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MAB Rebranding First Class to "Business Suite"


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#1 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:44 PM

Probably the first of its kind in the world - a J+.



#2 Mushrif A

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

Nope.

China Eastern did it first with its A350.

And of course, there is also BAs F is one of the worlds best biz class.

#3 Craig

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:59 AM

More info? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Are they still selling it as F/A or is it just restricted to certain markets like ICN/SYD?



#4 kandiah k

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:00 AM

Is QR's Q Suite in that category too?

#5 djsflynn

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:36 PM

Official launch on Wed Dec 12, but all the details now at https://www.ausbt.co...business-suites



#6 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

Should have done this in 2013!



#7 Chris Tan

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

Is QR's Q Suite in that category too?

Not quite. QSuite is just a very good J product, not a different class in itself.

#8 djsflynn

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:42 AM

Just an update to this: MH has corrected its info on lounge access, the exec I interviewed for the article emailed me overnight to say that she was wrong about partner lounge access – from December 12, Business Suites passengers will not have access to Oneworld partner first class lounges (eg QF SYD), only to the MH First Class lounges (which are losing the First Class brand and being renamed as Platinum lounges).



#9 KK Lee

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:15 PM

J+ will no doubt allow those glc and corporate entitled to travel in j class to book, increase in revenue. However, only a350 and limited routes has this option; how much marketing resources mh should pour in is tricky.

This mh j+ is basically on par with qr qsuite, which imply mh j class is in inferior class. Mean mh ticket price on j class may need to be cheaper to be competitive.

Edited by KK Lee, 09 December 2018 - 12:19 PM.


#10 Din Hilmi

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:37 PM

should have rename it back as golden club class.  :db:



#11 Walter Sim

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

Good call! MH F feels like J with caviar 😂. Even more so on the A350

#12 jani

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:49 AM

Essentially this means there is no demand for First.

 

They should have known this already when F didn't sell in the A380s, so why did they put it in the A350s?

 

Love the airline to bits but the continuous disappointment is just a bit too much...



#13 Johan Z

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:27 PM

Essentially this means there is no demand for First.

 

They should have known this already when F didn't sell in the A380s, so why did they put it in the A350s?

 

Love the airline to bits but the continuous disappointment is just a bit too much...

 

Just remember, it was under previous government that they decided on having a First Class on A350 primarily to cater for government officials. I wonder if this re-branding has to do with the changes of PH government travel policy.



#14 Craig

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:59 PM

This mh j+ is basically on par with qr qsuite, which imply mh j class is in inferior class. Mean mh ticket price on j class may need to be cheaper to be competitive.

 

MH Business Suites (BS) is not on par with QR QSuites. QSuites doesn't allow you access to their own al-Safwa lounge and neither do you get more mileage. You could be booked in R or J but it's still QSuites. You need to be booked in FAP for MH BS.

 

So how much cheaper do you think MH J should be? Same price point as SV J?

 

MH J is still better than a lot of carriers - LH/LX/BA comes to mind.



#15 Mushrif A

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 03:59 PM

 
MH Business Suites (BS) is not on par with QR QSuites. QSuites doesn't allow you access to their own al-Safwa lounge and neither do you get more mileage. You could be booked in R or J but it's still QSuites. You need to be booked in FAP for MH BS.
 
So how much cheaper do you think MH J should be? Same price point as SV J?
 
MH J is still better than a lot of carriers - LH/LX/BA comes to mind.



Also, the MH BS on the 350s have more room than the QR Qsuites.

I think the MH BS can be one of the best business class out there. Just like BAs F!

#16 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

Also, the MH BS on the 350s have more room than the QR Qsuites.

I think the MH BS can be one of the best business class out there. Just like BAs F!

 

When I read MH BS - something else comes to mind ...  :lol:  :lol:



#17 Mushrif A

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:14 PM

 
When I read MH BS - something else comes to mind ...  :lol:  :lol:


Balance Sheet, perhaps?

#18 jani

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

 

Just remember, it was under previous government that they decided on having a First Class on A350 primarily to cater for government officials. I wonder if this re-branding has to do with the changes of PH government travel policy.

 

I really have my doubts with statements as these. Any way you can substantiate this claim? Or did I miss it being reported somewhere?



#19 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:19 PM

MH official statement on the BS: https://www.malaysia...ite-launch.html

 

It states that from 12 Dec, the BS is available, but I tried to do a dummy booking for a flight to London in January, I still see First Flex pricing being offered. And I wonder how would those who have purchased first class tickets would have felt. 

Anyway, hope that all goes well.



#20 KK Lee

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

 

I really have my doubts with statements as these. Any way you can substantiate this claim? Or did I miss it being reported somewhere?

 

 

Just remember, it was under previous government that they decided on having a First Class on A350 primarily to cater for government officials. I wonder if this re-branding has to do with the changes of PH government travel policy.

 

London is a popular destination for our royalty, ministers (in previous administration, not sure of current) and chairman of glc. MH F was basically to serve these vvip.






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