Wow - Eva!

Old Mar 7, 20, 8:02 am
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Wow - Eva!

Took my first ever Eva flight, flying in RL from LHR-BKK and back, and all I can say is "wow!". What a brilliant Airline. I'm a mostly BA flyer who travels to the US normally (although I have flown a number of different airlines in business class, including AA, Virgin, Emirates and Singapore Airlines). But BA really pale in comparison to Eva in almost every dimension from what I experienced.

The service was great, the food was great (I pre-ordered), the amenity pack, the sleep-wear, the seat/hard product... I was seriously impressed.

I can only conjure up a couple of gripes really;

1. the cabin temperature . It was kept really warm in the cabin and despite asking if there was anything they could do, nothing really changed.#
2. the seat belt sign, which on the return from BKK to London was kept on for the first 4.5 hours of the flight - and pretty much the entire last 3.5 hours of the flight with the light only being switched off for around 3.5 hours in the middle of the flight, despite there being absolutely no turbulence (as in none at all - the flight was smooth as butter). It really appeared as though the seat-belt sign was kept on just to try and keep passengers out of the way during the first and last meal services, which I honestly think was a bit extreme - and rather uncomfortable for a number of passengers who needed to use the lavatory, many of whom eventually just got up to go to the toilet anyway, with no comment from the crew. Very strange. The outbound was also a similar story, with people kept in their seats for long periods at the start and end of the flight for no apparent reason, although the signs were switched off for what seemed like a longer period in the middle of the flight I think.
3. my only other - pretty small - observation was the IFE selection, which seemed a bit limited compared to other Airlines, but there was still enough to watch and so that is a fairly minor thing.

In any case, apart from these relatively minor items, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this airline and would not hesitate to use them again. Just wanted to share my experience. thanks!
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Old Mar 7, 20, 1:09 pm
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I have always found the temperature warm and did in fact tell the crew and they did cool it down a little bit. As for the IFE yes I think it's the worst on the 5 star airlines. They are so limited. But that's the main issues I have with them and the boarding procedure.
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Old Mar 7, 20, 1:13 pm
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I have always found the temperature warm and did in fact tell the crew and they did cool it down a little bit. As for the IFE yes I think it's the worst on the 5 star airlines. They are so limited. But that's the main issues I have with them and the boarding procedure.
I have found the classical music selections on BR impressive, and of course light years ahead of what UA offers.
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Old Mar 8, 20, 9:54 pm
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Makes a change to see a forum topic full of compliments.. I recently flew LHR-BKK for the first time with BR. Having spent the last 17 months commuting there with EK (monthly), I finally decided to give someone else a try. My only regret is not changing airlines sooner. I flew in Premium economy and whilst in the past I have joked about J on a 777 with EK being similar to PE, that actually became a reality.

The seat was pretty comfortable, I managed to get as much sleep as I would in J with EK, we landed 45 minutes earlier and after a very short queue in immigration my luggage was already there. I cant comment on the food as I didn't have any but the crew were always coming round asking if I needed anything. The IFE does have a pretty poor selection but I tend to stick to using my laptop anyway.

Seems a no brainer to stick with BR moving forwards, PE BR is actually cheaper than the usual flex+ tickets I purchase on EK. Just need my status match to come through now...
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Old Mar 9, 20, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by Will08 View Post
Makes a change to see a forum topic full of compliments.. I recently flew LHR-BKK for the first time with BR. Having spent the last 17 months commuting there with EK (monthly), I finally decided to give someone else a try. My only regret is not changing airlines sooner. I flew in Premium economy and whilst in the past I have joked about J on a 777 with EK being similar to PE, that actually became a reality.

The seat was pretty comfortable, I managed to get as much sleep as I would in J with EK, we landed 45 minutes earlier and after a very short queue in immigration my luggage was already there. I cant comment on the food as I didn't have any but the crew were always coming round asking if I needed anything. The IFE does have a pretty poor selection but I tend to stick to using my laptop anyway.

Seems a no brainer to stick with BR moving forwards, PE BR is actually cheaper than the usual flex+ tickets I purchase on EK. Just need my status match to come through now...
I was in the same boat. I was flying QR and was even a gold. Then a friend mentioned about EVA. The first time I flew I got a PE and paid almost the same I pay for EC on QR. It was a no brainier to switch to BR. I got a gold in almost an year and I have no plans to fly on any other airline if I can fly EVA and if they don't do away with the PE. Mine is normally a trans Pacific and a short haul and the return. I have flown CX, PR, AC, and BR in PE and EVA is the best by a long way. But their 787 don't have PE and I hope they will not do away with the PE.
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Old Mar 9, 20, 6:18 pm
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EVA has had PE since 1992 - I think the 2nd airline in the world to have it (after VS). I don't see them dropping it although it was puzzling why they didn't put PE at least on some 787s for long haul service.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 2:23 am
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Cabin temperature is usually high with most Asian carriers. This is not just EVA.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 4:51 am
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I admit I only did two trips on EVA, but I LOVED THEM, everything about them (except the cabin temperature). I would not hesitate to fly them at ll.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 5:06 am
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I have a trip in end of May and hope everything is under control by then.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by dav662 View Post
I have a trip in end of May and hope everything is under control by then.
Senor it is much more likely to be under control in TPE and in BR's cabins than in many other locations by that time.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ReinaDeLaSelva View Post
Senor it is much more likely to be under control in TPE and in BR's cabins than in many other locations by that time.
Yes that my worry too. I have a trip to BKK and the Maldives in end of May. So far no airline is refunding the tickets for that period yet.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 11:20 pm
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It seems both Taiwan and Singapore (the two more prepared / controlled places right now) are gearing up for the 2nd wave to hit.

Taiwan: https://udn.com/news/story/120940/4409905 (in Chinese)

Singapore: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...t-red-12532014
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