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Sanjay Thaker

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  1. LND is definitely still without IFE installed. The probable reason why its been spotted doing TRV and TRZ lately is that unlike LNC, LND is an EDTO certified and equipped aircraft. Won't be surprised to see it going in for IFE installation in near future too (assuming LNC had its IFE installation done during the last ground time in SZB)
  2. Someone may possibly be right about IFE installation on LNC. The NO IFE remarks have been removed from dispatch documents for this aircraft. Now we just need a confirmation from anyone who gets onboard the aircraft.
  3. This article is quite accurate. It was a surprise how much more efficient the aircraft is. Approximately 20% less fuel burn in cruise as compared to the NG for the same payload. Even at lower levels, fuel consumption was incredibly low.
  4. For years we have heard his insights and comments (very jovial ones) here on mwings. Thanks for the good times, Uncle Pieter. Never got to meet him in person but definitely have enjoyed our encounters online.
  5. In the case of Malindo, its hardly a question of "penchant for prestige". Decisions made are usually from the group level, i.e. Lion. Malindo's job is to execute, with little room to say no or yes.
  6. News is that it will be maintained as per the current seat pitch. 32 inches generally, and 31 inches at certain rows where design requirements don't permit 32 inches.
  7. As these frames were originally destined for Lion Thai, they will feature a single class configuration for now. No news yet if a retrofit is planned in future.
  8. Dont send it to Utusan, they'll probably get excited and publish it tomorrow, and then send you a thank you note for capturing a picture for them. This page of the topic really got me rolling with laughter. Well done guys
  9. 9M-MPQ rumored to be leaving to join its new family, Eagle Express
  10. Malaysia Airlines W12 Operation Changes as of 17AUG12 by JL Update at 0515GMT 17AUG12 As per 17AUG12 GDS timetable and inventory display, new changes to planned Malaysia Airlines Winter 2012/13 International operation changes as follows. Additional changes remain possible as usual. Kuala Lumpur – Chennai eff 01SEP12 Service increases from daily to 11 weekly eff 05JAN13 (NEW) Service further increases to 14 weekly. MH180/181 will switch from A330-200 to 737-800 MH182 KUL0935 – 1045MAA 738 D MH180 KUL2220 – 2330MAA 738 D MH181 MAA0030 – 0650KUL 738 D MH183 MAA1145 – 1805KUL 738 D MH182/183 begins from 01SEP12, operates on Day x135. Service operates daily from 05JAN13 MH180/181 operates with A330-200 until 04JAN13 (MH181 till 05JAN13) Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar eff 28OCT12 MH715/716 operates with Boeing 777-200ER instead of Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka eff 28OCT12 New Airbus A330-300 operates on Mondays only, replacing 777-200ER Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou 28OCT12 – 17FEB13 Airbus A330-300 replaces -200, 1 daily eff 18FEB13 Introduction of 2nd Daily service (MH380/381). All 2 daily flights operated by Boeing 737-800 MH376 KUL0930 – 1335CAN 738 D MH380 KUL2005 – 0010+1CAN 738 D MH381 CAN0100 – 0505KUL 738 D MH377 CAN1440 – 1845KUL 738 D MH376/377 operates with A330-300 from 28OCT12 to 17FEB13 Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta eff 28OCT12Service increases from 42 to 46 weekly. Reservation for the new flight is not open at present time MH717 KUL1100 – 1200CGK 738 x357 MH716 CGK1250 – 1550KUL 738 x357 Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan eff 19FEB13 Service increases from daily to 11 weekly MH408 KUL0135 – 0620TPE 738 x146 MH366 KUL0925 – 1410TPE 738 D MH409 TPE0755 – 1245KUL 738 x146 MH367 TPE1510 – 2000KUL 738 D Kuala Lumpur – Xiamen eff 28OCT12 Service increases from 3 weekly (Day 246) to 5 weekly (Day x35), service operated by Boeing 737-800 instead of A330-200. MH390 KUL0940 – 1350XMN 738 x35 MH391 XMN1510 – 1940KUL 738 x35 Note Day 17 currently not available for reservation Kota Kinabalu – Taipei Taoyuan eff 15NOV12 Boeing 737-800 replaces -400, daily service Previously reported changes: Kuala Lumpur – Adelaide Service increases from 6 weekly to daily, new flight departs KUL on Tuesdays MH139 KUL2230 – 0815+1ADL 333 D MH136 ADL1000 – 1510KUL 333 x146 MH138 ADL1430 – 1940KUL 333 146 Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore eff 01SEP12 Service increases from daily to 10 weekly MH104 KUL0950 – 1120BLR 738 146 MH192 KUL2210 – 2340BLR 738 D MH193 BLR0045 – 0730KUL 738 D MH105 BLR1120 – 1855KUL 738 146 Kuala Lumpur – Beijing eff 01MAR13 MH370/371 and MH392/393 operates with Airbus A330-300 instead of 777-200ER. Overall service becomes 2 daily A330 flights Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong eff 31AUG12 Capacity reduction with Airbus A330-300 replaced by Boeing 737-800 on evening and morning flight. MH078 from KUL operates during evening hours instead of red-eye as MH074 MH072 KUL0915 – 1305HKG 772 D MH078 KUL1910 – 2300HKG 738 D MH079 HKG0845 – 1225KUL 738 D MH073 HKG1445 – 1825KUL 772 D Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu eff 01SEP12 NEW 3 weekly service MH170 KUL0855 – 1130KTM 738 246 MH171 KTM1220 – 1915KUL 738 246 Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow eff 25NOV12 MH004/001 operates with Boeing 777-200ER, replaces Boeing 747-400. See report on 19JUL12 MH004 KUL1045 – 1615LHR 772 D MH002 KUL2355 – 0525+1LHR 380 D MH003 LHR1050 – 0710+1KUL 380 D MH001 LHR2200 – 1820+1KUL 772 D Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai eff 01SEP12 Service increases from daily to 10 weekly MH174 KUL0920 – 1145BOM 738 357 MH194 KUL2010 – 2245BOM 772 D MH175 BOM1240 – 2020KUL 738 357 MH195 BOM2355 – 0730+1KUL 772 D Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai Service increases from 6 weekly to daily, new flight departs KUL on Mondays. Airbus A330-300 replaces Boeing 777-200ER MH052 KUL2350 – 0650+1KIX 333 D MH053 KIX1100 – 1705KUL 333 D Kuala Lumpur – Sydney Operational aircraft changes MH123/122 See Airbus A380 operation below MH141/140 Airbus A330-300 replaces Boeing 777-200ER from 07MAR13 MH141 KUL0900 – 2015SYD 333 D MH123 KUL2250 – 0945+1SYD 380 D MH122 SYD1540 – 2050KUL 380 D MH140 SYD2155 – 0335+1KUL 333 D Airbus A380 operation: Malaysia Airlines is to introduce Airbus A380 service on following routes starting 25NOV12 from KUL (inbound flight from 26NOV12), in addition to Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow: Kuala Lumpur – Sydney MH123/122, replaces Boeing 747-400 Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita MH088/089, replaces Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines from 01MAR13 to introduce Airbus A380 service on following route starting 01MAR13 from KUL (inbound flight from 02MAR13): Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne MH129/128, replaces Airbus A330-300 Boeing 747-400 operation: Planned last Boeing 747-400 service as follows Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow MH004 on 24NOV12, MH001 on 24NOV12 Kuala Lumpur – Sydney MH123 on 24NOV12, MH122 on 25NOV12
  11. 220 pax on their HKG bound flight seems a little low. Very well handled incident - takes a lot of effort and coordination from the team in the air and the team on the ground to make such service recoveries. Incidents cant be avoided sometimes, its how you handle them that makes all the difference to your customers
  12. wow, it bothers some people that much when even we MH pilots ourselves put our hands out to congratulate and wish the flight crew all the best on their inaugural journey without thinking if they're Malays, Chinese or Indians.. all we know is that they're MH pilots and frankly, thats all that matters to us.
  13. Saw them operating their A330 today into BKK while we were on the way out, and then saw them again arriving into KUL from BKK a couple of hours later. Not sure if its a temporary change of equipment
  14. As of last sunday MH 1456 to LGK. Thats FFD
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