Review of China Airlines flight Taipei Busan in Economy

Airline China Airlines
Flight CI 186
Class Economy
Seat 37K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 13 Jan 18, 16:10
Arrival at 13 Jan 18, 19:05
CI   #11 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 95 reviews
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By 989
Published on 25th January 2018
Keeping this flight report brief. This is a short flight from Taipei TPE to Busan PUS, operated by a333 which is roughly around 2 hours. CAL currently operates two daily flight to Busan from Taipei. The early morning flight using B738 and this flight at 16.00 using a330. This is also a codeshared flight with Delta and KLM.

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Masalu! Livery jet parked beside us. This livery is to celebrate the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan and is designed by a contemporary artist from the Paiwan tribe. Today's jet being B-18311 also carries the SkyTeam livery.

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Boarding was slightly delayed but the process was smooth. As we started taxi, a KLM 773 has just landed. KLM flies daily using 777 to Manila via Taipei. MNL and TPE sector could not be sold separately.

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Flight was smooth was we broke out of the clouds.

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Today's flight is nearly full with the majority being Korean tourists.

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The out-dated AVOD of the 333s. Really wish CAL could refurnish the cabin, as the a330 seems far from retirement.

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Flight route map for today. Really glad that the 330s are mainly used for short hauls now as medium haul destinations such as Australia/NZ and Indonesia are mainly served by new generation aircrafts such as 350 and 777.

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The safety card looks new

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Meal service - there was only the chicken fillet with rice option. The portion was satisfactory and actually tasted good.

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Sun setting

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Final Approach to Gimhae airport 10 minutes behind schedule.

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The wait for immigration and baggage claim is short and soon we got on the LRT headed for the city.
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Verdict

China Airlines

7.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering8.5

Taipei - TPE

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Busan - PUS

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

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