Lights of KL


A380 great flight to London - is there something on here shortly?


Wed 18 Jul 2012
Its just another aircraft right? Thats what i told myself as i aniticipated flying up to London on an Airbus A380 with Malaysia Airlines. I did not know that the aircraft was as new as it was, having just entered service on the 1st July.

Over the gate lounge was a banner "be one of the first"... and so I was.

Even better was a moderate loading - I thought that the pre Olympics flights would be full, but I ended up with my slightly more expensive window seat AND the two beside me. The flight attendant smile to me as she passed - she knew what i was thinking.... Lay flat sleeping is a luxury that costs $$ more up in first class, and here I was to enjoy this ANOTHER TIME in my life, as I had this luck 3 times before ...

The A380 spec says that it is 50% quieter on take off, but my rear of cabin seat confirmed that its at cruise that the A380 is noticeably more silent (that its rival Boeing craft).

The service was extra motivated, by the new plane perhaps, but the food even better. I opted for the fillet steak which was tender and filling along with the generous portions accompanying.. the salmon on salad entree went back untouched.

Breakfast was sausage and eggs over a Malay style choice, and once again filling, completed with the request for an extra Croissant delivered in duplicate. I ate both ... :)

Heathrow is tarted up to the max, and operating efficiently. About the place are helpful people in colourful shirts, eager to assist. Is there something on in town soon? I trust that they can hold onto the vibe after Olympics as Sydney apparently did. The mass change of attitude required to host a games has to be a good thing for the collective sole of the city.

The weather in London today is with out rain and drier tomorrow, so the option for no "brolly" is doing fine thus far. Derren Brown tonight after rendezvous with friends and prior Whitsunday visitors.



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