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KL to LHR airline choice???

Trying to decide which airline to fly with
6 years ago, November 9th 2013 No: 1 Msg: #176951  

I am looking to fly Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow next year and was wondering if anyone had experience on the following airlines recently as i've searched online and there is so much conflicting information i am finding it hard to choose.

I fly as cheap as possible but would at least like a comfortable flight, on time with decent entertainment.

The options are Etihad, Saudi Airlines or Malaysia Airlines. Saudi being the cheapest and Etihad the most expensive. All 3 have short enough lay overs in the middle east although the Saudi ones don't sound the most enjoyable.

I would like to do it cheap as possible but will spend more if needs be.

Anyone got any suggestions?


Dan Reply to this

6 years ago, November 9th 2013 No: 2 Msg: #176952  
There is also Kuwaiti Airlines which i forgot about but reviews dont seem so friendly for them Reply to this

6 years ago, November 11th 2013 No: 3 Msg: #177017  
Ive flown Malaysian airlines quite a few times and it is a pretty normal full service airline. They'll have everything you need from hot and cold food to pillows and blankets and onboard entertainment. All should be included in the price. I would have no hesitation flying them and that's with toddlers where I get a bit more fussy

If youre happy to go cheap then you should look at Air Asia as that is based in KL and you will get very cheap flights. Just be sure to pre-book food and enough luggage and that will save you money and the worry that they are running out of food (has happened to me on a KL to Perth flight). But no niceties on this airline, no blankets, water, magazines etc....but probably 1/3rd of the price of the ones you've mentioned 😊

good luck
tam Reply to this

6 years ago, November 12th 2013 No: 4 Msg: #177055  
I've done Air Asia X a few times and its tough, they dont fly to Europe though otherwise i'd consider it for the price.

Malaysia Airlines seems a decent choice and fly direct which is a bonus.

Cheers 😊 Reply to this

6 years ago, November 15th 2013 No: 5 Msg: #177131  
Etihad is a good airline to fly economy and so is Malaysian - not much separating these two, but I think Etihad had more leg room. For possibly a similar price consider Qatar Airways as well.

For a creative flying route try Air Astana - they fly direct from Kazakhstan to KL. The facilities on board are basic (I flew them from Dubai to Almaty), but they are cheap and definitely a better option than either Kuwaiti or Saudi (I've not flown either of these two and have no desire to). The only thing to consider with Air Astana is if you need a stopover, you may need to obtain a visa. Reply to this

6 years ago, November 22nd 2013 No: 6 Msg: #177308  
Sound advice. I am leaning towards Malaysian Airlines as they fly direct to the UK, saves messing about in other airports or lay overs. Good ideas though. Thanks Reply to this

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