Air Mauritius Airbus A330neo Flying Experience


– Well today, my first
time flying the A330neo. (upbeat music) – It’s an amazing aircraft. – Feels like I’m going holiday, can’t wait to go to Mauritius. – [Pilot] Cleared for take-off, two seven S Air Mauritius flight. (aeroplane engines roaring) – [Pilot] Rotate. – Airbus called these the Airspace cabin. – We’re just entering Italy. We are over flying the Alps. – Out the window, we
can see the Mont Blanc. – I just finished my
breakfast, a very good pancake. – And we are going to land
on the runway one four. – [Radio Altimeter]
50, 40, 30, 20, retard, five. – Welcome to T4 Heathrow. I’m all dressed up to go to somewhere sunnier, brighter, warmer. I’m going to Africa! I’m going to Mauritius with
Air Mauritius today, let’s go! (perky instrumental music) We’re going to Mauritius. – Oh really? – Yes.
– Are you happy to go there? – First time flying Air Mauritius, Business Class!
– Oh, wow! (laughs) Seems good right? – Oh yeah, I’m all dressed up, I’m ready. – Yeah!
– Yeah, can’t wait to get out of the U.K now, too cold and too rainy. – You can use the first right to security, and also the SkyTeam Lounge, opposite Gate 10, yeah? – Awesome thank you so much.
– Thankyou. – I love the message, personalised message on a boarding pass, first time I’ve seen. Say welcome on board Sam, privileged. This is A330-900neo Air Mauritius. Well today, my first
time flying the A330neo, so, very excited. 11 hours flight to Mauritius, here I come. – Welcome aboard of this Airbus 33-900 of Air Mauritius for this flight MK53 from London, Heathrow, to Mauritius. Let’s me introduce the first senior first officer, Emmanuel that is, will be flying with me, he will be the pilot monitoring. And the senior first officer, Laurent. Today the flight time will be 11 hours and 50 minutes to Mauritius. We are expecting some weather just after take off here because in London as usual is raining. – What are the advancements compared to the older A330? – On this aircraft we have two new system that are helping us a lot. One is this system, that actually is following us, that we can select via this selector. And it’s telling us exactly the position of the
aircraft on the ground. So, as you can see, if I change the range, you have the layout of the airport, and you can see exactly what are you doing during the taxi. A second system is during the landing, is called ROW/ROPS. – [Sam] ROW/ROPS? – Runway overrun warning
and prevention system. This system, when you are
approaching the runway, is telling you based on the data that you’re putting
inside the aircraft, if the aircraft will be able to land at this runway condition in the runway length, that is available. If not, it’s telling us runway too short, or max reverse or max brake. – [Sam] And with this new engine, I imagine you have a
higher max take off weight. – [Pilot] Exactly – [Sam] So you can fly a little bit longer – [Pilot] Compared to our 330 classic, with this aircraft we can carry 12 tonnes more at the maximum for the maximum take off weight, and with less consumption. It’s an amazing aircraft. – And not to mention also,
it’s a beautiful wing length– – Oh it’s perfect
– A new designed wing curve – You know it’s exactly. That is more efficient and more stable during the, if you have to end flight the
air craft is much more stable than the previous one. (Fast upbeat music) – Okay, so we show you something nicer than a Christmas tree. – [Group] Whoa – [Woman] Christmas tree. – Christmas is coming – Feels like I’m going holiday can’t wait to go to Mauritius. Look at this colour here. Also, they have pretty colourful turquoise blue blankets here. And the amenity kits, Christian Lacroix. (plane dinging) (engine revving) Hey, looks like we’re off to a good start. So quiet the cabin on the 330neo. And I met my seat neighbour here, Megan, and she’s also going to Mauritius to work, not for holiday though. – Yes.
– To work. – So yeah, off a good start, to a good friendship already. Do you think all the
planes are same actually? (both laughing) – [Megan] Maybe, yeah, I wouldn’t know the difference. – It’s not surprising ’cause all the planes do fly. So, to a lot of people, they are actually not different, but I’m a geek. I’m an AvGeek, aviation geek, so, to me, it makes all the differences. But, you are on one of the latest airbus. This is brand new, this
is only a few months old. Some planes out there is 20, 30 years old. But this is a brand new plane– – So is this one safer?
– So you are very lucky. You’re very lucky
– This one? Yeah. (laughs) – Cabin crew?
– [Pilot] Advised. – D Class – [Pilot] Jerry – Packs? – [Pilot] Off – APU bleed? – [Air Traffic Control]
That’s four two two victor behind departing Air Mauritius 330. Line up runway two, seven left behind Mauritius five three Runway two seven left clear for takeoff, surface in two eight zero
degrees, one eight knots. – Cleared for takeoff, two seven
S Air Mauritius five three. (engine roaring) – Takeoff. (engine speeding up) Autoflex 39, has started
strongly, over thrust blue. – [Emmanuel] Proceed. – [Pilot] Rotate – Positive climb. – [Pilot] Gear up – Gear up – Nav (engine whirring) – A typical two seven left departure, left bank. It’s over the Windsor reservoir. – So you’ll just grab it. – Ah! You’re probably familiar
with this kind of seat in business class, one, two,
one, direct aisle access. So this is the latest full flat bed and the latest trend of travel, direct aisle access, individual seats. If you are travelling in pair you can see the middle. I think the difference of A330’s is this bin. (door clicking shut) This is actually a different
bin to the normal A330, the older one. You can see the bin is a bit more curved there’s a bit more head room here. Airbus call these the Airspace cabin. (hand tapping) Different design. This is great. They have three language
here; English, French, and guess what Chinese. I think Mauritius has
Chinese people like me there. I will find Chinese food in Mauritius. Okay, I’m gonna select Chinese this time. So looking at the map today, we’re gonna cross the strait over to France, Italy. Then cross the Mediterranean,
entering Egypt in Africa, and then continue South, Sudan, a little bit of Ethiopia, Somalia. And then entering Indian Ocean, all the way to Port Louis, which is Mauritius. Long flight. – Salmon tartar and the goat cheese. – This is the punch? – Yes. – It’s a different
punch, to what I expect, I always expect fruit
punch like a orange colour. – Yeah.
– This is from Mauritius. – [Flight Attendant] Yes. – Oh, look at this. Lemme try a little bit. Hmm, this is quite strong, but it’s sweet. Now it’s better, much better. – If it’s strong again you can ask. – Nice one. It’s not bad, once you have
the juice on it, it’s not bad. But I still like my mimosa better. Mmm. (Upbeat Music) – We are just entering Italy, we are overflying the Alps. We are entering in the Milan airspace. And we just passed behind the Mont Blanc we left the Mont Blanc on our right hand side. – Out the window we can
see the Mont Blanc which is actually the north face of Mont Blanc. (radio chatter) – It’s so nice, blue colour, everything nice blue
colour, really nice huh? – This is the first course. It’s spiced king prawns on mango salsa. Are you ready for your fish? It’s the cod, fried with roasted potatoes. – Thankyou. I actually didn’t quite like this dish. I found that the fish,
a little bit too dry. I don’t know, maybe the
oven on the aeroplane heat up the meal. Cooking fish is very
tough on the aeroplane. I’m gonna ask the flight attendant to see if I can change to a
chicken dish or something. – There is the coconut. – Is it spicy or? – Well yeah, it’s coconut curry. Chicken coconut curry with rice. – Nice I learned from another
airline, as a rice dish the rice should face me. Now is better presentation. The rice face the customer
for an Asian dish. (Upbeat Music) I like this one better. This
is like a chicken curry, coconut curry. – This is–
– Something, this is new, eh? The famous beer of Mauritius it says. – Yep. – Yeah. Well I may have a taste later on what it so makes so famous. – Of course, I’m sure you will like it, it’s very good, it’s very
famous around the world. – I like your tie too,
your tie and then my shirt and your tie fits well. – It goes along very well. – I have pineapple and you have ocean. How many language you can speak? – I speak French, Creole, English, and a little bit of Hindi. – Oh! – Yeah, because I do understand that- – You have a Hindi background? – A Hindi background, exactly, yep. – The next language you need
to learn is Chinese. (laughs) – Exactly, and I’m looking forward to it. – I will teach you. – I know one thing,
it’s ni hao and xie xie. – Oh, global, ni hao, xie xie. – We have three choices here, one is chicken with
potatoes, carrots, and beans. And the other one is lamb curry with rice. Unfortunately, the lamb
curry is very popular today, so it ran out quickly. – The lamb was popular; sold out. – Very popular. – Right. – And the third choice that we have, this is vegetarian biryani. – Oh this is nice, this
looks very nice, smells nice. – Very nice, exactly. – Mmmm – [Flight Attendant]
Exactly, you’re in India! – [Sam] Yeah! – So this is for the people who opted for the vegetarian meal. So we can cook for them veggie biryani. (Fast Upbeat Music) – Well, they just turned off the lights and I’m gonna go for a nap, I don’t recommend this seat here. This seat is the closest
to the toilet and galley. I chose this seat because
I wanna see the engine. I wanna film the video
of the engine on takeoff. I would think the first
couple rows is better. Goodnight! (people snoring) (plane engine roaring) – We just leaving the Seychelles airspace, now we entering the Madagascan airspace. We should be landing in Mauritius in one hour, 40 minutes. The sun is rising and it looks like a very promising good day in Mauritius today. (energetic upbeat music) (engine roaring) – Would you like to have
continental breakfast? Or hot breakfast? – [Sam] Um, what kind of
hot breakfast do you have? – Hot breakfast we have
poached egg or a pancake with banana and walnut in vanilla sauce. – [Sam] And what’s continental breakfast? – Continental breakfast
is croissant, bread, muffin, (speaks in French). (upbeat music) – I just finished my breakfast, a very good pancake. It is, ooh! 3:45 in London, so you can see my body
clock has been off right now and I have been sleeping off and on throughout the night because this seat here was
a bit narrow to be honest, for my body size, and then we also have a
guy snoring really badly, so I woke up halfway
during my sleep off and on, but I’m getting really excited one and a half hour to go,
until landing at Mauritius. What’s the greeting word in Mauritius? When you see each other. – This is what you say, “Ki position”. It means “How are you?” – [Sam] Ki position. – Ki position, position, what position. – [Sam] Ki position – What position is ki position – Ki position, ki position. – How are you?
– How are you? Uh huh. – [Male Flight Attendant] It’s Creole. – Uh huh, Creole, ahhh. – But that’s a very cool
way to say, ki position. – [Air Traffic Control] Three
is inside zero one six zero. – Zero one six zero Air
Mauritius, five three. (plane engines roaring) – Now first seeing the
island from the West Coast, the place called Flic en Flac. As you can see on the further south, we have the famous mountain of Le Morne. And then we are going to
intercept the final approach. It is going towards southeast. And we are going to land
on the runway one four. (upbeat music) Landing checklist, Cabin Crew? – [Pilot] Advised. – Autothrust? – [Pilot] Speed. – Autobrake? – [Pilot] Off. – ECAM memo? – [Pilot] Landing no blue. – Landing check is complete. – [Pilot] Thankyou. Autopilot coming off. – Checks. – Land – [Emmanuel] Checks – [Plane Computer] 100 above. – [Pilot] Check. – [Plane Computer] 200 minimum. – Continue – [Radio Altimeter]
50, 40, 30, 20, retard, five. – That’s what it is. The grass is green. – D seven. (plane brakes humming] – [Pilot] Final brake. – Checks. 70 knots. – [Pilot] Check. – [Air Traffic Control] Seven
five three via Delta yankee, hold for the back bridge fitter. – Delta yankee, holding
short of Mauritius here. (fast upbeat music) – Thank you Emma. – It was a perfect flight, he
slept all the way. (laughs) – [Sam] It was a good landing
still sleeping after landing. – It was a fantastic landing, he’s sleeping while the landing. (laughs) – Thank you very much, all right, goodbye. – [Crew] Bye! – Bye, see you next time, very good. My flight was good, Air
Mauritius is a quality airline, especially that beautiful
sunrise over the Indian Ocean. Looking forward to
exploring this island now. (logo swooshing) (logo dinging) [logo popping)

100 Replies to “Air Mauritius Airbus A330neo Flying Experience”

  1. Hope you enjoy my first A330neo flying experience. I really enjoyed my stay in Mauritius. I went to do some spotting at the airport, walk with lion and a good time! I will show you the return flight on Air Mauritius A350 and a mini vlog of Mauritius next! You can also compare the A330neo to A350 to see what makes them different!

  2. @Sam Chui 😇That's my country Mauritius. Next time you plan to visit Mauritius, please let me know :)) we can meet in Mauritius..

  3. Mr.Sam。欢迎来到毛里求斯。 我是毛里求斯旅游达人。有机会下次来我带你体验这个迷人的海岛。

  4. Loved the video on the 330 neo..just back from a 2 week holiday in mauritius. .had a fantastic holiday but would not recommend travelling in economy with air mauritius. .I was seated in 45a no legroom . worse than a low cost carrier for a long haul flight..cabin staff not friendly. ..meals were OK. .

  5. 5:51 thanks for reminding us, Sam! I wish I'd bump into you on one of your future flights (though it's unlikely to happen cos I'm always on the economy class LOL)

  6. Love your videos Sam! Quick question. I know you're from China originally and that you lived in Australia for a while. But in the video I noticed your passport is blue. Are you an Australian citizen or still a Chinese?

  7. I Hope too fly on these A330Neos there Kool I hope to fly on one with Virgin both there A350-1000XWB's & A330Neos!!!!

  8. Sadly Sam as good as this video is it doesn't tell me what it is like to fly on this plane on this airline in Economy.

  9. I am waiting the video of Nepal Airlines. I hope I will get fortune to see you in Nepal Airlines. 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

  10. Two comments :
    First it is really inappropriate to give such an access to the cockpit not on ground only but always during the flight. This is a dramatic lack of security concern.
    Second , the way Sam is eating is really disgusting and really undereducated. Not even talk about the two passenger coach trays that against any hygienist concern he is sniffing. A real shame. You should forget about showing you eating just in respect of the viewer…

  11. Sam, have you flown with Alaskan air? I’m from the UK. But when I went to the US, and travelled round I flew with Alaskan air. They’re actually really good. I’d love to see a review from you on them.

  12. Lucky you. I was stationed at Port Louie and staying Grand Baie (must visit) for almost 2 years. Flew Air Mauritius dozen times, great FA's and awesome hospitality. If you get a chance, fly to Seychelles it's only 2.5 hours north of MAU. Thanks for the memories!

    Oh btw, don't forget to try the island Briyani (Chicken, Fish or Lamb) 👍.

  13. Hey sam, show us who travels with you. We know you dont hold the camera all the time. Who else travels with you???

  14. I don't like how open and close that seat is to the aisle. The lady in front's looks much more enclosed and comfortable.

  15. The main problem for me with Sam is that he comes across as having little personality. Conversations come across as awkward, cringey or hugely scripted. Almost robot like. No emotion showed. I still watch as I'm interested in these type of videos and they're very informative but dont subscribe… However… I like the facial hair in this video

  16. SC, you gotta cut down some weight. it is not the seat is ''narrow'', it is you are FAT. i think the seat is quite standard to be honest.

  17. Hey sam
    I am your biggest fan
    I always see you around but I always feel shy to approach and I am also a cabin crew from your favorite airline. I noticed something weird that Why the cabin crew was so serious, did not smile to you Sam and looked like she was not entertaining Sam. She was not hospitable at all and did not what she was trained for. However, flight deck was so nice to entertain you. If I was your cabin crew on your flight, I will shine ✨ like a star on your flight and make you the king of the sky. I will talk to you, exchange my contact with you, always tell you stories and fun facts. I will put an eye on you and even give you a free duty free time on my own cost and let you select what every you want and also some information where to go to nice places to eat

  18. The seat looked very narrow. And the food seemed like not good. The cabin crew looked very nervous.. so many improvements i think..

  19. Hi Sam !!!
    I'm one of your millions of subscribers and on behalf of Mauritius people.Thanks for the review of our national aircraft.
    I'm proud to be a Mauritian and now after this review, I have even more pride.
    Hope you have enjoy our little beautiful Island.

  20. Hi Sam. Im a great fan of your channel and videos. Can u tell me how u get the footage from the cockpit? Is it your own cameras there or the airlines?

  21. https://youtu.be/d7PCrz__xlg
    Mohon dkungannya lurrr vidio aktivitas kgiatan baru saya dengan cara like,Subscribe, Comment
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  22. i work as cabin crew and i would be so annoyed if someone was to quiz me like this on camera … of course the crew wont complain to you …. but we generally dislike it … its one thing to do ur job well and another thing to be filmed while doing it

  23. When serving food, Protein always faces the customer, if Asians want to make it differently that’s fine but you are not on a Chinese restaurant.

  24. It is sad to see the lack of interaction of the female attendant..it pains to see the lack of natural human touch that a flight attendant should have. The guy was way more natural and friendly. I hope that you have been invited by the air mauritius crew to deliver some tips at the academy on how to present food and share some constructive criticism. This is how you learn and having you there is an opportunity.

  25. How is Sam being allowed in the cockpit that often, is it not a safety issue? Seeing the business class review is great but we hardly see any economy flight review .

  26. Have you ever thought about the climate inpact of flying? I am an avgeek myself and love flying and airplaned but I just wonder what you think Sam 😇

  27. Hello Sam, I'm Mervin and I'm a Mauritian. It seems that you did not appreciate the Fish on board your flight. Next time you visit our island do let me know I will take to where we get good fish and other good food.

  28. Hey Sam few question here,
    Why don't you try a ZERO G flight ? (in toulouse in france it's possible, expensive but .. :D)
    And In france you can experience Alfa jet flight
    In russia, you can have super sonic fligh in fighter, (MIG 29 if I remember correctly) !
    I really want to see your face and get some feedback from this kind of extrem fligh
    Have a nice day & thx for sharing your passion with us

  29. From Mauritius! Proud to see you here .. i wished I could meet you but hope you love our little island 😘 Cheers

  30. Sam, you always make great videos! I love how you share your experiences with us, I just flew the new A380 Honolulu flight, and it was amazing! No other YouTube flight enthusiast like you!

  31. This is my favorite Sam Chui video so far…Just seeing him glide through the London Underground and Heathrow airport in his blue pineapple shirt (starting at 0:52)…So smooth…So sleek! 🛫

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