This Is My Experience With Eva Air!

Long-haul flights are dreadful. The stark, urbane terminals and the long nights of tiresome, cram-y seating sure work you up just thinking about it. The flights that roll over to the next morning always have some drama up their sleeves.

Then came the rescue team from Taiwan- EVA Air, which is currently one of the 10 Skytrax 5-star airlines in the world. Would you believe it if I told you it was little known even up until a few years back? It was founded in 1989.

However, I started hearing about this flight in the early 1990s when my extended family would talk about this new carrier with non-stop flights on B747-400 jets. Back then, it sounded like a story from another realm. I would hear them talk about the aroma of delicious noodles when woken up from sleep by a flight attendant as a late-night snack. I also heard of the very non-conforming Sanrio aircraft that were Hello Kitty Jets, decked out completely from the headrests to the meal cutlery. Everything featured the widely adored character.

I finally had the chance to board it. Despite all the different things that this airline was revolutionizing, the most exciting part as a young traveler still remained the all-new cabin category between the economy and the EVA Air business class. This change was surprisingly affordable, and I was willing to upgrade for my 14+ hour flight home.

Here I am going to share my experience of flying from New York to Taipei. Stay tuned because you are about to find out the hype behind Eva Air flights and a pretty up-close EVA Air Premium Economy review.

The Beginning Of EVA Air Premium Economy

The Beginning Of EVA Air Premium Economy Class
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The press releases from the airline say that AVA Air’s first trans-Pacific debut took place on December 12, 1992. It had four cabins, which was a first at that time. The four cabins included Super First, Super Deluxe, Economy Deluxe, and Economy. With Economy Deluxe, the airline became the first to introduce an improved economy cabin that is the Economy Deluxe.

It became a benchmark for the airline as most others took two to three decades to introduce this cabin to their list of offerings. Recently (last summer), KLM debuted its premium economy. The seat prices are reasonable with business class-like perks. My Taipei experience was very endearing to me because of its convenient pair-up of high quality and affordability. The street food, the stationery, and the convenience stores all added to my love for Taipei. The EVA Air flight was a big cherry on top because all of that now comes in an aircraft.

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A New Version 30 Years Later

A New Version 30 Years Later
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Three decades since its first flight, I booked the Premium Economy class for my way back to Taipei from NYC. The perks of this flight began even before I boarded it. This airline offers free shuttles from 2 Pennsylvania and 5 New Jersey locations toward JFK Airport. Dallas to Houston Airport also offers a free shuttle service. It has successfully removed one of the biggest issues of international travel, which is simply getting to the airport.

I took a $20 Uber to the Jersey City stop, which would have otherwise been a $130 Uber ride all the way to the airport.

Being a part of the Star Alliance, I was granted access to the lounge with my United Gold status. It allowed me to upgrade my boarding from Zone 4 to Zone 1. As soon as I got into the cabin, it felt luxurious. They used sweet endearments with my name in Mandarin. They helped me settle in my seat and confirmed my meal selection, which I had previously made online.

The seats had a 2-4-2 arrangement, and I had managed to secure a front-row seat, which meant no under-seat coverage but plenty of leg space. On my seat, there were slippers, a water bottle, noise-canceling headphones, and a cozy blanket that felt like a cloud. The blanket was quilted on one surface and had faux fur on the opposite side.

How It Went

An attendant soon came and gave me an overnight bag. It was a Kipling amenity kit consisting of Hudson Made New York products. It had the brand’s trademark monkey keychain with a scene of Taiwan’s Yilan on the bag. My entire EVA Air flight felt like a warm, pamper session with juice, fruits, and snacks while suspended at 30,000 feet mid air.

The breakfast was amazing, with Chinese-style scallop congee with egg & Chinese sausage. There was an option for another Western version that comprised smoked turkey accompanied by cheddar cheese. There was also a “leisure delight” meal in between the meals with BBQ chicken-filled brioche roll.

The restrooms were clean, and I can say so because I went three times, and it was clean each time. To clarify, I took a private plane recently that got filthy by the last hour of the flight, which was one-third the duration of the EVA Air.

When I took the return journey, I wanted to take things further, getting myself the business class name Royal Laurel. It featured 6.5-foot-long lie-flat seats, a retractable armrest, a cocktail table, and a shoe cabinet. This cabin had a 1-2-1 configuration with dated seats compared to other airlines. EVA Air raised the bar, however, with their Rimowa & Salvatore Ferragamo branded care kit and a complementary Jason Wu pajama set. All the passengers ended up wearing it, and I, too, could not resist it. I wore it all the way home.

The plaid duvet was so snug and comfy I asked where I could buy one. At one point, I fell asleep and dreamt of those noodles. But it was not my dream… they did bring noodles in between our slumber, and it just completed the experience all around.

Wrapping Up

Have you flown EVA Air before or recently? What was your experience like? What do you think about the Premium Economy class? If you have thoughts to share or questions to ask, please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!

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Sarmind is a Writer and an aspiring Editor who has experience in various short and long-form niches. Her academic pursuits intensely mold her industry background in content creation. She holds a Master's degree in Literature, and when not writing for professional purposes, she can be found re-reading old classics of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. She is super fond of cats and enjoys hours of doom-scrolling through memes on social media while cuddled up with a cup of desi chai. She likes to think she is an intellectual badass (colloquial: nerdy bore), and now all she needs is a sewing kit to complete the look!

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How Pizza Restaurants Captured Our Hearts And Appetites

BY Ankita TripathyNov 30, 2023

Pizza is more than just a food; it's a global sensation that has captivated the hearts and appetites of people worldwide. Its journey, from humble beginnings in Naples, Italy, to its widespread acclaim today, represents an extraordinary culinary evolution. In this comprehensive exploration, we will trace the fascinating history of how a pizza restaurant conquered our hearts and appetites, examining the transformation of this delectable dish from its origins to the modern pizzerias that have made it a beloved icon. Pizza In Melbourne Melbourne, renowned for its diverse culinary scene, has a thriving pizza culture that caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. The city's pizza establishments reflect its multicultural population, offering a variety of pizza styles influenced by Italian, American, and other international cuisines. Melburnians are particularly known for their appreciation of artisanal and gourmet pizzas, often featuring unique and high-quality toppings from local producers. Additionally, Melbourne has a significant presence of pizzerias that cater to specific dietary needs, including vegan and gluten-free options, making it an inclusive and accessible choice for all residents and visitors. The city also hosts various pizza festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating the love for pizza and showcasing the culinary creativity of local pizzaiolos. These events allow pizza enthusiasts to explore new flavors and indulge in their favorite slices. Melbourne's love for pizza is an example of its diverse and inclusive food scene, offering a wide array of pizza options that go beyond traditional styles and cater to the ever-evolving tastes of its residents and tourists The Birth Of Pizza The story of pizza originates in Naples, Italy, during the 18th century when it was known as "pizza Margherita." It was a straightforward dish, consisting of flatbread topped with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil. The legend has it that it earned its name in honor of Queen Margherita of Italy, who was enchanted by this delightful amalgamation of flavors and colors. Immigration And The Spread Of Pizza In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, waves of Italian immigrants arrived in the United States, bringing their culinary traditions, including pizza, with them. Pizzaiolos (pizza makers) opened small, neighborhood pizzerias in cities like New York and Chicago, catering primarily to the growing Italian-American community. These early pizzerias served traditional Neapolitan-style pizza, characterized by a thin, crispy crust cooked in coal-fired ovens and sold by the slice. The Rise Of Convenience As pizza gained popularity in Australia, it underwent a transformation to meet the demands of a fast-paced society. Pizzerias began offering delivery services, revolutionizing the way people enjoyed pizza. The introduction of the pizza box made it even more convenient to order and transport this delicious dish. The ability to savor pizza in the comfort of one's home quickly became a cherished tradition, particularly during gatherings with family and friends. Pizza Chains And Mass Production The 1950s witnessed the emergence of the first pizza chains, such as Domino's and Pizza Hut. These chains revolutionized the pizza-making process, implementing assembly-line techniques and standardized recipes using pre-packaged ingredients. The result was consistent, affordable pizza delivered quickly to homes across the nation. This shift towards mass production played a pivotal role in cementing pizza's status as a staple of American cuisine. Variety And Innovation As pizza continued to evolve, so did its toppings. Pizzerias embraced experimentation with a diverse range of ingredients, leading to the creation of a myriad of pizza styles and flavors. While the classic pepperoni and cheese combination remained a favorite, gourmet option like BBQ chicken, spinach, and feta, or prosciutto and arugula began to grace menus. Pizza had become a canvas for culinary creativity, catering to a wide range of palates. The Advent Of The Pizzeria The concept of the pizzeria, a sit-down restaurant specializing in pizza, gained prominence in the mid-20th century. These establishments offered a more upscale dining experience, complete with a menu featuring an array of pizza options, appetizers, and desserts. Pizzerias became places where families, friends, and couples could gather for a casual yet enjoyable meal, often accompanied by a bottle of wine or a cold beer. Pizza's Global Appeal Today, pizza is not confined to the United States or Italy; it has spread to every corner of the globe. In nearly every country, you can find pizzerias offering local twists on this international favorite. In Japan, for example, you might encounter pizzas topped with unconventional ingredients like squid and mayo, while in India, a tandoori chicken pizza could tantalize your taste buds. Pizza's adaptability to local tastes and preferences has contributed to its worldwide popularity. The Role Of Social Media The rise of social media has played a substantial role in perpetuating the love affair with pizza. Instagram, in particular, has emerged as a platform for food enthusiasts to share their pizza adventures, showcasing mouthwatering photos of cheesy slices and perfectly charred crusts. The viral nature of these images has only served to fan the flames of pizza's popularity, cementing its status as a beloved food on a global scale. Pizza's Role In Popular Culture Beyond its culinary significance, pizza has left an indelible mark on popular culture. From iconic pizza-loving characters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to memorable catchphrases like "Pizza, Pizza!" from the Little Caesars commercials, pizza has become a symbol of fun, indulgence, and togetherness. It often features prominently in movies, television shows, and even music, further solidifying its place in the hearts of people around the world. Conclusion Pizza restaurants have come a long way since their humble beginnings in Naples. From the streets of Italy to the bustling pizzerias of New York and the global phenomenon it is today, pizza has captured the hearts and appetites of people worldwide. Its adaptability, convenience, and sheer deliciousness have made it a timeless favorite that continues to bring people together, whether it's for a casual weeknight dinner, a special celebration, or a cultural experience in a foreign land. You May Also Like:  Top 10 Most Popular Paraguay Food That You Must Try Batista Restaurant Las Vegas – Restaurant Info, Ratings & Reviews 8 Best Bachelor Party Destinations To Visit In 2021