China Air­lines

Busi­ness Class

Business Traveler (USA) - - TRIED AND TESTED -

had a 78-inch pitch and was an am­ple 22 inches wide. Each seat had its own in­flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem, of­fer­ing a wide va­ri­ety of tele­vi­sion pro­grams, movies, video games and mu­sic op­tions. The Busi­ness Class seat on the China Air­lines 777-300ER lays out 180 de­grees into a ful­lyflat bed, ex­tend­ing to a length of 6 feet. The seats are aligned such that all pas­sen­gers in Busi­ness Class en­joy ac­cess di­rectly to the aisle.

Spend­ing al­most 14 hour in the air makes for a long jour­ney, no mat­ter how you cut it. How­ever the vig­i­lant flight at­ten­dants were determined to make it as agree­able as pos­si­ble. They be­gan a re­laxed meal ser­vice by serv­ing a glass of cham­pagne and yet an­other hot towel ser­vice. The din­ner menu in­cluded a choice of four en­trees. I chose the pan-fried sea bass filet af­ter a de­li­ciously smoked salmon ap­pe­tizer. Af­ter a movie, I re­clined my seat into a com­fort­able bed and set­tled in for a rest­ful sleep. For break­fast we were of­fered a choice of West­ern or Chi­nese cui­sine. I chose West­ern and was not dis­ap­pointed with the smoked salmon and spinach scram­bled eggs crepe. Be­fore the flight was over we were given a third hot towel ser­vice, which I found very re­fresh­ing.

We pulled into Taipei’s Taoyuan Air­port 10

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