To be honest with you, its a hit or miss, I flew the Dutch Rust Bucket even from TPE
last week. (well its the 744s that had been on the TPE
route for ages) the one with the old seats and bluish purple arm rests along with cranes and storks engraving on the side panels. CI
's oldest configuration in service. Well I think it consists of 3 744s dont remember the registration numbers, the rest are still main screen but with my favorite seat (with the fixed side head rests), then comes the new seats with PTV, which first were introduced on the 343.
I have flown the new PTV 744 from LAX
with regular colors and a 777 overhead bin interior, I once did fly that same config on the CI
Dreamliner from TPE
at another time like 2 years ago.
I noticed that the CI
744s that have the new interiors and upgrades were GE
While the PW
744s I have been on were either the much older config and the last main screen config.
I would just book CI
, cause its probably the best deal, and also the meals in economy are much larger and better than the economy class meals on BR
and pretty comparible to the BR
Elite meals as well plus you saved a lot more money on the airfare.
I take the night flight always from LAX
, so I can just sleep, I dont need to deal with IFE.
same goes for the return too.
can get you out of BKK
much later in the day than others, even with a BKK
departure around 5pm.
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