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MYANMAR - the journey - Malaysia Airlines

Date: 31st October 2016

Burma and the Road to Mandalay http://JustYouHolidays was the title of my recent Voyage of Discovery.  We flew Malaysia Airlines http://www.malaysiaairlines.com and I was fortunate enough to fly Business Class - Economy is OK for short haul and when I was young but nowadays it is Business Class for long haul or I don't go.

I was very impressed with Malysia Airlines and though their Lounge at Heathrow  is small it is intimate and from my perspective preferable to the massive and impersonal lounges one finds nowadays. 

Business Class has flat beds with a small privacy screen between each two seats. And I noticed much more 'storage'  around my seat and easily to hand than I've encountered on other Airlines.

In common with many of the people of the Far East the staff are incredibly polite and attentive. And what really impressed me was that the staff appeared to be in evidence throughout the flight.  As I find it difficult to sleep anywhere other than in my own bed I'm very aware of what is going on around me.  The staff appeared to be on hand to provide snacks, cooked snacks not just the odd sandwich, and drinks throughout the flight.  I noticed that a few people who'd slept through dinner actually had their meals at their convenience much later in the flight - and I've not encountered that before. 

I've posted a couple of photos on Twitter with some of the delightful staff.  The whole experience was very pleasant and it was the same on the return journey.  

So big Thankyou's to Malaysia Airlines and particularly Anatasia in KL http://@MAS - I hope to travel with you again.

 

 

 

In the late sixites I had a car accident in which I broke my right leg and smashed my ankle. It was predicted that I would walk with a limp because the right leg healed and was very slightly shorter than the left - so all my life I've compensated for the discrepancy and now in later life there are repercussions.  I always flew Economy and as I aged Economy Plus but over the last few years on long haul it has to be Business or I would spend the holiday attending a physiotherapist!!

MYANMAR - the journey - Malaysia Airlines

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