February 21, 2019

Review: Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok

Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok

Flight: MH782
Departure time in Kuala Lumpur (KUL): 14:55 Terminal M
Arrival time in Bangkok (BKK): 16:05
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Seat: 7K
Duration: 2h 10m
Date of flight: February 3, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #184


Video from my YouTube Channel 📺


2 Nights in Kuala Lumpur

We have explored Malaysia together with the Singelresor group a few years ago so we decided we´d just go to the KL Tower and then to Bukit Bintang were you´d find the Pavilion Shopping Mall.

KL Tower

View of the city skyline including the Petronas Towers

Pavilion Shopping Mall, Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

We arrived at the airport a little after 12pm after taking the Airport Express from Central Station, which is walking distance from the Hilton Kuala Lumpur where we stayed the night before.

Check-in (Zone D)

We then headed to the check-in desk for Business Suite passengers & Emerald members, since I have gold status with British Airways.

Business suite check in area

Seating area

Business Suite check-in desks

Check-in process went smoothly and moments later, we got our boarding pass as well as the Fast Track card.

Taking the Aerotrain

From the Main Terminal, we took the aerotrain to the Satellite Terminal where the Business Suite Lounge is located, and fortunately where our flight was departing as well 👍

Malaysia Airlines Business Suite Lounge (First Class)

Malaysia Airlines Business Suite Dining Room

For my appetizer, I had the prawn cocktail which was fantastic 😋

Then, I had the fish with rice which was also very good 👍

To end the meal, I had their signature dessert: Tropical Fruit Trifle 😍

Boarding, Gate C2

We left the lounge about an hour before departure as we still need to go through security control by the gate, just like in Singapore Airport.

Aircraft, Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300

Business Class Cabin

As business class passengers, we were the first ones to board which was good since I wanted to take photos of the cabin before the other passengers arrived.

The business class cabin consists of 27 seats from rows 1-7 in a 1-2-1 or 1-2-2 configuration (as you can see on the seat map below).

View of the cabin from my seat

Seat, 7K

Seat map

The right side of the cabin has 3 "throne seats" including this one, seat 6K 👍

My seat 7K is a window seat.

It turns into a fully flat bed which is very good for flights within Asia.

Personal screen

Personal storage below the personal screen

Seat and light controls

Reading lamp, IFE controler, USB and headphone sockets, seat controls, mobile holder

To release the tray table, you have to press this.

Tray table

Coat hook

Legroom

Below the center armrest are two power ports and the inflight magazines.

Inflight magazine, safety instruction card

Business class pillow and blanket

Movie selection

Headphones and IFE controler

Predeparture Beverage

As usual, they had water, apple juice, orange juice and pink guava juice 👍

I settled for apple juice while Mike had the pink guava juice.

Cold towels and newspapers were also offered as well as some Volvo luggage tags.

Volvo Luggage Tags

Pushback, Inflight Safety Video, Taxi

Pushback

Inflight safety video

Malaysia Airlines A380 and Emirates A380

Airshow

Airshow enroute to Bangkok

Dining

Business class menu card

The choices for the main course are:

  • Chicken Biryani
  • Beef Lasagne
  • Stir Fried Red Snapper and Prawns

For dessert, there was Salted Gula Melaka Tart.

I had the Stir Fried Red Snapper and Prawns which was very delicious 😋

Mike had the Beef Lasagne instead.

To end the meal service, I had the Japanese green tea.

Lavatory


The lavatory was always kept clean and had 2 Acca Kappa bottles of perfume, brush and toothpicks.


Landing in Bangkok

We landed in Bangkok Airport at 4:07pm and as business class passengers, we had access to Priority Lane.

Priority Lane, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

CONCLUSION

There it was, another great flight in Malaysia Airlines business class 😍 First, it was great that this flight departed from the Satellite Building (I believe most MH flights to Bangkok depart from the Main Terminal) since we didn´t have to take the aerotrain back to the Main Terminal after using the Business Suite Lounge. Also, the aircraft used on this flight was a bigger one with better seats. As usual, the food and the service was fantastic. Again, if they could only improve their inflight entertainment and offer more movies. For the price we paid (this return flight from Bangkok to Bali with a stop over in KL on the way back was only 400 USD during their sale) it was indeed a great price. Overall, we had an enjoyable flight and would fly Malaysia Airlines again especially when they have great fares 👍

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