Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane
Full service offering
Good arrival time into Brisbane
Possible overnight stopover required in KL
Malaysia Airlines recently resumed flights to Brisbane which has returned the city’s only non-stop service to Kuala Lumpur. We review flight MH135 Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane.
The daytime flight is scheduled at 8 hours and 10 minutes. We departed without delay at 10:30AM, landing in Brisbane at 8:35PM. The timing of this flight is very civilised and is designed to connect the airline’s traffic from London and North Asia. As I was travelling from Phuket, an overnight stopover was required the night before. This is not a problem if you have plenty of time and don’t mind booking a room at one of KLIA or klia2’s many accommodation options. All economy passengers enjoy a 30kg checked baggage allowance.
Malaysia Airlines operates their Airbus A330-300s on this route and economy class is a 2-4-2 configuration. I sat in 33H, the aisle seat of a right-hand side pair, past the centre of the cabin. The seat was very comfortable and included a blanket and pillow. The seatback in-flight entertainment system has a good range of media to help pass the flight.
There was no shortage of food and drink onboard with a lunch service about an hour after take-off and a snack service about 2 hours from landing. Unsurprisingly, Nasi Lemak (Malaysia’s national dish) was on offer and it was very tasty. The pre-arrival snack was a chicken pie which was adequate and filling but not overly delicious. In the interim, chocolate-coated ice-creams were served as well as free flowing drinks (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and salted peanuts. The crew came around regularly with trays of water. The crew on this flight were very friendly and highly attentive.
Overall this is a great way travel from between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur and beyond. Often Malaysia Airlines pricing is very competitive, which presents a good option for those who prefer to fly full service. I found transiting to my Phuket flight through their hub in Kuala Lumpur effortless and have re-booked for a future trip to Manila. As many flights from Asia to Brisbane are either overnight or land very late in the evening, the timing of this flight is a personal favourite.