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A Tribute To Malaysia Airlines


On March 8, 2014 Malasyia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 disappeared without a trace. Although there has been much speculation, no one knows for certain what exactly happened to the Boeing 777.

Just over four months later on July 17, 2014, the airline lost another of its triple-sevens, flight MH17 after it was shot down over Ukraine.

In a testament to the resilience and strength of Malaysia Airlines staff, in the dark days and months after these tragedies, the airline continued to fly. Today, despite some financial difficulties and re-structuring, MAS continues to fly. Its website is still taking bookings. Ground staff continue to check in passengers and dispatch flights. Its pilots are still flying the planes. Cabin crew still put on their stunning uniform, pack their crew bags, paint on a smile and heading to the airport. They enter Malaysia Airlines crew deployment centre to check in for their flights and meet their friends and colleagues. Time is a great healer. It mends broken hearts, and memories of the initial pain and suffering after the loss of MH17 and MH370, gradually fades.

But there’s still sadness, there’s still emotion and there is still fear. Yet MAS crews set off to their aircraft, carry out their security and safety checks. They stand and greet their passengers with the warm smile and friendly manner the airline has always been famous for. Aircraft take-off and the crew prepare meals and drinks and carry out their in-flight service, tending to their passengers every need. They have a break in the galley and share memories of their fallen colleagues. They talk about their fears, worries, concerns and ask, how could it happen? Then they land, passengers disembark and they head to their hotel rooms or home to loved ones before doing it all again the next day.

Some crew have chosen to hang up their wings, too scared and too upset to ever fly again. Those that are still flying do so with a heavy heart, deeply traumatised after losing 21 of their cabin crew colleagues and six pilots, in such a short space of time.

So here, in a tribute to the iconic airline, we not only remember the fallen Malaysia Airlines cabin crew of flights MH370 and MH17, we too remember the crews that are still flying. Those who continue to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities.

To our cabin crew and flight deck brothers and sisters at Malaysia Airlines, the thoughts and prayers of your aviation family from around the world are with you.

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

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On March 8, 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing 777-2H6ER (9M-MRO) took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) bound for Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). Onboard were 227 passengers and 12 crew. The disappearance of the jet remains a mystery and despite extensive searches, no wreckage has been found.

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Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) on July 17, 2014 bound for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). The aircraft was a Boeing 777-2H6ER (9M-MRD) with 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Contact with the jet was lost at 1415 GMT after the 777 was shot down near the village of Hrabove north of Torez, in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast, as it approached the Russian border, there were no survivors.

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12 Comments on A Tribute To Malaysia Airlines

  1. Beautifully expressed, COATD. Painfully sad.

  2. Karen Lee // 25/07/2014 at 3:55 AM // Reply

    Brought tears to my eyes.

  3. thank you 🙂

  4. If we are safe in Jesus, we need not worry about what will happen to us on our daily life, may peace and love overcome each and everyone. Caring more about you at Delta Air Lines.

  5. Thank you ,all the wishes and prayers are with you!

  6. Trolly Dolly. // 25/07/2014 at 3:45 PM // Reply

    Rip flight attendants/Crew dont die they just fly higher.

  7. so very very sad…

  8. Malise Jayasen // 26/07/2014 at 3:59 AM // Reply

    My Deepest condolences to the grieving families of the Flight Crew. May their souls rest in Peace.

    With a heavy heart.

    Malise (Ex MH-HYD)

  9. Jenny Edwards // 26/07/2014 at 9:55 AM // Reply

    Beautifully done fantastic tribute to both flight crews

  10. Thank you for this positive and encouraging post. Everyone is focussing on the tragedies but failed to realise that the airliner and its employees are still putting up a brave face and carry on their duties.

    It is not easy when one hears criticism about MH outside Malaysia. It almost feel like all Malaysians are put to shame by such tragedies.

    I am a Malaysian. And I am proud to be. Thank you again for your post.

  11. Gerald Quinten // 10/08/2014 at 11:58 PM // Reply

    I am not one to be easily shaken after 25 years as a cabin crew but these 2 tragedies have really left me greatly saddened over the loss of my colleagues and friends. I am also very touched by all the wishes and support extended by cabin crew of airlines around the world. My heart is very encouraged and warmed by the fact that all of you share our pain in our time of grief. I am very thankful to all of you, my dear fellow cabin crew.
    May you continue to have blue skies and safe landings everywhere you fly. God Blessings to all of you and may Angels protect you always.

  12. correction:i m never be on mh 370 and i have no idea where is the source came from?

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