FLIGHT BR115
CLASS OF SERVICE Business
SEAT NUMBER 8K
AIRCRAFT Airbus A330-300
TAKEOFF 15-12-25 3:20 p.m.
VIEWS 1253
LANDING AT 7 p.m.
Horrace
The 29th July 2016

Photo review of EVA Air flight from Chitose to Taipei in Business

SKYTRAX awards prestigious 5-Star ranking to EVA Air in 2016, so i thought this is a great time to share my previous experience on EVA Air in late 2015.
EVA Air canceled their signature "Hello Kitty Jet" service on flights to Sapporo in 2015, which in fact is a good news to me because they replace it with the brand new A330-300.

Check in was fast, however the check-in counters will only open 2 hours before departure
For J class passengers departing from CTS airport, you can either choose to use the lounge or use it as 1500 JPY meal coupon.
Since the airport lounge do not provide hot meal, only a limited selections of beverages provided.
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No much international flights departing from CTS
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Inside the lounge, the atmosphere was relaxed
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About time to board to plane, a brand new a330-300, B-16335
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The brand new interior on board EVA Air's A330, this is the one and only new A330 during that period of time (B-16335)

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The welcome drink made me feel fresh, a glass of cold-pressed pineapple juice
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Shortly after take off, cocktails served with nuts
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Some seat controls
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The meal was served
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Some Japanese green tea served in a stylish cup
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Verdict

EVA Air 

Cabin 9.5
Cabin crew 9.5
Entertainment 10.0
meal/catering 7.0
TOTAL 9.0/10

ANA Business Lounge 

Comfort 9.5
meal/catering 6.0
Services 9.5
Entertainment 5.0
TOTAL 7.5/10

Chitose - CTS 

Efficiency 8.0
Access 10.0
Services 10.0
Cleanliness 10.0
TOTAL 9.5/10

Taipei - TPE 

Efficiency 7.0
Access 9.0
Services 7.0
Cleanliness 7.0
TOTAL 7.5/10

Conclusion

The new cabin on board their A330-300 are refreshing compare to their aging A330-200, a huge improvement indeed.
Slippers are provided as usual, the new headphones are in good sound quality.
The flight attendances are friendly and professional, they frequently check on passengers.
The food quality is just average, the main course is a bit disappointing.

Overall, EVA Air did not disappoint me, and i have to say that they deserve to be awarded.

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