Flightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 849 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7194 times:
Have been myself in that waiting area, which I found really creepy for some reason. Not to mention it smelled of some disinfectant or some bug spray. Was very uncomfortable and couldn't wait to board again.Stopped with MH from LAX to KUL and on the way back too. Nice that you flew on the 744. The interactive map looks neat, and the light in the washroom very classy.!
BOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 784 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6972 times:
Very nice report (this one as well as the previous segment). Great that a 744 got subbed in and you got to sit in the F cabin!
I can't say I like the decor - all that fake wood and the yellow and purplish-blue (?) color combination does not do much for me. But nothing is quite like Zone A of a 747 and the seats certainly look comfortable. Very impressive catering for a short route as well.
TPE does look like a grim airport, though - all that pink lino...! Definitely in need of a makeover, especially in light of what other airports in the region are like.
Zonks From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6293 times:
That beef noodle soup at the CI lounge looks delicious! I got back from Taiwan two weeks ago and I'm going through beef noodle soup withdrawal.
TPE's Terminal One is indeed grim, as someone put it, but my understanding is that there is a massive renovation project either underway or starting soon. Terminal Two is a lot better, although still not in the class of HKG, SIN or ICN.
Cathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5901 times:
Yeh, T1 at TPE is a rather grim but then, I kinda like it as it reminds me of those older style airport...haha...bringing back memories from Kai Tak for me.
I sure was over the moon when I realised they had changed my flt from an A333 to a B744, I simply looooooooooooove 747....esp when I get the chance of sitting in the nose section, it feels so exclusive and not to mention the view from 1A/K. It's as close as the pilot's view 8-)
Coolfish1103 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 384 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5793 times:
Renovation has already begun... you sure don't want to walk through Terminal 1 now cause it's a disaster w/constructions. I do like TPE Terminal 1 as it reminds me old airport style too... but then it does get kind of tiresome.
Great you got the 744 subbed... and it was the newer version too! Lucky you =)