Prologue:Hello and welcome to the last segment of the SFO-HKG series on BR.
After arriving from HKG I spent some time at the Star Lounge in TPE.
Staircase to the BR lounge area.
The entrance leads to two lounges - The Infinity on the right and The Star on the left.
Robot in the lobby.
The reception was friendly and warm. As a Star Alliance Gold member I was directed to The Star.
I decided to take a shower upon entering. The shower was not impressive but functional.
The lounge was comfortable but rather old fashioned and utilitarian.
Boarding was on time and orderly.
The J cabin.
There was a pillow blanket and bottle of water on each seat.
Earphone and slippers were in the seat pockets. This time the amenity kit was distributed after take off.
Furla kit given after take off.
Cold packaged towel.
"Evergreen Special" cocktail.
Fish fillet in cream sauce with spaghetti.
Duck and shrimp with candied orange.
Ice cream for dessert.
Snacks after meal service.
Second meal service. I had the seafood with pumpkin cream sauce with pasta.
Chicken ham with cheese.
Panna cotta with chia seeds.
Candy before landing.
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========== EVA Air Lounge ==========
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Summary:The Star lounge is a bit old fashioned and is more functional than stylish. Catering was fine but nothing to impress.
i enjoyed flying BR Premium Economy and appreciate that there are two WC's dedicated for this cabin. The seats could be more comfortable with the installation of leg rests. Catering can also be improved with ceramic plates and glasses.
Crew is professional and efficient.