Oh, the seat… window seats are especially private as they angle away from the aisle with a massive, swing-out television screen, a large console for storing items, and a power outlet and USB port. Each seat has several large windows, but the best part is that the seat goes completely flat (in addition to various lounging positions) with an arm rest that rises to cocoon you in privacy. A large pillow and thick, plaid duvet were there for added comfort.
Name recognition was a hallmark from all crewmembers. Since I placed my meal orders with my reservation, the flight attendants knew my choice already, but I still perused the thick menu packed with beverage selections (EVA Air is the only airline to serve Krug in business class) and three meal services. All meals are served a la carte directly on the table for a true restaurant experience. I appreciated the stemless wine glasses – which remained topped up constantly – and the service ware meticulously placed on the tablecloth.
The mid-afternoon departure meant an early dinner, starting with a lovely appetizer. My main dish of rack of lamb with couscous was perfect and presented with great flair. Fresh fruit followed along with a cheese and dessert cart, and there were always snacks available in the galley. The cabin is wonderfully quiet; after a morning of meetings, it was nice to recline my seat and conk out for awhile. Halfway through the 13-hour flight, I ordered the traditional Taiwanese noodle soup. The fairly priced onboard WiFi by T-Mobile worked quite well even over Alaska. After yet another slumber, the third meal of the day was wok-fried noodles with vegetables.
Before touching down, I made one last visit to