Didya hear? I uploaded all my holiday photos to Flickr. Woo! Now, you can either be a keen bean and head straight on over there, or wait for the piece by piece installments that will filter through over the coming however long. I’ve decided to go city by city, but will give you the first post about a place I spent over two days – on Malaysia Airlines planes.
MH122 Sydney-KL June 28
Not the best trip – quite a full plane, and the IFE system for the block of seats we were in was screwy (cutting in and out, some buttons not working for Rish so no TETRIS). But they got the food right. For me, that meant they actually had Vegan food where promised. I care not so much about the meat side, I order vegan (VGML) for the lack of dairy and generally low-fat nature of it.
After killing a few hours in KLIA, we were back on a plane, off the Frankfurt. Seated nicely, 3 people in a 5 seater row, working IFE, we were set for the gruelling overnight flight. I think I got about 3 hours sleep between dinner and ‘snack’ (which for vegos was a similar roll to the breakfast one above. Chocolate and cheese for the normals).
MH5 FRA-KUL June 16
Wow, look at that, how did that time go? (seriously, getting my on that train back to Frankfurt was a worry. Don’t wanna!). And before we know it we’re flying to Malaysia for four days of eating.
I really like how Malaysia Airlines are quick to bring around drinks (water, juice, and strangely beer) and nuts after takeoff. I find it strange how they don’t hand out head sets for ages, and collect them so early. Quirks! BTW these peanuts contain nuts.
MH123 KUL-SYD June 20 (gong home!)
Overnight flight, we hit KLIA with enough time to dash through duty free (yay!) and get to the gate to board. Gotta love how MAS passengers can check in at the KLIA Ekspres station. (also gotta love Malaysia and it’s phonetic spelling!)…
Scored the 3 seater of the 3-4-3 config 747, which allowed Rish some sleepage. (I just had more of that wine and watched foreign crime thrillers)
Who wants breakfast? No us, given the offerings!
And we’re through. I have to say that overall I’m happy with Malaysia Airlines. The food overall is fine as far as Economy goes, they don’t always get the Vegan thing, but there were some valiant attempts. Legroom rocks over Emirates. Working IFE would have improved things, as the IFE working flights just flew. And their wine is good. Perhaps they should serve that at take off instead of beer? Oh and all our bags made it through all the flights. Well done!