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Old Sep 17th 2010, 3:49 am
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Has anybody out there used China Airlines for the Sydney - Tiapei - London route?

They seem very keenly priced, but are they any good?


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Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
Has anybody out there used China Airlines for the Sydney - Tiapei - London route?

They seem very keenly priced, but are they any good?


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Oh dear - roast cat or dog sir??
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Oh dear - roast cat or dog sir??

Hmmm. Is there no horse?


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I saw a documentary where they served someone donkey penis in shenzhen. It is expensive though, so you might get that if you upgrade to business class.
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Seems cheap & cheerful: http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/airline/china-airlines/407288/

I've not come across them in Kayak searches before but am always open to saving money - what was the price difference over the usual suspects?
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Has anybody out there used China Airlines for the Sydney - Tiapei - London route?

They seem very keenly priced, but are they any good?


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If it says Made in China on the side of the plane, I'd be worried. I hear they make good copies of boeings and airbus out of old tin cans
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Seems cheap & cheerful: http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/airline/china-airlines/407288/

I've not come across them in Kayak searches before but am always open to saving money - what was the price difference over the usual suspects?

Well, these are flights for Christmas, so expecting them to be pricey, but have been offered $2300 return, compared to $3k+ for just about everyone else.

They seem to have received reasonable reviews elsewhere. I think I'll take the gamble, plus the dog choice of meal...


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I took them a couple of years ago and they were quite good and great value. One night in a fancy resort hotel was included in the deal and this was actually quite nice as it broke the trip. The hotel seemed to be in quite a remote location and it took around 45 minutes to get there along windy, narrow roads. Actually got to see quite a lot of the Taiwanese countryside.
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Well, these are flights for Christmas, so expecting them to be pricey, but have been offered $2300 return, compared to $3k+ for just about everyone else.

They seem to have received reasonable reviews elsewhere. I think I'll take the gamble, plus the dog choice of meal...


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Why not consider this? At today's exchange rates it would be close to $2300, but business class! I happened to check last night and was still able to find seats for MEL - LHR at Xmas.
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Default Re: China Airlines - any experiences?

Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
Has anybody out there used China Airlines for the Sydney - Tiapei - London route?

They seem very keenly priced, but are they any good?


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I did two round the world trips with them in the 80.s.They were brilliant,excellent food,service and presentation.Nothing was too much trouble for them.Choice of asian or western food,asian food was great.Sadly they went from govt ownership to private and fell away badly.

Routes were cut back and they had an appalling safety record.I don't know if they have improved but I think steer clear just in case.Taiwan and Taipei were very interesting then,well off the beaten track

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Has anybody out there used China Airlines for the Sydney - Tiapei - London route?

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I used China Airlines many times, mainly for flights in Asia (I've lived in Taipei for 2 years), and I think they are pretty good, especially for their price. The service is fine, even comparing to Cathay Pacific.

Regarding Taipei, it is really nice place to stay.
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the service is poor!
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Default Re: China Airlines - any experiences?

This might help you to decide

http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/airchina.asp

Though I don't know if China Airlines and Air China are one in the same.

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Except it's a different airline.
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You're right - but it's an interesting article don't you think?
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