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China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:01 am

China Airlines' 1st Airbus 340-300 will arrive at Taipei today, after 14hours non-stop flight from Toulouse. The A340-300 will have 8 first class seats, 30 business and 220 economy seats.

China Airlines also states that A340-300 will be the most luxuriest jet in China Airlines' fleet.

The first CI A340 flight will be Taipei-Manila on May 4.
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:02 am

And Hong Kong !!!

Can't wait to see it on the 5th.
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:10 am

Hey, its beautiful!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Make sure you take plenty of film! Would like to see some CI A340 pics in the database.

 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:15 am

Wow!  Love That does look good.

Only one thing though: we'll never see it in the USA.  Sad The A340-300 is too small a plane in terms of seating to serve SFO and LAX.

It will be very interesting to see what European routes the CI A343's will be flying by the end of 2001.
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:32 pm

Why do so many airlines who fly the A340 put so much less seats in it than its capacity? I thought for 3 class lay out 295 is the standard. Airlines like Lufthansa and others only have seats bearly over 200, why is that?
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:52 pm

258 seating capacity abviously is a bit small, but i think the main reason is due to the sleepers seat installed and higher seat pitch for business class. Anyway, all these will be compensated for higher fares.
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:55 pm

CI A340-300 will fly to New York (USA) as well. may be the end of the year.
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:19 pm

Jiml1126,

However, fat chance that CI will try to fly the A343 from TPE to JFK non-stop. They'll probably have an intermediate stop at mostly likely YVR.
 
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RE: RayChuang

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:25 pm

So you mean CI will downgrade the Vancouver flight from 744 to 343, if YVR is a stop for JFK flight?

If it does, CI will operate daily 343 flights in off-peak season and also means that BR will be the only one to use 744 between TPE and YVR.
 
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CI A343

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:25 pm

Thx for the news, great to know!  Smile

Regards,

Wolfy
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:31 pm

That aircraft really looks great.  Love
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 4:52 pm

The 747-400 is certified for something like 622 pax (Yes 622) but there aren't any airlines with that either!!
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:44 pm

Woooooow. It looks absolutely great in China Airlens c/s.

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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:56 pm

CX flyboy:-

No one do so because they don't want it as cramped as buses in Hong Kong!!!
Live life to max!!!
 
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RE: China Airlines Debuts A340-300 In Taipei Today!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:58 pm

CI currently makes a stop in Anchorage on the JFK-TPE flight with their 744s so it should remain the same with their 343s. Looking foward to trying it out when I go to BKK next year.

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