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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6753

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy


Does make me wonder, however, how NZ is doing with their Skycouch. Afterall, didn't they recently announce some minor upgrades to the product?
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downdata wrote:
Great idea on paper until you realise just how little space the seats have. Personally id rather be standing the whole way.

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy


Does make me wonder, however, how NZ is doing with their Skycouch. Afterall, didn't they recently announce some minor upgrades to the product?

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6753

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Just observing that Air NZ and Azul carefully do not refer to the product as a family oriented service as the first word of the product name. I feel like this probably gives it a broader appeal and a larger potential market beyond merely the “parents with 0-11 year olds” demographic. That's true. T...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6753

CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

According to the Central News Agency of Taiwan, China Airlines is rapidly shrinking operations of the "Family Couch" product (CI's version of the Air New Zealand "Skycouch". The following are some of the key facts: 1. Only the first 6 A350s delivered (14 ordered in total) have Fa...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Sichuan Airlines has placed a $3.2 billion order for 10 Airbus A350-900XWB to supplement the 4 leased A359s, including the panda special livery. The airline is also planning on launching 4 long-haul routes in 2018. Planned destinations include Cairo, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, and Boston. Source: http://...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203035

Re: LH introduces revised livery

This from a DW article about the new livery: “A new font will also be incorporated into the design, according to designer Ronald Wild.” Perhaps what has been leaked isn’t the final rendition? http://amp.dw.com/en/lufthansa-new-blue-design-revealed-online/a-42418233 The new font is a "simplifie...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 186
Views: 18409

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

Also posted this in the Greater China Thread: Hainan Airlines has held a press conference for the new service connecting Beijing to Mexico City via. Tijuana. The thrice-weekly services will be launched March 21 with the Boeing 787. The CBX facility at TIJ was specifically mentioned; Hainan Airlines ...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Hainan Airlines has held a press conference for the new service connecting Beijing to Mexico City via. Tijuana. The thrice-weekly services will be launched March 21 with the Boeing 787. The CBX facility at TIJ was specifically mentioned; Hainan Airlines will be tackling the San Diego market with thi...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

According to China Airlines President Hsieh, CI is still considering whether the A350-1000 is the right aircraft for CI. In the US, only Los Angeles can support the capacity of the aircraft type. However, as the O&D market is small and more countries (likely referring to SE Asia) are launching n...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 37
Views: 8770

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

https://www.facebook.com/TIAfans/posts/1598436926871148
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Avianca A333s N803AV and N804AV leaving TPE in ex-operator Transasia livery

https://www.facebook.com/TIAfans/posts/1598436926871148

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203035

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

pretty boring and unimaginative but not bad...i feel the same way about it as i did about AC's refresh. At least AC kept the red! i think LH should have (maybe) extended the white stripe along the leading edge of the vertical tail along all edges of the vertical tail. I think it could have added a ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Air Belgium aims to serve Hong Kong starting the end of March 2018 after the arrival of its first of 4 A340-300 in mid-February 2018. Instead of Brussels Airport, Air Belgium will be utilizing the smaller Brussels South Charleroi Airport. http://www.airbelgium.com/en/press/brussels-south-airport-wil...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Writing these lines from the CA-lounge in PEK... I have to say that Air China really has to find a way to improve services. Just three examples from one single flight: 1.) FA don’t speak English on an international flight... 2.) toilets in the first class lounge in PEK are in a very bad state and n...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Wikipedia tells me that the term "Greater China" offends some people from Taiwan: "But to avoid any political connotation, the term Chinese-speaking world or Sinophone world is often used instead of Greater China ... The term is often used to avoid invoking sensitivities over the pol...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Cross-strait tensions continue to escalate following the Mainland activating south-to-north operations on air route M503, located near the Taiwan Strait Middle Line. [Taiwanese CAA Blocks Applications for 176 Chinese New Year Charters] The Civil Aviation Authority of Taiwan has taken action on airli...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4182

Greater China Thread - 2018

I've noticed that aviation news from Greater China hasn't gotten much attention on Airliners.net. While the situation is understandable as this page is geared towards native English speakers, I believe that many interesting and "different" developments in China are worthy of being discusse...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 6685

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Apparently CI is looking at other airports in NYC since fees at JFK are too high. Let's see if they'll move to EWR.
(Source in Traditional Chinese: https://udn.com/news/story/7266/2854614)

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by kaichinshih
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

But was that really the situation, did China Airlines actually off load passengers baggage in favour of cargo on the inaugural TPE to LGW route as I find that rather hard to believe regardless of what has been posted by the OP. I can't see that from the two links posted by the OP... It was original...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Water cannon salute under the iconic Gatwick Air Bridge
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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

China Airlines today returns to London after a 5-year hiatus. The first CI69 flight, operated by the "Blue Magpie" (Urocissa caerulea) special livery Airbus A350-900XWB, is currently enroute to London Gatwick with 306 passengers onboard. The flight time is estimated to be about 13 hours. C...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air's New Safety Video
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: EVA Air's New Safety Video

The video was bashed in Taiwan. Google Translate the comment section on the EVA Facebook page (Taiwan regional page) and the local forum PTT Aviation. Most criticized how EVA put too much focus on delivering something new and different (arguable...cough AF), yet failed to satisfy the primary purpose...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Latest updates from UDN News (Source: https://udn.com/news/story/6813/2690592 ) China Airlines VP of North America stated that CI will launch "trial" flights to ONT likely later this year and regular flights in 2018. Aircraft types in consideration include the 77W and A359. CI expects SE A...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

coolfish1103 wrote:
Yes, a political route for "what reason" remains unknown.


I'd place my bets on arms sale to Taiwan
Either for a future sale in the workings
Or to thank Rep. Royce on the sale that got approved in June

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

China Airlines official press release out
https://www.china-airlines.com/tw/en/discover/news/press-release/20170901
Rarely has CI announced intention to launch a route. Usually a new route is announced with flight numbers and schedules finalized. How political this route is mind-blowing.

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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

I don't think it's a good idea to cancel CI 0006/5 in favor of CI 0024/3 Best would be they offer CI 0024/3 3-4 weekly and test the water. Keep CI 0006/5 untouched. Those are not the same market. It's just the everyday politics-ruining-businesses at CI. Likely Ed Royce pressuring Taoyuan mayor for ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

It has appeared that TPE-ONT is one step closer to becoming reality. Rep. Ed Royce (R/CA) has arrived in Taipei for a meeting with the mayor of Taoyuan. During the meeting, the mayor of Taoyuan re-confirmed that TPE-ONT route is being worked out and will likely be launched. [Source: http://www.cna.c...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

All CI A359 have 606,265 lbs MTOW (275t) My apologies. Was mixing up the ULR version and highest MTOW version. There are reports however (believe it's from CAPA? forgive me I cannot locate the link right now) that max for the CI A359 is SFO. I'd suppose this is related to winter westbound payload r...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

LAX772LR wrote:
high-MTOW A359


Unfortunately CI doesn't have any of these right now.

amadorE175 wrote:
what would ONT need to beef up to accommodate the flight?


One is how ONT custom facilities are not located inside the terminals; passengers will have to take multiple shuttle rides.

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by kaichinshih
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11130

CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Original source in Chinese: http://www.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201708060088-1.aspx China Airlines is eyeing flights to LA/Ontario airport. Related reports date back to early-July, when the mayor of Taoyuan, CI CEO, and various other officials visited SoCal to meet with Rep. Ed Royce (R/CA), officials o...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1513186

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

How come CI put the special bird livery on the first and eighth but none of the others. I thought the whole fleet was going to get it.https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/talkairlines-china-airlines-reveals-airbus-a350-900xwb-cabin-interiors/ Politics. Rumor has it that the new CEO (after ...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

B-18806 has been flown to VCV as CI1750 Surprisingly, CI held a farewell event (including water cannon salute) prior to the jet's final flight to VCV https://www.instagram.com/p/BVTsb5XABSB/ They even uploaded a video commemorating all the major A343 events, from Presidential missions, climate monit...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 16793

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Oh wow they also revised the livery! Now with BA-style light and shadow on the tail + blue engine nacelle. Love the minor update to the iconic livery.

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by kaichinshih
Wed May 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

The final CI A343 commercial flight has been flown As seen on this pic, CI did some basic commemorative stuff for the flight https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18722808_111142759420100_3457220812380045312_n.jpg Here is the plane taxing before her final commercial flight from HK...

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by kaichinshih
Mon May 29, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

China Airlines will be retiring B-18806, the final CI A343, in two days. The last commercial roundtrip of the aircraft will be CI915/916 TPE-HKG-TPE on May 31. CI received its first A340-300 in April 2001 and has operated 7 of the type in the past 16 years. Rumor has it that CI is also accelerating ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9

Juneyao Airlines has kicked off public voting to help decide the livery design for its upcoming Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. Out of 503 entries, the Chinese airline has selected 12 designs as the finalists. Voting is ongoing on WeChat and you can vote by downloading the WeChat mobile app and follo...

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by kaichinshih
Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5476

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

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Condor Boeing 767-300ER D-ABUI SAN/KSAN by KC Shih, on Flickr

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Condor Boeing 767-300ER D-ABUI SAN/KSAN by KC Shih, on Flickr

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by kaichinshih
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15267

Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

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Source: Feeyo BBS

"Eastday" advertisement-special livery on B-5943, an Airbus A330-200
Hmm....these colors....

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5939

Re: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

Sorry for being slightly off topic, but what about the special bird liveries on the CI A350s? So far, I've only noticed the Mikado Pheasant on B18901. Are the other bird liveries on hold or cancelled? That would be real shame. http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/56/56795.html Politics. Even thou...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5939

Re: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

CI to relaunch London on 1 Dec 2017; Gatwick selected instead of Heathrow.
Source (Chinese): http://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/20170313000159-260206

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by kaichinshih
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5939

CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

At its annual media event, China Airlines announced that its long-awaited LON resumption has been postponed again. According to the CEO of the company, due to further A350 delays and CI having a shortage of long-haul aircraft, the London route is now scheduled to start in 4Q 2017. The airline has ye...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 88386

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

blacksoviet wrote:
Why are they sending a 772 instead of a 788?


Charter flight from Fukuoka.

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Australia and Taiwan sign open skies agreement
Previous agreement limited Taiwanese carriers to 6000 seats weekly to BNE, SYD, MEL, and PER (never utilized)
All restrictions are removed now
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/foreign-affairs/2016/12/16/486856/Taiwan-signs.htm

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by kaichinshih
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI to go daily to JFK, and other W17 changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2934

Re: CI to go daily to JFK, and other W17 changes

wedgetail737 wrote:
Those who predicted CI back at SEA were obviously wrong.


It has never been a "prediction". The airline itself mentioned various times about returning to the city. That has yet to happen, but describing the return as "wrong prediction" is inaccurate.

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by kaichinshih
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6379

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

http://money.udn.com/money/story/5612/2084773
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CI is targeting mid-June 2017 for the return to the TPE-LHR nonstop route
Source: http://money.udn.com/money/story/5612/2084773

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by kaichinshih
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 362719

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

ImageF-HRBA Air France LN500 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Ehhh....what just happened here...
What's with the extra large company name

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1513186

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-18901 "Mikado Pheasant" operating training flights between TPE and KHH https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5062/29561313244_0f67d799f4_c.jpg B-18901 by C.H.Tang , on Flickr https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8412/29561166683_70226da4c1_c.jpg China airlines B-18901_20161008_01 by Goodluck Lee , on F...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1513186

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.facebook.com/talkairlines/p ... =3&theater
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CI #1 B-18901 receiving Mikado Pheasant special livery at TPE
https://www.facebook.com/talkairlines/p ... =3&theater
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by kaichinshih
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6379

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

Is this true? 34in Y pitch (and slim line seats) on A359 http://atwonline.com/cabin-interiors-co ... ges-225711 This is from the April report included on the very top of this page (https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016 ... interiors/) Following the Airbus 18″ Industry Width Standard, the China Ai...

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