Review: Malaysia Airlines Economy Class B777-200 DPS to KUL

On this trip, I needed to fly from DPS to PEN. I had a number of different options, but I ended up choosing to fly Malaysia Airlines through KUL. I’d flown MH before in business class, but this was my first time flying them in economy class.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200

Boarding started only 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time, but that may have been because it was such a light load. For some reason, I was assigned a seat essentially at the very back of the plane, but I didn’t complain because I essentially had a couple of rows to myself at the back of the plane.

Business class seats

Business class seats

Economy class

Economy class

There are two large economy class sections, and I enjoyed the bright colors of the seats. The seats are generally in a 2-5-2 seating configuration, and the seats are fined for a <3 hour flight. There are personal IFE screens at each seat, and there are individual air nozzles! The side seats in row 29 have unlimited leg room because of the emergency exits. At row 39, it switches to a 2-4-2 seating configuration, but the center seats in that row have immovable armrests.

View from the back

View from the back

Economy class seats

Economy class seats

The IFE screen quality wasn’t great, but at least there was personal IFE. It took me a long time to figure out that in addition to looped movies, there was also some on-demand content.

Seat-back IFE

Seat-back IFE

IFE controller

IFE controller

Prayer

Journey prayer before the flight

Even though the flight had a super light load (there were maybe 20 seats taken in the section of economy that I saw), there were tons of people who had ordered special meals (myself included), and the flight attendant brought out multiple trays of special meals. I ordered an AVML for this flight, and it had lentils, rice, and paneer. The lentils were quite delicious (the paneer not so much), and I would definitely order this special meal again. The lentils were really good for airplane food. The flight attendant serving me drinks did address me by name several times, and I wasn’t sure if this was due to my oneworld status or just because there were so few passengers.

VGML

VGML

Overall, I’m a big fan of Malaysia Airlines, and I’m still sad that they’ve had so many bad things happen to them. There’s no reason to avoid flying this airline, and I’ve only had positive experiences with them.

3 thoughts on “Review: Malaysia Airlines Economy Class B777-200 DPS to KUL

    1. Edward Post author

      Mostly because I have oneworld emerald status so going with Malaysia Airlines made the most sense to me. It was only marginally more expensive to fly MH, but that meant that I would get lounge access during my layover and free checked bags.

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    2. Kristine Fernandes

      DONT fly MA! So terrible! Delayed flights. Cheap food and wrecked luggage! Our first time in 9 years to choose this airline cause we heard that they are trying to revamp customer service after their bad lucks but OMG we wasted money. . Fyi : if you have a connecting flight throughKuala Lumpur and your flight is delayed, you won’t get your luggage on time. You will have to wait and come back to the airport again! They promised to call us to fix our bags, one with broken wheels and the other with broken lock. No call Up to now. It has been a week. Choose Singapore airlines! A few more bucks but just think you pay for your valuable time without stress and headache!

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