^ if your in biz class it's no problem. otherwise from the east coast I would always catch a day or two in LA before heading to TPE or HKG... much more bearable breaking it up if you're stuck in coach. additionally, i would NEVER fly a US based carrier. to HKG always China Airlines, or Cathay, possibly Malaysia. being on a plane for 14 hours is one thing. being stuck on some shitty American Airlines or Delta plane for 14 hours is a whole 'notha level of a unique form of hell.