Posted at 9:39 am , on October 2, 2019
Review by CHC
Made a short trip across the border for a jaunt up to KUL with the family to celebrate the end of prelim exams to take a break from the drudgery of studying for PSLE.
As expected, crossing the 2nd link was a breeze and the journey up to KUL took just short of 6hours due to various stops along the way.
As I held the Citi Prestige Mastercard, which is a world elite master card, I had decided to stay at the Park Royal Kuala Lumpur Hotel which is part of the Discovery loyalty program, as I held Black Status.
Posted at 11:49 am , on May 9, 2019
With our conference being held in Gardens Hotel itself, naturally the delegates were housed here. Due to the less than ideal timing of the flights (SQ 118 and SQ 119), we had only 8 hours in our rooms!
Posted at 1:06 pm , on February 9, 2018
The sad fate of the MH A380-800
This was written up earlier by BD during his flight back to ZRH from KUL via DOH. Finally I had a chance for me to try out this lounge. This is a different lounge from Plaza Premium Lounge which is a Priority Pass lounge (this is not). This lounge serves as a Business Class Lounge for Qatar Airways (and also 3 other airlines). The lounge is not very big but it is more than adequate as it handles only a handful of Business Class passengers.
Posted at 12:19 pm , on December 25, 2017
QR303 (DOH-HEL), QR302 (HEL-DOH) and QR848 (DOH-KUL)
I decided to lump the review of all 3 flights under one post as these flights offered similar experience using the same type of plane (and hence cabin).
Unlike the A330-200, the A330-300 experience was much better. Unlike the former, A330-300 seats are 180 degree full flat and newer with more storage space allocated. As A330-300 is longer, the Business Class Cabin thus has more seats (30 vs 24 in A330-200) and is not cut off by the galley. Seats are still configured in 2-2-2 making it less attractive than those on Dreamliner and A350-900 (or Qsuites).
Posted at 11:46 am , on December 24, 2017
Qatar Airways had a tremendous promotion for Business Class ex KUL and BKK late 2016 and I decided to make the plunge and grab the tickets for my most recent family trip. How good the discount was? KUL-DOH-FRA was going at $1.7k SGD all-in while my KUL-DOH-HEL ticket was going at about 1.9k SGD. If I were to do SIN-DOH-HEL? It would cost about 3.4k SGD!
Posted at 4:28 pm , on August 8, 2017
I booked this trip as a one way ticket as I missed out on Malaysia Airline’s promo return Business Class ticket which I usually get. I looked around and found Malindo’s promo ticket at RM 590 (all inclusive) for 2 to Singapore. This worked out to be only SGD $95 per person on Business Class which I feel is a steal!
Posted at 2:09 pm , on August 8, 2017
This is the return segment of the flight I did back in February 2017. Since October 2016 I have been using return J ticket on MAS from KL as the price is exceptional at only SGD $200 return. Due to my recent trip, I had not book my return ticket and by the time I realized it, the promo Business Class ticket is no longer available. I decided to get a one way Malindo from KUL-SIN instead (which I will review later).
Posted at 1:31 pm , on August 8, 2017
After a disappointing stay I had in 2016, I blacklisted the Berjaya Group of hotels from my list. Not only was Berjaya not able to live up to what it promised, they completely screwed up my dinner booking which I made for my staff (as part of my company retreat). After a negative feedback, they reached out requesting that I give them another chance and so here I am.
Posted at 12:46 pm , on August 8, 2017
AUTHOR : BD
Now for the last leg of flight from Doha to Kuala Lumpur. The flight is operated on a Dreamliner (Boeing 787-8). 787-8 only comes in 2 cabin, Business and Economy. Business class in 787-8 is arranged in the 1-2-1 configuration (in reverse herringbone formation). This means the passengers will be facing away from the aisle. For this flight, I was seated in seat 2E.
Posted at 4:36 pm , on July 18, 2017
With the conclusion of TTOTY Part 1, it is time to plan for TTOTY Part 2. This will be the following route: