IslandHopper
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Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:05 am

I need to fly to Jakarta with a stopover in Taiwan to see some friends there. I researched fares, and China Airlines was the winner saving about $300 over EVA Air.

I am somewhat of a risk taker in life (I ride a motorcycle, play the stock market, flew once on Tower Air  Laugh out loud ), yet I don't have a death wish either. I've heard the horror stories of taxiway takeoffs, hitting snow banks, and turning a brand new 747 into a boat at Kai Tak.

But isn't flying CI still safer than car (or even motorcycle) travel? Better question: would YOU fly on them? Or spend the extra $300 to fly EVA?
 
Ikarus
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:11 am

I'd fly on them. No questions asked.

So what if they took off on a taxiway, had a mid-air explosion on a 747 and suffered mishaps at Kaitak? Still safer than driving, or swimming, or shagging Elbonian sheep....

But I bet the consensus of airliners.net forum members might not agree with me  Big grin

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Ikarus
 
KL808
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:13 am

Ive flown with them when i was young and found it great.

I would still fly them today.

CI seems to be the cheapest airline right now to fly anywhere to Asia.

drew
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triley1057
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:16 am

I think I will probably be flying them in January from LAX to Thailand. Along with Phillipine Airlines, they have the cheapest fare. I have no problem flying them. The only reason I keep looking for other flights is I want to find an airline where I could get miles for either CO or Star Alliance. It is just too long of a flight not to get miles for.
 
EGFF
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:20 am

At the end of the day, it's a national airline, with aircraft that can fly ... every airline has there incidents, and fortunately tragedy doesn't strike too often so you shouldn't let it bother you  Smile
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:30 am

While even a flight on CI is safer than any automobile trip.... that does little to ease the psychological torture of stepping into one of their aircraft.

I would never fly them, NEVER.

No amount of money-saved would be worth clinching a seat and jumping at every sound for hours on end.
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ryangooner
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:45 am

have done loads of times!

i even was booked on one of their A300's 2 days after one went off the track and into the drink at hong kong! (nervy)

id still fly em though cant beat the buzz!

Ryan
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:50 am

It's all a question of risk. I suppose statistically you're more likely to be involved in an accident with them than some other airlines. But then again you're more likely to be killed in a car accident than on a China Airlines aircraft!
 
jrlander
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:53 am

I flew on Korean in the early 90's, even though they didn't have the greatest safety record. People said that I shouldn't, but the chances of something happening were so little, and remain so low, that I wouldn't bother with worrying about it.
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:56 am

I thought it was a 747-400 that went into the water at Kai Tak, only a few months off the assembly line. Or did they do it TWICE?!?

ConcordeBoy - surely the Concorde is more risky to fly than CI, and I'm sure you wouldn't pass up that chance!
 
DoorsToManual
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:00 am

I'm a survivor of Korean Air, so I think I could manage CI.  Laugh out loud
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:15 am

Yes I would. In fact, I'd fly on any airline and indeed any aircraft.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:51 am

>Yes I would. In fact, I'd fly on any airline and indeed any aircraft

Really?

How about a Comet 1 or a Tu-144? Pretty risky flights, those.  Smile
 
SIN747
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:54 am

I've flown both several times. BR is a world class carrier both from the standpoint of their in-flight service standards and also as relates the money they are spending on flight operations proficiency. We can all recite many (too many relative to other carriers) incidents/accidents involving CI. So, the obvious question...if they are capable of so many mishaps that we are aware of, how many other close calls have they had that we don't know about?

statistically, you'll make it on CI, but for my $300, it isn't even close. I'd go BR!
 
alexchao
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:00 pm

I would, and I am flying with China Airlines. I personally don't think its as serious as many would believe.

Tomorrow, I'll be on CI 002 (TPE-HNL).

It'll be my first time flying China Airlines long-haul in 14 years. I've flown with EVA Air for the past 9 years.

-alexchao
 
IslandHopper
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:18 am

I went ahead and booked on CI...I will give a trip report later. Wish me luck!
 
MONARCH
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:57 am

You will be fine! When the Lord wants you he will take you and always live life to the full as we are not promised for tomorrow!
 
gigneil
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:15 am

Yeah. I'd go with ConcordeBoy and say I would never, ever board a CI flight.

I'd take EVA if I needed a Taiwanese carrier for some reason.

N
 
Vimanav
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:21 am

I don't recall who it was who said something to the effect:

"Till your time comes, nothing can kill you and when your time comes nothing can save you."

So go right ahead fly China Airlines - their planes look beautiful anyway.

rgds//Vimanav
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dispatch
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:34 am

I would fly ANY airline.
I would fly ANY aircraft.

I feel I am more at risk driving my own car at ANY given time.

Because:

When I'm flying, I'm surrounded by professionals.
When I'm driving, I'm surrounded by IDIOTS.

Enough said, I think

Peter
 
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:31 am

I would love to fly China airlines!

I might hestitate to fly older airplanes on small airlines (airlines that have a couple aircraft) in Asia, Africa, and South America.
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Would You Fly China Airlines?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:40 am

"How about a Comet 1 or a Tu-144?"

Yep, more the merrier.
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