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Timothy

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    Saturday, May 17th:
    11:00 Gates Open
    11:00 Training MASTERs 1
    12:00 Training MASTERs 2
    13:30 CHALLENGER CUP
    14:40 Winner Ceremony
    15:00 Qualifying MASTERs
    Sunday, May 18th:
    13:00 Gates Open
    TBC Opening Show
    15:45 RBAR MASTERs - Top 12
    16:45 RBAR MASTERs - Super 8
    17:15 RBAR MASTERs - Final 4
    17:45 Winner Ceremony

     

     

    Got tickets to watch Saturday's show :)

     

    Anyone knows what are the 1100-1300 Training Masters ? Not planning to spend the whole day at Putrajaya so want to plan the journey carefully


  2. odd question but where do presidents put up on visits like this, luxury hotels?

     

     

    POTUS does not just occupy a room or suite. They would occupy the whole block and the secret service makes sure that there are no threats from neighbouring buildings too.

     

    I'm surprised they don't go for American chains like Hilton or Best Western.

     

    If POTUS is in Europe, its typically Hilton all the way


  3. Try retroclaiming FY flights.3 months ago, I tried retroclaiming > 10 flights online, all at once. None registered yet. None of the flights were registered although had Enrich number during booking and check in. Simply a waste of time and effort. Just gave up retroclaiming for FY , and enjoy the flight.

     

    Have to do it over the phone, tedious but so far the only way that works for me apart from stopping by KL Sentral.

     

    Ridiculous that this cannot be done at MH offices in airports over Malaysia ! Or for them to have an online system which works.


  4. What I did in those circumstances was hang up and call back again until I got an operator who was actually updated with enrich's rules!

     

    Tried everytime I claim my miles every 3 months via phone. Also brought it up at the KL Sentral Desk.

     

    No joy, same answer that redemption tickets (upgrade or full) are not eligible for miles/sectors. Have you managed to make a claim before ?


  5. You will still earn points based on the Y class

     

     

     

    Based on experience, you usually need to submit a missing miles claim for this though with your e-ticket number and your Y e-ticket/booking attached. My miles have never been credited automatically before whenever I upgrade with miles.

     

    Did this 3 seperate times for Hanoi, London and Paris. Even by submitting the missing miles claim, Enrich staff were adamant no miles or sectors could be credited for the Econ fare I paid as I used miles to upgrade.


  6. Malaysia Failing to Manage Crisis Exposes Leadership Limit

     

    ........“There are big issues -- transparency, information sharing, questions associated with security,” said Bridget Welsh, a political science professor at Singapore Management University. “They are not in control of the discussion and the problem is they’re not instilling confidence. Everyone wants to give them the benefit of the doubt but this is a crisis of credibility for the administration.”

     

    More at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-11/malaysia-failing-to-manage-plane-crisis-exposes-leadership-limit.html

     

    No sympathies for them there. As I've voiced out on Monday, the overall impression/attitude given is that Malaysia is not voicing herself professionally. Huge boo to the media as well, national papers giving airtime to "bomoh" ??!

     

    This is not criticism towards the SAR team, whose efforts are nothing short of world class.

     

    Nearly 12 hours since last statement from MH, which apart from timing really needs to hire a better writer. What would you feel reading this without knowing the background : (http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/mh370-copilot-shown-smoking-bringing-women-in-to-cockpit/story-fnizu68q-1226852101179)

     

    QReMYa8.jpg

     

    No mention about the captain in the photos either which I would be more worried about on my next flight !


  7. Just noticed MH has changed KUL - PEK flight # to MH360.

     

    More explanation from Malaysian authorities would go a long way in generating goodwill. Not necessary to release information as it comes in, but at least elaborate on why there are also searching Straits of Melaka (did Radar nearby pick something up to warrant this?) Area of Search for each vessel, if any searches are ongoing after dark etc etc

     

    Even MH has not updated their "Update" page in 18 hours. Radio this morning still reading yesterdays news (quoting 24hours since missing, singapore joined search THIS morning ??!)


  8. Personally, I do not think that London will ever be a victim to network trimming ... it just is too important a route to be on the chopping block.

     

    I have travelled a few times on the KUL-LHR-KUL routes on board the B744s and A380s ... and the loads each time was pretty impressive. MAS still offers a far superior value proposition than many other carriers between Europe/London and Asia.

     

    KC Sim

     

    Agree on the yields, but value would have to go to Emirates, Thai, Bruneian, Qatar, Etihad.


  9. My 2cents :

     

    1. Offer the domestic market to AirAsia for a nice sum, in exchange for their international routes out of KUL.

    Rationale : AK domestic fares are catching up with MH , while MH international fares are dropping to meet AirAsia X. May as well play to your strengths. Also this wouldn't affect AirAsia JV's to operate within other countries given immediate connectivity to emerging markets.

     

    2. Rural Air Service (Borneo) to introduce amphibious aircraft.

    Rationale : Smaller aircraft for flexible schedules. Low cost & low impact compared to building an airstrip to connect every rural community.

     

    3. Re-Invent the market.

    Rationale : Strip out first class services and replace with "NetJets/VistaJets" copy ? With Malaysian companies now looking abroad for opportunities, jet charter could be the next thing for ASEAN. OneWorld links will still be there for anyone who prefers a traditional first class experience.

     

    4. Singapore

    Rationale : Plenty of shared history between SQ & MH. This could be the "Qantas and Emirates" story for us. Synergies with Point 3 above, and positions KLIA as a domestic/regional airport while Changi becomes the Europe/America/NZ gateway for Malaysians.


  10. The followings were pax load on MH4 for last 1 week. So I just wonder where Dr Frazier got his figure from.

    Even on 12 Feb it was 157 pax

    7 Feb - 247

    8 Feb - 368

    9 Feb - 401

    10 Feb - 346

    11 Feb - 249

    12 Feb - 157

    Today 13 Feb - 308

     

    Probably just abit of hyperbole :) 157 spread across the A380 is still pretty thin I'd say, just 20+ more than the entire upper deck seating (C & Y)


  11. Looking into this as I've never been to a RedBull event let alone an air-race !

     

    Tickets are split into Prelim (Saturday), Final (Sunday) or Weekend (Both days). Anybody has hints on which is best to go to for spotting ?

     

    Also it shows the race as ending @ 3am on Monday morning ! Is this when the actual racing ends or is it just an after party ?

     

    Official Link here : http://www.redbullairrace.com/en_US/event/putrajaya


  12. I know that this has been a common complain in this forum but what is the most effective way to claim retro miles. I have used the Enrich website and also submitted emails to them 3 times but to no avail. I do not normally trave down to Sentral (out of the way for me). Is there an office in KLIA for this? Any advise guys?

     

    Drop them a call, 1300883000 . I did it last week and miles were credited within 5 minutes !

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