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Old Mar 10, 08, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by fly2w View Post
you can already earn DL miles when flying with CI.
But not EQMs.
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Old Mar 10, 08, 10:09 pm
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You can also earn NW miles (not EQMs) currently flying CI as well as redeem
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Old Aug 28, 08, 9:07 pm
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Anyone knows when this is happening?
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Old Aug 28, 08, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by hw711 View Post
Anyone knows when this is happening?
The news has been dormant for a while now. Let's hope it'll happen before the year ends.
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Old Aug 29, 08, 8:50 am
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Flying CX, I stopped by the CI lounge on my way to the Wing. I almost managed to scare the loungedragon with my OK card (they have a miles-earning partnership but I don't think I could enter the lounge if I was flying CI Y).
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Old Aug 31, 08, 7:46 am
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Thumbs down Won't step into a CI airframe even at gunpoint

In my travels, I had come across a CI flight from TPE-HKG when CX was overbooked and that was my one and only ever flight on CI. The airline is generally decent and very nice FAs. But I value my safety greatly.

Ever since last year when a 737-800 exploded into flames last August, it was just another long line of accidents for the safety plagued airline. But when I learned it may or may not have been a missing washer on a bolt that punctured the fuel tank, it pretty much ruled out any future travel for me and my wife on CI.

This is just a case of an airline not taking its safety seriously. Even though CI was lucky enough to get by without any casualties, you can not ignore the facts. This was an accident that could have been easily avoided.

Many have said if ST was pretty much the ghetto of all alliances (Aeroflot, Aeromexico, etc from what past threads have said). I'll say this much, adding China Airlines to the mix certainly doesn't help ST get rid of such impressions that it is a "ghetto alliance."
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Old Sep 8, 08, 2:11 am
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Does this rule out any chances of VN joining ST?
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Old Sep 8, 08, 2:45 am
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Originally Posted by mjcewl1284 View Post
"Won't step into a CI airframe even at gunpoint"
I am sure you really mean that...
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Old Sep 8, 08, 2:51 am
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Is there any more news about CI joining?
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Old Sep 9, 08, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by nomad1974 View Post
I am sure you really mean that...
Let's put it this way: I'd rather step into an Air Koryo airframe then go on CI again.
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Old Sep 12, 08, 11:00 pm
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Growing up in Taiwan in the 80s, I used to fly CI all the time. I never thought it was a bad, except for maybe the food. I remember once from TPE->LAX, the plane was really empty so the FA let us move from coach to business in flight. I didn't know it was a big deal back then since I was only 10.
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Old Sep 13, 08, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by mjcewl1284 View Post
Let's put it this way: I'd rather step into an Air Koryo airframe then go on CI again.
What can I say?! Each to their own
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Old Sep 21, 08, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by mjcewl1284 View Post
Let's put it this way: I'd rather step into an Air Koryo airframe then go on CI again.
I found it interesting that most CI bashing from this thread and past threads came from CX customers. I like CI in skyteam, because Taipei is a decent stop-by, and there's no visa issue compared to using CZ through China.
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