This is a pictorial trip report of my recent flight on EVA Air new B787-9 from Taipei to Tokyo Narita on BR198 depart at 8:50am and arrive at 12:55pm in Narita.
EVA Air B787-9 can accommodate a total of 304 passengers and divide into 26 Royal Laurel (Business) Class and 278 economy class. EVA Air intend to use the B787-9 on long haul service. Interesting that it doesn't feature Premium economy class like other EVA Air B777 does.
My seat 6A is a both aisle and window seat on the left of the plane. Each seat have direct aisle access and capable of 180 degrees lie flat with a large footwell. There are plenty of storage and work space on the side and inside the storage compartment. Although my seat is next to the aisle, I don't feel particularly exposed.
Flight time to Tokyo was 2 hour 15 minutes with strong tail wind eastbound. Check out the video for the takeoff scene out of Taipei.
A choice of Chinese cuisine, Japanese cuisine and Western cuisine is on offer on this short regional flight. The Chinese cuisine has the famous Taiwanese Ding Tai Fung catering out of Taipei.
Flight attendant came with a round of drinks before the meal service. I tried a glass of Japanese Sake and a local Taiwan brew "Jasmine Tea" aroma beer.
This was followed by the Ding Tai Fund Chinese cuisine. The starter is pork jelly with chicken soup.
Followed by the famous Ding Tai Fung XiaoLongBao (Pork soup dumpling). I must say EVA Air catering did really well to keep the soup moist inside the skin of the XiaoLongBao. I didn't feel too dry.
The flight was very enjoyable with large touch screen enabled entertainment and noise cancelling headset. However it was too short to go fully flat for a nap. I was very impressed about the service standard on EVA Air regional flight. Compared to most carriers only offering 2 choices in terms of food on intra Asia regional flight, EVA Air definitely offer more choices.
EVA Air B787-9 has a great and pleasant business class product. With friendly service and exceptional cuisine, I would highly recommend flying EVA Air business class. Don't miss the detail video review!