Hello, live from somewhere over the Pacific! As I explained yesterday, I booked a last minute trip to Asia in order to review the business class products on China Airlines and Japan Airlines. I’m extremely excited about this, because both airlines have great seats and onboard Wi-Fi, which are my two top priorities on longhaul flights.
I booked the outbound flight on China Airlines’ new 777-300ER using 70,000 Delta SkyMiles, which is a fantastic deal. I’ll have a detailed trip report coming up in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime I figured I’d share some “live” pictures from the flight.
Before I post the pictures, here are my general thoughts about China Airlines’ new business class product:
- The seats are fantastic. They’re reverse herringbone seats with unique finishes, unlike what I’ve seen on other airlines.
- China Airlines charges $21.95 for 24 hours of Wi-Fi without data caps, which represents a fantastic value.
- The service has been well intentioned and friendly, though there’s a huge language barrier.
- The food has been better than I was expecting. It’s not Austrian, Qatar, or Turkish in terms of quality, but still pretty good, especially given that this is a late night supper flight.
Below are some pictures of the flight so far, as a teaser: