Where is Kota Kinabalu? I used to ask myself that every time I connected in Kuala Lumpur. Finally, I asked Google and it told me that it was a city in the Malaysia part of Borneo. Borneo consists of three countries: Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. For my country count travelers, Malaysia and Indonesia Borneo count separate from mainland Malaysia and Indonesia.
I had one hour to make my connection when I arrived in KL. We were delayed on the runway for an hour so I was sure I would miss the connection. The flight attendant told me that when we arrived someone would be waiting for me at the gate with instructions on how to proceed.
The Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge is a lounge that does not receive enough attention in the points world. This is the second time I have had the pleasure of going to the lounge in KL airport. The first time was a part of my $77,000 Trip Heard Round The World.
It's hard to write about flying Malaysia Airlines without thinking about the tragedy of MH 370. Following my CNN interview, my new best friend, Richard Quest, was kind enough to send my father and sister an autographed copy of his book on the subject. Even with all the experts weighing in, the mystery remains unsolved.
Not every lounge is going to be Cathay Pacific's The Pier or The Wing. Some are going to be as extravagant as a Greyhound bus station. The Louis Tavern Bangkok is one of those misses.