My wife, daughter and I were at KLIA to catch our flight to Melbourne with Malaysia Airlines on Economy Class.
As most of you know I have several cards (i.e. BMW White Card, Maybank Visa Infinite, RHB Premier Banking Visa Infinite, UOB Privilege Banking Visa Infinite and 2 other Maybank cards) that grant me FREE access to Plaza Premium Lounge. My wife and daughter also have Supplementary Cards from me that grant them free access to PPL.
However, Plaza Premium Lounge is like a market and is damn cramped. Because I love my wife so much and want her to be comfortable, I asked her if she (together with my daughter) would like to go to Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge since I have 2 FREE vouchers to enter and instead, I would go and suffer at the Plaza Premium Lounge. My wife said…. whatever….. as she doesn’t really care which lounge she goes to.
As you all know, I have many credit cards and one of them is the FREE FOR LIFE CIMB Enrich Platinum MasterCard that gives me 2 FREE Vouchers annually to any Malaysia Airlines’ Golden Lounges. And since it is expiring in May 2020 and my next two flights with Malaysia Airlines are on Business Class, if I don’t use the vouchers they would be burned.
So we headed to Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge at the Satellite Terminal.
MAS Receptionist: Welcome to Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Sir.
Me: Hi Bro, can I use these two vouchers to allow my wife and daughter access to the lounge?
MAS Receptionist: Of course Sir. May I have your wife’s and daughter’s boarding passes and your credit card too?
I passed to him my wife’s and daughter’s boarding passes and my CIMB Enrich Platinum MasterCard.
MAS Receptionist: How about you Sir?
Me: No lah Bro, I will go to Plaza Premium Lounge.
MAS Receptionist: Why is that so, Sir?
Me: Actually I have enough cards for all of us to enter Plaza Premium Lounge, but these 2 vouchers are expiring soon. Moreover, Plaza Premium Lounge in very cramp. So I might as well let my wife and daughter enjoy the spaciousness of MAS Golden Lounge.
The receptionist then proceeded to key in something into the computer. He then passed the boarding passes and my credit card back to me.
MAS Receptionist: All done Sir. Are you going inside Sir? (Asking me for the second time).
Me: No lah Bro, I only have 2 vouchers.
MAS Receptionist: Sir, you may enter so that you can be with your family.
Me: Wow! Thank you Bro!
I was totally surprised that the kind gentleman offered to allow me to enter MAS Golden Lounge for FREE without me begging or asking like a cheapskate. His heart was pure as his actions showed that he wanted me to be with my family.
Well, above was surprise No.1
Before reaching the dining hall, you will pass by the bar first. So I told my wife to proceed and get her food while I drop by the bar.
To my surprise MAS is serving Martell VSOP Red Barrel!!! If you are my follower, you will know for years I have been complaining that MAS Golden Lounge serves the horrible Prince Polignac VSOP. So I was very happy 🙂
FINALLY someone in MAS Management did the right thing by offering a quality cognac, i.e. Martell VSOP Red Barrel, and I thank him/her for making the excellent choice and giving MAS Golden Lounge class. The Martell VSOP Red Barrel is 1,000,000 times better than the horrible Prince Polignac VSOP.
HOWEVER, the bartender told me the Martell VSOP Red Barrel was their last bottle!!!
First, I was allowed to enter the MAS Golden Lounge for FREE and then get to enjoy the Martell VSOP Red Barrel too. God must be rewarding me for being unselfish (allowing my wife and daughter to enter MAS Golden Lounge and I instead was willing to suffer at PPL) and humble (I told the MAS Receptionist the truth, was not a cheapskate tying to take advantage by begging to enter for free and addressed him as Bro – equal standing as me).
FOOD AT MAS GOLDEN LOUNGE
I have reported before that there is a Nap Area in MAS Golden Lounge before the toilets/showers.
You will need to ask for the shaving kit and towel from the attendant manning the counter before you enter the toilet.
And the second time I went to the toilet, I asked for another shaving kit, hahaha.
Besides being spacious, one of the main reason why I like MAS Golden Lounge is that they have a smoking room where I can bring my cognac and enjoy it with my cigarettes. And today visit to MAS Golden Lounge was made perfect with the fact that they were serving Martell VSOP Red Barrel Edition 🙂
I must say that this visit to MAS Golden Lounge at KLIA was superb. Besides the receptionist, all the staff at the lounge were courteous and friendly.
Below are more standalone airlines’ lounges that My Air Miles Disciples and I have reported: