My First Malaysia Airlines Codeshare
No, the peanuts and guava juice on tonight's flight weren't anything to get excited about. But it was an interesting experience on a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines. The flight was booked through Singapore Airlines, so I thought that the usual SQ processes would apply, especially since it carried an SQ flight number.
As it turned out, I could not check in at the SQ counter, thus forcing me into the MH lines without a priority queue. I could not get into the Star Alliance lounge because I was on an MH operated flight, and MH wouldn't let me into their lounge because my status was with Star Alliance. The check-in agent took my United number but somehow I suspect that they won't be able to give me those miles. I probably should have given them my KrisFlyer number instead.
Well, it's not like it's that many miles on this short hop to KL anyway. And after all, Changi is such a nice airport on its own that lounge access really isn't anything that beneficial. But I'll definitely try to stick to a proper SQ flight next time...or even better, take the bus since I can be much more productive that way. Note to self: Tai Wah has an outlet in Terminal 2 now.