Hello from Taipei. Fresh off a 12.5hr flight from AMS-TPE in China Airlines’ new A350-900 Business Class, I am pleased to report another great in-flight experience.
China Airlines’ A350 is beautiful on the inside and out–
The business class cabin is strikingly unique, with woodgrain accents and a dark color scheme. I love the lamps at each seat with ball and claw base.
Service was warm and friendly. FAs addressed be my name and their smiles sure seemed genuine. Meals were nicely presented and tasty for the most-part.
Wi-Fi onboard, serviced by T-Mobile, actually worked well. A flight pass costs $21. Business Class passengers do not receive complimentary vouchers.
Bedding could be improved. There is no mattress pad and the blanket, while nice, is on the small side.
I’ve now flown the A350 on Qatar, Finnair, and China Airlines. One of my favorite things about my first two A350s flights was the high-definition tail camera. Unless I simply could not find it, China Airlines does not have it. Ironically, its A330s, like I will fly from Taipei to Jakarta, do have cameras.
I’m seeing the best of SkyTeam this week — with a great flight on KLM, a great flight on China Airlines, and Garuda First Class up next I have newfound respect for what I consider the weakest of the three alliances.