Excellent Food on Malaysia Airlines

It was my first trip to Malaysia and my first time on Malaysia Airlines. While I tried to sleep for the most part, of course I made sure that I was wide awake for meals.

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Lunch or Dinner (depending on whether we were on KUL or FRA time by then was Beef Brisket smothered in a Dijon mustard sauce with green beans and mashed potatoes. On the side was a pasta salad with a generous (proportionately) helping of minced salmon and a lemon wedge. Wine was an option for a beverage and real butter was included for the bread. While there was a chicken and dumplings option, I do take note that there was no vegetarian option available. A few hours later we were given a box of snacks, which had some cookies, chocolate covered peanuts, and some other things.

The entertainment was plentiful, but the technology was a little more difficult to operate as compared with other airlines. I could not seem to turn on the radio for music. I ended up watching A Boy Called H which was a film out of Japan set during the WW2 period. I kept nodding off during it, but would love to watch more than the first 20 minutes of it when I get the chance. The radio started working unexpectedly around breakfast time.

Breakfast was served 2 hours before landing and was preceded by an announcement that, due to expected turbulence, hot beverage service would be suspended. I was most certainly not happy to hear this. Despite my severe disappointment, the breakfast consisted of rice, a reheated egg, shrimp paste, fruits, yogurt, and a croissant.

Soon after, the coffee was served and life was good again.

Layover at FRA

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I am very happy to announce completion of my 7th transatlantic flight.

This was my first time crossing with American Airlines. Delta and Iberia both have slightly better in-flight entertainment systems and Iberia most certainly had the better food.

My first impression: I must say that there is far more English here than I’d have ever expected.

Before I did anything I stopped to make up my fajr prayers. I find most airports have chapels, but FRA has a mosque, synagogue, and church divided into different rooms.

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My flight arrived 30 minutes late leaving me with only 2 hours until my next flight. I was scared of missing my connection so I did not wander nearly so far away from the airport as I was hoping I would.

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One does not clear customs unless one leaves the airport. So I left and went all the way to the Sheraton across the street where I bought a coffee.

I inexplicably lapsed into Spanish while making my order, but the barista did not seem to notice and spoke Spanglish right back to me. It was €4 after the tip, but far better than the stuff on the airplane. While I am far from a Europhile, I certainly appreciate their general good taste in coffee.

After the coffee, I proceeded to obtain my exit stamp and catch my flight on Malaysia Airlines.

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