Had to go back to do the usual health check up and also check out when I can carry out surgery on my right knee ligament which I took out during basketball late last year. As usual my flight will be with Malaysia Airlines and I will forego the Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur sectors as they got so mundane.
19 Jan 2009
Jakarta (CGK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH720
1st Flight: 18 Sep 1992
Photo © Sneeze Lam
Flight Time: 1hr 50min
Seat: 1F (Golden Club / Business Class)
20 Jan 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Perth (PER)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH125
1st Flight: 26 Feb 1998
Flight Time: 5hr 20min
Seat: 4K (Golden Club / Business Class)
As usual, its another quick overnight stop in KL and meet up old friends for dinner and drinks. We stayed at the Le Meredian at KL Sentral for the convenience of the KLIA express train. But this time, the journey took about 4 minutes longer due to the normal tracks being resurfaced, thus the express train had to use the KLIA transit train tracks. Still we arrived at KLIA with 1.5hrs to spare and as usual, I bought my carton of cigarettes and then just chilled at the Golden Lounge.
Views of the Golden Lounge
My ride to Perth
It was another bread and butter flight by MH with exceptional inflight crew.
Food for the day and current issue of inflight mags
J Cabin on MH 772Er’s
MH B744 sitting and waiting to be towed to the gate for another long haul flight
You just gotta love those RR Trents at full power
Seat belt signs just turned off
My fave part of every flight, the meal
I watched some tv shows on the AVOD during meal time and then slept most of the way till top of descent. Anyhow, as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, so I will get the pictures to do most of the talking for me.
Final descent into Perth
3 Feb 2009
Perth (PER) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH124
1st Flight: 4 May 1998
Flight Time: 5hrs 5min
Seat: 2A (Golden Club / Business Class)
As I have only got hand baggage with me, I decided to arrive about 1 hour before departure. However, when I arrived at the airport, I got to the counter and realized that the flight has been delayed till 1850. Great! Stuck in a boring airport for an extended period is not my cup of tea. I just browsed at magazines in the newsagent and then just parked my butt in the so called newly renovated Golden Lounge. It still looked the same to me though!
Apologies I did not get to take a pic of the interior as it was packed and I did not want to get stares
The bright side about the delayed departure was that I managed to snap pics of several aircraft. Air Asia X A333 9M-XAA, NZ B763ER and TG A333 going to Bangkok.
9M-MRG basking in the sunlight, waiting to welcome us aboard
Almost all flights were running late today for some strange reason, heard that the airport had some computer problems (nowadays most things even aircraft delays have got to do with computers!) Once on board the nice surroundings of my MH aircraft, noticed that J was 80% full and economy likewise.
New month, new mags
Nice views of Perth after take off
Luckily the seat next to me stayed empty throughout the flight. This flight was also equipped with Aeromobile and I tested it by texting my wife back in Perth, although my Blackberry did not work.
This was also another one of those flight where I could not get a decent sleep. By the time the flight landed in KL, I was worn out, but as usual, another terrific flight with a fabulous MH cabin crew.
4 February 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH711
1st Flight: 18 July 1995
Photo © TK
Flight Time: 1hr 45min
Seat: 3A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Feb: Frankfurt & Lanzarote with TG in F and AB in Y (Waiting to post)
Feb 19: MH J from Jakarta to Perth (waiting to post)
Mar 15: MH J from Jakarta to Perth …again! (waiting to post)
April 20: CX in J to HKG with Dragonair in J to PVG
June 5: KLM in J from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur with KLM’s new B773ER
July: TG F and LH J to Frankfurt, Barcelona and Milan
My Trip Reports from newest to oldest: Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports) Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports) Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports) Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 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) Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 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)