hkore
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Rare Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:32 am

Trip Report : Shanghai (Pudong) - Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines

Flight Details:

Airlines: Malaysia Airlines
Flight : MH389 PVG-KUL
Reg : 9M-MRO
Aircraft : Boeing 777-2H6(ER)
Dep - PVG : 16:05
Arr - KUL : 21:35
Flight time : 5 h 25 m
Distance : 3,712 km or 2,307 miles

Introduction

This trip was undertaken in 2010. This is a return trip from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines.

Full Trip Video: Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Do watch the video.

Note: Long video : 18 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSPfJYh9Z50

Getting to Airport

Had hailed a taxi from Pudong to the airport.

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Airport Traffic

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Getting close to the airport.

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Shanghai - Pudong Terminal 2

Reached airport early

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Terminal 2

The driver parked by the curb, offloaded the luggage and entered the terminal.

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MH Check-in Counter

Check was not open.

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MH Board

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Tarmac View

Found a place near the counter with airside view.

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Air China A340

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Shanghai Airlines

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Terminal View

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Checkin Counters

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First Passenger at the MH counter. Soon joined the queue, check-in took about 20 mins.

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Tarmac View after Checkin

Once check-in was completed, lighter in weight. Went around the terminal as there was still long time to boarding.

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Dragon Air to Hong Kong

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Air China's "Purple Peony" Scheme

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Checkin Queue

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Terminal 2

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Entrance to immigration and security

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Domestic Boarding

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Domestic Section

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China Southern dominates this section of the terminal

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Terminal 2 View

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Information Counter

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To Maglev Trains

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Flight Schedule

Being expo 2010 in Shanghai, mascot on display

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Terminal view

After spending time walking around, it was 15.45 and time to head for the immigration and security.

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Schedule closeup

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Towards international departures

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New Kiosk under construction

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Check-in Area

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To Immigration

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It did not take long for immigration and security.

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Terminal 2 Departure Area

After competing the immigration and security, entered the departure area.

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Plane Spotting

With about an hour to spare. Plane-spotting as aircraft's arrived and departed Shanghai.

Air New Zealand B777-200

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China Eastern Cargo MD-11

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China Southern A320

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Japan Airlines B767

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Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO arrives to operate MH389 PVG-KUL

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Korean Air B777

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Dragon Air A330

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China Southern B737

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Air Macau A321

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Lounge Directions

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Duty free Shopping

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More air-side action

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United acquired Continental Airlines, blue colour scheme

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United in new colours

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United being serviced

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Flight Schedule

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Airport hotel

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Airside Action

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Vietnam Airlines in this section of the terminal

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Road to Terminal 1

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Airside view

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Domestic Boarding on lower level

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Shanghai Airlines being serviced for domestic flight

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Singapore Airlines arrives

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Heading back to the gate

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Airside view

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Eva Cargo

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American Airlines B777 arrives

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American being serviced

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Tail view

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Qatar Airways A7-BAG B777

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Emirates B777

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Nose view

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Singapore boarding gate

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Emirates boarding gate

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View of terminal before boarding.

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Boarding Check

Soon boarding was called. Boarding pass and passport being checked.

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Malaysian Airlines ready for boarding

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Tail view of 9M-MRO

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Boarding through Aerobridge

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Emirates to Dubai

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Side view

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Crew waiting to welcome onboard

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Business Class

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Economy Class

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Window View

Once settled in seat view of the outside

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Preparing for departure

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Common Display

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Bags being loaded

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Seat view

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Flight map

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Ready for pushback

After passengers had boarded, it was time for pushback.

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Airside view during taxi

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Taxi to runway

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Holding Point

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Take off

Watch video for pushback, takeoff, cabin view and landing .

Climbing


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Evening as flight departed Shanghai

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Cabin View

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Flight Information

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Flight map

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Seat

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Seat pocket material

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Safety Card

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Front

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Back

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Inflight Magazine

Lets loose and peace in one frame...

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Malaysian Fleet Information

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Refreshments

Salted peanuts

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With Orange juice

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With Beer

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Window view

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Getting dark

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as the sun sets..

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Headphones

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Flight information

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more information...

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Flight route

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Entertainment on the screen

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Dinner packaging

Cabin service was commenced around 3 hrs into the flight. Option was fish with noodles or chicken with rice. Fish was so so and oily, but the chicken teriyaki was good.

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Dinner - Fish with noodles


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Dinner - Teriyaki Chicken

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Closer to Vietnam

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Seat Recline

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Cabin View


After dinner had a walk to the toilet, view of the cabin.

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more view...

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Flight Information

It was time to relax before landing in KL.

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more view..

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Cabin darkened for landing

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Approaching the runway

Watch video for landing.

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VIdeo played with advert for Visit Malaysia campaign

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Flying MH

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Disembarkation

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9M-MRO @ gate

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Departure Schedule

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Satellite Terminal

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People Mover getting renovated


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Heading towards bus for Main Terminal Building(MTB)

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Taken from Bus

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Main Terminal Building (MTB)

Passengers heading for immigration.

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DutyFree Shops in Departure area

Since was transiting with flight to Singapore in an hours, went to the departure area of the MTB.

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Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

:)

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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:55 am

9M-MRO, isn't that the aircraft that went missing in 2014?

I guess having flown on an aircraft now presumed crashed, is indeed quite rare. :)
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.
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hkore
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:19 am

OA940 wrote:
Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.


First class and business class is on many planes and the same fly everyday. So whats special to report.

Similar to comfortable flight, missed connections, delayed flights, whats the big deal happens everyday to hundreds of passengers.

This is a rare report for me to document, my experience on a flight that will not fly again. Hence its rare.

Thanks for your comment.
 
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:35 pm

OA940 wrote:
Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.


Are there many other trip reports on this website about an aircraft that a few years later went missing and is yet to be discovered? No, it's quite... rare.
 
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 pm

Count me among those who find this amazing. It's not the first trip report I have read about an aircraft which later crashed, but it is the first one I have read about 9M-MRO and the sad legacy of that fateful flight. Although this was about four years before it went missing, it probably looked very similar inside the cabin. I've flown on B777s many times, and it always amazes me how such a large aircraft could just disappear - but then the ocean is even more vast and there are parts of this world we have never explored.

A very comprehensive TR too, I might add. Lots of photos, you didn't skimp there! Well done!
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:39 pm

OA940 wrote:
Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.

I can’t seem to find a lot of reports from aircraft that crashed. I’m sure that out of the millions of people that airplane flew, only a fraction of them cared enough to note the registration or were aviation enthusiasts. This is actually pretty cool, though in hind sight, to see a report of an airplane that would disappear a few years later and see the interior and everything.

Great trip report, very detailed with all the pictures!
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Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:40 am

345tas wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.


Are there many other trip reports on this website about an aircraft that a few years later went missing and is yet to be discovered? No, it's quite... rare.


richierich wrote:
Count me among those who find this amazing. It's not the first trip report I have read about an aircraft which later crashed, but it is the first one I have read about 9M-MRO and the sad legacy of that fateful flight. Although this was about four years before it went missing, it probably looked very similar inside the cabin. I've flown on B777s many times, and it always amazes me how such a large aircraft could just disappear - but then the ocean is even more vast and there are parts of this world we have never explored.

A very comprehensive TR too, I might add. Lots of photos, you didn't skimp there! Well done!



jeffh747 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Why is it rare? Because the plane crashed? I mean that thing was flying for more than a decade, so you know, millions flew on it. It's not rare. It's clickbait.

I can’t seem to find a lot of reports from aircraft that crashed. I’m sure that out of the millions of people that airplane flew, only a fraction of them cared enough to note the registration or were aviation enthusiasts. This is actually pretty cool, though in hind sight, to see a report of an airplane that would disappear a few years later and see the interior and everything.

Great trip report, very detailed with all the pictures!


I'm sharing the report so that the photos and video remain permanently on the internet.

I have tried to be as detailed as I could, knowing this will never fly. Thanks for the comments.

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