13-hour overnight layover at Kuala Lumpur KLIA airport

By akronflyer | Feb 23, 2019, 08:47 PM
I'm flying Malaysian and Sri Lankan in business
The long layover saves me $600 airfare wise so its worth it
I don't want to pay for the transit hotel
My only option is to us the CX lounge till it closes at 11pm and then move to Malaysian lounge which I think I can stay in for 5 hours and then move to Plaza Premium lounge for the allowable 3 hours , any other suggestions I want to lye down and rest if I can

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By Dredgy | Feb 23, 2019, 09:27 PM
There's a decent bench for sleeping as you head down towards the bus stop :p

13 hours in a lounge would do my head in and I don't think any of those lounges have sleeping areas.
With that amount of time, I would go into the city and stay in the cheapest hotel I could find. The transit hotel at the airport is wayyy overpriced.
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By moa999 | Feb 23, 2019, 09:52 PM
Wasn't aware that the MH lounge had a limit on the number of hours.

If Emerald the F lounge has a nap room (though it's now just partitions rather than separate room)
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By Austman | Feb 23, 2019, 10:29 PM
I've stayed overnight several times in the MH F-lounge. That's when they gave you a key to one of the 4 x private sleeping rooms. You must be OWE (or MH status) to get access.

Not sure how good the new arrangement will be.

There is the Sama-Samma Express airside hotel as well which seems to get quite OK reviews.
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By Lmc | Feb 24, 2019, 08:07 AM
I would suggest the Sama-Sama Express airside hotel. You have already saved $600 and are flying business so pay the $130 and have a good sleep, ready for your onwards journey. You can still eat and drink in the MH lounge as you’ll have a boarding pass.
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By Rigs | Feb 24, 2019, 09:03 AM
I organized a long layover for my dad, about seven hours. The closest fun thing to do is sepang and it’s awesome little go cart track. He had great time doing laps between flights. With 13 hours you can easily head into the city. If you’re not trying to sleep in one of the airside hotels, then I’d get out of the airport.
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By akronflyer | Feb 24, 2019, 09:30 AM
Wasn't aware that the MH lounge had a limit on the number of hours.

If Emerald the F lounge has a nap room (though it's now just partitions rather than separate room)
I wasn't aware of a time limit till I checked the One World site
'Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:
  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
  • https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=KUL

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By Austman | Feb 24, 2019, 10:06 AM
That 5 hours is not a lounge visit duration limit. It's a definition of what a a oneworld international long haul flight is.

Regardless, with a valid BP for your next flight, I've never had an issue accessing the MH lounges.
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By anonymous | Feb 24, 2019, 02:28 PM
There is also the option of sleeping in the capsule hotel at KLIA2 for around $30 if you want a bed for the whole night.

Or the Tune Hotel also at KLIA2 for around $100 if you want a whole room.
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By s4172249 | Feb 24, 2019, 07:21 PM
I've stayed at Tune Hotel and can attest that it's worth the price. Almost identical in room size and layout to an Ibis, and cost me about $90. A good night's sleep, a shower, then a bowl of laksa nearby made for a most enjoyable 12 hour layover.
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By Austman | Feb 24, 2019, 09:14 PM
Transit from KLIA to KLIA2 and vv is hardly fun. And it needs passport control and security x at least 2.

If it's the same price or similar, stay at KLIA and use the Samma-Samma Express transit hotel and the MH lounges for food and beverage. You can come and go from the MH lounges as you please.


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By stmaus | Jun 13, 2019, 05:42 PM
Get the bus into KL Sentral, stay at a cheap hotel in Brickfields and enjoy the food! Lots of options!
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