Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Osaka Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH0053
Class Economy
Seat 9A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 07:00
Take-off 04 Nov 19, 09:55
Arrival at 04 Nov 19, 15:55
MH   #43 out of 116 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 194 reviews
aaron-yeap
Published on 30th September 2020

Intro


Hello, its Aaron from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its a great pleasure for me to share my flight from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur last year onboard our country's flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Please bear with my mistakes when u are reading this report. Happy Reading.
Note.1: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Malaysia Airlines has suspended Osaka services from March 2020 and will resume in 2021.
        .2: This flight is operated by Airbus A330-300 due to the larger Airbus A350-900XWB is being temporarily assigned to the
         MH122/123 KUL- SYD-KUL service


kansai International airport (kix/rjbb)


Kansai International Airport (関西国際空港, Kansai Kokusai Kūkō, colloquially known as Kankū (関空)) (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) is an international airport located on an artificial island (Kankūjima (関空島)) in the middle of Osaka Bay.


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flight & aircraft info


Flight Information 
Operator: Malaysia Airlines (MH/MAS)
Flight number: MH0053
Flight callsign:  MAS53
Departure: Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX/RJBB)
Arrival:  Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (KUL/WMKK)
Scheduled Time Departure :0955Hrs (JST)
Actual Time Departure :1020Hrs (JST)
Scheduled Time Arrival:1555Hrs (GMT+8)
Actual Time Arrival: 1555Hrs (GMT+8)
Flight time 6h 43min
Departure gate 13
Arrival gate C23
Take off:
V1 speed:160knts
V2 speed :170Knts
Cruise height:32000feet
Max altitude gained :43000feet
Takeoff runway:06R
Landing runway:32R
Load factor :C27Y223

Aircraft Information
Reg :9M-MTH
Operator: Malaysia Airlines(MH/MAS)
Construction Number (MSN): 1336
Aircraft Type: Airbus A330-323X
First Flight 10 Jul 2012 
Delivered :30 Jul 2012
Powerplant:2x PW PW4170
Test Reg :F-WWTY
Config:C27 Y263  


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check in


Check in counter for Malaysia Airlines flight 53 bound for Kuala Lumpur was opened at 0600 JST (3 hours prior flight departure.)


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kansai airport spotting


After security, I was given the chance to roam around the terminal. Here are some pictures.
China Airlines Airbus A330-301 (B-18301) bound for Taipei Taoyuan as CI0159


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Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (9V-SCN) arriving from Singapore as SQ0618
This plane is fitted with Stelia Symphony in Business Class and Recaro CL3710 in Eco. 


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Air France fifth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (F-HRBE) departing for Paris Charles-De-Gaulle (CDG) as AF0291
This Airframe is fitted with Zodiac Cirrus in Business Class, Zodiac Airgo for Premium Eco and Z300 seat for Economy class. 


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boarding


Boarding started on time with priorities respected


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onboard


View of the forward Economy section 


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3..2..1..take off


We pushed back 30 minutes later due to cargo loading. Takeoff from KIX via rwy 06R.


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food


Once we have reached a cruising altitude of 32000feet, brunch was served with an entrée choice of :
Japanese: Grilled Fish with Rice and Vegetables
Malaysian: Chicken Curry with Rice and Vegetables
Both main courses were served with:
Appetizer: Mixed Vegetables
Soba: Cold Noodles
Dessert: Assorted Japanese Fruits. 
Pre-arrival meals consist of Meji Ice Cream and Muffins were also served approx 2 hours before landing. Sorry for the unavailability of pictures.


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Cruising


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landing


We have landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport bang on time at 1555 hours GMT+8. 


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Verdict

Malaysia Airlines

7.4/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering8.5

Osaka - KIX

9.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

8.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Flight MH53 was clearly above Malaysia Airlines' usual standards. Hoping for more in the next flight to London in 2021.

Information on the route Osaka (KIX) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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