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How Confused Is This Guy?  
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

Couldn't help but laugh when I read this "trip report"


The first paragraph reads as follows:

despite its name, China Airlines is the airline of taiwan not china. in some countries it is called Mandarin Airlines.

This pretty much sets the scene for the rest of the review!

 Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineFrmyqr From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I don't think english may have been his first language. He had a good run at it but ya I bit confuzzed.

i'm from regina. Heard of it?
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

man this guy is confused-plus he never explains anything.

Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3336 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'.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

in some countries it is called Mandarin Airlines.

Some, particularly in government, have begin to refer to CI (as a whole) as "Formosa Airlines".... in accord with the subsidiary merged into the Mandarin subsidiary in 1999.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Fokker was KL, just a codeshare.
Good Review.
-Mr. X

What now?
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Doesn't sound to me as though he was trying to do a "trip report", just a review of his experience of flying with China Airlines...can't see anything wrong with that...jeez, give the guy a break.

Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
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Hey Noel,

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
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