Review of Mandarin Airlines flight Hong Kong Taichung City in Economy

Flight AE1820
Class Economy
Seat 21A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 17 Oct 18, 10:10
Arrival at 17 Oct 18, 11:40
AE 14 reviews
Published on 9th January 2019
This is my first time to TaiChung City, it was a nice place for tourists.
This time I chosen Mandarin Airlines to TaiChung.

Let's do the checkin first.
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It was my first time visited the Plaza Premium First Lounge.
This lounge is much better the normal one.

The tasty breakfast.

Finnair A350-900.
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It was my first time met EVA Air B787-9. Also, it was her 1st time visited Hong Kong.
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This is my plane will be brought me to TaiChung.
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We need to take the shuttle bus to the outer bay.

The E-190 B-16821.
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Nice angle when we get on the plane.
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The comfy seat.
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Nice cabin.
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The clean toilet.
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The cabin panel.
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The overhead panel.
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Nice legroom for the short flight.
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Ready to takeoff.

The child meal, you can make the pre-order after purchase the air ticket.
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The beautiful sky,

We are approaching TaiChung City.

The neighbour HK express A320.
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Some cabin photo before get off the plane.
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Safely arrived TaiChung.
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Mandarin Airlines

Cabin crew8.5
In-flight Entertainment5.0

Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited The Travelers\' Lounge (East Hall)

In-flight Entertainment8.0

Hong Kong - HKG


Taichung City - RMQ



The flight experience is nice and also my first time onboard with Mandarin Airlines.
Everything is pretty good and E-190 is much better than B737-800.
The width seat is really attract me.



  • Comment 483361 by
    KL651 TEAM 4296 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Nice service on that short flight.
    I wonder why Mandarin Airlines now only flies regional and no longer long haul flights like before.

  • Comment 483387 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4600 Comments

    Hi Henry, nice report as always!

    I didn't know there was a Plaza Premium First lounge in HKG. I've only been to the "normal" Plaza Premium lounge. Are there different access rules to access the First lounge?

    You can't go wrong with an E-190 as far a comfort goes in Y. The wide seats in 2-2 layout are better than you would have on a 737 or A320. How nice to have a full hot mean on a 1 hour flight!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 484965 by
      henrylau1991 AUTHOR 71 Comments

      Thank you for your comment, I using AE credit card and pay USD25 to access the Plaza Premium First lounge.
      E190 is much comfy than A320 and B737. It was a great flight with full hot meal in this short flight.

  • Comment 483539 by
    hometoyyz SILVER 498 Comments

    Hi Henry,

    Wow! The Plaza Premium First lounge in HKG looks good. I assume you had to either pay — or co-pay along with Priority Pass, your way in?

    As always, great spotting at HKG, including the brand new EVA 787. Nice!

    I don’t get to fly them much anymore, but the Embraers are such a nice ride in economy. Headspace like a full-size narrowbody, and only 2-2.

    I’m impressed by a meal service at all on this short a hop. I wonder what percentage of the broccoli distributed in kids’ meals ends up being consumed?

    A nice quick report on a short flight. Thanks for sharing, and happy flying!

    • Comment 484966 by
      henrylau1991 AUTHOR 71 Comments

      Thank you for your comment, I need to pay USD25 with my AE credit card.
      It was a great flight with E190 and the full hot meal. I can't imagine the percentage of the broccoli distributed in kids meal.

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