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  1. Let's see where the money goes. New artwork for the lounge or some improvement on board/ground? Or new planes?
  2. How do the plan to crew this? Is there only 1 set of crew for all 6 legs? That seems....very long!
  3. Was it only RM600? Because I recall even Y tickets were around Rm300-400 and SGD 200-300 the other way.
  4. MH will soon be a virtual airline. Just selling its code on other airlines' metal 😬 Just like how JetBlue "flies" into KL and Bali. All nice but with 3 weekly flights and rather odd arrival/departure time (i.e. long layovers), I am not sure passengers are that keen to take KU-MH combo. MH's 359 shares almost the same total capacity as the 333, just that the 359 is more premium heavy. Pakistan Airlines and MH also signed a SPA - again, nice but rather odd flight schedule. I guess every bit helps.
  5. Any particular reason LCCs aren't given the green light till much later?
  6. The F lounge is quiet as it is for most part of the day. It pretty much only gets slightly busy (other than the dining room) past 6PM. I don't know if there are a lot of emeralds flying on regional MH flights (those G/H gates). I'd rather them renovate the current regional and satellite lounge instead (nothing wrong with the current lounge right now but if they have the money to throw around 🤣).
  7. Qatar Airways will increase its cargo capacity to PEN according to aeroroutes. QR 840/841 will operate 4 times a week using 77W/77L. I wonder if they are short on crew to do this flight with pax.
  8. You have an amazing memory. I remember that's how the KUL-SIN shuttle worked for the most part. Except I also remember flying SQ's A310 and I think it was MH A300s at that time. SQ even flew their 747 (Big and Megatops) along with their 343 into KUL back then. The best part is if you ever flew their "First" class service back then, you are eligible to use the first class lounge and they also serve Dom/Krug on that short 30 minutes flight.
  9. Nope. I don't believe AKL is premium heavy. MH's 359/333 has approximately the same number of total seats but I can see why they are sending the 359s to NRT/HND (but NH/JL aren't exactly sending their premium heavy aircraft here either). The current 359s are probably too premium heavy for destinations like AMS too if they reopen it. Which makes me wonder if MH plans to have 2 different configurations for the 330NEO - one slightly more premium heavy frames for destinations like TYO/MEL/SYD and one slightly less premium version for AKL/PKX etc. for destinations where the 359 range are not required. Thank you. I think MH needs more capacity to LHR, not less.
  10. I remember they have slightly different configurations for different A332s - but yeah, Y seats on the 332s aren't great. Those pax whose plane got swapped to 359/333 got lucky.
  11. I've been looking around but I still can't find an official release that MH firmed up its 339 orders 😅 Or was it just done under the radar? With the additional ~850 nm (1,584 km) range, will this be sufficient for AKL (as in operate with full cargo and pax capacity)?
  12. Thank you for the info. I am surprised they can do so many 737 routes from PEN with only a handful of 737s. No idea who flies it. I'd assume it's Cargolux + maybe MASKargo and QR cargo. It's FTK, so I assume the distance matter a lot more in this case compared to freight from say India/Vietnam/Singapore. Full report here (on page 19). US remained at the #1 spot as a country for both inbound and outbound and I assume Cargolux plus other East Asian carriers (and maybe SQ) are ones ferrying US cargo. I maybe wrong so feel free to correct me.
  13. Interesting. Thank you for the valuable info again. Does MH face the same problem on MH 124/125 (KUL-PER daytime flight on 738)? The distance is even greater than DEL although PER is more of a north-south route compared to DEL. I'd imagine there's quite a bit of cargo from both DEL and PER. With only 25 firm 737-8, am I right that MH will retain some of its 738-NG for regional (<3 hours) operations? And they leave the 737-8 for slightly longer flights and hopefully a better cabin interior? I can't imagine people paying for Safran Z500 from PER to say DEL/BOM. That's a good 9-10 hours in the air plus a redeye either way.
  14. To be fair, Vietnam has more ties with US (especially family) than we do. All Americans have to learn about Vietnam and there are a lot of Vietnamese immigrants living in US (you can even find them in small town USA opening a pho shop). But more importantly, Vietnam flies to more destinations in Europe than MH do! They even fly to Frankfurt and they don't have beyond connections there nor there's a huge Vietnamese population around Frankfurt. VN can make FRA work (can't tell if its profitable of course) but MH doesn't even have a plan to return to AMS/CDG/FRA. FRA-KUL is the largest inbound (13.1% market share) and outbound (10.9% market share) O&D FTK (freight tons kilometers) air cargo for Q3 2022 but yet neither MH/LH cargo nor passenger service operate that route. MH is only getting the 7M8 yeah? Or are they getting the max-10 too? It was 25 7M8 firm orders plus a handful of options?
  15. Thank you for all your valuable info as usual. Correct me if I am wrong, does MH and FY share the same refurbished cabin in Y other than the seat colour? (i.e. same seat from 1 manufacturer). If AK has issues with the 320NEO, wouldn't MH face the same problem? I was under the impression (correct me if I am wrong again) that the 320NEO and 737 MAX 8 are almost similar? The reconfigured 737 has 12 J seats and IIRC, India (BOM, DEL) has relatively high demand for J pax - will this be a problem for MH or are they planning to have 2 configurations for both 339 and 7M8? And I never thought CBR will ever see the light of day 😅 I flew to/from AU recently on MH and I noticed that most pax are to/from London and India with a few around Malaysia/SE Asia. But it is very odd that the daily SYD/MEL-KUL afternoon flight (MH122/148) doesn't connect to the daily evening DEL and MH148 doesn't connect to MH194 (KUL-BOM).
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