FlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 660 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
Quoting Zone1 (Reply 3): I thought China Southern was the one in line for SkyTeam membership.
That's why I don't believe China Airlines (The Taiwanese national carrier) will not join Skyteam. Although CI provides a lot of destinations in SE Asia and Australia, which I think Skyteam needs more of, China (PRC) would have non of it!
FlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 660 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 5): The political situation between the mainland and Taiwan make Taiwanese carriers quite unattractive to world alliances.
Which is quite a shame. CI provides a very good inflight service and their product is pretty high standard. Although they had a questionable past regarding to safty issues, they seem to have made great strides and actually winning a couple of awards/certifications about their safty and maintanance.
Their destinations in South East Asia would be a great addition to Skyteam, and if Taiwan and China ever start direct flights, TPE would be a great hub to China, especially from America.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7431 posts, RR: 44 Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Agree. I hope we will see at some point in the future flights between Taiwan and the PRC.
I notice you are new to a.net, so welcome to the forums. I am sure that you will enjoy reading the threads, posting comments and looking at the pictures as much as I have since I joined. I look forward to reading more posts by you.
If I get to fly to New York City via JFK later this year, I'll let you know and perhaps we can meet and have a drink.