Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Kuala Lumpur Mumbai in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH186
Class Economy
Seat 22F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 05:00
Take-off 21 Jun 17, 22:15
Arrival at 22 Jun 17, 00:45
MH 203 reviews
By GOLD 1172
Published on 10th March 2022

Trip Report: Malaysia Airlines MH186 Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai

Flight details:
Airlines: Malaysia Airlines (MH)
Flight: MH186 KUL - BOM
Reg: 9M-MXC
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Departure (KUL Terminal 1): 10.15PM
Arrival (BOM Terminal 2 ): 00.45AM
Total time: 5 hours 00 mins
Distance: 3623 km (2251 miles)

Video: Malaysia Airlines 9M-MXC MH186 Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai


This trip report is from 2017. I had arrived in KL from Sydney, Read Trip Report: Malaysia Airlines MH122 Sydney to Kuala Lumpur.

Had 2 hour 20 min transit.  Having de-boarded at the satellite terminal took AirTrain to reach the Main Terminal Building [MBT] to catch next flight.

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Checked the flight gate.

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Walked towards the Air Train

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Satellite Terminal

View of satellite terminal.

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Mumbai flight was departing from MBT Gate H8

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Close up

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AirTrain had arrived, followed the crowd to board.

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Main Terminal Building[MBT]

Alighted at MBT. with time to spare,  Checked dutyfree shops. Aircraft models serving KUL.

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Waiting for Boarding

Upon reaching gate, boarding was not open.

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View of MBT

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I had some food before arriving at the gate.

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Security check

Boarding gate H6 opened , passed through security check without issue.

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Waiting for boarding call after security.

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Malaysia Airlines 9M-MXC operating to Mumbai.

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Boarding call was made. I joined queue to board aircraft.

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Proceeding towards aircraft.

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Nose view of aircraft with registration above the wheel.

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Crew checked boarding card and directed passengers to their seat. I was seated in the rear section behind the wing.

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Settled in the seat, view from window.

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Boeing 737's in view.

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Personal screen with Malaysia logo.

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Pushback and Departure

Pushback was delayed due to missing passengers.

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Safety demonstration was displayed on personal screen as the aircraft taxied towards runway.

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Departure over Cyberjaya, watch video to enjoy video report.

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Flight map after departure

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Dinner Service

Drinks were provided after departure followed by dinner. Peanut and drinks to start.

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Dinner - chicken, mixed veg and rice.

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Food was good as seen below.

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Flight informatio and MAP

Flying West towards India

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World clock

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IFE controller

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Distance information in Km

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Distance information in m

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Day night world map

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Time to Mumbai almost 4 hours

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Altitude information

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Speed information

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I rested after dinner. Cabin was darkened for passengers to rest.

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Window view flying over India.

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Time passed quickly , 2 hours to arrival.

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Safety card

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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800

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Flight map

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Arrival in Mumbai

Cabin lights were turned on. Pilot informed descend would be commencing shortly. Crew cleared the cabin and conducted safety checks.

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Flying from East to align with runway.

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View of Mumbai after crossing Thane creek.

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Landing on runway 27. Watch arrival video above.

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International terminal in view.

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Crew announced airport details, time and temp after exiting the runway.

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Slow taxi to International Terminal 2.

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Reached gate

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View of Korean Airlines in Skyteam livery.

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Arrived at gate.

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Passengers ready to disembark the aircraft.

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View of Malaysia Airlines preparing for return flight.

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Planespotting from terminal. Air India Boeing 777-300ER

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Immigration and Custom

Immigration took 20 mins as other flight arrived at the same time. After clearing immigration, passed through duty free. I had to buy some gifts. Custom was quick as I wasn't carrying any dutiable item.

Exiting Airport

I was out of the terminal in 40 mins after arrival. I booked a pre-paid taxi from the kiosk inside the terminal.

Was home in 30 mins.

Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.


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Malaysia Airline provided quick connection to Mumbai from Sydney. I had chosen to fly them for the fare and connection time. Service on board was satisfactory. Food was good. I did not use the entertainment system being a night flight. Overall a satisfactory trip.



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