Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1990 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6872 times:
As far as I know, one of the TPE-LAX flights (I think it's the 3/week flight) has been the 773ER for quite some time now -- the third 773ER was delivered prior to the Farnborough show and has been in revenue service since returning from the show.
Jkarp2112 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6683 times:
I've taken Eva's 77W on shorter stage lengths and from that I'd say it's worth the trip down to LAX to take it to TPE. I'm doing the same thing in a few weeks. Also highly recommend the Elite Class (aka Evergreen Deluxe on the 74M) over standard Econ - it's worth the relatively small extra cost.
Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6450 times:
Hey! Thanks for the inputs...now I think I'm definitely gonna fly out from LAX. I've been on B747's Evergreen Deluxe and I liked it very much so I think this time I'm gonna try the Elite Class...though I might have to save up some meal money to get the ticket.
I like the Evergreen Deluxe class also. Main difference is that the video/audio is better (larger screen, noise canceling headphones) on the 77W. The seat is thinner giving you the feeling that your pitch is larger. But I'm not sure how the thinner seat does for long flights as I've only experienced it going TPE-BKK at approx 3.5 hours. But I'll know for sure in a few weeks when I go LAX-TPE. One last thing, Elite class is in the middle of the plane so you either have a wing view or an engine view. I truly could not believe how big the engine was until I sat next to hit. Amazing.
Alexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5838 times:
Quoting Warren747sp (Reply 12): Does that mean they will no longer need to stop in Anc in the winter month for fuel with the 773ER or they have the same restriction as the B744?
Interesting question. The 77W has about 620 nm more range than the 747-400. So, maybe its possible that an ANC refueling won't be necessary. However, even with the 747, the refueling was only necessary on some flights. I'm sure someone has more insight.
Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5707 times:
Since the SEA flights continue on to EWR, how could they put 777s on TPE-SEA before EWR? Wouldn't they have to come on together? Unless EVA is planning some route restructuring. This will give them the clear advantage over CI on SEA-TPE.
Warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5658 times:
TPE-SEA-EWR is flown by B744. so no huge advantage in using the B777.
TPE-LAX is major revenue and the fuel savings alone justify them bringing the B777. More will be introduced as they receive more B777 hopefully with the LR they will inaugurate TPE-EWR non-stop!
Wants2fly From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5514 times:
I flew EVA's Elite Class last year from TPE to BKK on the new 773 and it is definitely a big improvement over the Evergreen Deluxe class on the 744s.
I really like the AVOD. I was able to start watching the movie before the plane took off and there are more options compared to the old in-flight entertainment system on the B774s. The cabin felt brighter and bigger. The only thing I didn't like was the number of restrooms available for the Elite Class. There are only two bathrooms available for all of the 63 Elite Class passengers. I can not imaging how these two restroom is going to be like after 12 hours of flight. I hope EVA expands the Elite Class on the 773s they get later on.
MCOGVADCA From China, joined Oct 2006, 488 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5263 times:
Foppishum, you had it right the first time! STick with the SQ service, absolutely delightful! the IFE cant be beat and delicious edibles..also the flight leaves so late (its SQ 30 i believe) that its impossible to not pass out for a large chunk of the flight! Nothing against EVA, they have lovely service as well, however, their food leaves a little something to be desired. Either way, both airlines have far superior quality than the US/Canadian carriers to asia. I've had a couple transpacific horror flights on AC and KE, but EVA wasnt one of them!! its not like you're choosing between BA and Ryanair! Should be an enjoyable flight, however landing in rainy taibei at the hideous zhongzhengjichang in winter isnt exactly ideal...
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Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5179 times:
Quoting MCOGVADCA (Reply 19): however landing in rainy taibei at the hideous zhongzhengjichang in winter isnt exactly ideal...
Hahahah...yea, sadly, winter vacation is the only time I'm free for a visit. Thanks for the input MCOGVADCA! I wanted to try EVA cus of the new plane ! I've never flown in a plane less than 3 years old before...hahahah.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5117 times:
Quoting TGV (Reply 5): How would you rate Elite Class on 777 versus Evergreen Deluxe on the 744/74M ?
I have flown both Elite and Deluxe. Elite is brand new and on the 777, but in my opinion, I always felt more comfortable in the older Deluxe class, the Elite class recline is less and actually its like a roller style recline, your not really reclining the back seat much. I prefer the back seat reclining more on the Deluxe chair than just moving my seat angle as on the Elite seat. IFE screen is a bit bigger on Elite, but same options.
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