China Airlines

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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6/10
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9/10

"Plenty of leg room"

(China)

Verified Review | Seat was comfortable, I sat on the 7th row, which is by the emergency exit. Plenty of leg room and easy to get assistance from FAs as they were so close by. The IFE system worked fine, a little bit small for but still have videos and music to choose from.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMarch 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
3/10

"no power sockets"

(Portugal)

Verified Review | I flew several A330 from China Airlines and they have small differences from seat model from aircraft to aircraft. Most of them aren't spacious at all. I am 6' (183) and my knees were stuck against the back of the seat in front of mine. The IFE is ok (most A330 I flew had very small screen monitors), there is no wi-fi, no power sockets and blankets are thin as a sheet of paper (and you really need some of them as it is so cold in the cabin)
Aircraft TypeA330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
5/10

"no big space for legroom"

(Spain)

Verified Review | The A340 seat is okay but looks old. To avoid to disturb the pax behind me, I didn't recline my seat back a lot, due to no big space for legroom. The entertaiment system box is under the seat, so you have less space in the legroom very uncomfortable. The seat pitch is normal of the rest of the airlines, not recommend to place anything in the seat pocket.
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownSeptember 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
6/10

"narrow and uncomfortable"

(Canada)

The A340 seats were too narrow and uncomfortable. The remote, because of the narrowness, was difficult to extract from the arm. My food tray which had to be extracted from the arm of the seat folded out with no clearance between it and my body so all my food was not level. I will never take another flight with China Airlines because of this. The very long flight from BKK and Amsterdam was not a pleasure.
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
1/10

"it was agony"

(United States)

I am a large man and it was agony flying from Los Angeles to Bangkok. No power plug for the laptop. Seat rows too close to use the laptop as the space was too small to unfold it. Seats were fine for small framed people But for large people it made for a very long trip. And forget sleeping not enough space for that without rolling into somebody.
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"seats are well-designed"

(Canada)

These seats are well-designed and are very suitable for long-haul flights like the one I took from Taipei-Vancouver. The seat had a personal television as well as a massaging footrest. Though I'm small in size I still found getting out into the aisle a bit difficult.
Aircraft TypeA340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

"a lack of entertainment"

(Canada)

This was one of the older Boeing 747-400s in the China Airlines Fleet so therefore there was a lack of entertainment in Economy Class (only an inflight magazine was provided even on a long flight like ours which was from Vancouver to Taipei). Some of the facilities (restrooms etc.) were also slightly older-looking. However I understand that China Airlines does have some newer 747s with personal televisions at every seat as well as nicer seats (I've been on one of these as well) and these are much more suitable for long-haul flights.
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"seats have a wider seat pitch"

(Australia)

China Airlines A330 configuration means that in the front Economy cabin AB seats have a wider seat pitch than the other seats as there is one less row of seats on the AB side.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes