Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Sydney Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH122
Class Economy
Seat 32F
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 08:50
Take-off 21 Jun 17, 13:05
Arrival at 21 Jun 17, 19:55
MH 203 reviews
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By GOLD 631
Published on 9th March 2022

Trip Report: Malaysia Airlines MH122 Sydney to Kuala Lumpur


Flight Details
Airlines: Malaysia Airlines (MH)
Flight: MH122 SYD-KUL
Reg: 9M-MTB
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Departure (SYD Terminal 1): 1.05PM
Arrival (KUL Satellite Terminal A): 7.55PM
Total time: 8 hours 50 mins
Distance: 6579 km (4088 miles)


Introduction


This report is from 2017 trip. I was travelling to Mumbai.  I had selected Malaysian Airlines as it offered the best price and connection time and Baggage of 30 kilogram(s) per traveller. I had a transit time between flights: 2hr:20min.


TRIP VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines 9M-MTB MH122 Sydney to Kuala Lumpur



Arriving at Airport


I arrived at airport 3 hours before flight by train. Disembarked at International Station. Being off-peak it was convenient to take public transport.


Checkin


I had checked online as I had booked late. I was not able to select seat. Most of the seat were taken. I joined the check-in queue . Had passport, visa checked. Was issued boarding card after weighing the check-in bag. Received immigration form, gate and departure details from ground staff.


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Immigration and Security


Completed Outgoing Passenger Card. scanned the passport at the SmartGate to clear immigration. Security check was conducted and was into the departure area.


Duty Free and Food Court


I passed through the duty free and then towards the food court.


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View of food court. Had food and then was free to walk around.


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Planespotting


Airside view .


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View of Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner


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Arrives at gate


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Flight and gate information


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Gate 30-37 Pier


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Flight schedule . Malaysian departing Gate 53 on the opposite pier.


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Boarding Gate


As it was close to boarding time. Walked towards the other side of terminal.


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Boarding area - Passengers had gathered.  Few minutes to boarding.


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Boarding was called by seat numbers


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Passport coverpage checked and boarding card was scanned.


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Queue to board aircraft. I had got aisle seat on the starboard side of the aircraft.


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Onboard


I got settled in the seat and waited for pushback. Crew announced door closing on time.  Flight was full. Seated in the middle, didn't have any view of departure. Passengers on this flight travelling to Bangladesh, North India, Middle East and some to Europe. Few to Malaysia.


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Safety demonstration was displayed on seat screen.


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Departure was towards the South from runway 16R.


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I started the IFE to check the channels.


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Cabin view after departure.


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Crew commenced lunch service soon.


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Flight map


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Flight information


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SeAT Reading MAterial


Seat pocket contained Safety card, Going places - inflight magazine and Temptations - duty free catalogue


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Malaysia Airlines A330-300, as aircraft view was blocked by aerobridge, found information later, Aircraft was 9M-MTB.


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Malaysia Airlines A330-300


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Going Places -inflight magazine.


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Read the magazine to pass time.


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Malaysian fleet information.


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Flight path. I was using the USB port to charge the phone.


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Drinks Service


Drinks was served soon. Salted peanuts provided.


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Malaysia Fleet Information


I checked the MH fleet information on the personal screen.
Boeing 737-800


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Firefly ATR72-500


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MASWings DHC-6 Twin Otter


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Airbus A380-800


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Airbus A330-300


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MASKargo Boeing 747-400F


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Airbus 330-200F


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Lunch Service


Lunch was served shortly after the drinks.


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Lunch consisted of chicken with rice, carrot cake. Food was ok.


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Top view- Had red wine along the lunch.


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Headphones were supplied, I didn't use the headphones or watched any entertainment.


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Rested after lunch. Snoozing for few hours.


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Light Meal


Time passed, 2 hours prior to arrival. Light meal was served.


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Light meal consisted of chicken pizza piece, cake and drinks. I had red wine for drink.


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Flying past Indonesia. Crew distrbuted Malaysia arrival form. Few passengers took the form rest were transiting.


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World map


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Seat spacing


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Arrival in Kuala Lumpur


Pilot announced descent would be commencing shortly. Crew collected the headphones and check the cabin. Seat upright, tray closed. Window shades up. Landed smoothly on time.


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Disembarkation


Disembarkation commenced after reaching gate.


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Aircraft arrived at the satellite terminal.


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Walking towards the terminal.


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I checked the departure gate for next flight. The flight would be departing from Main Terminal Building [MBT]


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I was close to the AirTrain. Waited for train to arrive.

Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Malaysia Airlines

6.8/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering6.5

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

7.1/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Malaysia Airlines departed and arrived on time. Food was ok, I didn't watch the entertainment, but the touchscreen required few taps to move. Seated in aisle seat, did not have outside view.
Overall trip was satisfactory.

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