New Malaysia Airlines Business Class! – Airbus A350 XWB – Sydney to Kuala Lumpur (MH122)

New Malaysia Airlines Business Class! – Airbus A350 XWB – Sydney to Kuala Lumpur (MH122)

Hello, my name is Paul Stewart and after accidentally deleting the introduction to this video, I’m filming us again at Sydney International Airport… Where I am about to fly to Kuala lumper with Malaysia Airlines in their new business class product. Now a month before the flight the aircraft was upgraded to the new Airbus A350 XWB, which is much newer and more comfortable and has cool looking wingtips How cool do they look? They are objectively awesome looking, anyway more footage out of the window later Let’s return to the start of this eight hour journey to Malaysia I actually managed to capture my aircraft landing into what was a rather drab Sydney day Once in the terminal I checked in and headed for the Express pass through customs It’s hard to find and it’s right next to the Qantas check-in desk. So it might be easier just to look for that Once I cleared customs, I headed to the Qantas business lounge Although it was totally packed and they were in the process of clearing the breakfast options. So it wasn’t in the great state. Instead I headed off to watch some planes including my own aircraft once again Now that Qantas are retiring the 747 in the next two years, I take every opportunity to film them I think this one was heading up to San Francisco Eventually it was time to board. There are two business cabins with my seat, 5k, in the forward one. The seats are in an interesting layout, which I’ll attempt to explain On my side of the aircraft the seats alternate between double seats and singles called ‘Thrones’ The middle seats are all doubles and ideal for couples and the other side, or the A side, are all singles and ideal for single travelers In my opinion the throne seats are the pick of the bunch due to the ledges which are handy if you fly with as much junk as I do, yet they’re still quite private Just be aware that the leg recesses are quiet tight if you’re trying to sleep. The bulkhead seats and all of the doubles have more legroom A fruit juice or water was offered, followed by champagne and a cold towel. Now let’s go through this throne seat in more detail, I’ll briefly mention the touchscreen Although I’ll talk about the in-flight entertainment after we take off As you can see, it’s quite a good design with heaps of storage space I particularly like the closed cubby holes as I know my staff won’t be thrown around in the case of severe turbulence There’s also a mirror, so I can look at myself if I want to, and I don’t, and a spot perfectly sized for my phone Comment below if you can identify the aircraft and the airline on my wallpaper There’s heaps of seat adjustments including a massage feature, a reading light and below that, a spot for a water bottle There’s a remote, if you don’t want to use a touchscreen, and next to that are single touch buttons for your seat adjustments Now swapping over to the other side is a rather massive ledge and a storage spot which is much bigger than it looks. I’ll surprise you later when I manage to fit in my rather large and unfortunate looking backpack and I finish off with a leg room which is perfectly fine when you’re sitting up, although when the seat is converted flat it’s quite tight down there near your toes. Here’s everything I forgot to film in that single scene. The fold-out table It really does provide for a perfect work desk if you’re traveling in business, to do business! And there’s power plugs including a universal socket and a USB port for smaller devices Another great feature that some airlines seem to be removing is the overhead air bits I usually find cabins a little too hot and really appreciate the steady stream of air Now here’s the amenity kit, which I’ll be giving away to a subscriber with details of that later in the video It was a perfectly good kit although no pajamas were offered And now for some rather smooth camera work as I make my $20 Kmart backpack disappear into the storage space I I might also mentioned my Instagram and Facebook pages, which are a great source of aviation geekness Please like and follow me because, being a millennial, my entire self-esteem is built upon likes from people I’ve never met! (captain’s greeting) That particular whale was heading off to Dallas and we were off to KL I’ll stop talking so you can enjoy the Rolls-Royce Trent XWBs explode fuel into… ah … my happiness So enough of the views out of the window Although there’s more coming as I honestly got some of the best views out of an aircraft ever during this flight The meal service began with some nuts and a top-up of the champagne, following that with Malaysia Airlines famous, satay Which tasted fantastic. There’s an option of beef, chicken or both and I was incredibly fortunate enough to have got a double serving Coming up is the rest of the meal service including views out of the window and I’ll include the menus at the end of the video The view as we were flying over the Australian outback was pretty impressive, and I celebrated that view I had some more dessert one Malaysian airlines have two bathrooms for business passengers and they are located between both business cabins Unsurprisingly in an aircraft that was only a few months old, they both felt very clean and fresh After visiting the loo, it was time to settle down and watch a movie. The actual hardware is quite impressive with the touchscreen responding well to, well touch, and It scrolled through the menus quickly. The flight map was pretty cool Although I do wonder if they were saving cost by not painting the aircraft Otherwise, it’s always a cool view especially as I like to try and identify what I’m flying over. The biggest problem though was the minimal content. I honestly struggled to find much to watch. Another interesting feature was how the TV programs are all censored so during scenes of Dramatic verbal interpersonal conflict, it will just go silent with people seemingly mouthing insults at each other Anyway, I reclined the seat and did some work on my laptop Now there are a number of dine anytime options so a few hours later I had some noodles and coffee It was around this time that the Sun started to set and there were some amazing views out of the windows Coming up are a number of different views from different seats and some soppy music After that I was in a relaxed mood and figured I’d have a nap. Of course the seats fold completely flat After an hour or two of shut-eye, it was time to prepare for landing So I had a quick drink of orange juice and mineral water Following that, a warm towel was bought around to clean up my face and the amazing view continued outside One major complaint was the fact that their headphones were collected 30 minutes before landing I’m assuming they’re worried about them being stolen, but it’s quite annoying as I’d finally found something I wanted to watch. Instead I was stuck with just my thoughts, which was quite boring Anywho as always I’m giving away the amenity kit to a subscriber You’ve got 30 days from when this video is published to enter and all you need to do is comment below including #MHamenitykit and you’re in the running Details of the giveaway can be found in the video description below. So to summarise the flight. Overall, it was pretty good. The seat itself is great And there’s a wide variety of seating options Depending on what you prefer. The food and drink are all fine and the crew were wonderful The only significant issue was a lack of content in the in-flight entertainment The a350 itself is a wonderful aircraft and always a joy to fly in and look out of. I believe that Malaysian are targeting the Australian market as a route through to Europe and North America and since they’re often quite cheaper than the Usual Qantas, Cathay and Emirates, I think they’re a great option That’s about it for me. If you enjoyed the video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more similar videos Check out my review of Cathay and China Airlines A350 business class products as well as the Malaysian A 350 first-class product from KL through to London And don’t forget to enter in the amenity kit giveaway. Thanks for watching. See you another time. And coming up, are the menus

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this trip. Alas, MH don't fly this airframe from MEL. Thankfully I managed to score the A350 on my upcoming KUL – NRT sector.

  2. The Satay on MH are perfect when flying and they are perfectly SATAY-sfying! Great humour as usual from the funniest trip reporter, me. Jk it's you Paul. #MHamenitykit

  3. #MHamenitykit I have boarded the plane that you reviewed from icn to KUL a month's ago. but sitting in economy class haha😂

  4. I find airline headphones are of low quality – can never hear dialogue properly. But then again I have never spent on business class seat

    As a frequent flyer, why don't you invest in high quality headphones?

  5. #MHamenitykit I really like your video. Your videos satisfied my curiosity of different classes of seats in different airlines. Hope to see more video from you!

  6. i from malaysia
    another great video paul except qantas, dubai, emirates btw i love humor that ya put in the video
    and satay also my favorite(edit) 😏#MHamenitykit

  7. Great video, i'm flying the same route next week, though i chose a single seat on the other side hoping i'd be closer to the window ;/ Really looking forward to the Satay people rave about. By the sounds of it i shouldn't bother with the QANTAS lounge if it's that busy though 🙁

  8. I flew #MH89 #NRT #KUL new A350 BIZ Class earlier this year
    Partner and I never got the meals we ordered
    They seem to give whatever they want to give, plus no apologies given. Will avoid #MalaysiaAirlines
    As a side note, #KUL to #NRT we flew #JapanAirlines (💳ExpediaTH) my partner was given a first class meal because they thought he was #Japanese plus we noticed the male #Japanese passengers getting red wine top-ups without even being asked for. I really doubt if I flew Qantas I would get any Special treatment in biz class but unfortunately that's the way things work in Asia.

  9. 3:22 good wallpaper
    love your humour throughout the vid 😝😂
    You're right everything is censored in Malaysia. I was in a cinema in KL in April, they turned all the best scenes to silent..
    Great video, I really like this!

  10. Paul, following up on a comment by you; what aircraft will replace QF's 744? specifically on the Jnb – Syd sector, do you know?

  11. #MHamenitykit
    Hi Paul! I love your flights experience and for this one, it’s nothing short on honesty & humour. I believe MH is nowhere near in comparison to the Middle East airlines in terms of their business class products, however having said that the products & services in my opinion are acceptable given the price one actually have to pay for. I love their satay, definitely tasty for a flight food.

  12. Another great review. I really enjoy the music used in this video. Is very refreshing to see MH latest product offerring. I have to agree with you on the IFE and handphone. It happens on domestic flight as well. Other then that, MH is going the right way. #MHamenitykit

  13. Thanks for another informative, interesting, amazing video from yourself Paul. Wonderful commentary and the trip to Kuala Lumpur would have been amazing, especially with those fantastic business class seats. Thanks again for the fantastic commentary and video Paul. 🙂

  14. Great video. Thank you for choosing our national airlines. Regarding earphone, i think you can use it by not returning to them until landing. 😄

  15. #Amenity kit.
    Brillant vlog Paul.The scenary was spectacular.
    I like the look of the A350 pointy end true comfort at its best.Such a shame MH only use a 737 from Perth to KL with a sardine business class.
    Maybe oneday we will get a real aircraft.

  16. To be honest, the food looked lame, and, considering how boring long flights can be, if the entertainment lacks variety and is censored (ridiculous!) , I’d give them the flick. I’ll stick with Qantas or Singapore.

  17. The only food on MH business that I like is the satay. They haven’t been able to compete with a lot of the other airlines.

    Oh, and censorship is typical of anything that comes out of Malaysia. You should see a movie here one day. Haha

  18. Great video, Paul. Took this flight twice last year in Business, was nice enough. For me though it was all about the satay sticks 👌

  19. A great review Paul! I really enjoy your parts of the video where you include window footage with the music. It's really calming! 🙂

  20. on your phone, that would be a cathay pacific plane, most likely an A350

    as for the censoring, its for the same reason why theres an islamic verse on the screen before takeoff
    malaysia is becoming islamaphied (kind of like australia)

  21. great channel as an Aussie I like the fact that it covers a lot of routes to and from Australia. Flying Malaysia airlines in April and debating whether it is worth upgrading to business class

  22. Hey Paul i saw this on my recomended page and i remember MH370 RIP,As always Safe Flights Paul!
    Edit:Its March.9.2019
    MH370 crashed at March.8.2014

  23. It is Ephesus of course. One of my favorite places in wonderful Turkey. I have stood in this very spot before. They have over 30 feline caretakers living there, and they are well cared for by staff!

  24. the problem with malaysian airlines, the cabin crews do not greet the passengers, they just ignored, letting passengers coming in without a smile, they are just busy with their own chores…

  25. Hi Paul. I must say I really enjoy all your reviews. What are your best tips to getting business class flights? It would be great to afford it but many of us cannot

  26. Bankrupt Airlines opération without profit…pretentious and lazy cabin crew.could vanish from radar or shot by ukrainian.. street food onboard meal.dont Forget your coffin as could be fatal flight.

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