Malaysia Airlines offers an excellent first class product aboard its new A350 aircraft. Here’s a preview of my recent flight.
After a five-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, we boarded the late night flight for Tokyo Narita.
The A350 first class cabin has only four seats (one row of 1-2-1) and I was hoping John and I would have the cabin to ourselves. The flight still showed F2 (meaning two first class seats for sale) during boarding.
Alas, a deadheading pilot and first officer were given the two extra seats. No matter, really: the two were quite pleasant to chat with.
The first class suites are narrower than the A380 first class suites on Malaysia Airlines. Still, the seats were nicely designed and extremely comfortable. Each suite has a closing door:
You can even adjust the firmness of the seat.
Malaysia Airlines offered excellent bedding, pajamas, and a nice amenity kit (not pictured). I slept extremely well for about 5.5 hours: I could not have asked for more considering I ate twice.
After takeoff, a supper was served. I had eaten dinner in the lounge a few hours earlier, but enjoyed beef and chicken satay as well as a bowl of cream of brocoli soup. It hit the spot.
I woke up about an hour prior to landing and enjoyed a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs followed by pancakes.
Note that the eggs are freshly prepared onboard (the FA had some trouble making fried eggs, my preference).
The service on this flight was warm and kind, but also professional. FAs were chatty, but attentive.
Lastly, the new IFE system features an excellent library of movies, TV programs, music, and games.
I’ll publish a full review in the next few days, but I wholeheartedly endorse the new first class aboard Malayasia’s A350s.