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MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:26 pm

Hi All

Not sure if this is old news but according to GDS MH are to commence KUL-LHR-KUL thrice weekly on MH2/3 on 01 Jul:

01JUL .2..5.7 KUL LHR 2340# 0550 MH 2 380 B
02JUL 1.3..6. LHR KUL 1200# 0725 MH 3 380 B

Going daily from 25 Aug:

25AUG 1234567 KUL LHR 2340# 0550 MH 2 380 B
26AUG 1234567 LHR KUL 1200# 0725 MH 3 380 B

Regards

Tony
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:42 pm

Nice. Anybody know when MH is expecting their first delivery?
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:01 pm

Has anybody seen any interior pictures? To my knowledge, nothing has been released (apart from the seating plan). Does anybody have any info? Im assuming mini-suites in first and 180 degree lie-flat product for J. I like the airline and think it could play a good oneworld role - however I cant tell you how much their incosistent branding annoys me. The new planes are being rolled out with the new 'malaysiaairlines' typeface and yet the website, advertising etc etc uses the old one? Also new uniforms are meant to be coming but there has been no update on this either.
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:48 pm

That is fabulous. Some of my most comfortable flights have been with MH.
Can't wait to see their A380s !
- Alec
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:01 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 1):
Anybody know when MH is expecting their first delivery?
MSN 078 shall be delivered in June 2012. It had its FF on October 20 and was transferred to XFW four days later. Furthermore, MH is expecting to take over four additional A 380s in 2012.

Edit: it just completed painting but so far no pictures have been published or leaked. Maybe they want to make a formal presentation as they did for the roll-out of the last new A 380 operator - China Southern.

[Edited 2012-02-21 09:03:29]
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Great news!!! Will TG be the next airline to send the A380 to LHR (in 2013)? What about KE, EY and QR?

A388
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:30 am

I cant wait to see pictures of the cabins! I love MH and I'm sure they'd do a good job with their A380s
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:54 am

Quoting ISTGRU (Reply 2):

Very little in the way of details have been released... The original config was announced as 8F/54J/the rest Y, but that was changed to 8F/62J/the rest Y earlier this year -- there was also talk of a W product, but that seems to have died down since last year. I'd imagine that a product similar to TG and KE is likely.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):

Thanks for that. Any idea when the third frame will be arriving? I'm guessing that this is when we will see an additional destination outside LHR.

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):

My bet is that the next A380's in LHR will be BA early next year  
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:17 am

I think we gonna have a first taste of the cabin as it is scheduled to come to HKG, apparently training and familiarisation purpose, prior to LHR services??
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:40 am

I always though that if was perceived Anet wisdom that MH didn't need these birds and would never take delivery? 
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:51 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 7):
Any idea when the third frame will be arriving? I'm guessing that this is when we will see an additional destination outside LHR.

MSN 084 entered FAL in late October / early November 2011 and was rolled-out on February 11th 2012. Typically, delivery takes place 7 months after roll-out from the FAL. So I would think MH will take over their third A 380 in September 2012.
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:50 am

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 9):
I always though that if was perceived Anet wisdom that MH didn't need these birds and would never take delivery?

well, here is one who was sceptical about them actually taking these birds. still doubt they "need" a plane that size.

I loved MH and had many flights on them when they still came to VIE in the 90s. I made my final thesis in university about them and met couple of people from within. It is a shame they were pretty ruined by bad management, corruption and political influence. inconsistency became one of their trademarks.

but i am sure, their bird and their onboard product will be top notch!
I exchanged political frustration with sexual boredom. better spoil a girl than the world
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:59 am

I have only ever flown long haul with MH the 2 times I have been to Australia. I was very impressed by them, but this was in 2003 and 2005, so not sure what it is like now.

Will be good to see an MH A380 at LHR, but I am surpised it isn't used on MH1, or is MH3 just as full?
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:17 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 7):
My bet is that the next A380's in LHR will be BA early next year

I totally forgot about BA, yes you are correct but BA will not send their A380's to LHR, they will be based their (even better). If BA will use the A380 to MIA I definately want to take that flight  

Talking about MH, what's the status on their new livery on their entire fleet? If memory serves me well I've only seen their 738's and 333's wearing the new livery. I'm guessing these are all brandnew aircraft. When will we see their 744's and 777's be repainted? They will look very nice in this new livery in my opinion.

A388
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:21 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 10):

Thank you!! We might see another A380 in SYD this year then!
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:53 pm

Does anyone know which colour scheme the 380's will be in ? New I guess.
 
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RE: MH To Commence KUL-LHR-KUL A380 Service 01 Jul

Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 9):
I always though that if was perceived Anet wisdom that MH didn't need these birds and would never take delivery?

Early days yet - while the may be taking deliveries of the aircraft, the jury is still out whether the airline actually needs them per se. I'm still skeptical that an airline that has virtually shut down their eastern hub at BKI and vastly cut their international route network needs these birds at this time. Yes while these measures were brought about to bring MH back into the black, I feel as though the aircraft's arrival are a bit premature for the airline - they need to re-discover their identity first and figure out Air Asia before they go about taking in A380s...I may be wrong however  
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