Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My First Malaysia Airlines Codeshare

Peanuts and Guava Juice

No, the peanuts and guava juice on tonight's flight weren't anything to get excited about. But it was an interesting experience on a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines. The flight was booked through Singapore Airlines, so I thought that the usual SQ processes would apply, especially since it carried an SQ flight number.

As it turned out, I could not check in at the SQ counter, thus forcing me into the MH lines without a priority queue. I could not get into the Star Alliance lounge because I was on an MH operated flight, and MH wouldn't let me into their lounge because my status was with Star Alliance. The check-in agent took my United number but somehow I suspect that they won't be able to give me those miles. I probably should have given them my KrisFlyer number instead.

Well, it's not like it's that many miles on this short hop to KL anyway. And after all, Changi is such a nice airport on its own that lounge access really isn't anything that beneficial. But I'll definitely try to stick to a proper SQ flight next time...or even better, take the bus since I can be much more productive that way. Note to self: Tai Wah has an outlet in Terminal 2 now.

1 comment:

sandra said...

really?? where in terminal 2??