I have been flying China Airlines every year since 2000 and I have never had an issue on them. flown in both economy and Dynasty class.
I frequently fly the LAX
sectors, have previously taken the TPE
sectors and JFK
Flown on the 737-800, 747-400 (both PW
), 744 Dreamliner, A300, A330, A340, and MD
I miss the China Airlines MD
-11 and once in a while a swap of the Mandarin MD
The only trend I have seen change in coach from the old days, the menu in Y class is gone, it now posts a menu on the screen inflight for information when meals are about to be served.
The meals are alright (meat has lots of fat still on it) When I flew revenue once in a while, Id order a Hindu meal
it looked fancier to me in Y Class and had paneer in it.
but I often fly non-rev and I prefer taking MH
home on the TPE
sector since the food is better and seats a bit more comfortable.
the newer 744s and the refurbished cabins have the seats that were introduced in Y class on the A340 order. I prefer the older non-IFE seats from the 744, they felt better for my back and had a sturdy headrest (not the old old one that is often used on that old 744 to AMS
, that one was gross)
You will find CI
to be a good especially they often had good deals to SE
Asia and you get more for your money.
Have a good trip.
I use to use my Dynasty miles for upgrades to Dynasty class for Trans-Pacific segments in the past. It was well worth the upgrade several times, but I cant accrue as a non-rev though.
And included a lounge pass in TPE (unlimited dimsum)
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