IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3799 times:
I need to fly to Jakarta with a stopover in Taiwan to see some friends there. I researched fares, and China Airlines was the winner saving about $300 over EVA Air.
I am somewhat of a risk taker in life (I ride a motorcycle, play the stock market, flew once on Tower Air ), yet I don't have a death wish either. I've heard the horror stories of taxiway takeoffs, hitting snow banks, and turning a brand new 747 into a boat at Kai Tak.
But isn't flying CI still safer than car (or even motorcycle) travel? Better question: would YOU fly on them? Or spend the extra $300 to fly EVA?
Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
I think I will probably be flying them in January from LAX to Thailand. Along with Phillipine Airlines, they have the cheapest fare. I have no problem flying them. The only reason I keep looking for other flights is I want to find an airline where I could get miles for either CO or Star Alliance. It is just too long of a flight not to get miles for.
EGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
At the end of the day, it's a national airline, with aircraft that can fly ... every airline has there incidents, and fortunately tragedy doesn't strike too often so you shouldn't let it bother you
Manairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
It's all a question of risk. I suppose statistically you're more likely to be involved in an accident with them than some other airlines. But then again you're more likely to be killed in a car accident than on a China Airlines aircraft!
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3610 times:
I flew on Korean in the early 90's, even though they didn't have the greatest safety record. People said that I shouldn't, but the chances of something happening were so little, and remain so low, that I wouldn't bother with worrying about it.
SIN747 From Singapore, joined Aug 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3429 times:
I've flown both several times. BR is a world class carrier both from the standpoint of their in-flight service standards and also as relates the money they are spending on flight operations proficiency. We can all recite many (too many relative to other carriers) incidents/accidents involving CI. So, the obvious question...if they are capable of so many mishaps that we are aware of, how many other close calls have they had that we don't know about?
statistically, you'll make it on CI, but for my $300, it isn't even close. I'd go BR!