POP post: EVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN

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EVA Royal Laurel Business Class

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POP post: EVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN

Let’s be honest. Sometimes you don’t want to read a whole review. So we’ve created a new series called POP post: Pictures Only Post. Posts in this series will feature the product, minimal description, and focus on 5-10 Pics.  A more detailed review will come in the following week or two, but here’s a quick introduction to an absolutely FLAWLESS EVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER flight from Taipei to Saigon.

I used 27,500 Singapore Krisflyer Miles and roughly $30. I got a little pushback when I wrote the article about Singapore Airlines having a sweet spot for Intra-Asia redemptions. After flying this product…I think it’s an outstanding use of points. I’ll write about this in further detail, but I was SERIOUSLY Impressed.

It’s a handsome cabin


Miles LOVED it.

Great WifiEVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN

Le Grandd Dame…yes, pleaseEVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN


The service and attention to detail was exception. I will hold this amongst the best service I’ve ever had on an airline. EVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN

EVA Royal Laurel Business Class 777-300ER TPE-SGN

Flying EVA for only 3 hours wasn’t enough. I’m now looking for excuses to fly them long haul. It was phenom.

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  • Leo January 4, 2017

    Looking forward to the full review.

    • Miles January 4, 2017

      Thanks Leo – you rock!

  • George January 4, 2017

    Hey Miles!

    Your reviews and posts are really nice to read! 🙂
    Keep ’em coming!

    • Miles January 4, 2017

      George – you’re stellar! Thanks for reading and the support!!

  • ro January 4, 2017

    Does EVA still hand out Rimowa amenity kits? I’ve been looking to fly EVA’s Royal Laurel business class when I head out to SE Asia and can’t wait for more details about your trip!

    • Miles January 28, 2017

      Ro – They do on the long haul, but mine was just intra-asia. Thanks for reading!!

  • Rick January 4, 2017

    Noticed from the screenshot the very distinct layout of Total Wines & More’s website. This monkey sure knows what’s up! That is THE reference for rock bottom retail prices.

    • Miles January 4, 2017

      Rick – haha i googled and that was the first thing that popped up…good spot?

  • Dave January 4, 2017

    just got back from TPE-IAH RT, excellent experience, krug, pajama, multi-course meal, padding for bed. should be above your standard J class.

    • Miles January 4, 2017

      Dave – sounds incred. I wanna fly it on a longer flight to score the krug, pjs, and rimowa kit. Was phenom even for 3 hours

  • Dotti Cahill January 4, 2017

    Sounds wow let us know of longer n better deals

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