thaia345
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Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:01 pm

Date: 08 Feb 2013
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH 726
ETD: 0500
ETA: 0800
Seat: 4F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr40mins
Registration: 9M-MLP
1st Flight: 5 Oct 2012

A 0500hrs departure meant I did not really get a nice rest, but the advantage of that departure time is Jakarta's notorious traffic is virtually non existent. Arrived at CGK with an hour to spare and formalities were all completed in less than 5mins. After which I just parked myself in the smoking area of the Puri Indah Lounge, which MH and several airlines used. Boarding was called on time and then it dawned on me, this is the first time I am flying MH as a One World partner. Flight is pretty full in all classes, which is pretty odd for this 0500 departure. Like all MH flights, this one was flawless and good service all round.

Cabin views

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A visit to the lavatory
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Menu and catering
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Goodbye 9M-MLP
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Date: 09 Feb 2013
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Perth (PER)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH125
ETD: 0930
ETA: 1500
Seat: 4K ( Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: A330-300
Flight time: 5hrs 20mins
Registration: 9M-MTJ
1st Flight: 6 Jul 2012

Arrived at KLIA with 2 hrs to spare. But check in and security took ages, and thats for the business class check in. This high load is mainly due to the extra long weekend of Chinese New Year, thus lots of people are either going for a quick getaway or flying back home to be with families.

Extremely busy KLIA this Chinese New Year Season
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Once formalities were cleared I just stayed at the smoking room of the Golden Lounge till it was time to get to the gate.

Golden Lounge of MH
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Walking to the gate
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9M-MTJ waiting for me
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2013%20Feb%20Perth/IMG_1320.jpg

Boarding was done on time and flight is full in all classes. This is actually my 3rd time on MH's new batch of A333.
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2013%20Feb%20Perth/IMG_1329.jpg

It is indeed a far cry from the old J seats on the A333, B744 and B772, but the let down is that the seats are still lie flats and not fully flat, but I guess they are fine on flights up to 6hrs.

A visit to the lavatory
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2013%20Feb%20Perth/IMG_1331.jpg

IFE
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Menu and Meal
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After meal service I managed to catch upon a movie from the IFE afterwhich I managed to sleep all the way, waking up just before start of descend.

Almost home
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Date: 17 Feb 2013
Route: Perth (PER) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH124
ETD: 1630
ETA: 2130
Seat: 6G (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: A330-300
Flight time: 5hrs 5min
Registration: 9M-MTB
1st Flight: 29 Mar 2011

Arrived with just under 2hrs to spare. Check was quick and immediate but immigration took a while due to several flights departing at similar times. Once formalities were cleared I just parked myself at the Golden Lounge till boarding was called.

Tarmac views and 9M-MTB pulling in to the gate
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Boarding was done swiftly and in no time everyone is onboard. Pretty full both in J (70%) and Y (90%). But I still managed to have an empty seat next to me and later on after take off I moved to an empty window seat.

Cabin views
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IFE
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Menu and Meal
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2013%20Feb%20Perth/IMG_1393.jpg
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Date: 18 Feb 2013
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH711
ETD: 0910
ETA: 1110
Seat: 3F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr 40mins
Registration: 9M-MLK
1st Flight: 15 Sep 2011

As I was already pretty knackered after the trip, I didn’t write a report on the short hop back from KUL to CGK. However I will leave with a parting shot of the aircraft in the morning light.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2013%20Feb%20Perth/IMG_1401.jpg

Overall another great journey with MH, actually in all honestly I have never had a disappointing flight with MH at all.

Many thanks for reading guys!


Below are my previous TR’s from newest to oldest.

PER-SYD-PER In Style: Falcon 900C (by thaia345 Apr 21 2013 in Trip Reports)
Emirates A380 Suites & Thai B773ER Suites (by thaia345 Oct 31 2012 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Longhaul In J & Virgin Australia Domestic J (by thaia345 Oct 22 2012 in Trip Reports)
British Airways New First Class (by thaia345 Oct 14 2012 in Trip Reports)
All New Virgin Australia A332 Domestic J Report (by thaia345 Jul 21 2012 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific All New Longhaul Business Class (by thaia345 Jul 15 2012 in Trip Reports)
ULH Cathay Pacific Suites, Garuda J & Iberia J (by thaia345 Jul 11 2012 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites - Ultra Long Haul HKG-JFK (by thaia345 Mar 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Royal First Class & Legacy 600 Biz Jet (by thaia345 Mar 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
The Way To Fly:CX Suites & GA J Part 2 (by thaia345 Jan 21 2012 in Trip Reports)
The Way To Fly:CX/F,GA/J,Biz Jets Part 1 (by thaia345 Jan 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Biz Jet Photo Report:Challenger 850 & 605 (by thaia345 Jan 15 2012 in Trip Reports)
GA & SA In Jakarta To Perth & Cape Town (by thaia345 Jan 5 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Suites/F & 4 Days In A Citation Bravo (by thaia345 Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)
Biz Jet Report: Citation XLS+ Jakarta-Surabaya (by thaia345 Oct 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways F Class: Always Satisfied (by thaia345 Oct 16 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 3: Flying Home (by thaia345 Sep 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets (by thaia345 Sep 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Private Jet & Thai Airways Suites (by thaia345 Aug 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites/J & DragonAir F/J (by thaia345 Aug 21 2011 in Trip Reports)
Japan With TG's B744 In F & A345 In J (by thaia345 Jul 17 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New A333 In J (by thaia345 Jun 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines First Class To Syd (by thaia345 Jun 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J (by thaia345 May 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
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)
 
RJtraveller
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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi thaia !

Another excellent with great pictures !
MH seems to offer great product in their new A330s. Am going to fly with MH new A330 next month to Brisbane so thanks for the insight.

Quite surprise that the 5 AM flight to KUL is pretty full since I've flown on MH 726 several times before and the load is ussualy low (mybe because of the chinese new year holiday) . Anyway thanks for sharing.  


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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:42 am

Wow, impressive that MH offers a selection of 3 main courses on the short flights and 4 main courses on the long-haul flights. I thought those days were gone!
Keeping the "civil" in civil aviation...
 
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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:21 am

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Like all MH flights, this one was flawless and good service all round.
Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Overall another great journey with MH, actually in all honestly I have never had a disappointing flight with MH at all.

That pretty much sums up MH for me!! Always had consistent good service on all sectors regardless the destination!
 
thaia345
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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:50 pm

Quoting RJtraveller (Reply 1):
Am going to fly with MH new A330 next month to Brisbane so thanks for the insight.
Quoting RJtraveller (Reply 1):
mybe because of the chinese new year holiday)

Actually the first routes Mh new A33 started flying to was BNE, and that was also my first experience on the new A333.
I guess they were indeed full due to CNY holidays, actually thsi was also the first time whereby I took this flight and its full, usually even in J its only me and max 2 other pax

Quoting christao17 (Reply 2):
Wow, impressive that MH offers a selection of 3 main courses on the short flights and 4 main courses on the long-haul flights. I thought those days were gone!

I think MH is one of the last few carriers giving such a great choice of meals on a regional flight.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 3):
That pretty much sums up MH for me!! Always had consistent good service on all sectors regardless the destination!

Totally agree with you on that
 
ba319-131
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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Nice report and pictures, MH based on your reports do offer a pretty consistent service, which is great to see.

Food looks good, plenty of offerings too which also good to see.

I flew MH Y in March, A380 and 738, no issues, pleasant flights, nice crew, food was fine and wine was topped up throught both flights, happy camper!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
After which I just parked myself in the smoking area of the Puri Indah Lounge, which MH and several airlines used

- Is this the one CX also use? - I was flying out on CX in March, never got the name of the lounge.

Cheers

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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:58 am

OMG, that Malaysian Nasi Loma is so delicious that I feel very hungry after reading your TR!
 
thaia345
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RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 am

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
Is this the one CX also use? - I was flying out on CX in March, never got the name of the lounge.

Hi Mark, yes indeed it is, TG also uses this lounge and Pura Indah is the name of the lounge.

Quoting celestar (Reply 6):
OMG, that Malaysian Nasi Loma is so delicious that I feel very hungry after reading your TR!

Actually MH's NAsi Lemak is so far the best one out there, even better than SQ's IMHO.

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