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Route: SIN-TPE

Airline: BR

Cabin Class: Business

Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER

Flight Number: BR 226

Seat Number: 7D

Eva Air Royal Laurel Class Cabin

 

Date: March 11, 2014

Departure time in Singapore (SIN): 13:10

Arrival time in Taipei (TPE): 17:40

Travel Time: 4h 30m

*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #54

 

Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel

 

We arrived at Changi Airport Terminal 1 about three hours before our flight and the check in counters were still closed.

 

A few minutes later, a young lady approached us and told us that there was premium check in for those travelling in business class. She then escorted us to the "right place"...

which is here ... the Premium check-in counters.

I got my Eva Air boarding pass together with the lounge invitation card after after a few minutes and went directly to the immigration controls connected to the premium check in area.

After passing the immigration and security controls, we then headed to the SATS Premier Lounge, which is a lounge being used by Qantas as well, a review of which you can find here.

The Boeing 777-300ER taking us to Taipei that Tuesday afternoon. Boarding started on time at Gate D42.

Welcome to my Royal Laurel seat, 7D! There are two business class cabins, the bigger one with 22 seats located in the forward and the smaller one with 16 seats on the rear.

Headset, entertainment controls, reading lamp and sockets

Seat controls.

 

Foot rest.

Eva Air headphone set.

Between orange juice and water, I chose the latter as my predeparture beverage. Cold towels were also distributed a little later.

The magazine rack was located just behind our seats.

The menu card and wine list.

From the film selection, I ended up watching Khumba.

A blanket and a pair of slippers were already on the seat when I came. Unfortunately, the flight was 15 minutes delayed although I couldn't remember what the reason was. One of the cabin attendants came and took my drinks order after take off and I ordered their 100% nature carrot juice. The arrival cards were also distributed minutes later.

Some crackers and a glass of bubbly. The champagnes on board were Lallier Grande Reserva Grand Cru and Fleurie 2011.

View of the cabin from my seat. The cabin has a 1-2-1 configuration and was full that day.

Hors D´oeuvre

Black Pepper Crusted Tuna

Main Course

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, Potato

The other choices were: Kampong Chicken with Chinese Herb Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, Chicken Flavor Rice or Laksa Noodle Soup

Fruit

Sweet and Green Tea

We were also given some mints after the meal. I thought everything from the appetizer to the dessert tasted very good.

A visit to the toilet.

 

And of course, skin care products from Harnn.

Conclusion

 

April 3, 2014 So it was my first time flying on Eva Air in business class and I have to say I was really impressed. I thought the service was impeccable and the food tasted great. The seats were very comfortable and the fact that it turns into a fully flat bed is great.

 

The delay of 15 mins was not a big deal for us since we were actually staying for two nights in Taipei. As a souvenir, I also got two EVA Air pens which would be an addition to my collection. Overall, a very nice flight. Thanks, Eva Air!

 

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