MH A330 economy mini-cabin?

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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:09 am
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MH A330 economy mini-cabin?

The seat map for an upcoming Malaysia Airlines economy flight on an A330 is showing a two row mini-cabin at the front of economy. Seats there can be selected for a payment of some 200MYR/35.

Are these seats any good? Do they have more legroom than the main part of economy? Is it worth the additional payment (3X) over a 'standard' economy seat?

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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:48 am
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Row 9 has plenty of legroom while Row 10 is missing a window but good to lean on. Cabin is much quieter if there are no infants and you get to disembark after J. Have sat in rows 9F&G, be aware that your feet may be in the way when J pax head for the lavatories behind Row 10




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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:11 am
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I'm in 9A in a couple of weeks time - I can report back, but the photo certainly confirms that there is plenty of legroom in Row 9, with (I believe) slightly more legroom in the middle seats.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 2:21 am
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Thanks guys, much appreciated!
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Old Nov 17, 17, 3:57 pm
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Be aware that there's where the parents with infants are normally put. We got 9A and B when travelling with my baby because those are the bassinet seats.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 11:22 pm
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Hello,
I will be travelling on MH A330 Biz class. One of us has reduced mobility and is a wheelchair bound person - but that person can walk short distance without problem. I wonder which row of the seat is the nearest and easiest to reach the toilet? I already reserved the last row 7H and 7K thinking that it may be easier to access the lavatory in the mini premium economy section. Is it larger than the one at the front? Is it easier to access the one at the front (distance related) instead. I think there is a small step to climb if I choose the front and the area is quite narrow to access.
Any opinion and suggestion appreciated. =)
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Old Nov 18, 17, 6:37 am
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I'm 175cm tall and I couldn't stretch out fully on 9A. I suggest the middle seats if you're around my height or taller.

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Old Nov 26, 17, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by a.bakar View Post
Hello,
I will be travelling on MH A330 Biz class. Is it easier to access the one at the front (distance related) instead. I think there is a small step to climb if I choose the front and the area is quite narrow to access.
Any opinion and suggestion appreciated. =)
I think so - 1A and 1D are far easier for access to the rest rooms in the front. I don't recall a step
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Old Nov 28, 17, 2:24 am
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I just flew KUL/AKL in 9A and there is definitely a nice amount of legroom with much more than for a standard Y seat. However I did not get the impression that there was any more recline than for a normal Y seat. The small cabin also makes for a nicer overall environment. To sweeten the deal I got lucky with 9B being empty.

The downside of 9A/C and 9H/K is that they are bassinet seats. 9A and 9K are generally open for booking, while 9C and 9H are normally blocked off in case they are required for a passenger with an infant, and didn't even seem to open up when OLCI began. So, if you book 9A or 9K you need to bear in mind that you might have a bassinet with an infant there.

Given the outcome for me I was happy to have paid the premium for the seat.

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