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Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on an EVA 777-300ER

Everything You Want to Know About Where to Sit on an EVA 777-300ER

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Answers to Most Frequently Asked Questions
  • Yes, Royal Laurel (RL) cabin is available on ALL 777s
  • Wifi is available on all 777s when it works.
  • 77N/Seatguru V1 (38J/64W/211Y) - No longer in service
  • 77A/Seatguru V2 (39J/56W/238Y) - 9-abreast Y cabin with WiFi
  • 77M/Seatguru V3 (38J/64W/221Y) - 9-abreast with WiFi and 10 extra seats added in the rear Y cabin
  • 77B/Seatguru V4 (39J/56W/258Y) - 10-abreast Y with new color scheme
  • Kitty Jets are: Shining Star Jet (77A) and Hand-in-Hand (77M) - Destinations are LAX, ORD, and SIN(225/226) on select days. Began Hello Kitty service to ORD on 31MAY17(Wed, Fri, Sun). LAX service(BR5/6) began on 27MAR18(Tue, Thurs, Sat). Effective Oct 27, 2019, TPE-LAX service will be shifted to TPE-SFO.
  • Seasonal changes are to be expected in the summer months; 77B aircraft will be shifted onto European routes and 77A/M aircraft will substitute in on North American services.

777 Fleet Facts/Plan - 34 777-300ERs Total as of November 2018 - RL is available on All 777s - configuration reported based on FTer trip report noted in this topic
  • 0x 77Ws (Original Configuration with PL recliner J seats)
  • 0x 77Ns / Seatguru V1 38-64-211 (First Configuration with RL lie flat J seats)
  • 13x 77Ms / Seatguru V3 38-64-221 (Retrofitted from 77N with 10 more seats added in the rear Y cabin) converted from 77Ns starting summer of 2015/ended in 2H2016 - B-16703 (Hello Kitty Sanrio Family), B-16705, B-16706, B-16707, B-16708, B-16709, B-16710, B-16711, B-16712, B-16713, B-16715 (Star Alliance), B-16716, B-16717(Leased to Air NZ)
    • Currently flies on TPE-LAX (Two night time flights, varies on the daytime flight), TPE-AMS (via BKK), TPE-CDG, TPE-LHR (via BKK), TPE-VIE, TPE-VIE (via BKK), Variable SFO(BR7/8 only)
  • 11x 77As / Seatguru V2 39-56-238 in Service - B-16718, B-16719, B-16720, B-16721, B-16722 (Hello Kitty Shining Star), B-16723, B-16725, B-16726, B-16727, B-16728, B-16729
    • Currently flies on TPE-JFK/IAH/ORD/YYZ/Variable LAX and SFO service
  • 10x 77B / Seatguru V4 39-56-258 with 10-abreast economy cabin - B-16730, B-16731, B-16732, B-16733, B-16735, B-16736, B-16737, B-16738, B-16739, B-16740
    • Currently flies on TPE-SFO [2x daily(BR17/18/27/28) w/ variable daytime service(BR7/8)], TPE-SEA, TPE-YVR
  • Total of 36 777-300ERs + 5 777 Fs in the fleet when all aircraft are delivered


+ for 77A/M/B (New/Refurbished/10-abreast)
  • Wifi/SMS - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/eva-...i-service.html
  • Improved AVOD - larger screen, multi-point, tablet style interaction(Tablet only available on 77A and 77B in RL), new Android-based IFE system on all aircraft
  • USB/Power at every seat
  • AVOD box removed from bottom of seat - more leg room


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Old Sep 16, 16, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by LapuLapu View Post
Any updated reviews of wifi on board while crossing the Pacific? I'm seriously considering flying with BR instead of CX on my trip next week.

TIA!
CX is 100x faster North American side...
i must admit, i hate CX but it does have better wifi...
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Old Sep 17, 16, 1:47 am
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Looks like b-16729 had been flying routes, anyone can confirm this has the 10-abreast?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-16729
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Old Sep 17, 16, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by erics2356 View Post
Looks like b-16729 had been flying routes, anyone can confirm this has the 10-abreast?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-16729
the 10-abreast will start from B-16730
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Old Sep 19, 16, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by BuBu4 View Post
CX is 100x faster North American side...
i must admit, i hate CX but it does have better wifi...
I can't compare to CX but I used the BR wifi in April LAX-TPE and it worked great. I didn't try to stream anything but the web browsing was quick (not lightening fast, but quick).
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Old Sep 19, 16, 11:46 pm
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I don't get a chance to fly business almost ever so I don't know much about it. I need to get to BKK from DFW so I was thinking DFW-ORD-TPE-BKK since availability is great on BR right now (plus I can grab dinner with my folks in Chicago). Is there a difference in the J class on the 777s? If so, how can I make sure I get the right one. This will be June 24, 25, or 26 of 2017.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by BuBu4 View Post
CX is 100x faster North American side...
i must admit, i hate CX but it does have better wifi...
I'm confused..CX does not currently offer Wifi on NA routes.

In any case, I have my first trip via BR premium econ this week. I'll write a review.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by LapuLapu View Post
I'm confused..CX does not currently offer Wifi on NA routes.

In any case, I have my first trip via BR premium econ this week. I'll write a review.
oops, sorry, i meant CI. i guess i read it wrong. haha
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Old Sep 25, 16, 12:18 pm
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Does YYZ TPE have Wifi? 77A/N or M? Last I flew was a few years ago and it was the 77A which did not have wifi. Hoping that has changed

(BR35/36)
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Old Sep 25, 16, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode View Post
I don't get a chance to fly business almost ever so I don't know much about it. I need to get to BKK from DFW so I was thinking DFW-ORD-TPE-BKK since availability is great on BR right now (plus I can grab dinner with my folks in Chicago). Is there a difference in the J class on the 777s? If so, how can I make sure I get the right one. This will be June 24, 25, or 26 of 2017.
The only difference in J class is the controller for the IFE and the meal service. One has the digital touch screen, the other has the traditional kind. The meal service on TPE-BKK is their regional product service, which means they give you the food via a tray, instead of setting you table. Since Chicago is a new destination, you will get the plane with WIFI. TPE-BKK is already operated by WIFI equipped aircraft.
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Old Sep 25, 16, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by hayzel7773 View Post
The only difference in J class is the controller for the IFE and the meal service. One has the digital touch screen, the other has the traditional kind. The meal service on TPE-BKK is their regional product service, which means they give you the food via a tray, instead of setting you table. Since Chicago is a new destination, you will get the plane with WIFI. TPE-BKK is already operated by WIFI equipped aircraft.
Thanks for the explanation.
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Old Sep 26, 16, 11:18 am
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Eva Air Wifi Review

I took BR05 - LAX - TPE on Sept 23. Paid 21.95 for 24 hours pass.

Wifi satellite access is being provided by t-mobile with the downlink registering somewhere in Alstead Germany.

First 3 hours of the flight, I was able to use email and skype/viber messaging. Tried Remote desktop to a couple of amazon servers and they failed.

Speedtest.net shows between 2 to 3 mbps download, failed upload, 1384ms ping.

Somewhere after 3 hours and 5 hours (took a nap) into the flight and over Hawaii, connection became unavailable and I kept trying to refresh for about an hour before taking my sleep.

5 hours from TPE, wifi was active but it was very spotty with a couple of times losing connection for 20 minutes at a time.

Next time, I will just sign up for 3 hours access and plan on just using the service in the first initial hours of the flight and near the end.
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Old Sep 27, 16, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by erics2356 View Post
Looks like b-16729 had been flying routes, anyone can confirm this has the 10-abreast?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-16729
10-abreast starts with B-16730. It already started flying. Maiden flight was to SGN on the 23rd. Typical of EVA to send the new 777s to SGN first. It is currently doing the PEK rotation right now as I post.
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Old Sep 27, 16, 12:55 am
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Notice of Service Change - Hello Kitty

Hi there,

Upon reading this on EVA Air's website: http://www.evaair.com/en-us/flight-i...t.html?filter=

It seems that the Houston (IAH) Hello Kitty plane will be changed to a normal 777 one starting 30 OCT 2016 to 25 MAR 2017.

I am wondering if the replacement 777 will still be on the "A" config with the new AVOD?
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Old Sep 27, 16, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bluetear View Post
Hi there,

Upon reading this on EVA Air's website: http://www.evaair.com/en-us/flight-i...t.html?filter=

It seems that the Houston (IAH) Hello Kitty plane will be changed to a normal 777 one starting 30 OCT 2016 to 25 MAR 2017.

I am wondering if the replacement 777 will still be on the "A" config with the new AVOD?
Most likely since they are pretty consistent about how they schedule flights. Since BR215/216 always has the new AVOD, IAH will continue to get the new AVOD.
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Old Oct 27, 16, 10:18 am
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Anyone have preferences for the 773er RL fore or aft cabin? I'm in 6K but the aft cabin is smaller, sometimes it's quieter and you get more attention in the smaller cabins? I flew the fore cabin last time and it was ok.

Curious to hear opinions?
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