Yesterday I flew from Los Angeles to Taipei on China Airlines’ brand new, gorgeous Boeing 777-300ER. I was very impressed by China Airlines, in particular the hard product, which is possibly the best business class product out there. Add in their reasonably priced and high quality wifi, and I’d fly them again in a heartbeat.
My flight from Los Angeles to Taipei was delayed by about 90 minutes, so I only had a very short connection in Taipei… or so I thought.
My Taipei to Singapore flight ended up being delayed by about an hour as well, due to a “technical fault” with the aircraft.
This flight was operated by an A330, which features angled seats. This is one of the more modern angled seats out there. These are the same types of seats which Singapore has on their A330s, and also the same seats Fiji Airways has throughout their longhaul fleet (which makes me less excited about flying them in a couple of months). Maybe it’s just me, but I’d prefer either a recliner seat or a fully flat seat, as angled seats are just uncomfortable in all positions, in my experience.
While I didn’t love the hard product on this flight, everything else really impressed me, in particular the crew. The flight attendants were fabulous, among the best I’ve had on any airline. The cabin manager came around the cabin during boarding to individually welcome each passenger aboard.
They also handled the insane lady seated behind me with grace. You can’t have anything by your feet during takeoff, and the lady behind me refused to put her bag up. At one point they had four flight attendants there trying to calm her down, as she chewed them out.
Anyway, I’ll have a full trip report soon, but in the meantime below are 10 pictures of my China Airlines business class flight from Taipei to Singapore.