echster
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EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:29 am

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
B-16408
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


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/br.jpg

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.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/menus.jpg

Wine Menu

Champagne

- 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

Fortified Wine

- Burdon Dry Fino Sherry
- Graham’s LBV Port 2000

Drinks Menu

Coffee

- Regular Coffee
- Cappuccino
- Coffee Latte
- Espresso
- Decaf Coffee

Tea

- Oolong
- Jasmine
- Ti-Kuan-Yin
- Green
- Kamille
- Beerentraum
- Earl Grey
- Darjeeling
- English Breakfast
- Milk

Soft Drinks

- Apple Juice
- Orange Juice
- Tomato Juice
- Calpis Water
- Cola
- 7-Up
- Chocolate

Cocktails

- Bloody Mary
- Evergreen Special
- Gin Martini
- Gin Tonic
- Highball
- Red Eye
- Screwdriver
- Vodka Martini

Liqueurs

- Kahlua
- Bailey’s
- Midori

Spirits

- Bacardi Light Rum
- Bombay Sapphire Gin
- Camus Extra Cognac
- Royal Salute 21 Years Scotch
- Smirnoff Black Label

Plum Liqueur

- Choya Yoshu Dento

Beers

- Gold Medal Taiwan
- Heineken
- Kirin Ichiban

Supper

Hors D’oeuvre

- Lobster and Artichoke Salad with Lemon Viniagrette Dressing

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/lobster.jpg

Soup

- Black Bone Chicken Soup with Ginseng and Red Dates
- Roasted Fennel Chowder

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/chowder.jpg

Main Courses

Steamed Black Cod Fish with Tree Seed
- Steamed Rice
- Chinese Vegetable

Roasted Chicken Breast with Truffle Sauce
- Fingerling Potato
- Mixed Vegetables

Pork Tenderloin Roll with Vegetable In Sherry Sauce
- Apple and Cranberry Quinoa with Pancetta
- Seasonal Vegetables

Internet-Only Order Options

Seafood Congee
- No accompaniment

Veal Chop Au Jus
- Mixed Vegetables
- Potatoes

Lobster with Salt Egg Sauce
- Mixed Vegetables
- Steamed Rice

Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto Sauce
- Pasta


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fish.jpg

Fresh Fruit

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fruit-2.jpg

Coffee or Tea served with Godiva Chocolate – I had a Bailey’s

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/godiva.jpg

In-Flight Snack

- Siu Mai (Shrimp Dumpling and Beef Roll)

- Corque Monsieur

- Cup Noodles

- Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Lights came up three hours prior to landing for breakfast. We were served a wake-up beverage and hot towel. The service lasted 45 minutes.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/route-1.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/update.jpg

Breakfast

Cold Drink

- Champagne, Juice, Soya Milk, Yogurt Drink, Whole Milk, Lowfat Milk

Hot Beverage

- Jasmine, Oolong, Tan-Kuan-Yin, English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Japanese Green Tea, Camomile Tea, Mixed Berries Tea, Lowfat Milk, Whole Milk, Soya Milk, Coffee, Espresso, Decaf Coffee, Cappuccino, Coffee Latté

Fresh Fruit

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/bfstfruit.jpg

Choice of Bread

- Croissant, Almond Danish, Shiao Bing, and Toast Served with Butter, Jam, and Honey

Cereal and Yogurt

- Corn Flakes, Muesli Cereal
- Natural Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/cereal.jpg

Main Courses

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

French Toast
- Scrambled Eggs
- Bacon
- Cherry Tomato


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/bfast.jpg

Route

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/route2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/update2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/route3.jpg

F Class Seating Section

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fsection.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fseats.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fseats2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fseatbed.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/fpitch.jpg

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.

Evergreen Lounge

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/egl.jpg

Main Lounge Entrance

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/entrance2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/entrance-1.jpg

Food Area

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/food.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/hotfood.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/saladbar.jpg

Internet Area

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/internet.jpg

Seating Area

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b375/echster/seating.jpg
 
abrelosojos
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:46 am

Wow. Thanks for the TR. Those F seats look like a blast from the past! I think I last had them on AI's old 74D from CDG to BOM AFAIR.

-A.
Live, and let live.
 
QantasAirways
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:46 pm

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.

Thanks again

Qantasairways
Spirit of Australia
 
AEROFAN
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:33 am

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?
 
DLBOIFIN
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:09 am

Thanks for sharing! I have to say that I was not very impressed about the meals, they did not look like F-class meals, very mediocore presentation in my opinion.
 
Bofredrik
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:23 am

Quoting DLBOIFIN (Reply 4):

Great photos!

I really like them.

But...

I agree.

The food was not F-class style...

But i like the seats that are not

put in a box with walls around it.
 
EK20
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:32 am

Great pics - thanks for sharing. Although the fruit looked a bit dissapointing and not much privacy in the first cabin. I would have expected seat dividers of some kind especially in first.
 
AEROFAN
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:19 pm

yeah- i think i'll pass on this F product. Doesn't look much like what I think a F product should be. Hope it didn't cost you much.
 
MaverickM11
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:00 am

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.
E pur si muove -Galileo
 
echster
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RE: EVA Air In First LAX-TPE (Pics)

Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:24 am

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.

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