The Malaysia Airlines Flight Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places:
- New York, New York
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
- Guangzhou, China
- Hong Kong
- Shenzhen, China
- Sanya, China
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.
From a business perspective, it is interesting to see how Malaysia Airlines has responded to both 370 and 17. The carrier services much of SE Asia so it is too big to fail. At the same time, it’s impossible to ignore what has happened.
With no easy way to transition, here is a quick review of my flight from BKK-KUL and KUL-CGK.
The flight attendants couldn’t be nicer. They greeted me warmly and constantly checked in on me even though both flights were brief.
Is this what flight reviews have come to? Indeed they have and I will say that the champagne was not good.
I didn’t eat from BKK-KUL but had a nice breakfast from KUL-CGK.
It was a typical business class short-haul seat. I passed on both flights due to exhaustion of too many legs and not enough proper rest.
I could lie and say that I didn’t think of 370 while flying Malaysia. It wasn’t on my mind because I was worried about safety. It’s impossible not think about how a 777 can go missing and, years later, still not be found. Besides that, it was a typical business class experience.