Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Kuala Lumpur Langkawi in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH1438
Class Economy
Seat XXA
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 00:30
Take-off 06 May 17, 11:55
Arrival at 06 May 17, 12:25
MH   #10 out of 68 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 199 reviews
By GOLD 312
Published on 7th January 2022

Hello everyone,

after a few days spent in Singapore, we wanted to relax on the beautiful island of Langkawi and Kuala Lumpour.

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Miles earned with this flight: 250 Avios
Status earned: 5 Tier points

Malaysia Airlines was offering attractive prices, despite a high competition with other low-cost airlines, and so we booked with them to also claim avios.


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Four of the flights were going to be operated with B737-800 aircrafts so not much variety here unfortunately.
As you can see the cabin was fit with just 160 seats, a rather comfortable configuration. 

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at kuala lumpur international airport

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We arrived from our previous flight just about one hour before the next leg, and luckily we had enough time to go through customs and have a very British pit stop tea break at good old Harrods XD

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The airport seemed very clean but not as exciting as SIN - mind you not that many airport compete with it.

onboard the b737-800

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Aircraft: Boeing 737-8H6
Registration: 9M-MXY
Engines: 2x CFM56
Age: 7 Years
Layout: J16 Y144
Observation: the last B737-800 of Malaysia Airlines received. 

Th cabin is exactly the same as the previous flight, with true J seats.

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The IFE that a good amount of movies and where the safety video was played.

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And Take off towards the North

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The times when the A380 o Malaysia was a lot more visible.

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Somewhere above Malaysia

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The service was complimentary and I guess enough for such a short flight.

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The onboard magazine

With the avgeek fleet page

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The famous thing about Langkawi is of course its beaches but also the approach just over the sea.

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at langkawi international airport

The airport is really small but functionnal.

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I had the unpleasant surprise to see that my luggage was damaged and some grey tape placed on it, and hope for me not to notice it!

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The airline first asked me all sorts of details

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Before telling me to go away. It is really in these instances that you feel lucky to travel in Europe where there are some rules and law to protect the passenger.

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Malaysia Airlines

Cabin crew5.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL


Langkawi - LGK



LGK: A small airport but efficient. A shame they seriously damaged my luggage.

Malaysia Airlines: I was pleasantly surprised, the crew were very nice, fully functionning IFE , just the snack could have been a bit better but all in all athey have set the bar higher than in Europe.
The compensation they offered seemed a bit weaker compares to the damage of my suitcase0

KUL: Unfortunately looking at these two airports in the same flight is not nice for KUL as it is slightly more dirty and a bit less efficient.

Information on the route Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Langkawi (LGK)


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • Comment 591447 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD 14841 Comments

    Hi Chris,

    Another stamp in your passport and a light scratch (lol) on your luggage :)

    Seriously speaking this is not what I would consider as "usual" dammage. But it can be worse : a few years back, when arriving in Seattle after a long haul flight with Delta, one of the wheels of our suitcase was missing (we were away for 3 1/2 weeks) and had 4 suitcases. Without a wheel you can hardly manage to pull it.
    We went to see the Delta luggage office just to be told that "they are not liable for wheels and handle as it is part of normal alterations". After a bit of a heated discussion they gave us a replacement suitcase, nowhere equal to what we had but at least it did the job for the holidays.

    Take care my friend!

    • Comment 591570 by
      ChrisB GOLD AUTHOR 1206 Comments

      Hey thx my friend
      I really didnt like the fact that they tried to assume i was dum enough not to notice the bad grey tape.
      Oh yes I remember reading your FR about delta not giving a damn about the wheels LOL

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