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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 Aug 9, 14, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by username View Post
Some of us collect everything airline

In the old days, the F slippers were not bad. The RL ones are OK but not as good as before. If you think how they are supposed to be disposable. there is a balance between quality and being environmentally friendly.
Haha yeah my mom does the same.

I only collect the "high quality" stuff. i.e. Rimowa
not the one-time use slippers.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 2:01 am
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Those color are pretty.

The brown one matches my salsa.

I have only gotten the ugly dark green ones.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by asiadxer View Post
That is correct. Outbound from Taipei (BR12) get Crystal Green color, while inbound to Taipei (BR11) get Prosecco color Rimowa.
I am flying in 2 weeks .

BR17 and BR28 hopefully I will get new colors. I have too many ugly green ones.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by krispykrme View Post
I have too many ugly green ones.
eBay them
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Old Sep 3, 14, 5:17 am
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Question Best RL seats on 777-300ER?

My wife and I are due to fly SFO-TPE today in RL. Right now we're in 2D and 2G. Any reason we should switch to other seats? Seatguru (which I realize is often a pretty poor source) says 1D and 1G have a handy closet in front of them, so perhaps it's better? But on the other hand, I am concerned about being so close to galley light and noise.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:28 pm
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Which seats better for a couple? EVA Royal Laurel Class

Just found out that BR1 has been cancelled for our date so the seats we choose way back in January 2D,2G are gone and now we get stuck picking whats left over AND a flight time change. Not right. So is an isle/window better for a couple of two centers. Right now my wife and I aren't even remotely sitting together. So glad we booked in January to get the right seats, and someone booking last week gets our seats. Any suggestions thanks
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Old Sep 22, 14, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by tadtv View Post
Just found out that BR1 has been cancelled for our date so the seats we choose way back in January 2D,2G are gone and now we get stuck picking whats left over AND a flight time change. Not right. So is an isle/window better for a couple of two centers. Right now my wife and I aren't even remotely sitting together. So glad we booked in January to get the right seats, and someone booking last week gets our seats. Any suggestions thanks
I think they reserve some seats for airport assignment. Maybe Reservations can make an exception and assign you those seats (or at least put notations in the PNR for it)?
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Old Oct 6, 14, 3:47 pm
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many thanks for this thread. i just booked BR - J - from YYZ to SIN. they were well below AC and CX. looking foward to my flights. flight times are great for me.
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Old Nov 10, 14, 3:13 pm
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Which seat combination is the best for a parent and a small child in EVA RL?
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Old Nov 11, 14, 12:54 am
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Which seat combination is the best for a parent and a small child in EVA RL?
Seat A & D or G & K, so you can have easy access to the child. If you have the middle two D & G, you have to go through the galley to attend the child.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Which seat combination is the best for a parent and a small child in EVA RL?
Originally Posted by asiadxer View Post
Seat A & D or G & K, so you can have easy access to the child. If you have the middle two D & G, you have to go through the galley to attend the child.
I agree, having been there personally and also witnessing other moms
It's easier to attend to your children across the AISLE vs. the middle divider
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Old Nov 12, 14, 12:38 pm
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Great! I currently have them on A & D. They initially put them on D &G.

Is one row better than another? Also, EVA is blocking row 1 & 3 for its own elites. I am curious why row 3 and not row 2?
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Old Nov 12, 14, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Great! I currently have them on A & D. They initially put them on D &G.

Is one row better than another? Also, EVA is blocking row 1 & 3 for its own elites. I am curious why row 3 and not row 2?
In the front cabin (row 1-6) the window and middle seats are slightly offset. So its easier for the parent to sit in A to watch the child in D. Otherwise the parent has to turn his/her head around to see the child in A.
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Old Dec 6, 14, 8:44 pm
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I managed to take my first 77A flight. It was pretty empty so I tried seats in all 3 cabins. Here are my notes...

Plane
  • No mood lighting/star show on the 77A - has them on the 77N
  • Wifi on my flight was broken so I could not test the speed

AVOD
  • Turned on only after takeoff as headset plugs in Y are in the seatback so it is a safety issue to have them on before takeoff and landing
  • Response is fast and I can swipe like a tablet computer
  • Resolution did NOT appear better in movie mode - watched Fargo (TV series) on my RL display and it is not good
  • It is cool that the big screen and the handheld controller in RL can work independently in some situations (I can watch the movie on the big screen and have Compass on the small screen)
  • Airshow / Compass is not as cool as on the 77N - it is pretty vanilla on the 77A
  • User interface/interaction need some improvement

RL
  • Added seat makes first cabin feel really full - 2nd cabin feels more exclusive (but service is slower)
  • A little harder to get to the lavatory from the right side of the 2nd cabin
  • New relocated lavatory by door 1R is really small (like Y class)

Elite
  • No leg rest
  • Has foot rest from the previous row - you can notch it higher
  • Recline is OK
  • Armrest in the center of the 4 middle seats appears movable but not
  • Seat leg/box in the way somewhat but there is space to put your legs all the way
  • Lavatory setup is better than the 77N

Economy
  • Diagram is wrong - there are lavs in the center of the plane before row 45
  • Mid galley used more on long haul (77N had lights out but 77A had the galley used)
  • Because of the above and less space for the exit row, I think row 45 is better on the 77A than row 60
  • Seats slide forward like the 77N
  • Pitch is small but no more entertainment box under the seat so it does not work out too much worse (Neither is ideal. I personally would do UA Y+ for the seating if I cannot get an exit row on BR even though food and AVOD are much better on EVA). When the seat in front is reclined, the huge AVOD screen gets right in your face so you have to recline too

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Old Dec 17, 14, 10:08 pm
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One of the new 77As delivered in 2015 will be a Kitty Jet. It will serve TPE-IAH-TPE: http://www.evaair.com/en-us/news-rel...i-houston.html
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