✅ Trip Verified | Taipei to Kinmen. One of the poorest flights. Check in service was fine. Ground staff was efficient but without a friendly face. The airline was using a very worn out MD-83 operating this route. I was like going back to 1980's when I entered the compartment. The seat was not reclinable and the fabric was full of dirt. There was also some grease on the table. A slice of green tea cake was served with a hot tea, with no other choices. The crew with nice grooming, but I was really worried about this worn out aircraft with poor maintenance.
Far Eastern Air Transport flight from Guilin to Kaohsiung. The plane is very aged, seats are dirty, okay service, but not a good overall impression. I do not recommend this airline. There was a drink service, and the cabin service was efficient but not friendly.
Palau-Taipei in business class. Total chaos at Palau airport: check in requires the visit of two check-in desks one for the boarding pass the other for dropping the baggage. Sounded rather complicated to me. Immigration in Palau equally chaotic - it took 35 mins to get through. Plane good (757) business class is old style with 40 inch seat pitch and minimal recline. Food OK entertainment almost not existent but the plane was clean and in good condition and announcements were made in Chinese followed by English . Given that the airline is virtually unknown internationally it was not a bad experience.
From Jeju (Korea) to Taipei and back. I was hesitant to fly with an "unknown" local Taiwanese company but I have to say that I was nicely surprised the service is good and plane clean. The hostess are courteous and the planes looks internally and externally well-kept. The flight was pleasant and trouble free even with a baby. Far much better from the china eastern flight I took from Shanghai to Jeju (which was baby unfriendly). I would compare Far Eastern Air transport as Dragonair a bit more clean.