Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Mumbai Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH195
Class Economy
Seat 7F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 05:20
Take-off 02 Jul 17, 23:25
Arrival at 03 Jul 17, 07:15
MH 203 reviews
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By GOLD 748
Published on 11th March 2022

Trip Report: Malaysia Airlines MH195 Mumbai To Kuala Lumpur


Flight details:
Airlines: Malaysia Airlines (MH)
Flight: MH195 BOM-KUL
Reg: 9M-MLO
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8H6
Departure (BOM Terminal 2): 11.25PM
Arrival (KUL Main Terminal Building ): 7.15AM +1
Total time: 5 hours 15 mins
Distance: 6579 km (4088 miles)


Video: Malaysia Airlines 9M-MLO MH195 Mumbai To Kuala Lumpur



Introduction


This return trip report is from 2017.  I had arrived in Mumbai  few week ago, read Malaysia Airlines MH186 Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai.

I would be transiting through Kuala Lumpu. Transit time was 1hr:55min.


Arriving at Airport


Arrived early to airport. Was dropped at airport by family.


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Checked the flight flight details, Waited outside for sometime as I was early. check-in counter had opened. I had printed the ticket before coming to airport as entry is allowed only to passengers with valid ticket. Passport was checked by security.


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Check-in


Check-in queue was short as I was early. Check-in bag was underweight, I got boarding pass for both flight and bag would be received in Sydney.


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Immigration and Security


After completing check-in, proceeded to security check. which was completed in few minutes.


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Immigration queue was long. Took about 30 mins to clear immigration. I was asked where I live and what i do by immigration officer. He stamped passport and was allowed in the departure area.


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Food court


I decided to have food before boarding.  India had introduced GST in July 2017. Bill below paying GST for 1st time. CGST - Central GST, SGST - State GST.


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Ordered Chicken Shawarma roll, got potato chips and lemon tea.


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Departure Area


After food, walked towards the departure area. I spotted as I was walking towards gate.


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Escalator to departure gate.


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PlaneSpotting


Air Canada inaugural service


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Waiting area


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Thai Airways Boeing 777


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Air India


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Malaysia Airlines MH195 would be departing from gate 67.


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Singapore Airlines A380


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GATE and Boarding


Reached gate,there was still time for gate to open, passengers had gathered around waiting.


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Boarding opened for the flight on time.


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Boarding pass was scanned and allowed to continue towards aircraft.


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Queue formed to board


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View of aircraft - Malaysia Airlines 9M-MLO Boeing 737-800


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OnBoard


Crew checked boarding pass and directed passengers.


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New Generation Boeing 737.


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Business class seats


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Window view of Jet Airways and Thai Airways


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Malaysia Airlines logo on personal screen. Crew announced departure details.


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Thai Airways was pushed back revealing Swiss Air A330.


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Pushback and Departure


Pushback commenced after doors were closed. Crew distributed headphones.  Safety instructions were demonstrated on personal screen.


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Aircraft was parked on the West side of terminal. Taxi took time. Watch video to enjoy the flight.


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Holding for incoming flight.


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Ready to roll on runway 27. Queue formed for departure.


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Departing towards West.


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After departure, aircraft turned South and then East towards Kuala Limpur.


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Main mEAL


Meal was served after departure.


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Meal - Chicken curry, daal, rice and roti with rasmalai for dessert.


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SEAT pocket Material


Malaysia Airline safety card B737-800


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Full view


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Going Places, Temptations and headphones for entertainment and shopping.


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Temptations - duty free catalogue.


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Fleet information inside Going Places


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InFlight


Slept remainder of flight till just before dawn.


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Engine view at sunrise


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Flyiing close to Strait of Malacca


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Approaching Kuala Lumpur


Pilot informed approach would be commencing shortly. Watch video to enjoy the arrival experience.


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Crew conducted safety check. Passing Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


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Aligning with runway


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Sunrise occurring, lighting the aircraft.


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Landing in few seconds


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Palm farms close to airport.


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Landed smoothly on wet runway.


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Taxi to Gate


Passing the Cargo terminal.


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Crew announced arrival with welcome message in Malay followed by English.


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Provided date, time, temp details


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Morning calm


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Passing Lion Air Boeing 737


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Aircraft arrives at gate.


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Aircraft marshaled to gate.


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Window view


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Personal screen displaying Thank you message.


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Engine shut, doors open. Disembarkation was orderly.


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View of aircraft parked at gate.


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Disembarkation through aerobridge.


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As I was transiting through Kuala Lumpur, checked the departure gate for next flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Malaysia Airlines

7.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering7.0

Mumbai - BOM

7.4/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

7.2/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Malaysia Airlines provided good service, flight departed and arrived on time. Food provided was ok. I did not use the entertainment system being a red-eye, my preference is to take rest. Overall a satisfactory trip.

Information on the route Mumbai (BOM) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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