Flight Review: Malaysia Airlines 737 Business Class KUL – BKK


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In August, I took a short flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok on Malaysia Airlines. As this is a short regional flight, the plane used was a Boeing 737-800.

For this flight, there were four rows of business class seats arranged in a 2-2 setting. I was seated in 3A, which is the window seat on the left side, on the third row. The seat was a large oversized leather seat measuring 21 inches wide, with a pitch of 41 inches. Unfortunately, despite the large seat, the TV monitor in front of me was tiny and not in HD.

Waiting for me on the seats was a large pillow and blanket. After boarding and waiting for the plane to be fully boarded, I was served a glass of water and a hot towel. The flight stewardesses also gave out the headphones which were wrapped.

Malaysia Airlines do not serve alcohol on short flights anymore, so it was either water or juice. Soon, the plane was fully boarded, and we took off on time.

After reaching cruising altitude, we were given the dinner menu. The business class menu had a beautiful cover, and the food choices looked promising. I ordered Hainanese chicken rice for my main and a Diet Coke to go along with it. The dish also came with a small salad as well as a brownie for dessert.

I must say that the chicken rice was not really up to par, nor was it anywhere near an authentic one. I didn’t eat much of it as a result, as I already had some food in the Malaysia Airlines lounge before this. I continued watching a TV series after that until we landed. Luckily, the flight lasted just about 2 hours.

I landed in Bangkok shortly after 7:00 pm. Overall, the flight was OK and was adequate for the short trip.

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