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SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:05 am

Since this flight was over 18months ago, a lot of the details were sketchy, nevertheless, the photos should make up for the lack of info  Smile

Flight Number: CI52
Registration: B-18312
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Gate: G35
Flying time: 9hrs10min
Scheduled Dept Time: 12:05
Actual Dept Time: 12:10
Scheduled Arrival Time: 19:35
Actual Arrival Time: 19:35
Takeoff Runway: 34L

Let’s checkout where is CI’s check in aisle










Boarding pass + lounge invitation


Again, duty free straight after custom.


Gate 35




My Flight





Since there were still time, I walked around the terminal for some spotting
SQ744




VN772


MH744


Time for boarding




Not the best J seat, nevertheless, still better than economy  Smile




Bulkhead seat with great legroom




Pre-departure drink and snack


Taxiing




Propeller world






Takeoff
























Amenity Kit by Crabtree & Evelyn


IFE interface






Canapé




Lunch is served
Entrée


Main Course


Fruit plate and dessert














Mid-flight snack


Refreshment – Seafood noodle








Welcome to Taipei






This was the 2nd time I flew with China Airlines, like the 1st time, I was very happy with their inflight service, catering and IFE. It might not be SQ or EK quality. But with the price they were charging, what more couldone ask for?

I look forward to flying with them again soon  Smile
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LAXdude1023
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:23 pm

Excellent TR!

Flew them LAX-TPE about 3 years ago and they were quite good!

I still like EVA a little better.
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Econojetter
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:30 pm

Thanks for the photo report.
The service looks good on this flight.

Quoting Cathay Pacific (Thread starter):
Not the best J seat, nevertheless, still better than economy Smile

These seats don't go flat, do they?
 
coolfish1103
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:03 pm

It's a bit surprising seeing Cathay Pacific flying with China Airlines xD

No, none of China Airlines' J seats are flat.

They did downgrade certain stuff in 2008 so it's not all accurate.
 
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Nice pictures, thanks for posting.

Looks like you had a pretty nice flight, quite like to fly CI one day - do love the airline livery.

Regards

Mark
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:09 am

Nice photos, glad to see them improving all these years ! In Taiwan, you have 2 great airlines, EVA Air and China Airlines. Hope to try them some day.
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:25 am

Nice TR.

Love the tableware with the purple "swishes"  Smile


K
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:58 am

Great TR. Did SYD-TPE-FRA return in CI's J class last year July and would not hesitate to fly with them again. As you mentioned, they are not on par with SQ, EY or EK but in my opinion it is a great product if you consider the low price you pay compared to the "big boys".

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter
 
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:41 am

Thanks guys for the comments, really appreciate you all reading this  Smile

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 2):
These seats don't go flat, do they?

No, they don't. It was at an angle

Quoting Coolfish1103 (Reply 3):
It's a bit surprising seeing Cathay Pacific flying with China Airlines xD

No, none of China Airlines' J seats are flat.

They did downgrade certain stuff in 2008 so it's not all accurate.

well, CX does like to experience different airlines, esp when the price is right....heehee

hopefully I will be travelling on the same route this March, so I'll be able to give you all a more up-to-date TR  Smile

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 1):
I still like EVA a little better.



Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 5):
Nice photos, glad to see them improving all these years ! In Taiwan, you have 2 great airlines, EVA Air and China Airlines. Hope to try them some day.

What a pity Eva no longer flies to SYD  Sad

Anyway, please stay tuned for the next instalment, TPE-HKG on CI's B744  Wink
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:55 am



Quoting Cathay Pacific (Reply 8):
Anyway, please stay tuned for the next instalment, TPE-HKG on CI's B744 Wink

Looking forward to this...Great trip report on CI's A333! Glad you were able to view your aircraft from the large windows, unlike us boxed in some remote corner with high windows that was our gate for the flight to the US.
 
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:27 am

Really nice report - I was quite surprised with the quality of their catering - I thought it looked great!

I have heard bad things about CI's Y class, but I think I would fly J class with them without any hesitation!

As previous people have mentioned - they are value for money!

Thanks again!
 
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RE: SYD-TPE On Board CI's J Class A333 (pics)

Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:14 am

Yes, CI's catering never failed to impress me.

Everytime when I fly with them, their food are really high standard.  Smile
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