Echster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 396 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11491 times:
It’s not much of a written report so I’ll try to let the pictures tell the story.
Los Angeles International (KLAX/LAX) – Taipei International (RCTP/TPE)
EVA Air Flight 1 (BR 1)
Boeing 747-400 Combi
Scheduled Departure – 2340, Actual – 2345, Airborne – 0005
Scheduled Arrival – 0600, Actual – 0514, Gate – 0520
Super First Class
LAX - Gate 110 for Gate 205, TPE – Gate C7
Check-in was fast and smooth. I went to the temporary first class lounge for a short while before heading through security. The gate this evening was used to ferry us by bus to the remote gates. I happened to be on the final bus and the doors were soon closed behind us. I received a cool towel and pre-departure drink of OJ. The captain welcomed us aboard and announced the flight was scheduled for 13+09 hours. This proved quite prescient.
After reaching our initial cruising altitude of FL280, the crew sprang into action for dinner service. Dinner service began 50 minutes after departure and ended 40 minutes later.
Menus were already placed at our seats prior to boarding.
- Moet and Chandon Dom Perignon 1998
Burgundy White Wine
- Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru ‘Blanchot’ 2002
German White Wine
- C. von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2003
New Zealand White Wine
- Matua Valley Paretai Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Bordeaux Red Wine
- Chateau Gruaud Larose 1999
California Red Wine
- Franciscan Oakville Estate Merlot 2003
Australian Red Wine
- Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley 2002
Five Grain Congee
- Snow Cabbage with Bean Sheet
- Dried Pork Julienne
- Egg Pancake with Dried Turnip
- Chicken Roll
- Cucumber with Pork and Mushroom
Tan Tan Noodle Soup
- No accompaniment
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cherry Tomato
F Class Seating Section
We arrived well ahead of our scheduled time. Several other flights landed around this time and there was a large back-up at the transfer security line. Through security, I headed to the lounge for a shower and change of clothes.
QantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1261 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10850 times:
Great trip report! I loved the pics..
I've flown EVA before and they really are a great airline.
The First product seems great except for those old seats - but I guess with BR phasing them out it won't really be a problem.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 15726 posts, RR: 47 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9466 times:
What did you have with the main course (not the vegetables or meat but the grain that looks like round rice grains)? Looks like a grain I've been looking for but can't remember the name--it's definitely not quinoa.
Echster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8552 times:
Quoting Aerofan (Reply 3): so there wasn't a flat bed in F...
what about the IFE was it AVOD?
Did you get pyjamas?
what about the amenity kit?
No, no but there was a 6-inch PTV in the arm rest, no, I received one but didn't take pics.
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8): What did you have with the main course (not the vegetables or meat but the grain that looks like round rice grains)?
It was a very light pasta-type food that melted in the mouth. I cannot recall what it was named in the menu but it wasn't rice.
Let it be known that EVA Air is getting rid of their F product with the introduction of their B773ERs. Their B744 fleet will be down to 3 frames in the next year or two. They will consist of a C, Y+, and Y product.