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Flights arrive in Kota Kinabalu
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Flight price $1,022
Distance 7,729 km
Airlines Malaysia Airlines, Air New Zealand

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Origin
Auckland
$1,022
only
$1,022
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
$1,022
only
$1,022
Mon, 28 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
19h 15m
Wed, 6 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
21h 45m
$1,022
Trip: 10 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
MYY
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The timeliness of the boarding and flight takeoff

Cons: The landing. Seemed a little rough

SDK
BKI
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time

Cons: 2 times flight per day

DPS
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: Comfortable seating map

Cons: Food could be improved especially for vegetarians

HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: YES

Cons: Toilets should never be wet.

KUL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Because I had missed my original connecting flight, the airlines booked me at an overnight hotel and my new flight seat number was premium economy. This was fine in the end, but in the moment I practically cried.

Cons: Again, not being delayed and having to miss my original connecting flight would have been best.

Wed, 30 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
28h 50m
Thu, 7 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
$1,347
Trip: 9 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,639 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy.

Cons: More comfortable seats.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew were fantastic

Cons: Entertainment choices

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment.

Cons: Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

WLG
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful

Cons: First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good

Tue, 29 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
16h 05m
Fri, 8 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
24h 15m
$1,022
Trip: 11 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
MNL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: On time

Cons: Everything. Bad business class food. Old movies. No inflight service.

TPE
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: Everything on the plane was fine, and the service was great.

Cons: Not being delayed on the first leg and missing my connecting flight to Denpasar would have been great.

LGK
KUL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Custom check line 200 meters long, security check line another 120 meter long, why not combine them together and open two machine in parallel

KUL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Because I had missed my original connecting flight, the airlines booked me at an overnight hotel and my new flight seat number was premium economy. This was fine in the end, but in the moment I practically cried.

Cons: Again, not being delayed and having to miss my original connecting flight would have been best.

KUL
MNL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: lost my luggage

Wed, 30 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
16h 15m
Wed, 6 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
24h 15m
$1,022
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

KUL
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was terrible plane dirty and very poor service waited 90 minutes after take off to get a drink in business class. Last time I fly this airline used to be ok but now going downhill

Cons: Almost every thing. Incredibly dirty plane and crew just poor not interested in passenger at all unfortunately noticing this more and more with MAS

KUL
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats were comfortable

Cons: The crew was not friendly, and the food selection is limited

LGK
KUL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Security check at gate without priority Bagage Delivery business class

LHR
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment was good.

Cons: Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault

Thu, 31 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
15h 20m
Sun, 3 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 55m
$1,022
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
PEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I paid more than 1500 ringgit for the bags, although the booking of the trip was comprehensive. Unfortunately the site disappointed me

BKI
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

KUL
HYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Helping and immediate response.

LGK
KUL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Custom check line 200 meters long, security check line another 120 meter long, why not combine them together and open two machine in parallel

JHB
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Frustrated

Mon, 4 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
15h 20m
Fri, 8 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
24h 15m
$1,022
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
PVG
KUL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Price were amongst the cheapest

Cons: Terrible cabin cleaness and rude crew members. Nothing matches the Malaysian hospitality promoted.

LHR
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment was good.

Cons: Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault

XMN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful.

Cons: Been on time departing.

KUL
NRT
Good 7.3

Pros: The Malaysia Airlines crew hospitality is world wide known and I experienced it myself during this flight

Cons: I sit in 2K of A350-900. Though it is known as a throne seat, there is an error on the installation of this seat. The foot rest that comes up and supposedly joined with the ottoman to make up the flat bed is too long so this seat never can actually go to full 180 degree mode.

DPS
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was good about this flight

Cons: They need to have at least 5 to 10 vegetarian meal on board.

Mon, 28 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
19h 15m
Mon, 4 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
35h 05m
$1,027
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The people at the check-in desk.

Cons: A light snack and drinks would have been good. Even just water.

HKT
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew are nice,but the seat need to improve

Cons: The seat need to improve

KUL
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats were comfortable

Cons: The crew was not friendly, and the food selection is limited

ICN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The seat was very nice position.

KCH
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth process all the way from check in to seating to disembarkation

Cons: none

Tue, 29 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
15h 00m
Wed, 6 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 55m
$1,027
Trip: 9 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SGN
KUL
Good 7.0

Pros: The seats were comfortable and the in-flight entertainment was fine.

Cons: The crew shouldn’t assume that an Asian person is Vietnamese just because they boarded from Vietnam. The vegetarian door was awful.

BKK
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Cons: It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

KUL
LGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Airport, sea side

Cons: Nothing

DPS
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was good about this flight

Cons: They need to have at least 5 to 10 vegetarian meal on board.

Wed, 30 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
16h 15m
Sun, 3 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
24h 15m
$1,027
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

LBU
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was excellent, however I had a very serious problem upon checking in as I DISCOVERED AM NOT ALLOWED A SINGLE KG OF LUGGAGE.THE AIRLINE ASKED ME TO INFORM THE AGENT WHO DID NOT MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET.THAT HAS COST ME A LOT OF ANXIETY AND BIG$$

Cons: TICKETS ON SALE THAT HAS NOT LUGGAGE MUST BE CLEARLY STATED THAT NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

PVG
KUL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Price were amongst the cheapest

Cons: Terrible cabin cleaness and rude crew members. Nothing matches the Malaysian hospitality promoted.

LGK
KUL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Security check at gate without priority Bagage Delivery business class

Thu, 31 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
15h 20m
Mon, 4 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
35h 05m
$1,027
Trip: 5 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

ADL
KUL
Okay 4.0

Cons: Feel airline maintenance is slipping second flight in a week where they have tv trouble

TPE
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: Everything on the plane was fine, and the service was great.

Cons: Not being delayed on the first leg and missing my connecting flight to Denpasar would have been great.

DPS
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was good about this flight

Cons: They need to have at least 5 to 10 vegetarian meal on board.

DPS
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: Avoid Malaysian airlines and avoid KUL airport. What a mess of a company ...

Sat, 2 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
16h 15m
Fri, 8 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
21h 45m
$1,042
Trip: 7 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KCH
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth process all the way from check in to seating to disembarkation

Cons: none

NRT
KUL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Creaky seats in business class, below average selection of inflight movies and food that was substandard. This was a very oddly configured A330 with the seats in business way too close to each other. Every time they make an announcement you have to deselect whatever you were watching again.

KUL
PEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I paid more than 1500 ringgit for the bags, although the booking of the trip was comprehensive. Unfortunately the site disappointed me

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

LBU
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was excellent, however I had a very serious problem upon checking in as I DISCOVERED AM NOT ALLOWED A SINGLE KG OF LUGGAGE.THE AIRLINE ASKED ME TO INFORM THE AGENT WHO DID NOT MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET.THAT HAS COST ME A LOT OF ANXIETY AND BIG$$

Cons: TICKETS ON SALE THAT HAS NOT LUGGAGE MUST BE CLEARLY STATED THAT NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED

Mon, 28 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
19h 15m
Sat, 2 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
36h 05m
$1,327
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SIN
KUL
Okay 4.3

Pros: Malayasia airlines made me sad since they left my luggage in KL on my trip to Shanghai today. The agent in Shanghai was really bad to handle situation. He doesnt care at all. No one from Malaysia Airlines showed off to explain the situation. Me and my wife dont have any clothes to change. Very bad

Cons: Malaysia airlines need to Change the behavior of the staffs in shanghai especially the agent or the station manager of MAS

KUL
MNL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Did not departure on time

KUL
MNL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok.

Cons: level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service.

KUL
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats were comfortable

Cons: The crew was not friendly, and the food selection is limited

SIN
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The airline better than the budget ariline

Cons: The agency that booked through not so cooperative and complicated

Mon, 28 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
22h 10m
Thu, 7 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
33h 55m
$1,377
Trip: 11 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

KUL
MNL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: lost my luggage

KUL
AKL
Okay 5.6

Cons: The flight attendants didn't ask me if I need ice cream or any drink but they asked another seat of passages. It's not fair...

KUL
MYY
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Luggage allowance.

KUL
NRT
Good 7.3

Pros: The Malaysia Airlines crew hospitality is world wide known and I experienced it myself during this flight

Cons: I sit in 2K of A350-900. Though it is known as a throne seat, there is an error on the installation of this seat. The foot rest that comes up and supposedly joined with the ottoman to make up the flat bed is too long so this seat never can actually go to full 180 degree mode.

Sat, 2 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
15h 00m
Sun, 3 Nov
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
AKL
Auckland Intl
14h 30m
$1,723
Trip: 2 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,431 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: YES

Cons: Toilets should never be wet.

JHB
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier

KUL
MNL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok.

Cons: level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service.

LBU
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was excellent, however I had a very serious problem upon checking in as I DISCOVERED AM NOT ALLOWED A SINGLE KG OF LUGGAGE.THE AIRLINE ASKED ME TO INFORM THE AGENT WHO DID NOT MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN I WAS BUYING THE TICKET.THAT HAS COST ME A LOT OF ANXIETY AND BIG$$

Cons: TICKETS ON SALE THAT HAS NOT LUGGAGE MUST BE CLEARLY STATED THAT NO LUGGAGE ALLOWED

KUL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Because I had missed my original connecting flight, the airlines booked me at an overnight hotel and my new flight seat number was premium economy. This was fine in the end, but in the moment I practically cried.

Cons: Again, not being delayed and having to miss my original connecting flight would have been best.

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