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Which would you choose? Japan Air economy or China Air Business?

Which would you choose? Japan Air economy or China Air Business?

Old Oct 6, 15, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by HouFly View Post
ok I'll bite, how exactly is an airline named China Airlines not a Chinese airline?
China Airlines is a Taiwanese (Republic of China) airline.

Air China is a Chinese (People's Republic of China) airline.
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Old Oct 7, 15, 9:18 pm
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I would avoid China Airlines at all costs to be honest. Their safety record is pretty bad similar to Air France. They've been ok in recent years but their safety practices is something i'm having a hard time looking over.

Japan Airlines seems to be ok. Better than average. I'm actually flying with them soon!

If the discrepancy of the price is not that great, go for Japan Airlines.
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Old Oct 8, 15, 1:52 am
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I know this is all academic as you've bought the ticket already, but perhaps a data point for other people in similar spot.

If you have elite status with another airline, I'd try for a match into CI and fly with them (they matched me to Emerald which is Skyteam eliteplus). With status I found the staff were excellent and generally couldn't be more helpful even in Y, in J as an Emerald I felt like i had my own staff they were so attentive.
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Old Oct 8, 15, 7:02 pm
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If it is their new product, I wouldn't hesitate to fly CI in J.
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Old Oct 9, 15, 7:15 am
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ok I'll bite, how exactly is an airline named China Airlines not a Chinese airline?
China Airlines is a Chinese airline. It is based in Taipei, Republic of China.
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Old Oct 10, 15, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by hot2trot View Post
Has anyone experienced China Airlines? I know Japan Airlines has great reviews.
No. No one has ever flown that airline.
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Old Oct 11, 15, 2:36 am
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JAL Business. I've flown them before and think they would have an overall superior product than the others you mention.

The flight attendants were so helpful and respectful.
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Old Oct 11, 15, 3:18 am
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I think I would take a reasonable flat bed on a pretty shocking airline before I would take Y on an amazing one, for a transpacific flight.
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Old Oct 11, 15, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by HouFly View Post
ok I'll bite, how exactly is an airline named China Airlines not a Chinese airline?
I think the question here is how do you define an airline that is or is not a 'chinese airline'.
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Old Oct 11, 15, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by HouFly View Post
ok I'll bite, how exactly is an airline named China Airlines not a Chinese airline?
Firstly, read this humbling news.

Secondly, how could it be Chinese if it can't even overfly China?

In any event, to reiterate, if JL J costs a bit too much, there's nothing wrong with CI J. Actually, I think the food at their lounge was underrated (a lot of Japanese influence).
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