TIPS TAG BAGASI

Apakah habit anda untuk melabel bagasi khususnya jika anda hendak menaiki kapalterbang untuk ke destinasi anda. Ada orang yang bimbang jika bagasinya hilang semasa bagasi diuruskan oleh pihak lapangan terbang meletakkan info lengkap agar jika bagasi hilang pihak bertanggungjawab boleh menghantar ke alamat yang terdapat pada tag bagasi.

Sebenarnya ia merbahaya.

Apa-apa juga maklumat yang membolehkan seseorang/kumpulan yang berniat jahat dapat mengesan lokasi rumah/pejabat anda adalah lead kepada mereka. Malah pernah ada nasihat agar pass check in penerbangan pun perlu tidak wajar dimuatnaik ke media sosial kerana ia boleh mendedahkan maklumat sulit kepada pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab. Dengan teknologi hari ini, ruang untuk penjenayah melaksanakan jenayah mereka cukup luas dengan lead yang mencukupi.

Baru-baru ini viral di Whatsapp satu mesej dari British Airways menasihatkan semua penumpang penerbangan berhati-hati dengan tag bagasi mereka. Sila baca di bawah:

Tentu anda tidak mahu terjebak kan?

Tiga Peristiwa Dalam MAS

Ini bukanlah sesuatu yang menjejaskan nama baik MAS tetapi apa yang berlaku telah meningkatkan imej kru penerbangan. Mungkin peristiwa ini boleh memberikan sedikit keyakinan kepada penumpang dan bakal penumpang MAS bahawa malang itu boleh berlaku dalam mana-mana penerbangan sahaja dan bukan MAS sahaja.

Peristiwa pertama aku baca dari blog rakan blogger placesandfood tentang seorang penumpang dalam penerbangan MH125 dari Kuala Lumpur ke Perth telah pengsan dalam penerbangan. Anda boleh baca apa yang diceritakan oleh blogger tersebut tentang bagaimana tindakan profesional cabin crew berhadapan dengan situasi sedemikian berkat latihan yang mereka telah lalui, “Ini bukan cobaan…….Ini betul-betul…..” sekadar nak petik dailog dari salah sebuah filem Allahyarham P. Ramlee.

Peristiwa kedua berlaku dalam penerbangan dari Kuala Lumpur ke London, di mana seorang penumpang telah minum hingga mabuk. Turut serta dalam penerbangan tersebut ialah Datuk Bandar London. Apa yang berlaku ialah seorang penumpang telah mabuk dan kru kabin telah dapat mengawal lelaki itu yang kemudiannya diserahkan kepada pihak polis selepas mendarat.

Peristiwa ketiga melibatkan seorang rakan sekampung, Allahyarham Ahmad Omar, yang meninggal dalam penerbangan dari Dubai ke Kuala Lumpur. Allahayrham telah pergi ke Dubai untuk menghadiri persidangan Asian Paralympic Council. Jenazah Allahyarham selamat disemadikan di Tanah Perkuburan Mesjid Al Ghufrah, Akar Peluru, Alor Setar, Kedah.

Semoga roh Allahyarham ditempatkan bersama-sama orang-orang beriman. Al Fatihah

photo credit to http://eng.mynewshub.cc/
                                       photo credit to http://eng.mynewshub.cc/

Anda boleh baca cerita selanjutnya DI SINI

Doa blogger ini semoga MAS akan terus terbang dan menjadi duta negara mengibarkan jalur gemilang.

Hiburan Inflight MAS

Agak lama juga tidak menaiki MAS selepas bersara dari perkhidmatan. Namun rezeki masih ada dan tahun ini dah tiga kali berkesempatan terbang bersama syarikat penerbangan kebangaan Malaysia itu. Walau syarikat itu bermasalah dari segi mengalami kerugian dan kehilangan dua buah pesawatnya dalam satu tahun, ia masih lagi pembawa bendera negara merantau ke seluruh dunia. Kesan dari dua kemalangan tersebut diberitakan ramai sudah hilang keyakinan untuk terbang bersama MAS. Namun bagi aku hidup mati itu di tangan Allah, bukan di tangan pilot.

Aku masih ingan kali pertama aku naik MAS ialah semasa hendak terbang ke Kota Kinabalu, Sabah pada tahun 1974 untuk mendaftar sebagai guru pelatih di Maktab Perguruan Gaya. Ketika itu dan selepasnya apabila sudah berkhidmat sebagai guru terlatih, naik kapalterbang adalah seperti naik bas. Setiap tahun naik kapalterbang untuk balik kampung ketika bercuti.

 

MAS with her original design and logo on her body
MAS with her original design and logo on her body

Selepas itu beberapa kali dalam setahun menaikinya semula apabila menjalankan tugas resmi semasa berkhidmata dengan sebuah Jabatan Kerajaan.

Apa yang hendak aku tulis dalam posting ini ialah bila mengetahui bahawa ada inflight entertinment dalam pesawatnya. Kali pertama dan kedua aku tidak mengetahui bahawa ada entertinment itu. Setiap kerusi dilengkapkan dengan monitor skrin sentuh dan penumpang boleh memilih bentuk entertainment yang di minati. Untuk kanak-kanak dan dewasa.  Mula-mula tu hanya tengok je paparan pada skrin bisu itu sebab tidak ada headphone dibekalkan.

Apa yang aku nampak ada di hadapan ialah satu port USB. Ini bermakna penumpang boleh charge gajet mudahalih mereka dalam penerbangan. Dulu masa naik Malindo air memang ada port USB dan headphone jack. Jadi bolehlah bawa earphone/headphone sendiri.

Semasa menaiki pesawat kali ketiga baru aku dapat tahu bahawa ada juga ear/headphone jack pada tempat alas tangan. Aku mengetahui pun sebab penumpang yang duduk sebaris dengan aku membawa peralatan tersebut dan menggunakan. Kebetulan memang aku bawa earphone. jadi dapatlah aku dengar suara dari imej yang dipaparkan pada skrin monitor di hadapan. MAS Inflight Entertainment

MAS Ingflight Entertainment
Port USB dalam pesawat Boeing 737-800 MAS

MAS Aftermath MH370 Tragedy – View From A Captain

MH370 unearth many professionals and talents which nobody knew before. We see gems within out society that had only been polished  when they are invited to speak on the educational side of the missing MH370. Among the gems uncovered is retired MAS Captain Datuk Nik ahmad Huzlan who had served MAS for 30 years. Since his first appearance on Astro Awani, he had been the centre of reliable information about aircraft especially the missing Boeing 777.  His explanation which is simple and easily understandable by non aviation masses.

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Ever since i knew his Facebook profile, I requested to be added as a friend and now been following his unofficial statements and views about aviation and specifically the MH370 tragedy.

Today he published a lengthy post on his wall; view from someone who has that self of belonging feeling of his “farm” that feed him and his family for 30 years before retirement. I copy and paste his love and feeling about the future of our national carrier that is beleeding more than RM 3 million a day. I repeat RM 3 million a day, NOT a month or year.

This is his post copied from HERE. Go to the posting to read responses from others.

What will happen to this beloved Airline of ours? Already bleeding to the tune of more than RM3 million a day, it has also shrunk to 5/8th its original size. This month MAS loses direct connectivity to the US where years ago it was serving both coasts, landing at Los Angeles and New York. MAS used to be a Top airline, winning numerous accolades with a sparkling safety record, which went a long way in covering up its Management deficiencies that has been present for many years.
The MH370 Event will definitely expose these deficiencies as the Airline and its Operating Practices comes under a microscope.

How much more pain can this beleaguered Airline bear? While time may heal MAS’ reputation, its main reason for existence, ie, as a profitable Business Entity, is vague and unclear. It will continue to lose money for sure.

I served MAS for 30 years. In 1996 I became Chief Pilot Narrow Body Operations and watched with horror as i saw the smart ones being ignored while the mediocre corporate politicians rule the roost.

During my stint in Management I served under 6 CEOs. All came in with their select team, bringing high hopes, but all eventually faltered as the seasoned corporate politicians edged their way into the meeting rooms and left the CEO Teams clueless. The CEOs and their Dream Teams left after 3 years. The seasoned corporate politicians are still around.

MAS is a story of square pegs in round holes. Its main problem is not the business nor costs. Its about Talent Management. Its about having good Human Resource processes to ensure the qualified does the job they are not just merely good at, but excellent and passionate about doing the task at hand. I observed many Senior MAS staff engaging in processes that ensures job protection, even to the detriment of MAS. These people have to go as they are dragging the company down. They thrive on cronyism. They surround themselves with average people who will not threaten their position. They prefer compliance rather than intellect. They avoid confronting conflict, preferring the path of backhanded maneuvering to solve it their own way.
They need to go.

MAS more than ever needs people with the talent of doing good business, not just ability of running a business. They must be hungry, and understand that the process of a successful sale is serving the customer from cradle to grave AND collecting the proceeds of that sale. The Operations side needs thinkers, not procedural pen pushers, happy to just fulfil what is required of them in a day, but not hungry to improve currently tried and tested process.

There is so much talent inside MAS, but most in the wrong place. Or unrecognised.

On Talent, MAS must keep the Best and Fix the Rest. Average is just not good enough now. Not after losing two planes in six months while bleeding RM3million a day.

Its current path is leading it to destruction. It needs to address its long standing problem, which, even before MH370, seems insurmountable. Excellent Management is required with MH370 hanging over its head.

NOTE: The Above is a Watered down version. There is a Dark Side to MAS that not many knows.

Bloggers view: Is it because MAS is a GLC that it face such a predicament. What if Airasia too is another GLC?

Read some of his educational information

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MH370 Day 13 New Hope

Something Big Down There

A P8 Poseidon, which is checking on objects suspected to be debris of MH370 some 2,500km southwest of Perth, reports radar hits of significant size

PETALING JAYA: A flight crew scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 say that they were getting radar hits of “significant size”, indicating something was  below the water’s surface.. SOURCE 

Australian Spotted Possible Object On 61 March

Australian Satelitte spotted what might be from MH370 in the Indian Ocean but still need to be verified. Australia through AMSA (Australia Maritime Safety Authority) sent a search team to verify the satellite image.

Satelite Image of what could be from MH370 that has been missing since 8th March 2014
Satelite Image of what could be from MH370 that has been missing since 8th March 2014

MH370 Australian Satelite Image

This new lead spark new hope for the Search and Rescue comprising of 26 nations, the largest SAR team assembled for an air search.

It will still need to be verified when the scout sent by AMSA reached the destination about 2,400 km away SW of Perth in the Indian Ocean. It will take about 4 hours to reach the location. Based on the coordinate the object was spotted somewhere in this area on Google Map.

suspected object location
suspected object location

Read more HERE 

UPDATES

The first search plane arrived back to Perth this evening, confirming it was not able to find debris. Limited visibility hampered the search for flight MH370.

Norvegian ship Car Carrier Hoegh St Petersburg arrived at the area. 

OSLO, March 20 — Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship owner’s said today. – See more at: themalaymailonline  

AMSA Full Statement posted at 2.01PM (Malaysian time) 

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MH370 Reflects Our Defence Alertness?

If an “unidentified” plane had been picked up flouting prescribed procedures or with switched-off transponders or not “squawking” IFF (identification, friend or foe) codes, a series of “air defence measures” would have kicked in – including the scrambling of fighters – to “detect, identify, intercept and destroy” the intruder, an Indian newspaper reported.

The paper also reported that India dismiss the possibility that MAS jet could have flown over her airspace. Indian official said that if a jetliner were to cross the Indian mainland, their primary radars (which bounce radio signals off targets) would have picked it up despite its transponders being switched off (secondary radars beam signals that request information from a plane’s transponders),” said a top Indian Air Force (IAF) officer. -SOURCE

On the morning MH370 went missing, defence radar detected a flying object crossing the northern part of peninsular Malaysia and it was assumed as non hostile, therefore no action were taken to checkout. The assumption it was a commercial flight. After a few days only it was confirmed, through studying of the recording that it might be MH370.

Now, what can we learn from this incident? 

1. Is the route a normal route for commercial airline?  If we check Flightradar24 the route taken by the suspected to be MH370 is not a normal aircraft route. That should put the radar operator on alert and take necessary actions.
2. Why the radar operator think it is a commercial airline since it detected a flying object? A Malaysian military radar showed trace of flight MH370 turning back before it vanished
3. As a layman, I am not sure what kind of detected signal on the radar that can be considered non hostile.
4. If the radar operator alert the defense system during that particular moment and send out reconnaissance jets, maybe the search for MH370 will not drag until day 8 and put Malaysia to shame day by day.

Does that show how weak our air defence is? 

#MH370 Missing En Route

 

#Pray for MH370
#Pray for MH370

Today abuzz on social media, traditional electronic media and talk of the town is the news that Flight MH370 bound for Beijing China was missing along the route. The last tracked position was off the coast of Vietnam. The plane has 227 passengers and 12 crews. For the manifest of the passenger list CLICK HERE.

There had been confusing news and postings on the social media especially Facebook flooded with unconfirmed latest status of the plight of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200.

MH370 departed KLIA at 12.35 a.m and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6.35 a.m. However communication was lost while the plane was crossing the South China Sea towards Vietnam. The jet was being monitored by flight tracking website flightradar24.com which shows the plane’s progress before it vanished.

The last position recorded was at 1.30 a.m Saturday morning.

It has been reported that one of the passenger board the flight with a stolen passport belonging to one, Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Cesena. Read more interesting development HERE.

MH370 schedule Watch the graphic showing the moment MH370 went missing over The South Chine Sea HERE.

MH370 route

When all effort had been deployed for Search and Rescue (SAR) and as member of the public who has very limited knowledge about the aviation  industry, let us not make misleading comments. Let the specialist do their work and the priority now is WHERE IS MH370?

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Information

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Media: +603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276
Public: +603 7884 1234

Nasi Lemak Telanjang – MAS Bersikap Positif

Saya ingin mengucapkan syabas kepada pihak Malaysian Airlines System kerana mengambil sikap positif terhadap komen terbuka Chef Wan pasal Nasi Lemak yang dihidangkan di dalam penerbangannya. Baca SINI.  Isu ini bermula apabila Chef wan yang dalam penerbangan ke Bangkok dan dalam penerbangan itu menu yang dihidangkan ialah Nasi Lemak. Seperti lazimnya Nasi Lemak pasti ada Telur Rebus, Sambal Ikan Bilis dan Hirisan mentimun. Namun dalam hidangan berkenaan cuma ada Telur rebus, Kacang  Tanah Goreng dan Sambal Ikan bilis sahaja. Itulah yang menyebabkan Chef Wan cakap Nasi Lemak Telanjang itu.

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Have a nasi lemak ‘telanjang’, bon apetit
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Malaysia Airlines – The Way I See It As A Passenger

Malaysian Airlines
Malaysian Airlines

 

I can’t remember when was the last time I fly on Malaysian Airlines (MAS) since my organization changed our travels to Airasia. It was in the mid 90s. Since then I had no opportunity to fly on MAS until recently.

Mot much changes on the outfit of MAS except with the addition of new plane to its fleet and changes on their body paints.

I saw this original MAS paintwork on one of their aircraft at Kuching airport with their original Wau Bulan Logo. It is a good idea to keep this original design as a nostalgic monuments in the history of Malaysia Airlines after their separation from Malaysia singapore Airlines in 1972

Original Desing on Malaysian Airlines Plane
Original Design on Malaysian Airlines Plane
among ther earlier MAS fleet of aircraft, with the original design
Among the earlier MAS fleet of aircraft, with the original design – Photo from Going Places April 1997

During my last flight to and fro Kota Kinabalu from KLIA I was ware the changes in crew attires and also the interior finishing of their new fleet pf boeing 737-800. I fly Malindoair to Kuching two weeks before and both on the same type of aircraft. MAS had changed from their batik motif seats to the leather look with tone of maroon (on the plan I was on) Not sure if all their 737-800 fleets has the same colouring.

Meals on board not much changes only that the present caterer is Brahim’s istead of MAS Catering. Well, is MAS Catering still in business? with Brahim’s, the Briyani Chicken was superb and the smell caught the nostrils immediately when the crew starts preparing to serve when the seatbelt sign was switched off. I did not take any pictures of the meal sets since there not much difference from the last.

Touch Screen facilities for your In Flight entertainment
Touch Screen facilities for your In Flight entertainment

When I was on Malindoair flight earlier I thought they had outsmart MAS but my thoughts was wrong. In fact maybe all Boeing 737-800 comes with inflight entertainment facilities.  So if your mobile gadget is running out of battery juice, just remember to bring along your USB cable to charge and of course its included in your airfare.

With the entertainment screen in front of every passenger, there is no more opportunity for SOME male passengers especially to voyeur on the cabin crew demonstrating the safety procedures. (LOL)

There’s a selection of entertainment to suit all passenger if not 100%. Movies, Music, Cartoon all in the package. There is also the Quran on screen if you want to read the Quran while in flight. Musics include most genres including Nasyid and after finishing The Heat acted by Sandra Bullock, I entertain myself with Nasyid number from Maher Zain. flying on MAS will now not be a boring one unless you want to doze off all the way.

FYI, I still keep this copy of Going Places, a special Wings of gold Commemorative Issue for 50th anniversary of Malaysia Airlines. I know it will be an antic publication many-many years to come and I will keep it for monetary purpose. I have two copies of the issue, but trying to locate where’s the other one.

 

Talking Malaysian Hospitality

This is the second time I fly this year on my official duty. Its the KUL-LBU-KUL flight. Nothing extraordinary with all the flights that I have taken on MAS. Only that now I am flying with MH equivalent to Malaysian hospitality. Of course Malaysians will present Malaysian Hospitality. Read what an ex steward has to write about Malaysian Hospitality HERE.

I wanted to write about Malaysian Hospitality back in February but due to time constrain and concentrating on my SOPO blog, I forgot about it. It was back in February when I wanted to check my flight with call centre and called 1-300-88-3000 from Langkawi. It was a disgusting experience. I made a call on 21st February 2008 at 2.10 pm and after getting through, I was put on hold and listen to pre recorded advertisements for 26 minutes and 43 seconds and then the call was disconnected. I have wasted that amount of time and money to be paid to Celcom without any information I needed. And this is Malaysian Hospitality and I agree the what Lea Laurielle wrote. Thanks Lea for writing at length to them. Now I feel a “trauma” whenever I need to call MAS call centre. When Lea wrote at length about call centre, I doubt anybody from MAS reads her blog.

Back on board its my on an evening flight to Labuan from Kuala Lumpur and its my first experience having meals packed in a nice beautifully designed meal box. For this I give a thumb up. It is neatly packed and the steward and stewardess manage to serve the passengers easier and faster. Every passenger will be given meal of their choice normally two choice. On that particular flight its was a choice of rojak or spaghetti. Why spaghetti? Its Malaysian Airlines and they serve spag? Rojak is a good choice. I don’t understand the choice of serving spag on a Malaysian Airlines who should be a promoter of Malaysian Hospitality which means provide whatever is Malaysian. That was my KUL-LBU flight.

On my way back LBU-KUL this time also on an evening flight and passengers have no choice of meals. Its macaroni, sandwich, fruits and choc. Again macaroni is not Malaysian even many Malaysians are accepting foreign food in their eating habits. I know nobody from MAS will read this blog but as a Malaysian I am writing to point out my view for any readers who visit this blog.
The meals are packed nicely and each passenger can have a box either to be eaten on board of maybe want to take away as souvenir. Only one thing I would like to bring up is food is placed in paper trays but the cover is plastic. If the plastic is safe and has no toxic effect due to heat whny not ouverturn it? Place the food on the plastic and the paper as the cover. If there’s any gravy it will not dissolved into the paper and destroy the box causing leaks. Maybe MAS Catering managements have some reasons for that. I am just a traveller flying on Mas who is promoting Malaysian Hospitality.