Following a delightful flight from Brisbane to Taipei aboard EVA Air’s refined 787 business class, my next flight to Sapporo was on the airline’s Airbus A330 business class product.
Having flown this particular aircraft many years ago, I went into this flight with modest expectations. However, much to my surprise and delight, EVA Air has since introduced all-new regional business class seats on their A330s.
EVA Air A330 Business Class Taipei to Sapporo – Booking
I reserved this business class flight as part of a larger booking. For a total of 65,000 Aeroplan points, I secured an itinerary from Melbourne to Brisbane in Virgin Australia business class, then onward to Taipei and ending in Sapporo in EVA Air business class.
Availability for award bookings on EVA Air is typically quite limited when planning in advance. However, opportunities to secure seats tend to show up in the final days leading up to the departure date, and it was exactly during this last-minute window that I had completed this booking.
EVA Air A330 Business Class Taipei to Sapporo – Ground Experience
With just over four hours of connecting time, I made my way to The Infinity Lounge by EVA Air. My last visit to this lounge was way back in November 2019, and it was nice to revisit a lounge that I used to frequent quite often.
This time, my visit consisted of a leisurely breakfast and catching up on some work. Given that it was fairly early in the morning, I refrained from helping myself to the lounge’s Mövenpick ice cream.
After an entirely pleasant visit, I made my way to the gate to catch my flight to Sapporo.
EVA Air A330 Business Class Taipei to Sapporo – Cabin
Officially dubbed Premium Laurel Class, this business class cabin features five rows of seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. The new seats are equipped with hard-shell designs, and deploy into an almost fully flat bed.
During my previous encounter with EVA Air’s A330 business class in December 2017, the seats were in an angled-flat configuration. Thus, I was quite surprised to discover a revamped 2-2-2 lie-flat seating arrangement upon boarding.
This particular cabin offers a stylish colour scheme, and is also employed by other airlines such as Air China, Copa Airlines, and Air Tahiti Nui. While it may not be considered industry-leading due to its limited privacy and…