March 4, 2015

Review: Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 bound for Kuala Lumpur

Flight: MH 2607
Date of flight: February 14, 2015
Departure time in Kota Kinabalu (BKI): 13:40
Arrival time in Kuala Lumpur (KUL): 16:05
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Duration: 2h 25m
Seat: 4C
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #69

Kota Kinabalu Airport

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur check in counter

We arrived at the airport about 2 hours before departure, with the business class check-in counter staffed by a friendly agent who could speak a little Filipino. Moments later, I was given my boarding pass, headed to the immigration and security control, and finally to the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge.

Boarding, gate A5

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur boarding gate

Boarding started 30 minutes before departure at gate A5.

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur boarding gate

Aircraft, Boeing 737-800

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur Boeing 737-800

Cabin

The business class cabin has a total of 16 seats with a 2-2 configuration. On this flight, 6 out of 16 seats were taken. Interesting that the boarding music was "Beauty and the Beast".

Seat

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur seat 4C

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur legroom

Inside the seat pocket, there were newspapers (either Newstraitstimes or Star), safety on board card and magazines. As soon as the six passengers were seated, Amelia, one of the cabin attendants came with cold towels and afterwards came with a tray of different juices. Among the choices were orange juice, apple juice and guava juice.


Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur predeparture beverage, guava juice

Moments later, the purser came to our seats and welcomed us on board. The captain also came on the PA and informed us of our flight time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur water and salted peanuts


Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur business class blanket

Dining

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur lunch

For the main course, the choices were chicken, fish or noodles. I ended up choosing fish and it was very good.

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur appetizer

Coffee and tea were also offered although I declined and after the meal service, hot towels were distributed. Since it was Valentines Day, I was expecting to see some sort of celebration but didn't see any sign so I asked Amelia about it. I was informed that they don't celebrate Valentine's Day since they are Muslims and it is against their religion.

Toilet & Lavatory

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur lavatory amenities with Aigner products

CONCLUSION

This was another great flight on Malaysia Airlines even if the flight was a short one. The service was friendly and attentive at the same time. I was always offered refill of drinks and the food tasted very good. To all the crew on this flight specially to Amelia, Terima Kasih 🙇