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Aug 20th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Traveling to Thailand--layover in Taipei.

My daughter is teaching in Thailand for a year. She is about to buy her plane ticket. China Airlines has what appears to be a great flight, but the layover in Taipei is only an hour and a half. Is that enough time?
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PS She will be in Chonburi. Any thoughts/advice welcome!
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Aug 20th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Are both flights on China Airlines? Are you purchasing the tickets from China Airlines all on one ticket? If so, then China AIrlines has determined that it is a legal connection time and they take responsibility if, for some reason, the connection does not work out. They would get her to Bangkok on the next flight. I'd recommend that you buy the tickets directly from the airline on their own website rather than going through a middleman like expedia or travelocity.
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Aug 20th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Hmmm. That particular flight is only available through Travelocity and the like. There is a Cathay Pacific that goes through Hong Kong, about a 3 hour layover, and $100 more. Maybe that's worth the difference?
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Aug 20th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Definitely go with Cathay Pacific and it will cost only $100 more plus Hong Kong airport is much nicer tand Taipei.
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Aug 20th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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I would also go with Cathay Pacific. And buy the ticket directly from the Cathay Pacific website.
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Aug 20th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Well, now CathayPacific is proving problematic with arrival times. Pickup times are between 8 and 6. Is buying through Orbitz on China Airlines really not smart? The China Airlines flight is perfect timing and turning out to be lots less expensive...but layover is Taipei and ticket only through Orbitz.
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Aug 20th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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one problem, it is china air.. not the best of carriers..

what kathie said to you is sage advice... if the layover does not work, china would take care of her with a reschedule but only when bought from them..

call them and ask for those flights by number
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Aug 20th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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I don't see it as an issue, if you can't find the same fare directly with China Airlines (CI). Sure, HKG is nice and all, but CX's coach isn't really worth spending that much money and time over CI. And some planes still have that shell coach seat that doesn't recline (only slide down).
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Aug 21st, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Okay. Last question about airlines. Eva Air---Is it comparable to Cathay Pacific? Timing seems good. Once again, much less expensive on cheaptickets, but we will buy from the airlines.Any thoughts?
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Aug 21st, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Eva Air is very good. ANd they have a premium economy option that is a very good deal.
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