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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8/10

"economy class seats are good for money"

(Bangladesh)

Economy class seats are good for money. Seat pitch I think 34 inches, and legroom is enough for economy class. Entertainment option average.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200
Seat Layout2×5×2
Date FlownJuly 2015
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

"big roomy comfortable seat"

(Australia)

Business Class ADL-KUL. Big roomy comfortable seat when it is used as a seat, but as a bed it is not so great.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeA330
Seat Layout2x2x2
Date FlownJune 2015
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
6/10

"cabin seat looked exhausted"

(Singapore)

Adequate legroom, would suggest to have foot-rest. Cabin seat looked exhausted and old, needing some improvement. The seat recline level is acceptable. IFE was so so (compared to Qatar Airways) and a lousy headset.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200
Seat Layout2x5x2
Date FlownMay 2015
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
8/10

"seat was also comfortable enough"

(Taiwan)

Taiwan to Kota Kinabalu. I was surprise that it is quite new I am so glad that now every seats have their own personal PTV screen I found the seat was also comfortable enough. The safety video is new it's professional and detailed. Cabin staff service was more than excellent they are friendly and helpful. Food was okay.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 737-800
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

"recline was minimal"

(Singapore)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-200
Seat Layout2x5x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
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!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 737-800
Seat Layout3x4x3
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout2x4x2
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330
Seat Layout2x4x2
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes