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Old Jan 14th 2015, 3:48 am
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I wonder if the same degree of angst is apparent each time getting into a car? That's where of course the real danger lies. Not in the air.
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I wonder if the same degree of angst is apparent each time getting into a car? That's where of course the real danger lies. Not in the air.
I was more concerend anout flying them 15-20 years ago when they had a reputation in the UK airline world for conrer-cutting on fuel supplies, oxygen provision etc. Since that got cleared up years back they ar really no better or worse than any other major airline really.

I'm too much of a fatalist, if my name's on it, it'll get me, till then why worry, can't change anything.
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I was more concerend anout flying them 15-20 years ago when they had a reputation in the UK airline world for conrer-cutting on fuel supplies, oxygen provision etc. Since that got cleared up years back they ar really no better or worse than any other major airline really.

I'm too much of a fatalist, if my name's on it, it'll get me, till then why worry, can't change anything.

And I'm more concerned about getting on one if you're on it, after just reading your other posts!

I'll be checking with you the next time I fly!
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Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
I wonder if the same degree of angst is apparent each time getting into a car? That's where of course the real danger lies. Not in the air.
IIRC it's 12 times more likely to be involved in a road accident on the way to the airport than to be involved in an aircraft incident.

And I don't know about you, but a fiery death in a plane going down sounds a better finale than wrapped around the rear wheel of a truck in a Ford Mondeo (Holden Commodore if you've gone native).
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Originally Posted by Molly Coddle View Post
And I'm more concerned about getting on one if you're on it, after just reading your other posts!

I'll be checking with you the next time I fly!
I'm fine in the air...its just on the ground i seem to stir things up
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Old Jan 14th 2015, 9:46 am
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Default Re: Would you fly Malaysian Airlines?

Well Malaysia Airlines is booked. 1 Adult, 1 child and 1 infant. Manchester to Adelaide, one 4 hours stop in KL. I'm pretty nervous about it I must admit. Friday night they go. $2990 it cost, next nearest that same weekend was minimum over $4000 and they included overnight stops, or 17 hour stops, or transfers within Australia where my wife would have to get all the bags off and check out and back in again with the next airline. This one we have booked is also a great arrival time for making the continuing 4 horu journey home.

I'll let you know how it goes for them!
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Originally Posted by LeeWillo View Post
Well Malaysia Airlines is booked. 1 Adult, 1 child and 1 infant. Manchester to Adelaide, one 4 hours stop in KL. I'm pretty nervous about it I must admit. Friday night they go. $2990 it cost, next nearest that same weekend was minimum over $4000 and they included overnight stops, or 17 hour stops, or transfers within Australia where my wife would have to get all the bags off and check out and back in again with the next airline. This one we have booked is also a great arrival time for making the continuing 4 horu journey home.

I'll let you know how it goes for them!
I'm sure they will be fine.She will probably be that occupied with the two little ones to have time to be nervous.Try and not worry and just look forward to them coming to you.
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They'll be fine. Relax and enjoy your savings.

MAS are a great airline, flown them many times.
Russian missile is highly improbable, as for MH370 ok the jury is out but statistically unlikely to be repeated.

I read article recently about those airlines who participate in global safety audit an those who don't (forget the acronym). For those who don't lets include Air Asia - gonna keep flying with them?
Now thats a factoid that would make me think, regardless of price.
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no no and no again
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Old Jan 14th 2015, 1:14 pm
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no no and no again
No. Too superstitious.
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Got that right in one. I hate flying at the best of times !!
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Originally Posted by LeeWillo View Post
Well Malaysia Airlines is booked. 1 Adult, 1 child and 1 infant. Manchester to Adelaide, one 4 hours stop in KL. I'm pretty nervous about it I must admit. Friday night they go. $2990 it cost, next nearest that same weekend was minimum over $4000 and they included overnight stops, or 17 hour stops, or transfers within Australia where my wife would have to get all the bags off and check out and back in again with the next airline. This one we have booked is also a great arrival time for making the continuing 4 horu journey home.

I'll let you know how it goes for them!
Good price. Great price actually. Nice one.
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Old Jan 14th 2015, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by LeeWillo View Post
Well Malaysia Airlines is booked. 1 Adult, 1 child and 1 infant. Manchester to Adelaide, one 4 hours stop in KL. I'm pretty nervous about it I must admit. Friday night they go. $2990 it cost, next nearest that same weekend was minimum over $4000 and they included overnight stops, or 17 hour stops, or transfers within Australia where my wife would have to get all the bags off and check out and back in again with the next airline. This one we have booked is also a great arrival time for making the continuing 4 horu journey home.

I'll let you know how it goes for them!

Well done - great price, and a 4 hr stop in KLIA is pretty good. There's a Plaza Premium Lounge in the satellite building (a couple of minutes on the tram) where you can get a shower, some food and drink. It's not too expensive, and once you are in food, drink, internet and comfy sitting/napping and newspapers are all free. There's also a massage and spa thing for an extra price.

Plaza Premium Lounge - KLIA

Well worth it in my opinion - If nothing else, it's good to get a refreshing shower and hove somewhere nice to sit while waiting for the transfer.


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Old Jan 14th 2015, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
Plaza Premium Lounge - KLIA

Well worth it in my opinion - If nothing else, it's good to get a refreshing shower and hove somewhere nice to sit while waiting for the transfer.
Ouch! that price has gone up since I was last through there !

Personally, for a few hours, I'd just get a coffee and sit in Starbucks using their wifi.
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Originally Posted by GarryP View Post
Ouch! that price has gone up since I was last through there !

Personally, for a few hours, I'd just get a coffee and sit in Starbucks using their wifi.

Yeah, it's not as cheap as it used to be. I think I payed £12 for 4 hours the first time I used it. Used to be free Heineken on tap too - now I notice that costs extra.

Still, I think it's worth a shower, a change of clothes and some half decent food. That's just for me though - may be less value for a family...


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