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The flag carrier of the Republic of China and the largest airline in Taiwan, China Airlines (CAL) was established on 16 December 1959. The airline has it’s headquarter in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Its other hub is situated in Kaohsiung International Airport. This airline is not directly state-owned rather owned by China Airlines Group, which is owned by the China Aviation Development Foundation that in turn owned by the government of the Republic of China. China Airline's completely owned subsidiaries are Mandarin Airlines and Tigerair Taiwan (a low-cost carrier formed as a joint venture between China Airlines and Singaporean Tigerair and started operations this year 2014).
Truly synchronizing with its marketing slogan “Journey with a caring smile”, China Airlines offers utter comfort and great onboard experience to its passengers. China Airlines Co., Ltd. (China Airlines) has a fleet size of 79 aircrafts, including special cargo aircrafts. The airline has its alliance with SkyTeam that operates flights through Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania with having a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and East Asia. China airline offers special frequent-flyer program named "Dynasty Flyer", which has different tiers including Paragon Card, Emerald Card, Gold Card and Dynasty Card with exclusive benefits and services to its members.
China Airlines Top Flight Routss
China Airlines (China Airlines Co. Ltd.) has a fleet size of 79 aircrafts. Having its alliance with SkyTeam it has large network of domestic and international destination throughout the world. It majorly operates flights through Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania with having a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and East Asia. The airlines fly to around 116 destinations in 29 countries and regions in total. Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Prague, Vienna, Moscow, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hartford, Jacksonville, Boston, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Guam, Palau, Taipei Sung Shan, Taipei Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung are some of the popular destinations covered by China Airlines.
For passengers traveling with China Airlines, the baggage allowance is permitted according to the class they are travelling in. The each cabin baggage should not exceed 56 x 36 x 23cm in size and 7 Kg in weight (2 pieces including 1 Garment baggage) for First and Business class passengers. On the other hand, one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding 56 x 36 x 23 cm of size and 7 Kg in weight. In addition to cabin luggage, each passenger is permitted to carry personal items like, Handbag or lady's purse, Overcoat, wrap or blanket, Small camera and/or pair of binoculars, a reasonable number of duty-free items, umbrella, laptop, infant's napkins, feeding bottle and food for consumption in flight etc. The checked baggage allowance depends on the territories you are travelling to. For regions / countries other than territories in the U.S. / Canada and certain countries in South / Central America, adults & children are allowed to carry 40 Kg for First class, 30 Kg in Business class and 20 Kg in economy class with Infants permitted to carry 10 Kg along with an extra fully collapsible stroller. The weight and piece of baggage differs according to territory and subject to change at any time. Passengers can be updated about the same by visiting the airline’s official website.
China Airlines Facilities and Services
China Airlines provides state-of-the art facilities and services to its passengers with best in-flight entertainment, delicious on-board meals and shopping options. On board, you will get to use "Fantasy Sky", the airline's in-flight entertainment system available with Audio / Video on Demand (AVOD). Fantasy Skya has over 100 movies, television shows, songs, and video games, as well as aircraft exterior views (such as the nose wheel). These programmes are available mainly in three languages: English, Japanese, and Mandarin. For readers, China Airlines offers “DYNASTY”, an exclusive in-flight magazine which is provided on all flights. This magazine features articles in English, Chinese, and Japanese languages. The articles feature local and international events, descriptive culture, personal interviews, social introductions, China Airlines' news and in-flight entertainment instructions. Besides all, you can shop exclusive items from the duty-free sales magazine “Sky Boutique” that is also available in on all flights.
China Airlines Check-in
All passengers are advised to take plenty of time to complete check-in and necessary security, immigration and/or customs formalities. The time of operation for China Airlines check-in counters and the time required for pre-boarding procedures vary from airport to airport. Generally, it is recommended that you should check-in 2 hours prior the departure time of flight, while you may need 3 hours or even more for some busy airports with strict procedures like those in US. For passengers needing special consideration like, blind, unaccompanied minors, disabled, deaf, travelling with blocked seat cabin baggage, wheelchair users etc should check in at least 2 hours before scheduled departure time to allow airline's attendants enough time to handle their needs. Apart from the manual check-in, the airlines have launched more methods to check-in for flights. Self-check in is available on kiosk at Taoyuan Airport and other selected destinations. It also offers check-in via mobile phone by using the CI Mobile application to check flight arrivals and departures and check in for their flights. Another option is via internet by visiting airline’s official website and selecting the e-Check-In option. China Airlines also provides passenger one stop check-in service at Cingpu Station of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), including obtaining boarding passes / VIP lounge card, bag tag to the destination.