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EVA Air New Business Class: B747 SFO-TPE-HKG  
User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24247 times:

I flew SFO-HKG and wanted to try EVA Airways. I thought the experience was very nice. The food was quite excellent. It was way better than most USA carrier food, no question. I was very pleased with the food. Also, it was very healthy with lots of fruit for dessert instead of sweets with cream.

The service was outstanding. All the FA's spoke English and were very pleasant. Anytime I asked for something, it was always brought to me promptly. Just great service.

The planes had the new premium laurel business class product. This is basically their new configuration business class that has angled lie-flats and a great AVOD. It was very modern and nice. The angled lie-flat is like Lufthansa's business class--angled and not the most comfortable for sleeping on your side. It's fine for sitting & relaxing, but if you're a side sleeper, this may be less comfortable.


Here is the entire video trip report. I hope you enjoy it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYJ6UUSp1-M

Here are some photos of what the business class product is like:


waiting for plane by sfflyer123, on Flickr


B747 nose by sfflyer123, on Flickr


Appetizer SFO-TPE by sfflyer123, on Flickr


Congee Breakfast by sfflyer123, on Flickr


Lounge by sfflyer123, on Flickr


These photos are just a sample. The full trip report is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYJ6UUSp1-M

I hope you enjoy it!

[Edited 2011-03-25 21:52:01]

[Edited 2011-03-25 21:54:57]

[Edited 2011-03-25 21:55:46]

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User currently onlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24115 times:

Nice report. I will be flying to Singapore this June in Laurel Class on BR 17 from SFO. It is scheduled to be a 773.


John@SFO
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 22759 times:

Well, the food looks good! Made me hungry! The hard product looks good, too..


The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 22375 times:

Quoting legacyins (Reply 1):
Nice report. I will be flying to Singapore this June in Laurel Class on BR 17 from SFO. It is scheduled to be a 773.

Thanks. I hope you enjoy the flight. I think the overall product is quite good. The angled lie-flats are just a little bit of a drawback, but overall, it's quite nice.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 2):
Well, the food looks good! Made me hungry! The hard product looks good, too..

Thanks! Yes, the food was really good, both the western and eastern style. I was very pleased with the food on EVA. Thanks for the comment!


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1912 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 21821 times:
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Another great video/pictures, sfflyer123!

Looks like you had 2 nice flights with EVA Air ... the food does indeed look very nice, and it seems like a nice Business Class service.

Thanks for sharing!

Matthew (767747)


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 21762 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 4):
Another great video/pictures, sfflyer123!

Looks like you had 2 nice flights with EVA Air ... the food does indeed look very nice, and it seems like a nice Business Class service.

Thanks for sharing!

Matthew (767747)

Thanks for the kind words! I hope to have my next trip report out in 30 days.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 21237 times:

Thanks for the TR.

I have been curious about EVA in recent years. Flew them several times the 90s when they commenced US services and found them quite pleasant, however have shied away from them in recent years do to their non-aligned alliance status.

While the angled seats seem a bit disappointing, I still look forward to using EVA again if they decide to finally join Star. They often have some very good US-Asia premium fares (along with people like Asiana).



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20363 times:

Very nice report . Dont hear much about Eva Air nice to see their current product offering.

OA260  


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 18492 times:
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Love the trip report! The food looks really homey! (Congree breakfast)

Must be great to have seated right up the nose of the B747!

Thanks for sharing and beautiful morning in TPE too!

After reading this, it makes me further want to fly Eva B747.....dieing....

Sam


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 17080 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6):
Thanks for the TR.

I have been curious about EVA in recent years. Flew them several times the 90s when they commenced US services and found them quite pleasant, however have shied away from them in recent years do to their non-aligned alliance status.

While the angled seats seem a bit disappointing, I still look forward to using EVA again if they decide to finally join Star. They often have some very good US-Asia premium fares (along with people like Asiana).

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I, like you, was always curious about EVa's product. They tend to be much cheaper than many alliance carriers for these long haul transpacific routes, so I am glad that i was able to see what it was like.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 7):
Very nice report . Dont hear much about Eva Air nice to see their current product offering

Thanks for the nice words.

Quoting N178UA (Reply 8):
Love the trip report! The food looks really homey! (Congree breakfast)

Must be great to have seated right up the nose of the B747!

Thanks for sharing and beautiful morning in TPE too!

After reading this, it makes me further want to fly Eva B747.....dieing....

Sam

Thank you very much for the nice comment!


User currently onlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 17066 times:

I wonder what the Baked Tofu with Carrots and Black Fungus tastes/looks like?

Thanks for the report, glad you had a nice flight.


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16513 times:

Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 10):
I wonder what the Baked Tofu with Carrots and Black Fungus tastes/looks like?

Thanks for the report, glad you had a nice flight.

Yes, the vegetarian dishes are usually quite good.

Languages are always neat. It's interesting how when you translate things, the literal term comes out, so it doesn't sound as good.

Chanterelle mushrooms = white and brown fungus

Pan-fried sweetbreads = calf thymus gored out in large pieces and fried with oil

Fried Calamari = small decapitated squid with fried tentacles

The restaurant menus make the stuff sound so good, but when you do a literal translation, it's less appetizing. Thank you for the comment!


User currently offlineRAGAZZO777 From Uruguay, joined Jul 2010, 580 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15869 times:

Usually I don't like video reports, but yours was amazing ! Well detailed and nice takes. EVA Air's product certainly doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Regards,



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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15728 times:
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Hi sfflyer123,

the food looks good and I heard that Eva has a good reputation.
It's the first time I've seen a video report and I really like this one!
I hope the following video reports will be like this one.

Best regards,

Photoshooter



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User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15651 times:

Really enjoyed your trip report and video. Eva Air looks like a fantastic airline, I've been wanting to try them for a while. In your opinion, how would you say they compared to the other Asian majors? (ie: CX/SQ/TG)

Hope you had a great time in HKG, I always enjoyed going there  



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User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 15052 times:

Quoting RAGAZZO777 (Reply 12):
Usually I don't like video reports, but yours was amazing ! Well detailed and nice takes. EVA Air's product certainly doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Regards,

Thank you very much for those kind words!

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 13):
Hi sfflyer123,

the food looks good and I heard that Eva has a good reputation.
It's the first time I've seen a video report and I really like this one!
I hope the following video reports will be like this one.

Best regards,

Photoshooter

Thank you!

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 14):
Really enjoyed your trip report and video. Eva Air looks like a fantastic airline, I've been wanting to try them for a while. In your opinion, how would you say they compared to the other Asian majors? (ie: CX/SQ/TG)

Hope you had a great time in HKG, I always enjoyed going there

I have flown SQ and CX, but not TG. I would say EVA is just slightly below CX and SQ. It is still very nice, great service, with great food. But EVA just lacks the "luxury" element of CX or SQ. It is great, but just not "luxurious". Otherwise, it is very good, and it's a great value because it's usually much cheaper than CX or SQ.


User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 14784 times:

What is the strange soup on TPE-HKG you didn't like ?

I didn't see the menus english or chinese, but it looks like one of the chinese slow cook soup.


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14385 times:

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 16):
What is the strange soup on TPE-HKG you didn't like ?

I didn't see the menus english or chinese, but it looks like one of the chinese slow cook soup.

It is the Chinese soup with lots of the strong herbs--almost like ginger, but not. It's the smell you smell when you walk into a chinese herb store--very strong.


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