Review of China Airlines flight Taipei Jakarta in Economy

Airline China Airlines
Flight CI761
Class Economy
Seat 8A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 05:20
Take-off 07 Jul 16, 08:50
Arrival at 07 Jul 16, 13:10
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By 1606
Published on 21st July 2016
During the peak season of Southeast Asian routes (Lebaran break for Indonesia in this case) , CAL usually uses 744s instead of the regular 333s.
And they would sell 747's upper deck as economy class as there weren't as many business flyers during this time of the year.
This is why I get to experience business class seats on this flight.
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CI 761 is often delayed , and in today's case,the boarding commences after an hours delay.
Today's aircraft isn't one of CAL's refurnished 744. The upper deck configuration is 2-2


Seated in Business Class didnt give us Business Class meals ofcourse.
The choices are Cream chicken and Chinese styled fish fillets with side dishes of a delicious hot bun, a salad, assorted fruits and a little almond bar.
The meal service was overall satisfactory.
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CI 761 landed at 13:30 local time after an hours delay. With a total flight time of 4 hours 32 minutes.

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Verdict

China Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering5.5

Taipei - TPE

8.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Jakarta - CGK

5.4/10
Efficiency6.0
Access5.5
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

The flight attendants were friendly and helpful and the IFE onboard was responsive and kept the passengers entertained.
However, CAL's business class maybe a little out-of-date compared to her many Asian rivals. But it was still nice to fly with the CAL Jumbo again before
them being gradually replaced by the 777s and 350s

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2 Comments

  • Comment 358960 by
    marathon GOLD 9493 Comments

    This is an unusual opportunity to fly in long haul J comfort with a Y ticket.
    In these circumstances where you had ample time and space to move around, it is regrettable to provide only one picture of the cabin and its seats.
    The airport experience in both TPE and CGK is also completely missing in this report
    You take good pictures and you write good narratives, do take and write more next time !
    Thank you for this first report and welcome among the contributors :)

  • Comment 359043 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4906 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this first report with us! That's great that you got to fly in an international Business class seat sold as Economy on a short regional route! The seats are definitely outdated it they were selling it as actual Business class.

    Really nice photos. Like Marathon said, it leaves you wanting more :-) Some more cabin pics and airport pics will be nice to see in your next reports.

    Looking forward to more reports and Welcome to Flight-Report!

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