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"Taipei Ups And Downs By China Airlines 744/343"  
User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15415 times:

"Taipei ups and downs by China Airlines 744/343"



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哈罗, dear readers,

the year is coming closer to it´s end
and that means also the number of interesting and weatherwise acceptable destinations around Europe decreases.
With the warm spanish autumn sun in mind

Helitt/BJZ/Talavera La Real + A Failed Trip Review (by FLIEGER67 Jan 6 2013 in Trip Reports)

I´am looking for a new departure airport, maybe also a new airline and to complement it, also a new country?.
Well, there is these island in the chinese sea with, so it looks like, the perfect weather conditions in early November.
And also the flights on offer are convenient.

Here is the routemap:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=fra-ams-bkk-tpe-fra&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/

No visa needed in advance, what looks like even more suitable and therefore TPE is counted on the departure airports map as no. 230 with this trip:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Here are the actually done routes:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the previous 200 departure places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And I hope, this trip will be more successfull than the no-go for Tunisia just some three days ago.



Thursday, 01.11.2012


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Service KLM KL 1764 operated by KLM Cityhopper
Scheduled: 10.15 // 11.35


All the flights are on one confirmation this time,
secured by Lastminute.de with the fare per leg ok, 185.00 Euro´s.
OLCI for the first flight of the day works pretty fast via the KL website. No need to hurry for a good seat on the way to the airport.
Departure from FRA this time.
Why?. It´s simply the last leg should also arrive at FRA and I don´t want to change for the ICE train or something else.
Wake up at 4.30 am, nothing really new to me. Dry roads, it´s public holiday in Baden-Württemberg, so as expected and scheduled low traffic only on the motorway till around Mannheim.
Hey, what´s going on here?. There is something definitely wrong!.
What an amateurish error. Public Holiday?. Sure, but only in Baden-Württemberg and from one minute to the other I´am stuck in the morning rush with all the people heading to work in Hessen.
No, this is not to my fondness, only a small time buffer left, but finally arrived at the parking location, Tourcare in Neu-Isenburg.
Goodbye to the car, a quick shuttle for the terminal. No one in front at the Sky Priority desk, where a nice young woman accepted my bag for TPE and printed my boarding pass. Hope to see you tomorrow!.
She also decides to explain the way for the lounge en detail, thanx, no need to do so!.
No time to wait at security and the flight looks like ok from gate D, 24, in the end
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Also this way the plane is inbound some ten minutes ahead to schedule and decides for an apron parking position
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Well, it´s FRA here
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Further on for the lounge which shows no views, so my time to stay is certainly limited
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Bus boarding well ontime for a drive along a thousand of planes till this one
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The F70 like on schedule.
PH-JCH and leg no. 11 on type.
A new one?. Yes, new to the log, at least!
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Since 11.11.1994 in the air with Fokker, Mountain West, Austrian and Cityhopper.
26 planes on type are in the actual fleet and this the oldest example
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Cockpit crew is from the Netherlands. The captain with a real nice welcome after boarding is completed. We are waiting for the loadsheet.
He is several more times to hear with updates around the departure situation due to ATC restrictions. He´s later on the mike again with arrivals and connection informations.
No route info, flightlevel is 25000 feet.
10.35 am, 55 minutes to go for the Netherlands.
"City" is finally 20 minutes late with 5 degrees only and some high clouds.
Spacious enough for me here with the mixed blue fabric seats
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Cabin crew is one middle aged nice male FA and one younger female english FA, slim, black hair, simply nice.
Safety on board, sure
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The dutch issue, well, not that this is in any case recognizable
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Legroom is perfectly good here with me in 11A, the exit row and two seats for me.
And the cabin is clean so far
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The load is 80 %
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Just departed from the 4000 meters "Two-Five-Center"
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The dutch are so delicious, together with free drinks
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Approaching AMS
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Above the city
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Touchdown at the 2014 meters "Two-Two", 11.35 am,
ontime, 9 degrees, wet and light rain.
And parked at the gates with the stairs directly for the terminal
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Bye now for the F70, nice to meet you here
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A new lounge now?. We will see!.




Thursday, 01.11.2012

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Service CI 066 operated by China Airlines
Scheduled: 14.00 // 06.45


Passport check works really quick, thanx to an extra line open for status pax.
And ready for the lounge, the KL Crown Lounge of course
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There is no seat selection mode available at the CI website. And there is also no OLCI available ex AMS as later noticed. Lucky me, that I´ve called CI´s FRA office and secured my seats of choice for this flight well in advance.
The elder female agent at the lounge entrance decided also to print me a new proper blue paper for the CI flights, not that I´ve even asked it this way!.
Not to my gusto, this part of the lounge is closed
and there are not to many free seats in the open part
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Well, no news are good news for my flight from gate F9
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I need ages to secure these picture and don´t bother someone
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Heineken secures Skyfall today!
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For the gate now.
What´s on offer today?.
Ah, this looks like the scheduled 744
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The weather is as Novemberlike as it should be
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China and me looking forward to some more warm sun
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B-18251 is this example called
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KL also on the Asia track
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Ground handling at work
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This is leg no. 8 on the 744 and sure, new to the log
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With Mandarin and China Airlines since 14.06.1995.
31 planes on type are in service and this is, like on KLC, the oldest example in the fleet
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Boarding now
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Late boarding doesn´t help this time.
This plane is as fully booked as it could be.
Vacationeers only, so it looks like.
Lot´s of Asian people.
I´am in 60J, my seatmate with the two seater in the aisle seat is an really senior traveller what turn´s out as the good one in the end. It´s interesting to talk, he worked for China Airlines in Amsterdam years ago and he walks most of the time around to obviate any difficulties with his blood circulation
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2.20 pm, 20 minutes late, 10 hours, 30 minutes by "Dynasty" for Thailand from the 3500 meters runway "Two-Four".
10 degrees and wet after rain.
The cabin is fitted with mixed blue-pink fabric seats, well used but nevertheless clean so far.
Cockpit crew is from Taiwan, the captain is on the mike with a short welcome after boarding is completed.
We see an ATC delay due to the bad weather situation, but nothing to worry about.
He´s short after departure again on the mike with more informations.
Safety instructions
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Not the best legroom here, but lots of space, this is the first two seater after all the three seaters
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Birthday, ok, but not for me today!
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The cabin ceiling
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The inseat video screen works
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And shows me a couple of options
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For example this one
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A long way to go
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There is a supernice young, cute, female FA with brown hair and an also nice middle aged woman serving my seat.
Mostly clouds down there
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The routing is FMO-DRS-PRG-Brno-Cluj-Constanza-Trabzon-Erivan-Baku-Delhi-Calcutta-Rangoon with a flightlevel maximum up to 36000 feet and some rough air above Romania only.
And a rather scratched window
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Let´s start with a mixed snack and some water
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At least it´s blue up here
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Till something more arrived
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Perfect for me, veggie´s, rice and the right hand stuff remained untouched
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Trabzon, I should go there also some day
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Darjeeling, that´s what I´am looking for just when I write this, but not on the map, more in the teacup!
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Something more to eat
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The same procedure again.
Mashed potatoes and beans, the left hand side remained untouched this time
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The purser is at my seat and asked if it´s ok to prepare a landing card for me.
No sorry, Thailand not today, but definitely nice service.
Still clouds above northern Thailand
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Not that far from the destination now.
With the captain once more on the mike and a relaxed good morning
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Sea or land down there?
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Touchdown at the 3700 meters "Zero-One-Left". It´s 07.00 am, what means 01.00 am in Germany, 15 minutes late and 28 hazy degrees.
All pax should disembark the plane here.
Sure ok with me to have a view for one more lounge!.

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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15498 times:

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Friday, 02.11.2012


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Service CI 066 operated by China Airlines
Scheduled: 08.30 // 13.00


Taipei and F5, why not?
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But this one first
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Really good offers here in comparison to some European places
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And a few guests only.
I dont recognize anyone else from my flight
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For the gate now to see something like this in the bright sun, ok not that really unexpected!
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The modern and airy terminal
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But limited options for pictures only
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It´s B-18251 again.
Sure ok for me to count leg no. 9 on the 744 to the log
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Boarding now
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Taxiway racecourse
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S7 parked closeby
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08.35 am, short behind schedule, 3 hours, 15 minutes more to go for Taiwan by "Dynasty".
30 sunny degrees now.
Cabin view
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The load is 70%. Lucky me, lot´s of open seats, at least in the rear cabin. Mostly asian pax and only a few connectors from AMS, so it looks like. This AMS-BKK leg is definitely good biz for China Airlines
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Legroom is good here also in the last row, 62J and two seats for me
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The safety card from the other side
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Just departed from the 4260 meters "Zero-One-Right"
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There is a complete crew change at BKK.
The new lead purser is at my seat with a very nice personal welcome.
"Let me know if there is anything what we can do for you".
There is a very nice young female FA serving my seat.
She looks like the clone from the first leg!.
Schweppes Soda for me, please!
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Cockpit crew is from Taiwan, the captain with a really nice short welcome inflight.
Routing is Surin-Da Nang-South of Haikou, Macau and Hongkong at a maximum of 37000 feet and rough air all along the way.
Something more to eat
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Ok, I´am running more in the exotic direction,
but anyway it tastes good, at least the left hand part, rice and the white something!
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Snaky river above Vietnam
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Close to Taiwan
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With a panoramic ride along the island
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Sure a well populated area
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A couple of clouds around
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Approach for TPE
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Not that far to go
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Touchdown at the 3660 meters "Zero-Five-Left", it´s 1.00 pm and that´s ontime, the temperature is 27 partly cloudy degrees.

Welcome to Taiwan for the very first time.
Changed a couple of New Taiwan Dollars prior to immigration without a minute to wait and also one or two minutes only for the officer to stamp my passport.
Now I´am really in Taiwan.
Where there are several bus companies to run from the airport to different places in the city. Well, me as the southern german traveller decides to catch the cheapest one, the Citiairbus for Taipei´s main train station.
The bus is as old as the ticket cheap and the senior driver for sure the funny guy, laughing all the time. Doesn´t speak a single word english and everytime when someone asked a question nods his head, it´s all good here, believe me!.
We´re running and running, much longer than the schedule told me to secure all the special needs of the passengers and finally emerged somewhere in the city what looks like the main train station.
My decision is to substitute the local taxi guys, the driver is for sure a correct one and he delivers me for my hotel which is not that far away in the end, the Just Sleep Ximending.
A perfectly recommendable place with the MRT station Ximen directly in front of the door and a real quick response for my usual question, top floor please!
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A supernice welcome and floor 9 is prepared for me.
Wifi is free here, sure ok this way.
The large bed
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The bathroom
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Room details
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So, how to spend a night and the two days around in Taipei?.
Come on and follow me for some impressions.
For example catch the perfectly working and clean MRT
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And join the impressive crowd of people around the
Longshan Temple
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Where they burn a thousand of frankincense chopsticks
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The people present goods
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Food and flowers as a donation
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In the main hall
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With the blue sky above
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People reading and do a chat together
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Ok it looks like definitely chinese
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You´re local business for all the temple needs
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Impressive buildings here around
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Something to eat?
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Everything well signed, at least in chinese letters!
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Ok, I know, there are shoes on offer
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And your´re local business at the corner
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Back for the hotel to catch, also when it´s not that much, but anyway a short sleep till breakfast is ready.
These chairs are definitely not made for my size!
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The buffet
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And the offers
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A view from the room
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Now I know why Taiwan is the world famous producer of scooters.
Walk above the street during the green light and see you face to face with 30/40/50 scooters side by side with every driver wants to be the fastest starter ever!.
Well, walk a little bit faster!
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Or what about a view around Chiang Kai Shek memorial?
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This is the National Opera House
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The National Concert Hall
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People practice marches
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It looks like fun for them
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This is the memorial
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With these narrow little building in the distance
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The main entrance
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Ok, this looks like chinese
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Everything what you need during you´re stay here
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People doing the marches on and on
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Also in chinese uniforms
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Looks like an official building
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The Presidential Palace
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Ok, now it´s all clear. This way to go
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Hang Ten ok, but Bossini?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201136.jpg
Taipei street life
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201137.jpg
What about these cute building in the distance?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201138.jpg
Coming closer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201139.jpg
In the bright sun
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201140.jpg
Well, it grows from meter to meter!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201141.jpg


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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15477 times:

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And turns out as Taipei 101, the former tallest building around the world
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201143.jpg
Ok, it looks like tall
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201144.jpg
Well, it is tall
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201145.jpg
What about a view from above?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201146.jpg
Let´s go up
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201147.jpg
This way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201148.jpg
Well explained
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201150.jpg
A view from above
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201151.jpg
For the thousands of buildings
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201152.jpg
And Songshan airport
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201153.jpg
With a plane on finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201154.jpg
Some more chinese style buildings
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201155.jpg
Just around the corner
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201156.jpg
For my hotel this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201157.jpg
Chiang Kai Shek memorial left hand side
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201158.jpg
The counterweight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201159.jpg
To protect the tower from vibrations
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201160.jpg
Looks like futuristic
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201162.jpg
An MD on take-off
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201163.jpg
Really steep
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201164.jpg
Just a good idea to transport you´re bike
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201165.jpg
The entrance for the Confuzius temple
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201166.jpg
Where you have the chance to leave you´re fortune card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201167.jpg
Like this examples
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201168.jpg
Looks like really chinese
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201169.jpg
The gong
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201170.jpg
Not only the temple is interesting
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201171.jpg
Roof details
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201172.jpg
And an ATR also on the way for Songshan
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201173.jpg
A class of old people learning to write chinese letters
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201174.jpg
Frankincense chopsticks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201175.jpg
Dragons above
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201176.jpg
And MD´s
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201177.jpg
What about a view for the surroundings?.
Fruits anyone
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201178.jpg
Freshly cooked
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201179.jpg
Extrafast trike transports
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201180.jpg
Well, you never know what is cooked here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201181.jpg
Fruits and veggies
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201182.jpg
Like this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201183.jpg
The cook shouted and offers his delicious food
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201184.jpg
Scooters always first, pedestrians should stay away!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201185.jpg
Well, this time the Express-Bus shuttled me back for the airport what worked well in the end.
Ahem, after a couple of detours around the main train station till the companies bus terminal!.



Saturday, 03.11.2012


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Service CI 061 operated by China Airlines
Scheduled: 23.50 // 06.40


No Frankfurt to see here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201187.jpg
Ah, here it is, gate A9 by the way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201188.jpg
Check-In is done quickly, not a second to wait till a supercute female agent accepted my bag.
Now that´s interesting to follow, the girl don´t need to take my bag, there is a young guy around the counters exactly for this job.
A view for the modern style terminal
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201189.jpg
Curbside
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201190.jpg
Down the escalator
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201191.jpg
For terminal 1
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201192.jpg
If there are some screens unused, simply do it this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201193.jpg
Ah, the infodesk down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201194.jpg
Special arts here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201195.jpg
And also the roof is chineselike built
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201198.jpg
Looks like really good in the warm night
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201199.jpg
Well, till now I see me on a plane in February and not on a bus with this name!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201200.jpg
Ah, there is also a lounge on offer here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201201.jpg
The entrance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201202.jpg
The offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201203.jpg
The more chinese style side
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201204.jpg
Comfortable seaters but no apron view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201205.jpg
This one is parked at my assigned gate
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201206.jpg
The A343 like on schedule
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201207.jpg
Gate view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201209.jpg
Face to face
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201210.jpg
This is B-18803, new to the log and leg no. 6 only on type
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201213.jpg
On the way with China Airlines since 28.06.2001.
The fleet counts 6 actual examples
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201214.jpg
Boarding now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201215.jpg
11.50 pm, ontime, 13.35 hours by "Dynasty" for FRA.
An rolling endless takeoff from the 3660 meters "Two-Three-Right" follows.
24 degrees and clear sky in Taipeh.
Cockpit crew is impressive, all chinese,
see them at the gate, two captain´s, three FO´s.
One of the captains with a nice and detailed welcome after departure later on.
Engine view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201216.jpg
Cabin crew on service for my seat is one well middle aged woman, black curly hair, nice with a somewhat tough style and another also middle aged nice asian woman.
By now for TPE
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201217.jpg
Two for me in 39K, the last row rule worked perfectly this time. Legroom is ok and the load is 90%. 30% asian travellers and beside that mostly german vacationeers on connecting flights
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201218.jpg
Safety instructions
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201219.jpg
Cabin view with the blue-purple somewhat well used fabric seats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201220.jpg
The taste of Taiwan like in the right corner is still with me here at the homebase and I like it!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201221.jpg
Entertainment for anyone
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201222.jpg
The seat view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201225.jpg
And that´s finally my entertainment
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201226.jpg
Not that funny to eat with really rough air after departure till Korea
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201227.jpg
I´ve don´t expected the routing like this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201228.jpg
Really far north
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201230.jpg
It feels like really cold down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201231.jpg
The white sea
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201234.jpg
Central Europa ahead
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201235.jpg
The dark cabin
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201238.jpg
Someone for Helsinki
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201240.jpg
Sure, Helsinki!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201241.jpg
Routing is Jeju-Busan-all along northern Russia-north of Helsinki-Stockholm-Malmoe-Rostock and more rough air later on approach.
But anyway something more to eat
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201242.jpg
No, this is not my choice for breakfast
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201243.jpg
The second captain is on the mike with a nice and relaxed good morning during the early approach.
Lights on
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201244.jpg
Cabin view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201245.jpg
Welcome back to Bankfurt, sorry, Frankfurt, early in the morning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RC1201/RC1201246.jpg
Touchdown at the 2800 meters "Two-Five-Right".
6.30 am, ten minutes ahead to schedule, 7 degrees and light rain.
Perfectly organized Germany impressed me again.
The priority tag works well but nothing moves at the exit.
It seems customs is closed with a large group of pax and some difficulties till an airport employee opened one of the emergency exits and leads the people out for the public.
The shuttle works quick, the car is where it should be and the motorways are empty this early Sunday morning. Not that long thereafter back at the homebase.


Here are the conclusions:
1. KLM Cityhopper Frankfurt-Amsterdam: Short and comfy with the exit row window.
2. China Airlines Amsterdam-Bangkok: Nice staff and acceptable also with the full load.
3. China Airlines Bangkok-Taipei: Rough air but sure ok to fly the 744 again.
4. China Airlines Taipei-Frankfurt: The longest flight ever in the log successfully done.

Something more to fly this year?.
Sure, the climate around the Arabian peninsula looks like also interesting for a shorty night.
And there is also a new departure airport, airline and yes, country to log.
Something like this and no, this is not pictured at FRA!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/OM1201/OM1201056.jpg

回头见,
comments welcome,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger" by Facebook.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6643 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15204 times:

Servus Markus,

nice report about your Taiwan visit. Even though you had a new cabin on the 744, the product in general cannot impress me. There's a huge IFE box on the A343 and the food doesn't look good at all. And that's indeed a very long flight on the A343, I try to avoid such sectors in Y Class nowadays.

But you were lucky with with the weather in Taipei. It's a great city, wouldn't mind to go there again. Your pictures remind me of my visits there.

Taipei 101 & Flawed Prestige Class On Korean A330 (by PlaneHunter Oct 7 2012 in Trip Reports)
Double Letdown To BKK & TPE: UL A330/A340, CI 744 (by PlaneHunter Sep 24 2012 in Trip Reports)
Taiwan Trio: TransAsia, UNI Air And The Taipei 101 (by PlaneHunter Feb 21 2009 in Trip Reports)

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
31 planes on type are in service and this is, like on KLC, the oldest example in the fleet

18 frames are freighters, btw.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14972 times:

Hello Markus,

A great report on what seemed like a nice short trip to Taipei. Acceptable service on the China Airlines I would say, but nothing special. How many days did you send in TPE? Seemed like a short trip for such a long flight.


User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14918 times:

Hola Markus!

A very interesting read, as usual, for this cold and rainy morning here.

Very nice and detailed info about CI, I have never flown them but they seem a great option, really nice to see them here, the IFE looks great for the length of the flights. As long as they have a nice map I am happy, and here it seems you had different options to choose from.

Food looks a little 'dodgy', but I am sure I would have eaten everything... as long as it is safe to eat it I would go for it.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And a rather scratched window

Certainly the most annoying thing on this flight.

Loved the Taipei pictures, really nice city.

How bad was the turbulence you encountered BKK-TPE and the one over the China Sea?

Looking forward to the next flights!

Salut!

Roger

[Edited 2013-01-13 02:41:31]


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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14902 times:

Hi Markus,
thanks for sharing. CI is not often covered here, and they seem perfectly fine. Suprised that KL/AF/Havas (or whoever is in charge of CKIN in FRA) doesn't issued you a boarding pass for the CI flight...

CI is often used from Germany for cheap fares to Bali. When I flew with LOT from FRA to WAW lately there were even connecting guests on my LO flight which came in with CI from DPS. What a trek and a beautiful terminal change in FRA  

The pictures of TPE are stunning. The airport is beautiful, but the city is georgeous. Really makes me want to go there!


User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 14672 times:

Hey, good to follow these comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

nice report about your Taiwan visit. Even though you had a new cabin on the 744, the product in general cannot impress me. There's a huge IFE box on the A343 and the food doesn't look good at all. And that's indeed a very long flight on the A343, I try to avoid such sectors in Y Class nowadays.

Thank you and lucky me here on the last leg with the two seater and me alone.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

But you were lucky with with the weather in Taipei. It's a great city, wouldn't mind to go there again. Your pictures remind me of my visits there.

Definitely also my point about Taipei.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

18 frames are freighters, btw.

Good to know.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 4):

A great report on what seemed like a nice short trip to Taipei. Acceptable service on the China Airlines I would say, but nothing special. How many days did you send in TPE? Seemed like a short trip for such a long flight.

Thank you and it was just the night and the two days around in Taipei.


@R.:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):

A very interesting read, as usual, for this cold and rainy morning here.

Very nice and detailed info about CI, I have never flown them but they seem a great option, really nice to see them here, the IFE looks great for the length of the flights. As long as they have a nice map I am happy, and here it seems you had different options to choose from.

Food looks a little 'dodgy', but I am sure I would have eaten everything... as long as it is safe to eat it I would go for it.

Thank you and sure also my point with the meals.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):

Certainly the most annoying thing on this flight.

Loved the Taipei pictures, really nice city.

How bad was the turbulence you encountered BKK-TPE and the one over the China Sea?

Taipei is for sure a great place to go and both the flights are shaky, but not that really superspecial.
Especially the last leg during the meal service was not that really nice.


@F.:

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):
hanks for sharing. CI is not often covered here, and they seem perfectly fine. Suprised that KL/AF/Havas (or whoever is in charge of CKIN in FRA) doesn't issued you a boarding pass for the CI flight...

Thank you. The KL leg is more or less an add on and shows up with KL OLCI. I´ve decided to pick up the paper in style at AMS!.

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):

CI is often used from Germany for cheap fares to Bali. When I flew with LOT from FRA to WAW lately there were even connecting guests on my LO flight which came in with CI from DPS. What a trek and a beautiful terminal change in FRA

Now that sounds also interesting.

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):
The pictures of TPE are stunning. The airport is beautiful, but the city is georgeous. Really makes me want to go there!

Definitely a place to spend some time if you are in Asia.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 14560 times:

Hi Markus,

another very entertaining report, thanks for sharing! Good to see so many long haul reports from you recently and I know there are a few more coming  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am in 60J, my seatmate with the two seater in the aisle seat is an really senior traveller what turn´s out as the good one in the end. It´s interesting to talk, he worked for China Airlines in Amsterdam years ago and he walks most of the time around to obviate any difficulties with his blood circulation

Always good to have a nice seatmate on such long flights.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Really good offers here in comparison to some European places

Nice, looks really good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The bus is as old as the ticket cheap and the senior driver for sure the funny guy, laughing all the time. Doesn´t speak a single word english and everytime when someone asked a question nods his head, it´s all good here, believe me!.

Haha, interesting  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
These chairs are definitely not made for my size!

I had that problem in a few places in Asia with seat/table sizes!

Regards,
Blaž



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 14311 times:

Hi Markus  

Happy New Year to you .

Great report on a not so reported carrier. Seems pretty decent to me and meals looked acceptable. Nice destination pics also .

Any special trips this year?  

Regards

Philip  



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User currently offlinecoolfish1103 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 14276 times:

Hello Markus,

You can definitely use more days of stay in Taiwan with good weather.

I am surprised you didn't complain much about their seat pitch, but the tables and chairs in Taipei!

Which lounge did you use at BKK? It doesn't look like the one CI operates?


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 14241 times:

I was curious to see about CI. I love their livery. They had a few "incidents" over the last few years, didn´t they?   Food looks ok, & yeah I agree that the IFE box must´ve been irritating. TPE looks fantastic though, somewhere else in Asia I would love to see...

Thanks  



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 14218 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@B.:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):

another very entertaining report, thanks for sharing! Good to see so many long haul reports from you recently and I know there are a few more coming

Thank you.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):

Always good to have a nice seatmate on such long flights.

Definitely.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):

Nice, looks really good.

Sure the case here.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):
Haha, interesting

Chinese style!.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 8):

I had that problem in a few places in Asia with seat/table sizes!

Count me in this way.


@P.:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Happy New Year to you .

Great report on a not so reported carrier. Seems pretty decent to me and meals looked acceptable. Nice destination pics also .

Any special trips this year?

Thank you and the very same to you. Something more to come, if nothing goes wrong!.


@c.:

Quoting coolfish1103 (Reply 10):

You can definitely use more days of stay in Taiwan with good weather.

I am surprised you didn't complain much about their seat pitch, but the tables and chairs in Taipei!

Which lounge did you use at BKK? It doesn't look like the one CI operates?

Thank you and sure the point with much more time needed around Taipei and Taiwan itself.
It´s the AF Lounge at BKK, good for me with the AF Status.


@a.:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 11):


I was curious to see about CI. I love their livery. They had a few "incidents" over the last few years, didn´t they?   Food looks ok, & yeah I agree that the IFE box must´ve been irritating. TPE looks fantastic though, somewhere else in Asia I would love to see...

Thank you and sure also the point with the incidents. In fact it´s the airline with the worst safety record around the larger companies.
Taipei is sure worth a visit, definitely.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1882 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13990 times:
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Nice report, Markus!

Great photos from Taipei! I like the city views from the top of the building! What a cool looking city.

I've heard mixed reviews before about China Airlines. Food looks pretty average on your AMS-BKK flight, but better on the last 2 segments.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Best,

Matthew (767747)


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days ago) and read 13699 times:

你好 Markus,

How exciting to read your story! I have been waiting for this to come! Guess which registration Herman and I were flying with one week later?   



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
She also decides to explain the way for the lounge en detail
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The elder female agent at the lounge entrance decided also to print me a new proper blue paper for the CI flights

How considerate of them! KL staff members are always accommodating.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
till this one

Under the tail, you know?   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom is perfectly good here with me in 11A, the exit row and two seats for me.

I assume you were not charged any extra considering your status.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Touchdown at the 2014 meters "Two-Two", 11.35 am

Really? The weather condition must have urged AMS to assign this runway.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
KL Crown Lounge
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not to my gusto, this part of the lounge is closed

We were lucky then as we were able to access that part.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
B-18251 is this example called

You must be kidding! Herman and I were flying with The Queen exactly one week after!  Wow!


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Birthday, ok, but not for me today!

For CI perhaps?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and the right hand stuff remained untouched

What a pity. It looks delicious to me.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Darjeeling,

Not considering to go there as well apart from Trabzon?   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The purser is at my seat and asked if it´s ok to prepare a landing card for me.

What a nice gesture, though a bit early. I assume you got your landing card for Taiwan later on?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
But this one first

We have been there as well! Good to know about the better lounge amenities compared with its European counterparts. Did you manage to visit CI Lounge as well?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Taxiway racecourse

Which one won?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Sleep Ximending

Simply a well appointed hotel with good location. I will bear it in mind in case we visit Taipei one day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
For example catch the perfectly working and clean MRT

Cheap and convenient.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
It looks like fun for them

How fun! Would outsiders be allowed to join?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Just a good idea to transport you´re bike

Or following the truck on your bike.  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Freshly cooked

Nice! What’s on offer? Did you try any of the dishes?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
And also the roof is chineselike built

Charming!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
The more chinese style side

That would have been my side!   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
It feels like really cold down there

Luckily, you’re comfortably on board.

謝謝. Great to hear about your CI experience. Many thanks for showing us around Taipei. I greatly appreciated it!


Best wishes,
Suryo  



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13348 times:

Hey and good to see these comments.


@M.:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 13):

Great photos from Taipei! I like the city views from the top of the building! What a cool looking city.

I've heard mixed reviews before about China Airlines. Food looks pretty average on your AMS-BKK flight, but better on the last 2 segments.

Thank you and sure, Taipei is a place worth to visit.


@S.:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

How exciting to read your story! I have been waiting for this to come! Guess which registration Herman and I were flying with one week later?

Thank you and perfectly good to know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

How considerate of them! KL staff members are always accommodating.

True words.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Under the tail, you know?

Much more difficult than under the wing!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

I assume you were not charged any extra considering your status.

Not at all.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Really? The weather condition must have urged AMS to assign this runway.

And the late departure also.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

We were lucky then as we were able to access that part.

Definitely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

You must be kidding! Herman and I were flying with The Queen exactly one week after!

Super good. Looking forward to read something about it.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

For CI perhaps?

Maybe.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

What a pity. It looks delicious to me.

Sure ok with me and the other side.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Not considering to go there as well apart from Trabzon?

Sure a good idea.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

What a nice gesture, though a bit early. I assume you got your landing card for Taiwan later on?

No need to do so for Taiwan.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

We have been there as well! Good to know about the better lounge amenities compared with its European counterparts. Did you manage to visit CI Lounge as well?

Time restricted the AF place only.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Which one won?

As far as I remember the locals!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
Simply a well appointed hotel with good location. I will bear it in mind in case we visit Taipei one day.

Definitely a recommendable place to stay.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Cheap and convenient.

Perfect.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

How fun! Would outsiders be allowed to join?

Good question. I was the only westerner during this time, not asked and don´t noticed it also.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Or following the truck on your bike.

Good idea!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Nice! What’s on offer? Did you try any of the dishes?

Not at all.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

Charming!

Exactly.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):

That would have been my side!

Me, too.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
Luckily, you’re comfortably on board.

謝謝. Great to hear about your CI experience. Many thanks for showing us around Taipei. I greatly appreciated it!

Thanx again.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1576 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12474 times:
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Hi Markus,

Good to see this good longhaul report on the board. CI seems to deliver a pretty decent service, not 5* but hospitable and friendly. The B744 cabin definitely looks better than the A343 although I prefer the latter aircraft in general.
Very nice destination pics of Taipei as well!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
She also decides to explain the way for the lounge en detail, thanx, no need to do so!

As if you're a regular  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Bus boarding well ontime for a drive along a thousand of planes till this one

Is that your new signature shot? The plane's a** iso the wing lol!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Lucky me, that I´ve called CI´s FRA office and secured my seats of choice for this flight well in advance.

The perfect way to secure your desired seat. Still strange that you were not able to check in online, were you on a KL ticket?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Darjeeling

That's indeed a tasty tea variant.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Snaky river above Vietnam

My guess it's the Thu Bon river.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ah, the infodesk down there

The Swiss one or the Taipei one  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Really far north

I remember us taking almost the same route from NRT to FCO a few days ago. Really far north.

Sultanils



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1423 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12474 times:

Hi Markus,

Thanks for this very nice report. As others have said, I am really impressed with your pictures of Taipei, I like the look of the city a lot. I particularly like the ones of the Concert Hall and the views from Taipei 101.

CI also positively surprised me, the food looks more than ok and I like the lilac colour scheme. TPE looks pretty smart and BKK of course, as I remember from other reports on here.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What an amateurish error. Public Holiday?. Sure, but only in Baden-Württemberg and from one minute to the other I´am stuck in the morning rush with all the people

Easy mistake to make with all the complicated public holidays. Main thing is you made it on time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The dutch are so delicious, together with free drinks

Such cute packaging! What was the snack?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Passport check works really quick, thanx to an extra line open for status pax.

I also noticed a line for E-Passports which I don't remember from previous visits. That one really speeds things up.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Perfect for me, veggie´s, rice and the right hand stuff remained untouched

I'd do exactly the same!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Darjeeling, that´s what I´am looking for just when I write this, but not on the map, more in the teacup!

Not run out of supplies have you?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The bus is as old as the ticket cheap and the senior driver for sure the funny guy, laughing all the time. Doesn´t speak a single word english and everytime when someone asked a question nods his head, it´s all good here, believe me!.

Great stuff. Perhaps we could do with a few such bus drivers over here in Europe.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ah, the infodesk down there

What? I've never been to Taiwan!  
Crikey, having an i on your forehead is bad enough, but a ? strikes me as even worse.....

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineplaniac787 From India, joined May 2012, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12416 times:

Great Trip report mate!

It s nice looking at china airlines long haul product. Y class actually looks better than Y on BA,LH, AF,AA ,DL and many more european and american airlines...

I never knew the 343 would be used for such a long flight.. I thought they prefered the 777 for flightts of this distance...

Never the less , great photos

Cheers and Happy new year.

Pradat



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 675 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12125 times:

Hi Markus,

great report here on your little Taiwan trip, nice to see another longhaul report from you. Very nice pictures from Taipeh, seems to be a really interesting city. Nice contrasts here with the modern high-rise buildings and then all the Chinese architecture. China Airlines also look quite good, of course nice to get to fly in a 747 again, certainly a wonderful airplane.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Perfect for me, veggie´s, rice and the right hand stuff remained untouched

Hmm, doesn't look too appetizing, what was that right hand stuff?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The modern and airy terminal

Looks great, already looking forward to my trip to BKK later this year.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
but anyway it tastes good, at least the left hand part, rice and the white something!

That one looks much better   ...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Really far north

Looks like they have to avoid mainland China.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12125 times:

Hi Markus !

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

I can't believe this was your 6th 744 flight! Glad to see you fly more long haul though.

CI looks okay but nothing too special. At least they have the PTV.

I'm looking forward my first flight with them in a year or two when they get their first 77W.

Nice pictures from Taipei. It looks very nice.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1240 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12033 times:

Hey,

Thank you for very interesting report. Taiwan/ROC is high on my 'do to' list, and much reports just set it higher.

13+ hours on coach on A340 ... i'm glad it wasn't too difficult for you.

Great report, thank you for shearing.



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12013 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@N.:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

Good to see this good longhaul report on the board. CI seems to deliver a pretty decent service, not 5* but hospitable and friendly. The B744 cabin definitely looks better than the A343 although I prefer the latter aircraft in general.
Very nice destination pics of Taipei as well!

Thank you and sure ok to fly CI this time.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

As if you're a regular

Definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

Is that your new signature shot? The plane's a** iso the wing lol!

Hah, good point. Much more difficult than the under the wing thing.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):
The perfect way to secure your desired seat. Still strange that you were not able to check in online, were you on a KL ticket?

It was a CI ticket with the KL leg as an add on. Sure strange also from my point of view.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

That's indeed a tasty tea variant.

Definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

My guess it's the Thu Bon river.

I don´t know.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

The Swiss one or the Taipei one

As far as I know, the Taipei one!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 16):

I remember us taking almost the same route from NRT to FCO a few days ago. Really far north.

Interesting.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Thanks for this very nice report. As others have said, I am really impressed with your pictures of Taipei, I like the look of the city a lot. I particularly like the ones of the Concert Hall and the views from Taipei 101.

CI also positively surprised me, the food looks more than ok and I like the lilac colour scheme. TPE looks pretty smart and BKK of course, as I remember from other reports on here.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Easy mistake to make with all the complicated public holidays. Main thing is you made it on time.

Oh, yes, true words.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Such cute packaging! What was the snack?

Chocolate cookies, really good.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):
I also noticed a line for E-Passports which I don't remember from previous visits. That one really speeds things up.

Good to know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

I'd do exactly the same!

Perfect.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Not run out of supplies have you?!

Very close to!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Great stuff. Perhaps we could do with a few such bus drivers over here in Europe.

Oh, yes that might be good.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

What? I've never been to Taiwan!  
Crikey, having an i on your forehead is bad enough, but a ? strikes me as even worse.....

No chacne to miss this picture!.


@P.:

Quoting planiac787 (Reply 18):
Great Trip report mate!

It s nice looking at china airlines long haul product. Y class actually looks better than Y on BA,LH, AF,AA ,DL and many more european and american airlines...

I never knew the 343 would be used for such a long flight.. I thought they prefered the 777 for flightts of this distance...

Never the less , great photos

Cheers and Happy new year.

Thank you and the very same to you.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):

great report here on your little Taiwan trip, nice to see another longhaul report from you. Very nice pictures from Taipeh, seems to be a really interesting city. Nice contrasts here with the modern high-rise buildings and then all the Chinese architecture. China Airlines also look quite good, of course nice to get to fly in a 747 again, certainly a wonderful airplane.

Thank you.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):

Hmm, doesn't look too appetizing, what was that right hand stuff?

I don´t remember it.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):

Looks great, already looking forward to my trip to BKK later this year.

Now that sounds also good.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):

That one looks much better

Definitely.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):

Looks like they have to avoid mainland China.

So it looks like.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):


Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

I can't believe this was your 6th 744 flight! Glad to see you fly more long haul though.

CI looks okay but nothing too special. At least they have the PTV.

I'm looking forward my first flight with them in a year or two when they get their first 77W.

Nice pictures from Taipei. It looks very nice.

Thank you and sure, the 744 is not that much covered here till now.


@EL-AL:

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 21):

Thank you for very interesting report. Taiwan/ROC is high on my 'do to' list, and much reports just set it higher.

13+ hours on coach on A340 ... i'm glad it wasn't too difficult for you.

Great report, thank you for shearing.

Thank you and the city and country, both are really worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1194 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11585 times:

Hi Markus

Thanks for this one. China Airlines flights to Europe are not often covered here. Great to see what your experiences were like.

I've always loved their livery - I remember their old livery which was so bland in comparison. The plum blossom on the tail, and the use of purples and mauve colours was pretty unique when it came out.

Service onboard looked ok. Food looked a bit tasteless but then again, it's hard to expect a lot in Y these days on any carrier. Some of their 744s are certainly getting a little old nowdays and that scratched window would have driven me crazy!

Of course, I loved the TPE pictures. So many places looked familiar - the CKS Memorial Hall was one of the first places I went to visit when I first visited Taiwan in December 1990. It hasn't changed a bit!

Today, Taipei looks a lot more ordered, and much less polluted than it was when I lived there as a student. Looks like they've done some impressive things to clean it up a lot. I really want to go back for a visit. You had some great weather too.

One thing which looks like it hasn't changed is the number of scooters on the streets! You should have seen it before the Taipei Metro was completed ! Chaos!

Thanks again, Palmjet



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11428 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice read and pictures thanks for sharing.

You sure are getting that feeling for Asia, don't blame you, I love the place.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Further on for the lounge which shows no views, so my time to stay is certainly limited

- Ah, not my kind of lounge either.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a supernice young, cute, female FA with brown hair
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a very nice young female FA serving my seat.
She looks like the clone from the first leg!.

- You need to do a Roni and start getting pictures of you with these hot chicks, we want to see you know!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Scooters always first, pedestrians should stay away!

- Ha, just like Vietnam!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 25, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days ago) and read 11031 times:

Hi, more comments, nice.


@J.:

Quoting palmjet (Reply 23):

Thanks for this one. China Airlines flights to Europe are not often covered here. Great to see what your experiences were like.

I've always loved their livery - I remember their old livery which was so bland in comparison. The plum blossom on the tail, and the use of purples and mauve colours was pretty unique when it came out.

Service onboard looked ok. Food looked a bit tasteless but then again, it's hard to expect a lot in Y these days on any carrier. Some of their 744s are certainly getting a little old nowdays and that scratched window would have driven me crazy!

Thank you and I´am sure you know my opinion about that scratched window.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 23):

Of course, I loved the TPE pictures. So many places looked familiar - the CKS Memorial Hall was one of the first places I went to visit when I first visited Taiwan in December 1990. It hasn't changed a bit!

Today, Taipei looks a lot more ordered, and much less polluted than it was when I lived there as a student. Looks like they've done some impressive things to clean it up a lot. I really want to go back for a visit. You had some great weather too.

One thing which looks like it hasn't changed is the number of scooters on the streets! You should have seen it before the Taipei Metro was completed ! Chaos!

It´s definitely a place for another visit and lucky me with the weather, definitely.


@M.:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):

Nice read and pictures thanks for sharing.

You sure are getting that feeling for Asia, don't blame you, I love the place.

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):

- Ah, not my kind of lounge either.

Me, too, you know.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):
You need to do a Roni and start getting pictures of you with these hot chicks, we want to see you know!

Next time, maybe!.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):
Ha, just like Vietnam!

Good to know!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3037 posts, RR: 12
Reply 26, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10965 times:

Nice report Markus. Interesting to see the TPE-FRA routing....that's a long flight!


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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 27, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10923 times:
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Hi Markus,

Another entertaining report with many nice pictures, well done!
Great idea to try China Airlines, they look quite good especially on the outbound with some nice and attentive crew! The food looks pretty edible too!
Love your pictures of Taipei, it looks like a great city  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No time to wait at security and the flight looks like ok from gate D, 24, in the end

A nice list of destinations there!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not to my gusto, this part of the lounge is closed

Any idea why it was closed?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The weather is as Novemberlike as it should be

Typical Dutch weather!

Looking forward to the next report!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1150 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10735 times:

Hi Markus,

Great read there. Looks like your experience with China Airlines was better than PlaneHunters! Great pictures from around Taipei too. Looks like a great place to visit.



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 29, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10596 times:

Hey and good to see more comments.


@G.:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 26):


Nice report Markus. Interesting to see the TPE-FRA routing....that's a long flight!

Thank you and sure a long way to go from TPE for FRA!.


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 27):

Another entertaining report with many nice pictures, well done!
Great idea to try China Airlines, they look quite good especially on the outbound with some nice and attentive crew! The food looks pretty edible too!
Love your pictures of Taipei, it looks like a great city

Thank you.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 27):

A nice list of destinations there!

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 27):

Any idea why it was closed?

Not sure at all.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 27):
Typical Dutch weather!

Not only Dutch!.


@J.:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 28):

Great read there. Looks like your experience with China Airlines was better than PlaneHunters! Great pictures from around Taipei too. Looks like a great place to visit.

Thank you and it was sure ok for me to fly CI this way.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 30, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9692 times:

Hello Markus

Good to catch up with the latest travels.
Surprised to hear so many good stuff about TPE!
Air China doesn't look bad at all, nice to see the 744 retrofitted.

Greetings
Marc



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 31, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9550 times:

Hi, M.,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 30):

Good to catch up with the latest travels.
Surprised to hear so many good stuff about TPE!
Air China doesn't look bad at all, nice to see the 744 retrofitted.

Thank you and TPE is for sure worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 32, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9508 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 30):
Air China doesn't look bad at all, nice to see the 744 retrofitted.

Hi Marc!

Markus didn't fly Air China (CA); he flew with China Airlines (CI)

The777Man



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User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5011 posts, RR: 55
Reply 33, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9130 times:

@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

Hi Marc!

Markus didn't fly Air China (CA); he flew with China Airlines (CI)

Thank you,

don´t noticed it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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