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Peanuts at 30,000 feet

On one fine Sunday morning, I was on-board a Malaysia Airlines flight from KLIA to Terengganu. A short 55 minutes hop on a Boeing 737-400.

After a smooth take-off, we were comfortably cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet flying above the cities and towns of Pahang heading straight to Terengganu. The little seat belt signs went off and three elegant and pretty looking stewardesses (aren’t they all?) jumped into action walking along the aisle serving juice and peanuts.

“Would you care for some peanuts, Sir?”

Even for someone that travels quite often, the free airline salted peanuts are just irresistible.

If there is one thing in common that many people enjoy on a Malaysia Airlines flight, it must be their famous salted peanuts. In this era of every single cent matters, I am glad that Malaysia Airlines are still offering their packets of salted peanuts for free.

I’m not sure why buy I always feel like the peanuts served on MAS flights taste a bit different. Probably because it is free or perhaps because it is the only form of snacks being served on a short flight.

On some lucky flights I would be able to take an extra packet or two (ok, on most flights. 😛 ) to take home.

Let’s hope that the peanuts will be around for a long time! Little things that differentiate between a premium airlines with a low-cost carrier.

On the other hand, Malaysia Airlines’ fully owned community airlines; Firefly has been offering free peanuts from their first day of operation.

Although not as glamorous as MAS’s salted peanuts, the Ngan Yin peanuts are not too bad. You can’t go wrong with quality when you have Ngan Yin supplying the peanuts.

And it’s free on any ATR-72 flights, so “thumbs up” to Firefly as well!

Enjoy those peanuts on your next flight with Malaysia Airlines and Firefly and watch those calories as well! Also for those passengers with nut and peanut allergy, please request for an alternative snacks during your flight as these salted peanuts contains nuts. Doh.

What do you think of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly salted peanuts? Love it? Hate it? Bored with it? Always ask for more? Share your opinion on the comment form below. Thank you.


  1. Awang Kassim October 21, 2012 at 11:22 am

    firefly peanut cost less perhaps Ngan Yin want firefly to promote their product.

  2. Dr Azizul October 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    puas amik kacang ni on flight domestic sarawak! mmg sedap. masa bulan puasa, berbuka inflight mkn ni je dh cukup. dgn jus epal or orange. most crew akan bagi more than 1, but some r stingy cuma bagi sorang satu! hahah

  3. tiadaid October 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I love the salted peanuts, but I’ll never eat them on the plane unless I’m absolutely hungry – peanuts give me gas on the plane.

  4. asnida October 21, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    kacang MAS…. memang best!

  5. GreenLava October 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    MAS’s salted peanuts are the best, at 30,000 feet or otherwise.

  6. Meitzeu October 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    peanuts. My dad love them but I’m cool with it. 🙂

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  7. Irfan Chek October 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    last flight i was the last person to exit the plane. then i went back to the FA and ask for more salted peanuts. guess what. he gave me 30 packs !!! cool enough

  8. Zara AB October 30, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Me too! I always asked for more! I didn’t know that FireFly is giving away ‘Ngan Yin’ peanut. The only thing that i know is the choc muffin je.

  9. fadhli March 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    love the peanuts on MAS..if u travel with baby,try to ask for extra peanuts.i tried before,and the sweets crew give me 20 pack of peanuts..hehe..guess my lucky day that day..

  10. Mohd Faiz October 12, 2017 at 8:04 am

    A nice short post on the well-known Malaysia Airlines’ salted peanuts! I loved them as well. When I was a kid whenever my dad flew somewhere for work, rather than asking for a souvenir, I’d ask him for the salted peanuts instead. Haha

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