- Weekend in Taipei: Introduction
- Review: Eva Air 777-300ER Houston to Taipei
- Review: Grand Hyatt Taipei
- Weekend in Taipei: Touring Taipei
- Weekend in Taipei: Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport
- Review: Cathay Pacific Taipei to Hong Kong
- Review: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong to Chicago
- Weekend in Taipei: Conclusion
We had a couple of positioning flights to make it to Houston for our EVA Air 777-300ER flight, and it was totally worth it. There was a slight bit of disappointment, because someone–me–misread the Hello Kitty schedule, and so my wife was just a wee bit disappointed. But alas, this was one of our longer flights, and it was excellent.
Immediately upon boarding I was impressed. The cabin, while a bit gray, was immaculate, and well apportioned. The seat is very similar, but not quite the same as the seat on the American Airlines 777-300ER and Cathay Pacific 777-300ER.
The seat had a pillow on it, and soon I received a Rimowa Amenity kit.
Shortly after we were presented with a pre-departure glass of Krug, a hot towel, and of course, a piece of chocolate:
Because on this after midnight departure, I was exhausted, I had kindly asked the flight attendants if I might enjoy my wonderful steak after a bit of a snooze. They happily complied, so once we got to 10,000 feet–maybe a bit more–I dashed to the lavatory, changed into my pajamas, while the kind flight attendants made my seat into a bed, and dashed right back and dove into bed.
I have to say, I was quite impressed with the quality of the EVA Airways duvet. It was on par or better than the Lufthansa First Class duvet.
After a bit of a snooze, I did wake up, probably about mid-flight, and had my full meal:
For an entree, I enjoyed the steak that I had “pre-reserved” (aka, I told the flight attendants that I’d like them to set aside a steak)
To finish off, I had some fruit:
Then it was back to sleep, since this was like a 15 hour flight. It was actually really relaxing. Then when I woke up again, I had some tea and apple juice.
Then, I had a fruit dish, with some yogurt:
And then there was the main entree for breakfast, pancakes!
I have to say, the pancakes were wonderful. I realize the challenges that airlines have in ensuring food is fresh, flavorful and not overly dry, and this dish was wonderful.
Soon after breakfast we landed, but upon disembarking, I was impressed to see some of the wonderful artwork on the plane, like this:
Soon thereafter we were welcomed to Taiwan, with, unfortunately, a long customs line.
Final Thoughts on EVA Air 777-300ER Business Class
I booked this flights with rather high expectations. Admittedly, I was expecting Hello Kitty, but, that was my own goof. I still had high expectations, and I have to say that the crew exceeded them. Everything about this flight was awesome, except for one slight thing about the seat. I don’t have photos to document the difference, but there was about an inch by 3-5 inch difference in the knee room, due to a different approach to how EVA did their tray table. Everything else was great. The attention to detail, the food, the beverages, the Inflight Entertainment (IFE), everything. In short, in a single flight EVA Air became my favorite Asian airline for Business class.
Have you flown EVA Air? What do you think?