Friday, 7 August 2009

Firefly is a GREAT way to fly

I still can't get over the fact that there I was, working in Penang on Wednesday morning and back at work the whole of Thursday, while my Wednesday afternoon and evening were spent in activities with friends in Kuala Lumpur! The wonders of modern-age air travel made it possible.

I am convinced that Firefly is the way for fast commute between Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The two flights I took were fully packed with like-minded travellers - tourists, professionals, politicians and senior citizens - who have given up on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for the convenience of Subang airport. Yes, fully packed. I didn't see any empty seat on the plane.

The plane itself was comfortable. Leather seats, wide and with enough legroom. Maybe the take-off from the Bayan Lepas International Airport was a bit rough but it was the result of the weather and slight turbulence, nothing more. For most of the way, and especially all the way on my return flight, it was safe, smooth and stable. Maybe it was a tad bit noisier since this aircraft's engine was a turboprop, not jet. There was also the Malaysia Airlines in-flight magazine to read, interesting music being played on board (Santana's Samba Pa Ti, for one), and refreshments. It's been a long time since I received something to eat on board a local flight over the peninsula.

Not much of a cupcake. Certainly, it won't fill your stomach but it was a well-meant gesture.
So there you have it: Firefly, a truly enjoyable experience. I'll certainly choose Firefly again at the next convenient opportunity.

My camera was stowed away in the overhead compartment, so I had to take this photo with the mobile phone's camera. Not the greatest photo in the world, but passable

1 comment:

Jeffrey Chew said...

Your Chief Minister is a frequent flyer. So nothing beat the cheapest...opps..the fastest...:) Penang to Subang