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Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air

 
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ameya
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air Reply with quote

Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air
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My work trip to Indonesia coincided with the delivery of B737 MAX8 to Lion Air. No wonder that it was on my list of things to do in the country. Letís not get into the details of how it happened. Letís just say Ė it happened! Special Thanks to Lion Air. Canít thank them enough for scheduling the MAX8 to Pontianak on the day of my flight.

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The idea to visit Pontianak was to visit the Equator Monument. The town is the largest settlement on the equator. What better way to visit than on the MAX8 and Lion Air Ė the largest airline in Indonesia by market share which had Jakarta Ė Pontianak as its launch route in 2000. Thatís not that long ago!

The airline has grown from strength to strength since then and now operates over 100 B737 series aircraft along with a handful of A330. The airline also has a large order book with close to 300 B737 series aircraft pending delivery just for the flagship airline of the group.

The group operates Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air in Indonesia along with Thai Lion and Malindo (Batik Air Malaysia) in Thailand and Malaysia respectively. Lion Air operates with a low cost model but gives baggage allowance.

The website was a breeze for check-in and seat 28A was selected effortlessly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air Reply with quote

ameya wrote:
Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air

Wow Sir, great to read about your Max-8 experience in detail!
It is nice to get a bonus: a good overview of the Lion group in general, and a Max-8 experience, all in one report.
Well, I for once would love to hear about this special privilege, but you could restrict that to a personal email, or a message, since I assume that there is a lot of confidentiality involved here.
A split-scimitar brand-new beauty...how better can it get?
Thanks for a lovely report, Sir!
Cheers, Sumantra.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air Reply with quote

sumantra wrote:
ameya wrote:
Flying the MAX8 with Lion Air

Wow Sir, great to read about your Max-8 experience in detail!
It is nice to get a bonus: a good overview of the Lion group in general, and a Max-8 experience, all in one report.
Well, I for once would love to hear about this special privilege, but you could restrict that to a personal email, or a message, since I assume that there is a lot of confidentiality involved here.
A split-scimitar brand-new beauty...how better can it get?
Thanks for a lovely report, Sir!
Cheers, Sumantra.


Thanks Sir ! Glad you enjoyed reading the TR as much as I enjoyed being on the MAX8

I will drop in an email - certainly !
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