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After a few happy day in Taipei, I left for the airport using their efficient Airport Train. It's super convenience as it is just a few steps from my hotel to Central Station. The train is very reliable and took just 35 minutes to International Terminal
Check in counter is completely desert, with no one before me. The agent is very nice. She inquire what is my final destination and try to check in through to Bangkok (I am holding separate Emirates Ticket for my onward flight). I am not expecting this since I asked both BR and EK office in Bangkok and they confirm that, upon arrival in Hong Kong, I need to retrieve my luggage, pass immigration and re-check in for my EK flight.
With some reason, she can tag my bag all the way through. I only need to find Transfer counter and obtain my boarding pass without immigration hassle. This is much appreciated.
I got invitation card to EVA Infinity Lounge. The lounge is empty, comfortable but the food is quite underwhelming. There is quite a reasonable selection but the taste is pretty bland. I mean, Taipei is one of the greatest place in the world to enjoy food, I would expect some pride of Taiwan food in their lounge.
Service is great with every attention to detail, for example the table reservation tag here, which also function as a sign to clear off the table
I got to the gate around 20 minutes before boarding time, the aircraft is getting readied for the flight. Today we are flying 3 years old 777-300er, B-16733
We start boarding shortly. The aircraft does not seemed to be full today. I am the sole passenger of the aft Business Class Cabin. A pillow, a blanket and a headphone is already at my seat
The flight attendant, "Summer", introduce herself and give me a slipper, welcome drink and hot towel.
During Economy class boarding, I accustomed myself with the seat. Well, I used to travel on other airlines with similar seat before, but EVA's version seemed huge.
A menu is included in seat pocket content, but I forgot to photograph it, since I have already booked my seat online. Here's the safety card
As soon as we reach cruising altitude, all crew members start meal service at once. My food is "Braised Beef Bisket in Chou Hou Sauce with Chinese Yam Puree, Vegetable and egg fried rice". I select garlic bread and multigrain roll. How Summer is begin generous to me.
Service concluded with another hot towel and EVA candy. Then we start descending
Descending to Hong Kong
Landing in to (still busy) Hong Kong. At the time, there are constant protest in the city, which disrupt some transportation service and there are less traveller. But the damage is not as much as current COVID19 outbreak. I can still see a busy ramp along the taxiway
As usual, a warm disembarking goodbye by the crew, who address all business class passengers by name. Well, not quite as difficult as the incoming flight. We only have got less than 10 C passengers today.
At the gate, the sign direct me to W1 transfer counter. And that's all my good experience with EVA is completed.
Verdict : EVA is an airlines that I do not hesitate to fly with, and might even goes out of my way to fly them. The aircraft/ seats comfortable, service with attention to detail and good food overall. Their every little aspect seemed to create impression.