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  1. In the future, if you happen to have a friend in KL, you can ask him/her to do it on your behalf. You just need to issue some letter of authorisation and provide scan copies of all the documents/boarding passes/etickets/hotel invoices etc. I did that too a few times during the time I was based in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. It helps to befriend someone who is equally obsessed with Enrich (which are plenty in this forum LOL).


    that would be a better option.. :good: :good:

  2. Surprised that FY flights are so much more expensive in MH's website. I do not expect such a huge price different of almost 4x.



    I did something like this a few years ago for my KLM flights. I went directly to Enrich office (then still at MAS Building Jalan Sultan Ismail), the miles was keyed in on the spot and available immediately.


    Anything which relates to Enrich matters, I would strongly suggest everyone to go to their office in KL Sentral directly with all the supporting documents as other means of communication have proven to be extremely slow and disappointing in the end.


    since im no where near to KL, i need to ring them up then..hopefully will not have to "sila tunggu sebentar" like forever..

  3. Virgin Blue may have started as an LCC but they have since evolved from that to something they called "New World Carrier".


    As noted on Wikipedia:


    "After several years operating as a low-cost carrier it improved its services to become a so-called (self-described) "new world carrier" - essentially a business model with aspects of the "no frills" approach of low-cost carriers but offering services more in line with full-service airlines[3] - in order to compete more effectively with Qantas in the business travel market."


    As noted by Kenneth Chong, VB's airfare is a lot more expensive when it comes to comparison with Tiger Airways and Jetstar in the local Australian market. VB's fare is closer to QF's fare level.


    is FY also using the new world carrier business model??

  4. 2 free tickets to be given away..


    PETALING JAYA: Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson will have his legs shaved in public for at least 400,000 (RM1.97mil) before he takes on the role of an AirAsia stewardess on a charity flight from London on May 1.


    The charity auction will see the successful bidder shave the billionaire's legs in Standsted before the flight leaves for Kuala Lumpur.


    Branson also has to don AirAsia's striking red stewardess outfit after losing a Formula One bet to AirAsia group chief executive officer and Team Lotus (previously called Lotus Racing) principal Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes.


    However, he would be allowed to keep his facial hair.

    Fernandes and Branson in Kuala Lumpur recently


    “As an AirAsia flight attendant, Richard would have to comply with our grooming standards, and that includes shaving his legs,” Fernandes said yesterday.


    “Richard and I thought we could have a bit of fun, engage with our guests and raise more money for charity, if we opened up the opportunity to the highest bidder. It's the first time we have both agreed on anything so that in itself is worth the price of the opening bid,” he said.

    Fernandes also twitted that he would be giving away two free tickets on the flight, details of which will be announced later.

    Branson, who owns the Virgin Racing team and fellow budget airline owner Fernandes had wagered a friendly bet at the start of their inaugural Formula One season last year.


    However, Branson (pic) lost the bet and had to don a stewardess outfit and serve on an AirAsia flight after his team came in last (12th) in the overall team rankings. Lotus Racing came in 10th.


    Bidders must have a confirmed ticket for the charity flight or the cocktail charity evening, which would be held in Putrajaya on May 2.


    Guests on board the charity flight would be entertained by performances that include a live band, magic show and a stand-up comedy.


    Log on to www.airasiago.com for more information.


    source :http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/4/19/nation/8510497&sec=nation

  5. What You Don’t Want to Know


    “I’m constantly under pressure to carry less fuel than I’m comfortable with. Airlines are always looking at the bottom line, and you burn fuel carrying fuel. Sometimes if you carry just enough fuel and you hit thunderstorms or delays, then suddenly you’re running out of gas and you have to go to an alternate airport.” -Captain at a major airline


    “Sometimes the airline won’t give us lunch breaks or even time to eat. We have to delay flights just so we can get food.” -First officer on a regional carrier


    “We tell passengers what they need to know. We don’t tell them things that are going to scare the pants off them. So you’ll never hear me say, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, we just had an engine failure,’ even if that’s true.” -Jim Tilmon, retired American Airlines pilot, Phoenix


    “The Department of Transportation has put such an emphasis on on-time performance that we pretty much aren’t allowed to delay a flight anymore, even if there are 20 people on a connecting flight that’s coming in just a little late.” -Commercial pilot, Charlotte, North Carolina




    “The truth is, we’re exhausted. Our work rules allow us to be on duty 16 hours without a break. That’s many more hours than a truck driver. And unlike a truck driver, who can pull over at the next rest stop, we can’t pull over at the next cloud.” -Captain at a major airline


    What We Want You to Know


    “Some FAA rules don’t make sense to us either. Like the fact that when we’re at 39,000 feet going 400 miles an hour, in a plane that could hit turbulence at any minute, [flight attendants] can walk around and serve hot coffee and Chateaubriand. But when we’re on the ground on a flat piece of asphalt going five to ten miles an hour, they’ve got to be buckled in like they’re at NASCAR.” -Jack Stephan, US Airways captain based in Annapolis, Maryland, who has been flying since 1984


    “The two worst airports for us: Reagan National in Washington, D.C., and John Wayne in Orange County, California. You’re flying by the seat of your pants trying to get in and out of those airports. John Wayne is especially bad because the rich folks who live near the airport don’t like jet noise, so they have this noise abatement procedure where you basically have to turn the plane into a ballistic missile as soon as you’re airborne.” -Pilot, South Carolina


    “At some airports with really short runways, you’re not going to have a smooth landing no matter how good we are: John Wayne Airport; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Chicago Midway; and Reagan National.” -Joe D’Eon, a pilot at a major airline who produces a podcast at flywithjoe.com


    “I may be in uniform, but that doesn’t mean I’m the best person to ask for directions in the airport. We’re in so many airports that we usually have no idea.” -Pilot for a regional carrier, Charlotte, North Carolina


    “This happens all the time: We’ll be in Pittsburgh going to Philly, and there will be a weather delay. The weather in Pittsburgh is beautiful. Then I’ll hear passengers saying, ‘You know, I just called my friend in Philly, and it’s beautiful there too,’ like there’s some kind of conspiracy or something. But in the airspace between Pittsburgh and Philly there’s a huge thunderstorm.” -Jack Stephan


    “You may go to an airline website and buy a ticket, pull up to its desk at the curb, and get onto an airplane that has a similar name painted on it, but half the time, you’re really on a regional airline. The regionals aren’t held to the same safety standards as the majors: Their pilots aren’t required to have as much training and experience, and the public doesn’t know that.” -Captain at a major airline


    “Most of the time, how you land is a good indicator of a pilot’s skill. So if you want to say something nice to a pilot as you’re getting off the plane, say ‘Nice landing.’ We do appreciate that.” -Joe D’Eon


    “No, it’s not your imagination: Airlines really have adjusted their flight arrival times so they can have a better record of on-time arrivals. So they might say a flight takes two hours when it really takes an hour and 45 minutes.” -AirTran Airways captain, Atlanta


    source :http://www.rd.com/13-things/50-secrets-your-pilot-wont-tell-you/

  6. Blind Pilots Joke


    Two men dressed in pilots’ uniforms walk up the aisle of the aircraft. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane.


    Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some kind of a sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.


    The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people sitting in the window seats realize they’re headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport property. Just as it begins to look as though the plane will plow straight into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin.


    At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines and books, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.


    Meanwhile, in the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and

    says, ‘You know, Bob, one of these days, they’re gonna scream too late and we’re all gonna die’ !!

  7. though i cant proceed the queries in the software, im pretty amazed with its function..gave me idea for my final year project

    since I just want to play and experiment the software, i dont think the minimum contribution would be worth..


    dont KVS have trial version??

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