I need to travel from Germany to Taipei in October. It will be a mad dash with just two days or so at TPE for a meeting.
I will only be paid an eco ticket and the choices I have are CI, CX, TG and maybe BR.
- CI is the only nonstop from FRA with a A340-300.
- CX would be via CLK on a B747.
- TG would be via BKK on a B747.
How do these options compare regarding travel comfort, in flight service and in flight entertainment ? Usually travelling on EK to Asia and Australia, I have only tried CX in the past and was not overly impressed by their B747, to be honest.
One other thing I have to consider is the FFP. CX would give me miles for the ExecClub, TG for miles&more. Can one collect miles on CI for one of the more popular European FFPs or only for their own programme ? According to their website, this does not seem to be the case.
The obvious bonus for CI is the nonstop flight which saves some time, although travelling in Y I don't mind a one-stop to get some blood into my legs again.... OTOH, no frequent flyer miles and no domestic connection in Germany.
Any recommendations ?