Flight Review: EVA Air BR226 Premium Economy SIN – TPE

Eva Air Hello Kitty
Eva Air Hello Kitty

EVA Air’s premium economy (PE) class seats are spacious and comfortable, with plenty of legroom and recline. The airline also provides a range of premium amenities, including noise-cancelling headphones, a dedicated check-in counter, and priority boarding.

I know the airline industry faces a balancing act between maximizing profits and providing passenger comfort, while also not forgetting that real-estate is the most important and expensive commodity when flying. As such, airlines go to great lengths to balance the need for comfort and luxury offerings with the need to maximize profits. However, the use of cheapskate paper cups in PE is not the way to go and made the experience feels cheap.

The 777-300ER aircraft operated by EVA Air between Singapore and Taipei has 64 premium economy seats with a seat pitch of 38 inches. A seat pitch of 38 inches is considered a standard size on most premium economy airlines. For comparison, Japan Airlines (JAL) offers one of the widest seat pitches at 42 inches. On the other hand, Air Asia has one of the smallest economy class seat pitches at just 29 inches.

I cannot remember what I ordered for lunch, but knowing that I was flying out from the best airport in the world, the catering was the least of my worries.