge, MH
wide bodies ready to go! And Saudia
Golden Lounge Main area (or a part of)
Getting our butts out of the lounge and start the long walk and people mover ride to the G gates where our aircraft was
Again another first for me, this time, my first time on board 9M-MRK (I always get MRI
a lot on the MH
Again, there is no feeling like the welcome you get when you are aboard Malaysia Airlines! Chinese New Year songs were also being aired on the PA as its Chinese New year’s eve. This bird was docked at G gates, probably just finished doing a domestic run.
Busy KLIA in the morning
Just after lift off
When I was served my pre departure drink , I just realized MH
uses proper sized glasses for their drinks and this is good, I mean I also love the mug they use for coffee or tea! Some might say it looks cheap, but to me, its nice and cozy. MH
uses the same J seats as TG
, but MH
has much more legroom in them!
A must for every a.netter skyshow!
Meal time and my all time favorite breakfast from MH
, Nasi Lemak!
And to top it off, a nice glass of Teh Tarik
Just about to land, passing Rottnest Island and Freo.
Overall, another flawless and fantastic flight by MH
. That’s why I love to fly them so much. I only fly TG
more due to the fact that it belongs to Star Alliance. I hope MH
gets into an alliance soon. When getting off the aircraft, the purser even personally shaked our hands when we got out. I know this is business class, but its all the small touches which mattered a lot, certainly these are touches missing with a lot of the airlines I fly with in J, even TG
Little old Perth Airport, International Terminal
Thanks again for reading guys! Stay tuned for part 2!
Below are my Trip Reports from Newest to Oldest.
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)