Pity my cousin. At the time when hundreds of Malaysians are returning home from Indonesia (ada yang naik TUDM’s Hercules C-130 yang dalamnya macam lori punggah barang), he has to go to Jakarta to do some audit work. I know Gunung Merapi is waaaaayyy far from Jakarta, but I do hope that he won’t get stuck in the city anyway.
On a related note, just want to tell you that Malaysia Airlines flights to Yogyakarta remain cancelled until the situation improves.
Kuala Lumpur – Yogyakarta (MH857) will be cancelled until 15th November 2010.
Yogyakarta – Kuala Lumpur (MH856) will be cancelled until 15th November 2010.
Passengers on the affected flights have these options:
- Get a full refund depending on the terms and conditions of the fare type.
- Re-book on the next available flight.
As the situation remains volatile, passengers are advised to check the flight status at www.malaysiaairlines.com before proceeding to the airport. Alternatively, passengers can also call the Malaysia Airlines Call Center 1300-88-3000 (within Malaysia), +603-7843 3000 (outside Malaysia) or our ticketing offices for the latest schedules.
Malaysian students being evacuated with TUDM’s help. Photo credit to Kosmo.
Haven’t seen the inside of Hercules C-130? Here’s how it looks like. Photo credit to Mstar.
Pergi naik commercial flight siap stewardess bagi makan, balik naik kapal TUDM macam askar balik perang. In fact, askar balik perang pun naik flight MAS, like the Beirut-Dubai-KL flight that I took returning home from Dubai trip a few months ago. Some soldiers even get to fly with our special charter flight as the government books the entire aircraft just for them.
Anyway, pity our students, but isn’t that an experience? ;-)