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TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:12 am

This was the continuation of my previous flight from Sydney to Taipei.

Flight Number: CI619
Registration: B-18211
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Gate: A9
Flying time: 1hrs20min
Scheduled Dept Time: 21:30
Actual Dept Time: 21:20
Scheduled Arrival Time: 23:15
Actual Arrival Time: 22:45
Takeoff Runway:

There were about 2 hours of transit time between my connecting flights


Through to transit area




To CAL’s VIP Lounge








Business Centre: there were a few PC terminals and a printer


General seating area




Food selection was descent


Plus a noodle bar offering traditional Taiwanese noodle






Time for boarding






Very 70s




Equipment change from A330 to B744




That gave me the chance to sit up at the front  Smile


















Ready for takeoff


Bye Bye Taipei






Quick refreshment






A nice touch to have somewhere to place your clothes or to change onto your slippers.




Plus a window




Approaching HK






Welcome to HK


Like my previous leg, the service and catering were great despite the length of the flight.

I certainly look forward to my next CI flight  Smile
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:20 am

Have been myself in that waiting area, which I found really creepy for some reason. Not to mention it smelled of some disinfectant or some bug spray. Was very uncomfortable and couldn't wait to board again.Stopped with MH from LAX to KUL and on the way back too. Nice that you flew on the 744. The interactive map looks neat, and the light in the washroom very classy.!
 
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:02 am

Very nice report (this one as well as the previous segment). Great that a 744 got subbed in and you got to sit in the F cabin!

I can't say I like the decor - all that fake wood and the yellow and purplish-blue (?) color combination does not do much for me. But nothing is quite like Zone A of a 747 and the seats certainly look comfortable. Very impressive catering for a short route as well.

TPE does look like a grim airport, though - all that pink lino...! Definitely in need of a makeover, especially in light of what other airports in the region are like.
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:05 am

Great food for such a good flight!!

Really impressed with CI's "pointy-end" food offerings!
 
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:27 pm

That beef noodle soup at the CI lounge looks delicious! I got back from Taiwan two weeks ago and I'm going through beef noodle soup withdrawal.

TPE's Terminal One is indeed grim, as someone put it, but my understanding is that there is a massive renovation project either underway or starting soon. Terminal Two is a lot better, although still not in the class of HKG, SIN or ICN.
 
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:10 am

Yeh, T1 at TPE is a rather grim but then, I kinda like it as it reminds me of those older style airport...haha...bringing back memories from Kai Tak for me.

I sure was over the moon when I realised they had changed my flt from an A333 to a B744, I simply looooooooooooove 747....esp when I get the chance of sitting in the nose section, it feels so exclusive and not to mention the view from 1A/K. It's as close as the pilot's view 8-)
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:51 am

Renovation has already begun... you sure don't want to walk through Terminal 1 now cause it's a disaster w/constructions. I do like TPE Terminal 1 as it reminds me old airport style too... but then it does get kind of tiresome.

Great you got the 744 subbed... and it was the newer version too! Lucky you =)
 
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:58 pm

Thanks for the report.


I love the gates with the high ceilings. This brings back memories of my TPE transits in the 1990s.
 
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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:19 pm

Nice, thanks for posting.

Not keen on he fake wood but otherwise all seems ok.

CI have come a long way in the past few years, impressive!

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RE: TPE-HKG On Board CI's J Class B744 (pics)

Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:23 am



Quoting Cathay Pacific (Reply 5):
T1 at TPE is a rather grim but then, I kinda like it as it reminds me of those older style airport

It's grim, old, and dingy, but I've got a lot of really fond memories of that T1 myself haha.
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