Review of Malaysia Airlines flight Colombo Kuala Lumpur in Business

Airline Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH184
Class Business
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:40
Take-off 23 Nov 14, 12:55
Arrival at 23 Nov 14, 19:05
MH   #40 out of 133 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 182 reviews
studentflyer
Published on 13th November 2014
Hi and welcome to my 9th Trip Report.

This trip report will consist of 7 parts.

I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF833
II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653
III: PER - SYD Qantas QF568
IV: SYD - SIN Qantas QF5
V: SIN - CMB Emirates QF8349
VI: CMB - KUL Malaysia Airlines MH184
VII: KUL - SIN Malaysia Airlines MH609

You are currently on Part VI: CMB - KUL Malaysia Airlines MH184.

After a quick night at the colombo transit hotel, i made my way to the Sri Lankan operated Serendib lounge which i have access via my Qantas Platinum card which is a OneWorld Emerald. The lounge that Malaysia Airlines use is the Araliya, which is a sad excuse for a lounge really. Lots of aged black leather armchairs and a sparse buffet corner.

The Sri Lankan Serendib Lounge

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The serendib lounge also offers a guestbook to track if other fellow travellers that you know have been to the lounge.

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This lounge also boasts spacious views of the tarmac and the adjoining runway

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Then i spot this CA plane, apparently its a government charter!

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At 1225, boarding commenced and i made my way to the boarding gate. Like Singapore, security is done at the gate and not after customs. For some reason the WTMDs here are set to maximum sensitivity. Even my shoes need to go through the X-ray belt!

Malaysia Airlines flies the B737-800 for most of its short haul routes, and this is no exception. the Seats in business are blue in colour and economy are red in colour, in line with its corporate colours.

MH J in the B738s are recliners as you can see here. I didn't have a neighbour so used it as a 'storage corner'

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Let us peruse the menu for this flight

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And some drinks too

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Some satay to start. This is the first time I'm having satay in the air and I've gotta say its not bad!

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Then followed by bryani as the main course. The rice was pretty oily and bland, but did its job well!

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For the rest of the flight the window shades were closed down for some shut eye all the way into KUL

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Here are some of the other FRs from me:
SYD SIN QF5 J B744 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8484.html
CMB SIN EK348 J B77W http://flight-report.com/en/report-8485.html
SIN KUL MH608 Y B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8494.html
SYD AKL LA800 J A343 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8496.html
CBR MEL QF819 J B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8613.html
MEL PER QF653 J A332 http://flight-report.com/en/share-8615.html
SYD SIN QF5 J A332 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8648.html

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Verdict

Malaysia Airlines

7.9/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering6.5

Sri Lankan Serendib Lounge

8.0/10
Comfort8.5
Meal/catering8.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Services9.0

Colombo - CMB

6.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access6.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

6.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access5.5
Services5.5
Cleanliness5.5

Conclusion

Information on the route Colombo (CMB) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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