Review of China Airlines flight Hong Kong Taipei in Economy

Airline China Airlines
Flight CI602
Class Economy
Seat 64B
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 24 Oct 17, 10:15
Arrival at 24 Oct 17, 11:55
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henrylau1991
Published on 9th December 2017
It was glad to travel to Taipei again. After 1.5 months, I traveled to Taipei again.
It is an amazing place for Hong Kong people to relax in a short vacation.

We arrived in Hong Kong International Airport around 0800. It was a sunny day
for travel.

The check-in area of China Airlines, it was crowded and a lot of passenger travel to Taipei.
Because there are 3 flights go to Taiwan in a short period. Luckily, we done the
online check-in at home. It can save lots of time for queuing.


Some plane spotting.

The rare B757-200 of Air Astana.
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The A350-900 of Cathay Pacific.
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The B777-300 of Cathay Pacific, usually is flying on regional route in Asia.
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The A330-300 of SAS, it will depart to Stockholm.
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Usually you can see her operate the morning flight to Japan.
B767-300 (ER) of ANA.
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As you can see there are two CI's plane.
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The Thai's A330-300 will go to Phuket soon.
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Both UA 777 will fly to USA soon.
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The B737-800 of CI will go to Taichung.
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The A330-300 of CI will go to Kaohsiung.
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You can see the Ci's A350, which will go to Taipei.
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Our flight was delayed for 10 minutes.
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The plane to Taipei is A350-900, B-18903. It is a new generation plane of China airlines.
Usually fly to Europe and America.
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The beautiful winglet of A350-900.
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We will boarding soon.
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The KLM B747-400 combi which arrived from AMS.
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The priority of the boarding.
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Beautiful A350.
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The seat of Premium Economy Class, you can choose these seat in the HKG-TPE route.
Which is free for Economy Class passenger if you can choose this by luck.
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The generous legroom.
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The seat pocket and you can find lots of things inside.
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The washroom.

The cabin spotting before takeoff.

Safety video before takeoff.
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The flight map.
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You can find the universal socket here. It is great for computer work on the long haul flight.
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Takeoff to Taipei.

The nice 3D flight map of this new plane.
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I was booked the child meal after purchase the ticket. Usually, the special meal
is arrived earlier than the normal meal.
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You can find our, the child meal is include a bun, salad, entree, fruit and chocolate.
Also, it provide a juice for a child. It was a full meal for this short flight.
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When I enjoyed my child meal for 12mins, the normal meal was arrived. It is a pork rice
and cheese mousse cake. It look fine, but child meal it look much better than this.
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The blue blue sky again.
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After the full meal, lets walk around the cabin before landing.

Ready for landing.
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The special effect of the lighting.
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Safely arrived Taipei Taoyuan Airport.
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Nice equipment of the new A350.
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Some shot before leaving the aircraft.

Goodbye B-18903.
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Verdict

China Airlines

8.1/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering8.5

Hong Kong - HKG

8.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Taipei - TPE

6.4/10
Efficiency5.5
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

This is my second time travel on CI's A350. It was a comfy flight and everything was fine in
1 hr 40 mins flight.

The crew was nice and the flight meal is high standard for this duration of flight. It is perfect
which compare with the regional flight in Europe.

Let's enjoy my next flight to Hong Kong and I was reserved the Premium Economy Class
for the return flight.

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Taipei (TPE)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 52 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Taipei (TPE).


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The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 38 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 422239 by
    cheapflyer.JP 61 Comments

    Hi, HENRYLAU1991.
    I have experienced B777 PY as an economy seat on this route year ago. It was just before the debut of CI A350.
    I love CI's new A350 and B777 cabin, both of which has beautiful wood pattern wallpaper since I could feel relaxed.
    The child meal looks much bigger than normal meal...That's interesting. Thank you for your report!

    • Comment 422370 by
      henrylau1991 AUTHOR 72 Comments

      Thank you for your comment. The flight with CI A350 is great.
      Really love the wood pattern wallpaper and feel comfy.
      It was surprised that the child meal is much bigger than the normal one, the portion it looks like
      full meal in >3hrs flight.

  • Comment 422797 by
    LostLuggage 49 Comments

    How great that you can select PE seats for free on this route! Were they available during online check-in? I wonder where they draw the line and which routes within Asia actually sell PE seats.

    • Comment 422880 by
      henrylau1991 AUTHOR 72 Comments

      Thank you for your comment. You can choose when you online check-in for the PEY seat.
      They using 77W and 359 and they fly in HKG, NRT, KIX(If I remember) route. They will sold PEY as Y.
      However, the service and food is same as Y. But you can enjoy the wider seat.

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