For RM109 all-in fare one-way, I flew to Miri from KLIA on 5 July 2013. Not bad considering individual entertainment screen playing blockbuster movies from Asian and western, a small bottle of mineral water, 2 pieces of egg sandwiches and 20 kg luggage, all thrown in that price. And look guy, the plane is new and modern. The aircraft 737-900ER is the latest member of the 737 series, first delivery to Indonesia Lion Air in 2007.

With that, Malindo has lived up to its mantra – not just a low cost.

But the landing was a bit rough in Miri, despite clear weather. Maybe the pilot was fresh from the academy.