Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Shanghai Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH389
Class Economy
Seat 30K
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 05:00
Take-off 24 Dec 10, 17:10
Arrival at 24 Dec 10, 22:10
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By SILVER 2734
Published on 26th November 2017
Trip Report : Shanghai (Pudong) - Kuala Lumpur on Malaysian Airlines

Flight Details:

Airlines: Malaysian Airlines
Flight : MH389 PVG-KUL
Reg : 9M-MRO
Aircraft : Boeing 777-2H6(ER)
Dep - PVG : 16:05
Arr - KUL : 21:35
Flight time : 5 h 25 m
Distance : 3,712 km or 2,307 miles


This trip was undertaken in 2010. This is a return trip from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysian Airlines.

Previous trip can be read here : Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Shanghai on Malaysian Airlines

Full Trip Video: Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Note: Long video : 18 minutes

Getting to Airport

Had hailed a taxi from Pudong to the airport.

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Airport Traffic

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Getting close to the airport.

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Shanghai - Pudong Terminal 2

Reached airport early

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Terminal 2

The driver parked by the curb, offloaded the luggage and entered the terminal.

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MH Check-in Counter

Check was not open.

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MH Board

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Tarmac View

Found a place near the counter with airside view.

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Air China A340

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Shanghai Airlines

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Terminal View

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Checkin Counters

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First Passenger at the MH counter. Soon joined the queue, check-in took about 20 mins.

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Tarmac View after Checkin

Once check-in was completed, lighter in weight. Went around the terminal as there was still long time to boarding.

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Dragon Air to Hong Kong

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Air China's "Purple Peony" Scheme

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Checkin Queue

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Terminal 2

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Entrance to immigration and security

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Domestic Boarding

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Domestic Section

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China Southern dominates this section of the terminal

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Terminal 2 View

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Information Counter

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To Maglev Trains

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Flight Schedule

Being expo 2010 in Shanghai, mascot on display

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Terminal view

After spending time walking around, it was 15.45 and time to head for the immigration and security.

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Schedule closeup

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Towards international departures

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New Kiosk under construction

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Check-in Area

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To Immigration

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It did not take long for immigration and security.

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Terminal 2 Departure Area

After competing the immigration and security, entered the departure area.

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Plane Spotting

With about an hour to spare. Plane-spotting as aircraft's arrived and departed Shanghai.

Air New Zealand B777-200

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China Eastern Cargo MD-11

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China Southern A320

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Japan Airlines B767

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Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO arrives to operate MH389 PVG-KUL

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Korean Air B777

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Dragon Air A330

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China Southern B737

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Air Macau A321

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Lounge Directions

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Duty free Shopping

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More air-side action

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United acquired Continental Airlines, blue colour scheme

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United in new colours

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United being serviced

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Flight Schedule

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Airport hotel

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Airside Action

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Vietnam Airlines in this section of the terminal

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Road to Terminal 1

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Airside view

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Domestic Boarding on lower level

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Shanghai Airlines being serviced for domestic flight

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Singapore Airlines arrives

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Heading back to near the gate

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Airside view

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Eva Cargo

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American Airlines B777 arrives

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American being serviced

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Tail view

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Qatar Airways A7-BAG B777

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Emirates B777

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Nose view

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Singapore boarding gate

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Emirates boarding gate

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View of terminal before boarding.

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Boarding Check

Soon boarding was called. Boarding pass and passport being checked.

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Malaysian Airlines ready for boarding

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Tail view of 9M-MRO

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Boarding through Aerobridge

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Emirates to Dubai

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Side view

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Crew waiting to welcome onboard

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Business Class

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Economy Class

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Window View

Once settled in seat view of the outside

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Preparing for departure

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Common Display

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Bags being loaded

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Seat view

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Flight map

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Ready for pushback

After passengers had boarded, it was time for pushback.

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Airside view during taxi

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Taxi to runway

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Holding Point

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Take off

Watch video for pushback, takeoff, cabin view and landing .


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Evening as flight departed Shanghai

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Cabin View

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Flight Information

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Flight map

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Seat pocket material

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Safety Card

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Inflight Magazine

Lets loose and peace in one frame…

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Malaysian Fleet Information

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Salted peanuts

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With Orange juice

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With Beer

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Window view

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Getting dark

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as the sun sets..

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Flight information

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more information…

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Flight route

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Entertainment on the screen

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Dinner packaging

Cabin service was commenced around 3 hrs into the flight. Option was fish with noodles or chicken with rice. Fish was so so and oily, but the chicken teriyaki was good.

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Dinner - Fish with noodles

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Dinner - Teriyaki Chicken

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Closer to Vietnam

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Seat Recline

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Cabin View

After dinner had a walk to the toilet, view of the cabin.

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Flight Information

It was time to relax before landing in KL.

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more view..

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Cabin darkened for landing

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Approaching the runway

Watch video for landing.

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VIdeo played with advert for Visit Malaysia campaign

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Flying MH

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9M-MRO @ gate

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Departure Schedule

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Satellite Terminal

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People Mover getting renovated

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Heading towards bus for Main Terminal Building(MTB)

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Taken from Bus

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Main Terminal Building (MTB)

Passengers heading for immigration.

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DutyFree Shops in Departure area

Since was transiting with flight to Singapore in an hours, went to the departure area of the MTB.

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Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Cabin crew7.5

Shanghai - PVG


Kuala Lumpur - KUL



Chose to fly Malaysian airlines as they were cheapest option from Singapore during that period. Onboard service was good, the crew was responding to customer request. Food was good with the chicken option being better than the fish. Flight departed and arrived on time.

Shanghai was easy to travel through, with enough time to spare , was never in a rush. KL was easy connecting. Due to the people mover being out of operation had to take the bus from satellite to the main terminal. Overall had a satisfactory experience with Malaysian Airlines.

Information on the route Shanghai (PVG) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 4 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Shanghai (PVG) → Kuala Lumpur (KUL).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Malaysia Airlines avec 7.5/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 5 heures et 22 minutes.

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