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Malaysia Airlines
3.5 Star Rating: Fair
22 reviews

 



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MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-200

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : Jay Jamali (Singapore)

Comfort: 7/10

Seat Layout

2x5x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Auckland (Return). Boarding was delayed. There were many Indian nationals onboard which resulted with many special meals (vegetarians etc.) However, many of them "preferred" to switch seats which made meal service very frustrating for the crews plus it was a full load flight. I don't blame them. I sat on the left aisle towards the back of the plane. Recline was minimal but that didn't stop me from sleeping. It was an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland. There were no flight map indication on the IFEs so I had no idea where we were flying throughout the entire flight. Food was not worth talking about, I don't really care for it. I'm thankful I had a considerate neighbour next to me who scooched towards the window while he sleeps leaving me a little bit more space. Legroom wise, it was ok. I'm 1.85m tall and my legs fit snugly in the seat. However, there's more than enough space when I straighten my legs underneath the seat. Pretty much slept the entire journey. The plane was looking real tired. Really no qualms about it other than the rest of the passengers who are rude and taking the crews for granted. So if you're flying with MH, have little to no expectations whatsoever, they have will surprise you, if any. I just booked a flight from Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Sydney (return) for December. This time it'll be on their Airbus planes. We'll see.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 737-800

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : Yuta Miura (India)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Went from MAA-KUL-LGK via MAS and the seats were really good! I don't know what it is made out of, but its pretty comfortable. The seat had a pretty good legroom for a 737 type aircraft. The PTV had good options, the food was also good. Only at KUL-LGK flight, the same 737, they don't serve meal because it is a short 55 minutes flight, but you do get small refreshments which is good enough to me. The PTV worked but no headsets and that was during KUL-LGK. But the PTV was locked during LGK-KUL. Will surely recommend this airline!



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : Lou Davis (UK)

Comfort: 7/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

In the upper deck, the 2x4x2 configuration worked well. There was adequate legroom and a reasonable seat recline. Row 40 has limited recline due to the toilets. There was 'toilet' noise towards the back of the cabin.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES "EXTRA LEGROOM" ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   3 March 2014

Review by : John Dardis (UK)

Comfort: 4/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Seat has infinite leg room and has no obstructions to the front. This means that it is the only window seat that is also an aisle seat. However, the tray table is the bulkhead variety and is flimsy. The table slopes towards the left hand side when loaded. This is a problem when eating during turbulence as any liquid will almost certainly slide off the tray - this happened to me! The seat area is very draughty and cold - maybe just the bad flight I was on. The distance between the seat and the window is large meaning several pillows are required to bridge the gap (and support your head). I do not recommend paying extra for this seat unless you are over 6 foot tall and will benefit from the leg room. Might also be a good option for young families - kids can come and go without disrupting parents in 74B/C.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   13 January 2014

Review by : K Towle (China)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

PVG-KUL-LHR in seats 71JK. The seat Malaysia Airlines has installed on their A380s is the modern style space saving seat. Whilst it's perfectly comfortable and balances squeezing in seats and respectable legroom, somehow it felt smaller than their seats on their A330s and B777s (which I've also flown). Otherwise the IFE was amazing and the service was good. Due to the seating arrangement, 71H is an undesirable seat (next to a galley, rather than other seats) so may be unoccupied on a quieter flight.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B737-800

Date :   13 January 2014

Review by : Norhilman Hussin (Malaysia)

Comfort: 6/10

Seat Layout

3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The new B737-800s (MX series) seats were generally average or so to say, partially better than the old B737-400s. Seat pitch and width were average. Personal space is definitely not one of the aims of the new product. The PTV was a nice addition though not all the B737-800s are fitted with them (ML series had a rather awful looking cabin and quite uncomfortable seats). Food was generally good, nothing to complain about. Overall, satisfactory for short haul flights, but anything more than 3 hours might be a problem. Will try to avoid this Malaysia Airlines aircraft for medium haul flights.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-200ER

Date :   26 April 2013

Review by : Alex Tai (New Zealand)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

2x5x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Don't expect a very comfortable experience in Economy Class! I'm quite short so Legroom was excellent but the entertainment box juts right in my space! When people recline they are right in your face. You can adjust the screen but it just disgusting - you can barely see it! Very unusual and bad experience having to see people sit in a 2x5x2 layout in B772. Seated in 35A. Flight MH131. My first time travelling was with Malaysian, but it has downgraded since. Recommended for short-haul and staff service, but not seat comfort on B777-200s.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES "EXTRA LEGROOM" ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   22 January 2013

Review by : Kerry Ferguson (UK)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

These comments relate to extra legroom seats in economy row 42. We had to pay for them but they were worth it on a long flight (LHR to KUL and return). Loads of space and no toilets close by, so quiet. The extra leg room seats further back had toilets close by and had less space in front. Also, row 73, which has two seats only on each side, has no windows close by. The leg room generally looked okay, but not over generous.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   23 October 2011

Review by : Peter McMullan (Australia)

Comfort: 3/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Seat on two out of 4 flights that I did from Perth to UK would not recline. Old planes with poor fitting. Time they were replaced.



MALAYSIA AIRLINES A330-200 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 20 May 2011 by  Derek Davenport   (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-200

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

When the front seat reclined, I was unable to access my tray. No TVs on these aircraft. There are 2 different standards for Economy Class. For Europe and Australia, the seats are comfortable and cabin crew usually friendly with good service. For Asian destinations, the A330s are less comfortable, poor service and cranky cabin staff.




MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 6 April 2011 by  Mathew Brosner   (Singapore)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 737-800

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Board their latest B737-800 with the new Livery. Economy Class seat pitch was not ideal for flights more than 4 hours as it is in 30 inch pitch. However Reclining was good enough. Boeing Sky Interior design and lighting did made an impressive mood vibe to the entire cabin. Inflight Entertainment is touch screen and entertaining throughout the flight.




MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 7 February 2010 by Jeroen Schavemaker (Netherlands)

AIRCRAFT :        Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    6/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Try to get one of the 4 seats in the middle. On the first leg of our journey we where put on the last row in the middle, which was a little better. A little more comfort to get out of your chair and possibility to stand up a bit near the emergency exit.




MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 7 December 2009 by Josh Teoh (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-200

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

The seats on the A330-200 differ to their B777-200 and B747-400 in that they seem to be harder, making it less comfortable. There is still a decent amount of legroom and recline but less than on their other long-haul aircraft.




MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 10 December 2008 by Gerry Howe (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       B747-400

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Good seat pitch, TV screen good, seat a bit uncomfortable without cushions to sit on, access okay. What you would expect for an economy seat, but the best for seat pitch.




MALAYSIA AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS  SEAT REVIEW  - 6 November 2008 by Alison Leonard (Ireland)

AIRCRAFT :       B777-200

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x5x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Overall the seat was okay, but the seat recline was a disappointment.



Review:   13 November 2007

Aircraft:  A330-300

Name:  Josh Teoh   (Australia)

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   2x4x2

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

Seats are comfortable but no in-seat TV screens. Seat recline on this aircraft is a bit less than on their B747-400s.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   13 November 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing B747-400

Name:  Josh Teoh   (Australia)

Position:  Middle

Layout:   3x4x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

The seat itself is very comfortable with good leg room and lumbar support. The recline seems to be less than it used to be compared to the old seats prior to the installation of in-seat TV screens. The only negative is that the seats seem a bit narrow.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes




Review:   21 October 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 777-200

Name:  Marcus Lim

Position:  Middle

Layout:   2x5x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  Maybe

Comfort Score :  9/10

  Legroom space

The seat was overall acceptable. It has slightly wider seat pitch compared to other airlines. Very comfortable, although in some aircraft the seat is a little hard.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes




Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 777 / 747

Name:  Wayne Good

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x5x2 / 3x4x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  9/10

  Legroom space

747 Seat seems a little narrower than the 777. Also, there seems to be slightly less room in the 747 - seat seems thicker. Could be my imagination.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 777-200

Name:  Armin Gottwald

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x5x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

Seat pitch well above average, good quality seats – overall comfortable experience. 2x5x2 cabin layout excellent for couples and reduces the number of passengers who are two seats away from an aisle to only one per row.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A330-300

Name:  E Shahrudin

Position:  Middle

Layout:   2x4x2

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Maybe

Comfort Score :  7/10

  Legroom space

Generous foot rest, the seat recline maybe need some improvement. However fantastic cabin service sometimes divert your attention to this matter.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 747-400

Name:  D Brunger

Position:  Window

Layout:   3x4x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

I sat in Row 60. I chose this because at this point in the plane there can only be two seats to the left and right of the aircraft, although there were four seats in the middle. Row 60 and those behind me had more room.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes


 
 

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