Review of EVA Air flight Taipei Singapore in Economy

Airline EVA Air
Flight BR225
Class Economy
Seat 67
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 00:00
Take-off 21 Dec 19, 12:00
Arrival at 21 Dec 19, 12:00
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andreweagles
By SILVER 748
Published on 24th December 2019
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B-16723. Gate B9 doesn't offer good opportunities to spot the aircraft as this was taken behind another window. This 77W was inbound from JFK and onwards to SIN. later this evening it will be back in TPE for another long haul flight to YYZ.  I previously flown on this very plane from Singapore to Taipei in January 2018. 


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B-16736, inbound from SFO and onwards to PVG.  I have previously flown on B-16736 and its in the high density 3-4-3 configuration in economy. 


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General seat view. My hands were full when boarding so did not get a good shot of the cabin. But I will have photos of the cabin on my other trip report if you want to see what Eva Air's 3-3-3 Economy configuration looks like with its older black colored seats, which are superior to their newest seats. 


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lavatory taken shortly after take off.  I noticed that Eva Air no longer uses Essence for its soap/lotion. Instead it is a new brand which does not smell as good as their older vendor. However, its rare these days for airlines to offer more than soap in economy lavatories. 


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Using the on board wifi to track my flight when I am on the flight. 


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Lunch/Breakfast was offered shortly after take off. Two options. 
Option 1:  Fried fish with rice 
Option 2:  Braised beef with potato. 
This was delicious meal and the bread roll was warmed. 
However, they were stingy with beverage( just half a glass) 


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Cabin is now dark with some mood lighting. Eva Air seems inconsistent with mood lighting on both long and short haul flight despite all 77W equipped with mood lighting (or at least its post-2015 ones). Sometimes on this particular flight the cabin is kept bright, sometimes its off, sometimes it has this blue mood lighting. Same on long haul flight, sometimes the mood lighting is kept on sometimes its never turned on. 


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Approaching SIN


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Clear beautiful day for flying 


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Parked  at the gate. 


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SQ 77W that arrived from HND earlier in the morning and is gearing up for departure to LHR. I have previously flown on this 77W jet from SFO-HKG-SIN. 


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Changi Airport.

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Verdict

EVA Air

7.9/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering8.5

Taipei - TPE

6.9/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.0

Singapore - SIN

8.0/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Overall great regional flight, especially when you compare a 4 hours flight in North America that may have no meals at all. Eva Air has improved significantly since I first flew then 6 years ago on this route. An area that should be improved is its IFE selection as it seemed really limited when compared to its peer airlines, especially when you consider this is its long haul plane used for its longest sectors exceeding 15 hours.

Information on the route Taipei (TPE) Singapore (SIN)

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