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Old Apr 10, 20, 3:36 am
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Congratulations to MAS

here is a nice story of how MAS came to the rescue of a number of stranded tourists in Cambodia when the UK government would not help

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/5071028...m-the-embassy/
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Old Apr 10, 20, 9:21 pm
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Congrats to that guy to get something done by MH. It's a sheer miracle.
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While the story may be true, it is best to have FCO's response as well.
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Old Apr 11, 20, 3:24 am
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The FCO will say something like

we are doing our best to help all citizens stranded across the world and get them back to the UK and to date we have helped xxx to get home safely and are arranging more repatriation flights but we can not comment on individual cases

Standard bulls**t just like for weeks now the health officials keep telling us we have enough protective equipment (we just can not get it to the people that need it)

This is a good story of a foreign airline responding to a plea from help from foreign citizens when their own government refuse to help and congratulations to MAS and their CEO when the airline could so easily have said it could not afford to help
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Old Apr 16, 20, 10:59 am
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MAS as far as I aware, were paid for this. It was not an act of kindness.
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Old Apr 17, 20, 4:01 am
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Why should not the people using it pay for their fare home just as everyone else has to -

MAS pulled their finger out and responded to people in need and one thing I am certain of is that it will have cost them a lot of money to organise

Some people just do not want to see the good in others
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Old Apr 25, 20, 9:40 pm
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MH is advertising chartered flights boldly on their website, a rather clever way of utilising their planes during this time:
​​​​​​https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/sg/...-services.html
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Old Apr 25, 20, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
MH is advertising chartered flights boldly on their website, a rather clever way of utilising their planes during this time:
​​​​​​https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/sg/...-services.html
It would be more clever to get the government (owners of MH) to stop demolishing their own economy and let them reinstate air traffic again.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
MAS as far as I aware, were paid for this. It was not an act of kindness.

They did not need to do this flight but they did. Show some gratitude.
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Old Apr 27, 20, 3:15 am
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They did not need to do this flight but they did. Show some gratitude.

exactly
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Perhaps they were (or may not) financially compensated (which may not be making sense since Khazanah can just pump RM's into) for cash flow purposes.

On the other hand, Lion Group was running around doing charter extracting Malaysian and other nationalities back to their home country. Likewise, same goes on Air Asia as well too.
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Perhaps they were (or may not) financially compensated (which may not be making sense since Khazanah can just pump RM's into) for cash flow purposes.

On the other hand, Lion Group was running around doing charter extracting Malaysian and other nationalities back to their home country. Likewise, same goes on Air Asia as well too.
Unlike many other countries and airliners who refused to help.
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Unlike many other countries and airliners who refused to help.
From my understanding for Australia is there is some charter/wet leaser involved in getting the Aussie back via Lion Group. While for Malaysia is done with govt approval too. Is like Hotel opening their door to house quarantine pax in return for some $.

A friend of mine who were from India were pissed when he found out Malindo does flight to india to pick up stranded Malaysian but was not allowed to board the flight enroute to India due to no approval given by Indian govt to accept their own citizen.
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Old Apr 28, 20, 4:28 pm
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From my understanding for Australia is there is some charter/wet leaser involved in getting the Aussie back via Lion Group. While for Malaysia is done with govt approval too. Is like Hotel opening their door to house quarantine pax in return for some $.

A friend of mine who were from India were pissed when he found out Malindo does flight to india to pick up stranded Malaysian but was not allowed to board the flight enroute to India due to no approval given by Indian govt to accept their own citizen.

Those were chartered flights paid for by the Malaysian government to get their citizens out. This had to get the approval of the Indian government and protocols had to be agreed in advance. This was not a normal flight for passengers to book seats to travel.

Indian embassy could have arranged for rescue flights for its citizens if it wanted .
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