Initially, there were doubts with regard to the move. Malaysia Airlines has long been noted for its excellent service. It was feared that disposable meal boxes could hurt the image of MAS as a prestigious airlines. However, in my recent trip to Kota Kinabalu with MAS, I found that disposable meal boxes weren’t a bad idea.
First of all, the boxes were nicely designed. Some passengers actually took them home as souvenirs. Second, I flew to Kota Kinabalu in Ramadan – Muslims’ fasting month. Muslim passengers could not eat during the flight but they could bring home the meal.
On the operation side, the airlines’ CEO reviewed that the use of disposable meal boxes had improved the aircraft turnaround time by five minutes.
Environmentalists are likely to be unhappy, though. Now I hope MAS could use recyclable materials for the box.
A side note:
After flying with Air Asia – the budget airlines – a couple of times, I found the seats in MAS aircraft to be very spacious ^^.