For the last time, how are all my beautiful and wonderful classmates? I hope very stressed up with fyp and consumer fair, right? I just want to thank all my classmates and specially Ms. Christine for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts via this blog to all of you towards my beloved airlines company. I have very much enjoyed doing this blog as this was the only assignment I yet did which did not have any specific guidlines, which really let us open up to each other and show it for the grades sake of each other. And the most amazing thing is I never did blogging or any IT related things before, so I gradually learnt how to blog my thoughts beautifully. That is why I really appreciate this approach by our beloved lecturer once again.
Today I would like to add on the information that Malaysian Airlines top management has also done similar thing for the airlines company by empowering the employees writing their own thoughts towards the company via blogging. I was really surprised to experience the irony that we are doing the same thing for our main purpose, we for study and them for their job. It was really amazing to find it out. In this blog they talk about anything happened, happening or going to happen inside the organization. This is a very good approach to me as it gives the company a good public exposure and also attracts the audiences closer to the company. Because as audiences, we judge the normal employees just like us but we position the top management of any company in higher stage and we also tend to think that the top management people are out of our league but the lower management employees can read our thoughts. So when we see them writing something we feel very touched with their emotional expressions.
So once again bravo to Malaysian Airlines for their recent approaches which show their efforts of trying to be a familiar and homely name to the customers for better acceptance. I wish their success to the maximum limit and I also wish all my fellow classmates a very prosperous trimester ahead (whatever we are left with) and also Ms. Christine thank you and best of luck. Finally best of luck to me for my future life ahead as I am finishing of my MMU academic life this trimester hopefully. Gambateh people, live life to the fullest...:D
This is the link for the MAS blog: http://www.malaysiaairlinesblog.com/ or you can just go click on the link named MAS's blog that I have posted just after my blog list...:)
Greetings to my fellow classmates, this is going to be my last blog where I am going to talk about some features and facts of Malaysian Airlines. I am feeling really attached to the company right now as I have studied it completely out of my own curiosity. I really enjoyed the facts that I found out and this is going to be my last picked out findings about the airlines company that I want to share with you guys.
We all know that every airlines company has certain classes inside the aircrafts, as a member of consisten business class passenger I never really got to enjoy the facilities inside the first class cabins, I will enjoy it very soon on my own earnings hopefully. I have always wondered about which airlines has the best exclusive services among so many companies. Now you may think there are Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airlines etc. So probably Malaysian Airlines' exclusive class will not be even compared to these companies' ones. But the surprising fact is that folks Malaysian Airlines has one of the best Business Class facilities on air and it was even chosen the best Business Class facilities provider in Malaysia-Sydney route a couple of yeras back when this company had to compete with so many other reputed ones as this route is pretty famous and common one for the airlines' companies. Now in this blog I am going to show you the images of world's 10 best first classes among all the airlines companies in the world. Enjoy watching and dream about experiencing by yourself in the future.
World’s 10 Best First Classes
1. Qatar Airways
Flying first-class here means access to a separate terminal in Doha that mimics a five-star hotel with several fine-dining restaurants, a medical center, and a spa with sauna and Jacuzzi. On board passengers get caviar service, full-size pillows, white linen mattresses, Australian wool blankets and Bulgari toiletry kits. The seats are 79 inches long, have 15-inch LCD screens and come with a 23-inch meal table that allows dining for two, just as in a restaurant.
2. Singapore Airlines
Passengers here have total control of their experience including picking between Dom Perignon and Krug champagne and food whenever they want it and however they want it whether it’s an extravagant five-course blowout or a quick meal served all at once. The seats are 82 inches long and 35 inches wide. Fliers are given a Ferragamo toiletry kits, Givenchy sleep suits and slippers. Seats flatten into beds with sheets, a down duvet and oversize pillows.
3. Cathay Pacific
Seats here become ’suites,’ thanks to sliding panels that provide total privacy. They turn into 81-inch-long beds and have built-in massagers. Each flier also gets a personal closet to store belongings. Cathay got high marks for its food: It’s one of the only carriers to have rice cookers, skillets and toasters onboard, so parts of meals are prepared fresh, like eggs made to order.
4. Malaysia Airlines
This airline is a winner for its service–welcoming and warm, yet efficient. The seats are individual pods that turn into 180-degree flat beds. Fliers also get plush blankets and pillows. Food includes Malaysian cuisine, like a signature satay. On the ground, Kuala Lumpur’s first-class lounge has a new upscale restaurant.
5. Thai Airways
First-class fliers are greeted by a personal concierge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi’s Airport who checks them in and escorts them through security. The lounge has wi-fi, a sauna and a spa offering Thai massages. When flying into Bangkok, a concierge fast-tracks fliers through immigration, customs and baggage claim. Seats on board become comfortable 180-degree flat beds. Other amenities include Bulgari toiletry kits, cotton pajamas and a choice of 22 entrees, which can be pre-ordered.
Each of the roughly 18 seats in first-class can be transformed into a mini-suite by the use of sliding doors. Other perks include soft pajamas, slippers, 600 channels of on-demand entertainment, chauffeur service from select airports, seven-course meals served on bone china and access to lounges that have wi-fi, an extensive dining buffet and are decked out in Italian marble.
7. Jet Airways
This airline boasts the longest flat bed in the sky: 83 inches. Seats have 24-inch flat-screen televisions and can be configured so that two people can dine together. Champagne onboard is either Dom Perignon or Krug, and toiletry kits are filled with Bulgari products. Food includes a wide range of Indian and Western dishes. On the ground, an attendant escorts passengers through check-in and to the lounge.
This airline, ranked third on the top-10 list, is a star performer on the ground. When fliers arrive at Frankfurt Airport, they lounge on couches and sip drinks while an attendant checks them in. After clearing security, they are led to a lounge where a chef cooks any meal of their choice. When it’s time to board, they are driven to the aircraft in a Mercedes. Comfortable lie-flat seats and efficient service await them onboard.
9. Korean Air
Korean Air debuted a new first-class cabin last year that features a cocoon-like seat with a massage function that turns into a flat bed. The airline also placed in the top 10 because of its excellent ethnic food that includes choices such as steamed oxtail, Korean bibimbop and various top-grade meat dishes.
10. Qantas Airways
The lounges in Sydney and Melbourne have a library, a fine-dining restaurant, a business center and a spa that offers massages. Seats onboard are 6.5 feet long, and entertainment is video on-demand (400 channels). The designer silk toiletry kits–Akira Isogawa for men, Collete Dinnigan for women–are stuffed with Payot products. Meals are eight-course affairs.
So you can see MAS at number four in this intensely competitive list of 10 best first classes in the world. I put this blog in the end to show you guys what has Malaysian Airlines achieved withh all the marketing approaches they made and few I mentioned in my previous blogs. It is clearly my favourite airlines and I am going to be loyal to them to my maximum extent. I had a great time reviewing and analyzing the standings and activities of MAS. Hope you guys has a lot of fun too by reading my blogs and I hope you got to know a lot of things about this amazing airlines company that you did not know. I wish it could go on for a little longer but I want it or not it is goodbye from me and MAS together. Let us shout for MH, which stands for Malaysian Hospitality!!!
Malaysian Airlines food for Malaysia to Rome
Food in Malaysian Airlines from Malaysia to sydney
Food in Thai Airways from Bangkok to Singapore
Food in Thai Airways from Bangkok to Taipei
So it is up to you to decide which airlines can satisfy your taste, I am holding my preference to Malaysian Airlines side. Hope to get your comments on this. Malaysian Airlines boleh!!!
Inside Air Asia's congested aircraft
My friend Hawa inside Air Asia on her way to Langkawi
Here you can see two images inside Air Asia's aircraft and you might notice that both these images show that Air Asia has only one row between the 3 seats each side which seems very uncomfortable to me. Even when I go to KL by Trasnasional or KKKL I look for single seats so that I can enjoy my 2 hours journey by relaxing my body by stretching. But in these aircrafts I do not think I can not not stretch myself even a little bit. To me journey by air should be the most relaxing one in the world. I can pay an extra few bucks for that without even minding a little bit.
Inside Malysian Airlines A-333
The graphical seating plan of an MH-A333
Now let us look inside a MH-A333 aircraft's seating plan, from the picture and the graphical image you can see that the aircraft has 2 seats in 2 sides and 4 seats in the middle with 2 rows. I have travelled in the aircraft 6 times already so I know this is far more convenient than that of Air Asia. Atleast it does not give you the urge to seat in a congested area inside the plane. So for me I prefer Malaysian Airlines seating arrangements. The other day Safura wrote that she prefers Air Asia to Malaysian Airlines, well my friend, in my last two blogs I have shown why I prefer Malaysian Airlines and why do I think it is better than Air Asia. Ofcourse I might have different views than my other classmates, but I want to share my reasoning with them and I want to know their reasonings as well. That was my focus for these last few blogs. Happy times people!
Holla people, how have you been holding up? I am holding myself up enough to take the burden of my fyp!!! This blog will go down to analyze Malaysian Airlines' businesses. No matter how better services an airline company offers you you will still look into their packages and travelling fares. The world is becoming so much global and new airlines companies are joining the industry and offering low cost flights to attract customers and to be honest this startgey works. People these days travel a lot for business puposes, holidays and health check-up purposes etc. Everyone looks for the cheapest offer available in the industry, though they compare the services as well. But the main focus still remains on the price. Malaysian Airlines was used to be one of the most expensive airlines' in the industry, this airlines company used to give out very few promotions and price cuts. But from the last two years because of the enormous price competition among the airlines' after Air Asia's cheapest ever plane fares Malaysian Airlines has also changed their strategy of pricing. If you look at the pricing for Air Asia even inside Malaysia it will surprize you big time. Malaysian Airlines responded to this competition and came up with extra ordinary promotions and price cuts for both local and international flights. Now anyone can book and buy Malaysian Airlines' tickets via online and it costs up tp 70% cheaper than the normal price if the customer can book a flight one month before the departure. It actually makes the plane fare really cheaper and in some cases like travelling to Langkawi and Phuket it even beats the bus and train fares. So it is a big step for Malaysian Airlines to get back in the game.
Now if we look into the packages executed by Air Asia we can see the fare comparison is very high but we have to keep some facts under our consideration here. Air Asia does not provide food during their flights and it actually ets the airlines company cut the cost even 30% less. Along with that the in-flight assistances are also exoected to be lower than Malaysian Airlines. But people are still happy with Air Asia. May be for the local destinations it is still ok. But Air Asia is playing a big time tactics here which many of the people do not realize. Air Asia allows a passenger to carry only 15 kgs of luggage and 5 kgs of hand luggage in the flight, while Malaysian Airlines allows 25 kgs on luggage and 7-8 kgs in hand luggage. If any passenger wants to increase his luggage limit or buy luggage carrying allowance he or she has to pay quite a lot of extra bit of money and the most interesting thing is that it raise the fare near to the fare of Malaysian Airlines. For the local passengers it is still convenient as they do not need to carry much staff during their flights, but for an international flight for passengers like us, the students, the limit is too low. And specially I have compared the fare with Malaysian Airlines and I found out with the extra luggage payment it raises above RM 1100 while Malaysian Airlines offer the same flight for RM 1220 if passenger can buy one month ago. Plus Malaysian Airlines will provide much more in-flight assistance than Air Asia. The local might say it is okay but for an international destination you really need food, because plane journey is not like bus or train, it needs quite a bit of time and hassle before you get on board and on air you really feel like eating, am I wrong? No way! May be you guys think from a different angle.
A printed promotional advertisement from Malaysian Airlines
A printed promotional advertisement for Air Asia's packages
Even the guy took the picture labeled it as "Shitty Food in a plane." Well, I must say I agree with him as I see what they are serving on air, NASI LEMAK BIASA! Do not know about you guys, it is only you to decide whom will you prefer more. Till then it is ADIOS AMIGOS mates!
A beoing 747
An Airbus A330
An Airbus A330-200
A Boeing 777
A Boeing 737 (MASKargo)
Out of all these selections the airlines company use Airbus A330 for the smaller routes like flights to KLIA-Zia International Airport (Bangladesh). For the longer routes they use boeing 747 and 777. Boeing 737 is used for MASKargo, which is an extension of MAS for flying cargo. Malaysian Aitlines has also ordered airbus A380 to include in their fleet. But it is yet to be delivered. I travelled mostly in airbus A330 and I felt really comfortable in that aircraft. One of my friends in Australia also took Malaysian Airlines and the flight used a boring 747 and he said it was more comfortable then the Singapore Airlines. So I think Malaysian Aitlines is finding its way to the top slowly. I wish all the best for the company. This is all for today. See you in my next blog. Take care you guys...:)
Hey my favourite bloggers, I am back with my journey of Malaysian Airlines on ground. Till now I only wrote about the major marketing changed of MAS, which can seem very boring to many of you. But you guys should know it as future marketers as those changes have been done by some people who were at your position once upon a time.