Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Taichung
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 55m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Same as before. Dirty and smelly. Food was ok."
Cons: "The television got black out 6 hours before landing..dont have a choice but yo sleep."
Pros: "Crew was very efficient and boarding was easy."
Cons: "The flight was late."
Cons: "No wonder they are one of the best airliner"
Pros: "Friendly, super efficient crew, great, comfy seats and a smooth landing made for a fantastic trip."
Cons: "Could have been longer so I could get more sleep!"
Pros: "Friendly, cheerful crew. Clean plane & good entertainment. Food was hot & decent."
Cons: "More food, drinks & snacks. Especially on such long flights."
Pros: "the flight was on time"
Cons: "the sound system on my seat was broken so I couldn't watch movies except"
Pros: "Crew was attentive, plane was clean."
Cons: "Food was horrible. They did not dim the lights until 1.5 hours into the flight."
Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."
Pros: "As per usual, Cathay’s service was top notch. Friendly, courteous crew, good food, a great entertainment system with a great selection. This particular flight was very smooth and, as it was only around 65% full, I was able to stretch out and get some sleep."
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "The food was great on Cathay Pacific and the flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Should serve more food"
Pros: "Everything is great"
Pros: "The staff and there were great movies on the flight."
Cons: "That you had to special order vegetarian options or they wouldn’t have any sometimes, and I couldn’t online check in so I couldn’t make the special order."
Pros: "On time. Got an isle seat."
Cons: "Very hard to understand air host's english."
Pros: "Every aspect was smooth and efficient."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Food great, smooth flight. Helpful stewardess. Fairly comfy seats"
Pros: "The crew are great and the food is good .Excellent service"
Pros: "Crew was excellent with great service and appropriate amount of information from captain"
Cons: "Baggage return upon arrival not very good Also airline requirements of arriving 3 hours before flight is a cruel joke."
Cons: "I was NOT able to choose our seats, so we couldn't sit together and were in the last two rows, in middle seats! It also took us 15 minutes to jog to the opposite end of the airport to just make our connecting flight. I would not fly with Cathay again!"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. The food was pretty good and the flight was so smooth that I slept for about 10 hours of our 16 hour flight. Can't wait to fly Cathay Pacific the next time I fly to Asia!"
Pros: "The crew on Cathay Pacific is really a cut above. they seem to have a genuine wish to see to the comfort of the passengers. It is also a pleasure to have so many choices for entertainment."
Cons: "The boarding from NY to Hong Kong was really well organized, with people in the back of the plane getting on first so that it was easy for everyone to get right in. This did not happen on the return flight from Hong Kong. Further, at one point we were rousted from the waiting room and made to go through a second inspection, having are bags searched again, and having random people go through especially invasive searches. Very unpleasant and unnerving as we were given no reason for this."
Pros: "Everyone on Cathay pacific is very nice and the food was relatively good. They did everything possible to make this a better flight."
Pros: "Speed of the plane Food choices Crew"
Cons: "Seat comfort and leg room of economy class cleanliness of the toilet during flight"
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "The crew was uninformed and unobservant to actual conditions in the cabin. They kept the air conditioning on and no one was available to address the situation. People started to take their winter coats out of the overhead bins and sit in their seats with coats on. They spent a significant amount of time repeatedly requesting that the window shades be moved up or down. Frankly, if I buy a window seat I should have the option to look out the window if I'm not disturbing my neighbors."
Cons: "Would have liked to have been offered a beverage more often"
Pros: "Excellent crew and nothing to complain apart from the economy seats being a bit stiff."
Pros: "The Attendants were excellent"
Cons: "I am a big man and found the seats a bit tight"
Cons: "Got stomach ache after eating the food."
Pros: "Get extra room for my self."
Cons: "Delayed flight caused a lot of problems and charges for us"
Pros: "Crew were nice."
Cons: "Very bumpy ride, and about a third of the entertainment touch screens did not work, including my sister's. Crew were helpful though throughout and gave us and others a $50 voucher for our trouble."
Pros: "The crew assisted my wife on boarding the plane."
Cons: "Because of her condition we should get more legroom for her."
Cons: "Plane was very warm"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Great movie choices"
Cons: "Seat spacing was horrible"
Cons: "Where to begin....The flight was delayed an hr leaving Hong Kong. Then we were rerouted without notice to Newark International. Upon landing and changing our plans, we were told we were actually proceeding to our original destination in JFK. However, we have to wait for a new crew and we're stuck on the tarmac, on the plane for additional couple hrs. The experience was very aggravating, especially after such a long flight. Additionally, I find Cathays lack of transperancy with their customers very unprofessional. Sad as this is my preferred airline to flight but will take this into account for future bookings."
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew did not offer beverages or bottled water for coach passengers. The lights were left on for most of the redeye despite it being a 5 hour flight. The plane was old - there was food from the previous flight in my seat when I arrived. The blanks and pillows looked used and worn. Our flight arrived 45 minutes late with no explanation - it seemed to be a result of the slow/delayed boarding process. I will avoid Cathay Pacific going forward."
Pros: "When you see a big plane you always wonder how long it will take but Cathay Pacific was very efficient during the boarding and deplaning. It was a very long flight and they kept everybody happy with a smile. Extremely accommodating."
Pros: "I would like most of the employees of Cathay Pacific works in your company, they are very nice and also very kind to treat customers and kindly help us to solve problems during our traveling. I really appreciated. and I can say nothing but many thanks to all of Cathay Pacific employees. Ying Tao, SUN"
Cons: "Service.. Got ignored when asked for coffee. Got ignored when food choice came around. Lady sitting beside me also got same service ignored"
Pros: "Everything went us per schedule. The staff nice and polite."
Cons: "The seating is too cramped ."
Airlines flying from Taichung have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Taichung
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Taichung
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Taichung
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Taichung
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Taichung