Review: Malaysia Business Class Lounge

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The Malaysia Airlines Business Class Lounge Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

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While Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport is first class, it doesn’t have the soul of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi or swag of Singapore’s Changi. The same can be said of Kuala Lumpur as a city. Sure, it has the Petronas Towers which are the tallest twin towers in the world but there’s little else in the capital that makes it a city worth seeing.

To pile on the negativity, the Malaysia Airlines Business Class Lounge was also mediocre. It had the amenities of a modern business class lounge: a chef, premium drinks, a masseuse, and plenty of comfortable seating but it didn’t have the pizzazz. Though I wasn’t expecting the over-the-top Cortez gaudiness of the Emirates lounge, perhaps some flair to make me feel a level of excitement that comes from being in an international hub would be appropriate. (see Cathay Pacific Arrival Lounge.)

Eh, I guess they can’t all be winners. Despondent, I had my warm bowl of soup and double espresso and was ready to board another drab Malaysian Airline flight to Bangkok. At least the flight from BKK-CMB would be back on the best airline for quality consistency, Cathay Pacific.

The Malaysia Airlines Business Class Lounge
The Malaysia Airlines Business Class Lounge
Soup + Press
Soup + Press
Feeling Home Alone
Feeling Home Alone

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2 COMMENTS

  1. That’s unfortunate. Kuala Lumpur actually has a lot to offer, but you need to see it underneath the hood and not from a touristy perspective.

    • I’m sure every city has its charm but it just wasn’t one of my favorites and I’ve been there many times.

      Any tips for next time around are always welcome.

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