Incandescent? What makes me say that my trip considered such "Incandescent"? Well, for readers information, I had traveled myself yesterday from Langkawi to Sibu via Kuala Lumpur on Malindo from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur, as well on Airasia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu. So let me describe about my trip to Sibu from Langkawi island.
Thereafter, me and Kenny directly went in to the boarding hall, passing through a security check, which was quite strict nowadays. They require you to unfasten your belt, as well as your watch. =.= However, I wore myself less attire, which I think it's more relaxing. I had myself a pack of luggage and a backpack around though, since I didn't buy any luggage for the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu later.
So let me reveal some details about the flight:
Airline: Malindo Air
Flight : OD 2201 / MXD 2201
Aircraft Registration: 9M-LNK
Aircraft Age: 0.1 years (WOW THAT'S NEW!)
Scheduled Time Departure (STD) : 1355
Scheduled Time Arrival (STA): 1400
Seat: 8F (Changed since there's no one occupy seat on the window view :X)
Boarding the plane slowly, and I bet there were some media onboard, where they took quite number of picture. They sat on business class, where they used our flight as part of the advertisement (I guess so). I reached my seat, 8D, found out that 8F wasn't occupied. Therefore, I shifted my seat on my own to window seat, 8F. After shifted, taking a picture of Seat 8F view, it gives a very magnificent view, where you can see the engine intake.
Before proceed, I would like to introduce the Diamond Aircraft Company, found in year 1991. The planes are manufactured in Austria. Here's the website link. Normally these kind of aircraft can be luxurious or aerial work usage. You may find some information over the website regarding the planes. But I will briefly introduce them.
Diamond DA-40. 3 Propeller blade piston powered by Thielert Aircraft Engines (TAE) 125-02-99 model, mt-Propeller , 3 wheel aircraft. Our aircraft cockpit is of conventional type. You may refer to previous blog for the cockpit pictures :)
Diamond DA42, Twin Engine Aircraft, each engine is powered by the same engine as Diamond DA40 Engines, which is TAE 125-02-99, but they are operating on both side of the wing. HMA's Diamond DA42 is equipped with Garmin G1000 cockpit, which enables a cadet to learn class cockpit, as well as rating in Instruments.
We hold at taxiway Alpha for quite some time actually, due to an arriving traffic of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400 from Kuala Lumpur, as you can see in this picture, the respective aircraft vacate runway via taxiway Bravo, while our aircraft slowly taxied the aircraft to the runway as Captain announced for cabin crew to be seated for takeoff. Below is a video of the flight on takeoff. I believed that the takeoff is a performance takeoff as the flight didn't require long runway for takeoff. Perhaps it's a new plane, engine performance is better.
So, time for cabin crew to distribute free drinks and free meals on Malindo. So the menu today is Sea Master's Mineral Water and a Kaya Turnover from Malindo Air. However, the packet looked abit similar to firefly's meal.
On the other hand, we got special guests from the Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar restaurant VIP guest, whom seat at the business class seat. It was so fortunate though, and here's the menu for Malindo Air.
Front Page of Malindor Air's Menu
The Food Page
The Mini Snacks and Beverage Page
On the other hand, I had ordered the food for their Kayu Nasi Kandar Fish Curry and Lady Fingers, which costs RM12. Dining Utensils packet served was part of Lion Group. Let's open the food :-)
Aircraft was descending through the clouds. And yea, I had finished the food at this time.
Photographing shoot. Seat Belt sign is on entirely throughout the flight.
Visual with the terrain~
The landing was a bit eventful, but it's a very good trip for me and Kenny afterall. We tasted the food, we tasted the seats, we tasted the Boeing 737-900 series. So no regrets :-) Anyway, while the Malindo tech crew taxied the aircraft to terminal, we saw the plane Boeing 747-400 parked at remote bay, which I believed the President of China had came to Malaysia for a visit :-) B-2472
Stay tuned for PART II :-)