Review of EVA Air flight Taipei Hong Kong in Economy

Airline EVA Air
Flight BR871
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 20 Nov 19, 16:35
Arrival at 20 Nov 19, 18:30
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NGD16
By SILVER 515
Published on 19th January 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome This report will cover the 4th leg from Taipei Taoyuen Airport to Hong Kong with Eva Air.


Routing


I arrived at the airport at 13:45pm. My plane would be leaving at 16:36pm, so I had a lot of time until the boarding. I headed to the EVA Air lounge and I chose the Infinity lounge. The lounged was not so crowded as I expected.


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I grabbed myself some food and continued working with my laptop.


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The illumination in my opinion did not quite fit with the lounge design


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After spending an hour and 20 minutes in the lounge I decided to leave. Our gate was assigned at B9, which took us some times to walk from the lounge. It was already fulled of people at the waiting area and I managed to sit next to the counter. The boarding time was delayed for 20 minutes.


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Boarding was started at 16:14pm. As written on the boarding pass, my boarding priority would be at zone 4. My seat was in 28A, I did not take the photo of my seat because the aisle seat was already occupied. Another welcome screen on the monitor.


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View from my seat. Unfortunately the window was not so clear despite the aircraft was just 14 months.


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Just realized that the background of the main menu would show the picture of the destination.


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At 16:34 the boarding bridge was retracted and safety video was played.



At 16:40pm, pushback was commenced.


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Eva Air Star Alliance A321-200


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Following the China Airlines, we were the next one to takeoff.


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At 17:01, we lifted off into the air from RWY05R. Soon we disappeared in the clouds.


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Shortly after takeoff, we made a U-turn and headed Southwest.


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Then I began to watch the first episode of Chernobyl season 1.


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At 17:19pm, the meal was served. With the experience from the previous flight, I really had no expectation for that, Instead of the biscuit, in this flight they gave us the chicken pie. Soon the flight attendant was serving coffee or tea and I had my tea cup filled.


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Seat pocket items. The inflight magazine of EVA Air is called en Voyage.


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At 17:40pm, it was announced that we would be descent in 10 minutes and the expected landing time would be 18:25pm.


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At 18:25pm, we touchdown in Hong Kong airport. Total flight time was 1 hour and 24 minutes. At last we parked at gate 67. 


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Verdict

EVA Air

8.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering8.0

Taipei - TPE

8.2/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Hong Kong - HKG

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

For the flight part, I have the same comment as the outbound flight. As for the lounge, I was a bit disappointed if comparing with other carrier such as Cathay Pacific in the same region.

Information on the route Taipei (TPE) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 51 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Taipei (TPE) → Hong Kong (HKG).


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The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 49 minutes.

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1 Comments

  • Comment 538983 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5100 Comments

    Hi NGD16, nice short and sweet report. The positives are a Dreamliner on a short flight and a small meal served, which is better than what we would get in Europe or North America in Y. Too bad the window was already scratched up on such a new plane. Thanks for sharing!

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