Russophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
China Airlines in some countries is known as Mandarin Airlines -- have a look at when Mandarin was formed, why it was formed, and most importantly look at the ownership. Although Sydney and Vancouver routes have now been handed over to the parent company (CI) -- Mandarin is now a quasi-China Airlines operation -- operating to the low-yield "holiday" destinations.
Seems to me the guy was spot on that part. Obviously shows that he has a bit more knowledge of the airline industry than those who laugh at him.
And nothing wrong with his 'review' -- normal people don't want to read every conceivable detail about a flight. I could give a rat's about what movie was showing, or whether the pilot came over on the intercom 30 seconds too late to annouce 'landing'.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2236 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
Mandarian IS another name for China Airlines. It was formed so they could fly into China and not offend the government of that country. Many carriers did that because they wanted to go to both Taipei and Peiking without getting the local knickers in a knot. Stupid but true.
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding