Taiwanese carrier EVA Air serves cities throughout Asia from its hub in Taipei, as well as a number of destinations in North America and Europe. One of its most popular long-haul routes is its daily flight between Taipei and London, which stops in Bangkok.
This is a review of EVA Air’s Royal Laurel, or business-class, daytime flight from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to London Heathrow Terminal 2, aboard a Boeing B777-300ER aircraft.
In Bangkok, I was attended to immediately at EVA’s Royal Laurel check-in counter and provided with a pass to use the Fast Track facilities at Suvarnabhumi Airport. These perks seem particularly indispensable in Bangkok, where diabolical traffic can often cause delays en route to the airport and the capital’s popularity means standard airport queues can be significant.
Looking somewhat like a converted nightclub, the EVA Air lounge is decorated with curious light installations and swirl-pattern carpets. Facilities include two sleeping pods, showers and an office area.