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Prologue:

Last year I decided to take EVA to HKG and this segment is the first flight of my return to SFO.

I took the HK Airport Express to the airport which is the quickest and most convenient way to travel between the city and the airport.

Arriving at HKG airport.

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EVA counters.

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Of the 3 Star Alliance lounges in HKG UA is the largest one.

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Interior.

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The buffet consisted of hot and cold items salad bar noodles station and soup.

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Plane at the gate.

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Boarding commenced with group priorities respected.

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Seat pitch.

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At the beginning I sat by row 23 but when I saw that the second row was empty I asked the FA to change and she gave me her approval after boarding was completed. I sat in a window seat.

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Plane spotting during taxiing.

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Take off.

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I ordered a special meal and only VGML was available. The snack consisted of sandwiches with Chinese pickles. Bleh! One instance in which fusion food did not work.

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Cruising.

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Cabin.

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Arriving in TPE.

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I think we are using a remote parking.

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Last look at the cabin.

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I did some lounge hopping and visited the TG lounge also.

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Interior was a bit more "colorful" than UA.

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Buffet.

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========== Hong Kong Intl (HKG) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 9/10
Access and parking: 10/10
Services and activities: 9/10
General cleanliness: 10/10

========== United Club ==========



Staff Service: 9/10
Entertainment: 8/10
Business Center: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Lounge Design: 9/10
Spa and Bathroom: 8/10
Wifi: 10/10

========== EVA Air - Airline ==========



Cabine comfort: 10/10
Crew: 9/10
Entertainment: 7/10
On-time performance: 9/10
Appetizer: 0/10
Starter: 0/10
Main Meal: 3/10
Main Meal-2: 0/10
Cheese: 0/10
Desserts: 0/10
Alcohols: 0/10
Mid-flight snack: 0/10
Breakfast or light meal before arrival: 0/10

========== Taiwan Taoyuan Intl Arpt (TPE) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 8/10
Access and parking: 9/10
Services and activities: 8/10
General cleanliness: 9/10

Summary:

This was an enjoyable short flight, but catering could be improved. I believe that the rest of the passengers received some pastries and slices of cake as the regular snack.

13 Comments

  • Thomas


    Thanks Adan, very nice lounges overview. At least you get something not like BA...

    Reply
    jetsetpanda
    Hi Thomas,

    Lounge hopping is one of my weaknesses. ;)

    Thanks.
  • Emile


    Merci Adan for the YTR and for the lounges hop. Not impressed by the meal indeed.

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    jetsetpanda
    Hi Emile,

    I was expecting better catering from a 5* airline. Good thing that I ate at the lounges.

    Thanks,
  • LeColombienFR


    Good planes spotting Adan. Thanks for your TR. Always a delight.

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    jetsetpanda
    Hi Casper,

    HKG is known as a spotting paradise. Glad you liked it.

    Thanks.
  • AAFlyer


    Many thanks for all the spotting pics. I enjoyed the report.

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    jetsetpanda
    Hi AAFlyer,

    I bet you did not expect to see that AA plane in the mix. ;)

    Thanks for visiting.
  • Vendredi13


    Woof !
    Yes, it's me Icare... I destroyed it. Without any possibility to rebuild it. I am V13 now:))

    HKG lounges are interesting : with a high-standart-level when they were built. Not sure they make some progress.
    I prefer this return flight. Less "lost in translation";)
    Beautiful aerial views from airport and Hong kong during take off. you were lucky.

    Thanks for sharing, Adan, See you soon !

    Reply
    jetsetpanda
    Hi Francis,

    Change is good. ;)

    Overall the lounges @ HKG are good. For *A the SQ lounge lacks windows so no views. TG one is small and the shower is inside the WC. UA is the best for a change.

    The Oneworld lounges on the other hand are just great with the CX and QF ones.

    I guess it pays to seat by the window when you arrive or leave from HKG.

    Thanks.
  • Capoune


    Hello Adan!
    A good short flight with a light meal but better than BA ?
    Is the J cabin with recliner seats or the same as in y cabin?
    Very nice lounge reports!
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Bye.

    Reply
    jetsetpanda
    Hi Seb,

    Any free food is better than paid I guess. ;)

    J cabin on this A321 consists of 2 rows with 8 seats in total and they are bigger recliner seats.

    Always enjoy visiting the lounges @ HKG. I'm known for lounge hopping at another site and someone there called one of my reports a "lounge FR" :P

    Thanks.

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