Malaysia Airlines A350
FAA Downgrades Malaysia Safety Rating

The US Federal Aviation Administration has just downgraded Malaysia's aviation safety rating, from a Category 1 to a Category 2. How FAA Safety Ratings Work With the International Convention of Civil Aviation, every country is responsible for the oversight…

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Malaysia Airlines 737
Malaysia Adding New Departure Tax For Visitors

Malaysia has just announced the latest way that they plan to tax tourists. In 2017 the country introduced an additional nightly fee on all hotel stays, depending on the type of hotel you were staying at. Now they're adding an additional tax for airline…

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Malaysia Business Suite A350 – 5
Review: Malaysia Airlines Business Suite A350 Kuala Lumpur To Tokyo

I boarded through the forward door, where I could immediately tell it would be a great flight. I was greeted by Helena, the inflight supervisor, who just had the biggest and most genuinely smile on her face. Upon verifying my boarding pass she showed…

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Malaysia Airlines Business Suite Lounge – 10
Review: Malaysia Airlines Business Suite Lounge Kuala Lumpur Airport

After checking out the business class section of the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, it was time to check out the other section of the lounge. I'm not sure exactly what the other section of the lounge should be called, though. Malaysia Airlines recently…

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Malaysia Airlines Lounge – 11
Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur Airport

My Malaysia Airlines flight to Tokyo Narita was departing at 9:40AM, though I ended up heading to the lounge around 3AM. That's because I was staying at the Sama-Sama Express Hotel located within the terminal, and when I woke up in the middle of the…

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Malaysia Airlines A350 Business Suite – 2
Introduction: A Detour Across The Pacific

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in business class on Qantas and Singapore Airlines, first class on Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines, and something inbetween on Malaysia Airlines ("Business Suite"). Ford and I took a trip to Bora…

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Malaysia Airlines A350 Business Suite – 1
Government Considering Selling Or Shutting Down Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has been struggling financially for many years, but things got significantly worse when the airline lost two 777s just weeks apart about five years ago. The airline has restructured... sort of, but not really. The problem is that the…

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Emirates A380 First Class – 30
Emirates First Class Mistake Fare Not Being Honored, But…

So far I'd say it has been a pretty spectacular year for first class mistake fares. Cathay Pacific published $800 roundtrip first class fares from Vietnam to North America. They honored them. Cathay Pacific published $1,500 one-way first class fares…

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Malaysia Airlines 737
Sad: Malaysia Airlines Rethinks 737 Flat Beds

Malaysia Airlines has been through a lot in the past several years. The airline was already struggling financially, and then they lost two of their 777s just months apart. This shocking chain of events caused a lot of people to avoid the airline, adding…

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Malaysia A350 First Class
Malaysia Airlines Drops First Class In Favor Of “Business Suites”

This sure is a strange move. Malaysia Airlines presently has first class on 12 aircraft, including six Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s. Their A380s each have eight first class seats, spread across two rows in a 1-2-1 configuration. Meanwhile their…

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Malaysia A350
Malaysia Airlines Serving Amazing Vintage Champagne In Business Class

Most airlines will serve champagne in international business and first class and some airlines have been investing heavily in the champagne experience their passengers can expect on board. The quality (and price) of the champagne served is usually significantly…

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Malaysia Airlines 737
The Strange Reason Kuala Lumpur Airspace Is Closing Next Week

Malaysia is soon celebrating its National Day, and in preparation for that they're closing down the airspace around Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia has announced that the airspace around KLIA will be closed…

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Malaysia A380
Malaysia Airlines Launching A380 Flights To Saudi Arabia

There's nothing here that's terribly surprising, but on some level I do find the evolution of the Malaysia Airlines A380 to be interesting and odd. Malaysia Airlines has obviously had a very rough ride the past several years, following their loss of…

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2000×1500 Business Class
More Amazing Malaysia Airlines Business Class Fares From Asia To Australia

Last week I wrote about the excellent deals on return (or round-trip as some of you would prefer me to call it!) business class fares on Malaysia Airlines, from Tokyo to Sydney for around $1,450 per person. This was a great fare between two major cities…

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Malaysia Airlines A380
Excellent Business Class Fares Between Japan and Australia

Certain markets, like Europe to Asia, and the reverse, regularly see discounted premium fare deals. It is rarer to see great deals between Asia and Australia, so there are two fares that have caught my eye this week. Right now, oneworld member Malaysia…

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Malaysia A350 First Class 1
Malaysia Airlines Is Bringing Their A350 (With First Class Seats!) To Sydney

Malaysia Airlines operates a fleet of six new A350-900s. I find their A350 strategy fascinating, because each aircraft has a small first class cabin, using a modified Thomson Aero Vantage XL seat. This is similar to the new Delta One A350 Suites, as…

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Malaysia 772
The Search For MH370 Called Off Again

Arguably the most mysterious commercial air disaster ever is what happened to MH370, the Malaysia Airlines 777 that went missing back in 2014. The plane was carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared just shortly after takeoff.…

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Malaysia 772
MH17 Was Shot Down Directly By Russian Armed Forces

This is pretty significant news. In July 2014, a Malaysia Airlines 777-200 crashed while enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people onboard. This left the world in shock, not just because it appeared that the plane was shot down,…

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Malaysia 772
Man Claims To Have Found MH370 Wreckage On Google Earth

It has now been over four years since MH370 went missing. The Malaysia Airlines 777 was carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it mysteriously disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff. While small amounts of wreckage have been found,…

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Malaysia 772
The Search For MH370 Is Being Resumed In A Surprising Way

One of the most mysterious air disasters we've ever seen involves MH370, which was a Malaysia 777-200 carrying 239 people that mysteriously went missing while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It's crazy to think that this happened almost four years…

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Malaysia A380
Malaysia Airlines Backtracks, Won’t Retire A380s After All

My gosh, Malaysia Airlines really is all over the place. The airline is on their third CEO in three years (Mueller was there from May 2015 through June 2016, Bellew was there until October 2017, and now Captain Izham Ismail is the new CEO), and it seems…

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Malaysia A350
Malaysia Airlines Is Adding A350 Flights To Tokyo & Auckland

A bit over a week ago, Malaysia Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A350. Over the coming weeks Malaysia Airlines will be operating the brand new plane on some routes within Asia, in order to familiarize crews with the differences and work out…

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Malaysia A350
Malaysia Airlines’ New A350 First Class Revealed

Just today Malaysia Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A350. Over the coming weeks Malaysia Airlines will be operating the brand new plane on some routes within Asia, in order to familiarize crews with the differences and work out any kinks.…

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