Based in Taipei, China Airlines offers reward travel through the Skyteam alliance. Departure cities are JFK in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and San Francisco with Delta providing connections. China Airlines also provides Asian connections out of Taipei. The have some blackout dates as well as a reasonable surcharge (example LAX-TPE $55). International service to the United States is on Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Larger 747 with first class are deployed on Asian and European routes but are being phased out and replaced by the 777. China Airlines is due to take delivery of the Airbus A350 in 2016.
China Airlines Premium Class
China Airlines is another international airline that has stepped up their service in premium class with their new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Reviews are positive with the B/E Aerospace designed Super Diamond lie flat seats in the popular 1x2x1 reverse herringbone layout that gives all passengers aisle access. Traditional Taiwanese food is offered on board as well the Skylounge, which is a built in bar on the 777 offering passengers snacks, reading materials and refreshments.
Business Class on 777-300ER aircraft.
Business Class on A350 aircraft
China Airlines released specifications regarded their A350 interiors a few months before the first aircraft was delivered. Essentially the business class seat is the same as on the 777 with a few color/fabric modifications. While the 777 colors seem a little dark, the A350 seat fabric is a lighter shade. Also the personal reading lamp has been changed to a gold base. The Skylounge present on their 777 aircraft has been retained in a modified form and renamed, "SkyBistro". Due to the A350 being a smaller aircraft than the 777, the SkyBistro is not as big. There are 8 rows of 1x2x1 configured business class seats in the premium A350 cabin.
China Airlines lounge when departing from Taipei and onboard a 777-300 with the Skylounge
Business Class on A330
There are 2 business class variations on A330 aircraft.
The first is the angle-flat seat. There are 30 business class seats in a 5 row cabin.
The other is the reclining seat. There are 36 business class seats in a 6 row cabin.