Reason for Trip
Due to the current economic recession and looking at everyone so gloomy, I decided to head back home to Perth for around a week just to relax and recharge my batteries.
This time I decided to take evening A333 flight from KUL to PER. As usual I will not write up on the usual CGK-KUL vv legs.
13 Nov 2008
Jakarta (CGK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH710
1st Flight: 22 August 1996
Seat: 2A (Gold Club Class / Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 40min
MKS taking me to KUL today
And yes, she had the blood shot treatment on her J seat covers! I know A.Net member Ryanair!! Is a fan! ahahahah
B762 of Viva Macau next to us
GA maintenance, with a Nok Air B734 parked up front
13 November 2008
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Perth (PER)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH127
1st Flight: 21 March 1995
Seat: 3K (Gold Club Class / Business Class)
Flight Time: 5hr 5min
After touching down at KLIA we just spent a little time walking around the satellite terminal before parking out butts at the Golden Lounge.
One of the many bars / drinks counter at the MH Golden Lounge
View of the Gold Lounge
Somehow time passed really quick in the lounge and we were also one of the last to board the aircraft.
Good Old MKE taking us to Perth tonight
A very light load today of only 17 pax in J and perhaps a 60% load in Y. Don’t know if this evening flight to PER is generating profits for MH.
Sadly, she was also not spared the bloodshot treatment in J
Push back as the rain started falling plus a sunset
Bye bye KL
Whats for dinner?
Portable Media Players were given out, these are mainly carried onboard the A333/A332 on the longer sector flights
Food on this flight was also surprisingly bad. However, all this was made up by the great MH crew as usual.
Aircraft: 6/10 (Old cradle type seats)
19 November 2008
Perth (PER) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH124
1st Flight: 4 January 1998
Seat: 5A (Gold Club Class / Business Class)
Flight Time: 5hr 20min
The MH lounge is still closed for renovations. It’s a light load today, actually looking at the check in area, it’s a light load for all airlines including SQ and QF. After speaking with the check in staff, even they confirmed that the entire month of November has been pretty quiet. Perhaps the economic crisis is starting to be felt.
A beautiful day in Perth
MRE ready to take me to KL
Managed to see a Jetstar A320 VH-VQH which was a special scheme.
50% load in J and similar load factor also in Y. 5A is the last row of J on the B772ER and also the only row in the 2nd J cabin. Another wonderful MH crew as usual.
BE Aerospace lie flats on MH
MH has one of the most generous leg rooms of all airlines on their long haul J seats
There were also 2 GA birds on the tarmac, a B738 and B733 going to Jakarta and Denpasar respectively. One of them, the B738, PK-GEG is a recently acquired ex ATA bird N323TZ
Lets see whats for the meal today
Taxi and take off views
We had took off south bound which gave great views of the city, however the only bad part were really strong winds all the way to our cruising altitude of 40,000 ft. Food on this sector was excellent and it was another near perfect flight with MH.
We spent the night at the Le Meridien KL before taking our return flight the next day to CGK.
Here are some pics of the hotel room.
Location: 9/10 (If you are basically taking the airport train back and fourth)
Room: 8/10 (Being a Starwood Platinum guest, I was luckily upgraded to a suite)
Thanks again for reading guys, and I will post my Japan TR soon which was done during X’mas time. Cheers!!!
Below are my trip reports from oldest to latest:
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
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)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 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)