SOURCE: Malaysia Airlines

December 14, 2007 06:00 ET

Fly First Class at the Business Price

Malaysia Airlines' New "Business First" Offers Free First Class Upgrade

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2007) - Malaysia Airlines, one of only five carriers in the world with a five star ranking, is offering a complimentary first class upgrade to business class travelers flying to Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and other destinations in Southeast and South Asia. Effective immediately, full-fare business passengers may upgrade to first class, subject to seat availability, on long-haul flights originating in Los Angeles. Tickets are valid for one year from date of outbound travel.

First class travel aboard Malaysia Airlines is the ultimate in luxury and hospitality. Newly designed cabins feature high tech seats with a massage feature and convert to comfortable, flat-bed sleeping pods. A large wooden dining table and buddy seat, allows passengers to dine together. Dining is á la carte and served whenever the passenger desires. An array of ethnic and continental menu items is available and a must-try is the airline's award-winning signature dish, grilled satay with a spicy peanut sauce. Fine china and Italian glassware, and an extensive wine and spirits offering, make dining a pleasure. Modern in-flight entertainment features audio and video on demand, with 350 options viewed on a 15-inch LCD touch screen. Mood lighting in the cabin, automatic window shades and an extra large lavatory with full-length mirror are just some of the features available for first-class passengers.

Business First tickets may be purchased by calling the Malaysia Airlines Premiere Desk at 888-627-8477 or through a travel agent. For more details log onto

Sample roundtrip fares for Business First tickets from Los Angeles (LAX):

$4,730  Business Class Taipei
$6,800  Business Class Kuala Lumpur or Singapore


Offer is good anytime, based on availability. Valid only on Malaysia Airlines flights and applies on sectors where there are first and business class cabins (long-haul sectors). Unlimited stopovers are allowed on route, where applicable. Children and infant discounts apply. Can be used for one-way or round-trip journeys. Travel must originate from Los Angeles. Commissionable to travel agents at five percent. Booking class is "A." Other restrictions may apply.

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines, one of only five 5 star airlines in the world, is the leading passenger carrier in Southeast Asia, with destinations across six continents. Recognized for its exemplary inflight service, Skytrax Research has ranked Malaysia Airlines as the world's best cabin staff for three consecutive years, best regional airline, best economy class, best signature dish, best airline lounge, best business class and overall best airline. Malaysia Airlines offers daily flights from Los Angeles and three per week from New York/Newark to Kuala Lumpur.

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