Malaysian Airlines flights - what happens if they go bust?

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dibley

Member since 04 Sep 2014

Total posts 2

Malaysian Airlines flights - what happens if they go bust?

Hi I recently purchased flights from sydney to phuket with Malaysian airlines. What happens to these tickets if the airline goes bust?

Thanks in advance.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

They're not going bust anytime soon... 

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

They are being delisted from the stock exchnage and will become 100% owned by a Malaysian Government entity, so the likelihood of this is slim.

They may well change their name however.

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

Most travel insurance policies do not cover voided tickets (even if they're codeshare flights operated on another airline) as a result of airline insolvency.

If booked through an AFTA accredited travel agent, you should be covered by the travel compensation fund.

I booked a RTW ticket issued by Malev the day before they went bust, but this loss was covered/rectified by my bank as a disputed transaction claim (goods/services weren't provided).

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

MALAYSIAN Airlines is a Government  owned and backed airline and as such will be restructured ,it will NOT go into receivership so you have nothing to fear.check your travel insurance if you are concerned. 

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

If the full flight last sat from KUL to ADL is anything to go by, South Aussies are certainly not avoiding MAS, there might be some changes, but I don't think they will leave us anything soon. 

In the local KL paper there were saying the estimated loss for the year is expected to be $2.1b ringgit unlike Qantas which was $8b ringgit. 

dibley

Member since 04 Sep 2014

Total posts 2

Thanks for the update Colin.

Was the flight faily full on that KUL to ADL flight? You see pictures on the net that seem to point otherwise but would be good to hear from somone who was on the flight.

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

We had been on a HKG-KUL leg previously in the day and it was 60% empty, I was pleased to see the KUL-ADL full, and it was, I couldnt see an empty seat anywhere in cattle class and through the curtain into Business and on disembaking (by way of seeing where all the rubbish was), I'd say Business was 80% full.

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

* any time soon (damn iPad autocorrect) 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

MH has as much chance going bust as Qantas. 

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