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Malaysia Airlines
Overall score based on 1,532 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Comfort"

Pros: "Different seat location for family of five Missing luggage"

Pros: "Great seat and crews"
Cons: "A330-300 is nice"

Cons: "The selection was rather dated as I travel very frequently I noticed it. Otherwise it would probably be fine for most"

Pros: "Our luggage missed the connection but the situation was well handled"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Cons: "Felt more like a domestic flight than an international"

Cons: "Better treatment of luggage. Better business class service. Food was poor."

Cons: "Worst business class seat in the air. Departed 90 minutes late due to mechanical issues"

Pros: "easy securityand boarding at kl"
Cons: "food bland"

Pros: "New plane and spacious."
Cons: "No choice in meal for breakfast. Only one type available. Ran out of red wine. White wine wasn’t chilled. Poor service, no water was offered on a long flight. Have to ask it."

Pros: "Everything. Just a simple, very short haul flight: nothing too complicated."
Cons: "There was nothing to fault."

Cons: "They changed my seat without telling me and the new seat has a faulty video monitor and also a faulty USB port.. no compensation received.. terrible airline"

Cons: "Ok flight but so cold on board"

Pros: "Air conditioning"
Cons: "Not much of a meal and serviced quick then picking up paper before finished eating"

Pros: "Attendants were very good"
Cons: "12 hrs in the air!!!"

Pros: "All aspects were fine. Weather caused a delay for landing of ore than 45 minutes, but not airline's fault."

Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Nothing i can think of"

Pros: "The plane was nice and new. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "Toilets could have been cleaned more frequently."

Cons: "Bags didn't arrive at the destination"

Pros: "Plane (A380)"
Cons: "Limited choice menu, some minor malfunctioning seats & screens"

Pros: "Gate area was good, boarding quick and arrived on time. Crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Poor quality food especially the breakfast "snack". Unable to take water on board and tiny serves of water and other drinks left us dehydrated. Far too many ads at the start of entertainmen. Repeated for each selection."

Pros: "Flight was on time - to the detriment of my late connecting MAS flight from DAR"
Cons: "Food was okay but entertainment was non existent"

Pros: "1) Not to squashy and more spacious than I thought. 2) The interior of aircraft seemed reasonably modern and up-to-date rather than old and miserable with stained seats and carpets. 3) the in-flight entertainment was better than I thought"
Cons: "I tried the seafood pasta and it was horrible!"

Pros: "Movie story"
Cons: "Foods"

Pros: "Boarding was easy with less passengers."
Cons: "The magazine in my seat pocket was dirty. The seat cushion seemed not clean. There was a greasy spot not cleaned."

Pros: "Newer B737-800 aircraft Improved entertainment system Drinks"
Cons: "Seat pitch is a measly 30 inches Entertainment system USB has very low current - very slow to charge phones Food taste is very poor"

Pros: "Cabin crew are attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The luggage was found opened, a belonging was tied outside of the luggage. When I tidy up the luggage, I found that my toiletry pouch went missing. MH609 was delayed from 2305 till 0030, all passengers board the flight and we were told to alight again due to technical faulty. Switch to another flight and delayed till 0230. By the time we arrived in Singapore, it is almost 0340. Collected the luggages, clear custom and arrived home is almost 0500. There was absolutely no refreshment provided in between, and have to switch between gates which are far apart."

Pros: "Malaysia airlines has some of the most beautiful women working for them. Most curteous, kind, and very personable. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful"
Cons: "The long layovers with no hotel voucher from Malaysia air. That would be a big help especially for me since I travel alone. And not to familiar with hotel locations, taxis. I am concerned about my safety in another country..."

Pros: "Yeah it's fine journey and we love to travel in Malaysia airlines And last but not least it's nice journey"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No alcohol"

Pros: "There was nothing positive about the experience on this flight. With exit row seats had to stow luggage back in overhead holds which meant having to go back on landing, retrieve bag & for get way back to seat. Not Airlines fault but no gantry available on arrival. Up and down runway until available (20min) before we could exit."
Cons: "Fact that once again confirmed seating was changed from original booking. Extremely frustrating. Slight delay on take off. Had exit row seats."

Pros: "Whilst I realise this is an Asian airline the warm roll was very doughy & tasteless & the breakfast wasn't at all good."
Cons: "The warm roll was doughy & tasteless & the breakfast choice was not good at all. Would suggest a yoghurt & cereal option for non Asians."

Pros: "I liked the crew, very polite and helpful."
Cons: "There then was a delay of 3 hours in Kuala Lumpur, which made the already long trip very endless."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Two hour in late and still waiting for boarding. Awful experience..."

Cons: "Flight networkintl booked our tickets very late later mistake in name , faces lot of difficulties in boarding every time..."

Pros: "my family and I flew one way Singapore to London (15 hours 1 hour stopover in KL) for $1600 (all 4) Singapore Airlines or BA were $1800 per person. they are nicer airlines but not $5600 better. Airbus A380 was a bit tired but service was good. pretty painless trip all in all"

Cons: "Seats feel super cramped"

Pros: "Food so-so. Cabin crew friendly and helpful. IFE was easy to use but film choices were quite limited."
Cons: "Lousy configuration in business class requiring you to clamber over other sleeping passengers to get to the loo. A380 really showing its age. Toilets not well-maintained, toilet rolls not replaced."

Pros: "Flight was smooth. Cabin crew was courteous. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "More thought should be given to the snack offering as it was heavily sugar laden. Flight was delayed by almost an hour to accommodate 1 family."

Pros: "Flight was full ...so felt cramped. Towards back of plane so only 1 toilet. The Veg pie was slightly warm and unappetising , took 1 bite and left rest. Steward saw this and gave me extra peanuts instead. The brekkie was awfulll, the supposed scrambled eggs was congealed into the shape of the holder and again lukewarm the grilled tomatoe looked washed out....unappetiising...so ate the squahed croissant , yoghurt and fruit. What happened to international food standards . Crew was nice...though if wanted water later on had to get yourself.They didn't come around much offering water before Brekkie. No game option eg Sudoku on Entertainment site. My bag come off carousel more scratched than with other Airlines, so poor handling. Disembarked by stairs at Sydney Airport near Cargo plane area and had bus to Airport. Never had that before on an International flight , so took much longer to get into terminal....last thing you want after a long flight."

Pros: "Crew was efficient and polite in Business class. Lie flat seats were fantastic and cabin layout was great."
Cons: "Lack of movies compared to other carriers. Lack of food choices. Would have thought there be more local cuisine included especially for a flight emanating out of KL. Check-in at KLIA was pretty dismal in terms of the process - simply had no idea where to go even though I was in Business class."

Pros: "The food was nice."
Cons: "Nothing special on this flight. Entertainment system didn't actually work at the beginning for everyone on board and had to be rebooted. you would think everything would be thoroughly checked prior to a flight. It started to work about an hour later into the flight."

Cons: "Second flight in a row for a one hour flight and we are delayed one hour. Better just go with a low cost airline then"

Pros: "I love flying with MAS"
Cons: "I don't like Tax Refund Customs Verification"

Pros: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Pros: "Flights seat is comfortable"
Cons: "Delay and boarding at very last minute."

Pros: "Was a little better but never flying that airline again"

Pros: "Nasi lemak breakfast was good."
Cons: "My entertainment unit didn't work, despite repeated reboots. We left 45 minutes late. The crew seem very disorganised, and kept forgetting requests."

Cons: "Delay the flight"

Cons: "Flight delayed."

Cons: "The AC created so much smoke that I couldn’t see the stewardess during the safety instructions"

Cons: "Boarding always take way too long because of the hand luggage problem."

Pros: "Was on time and we landed ahead of the scheduled ETA"

Pros: "The flight was okay, service was okay."
Cons: "Could be better if the departure was on time rather than delaying too much without clear explanation."

Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "Be punctual."

Pros: "Very good for the price I paid"
Cons: "Somehow I couldn't check in online, or at the kiosk. There was only 2 check-in desk for domestic flights in KLIA2. Long lines and waited 20 minutes. Thankfully the staff at the counter allowed me to check in, despite having only 50 minutes to spare."

Cons: "I was charged $183 USD for the same bag that was free on Malaysian airlines. Huge extortion rip off."

Cons: "We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE" MISSED ALL FLIGHTS"

Pros: "Flight was good. Left a little late still arrived on time. I was traveling with one extra bag. 18 kilos. Cost at counter was $150.00. (Ouch) Anyway after paying the extra bag fee I went there office in the airport and purchased the same extra bag for my return flight for $28.00. Nice flight but make sure you purchase ample baggage when booking your flight."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay."

Cons: "Lazy crew"

Pros: "Pleasant counter service at the terminal."
Cons: "Half hour late"

Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"

Pros: "Where is my bag. Please find my bag because many thing inside it."
Cons: "Fail tu makesure customer bag arrival safely"

Pros: "Ontime"
Cons: "Flight attendant quite slow for delivering food and not many selection food available as usual"

Pros: "The crew are friendly."
Cons: "Quite often arrived late, took too long for passengers to settle down."

Pros: "Good music Took off EARLY and landed EARLY"
Cons: "Sprayed the cabin with bug spray"

Cons: "I arrived 3AM at KKIA, expected boarding time is 5.30AM but check-in counters are not open until past 4AM. Already 4.30AM but there was still only 1 person at the counter. Not enough instructions for self-service but no one on the floor to assist people. Arrived at my gate 15mins before boarding time. At the gate, they put up both TPE and HKG boarding information which confused the passengers."

Cons: "One hour delay on runway"

Cons: "Delayed flight"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The head stewardess pronounced a few words wrong"

Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."

Pros: "nothing to say."
Cons: "only food that i received the rice i think didn't cooked properly"

Pros: "Nice place fun"
Cons: "Well it's alright"

Pros: "Awesome services - on the air and on the ground"
Cons: "Can't think of any"

Pros: "Politeness of the crew. Welcoming you with a smile"
Cons: "Delay. So many delay"

Pros: "There was a fee to change the automatically assigned middle seat to a window seat, but it was low: either $6 for a seat close to the front of the plane or $3 elsewhere. It was nice to have those options. First time flyer on Air Asia; I would choose them again."
Cons: "No beverage service unless you had booked it in advance."

Cons: "The flight was delayed today for half an hour"

Pros: "The crew were very pleasant... they were efficient and organised, modern, smart and 'on it' when necessary. I didn't eat as flights were short... no entertainment although they do have Rokki wifi to watch stuff on phones and tablets... I didn't bother though. Boarding was slick... time lost due to late departure was largely recovered in flight... Aircraft was clean and comfortable. Will definitely use as my airline of choice when travelling in the area..."
Cons: "Too hot - needed cooler air"

Cons: "No a ala carte food available due to insufficient staff, no towel for shower and i need to use my own towel and carry the wet towel on the way back to Singapore, no hot water for shower, staff sitting down there to chit chat and a cleaner was preparing my lousy latte. Worst Plaza Premium Lounge experience!"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Inexpensive flights. Book early to get the best deals."
Cons: "The announcement came almost every few minutes, which is annoying. Carrier will squeeze every penny out of you. Bring something on board to eat if a long flight."

Cons: "The delays......"

Pros: "I guess it's cheaper."
Cons: "Carriage door was squeeking loudly when it was opened and closed before take off and after arrival. Gave me the creeps. Flight was delayed without prior notice."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Hot air-conditioning"

Pros: "Cabin Crew was great First time using the inflight entertainment Rokki. Great job Airasia."
Cons: "Ground check in crew at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Azureen) was damn rude. I'm appalled with her customer service level. Rude and not helping at all. Worst Airport staff I've met so far."

Cons: "timing"

Pros: "Left on time, everything was OK"
Cons: "No beer for sale and no duty free on board though its an international flight. KLIA2 is a monster, miles to walk...."

Cons: "The leg room is deplorable. My knees were continuously hitting the hard seat in front of me and going sideways wasn't even an option. I've never had this happen to me before. I'm a female and 5'9 and this is the least space I've ever had on a flight. So uncomfortable I can't imagine a long flight with this airline, which is good to know because now I will not use them for flying to Malaysia from NYC. Also both flights were delayed by nearly an hour each."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Just for budget flights"
Cons: "Seats, boarding, delays"

Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than 1 hour with all the passengers seated in the plane. They didn't need to board the passengers so early."

Pros: "Everything was there"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Cons: "I was not allowed on board due to absence of a transit visa for HongKong (I had few hours transit there before my next flight back to EU). I am allowed to stay up to 48h in HK airport for transit without any visa, I had to quickly find and purchase the flight ticket to HK with another airlines, with them it was no problem to fly to HK for transit. All other few flights with AirAsia were bad as well. We were refused to get water as a complimentary during a log flight from HK to Manila. Every flight was always delayed up to ~1 h."

Pros: "Nothing. Well it's over now and that's wonderful."
Cons: "Asked for an aisle seat was ignored and given the worst seat last row middle seat not enough legroom to have my knees in front of me I'm 5'7 and my seat doesn't go back so the personI fro t of me reclines so I'm forced to rest my head against this jerk because there's nowhere else for it to go. No entertainment everything costs extra and they even tried to say you couldn't bring any of your own food/drink on board. Worst flight ever."

Pros: "On time flight. Pleasant attendants"

Pros: "Ease of web checkin but it took too long to drop off luggage"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. Had to buy food including all beverages."

Pros: "Good price - efficient transportation"
Cons: "Having to scramble to find money for water. I understand that it is a very well priced airlines but when you are stuck in a plane water would be nice to be free"

Pros: "Punctuality."
Cons: "Rather uncomfortable seating - very little legroom, and seat angle promotes back pain."

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