Posted at 1:46 pm , on January 3, 2019
As I had to make an urgent trip back to Malaysia, I booked a last minute flight on Jetstar. Coming back was rather tricky as it was a weekend and very near to Christmas, hence the price was high! Thankfully, I still had some leftover Avios in my British Airways Executive account which I used to make a redemption on MAS Business Class.
Posted at 3:58 pm , on November 20, 2016
- Qantas Business Class Lounge, Changi Terminal 1
As Malaysia Airlines no longer maintains a Golden Lounge in Changi Airport, the lounge service has been contracted to SATS premium lounge. As Malaysia Airlines is now part of the One World Alliance, I would recommend one to hop over to Terminal 1 to try out either Qantas Business Lounge or British Airways Executive Lounge (both are just next to each other). One does not need to be a tiered member to access the lounge (something which Garuda quoted to stop me from using GA lounge in DPS while flying on KLM J).
Posted at 3:31 pm , on October 20, 2016
My final leg for my October trip was my KUL-SIN flight on MH619. I bought this flight as a return flight from KUL and it cost me about $203 (not a bad price for a J return tickets).
Posted at 1:11 pm , on September 19, 2016
I will be doing a short 5 nights trip (including one night on plane) in November. I will be doing SIN-KUL-ICN-KUL-SIN on Malaysia Airlines (yes.. Malaysia Airlines). I hope to try out their new A330-300 (MH 66 and 67) lie-flat business class seats and try out the famed Laksa Bar in MAS Golden Lounge.
MAS is offering pretty good J fare (Z class – earning you 125% miles on Enrich and most other Oneworld partners). Best value tickets will be to North Asia where ICN for $1068 and NRT for $1168 (return, all inclusive). In comparison, Y on MH cost $600+ while Y on SQ will set you back $800+
Posted at 3:52 pm , on December 23, 2015
As a kid, I used to hold Malaysia Airlines in high esteem and would feel proud whenever I get to fly on MAS. But those flights were limited only to short haul flights on their old regional workhorse, the 737-400 (back then, flying was really expensive!). My first redeye flight on MAS was on a 777-200ER to Melbourne in 2002. It was quite exciting going on a 777 back then, although the 2-5-2 arrangements in Economy wasn’t exactly my favorite (but hey, getting to travel on a plane back then was already a luxury). My first and only long haul flight with MAS was in 2007 to London and my experience on that flight was far from satisfactory. By then, MAS was a shadow of its former self and was nowhere near their glorious past. It took me another 6 years before I gave MAS a try again. The trip was on MH73 from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur on one of their brand new A380-800 followed by MH 609 back to Singapore on a 737-800.