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Flying one week after MH370

I flew last night over Malaysia and the Straits of Malacca. Was a bit spooky flying one week later at about the same time of the morning as the missing plane. Colleagues at work questioned how I felt flying the same time in the same sort of plane. My 777 experienced a few bumps so the captain left the seat belt sign on for quite a while. I landed safely in Bangkok at 1240am local time (140am Malaysian time). This is just after time the plane’s last voice transmission. But I landed. For the families of the…

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MH370 Passenger & Crew information [updated]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members. The passengers were of 15 (originally reported as 14) different nationalities: 1. China – 152 plus 1 infant (Chinese media report that the passengers included 24 Chinese artists on their way back from an art exhibition in Malaysia) 2. Malaysia – 38 3. Indonesia – 7 (originally reported as 12) 4. Australia – 7 (four were on a trade mission to China) 5. India – 5 6. France – 3 7.…

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Malaysian Airlines Missing Plane [updated]

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control. This flight was Malaysian Airlines  MH370. It was a code share with China Southern Airlines. The plane is said to have been carrying 239 – 227 passengers of 13 different nationalities and 12 crew members. 160 of the passengers were Chinese nationals according to China’s Xinhua State News Agency. The 777’s serial number is 28420 / 404 and its registration is: 9M-MRO. It was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on 31st May, 2002. Apparently it was involved in an incident at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on 9th August, 2012, when the tip…

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Trip report: Malaysia “five star”

Of the 5000+ air carriers on the world, There are only six five star airlines: ANA All Nippon Airways Asiana Airlines Cathay Pacific Malaysia Airlines Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines What makes a five star airline? According to Skytrax: The 5-Star Airline rating recognizes airlines at the forefront of product innovation, that set quality benchmarks and trends that are often followed by other carriers. The Airline Rating systems assess the standard of an airline’s Product and Service Delivery Quality, using more than 800 assessment categories, applied across both the Onboard and Airport environments. My experiences with…

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