Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Travel: Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur with Malindo Air (Operated By Thai Lion Air)

Good news to Bangkok travellers!

Malindo Air (Indonesia) is now offering their flight services from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. This direct-flight however is operated by Thai Lion Air with Lion Air's Boeing 737-900 ER. Which means, bigger leg room and new seats. Even though the aircraft is similar with the ones from Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu, there is no in-flight entertainment for passengers - no touch screens lcd at seat.

"Indonesia’s Lion Air Group is aiming to launch a new affiliate in Thailand by the end of 2013 with an initial fleet of two 737-900ERs based at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. The new carrier, Thai Lion, will follow the low-cost model and, unlike Lion’s Malaysian subsidiary Malindo, provide an all-economy no-frill service."

If you are traveling from Bangkok, the flight departs from Don Mueng International Airport together with other low cost airlines like Air Asia and Nok Air. Check-in counter is located at aisle 8. You may need to  arrive early at the airport since check-in is still manually done.

I am sure that Malindo Air do have web check-in service in their website. Cant really comment about the service yet since I haven't tried. Do expect for slight delays for boarding though - sometimes.

In-flight F&B is available with menu choices from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Even though departs from Don Mueng International Airport, this flight will land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - Satellite. Travel time with take 1 hour 50 minutes.

Comfort Level: ★★★★☆
Ticket Price: ★★★☆☆
Flight Attendant: ★★★☆
In-Flight Service: ★★★
Airline Recommendation: ★★★★


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