Malaysia Airlines

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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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9/10

"seats were really good"

(India)

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!
Aircraft TypeBOEING 737-800
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

"2x4x2 configuration worked well"

(United Kingdom)

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.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
4/10

"legs were in the back of the seat"

(United Arab Emirates)

I am tall at 192cm or 6'4". I sat in 36K/H with my 5yr old son a night flight Dubai to KL. I picked Malaysian because I read the pitch room was 32". I doubt this as my legs were right in the back of the seat. I moved all the usual back seat mag etc to another seat and I could still fill the seat firmly in my knees. Tall people with kids who cannot claim the emergency exit should target the first row in Economy class on outer two seats.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"seat has infinite leg room"

(United Kingdom)

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.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"71H is an undesirable seat"

(China)

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.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
6/10

"seats were generally average"

(Malaysia)

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.
Aircraft TypeBOEING B737-800
Seat Layout3x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
9/10

"don't expect a very comfortable experience"

(New Zealand)

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.
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-200ER
Seat Layout2x5x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
9/10

"leg room generally looked okay"

(United Kingdom)

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.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
3/10

"old planes with poor fitting"

(Australia)

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.
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"unable to access my tray"

(Australia)

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.
Aircraft TypeA330-200
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no