Malindo Air

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Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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9/10

"recommend this airline"

(Poland)

Trip Verified | Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur. I recommend this airline. Spacious seat, clan aircraft, flight was smooth and comfortable. Only one minus - small portion of purchased meal
AircraftBoeing 737
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteHong Kong to Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
1/10

"will never fly this airline again"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Sydney to Bali. I received an email a week before from Malindo airlines, changing my return journey by 3 days. With no alternative but to rearrange my entire holiday. Their customer service was appalling as they had no idea as to what they could offer customers like me in distress. I will never fly with this airline ever again and I still don't know what I'm going to do with my flights.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSydney to Bali
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
2/10

"worse airline I've experienced"

(Malaysia)

Trip Verified | Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. This is the worse airline I've experienced. I wanted to change/cancel my flight, called the service centre but it seems she was no help. She made matter more confusing and she gave me the wrong info. But to make matter worse, i got my luggage damage, try to file a complain, but they said i got no insurance so nothing cant be done. I understand that part, but i had to travel far back and forth to the lost and found department, holding my heavy luggage, without any offer to help me carry them.
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"ridiculous luggage policy"

(Netherlands)

Trip Verified | Kochi to Denpasar via Kuala Lumpur. Absolutely ridiculous luggage policy! Airline wanted to charge us $500 for one bag (30000 Indian rupees / 15 kilo) during the checkin process, even though we had already paid 10 kilos before checking in (6 months prior to travel). Even worse, we tried to purchase the additional luggage the same day through the website and the servers didn’t allow us to complete the purchase. We eventually had to upgrade to business (to Kuala Lumpur) to take the bag at a rate of $260 for the upgrade. In addition to that, the Customer support service over the phone was poor. Many disconnects. Had to wait over 30 minutes and call back at least 5 times when we were purchasing the 10 kilos in advance. I will request a refund for the $260 charge.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKochi to Denpasar via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
8/10

"empty seats made for a comfortable flight"

(Indonesia)

Trip Verified | Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta. The only trouble was at boarding, where despite having checked in online and told to go straight to the gate, I was held up for document check and have a paper boarding pass printed. Plane departed on time and arrived 20 minutes early. Plenty of empty seats made for a comfortable flight, though aircon was a bit too cold.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteKuala Lumpur to Jakarta
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
1/10

"baggage policy is ridiculous"

(Germany)

Trip Verified | Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur. This is the worst airline I have ever seen. Their baggage policy is ridiculous. During their online-check-in, there is no option to add additional checkin luggage. Once you have checked-in then, they only allow you to add luggage at a price that is ludicrous (around 14 AUD per Kilo, which is ~7/8 EUR). Talking to the customer service hotline, there is no way to reverse your check-in or add luggage (even if it’s couple days before departure), so you’re forced to pay their luggage pricing. If you are traveling with Malindo make sure that you add luggage at the time you are booking the tickets (via trip.com this was NOT possible), otherwise I can only urge to avoid.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteDenpasar to Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"Malindo Air is a disgrace"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Melbourne to Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur. Corona Virus is preventing me from travelling yet Malindo refuses to refund ticket purchased before the outbreak? I had trade shows to attend in India which have all been suspended due to Corona Virus. At the time of booking the Corona Virus was not an issue for these events. I have contacted Malindo and asked for a refund given: there is no point going because everything has been postponed and the Australian government cannot guarantee I will be allowed back into Australia without first going into quarantine for 14 days. Other airlines I was booked to travel with gave me a full refund without hesitation. Malindo Air is a disgrace because they wish to profit from the situation created by the Corona Virus.
AircraftBoeing 737-800
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeBusiness Class
RouteMelbourne to Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"payment policy was so inflexible"

(Taiwan)

Trip Verified | Taipei to Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur. I wanted to purchase extra luggage allowances through the website weeks before departure and realized I could not. So I called the customer service and she told me that it was because I did not book my flight ticket on the Malindo Air website and if I needed to buy more I would have to do it via calls. However, I booked the ticket on the Malindo website. I could simply operate that extra allowance service online if the system did not occur such a mistake. Plus it takes 10 mins to wait in a queue to talk to the CS every time and the phone line is so unstable! Such a waste of time and money. However, before departure, I called in to buy the allowances and the customer service lady told me I could only clear the payment at the Taipei office or at the airport. So I asked the lady the opening hours at the office in Taipei and proceeded to pay for it. When I arrived at the office, the office was closed and obviously routinely away during weekends. Then I called again to ask whether I could simply clear the payment at the counter when check-in despite the paying-4-hours-before-departure policy. I was in Taipei when I made the call about six hours away before departure and I got my transportation to the airport all booked already. The airport is in Taoyuan. Therefore it was a bit of inconvenience for me to present myself 4 hours before departure just to clear the payment. I told the CS lady that I did want to purchase extra allowance in advance and made my actions to pay for it and all those showed that it was not a sudden decision. Anyhow, the CS lady insisted still I had to pay off the fees four hours before departure even after consulting with her manager. She sort of accused me that if I operated it online 48 hours before departure I could have paid it online despite that I tried to tell her it was not working even before 48 hours. This whole thing was really inefficient and highly unfriendly to customers. If you can make a remark about how many KGs I intend to buy, why can not Malindo simply make a remark allowing me to pay off the bill while checking in? Make passengers/customers to go to the airport 4 hours in advance just to clear the bill is pure nonsense. As my first experience with Malindo Air, it turned out to be the worst and the service was blunt. Firstly, the online ticketing system was poorly designed and considered my transaction done with an OTA. Secondly, the CS lady provided me false information and made me go to the local office that was always closed during weekends. Thirdly, the payment policy was so inflexible and unfriendly. Even worse, when I finished the flight with Malindo I found out my luggage was heavily damaged. And the goods in another check-in were also terribly hit. I've flown regularly but my luggage has never been treated that way with such strong force.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteTaipei to Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"lost my baggage"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Perth to Trivandrum via Kuala Lumpur. Worst flight and baggage dealing. I lost my baggage while I was flying from Perth on 31 Jan 2020. No Response from Malindo Air. I register a complaint at Trivandrum Airport. But no Response. I didn't get my baggage today.
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePerth to Trivandrum via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownJanuary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"charge you even for water"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Dhaka to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur. Worst service you can imagine. They charge you even for water. Even for a 6 hours long flight. So, if you don't have cash and you are travelling via economy class of Malindo air they will not give you water free.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteDhaka to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Date FlownJanuary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no