Recently, my wife and I flew Taiwan's Eva Air for the first time, and we enjoyed it. Perhaps I just flew on a good day, but I think Eva Air is among the better business class products. Each seat has so much room.
We redeemed 80,000 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles for our flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei to Los Angeles, and I never identified myself as a blogger/journalist, so I suspect we got a standard experience.
Here's a report of those flights. Most of the pictures come from the Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei sector, as I was sleeping through most of the longer flight.
This is the seat, and it's the best part of the business class experience. It's huge, with plenty storage and space. It was also spotless - no specks of food from the last flight here.
The seat has a nice remote control for TV viewing as well as plenty of power to charge electronics. Window seats face toward the window, so it's easy to look outside.
On the relatively short flight within Asia, Eva Air produced printed menus, which is a nice touch.
Seats on the Boeing 777-300ER are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration.
Here's premium economy. I'm pretty sure that on our shorter flight, no one was sitting in this section.
Here's a closeup of your remote control and power. As you can see, you can watch video on the remote, though I am not sure why you would.
I don't drink Champagne, but the Internet suggests this is roughly a $100 bottle. Not bad for business class.
I love when Asian airlines have fun with the safety videos. These characters are a hoot.
I'm a beer man on planes, and Eva gets kudos for me for serving decent Japanese stuff.
The next three photos are from lunch on a two and a half hour flight. The food wasn't great, but I give Eva credit for its full three-course meal on such a short segment.
Here's the seat in bed mode. I found it unusually wide and comfortable. The crew will not make your bed or give mattress pads, but I don't think either touch is needed. You'll sleep fine.
We took a shower on our layover. That's always fun to do.
We received a fancy Rimowa amenity kit and pajamas. You don't see a lot of business class pajamas. They're a nice touch.
Our second flight left at midnight, and sometimes on such late flights, airlines do abbreviated meal service. That's OK, but the food was still disappointing. I pre-ordered the Din Tai Fung dumplings. They were fine, but given how famous Din Tai Fun is - many consider the restaurant to have the world's best soup dumplings - this was nothing special.
Dessert was much tastier than the main course.
Eva has a reasonably complete library of English titles. The screen isn't enormous, but it gets the job done.
The stars on the ceiling are eccentric. I'm not sure I like them.
You receive a large, puffy comforter. I liked it a lot. Too many business class products still give you flimsy blankets. I hate that.
I went to sleep after this and woke up in L.A., so this is my last picture.
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