Malaysia Airlines has announced that it has introduced "enhanced Economy fare options, putting customers’ needs as priority" which, in normal everyday language, means that it has introduced "hand baggage only" Economy fares which offer customers very little in return for no price decrease at all. Regardless of how Malaysia Airlines tries to spin this news, this isn't good for passengers.
It's not often that you hear of an airline removing its First Class product from sale without changing the cabin layouts onboard its aircraft but that's exactly what Malaysia Airline has just done. As of yesterday Malaysia Airlines will no longer sell passengers a "First Class" fare but, as it also has no plans to strip out its existing First Class seating, it is now selling the old First Class seats as "Business Suites".
I've flown in the Malaysia Airlines A330 Business Class cabin once already this year (I reviewed it here) but there's a very good reason why I'm writing about the cabin all over again. On this flight I was seated in a different seat to the one I enjoyed last time out and it made quite a big difference to my thoughts on the cabin.
Whenever possible I like to write an introduction to the trips I take to give readers an idea of how much things cost, how I book and when I use points and when I choose to part with some cash. The point of this is to hopefully show just how doable these trips are and how, with a little bit of planning and a little bit of flexibility, these are trip that a lot of people can book. For this trip I managed to combine a truly fantastic offer from an online travel agency with some Marriott points to book myself a business class flight and three nights in one of my favorite cities in the world.
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A roundup of some of the news doing the rounds right now with a look at the latest changes within Hyatt's hotel categories, an update on British Airways' wi-fi installation, and news that we haven't seen the last of Malaysia Airlines' A380 after all.
Malaysia Airlines has three lounges in Kuala Lumpur International Airport – one in the regional terminal (main terminal) and two in the satellite terminal from where the international flights depart. The two lounges in the satellite terminal (the Business Class lounge and First Class lounge) are currently closed for renovations with a scheduled re-opening date of 22 January 2018. With that in mind, and because Kuala Lumpur is such a major transit point for travelers, I'm taking a look at 3 options oneworld flyers have when passing through
Even before this trip started I was looking forward to trying out the Malaysia Airlines A330 Business Class cabin more than the equivalent cabin on A380. While the A380 still offers a Business Class cabin that dates back quite a few years Malaysia Airlines has fitted an all new cabin to its A330 fleet and I'd been hearing good things about it.
I'd never flown with Malaysia Airlines before this flight so I was very interested to see what the airline was all about.....especially as the airline has been going through some pretty tough times over the past few years.
Malaysia Airlines has launched a couple of promotions for travel on its London to Kuala Lumpur route - one is a simple discounted Economy Class promotion which looks quire attractive while the other is a discount on award travel between the two cities which will probably be the most interesting of the two promotions if you have a stash of Enrich points.
A reader recently emailed me to ask whether he would earn AAdvantage Miles for a flight he's taking with Emirates that he booked as a Malaysia Airlines codeshare. I'm guessing this reader isn't the first person to ask this question so here's what you need to know.
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