Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Colombo Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH178
Class Economy
Seat 24F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:40
Take-off 30 Jan 15, 01:00
Arrival at 30 Jan 15, 07:10
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By 3990
Published on 3rd July 2015
Hi Guys, this is my first flight report.

I was heading to Singapore with my family for a short leisure trip last January. After comparing schedules and prices through an agent we chose MH in which we have to transfer at KUL. Even though UL, SQ and EK provides direct flights to SIN we decided for this option as it includes two codeshare flights of two other operators thus giving us more variety in the same trip.

We arrived at Colombo (Katunayake) Airport about 10.30 pm via the new Expressway. The airport gets busy mostly during the night.

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Split flap and digital displays.

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At Check-in. There is a quite large Sri Lankan expat community living in Australia but no direct flights are operated to Aussie cities from here. Passengers have to transfer at BKK, KUL, SIN or HKG. In this flight also there were many passengers who had onward connections to Australia. Check-in was smooth and since we checked-in online our baggage was taken and boarding passes were issued in matter of seconds. Overall it took not more than 10 minutes.

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After passing security and immigration we had some refreshments and came to the viewing gallery.

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UL aircrafts parked on the apron.

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Our flight arrives at the gate. 9M-MLR. (Sorry for the mark on the glass!)

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Airside of the terminal. Below are the remote gates, Gate 1 to 4.

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Boarding gates 6 to 14 have jetways.

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SQ flight to SIN at the gate next to ours. It departed few mins after we took off and it was flying almost parallel to us. We had a good race with it!

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Boarding was called and we settled to our seats. The plane was full tonight.

Leg room was bit tight. But OK.

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Cabin shot

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We took off about 20 mins behind the scheduled departure time.

Bye bye Colombo…

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After reaching cruising altitude cabin crew started distributing meals.

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Its 2.00 a.m. in Colombo and 4.30 a.m. in KL but we were given a full meal. For the main it was chicken or fish biriyani rice with fried eggplant and for dessert fresh fruits and chocolate cake were served. A choice of fruit juices, soft drinks and wine were offered as drinks. My chicken biriyani was spicy and tasty, and desserts complemented well.

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Over Indonesia

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KLIA in sight

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We landed 10 mins earlier.

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KLIA's main terminal. Home of Malaysia Airlines.

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Our crew, they did a good job.

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Checking where should we go for our next flight.

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We had to move to the satellite terminal to board our flight to SIN. So in to the skytrain…

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See you soon with KUL - SIN flight report..
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Malaysia Airlines

Cabin crew8.0

Colombo - CMB


Kuala Lumpur - KUL



Overall it was a good flight. Seats were bit tight but it was alright for a three and half hour journey. Cabin crew was efficient and friendly. Meal was satisfactory. No complains.

Information on the route Colombo (CMB) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)


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