China Airlines

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  • China Airlines: Another Great Asian Airline Company.

    Apr 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service with a smile, wonderful service even for economy class.
    Cons: Why is it that United States airlines have forgotten about service?

    Summary: China Airlines: Another Great Asian Airline Company. By James P. Zaworski I flew on China Airlines from Los Angeles to Taipei on March 7-8, 2005. I had to arrange on relatively short notice to book this flight, as I was hired for a teaching job ... read more

  • China Airlines with scratches and flawy

    Nov 15, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: This guy he wrote to me after i was going to push 3month. 
    Cons: I am more than upset and i will never again use Chine Airlines again.

    Summary: We used because my wife is taiwanese and easy communication in the same mother language. Good connection from Zürich to Frankfurt and from there to Taiwan. In the past 10years i used China Airlines very often. The service from the staff in Taipei ... read more

  • Confirmed seats not honored

    Aug 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: On time
    Some meals good
    Lots of cabin staff
    Cons: Some meals pretty bad
    Old aircraft
    Full plane and no flexibility

    Summary: <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> I flew CI flight 11 from ANC to TPE with family including one 5 yr old. We had 3 adjacent confirmed seats. The flight originated from JFK. When we checked in at ANC we were put in ... read more

  • Not bad at all!

    Nov 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value
    Cons: Old B747's

    Summary: First impressions count! Like most airlines the first impression of a china airlines aircraft can very a bit. Their A340 and A330's are brand new complete with in seat video systems. Their B747 are old style but always clean and well taken care ... read more

  • really great flight

    Mar 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, comfy flight. polite crew. great entertainment. good food and drink.
    Cons: small language barrier, but nothing major

    Summary: My wife and I went from LAX to Taipei in the economy class section and had no complaints at all. The stewardesses were attractive(!), polite and attentive (I saw a woman next to me call the stewardess over no less than 9 times for diet cokes, ramen ... read more

  • Credit Card Fraud?

    Feb 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The plane made it from BKK to SFO without crashing.
    Cons: China Air failed to honor a legitimate purchase

    Summary: This is a review of China Airlines (ChA) credit card policy, not the flight or any other aspect of their operations. ChA requires the passenger to present the ACTUAL, ORIGINAL credit card which was used to purchase the ticket online. I purchased a ... read more

  • China Airlines...Make it your last choice

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It got me to where i wanted to go

    Summary: Hope this commentary of mine will help people who are shopping for airfare with various carriers. **MAKE CHINA AIRLINES YOUR LAST CHOICE OF AIRLINE!** I flew with China Airlines December of 2005, and I tell yah, the experience was horrible. Check-In was ... read more

  • China Airlines: Not great, but not bad.

    Sep 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very competitive fares, and reasonably good service.
    Cons: Bassinet, and the food.

    Summary: Getting our annual India ‘fix’ is becoming more and more expensive these days. The good old days of finding a ticket for about $1200 a pop with relative ease, even at the shortest notice, are long gone. Planning a couple of months (at least) in ... read more

  • Never flying China Air again

    May 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: little leg room, unfriendly crew, bad food, inefficient service

    Summary: I feel obligated to share my recent experience with China Air. I was due to fly out to Taipei on China Air on Apr. 23, 2006 at 1:00a.m. When we were boarding, one of the crew instructed Economy passengers to line up on one side of Business class line. ... read more

  • Time to give them a second chance

    Apr 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Worth a try; surprisingly good food for a short flight.
    Cons: What's that smell?

    Summary: Even though I live in Taiwan, I have avoided China Airlines (CAL) like the plague. Reason No. 1 is their safety record. Reason No. 2 is a tour I once took of their flight headquarters about five years ago, where mechanics were obviously goofing off but ... read more

  • I love China Airline (China Airline is a Taiwanese Airline not Chinese!!)

    Feb 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You'll never get hungry, Good duty free products, Good selection of music,Nice uniform, Clean seats
    Cons: Wish had more leg room (my personal opioion)

    Summary: I frequently fly from Vancouver to Taipei. For the past 8 years I have fly with China Airlines twice a year (once for winter vacation once for summer). Sometimes when I fly back to Taipei I also take opportunity to travel to other countries as you will ... read more

  • Poor service, racist FAs, don't fly with them anymore

    Jan 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: poor ground service, very rude FA, amazingly poor service, narrow seat, long lay over

    Summary: I've flown CI several times and had the same experience as Wilda did. Every time I flew to Indonesia with my american hubby, the FA's were so nice and friendly. But, whenever I flew alone, they were just rude and completely ignored me. Last straw was ... read more

  • One of Asia's best carriers

    Jul 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly and helpful staff Reasonable air fare Comfortable flight- even in economy class
    Cons: Past safety record No personal in flight entertainment in economy on B744, AB6

    Summary: China Airlines has a high quality of service that is unique to Asian airlines. After the impressive service I received on China Airlines during the Christmas season of 2003, I have since become a loyal Dynasty Club member. China Airlines' choice of ... read more

  • China Airlines: crash-prone, racist, AND sexist!

    Mar 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Usually cheap.
    Cons: Prolific crash record; sexist; racist; bad service in general (even excluding my below-described experience).

    Summary: I have flown China Airlines many times in my life. Despite sub-par service, I repeatedly booked flights with them because their fares tend to be cheap. I should have stopped flying them back in 1999, when I was stuck in HK International while one of ... read more

  • Good Airline

    Mar 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, service
    Cons: Next to nothing

    Summary: This review is with regards to economy class on a flight from Singapore to Taipei (round trip) Check-in (SIN-Taipei) Smooth and uneventful. The check in counter at Singapore airport was manned by 2 people. I was asked if i wanted an aisle or ... read more

  • it's a TAIWANESE airlines and doesn't fly to China

    Jun 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice service
    Cons: Old facilities, Hub at Taipei, poor safety record

    Summary: Overall, nice airlines with excellent service standard. However the airport at Taipei (Terminal 1) ... read more

  • Better than Air Canada

    Jun 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price Flight time from Vancouver
    Cons: Lack of English language entertainment

    Summary: On my trip to HK last September I took CA and found them to be a good airline that I would travel on again. The connections were made on time, and I suspect that they held the plane bound for Vancouver due to the high number of people connecting to ... read more

  • Great potential

    Dec 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: World-class service, good food, modern fleet
    Cons: Safety

    Summary: Overall, China Airlines has the potential to be one of the world's great airlines, such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates. CAL has great service, reasonably good food, excellent in-flight entertainment, and cheap fares. However, its ... read more

  • China Airlines, gorgeous you!

    Nov 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent food, reasonable prices
    Cons: Older airplanes, unorganized Dynasty lounge

    Summary: Oct 21st, 2002 outbound flight from San Francisco, CA to Hong Kong with a layover in Taipei, Taiwan on China Airlines. The aircraft was the equivalent of a Boeing 747-400, two-tier. I flew ... read more

  • Asia Travelboy

    Sep 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice, efficient, quick upgrade, alliance with Delta
    Cons: stingy on freebies, small seats, Poor English (Taiwan Crew)

    Summary: Check in: Once arrived at the LAX counter, I was a little confused on which line it is to check i ... read more

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