China Airlines in-flight entertainment + upgrades

Old Nov 10, 10, 12:32 pm
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China Airlines in-flight entertainment + upgrades

Hi, my boyfriend is flying China Airlines (CI) from LAX to Bangkok, through Taipei. He's on CI5 LAX-TPE, connecting to CI65 TPE-BKK, and the return is CI66 connceting to CI6 into LAX. He paid for a standard restricted coach ticket. (I don't know the exact fare class but I assume we're talking about the equivalent of a usual "Y" class ticket.) Is there any way he can upgrade-- i.e., does CI offer any kind of buy-up option?

(I also had a question about the in-flight ent system but now see on their site that pretty much everything they fly has good touch-screen personal video on demand for economy, so I think he'll be fine.)

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Old Nov 10, 10, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by pnoeric View Post
Hi, my boyfriend is flying China Airlines (CI) from LAX to Bangkok, through Taipei. He's on CI5 LAX-TPE, connecting to CI65 TPE-BKK, and the return is CI66 connceting to CI6 into LAX. He paid for a standard restricted coach ticket. (I don't know the exact fare class but I assume we're talking about the equivalent of a usual "Y" class ticket.) Is there any way he can upgrade-- i.e., does CI offer any kind of buy-up option?

(I also had a question about the in-flight ent system but now see on their site that pretty much everything they fly has good touch-screen personal video on demand for economy, so I think he'll be fine.)
IFE on CI 0005/6, no IFE on CI 0065/66.

You can ask for buy up option at the counter but it's usually not cheap.
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Old Nov 10, 10, 2:23 pm
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IFE on CI 0005/6, no IFE on CI 0065/66.

You can ask for buy up option at the counter but it's usually not cheap.
Thanks. Do you know offhand what kind of equipment he's on for the TPE-BKK leg (65 and 66)?
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Old Nov 10, 10, 4:27 pm
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Old 744... this is the tag flight to Amsterdam that has a 1-stop at Bangkok.

All you get is a big screen but I don't think much will be played on this short haul.
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Old Nov 10, 10, 4:34 pm
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Old 744... this is the tag flight to Amsterdam that has a 1-stop at Bangkok.

All you get is a big screen but I don't think much will be played on this short haul.
Gotcha. Thanks again, just what I needed.
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