Back to KLIA and the Malaysia Airlines Lounge
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
Contents (It’s LONG and probably will change).
- Seriously – Take a holiday!
- Morning Manoeuvres in the dark, Terminal 5 and Galleries South
- BA776 London Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda (Club Europe)
- Exploring Stockholm on the cheap (Travel Plus!)
- Back to Arlanda, Stockholm Arlanda Lounge
- QR168 Stockholm Arlanda to Doha (Hamad International Airport) – (Business Class)
- Six Hours in at Al Mourjan Doha’s Lounge
- QR944 Doha – Singapore Changi International (Business Class)
- Intercontinental Singapore
- Exploring Singapore by boat
- From the Top of the Marina Sands
- Back to Changi T2, SATS Lounge
- MH624 Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport
- Into KL, Holiday Inn Express KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
- Adventures in KL
- KL Tower (or yes, Kevin is in yet another tall building)
- Back to KLIA
- MH611 Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Singapore Changi
- Exploring Singapore again
- Back to Premium, dnata lounge, Singapore T3
- QR947 Singapore Changi to Doha (Business Class)
- A Dash through Doha…
- QR169 Doha – Stockholm Arlanda (Business Class)
- From Premium to Economy
- BA777 Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow
- Long way home
- I need another break…
With the alarm going off at 6am, it was time to fall out of bed, pick up the rucksack and head out. originally, I was going to take the train – but I decided to get a UberX to the airport.
Uber coverage in the KLCC area can be … variable to say the least – it took a couple of attempts to get a car – but eventually, I got one for the 40 minute ride to KLIA Terminal 1.
The ride was in dry and the rain – so it made for an interesting ride from down-town. I could had taken Uber to the train station, but to be honest, I honestly didn’t want to spend my time grumbling when I got to the airport about how badly signed it is.
From dusk to dawn, the car dropped me off at KLIA, and I was once again at an airport.
Whilst Malaysia airlines insists economy passengers must use the self check-in kiosks, I went to the priority desks (well, I might as well make my oneworld sapphire work).
There was a short delay, but after a short while, my bag was accepted for check-in. A lounge invitation was also issued to the Satellite Lounge – as the regional lounge was shut.
With that – it was time to exit Malaysia.
And again – lines everywhere. Lines to clear the country, then another queue to clear inital security (and of course – security at the gate).
What madness is this?
After clearing passport control and the first security check, I was greeted by things that amuse me – model planes. Of different scales.
I also checked on the state of Kinder Eggs with Airbus A330 models in them. And our survey this time stays it’s a big fat Nope.
With a little time on my hand, I proceeded to the transit train, so I could head to the satellite.
Once at the satellite, I found some stairs to take me to the mezzanine level, and to the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge.
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge (T1 Satellite)
I was welcomed and directed to the left hand side to the main lounge. There’s a variety of different seating spaces when I explored.
But of course – I was here for food. C’mon. It’s one of the few reasons to go to a lounge. Apart from allegedly reasonable Internet.
This lounge had a cook cooking… well do I even need to say? Laksa.
There were also plenty of help yourself options
I got on the with the joy of waking up and checking if the person I was meant to be meeting in Singapore would still be meeting me (answer: yes). I also spent some time checking for safe luggage (which there is).
The views out of the lounge were reasonable too.
Soon enough, time was up in this lounge – and it was time to head back to the main terminal.
This time, at least I could watch the planes..
I was soon in the main terminal, and headed to the G gate – where my 737 would be departing from KLIA.
I was soon at my gate, and cleared security one more time. With that done, there was a panic call in the lounge – not for my flight, but for a Malindo flight
There was a 10 minute delay for boarding ,but soon – priority boarding was called – and I headed for the plane for the short hop back to Singapore.
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