Review of China Airlines flight Taipei Tokyo in Business

Airline China Airlines
Flight DL7741
Class Business
Seat 10A
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 03:10
Take-off 25 Sep 19, 08:50
Arrival at 25 Sep 19, 13:15
CI   #7 out of 136 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 79 reviews
henrythehippo
Published on 10th January 2020

After a long, multi-week trip to PRC and Taiwan, I was excited to fly China Airlines A359 biz class product, even if it was only on a small hop from TPE to NRT


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After staying at the W Taipei, I was full on in the W mood and booked the hotel car to the airport which was fantastic. After a quick check in, I headed to the China Air lounge which was efficient and empty. Grabbed some dim sum and Taiwan Beer for good measure and headed to the gate. Unfortunately, I was kicking myself I didn't prolong my stay at the lounge, as most of the restrooms and sitting areas were under construction near my gate, which lead to alot of wondering around


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B-18906 was a gorgeous, 2-1/2 year old A359 and I couldn't wait to get on board


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I was warmly greeted by the purser who escorted me to my seat and offered me a drink and snack. I chose Taiwanese plum wine, which was deliciously sweet and savory. The cabins on these are gorgeous (apologies for not having more photos) and have a very modern feel. I have a feeling however they might get a bit dated quickly with the zebra-esque wood. 

The seat was incredibly comfortable and firm 


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As a beer guy, I was over the moon to see they had Buckskin which is a micro-ish brewery in Taiwan. The menu read very interesting but I decided to go with the Japanese selection since we were headed to Tokyo


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Buckskin and John Wick. Great combo


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The bento box delivered on flavor and the Miso Salmon was superb


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Verdict

China Airlines

9.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering9.0

Taipei - TPE

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.0

Tokyo - NRT

8.1/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

I was excited for this quick flight and it didnt disappoint. The China Airlines crew was warm and friendly, the seat comfortable and the food and bev was fantastic. I'll go out of my way to fly them again. Only downside to the trip was the transit at NRT which took well over an hour through the catacombs of NRT to my connecting DL flight to SEA

Information on the route Taipei (TPE) Tokyo (NRT)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 9 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Taipei (TPE) → Tokyo (NRT).


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

The average flight time is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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