It's so happened that on that trip I was flying with Malaysia Airlines from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, the reverse flight path of the missing MH370.
It was a smooth flight. The aircraft was sleek and elegant, the passengers were comfortable and the cabin crew were friendly and efficient.
I had earlier on that trip flew to China in the same type of aircraft, but to another city.
I like the aircraft better than the bigger but of older designed Boeing 747.
I believe that it was good that Malaysia Airlines had chosen the aircraft as part of its fleet due to its more modern design which reputedly enable the aircraft to be more fuel efficient and therefore being environmentally friendlier.
It is also reputedly among aircraft types which have great safety record.
Here is an introduction video clip of the aircraft.
By the way, I have always fly with Malaysia Airlines whenever I have to travel abroad.
The airline has excellent safety record, in fact, among the best in the Asia Pacific region. The excellently trained cabin crew were perhaps the best in the world.
Of all my overseas travels, I had only twice flew with another airline which was AirAsia. Those were flights to Bali and London.
What happened to MH370 was still a mystery and as I am writing this, search and rescue efforts were still ongoing.
It is heart wrenching to watch the grief stricken families and love ones of the 239 people onboard of that missing plane.
I pray that the mystery of the plane's disappearance will be solved soon for their sake.
So far, the handling of the disaster has been rather satisfactory. Undeniably that there were some rough edges to it but I believe it can be smoothen in the coming days as more information were gathered and hopefully more questions being answered.
I think PM DS Najib Razak has so far been doing well in his handling of the disaster. He was calm and collected as well as showing good leadership in the face of this national tragedy.
It was also good to see countries in this region and also other part of the world getting together in deploying their assets in search and rescue operation.
I am not sure what will happen to Malaysia Airlines after this tragedy.
I hope it will survive and continue flying the Malaysian flag.
If it does, I am sure that I will fly with the national carrier again, and it will remain as my favorite airline.
It's not really because I am being overly patriotic, but rather it's because I am confident Malaysia Airlines will continue to strive to be among the best airlines in the world.
I am also confident that the airline will further enhance its safety level in the immediate future due to what had happened to MH370.