Review of EVA Air flight Hong Kong Taipei in Economy

Airline EVA Air
Flight BR852
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 16 Oct 10, 11:10
Arrival at 16 Oct 10, 12:50
BR 123 reviews
By 6866
Published on 12th April 2014
This is a short flight from Hong Kong to Taipei and i decided to fly with EVA Air.
It is a less than hour and half flight, in average every two hours there will be a flight DEP/ARR in HKG/TPE.

In 2010, the plane is still belongs to Continental airlines
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The plane for today's flight 852, B-16408, Boeing 747-45E(M)
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There are three classes of service: Business, Evergreen Deluxe, and Economy. However on a short haul flight, BR didn't offer Evergreen Deluxe class. Therefore passengers on Economy can sit in the Evergreen Deluxe cabin; First come first serve bases.

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38 seat pitch was comfort, the seat product was old and BR will no longer use their 74M on long haul flights; 77W and 744 replaced the 74M.
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Just about an hour and fifteen minute flight today, BR are meant to offer hot meals.
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After landing, EVA MD-11 CARGO
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Additionally, there is an aviation museum nearby TPE airport, worth to go and visit.

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Cabin crew8.5

Hong Kong - HKG


Taipei - TPE



The flight was good and the meal tasted average. The old evergreen deluxe seats cannot meet the premium economy class seat standard in now a days, however it is great to provide a free upgrade in short haul flights.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 57 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Taipei (TPE).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 37 minutes.

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  • Comment 105335 by
    lagentsecret 12311 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    These seats look very old

    Good catering for a such short flight time

  • Comment 105339 by
    AirCanada881 1617 Comments

    MAny thanks for this report, nice spotting on departure, awesome catering for such a short hop and decent seats albeit on the older side.

  • Comment 105344 by
    marathon 9834 Comments

    These widebody short haul HKG-TPE flights are somewhat of an oddity, with hot meals and a very decent confort, but also (alas) rather stiff prices for the distance. Thanks for this archive FR !

  • Comment 105410 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this detailed report full of great pictures.

    I sometimes think that BR is in need of an image consultant like Landor Associates to update their logo, uniforms and cabins. Personally I find the combination of some colors, especially orange with green to be very off putting. The FA's former uniforms come to mind with those bow ties in orange trims. As an Asian, I understand the significance that colors play in a cultural context, but when you are an international player I think that your image needs to be a bit more global and refined in its perspective.

  • Comment 105521 by
    KL651 TEAM 4525 Comments

    Thanks for this FR. For a European, such a short flight on a wide body and with a hot meal is really not common!

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