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Average price (return flight)

RM 213(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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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

Cons: "They should giving out headphones for business class to use the entertainment system"

Pros: "ok"

Cons: "My entertainment system was not working, so was my seatmate's."

Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault"

Cons: "Did not departure on time"

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Bigger aircraft"

Pros: "The timeliness of the boarding and flight takeoff"
Cons: "The landing. Seemed a little rough"

Cons: "I was incorrectly charged credit card fees by BudgetAir as I paid via debit card and they never replied to my emails or answered the phone. This caused stress as my bank account went overdrawn. Cannot recommend BudgetAir at all. Appalling lack of customer service. Avoid like the plague!"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal"

Pros: "There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching"
Cons: "The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom"

Cons: "Feel airline maintenance is slipping second flight in a week where they have tv trouble"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "2 times flight per day"

Cons: "aircraft a bit old and my remote control was broken, lunckily my next seat was not occupied, so I can move to next seat and the seat a bit old and decline angle so limit. if compare with business class seat of other airlines, it's a bit not up to standard."

Cons: "The air con totally not cold!"

Pros: "Having 2 seats to ourselves"
Cons: "Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr"

Pros: "The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade."
Cons: "Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for."

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."

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"

Pros: "Nice thick comfortable blankets. Delicious food."

Cons: "Worst food ever."

Pros: "Staff onboard were good"
Cons: "Many hours delay at Miri, MAS staff abandoned posts so they didn't have to deal with passengers. Apalling service"

Pros: "They provided us with a hotel to stay in until everything was arranged."
Cons: "No communications with KL that our flight was cancelled and marked me as a no show on my next flight. Which cancelled my next flights. I'm not too impressed."

Pros: "On time takeoff, landed early....everything was smooth"

Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "One of our luggage was delayed during transit."

Cons: "The queue to board the plane was very long due to the fact that there was only one person doing the check-in. It will make things more pleasant if they have two people instead of one person."

Cons: "My checked bag did not arrive at my work city of Singapore. It took 2 days to be brought to my hotel despite my being told they would be on the next flight. I arrived back in Denpasar yesterday and, again, my bags are lost and I again I was told they would be on the next flight. I still do not have my bag. Seems to be a pattern with Malaysian Airways and I will avoid them in the future, Also, I left my Ipad plugged in at the Premier Lounge in Denpasar and realized it as I was boarding the plane. The Malaysian Air boarding staff got on radios and appeared to try to help by telling them to put aside for pick up upon my return. Yesterday, The Premiere lounge said they did not have it despite my name, email and phone number being written on the Ipad. Between Malaysian Air and the Lounge and their lack of concern and professionalism it was not a good trip. As One World Emerald member, I steer a lot of business towards these One World Airlines. I expect better treatment."

Pros: "Over all flight experience ok, lack of boarding information and ran out of menu choice but rest ok."
Cons: "Arrived in one piece but my luggage didn't; flew from Auckland to Singapore via KL with a 2 hr layover; how luggage didn't make connecting flight is beyond me; maybe they just lose things"

Pros: "Not much. Probably only the check in from.Phnom Penh. Haha checked through to Melb"
Cons: "Couldn't check in online to secure reserved preferred seat section. No boarding passes printed on long haul section. Fight delayed, arrival delayed. No terminal parking for aircraft, which meant catching a bus to terminal. Not impressed at all. Why bother with frequent flyer class if it's not going to apply at all as business flyers."

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

Pros: "Smooth flight with usual good in flight service. No issues during flight. check in very smooth and baggage collection very quick"

Pros: "Crew seems friendly."
Cons: "Business class food is not that good. Menu were not provided so when time to take the order, we have to decide quickly."

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: "Free beer and wine. For breakfast the egg dish wasn't bad. Good in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable after a few hours, not good for long flights. Seats have very little leg room so for someone over 6 foot tall it will not be comfortable."

Pros: "Fodo was great."
Cons: "No entertainment system"

Cons: "It appears the staff don't want to be there, long check in queues, poor in-flight service, average food, not even offer water in-flight, plane was dirty, entertainment average, not at the standard for a full service carrier."

Cons: "No alcohol"

Cons: "No food, No entertainment"

Cons: "Check in counter personnel were very slow. They did not know proper immigration rules. They made me wait for 30 minutes while they verified with immigration on something I had already told them. I had to rush through immigration and security to ensure I made the flight on time. Added stress as a customer."

Pros: "The ice cream is a pleasant surprise."
Cons: "prepacked juice. Could be more option."

Pros: "The crew is friendly"
Cons: "Check in counter not enough resulting in very very long queue and check in time"

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: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Had a transit flight through KL from Colombo to Bali. The luggage was not with me and my friend along with about 7-10 others post arrival in Bali. We received the luggage after losing almost one day eating into our holiday. Minor compensation was given but the inconvenience was far more! This is not the KL to colombo flight but thought i will write it in here as I got this through Kayak"

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

Pros: "I like the interior of the plane and the comfortable seats. I also appreciate the crew's warmth and efficiency. It was a very short flight hence I truly appreciate the snack and drinks provided and especially the fabulous ice cream treat on the return flight. I would certainly consider taking MAS again in future (this was my first MAS flight), despite the one glitch (please see what I didnt like) if the price is right."
Cons: "I had only one large backpack to be checked in (due to the minimum liquid that can be brought) and it was left at the airport somehow by whoever who was handling it. Waited for more than an hour at KLIA for it and finally made a loss baggage report. The staff at the loss baggage counter was only helpful after finding out that I am not a Malaysian. Needless to say, my bag flew on SQ and was rushed to my hotel 5 and half hours after landing. I also did not receive a copy of the baggage delivery report."

Pros: "Crew was kind"
Cons: "Very bad smell in the cabin, and not very clean"

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

Cons: "Delay the flight"

Pros: "Smooth check in"
Cons: "That the in-flight wifi really is free instead of making the passengers to pay"

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

Pros: "Everything was good ..."
Cons: "... we were just a little bit delayed."

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."

Pros: "Prompt boarding, leather seats with reasonable leg room, even with seat in front reclined. Efficient, friendly and professional stewards"
Cons: "Had to ask someone in terminal about getting our connecting flight"

Cons: "Very great crew, thank you AirAsia"

Pros: "Quick turnaround."
Cons: "The crew wasn’t available during boaring in the cabin rather chit-chatting with fellow colleagues at the AFT galley."

Cons: "no food. maybe ok for this price. boarding: why i had to checkin twive while using 1 carrier? that was mentioned on the ticket, but I oversaw that when was ordering ticket on website"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No room for legs Flight was delayed without any information at the gate My wife was at a differtn row even if there was a free seat next to me. I had to pay to next to her during check-in."

Pros: "Old and worn out"
Cons: "Food is not appetizing. There were only meat or chicken to choose from. Need to have an option for fruits only."

Pros: "Fares. Schedules. Destinations. More than you might expect for a low cost airline."
Cons: "I got what I paid for."

Pros: "Delayed in departures for 30 mins but arrived only by 5 mins late"
Cons: "In the Ramadan month, on board the plan just when time for breaking fast, a small glass of plain water to be given free for passengers on the flight at that time would be a thoughtful gesture"

Pros: "I feel confident with your aircraft and crew. Very professional"
Cons: "The chicken and rice was not the freshest and although the seats are comfortable they are very cramped for a big falang like me"

Cons: "It was a night flight. Inflight light was on almost throughout the entire flight."

Cons: "No free entertainment and did not eat on flight"

Cons: "One hour delay on runway"

Pros: "Efficient boarding....took off early in both directions!"

Pros: "Puntualidad"

Pros: "定時運行できたこと"
Cons: "シートピッチが狭く窮屈"

Pros: "On time (early on the return leg). Interesting usage of onboard wifi to deliver inflight entertainment. The choices of the channels was mediocre. Nevertheless, a good start."
Cons: "Same food (on return leg) with no other choices choice with the value pack add-on. Pasta was overcooked."

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

Cons: "No water is provided on board"

Pros: "Pilot was communicative and smooth landing"
Cons: "Long check in. Didn't allow us to mobile or online check in for some reason"

Pros: "fast and good"
Cons: "seat size"

Pros: "All except boarding"
Cons: "Flyers cutting que prior to boarding without intervention from air crew staffs."

Pros: "Staff very helpful and knowledgeable... enjoyed my flight! Thank you so much!"
Cons: "Nothing...everything was perfect!"

Cons: "More than 3h late, no information, gate close (we had to wait in the corridor), nothing to drink during the flight. And I had to pay 80RM just to travel with my umbrella,"

Pros: "Great boarding arrangement for back seat passengers to board first and follow up with front seat passengers."
Cons: "Cabin crew totally forget their priority task which is to Ensure the comfort of passenger. Instead everyone is so focus on retail as well as F&B add on sales."

Pros: "Boarding quickly when plane finally arrived"
Cons: "The reader board still said planned departure at wrong gate. When asked the staff said they "tried" to change it. Additional full security check before gate left all anxious and some panicked about making the flight. Add on charges- ticket no longer budget. Will avoid AirAsia in the future."

Pros: "Like food and nice crew"
Cons: "Always worry delay"

Pros: "First time I've flown with them. I was very impressed"
Cons: "I liked everything"

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

Pros: "Cabin crew ok Check in online nice E-boarding pass nice"
Cons: "Boarding by zone is not effective. Wifi in boarding room in jakarta was too slow"

Pros: "Flight is not so full"
Cons: "So far so good"

Pros: "on time friendly staff KL is good airport easy to get through and in to town on the train"
Cons: "even on buses in asia you are given drinking water pay for it here"

Cons: "It was one hour late"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly on this flight - couldn't ask for more! Checking in at Hong Kong airport was great and fast."
Cons: "Not enough directions signage when arrived in KLIA2."

Pros: "New aircraft A320-200 NEO"
Cons: "Flight delay without information. Delay almost 1:45hrs."

Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "I was charged over $200 for luggage overweight because I did not purchase it at time of booking. That's disgraceful. They should make it clear for people outside Asia who are not familiar with their policies what they should do to avoid these charges Jackie"

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

Cons: "It was my first time flying a LCC. OK, it is my fault for not knowing they charge much higher rate of extras for any add-ons you fail to include when you first book the flight. I get it. But why do they make it impossible to access "manage your flight" online to make necessary changes on return flight? And I got nowhere with the online chat box, s nowhere to turn.... Making such changes on Tiger Air was so much easier and intuitive. I'll never fly Air Asia if I can help it."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Upon check-in we were informed that we were not permitted to bring any checked luggage without paying for it. The amount they quoted us for two bags was nearly $800 CAD and more than twice the cost of the ticket!"

Pros: "Nothing special and as expected of the low cost flight"
Cons: "None so far"

Cons: "was charged $72 at the airport to check my bag. I have not flown with Air Asia before and I did not know that I would not be able toa check my bag for free, let alone have to pay $72. I was disgusted. Air Asia should make their baggage fees more visible and honest so when a customer books a flight, they can take those fees in to consideration. Space inside the cabin is very limited. For tall people it is difficult to spread legs as the knees touch the seat in front. Luggage was missing when I arrived at my destination without any compensation to buy first necessity articles."

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Took 2 hours to check in. They charged me $130 to check one bag. Flight was 2 hours delayed."

Cons: "Silkair service was insincere and lousy nowadays."

Pros: "We eventually took off."
Cons: "We taxi'ed around for over an hour after boarding. Just driving around the airport for an hour, not taking off. No complimentary drinks or snacks."

Cons: "Curt treatment at check-in."

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