sumantra wrote:Once again, an amazing trip report, with your trademark brand of humour punctuating the lines.
allrite wrote:Your reports on MH do nothing to inspire confidence in the airline, especially maintenance wise. It doesn't bode well for their future if they can't get the simple little things right. Perhaps that is harsh, but they really are an airline that has to prove itself, especially with so much competition (and as I type this a MH A330 has just flown overhead on descent into SYD!).
Have never been to Langkawi (B is a Penang girl, so that's as far as we get), but the food sure made me feel hungry.
juliuswong wrote:Thank you for the amazing trip report, Ryanair!!!. Your trademark punchline is second to none!
Sorry to hear you got their non-BSI/standard leased B737NG. MH currently has few flying around (9M-MLE- 9M-MLJ), these are largely deploy on domestic flight (PEN and LGK are top offender) and occasionally to regional flying; furthest to TPE). Like what you've metioned it is a Russian roulette. MH was supposed to retire 21 B737NG including all these non standard B737NG during Christoph Mueller's time. However recent development to increase flight to China means they will stay for longer period.
Btw, some passengers prefer the non-standard B737NG over the MH's own since the seat pitch in Y is much longer.
Have a safe journey to Down Under!
Ryanair!!! wrote:sumantra wrote:Once again, an amazing trip report, with your trademark brand of humour punctuating the lines.
OMG Julius, you have no idea how some of us watch the MH 737 ops like a hawk whenever we have to fly. I knew someone who flew one of the non-standard 737s to TPE (in JCL some more!!!) and wound up with a window shade that refused to be pulled down. He was provided with a copy of THE STAR to be shoved against the window for shade. He also order the SFML. Think it was the catering kitchen's off day as well. He basically got the same eggs and potatoes brekky, with an added thin slice of fish to denote it as SFML. Sedih right? Poor guy didn't even have a PTV. Instead he was handed one of those Smarties-A330 era portable entertainment devices.
I really have no qualms about MH limiting these birds to domestic or regional flights lasting no more than a few hours. But to see them as far afield as TPE, BOM or even PER is a bit much lah!
So now, tomorrow evening I will be watching with bated breadth to see which rego will fly me SIN-KUL. Hopefully the air con will be working.
Like everyone else, I see MH making strides in trying to better themselves. Just wish the progress was was a little more consistent.
gabrielchew wrote:Nice report Ryan! Nice that MH still have hot catering on these short flights, even if it's not 5*.
Regarding the "veg" shepherds pie, that just just need to go into any decent supermarket, find the veg section, and they will soon find that you can buy pretty any meat based dish sold as veg friendly! So it does indeed exist, and may possibly have been correctly labeled (even if I think it's a travesty!)
mh330fc wrote:Wow.. Making my heart nostalgic now. This route was the first and only route I've ever had to chance to fly first class on. Back in 1995. I remember how incredible it was to be able to sit in the very front of a brand new a330-300. Hence the name mh 330 f.c.
KruegerFlaps wrote:Wow. The presentation of the meal is so classy, not. Sure it's a short flight and a hot meal is welcome. But aluminium foil in business class? A sturdy plastic container could be substituted - maybe the kind that EK used to have in economy. They could be recycled rather than just scrapped, but I know, MH is trying to reduce costs.
That grilled fish looks yummy.
Ryanair!!! wrote:Yeah I agree the aluminium foil looks a little tacky. I just clocked another JCL flight on MH last week and these aluminium cup made an appearance too. But this time it was satay on a very short hop. Satay isn't meant to be classy. Hehehehe...
I've also seen aluminium foils used to hold sauces in American carriers especially when they serve steak.
Not just grilled fish, but anything seafood which is grilled has my vote.
Cheers and thanks for popping by
rttlnsnk wrote:Are you "experienced" enough on these flights (<1 hour) to know what they usually serve, in business class (or "Golden Club Class" as they still like to print on the baggage tags) of course. I have been served satays and the breakfast with sausage and wedges before but I guess the meal served is very random. From my travel experience on MH throughout the years I can say that they are consistently inconsistent, and are a great example of Malaysia Hospitality. That tagline is very apt but in unfortunate ways as the service industry in Malaysia is sometimes inconsistent and unorganized, while being spectacular at another time, ridiculously rigid in some aspects but very lax in others; sums up MH, really.
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