EVA Air’s enterprise class on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has a modern cabin paired with top-notch customer support, pleasing meals and cozy bedding, however lacks a number of key features that may make it a really luxurious expertise.


  • Snug seats with a wise design and plush bedding.
  • Glorious customer support and scrumptious meals.
  • Excessive-end facilities like designer pajamas and Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits.


  • Disappointing lounges, with crowded areas and restricted meals choice.
  • Subpar inflight leisure choices.
  • Costly and sluggish Wi-Fi.

How a lot does it price to e-book enterprise class on EVA Air?

I redeemed 75,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles for a one-way redemption from Taoyuan Worldwide Airport (TPE) to Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport (SEA). Here’s a snapshot of what paid fares on this similar route are like over the following yr in addition to some award redemption choices utilizing factors and miles from two of EVA’s Star Alliance companions’ frequent-flyer packages, Air Canada Aeroplan and United MileagePlus.

ClassFinancial systemPremium economic systemEnterpriseAirfare$900-1,800.$1,900-2,500.$5,400-7,000.Aeroplan factors50,000 factors + $82 taxes.Not out there at time of publication.75,000 factors + $82 taxes.United MileagePlus miles38,500 miles + $39 taxes.Not out there at time of publication.88,000 miles + $39 taxes.

Probably the most up-to-date EVA Air enterprise class (or “Royal Laurel Class,” because the airline calls it) seats are discovered on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 plane. On the time of writing, Seattle is the one North American vacation spot the place these planes function. You may as well discover these jets on flights to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), and on choose European and Asian routes.

Enterprise class on EVA Air. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

EVA serves different U.S. cities, together with Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco with Boeing 777-300ER plane with the airline’s older business-class seats aboard (pictured beneath). These nonetheless supply direct-aisle entry in a 1-2-1 setup however have reverse herringbone seats which have clearly been in service for longer.

Older business-class seats on EVA Air. ETHAN STEINBERG/THE POINTS GUY

Flying out of Seattle, you will get a contemporary onboard product however, sadly, a lackluster lounge. Flying out of the opposite cities (besides New York-JFK) will get you an older seat but additionally entry to United Airways’ glorious Polaris lounges.


EVA Air is a part of Star Alliance, which means you should utilize factors and miles with companion airways to e-book an award redemption. The most effective redemptions is utilizing 95,000 ANA Mileage Membership miles for a round-trip business-class flight between North America and Taipei. You possibly can switch American Categorical Membership Rewards factors to ANA, however word a 48-hour switch time.

You may as well use 75,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles for a one-way redemption, which is what I did. You possibly can switch factors to Aeroplan from American Categorical Membership Rewards, Chase Final Rewards and Capital One Miles. Add a stopover in Taipei earlier than a connecting flight elsewhere for less than 5,000 extra factors.

Avianca LifeMiles expenses 83,000 miles and United MileagePlus requires 88,000 miles for one-way redemptions between the U.S. and Taiwan.

Alongside along with your seat, here is what different facilities and companies an EVA Air business-class ticket contains.

Enterprise classSeat choice/priceCabin baggage allowance/priceChecked baggage allowance/priceMoney fares$0.2 items (15 lbs/7 kg every) + one private merchandise.2 items (70 lbs/32 kg every.)Redemptions$0.2 items (15 lbs/7 kg every) + one private merchandise.2 items. (70 lbs/32 kg every.)

Checking into and boarding enterprise class on EVA Air

EVA Air’s floor expertise can fluctuate relying in your departure level, however business-class passengers can depend on the next companies.

Precedence boarding.Sure.Boarding group.Number one.Lounge out there.Sure (The Infinity and The Star.)Does the airline take part in TSA PreCheck?Sure.

I began my journey in Da Nang, Vietnam, flying on China Airways to Taipei, the place I had a three-hour layover earlier than my onward flight to Seattle on EVA. It was a straightforward 12-minute switch by foot from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, together with passing by means of safety.

I used to be capable of verify into my EVA flight on-line 24 hours earlier than the flight, and the China Airways check-in agent in Da Nang interlined my checked bag onto my EVA flight with out my needing to select it up in Taipei.

A terminal in Taiwan Taoyuan Worldwide Airport. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

Often, a three-hour layover is not one thing to sit up for, however I had excessive hopes for EVA’s business-class lounge, on condition that Taiwan Taoyuan Worldwide Airport is its fundamental hub. Sadly, I used to be very upset (and upon analysis into on-line evaluations, I am not the one one).

There are 4 EVA-branded lounges at TPE. Probably the most premium one is named The Backyard and is simply accessible by top-tier EVA Infinity MileageLands Diamond elites.

Signage for EVA-branded lounges at TPE. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

Subsequent is The Infinity, which Star Alliance first- and business-class passengers can entry together with Infinity MileageLands Gold and Star Alliance Gold elites. I’ve to say that this is among the most disappointing Star Alliance business-class lounges that I’ve come throughout in a hub.

The late night is among the busiest banks of exits for EVA, with 4 flights to the West Coast of North America (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver) all departing inside half an hour of one another. Which means that throughout my go to at 10 p.m., the lounge was crowded, with only one massive sitting area and a await showers. The meals choice was very restricted, other than the self-service ice cream station by Movenpick.

So what are the options? First, you might cross the hallway into The Star. The lounge is accessible to Star Alliance Gold elites, even when they are not flying in a premium class of service. Whereas technically, it is an inferior lounge, it’s much less crowded and presents comparable meals choices to The Infinity. There’s additionally The Membership, an EVA lounge for its MileageLands Silver elites, although I didn’t go to it on my layover.

One other resolution — if in case you have a card that grants you entry, like The Platinum Card® from American Categorical or the Capital One Enterprise X Rewards Credit score Card— is to stroll two minutes to the Plaza Premium Lounge. You will discover a extra tranquil area with a superior meals choice, together with a made-to-order noodle bar. In the event you’re seeking to clean up, there are personal nap rooms and scorching showers, and there was no wait to make use of them. Take into account that this lounge closes at 11 p.m.

I discovered most passengers already on the gate one hour earlier than departure because of the added measures passengers should cross by means of there. There’s a person passport verify at every gate. Gate areas are crowded and bathed with vibrant fluorescent lighting (not excellent for late-evening departures), with solely restricted seating and energy retailers, so cost your gadgets beforehand. There are separate traces for business- and economy-class passengers.

How snug was enterprise class on EVA Air?

Variety of seats.34.Cabin structure.1-2-1.Seat pitch76 inches.Seat recline/Totally flatFully flat.Seat width.23 inches.Display screen dimension.18 inches.

Upon boarding, I discovered a modern, enticing business-class cabin with design components that made me really feel like I used to be in a luxurious automobile … that may fly by means of the environment. The cabin felt contemporary and well-maintained, displaying minimal indicators of wear and tear and tear. The seat numbers displayed in a space-themed font added a contact of attraction.

Enterprise class on this airplane is in a single cabin and options seats from BMW Designworks. They’re staggered in a 1-2-1 configuration, with direct aisle entry for all passengers. The seats really feel much like the Vantage XL seats you will discover in Qantas enterprise class and SAS enterprise class.

Because of muted shade scheme with accents of inexperienced, the seats really feel subtle and have snug padding, however the headrests can’t be adjusted. I discovered it straightforward to get out and in of my seat to make use of the restroom because of direct aisle entry, and I particularly loved the therapeutic massage perform. The small privateness display that slides out between heart seats should be stowed for takeoff and touchdown however I might advocate utilizing it to create that “cocoon” feeling once you’re within the air.

Greatest seats for solo vacationers.A and Ok seats in Rows 2, 5, 7 and 9.Greatest seats for {couples}.Any pair of D and G seats in Rows 3-9.Seats to keep away from.Rows 1-2 and 10.

The perfect seats for solo vacationers are these with wider armrests alongside the aisle and the seat nearer to the wall of the cabin.

The most effective seats for solo vacationers, subsequent to the wall. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

In the event you’re touring accompanied, your greatest decisions are heart seats. A retractable privateness divider could be deployed should you want somewhat alone time. Just like the seats alongside the edges of the plane, some are nearer to the aisle than others, thanks to at least one armrest being wider than the opposite.

Middle seats with privateness display. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

The primary and final rows needs to be prevented because of the gentle and noise coming from the galleys. I might particularly keep away from the bulkhead seats in Row 2 as a vibrant EVA Air motif just isn’t turned off when passengers are sleeping.

When it is time for mattress, the cabin crew will present turndown service, and this can be a nice time to go to the rest room to vary into your pajamas. You will return to a fully-made mattress, together with a pillow, quilt and mattress pad, though the latter is disappointingly skinny and fails to supply enough cushioning. The quilt is among the plushest I’ve come throughout within the sky, nevertheless, making it really feel like a cloud is floating on prime of you. You possibly can ask the cabin crew for a second pillow for extra head assist.

Whereas legroom was not a difficulty for an individual of 5 ft, 11 inches, the highest half of my physique felt barely cramped within the slim mattress setup. Moreover, it will have been handy to have the choice to tilt the display downwards for simpler viewing whereas falling asleep.

When it is time for sleep, you may take pleasure in glowing stars on the ceiling. However as you may see from the sunshine emanating from the entrance galley, it is best to decide on a seat within the heart or again of the cabin.

The inflight leisure touchscreen is massive, crisp, and shut sufficient to manage out of your seat, although there’s additionally a distant. Sadly, the Western film and tv sequence choice is restricted. Nonetheless, I did just like the novel immediate of choosing what to look at in response to my temper (in my case, “good” + somewhat tipsy = rom-com).

Wanting across the seat, you will discover only one common energy outlet and one USB port on the sting of your facet desk. The seat controls are straightforward to make use of and really responsive, with preset positions for takeoff and touchdown, a lounging recline and lie-flat mode in addition to a do-not-disturb button.

The hand held distant for the leisure system has a crispy show, however you most likely will not want to make use of it except you are in lie-flat mode and watching one thing on the display. The small compartment in the back of the bigger armrest is sizable sufficient for a few small water bottles, an amenity package, or a pill system, however laptops are greatest stowed in your carry-on baggage within the overhead bins, out there each above the aisle and the middle of the cabin. There are not any particular person air nozzles, however I discovered the cabin temperature cooler and cozy.

The tray desk pulls out from the massive armrest is strong and regular. I particularly respect how far ahead and again it may very well be moved, providing you with flexibility if you wish to eat in an upright or reclined place.


There are three loos within the business-class cabin (one on the entrance and two within the rear) for the 34 passengers. The rear loos had been completely for these within the business-class cabin; I noticed no premium economic system passengers strolling as much as these.

There was not often a line for the bathrooms, and so they had been all the time spotless. Flight attendants put out issues like further toothbrushes and mouthwash to complement your private amenity package after takeoff, and you will find handwash and lotion from Belgian model 4711. It warmed my coronary heart to see the cabin crew patiently serving to a considerable variety of aged passengers with assist transferring to and from the lavatory.

Facilities in EVA Air enterprise class

The hard-shell Salvatore Ferragamo amenity package EVA Air business-class passengers obtain is among the nicest I’ve come throughout and has an particularly snug eye masks and nifty comb with a built-in mirror. The style home’s Bianco di Carrara lip balm, physique lotion and face mist had been great, too.

The noise-canceling headphones business-class passengers obtain to be used throughout the flight are very snug. Nonetheless, I might have appreciated them to go louder and to have the ability to change the quantity with one contact.

EVA is considered one of solely a handful of airways nonetheless giving out pajamas to their business-class passengers. The Jason Wu-branded pajama set I acquired was probably the most enticing I’ve seen from an airline, because of the contrasting pop of shade within the pant pockets and the distinctive hoodie function on the highest. You will additionally get some cozy slippers to put on.

Sadly, onboard Wi-Fi is pricey and sluggish on EVA. An infinite knowledge plan for your complete flight (known as the “Final Plan”) prices $39.95, with 30-300MB plans costing $4.95-$29.95. I topped out at 2.3/0.4 Mbps obtain/add speeds, which is woeful. You will need to create an account (not take a look at as a visitor) when making your buy so to swap between gadgets utilizing the identical plan.

How was the meals in EVA Air enterprise class?

One would suppose {that a} highly-rated airline would serve their business-class passengers glowing wine that prices greater than $12 a bottle, however that gave the impression to be the default on my flight with Perelada Brut Reserva Cava.

Nonetheless, you may as well go for one of many fancier drinks on the wine checklist that you may entry by means of the touchscreen. On my flight, Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle Champagne, which retails for over $200 a bottle, was additionally out there.

Between 30 days and 72 hours earlier than departure, passengers can preorder meals from an expansive menu, together with dishes that are not usually loaded for the flight, resembling poached lobster and butternut squash with pumpkin ravioli. I booked my ticket by means of an alliance companion and did not pay sufficient consideration to this selection when managing my reserving on the EVA Air web site, so I needed to make do with day-of choices.

Nonetheless, the cabin crew was completely happy to provide me a printed menu, and my first choices for each dinner and breakfast had been out there.

For dinner, passengers might take pleasure in:

  • Hors d’oeuvre: Goose liver mousse, smoked salmon and Champagne jelly.
  • Appetizer: Shrimp and crab meat in an egg crepe parcel and goat cheese in a mini tartlet.
  • Major course: Broiled pork spare ribs with inexperienced peppercorn sauce and greens; stir-fried shrimp with greens, rice and quinoa; or house-steamed rooster noodle soup.
  • Dessert: Toffee cake with sesame crisp, fruit, or a Suzhou-style mooncake with sesame paste filling.

For the pre-landing meal, the choices had been:

  • Chinese language meal: Congee with braised tofu and shiitake mushroom, scrambled egg with shrimp and asparagus, and conventional facet dishes.
  • Western meal: Iberian pork and smoked rooster with greens, mussels and squid with a kalamata olive and tomato concasse and rosemary potatoes.
  • “Royal Laurel Particular:” Noodle soup with pork spare ribs, lotus seed and wolfberry.

My dinner, together with the stir-fried shrimp, burst with taste in each course, with the highlights being a shrimp and crab crepe parcel and a chamomile-infused praline toffee cake. I woke as much as braised tofu and mushrooms with congee and a candy, creamy matcha inexperienced tea for breakfast. The meals had been fairly filling and scrumptious.

Dinner did not begin till an hour after takeoff (on account of turbulence) and completed an hour after that. Dinner programs had been delivered on particular person plates with breakfast on a single tray to maximise sleep time, and the cabin crew appeared to maintain good tabs on the place passengers had been at with their meals, proactively providing drink and bread refills in addition to transferring by means of programs in an environment friendly however unrushed method. There have been additionally varied snacks put out between meal companies for passengers to nibble on throughout the lengthy center portion of the flight.

I solely wished the flight attendants had been extra proactive about clearing empty glasses and, if I am nitpicking, pouring beer at an angle in order to cut back the top.

Would you advocate EVA Air enterprise class?

I might positively advocate flying EVA Air enterprise class between the U.S. and Asia. You will get glorious customer support, scrumptious meals and cozy bedding and pajamas. Nonetheless, go in with low expectations of the airline’s lounges in Taipei and attempt to go to the Plaza Premium Lounge if in case you have entry.

EVA Air brand and light-weight. MATT MOFFITT/THE POINTS GUY

It will be greatest to purpose to fly the airline’s Boeing 787-9 or 787-10 plane as these jets function far more up to date seats than those discovered on most North American routes flown by the Boeing 777-300ER.

All in all, nevertheless, I am excited to fly EVA once more on future journeys to Asia. I might sit up for the scrumptious Taiwanese eating choices and top-notch service. I spent a month touring by means of Taiwan a number of years in the past and suppose flying EVA there may be a good way to get into the native expertise — even earlier than you step off the airplane.

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