EVA Air’s New Flat-Bed Business Class Seats
For the effortless travel of the discerning high-flyers, world’s most luxurious airlines keeps on offering the best possible in-flight luxuries, comfort, well equipped individual suites and entertainment. Out of all the luxe-features offered in the airlines, travelers generally gets lured by the comfortable fully flat seats. Over the times, we have seen the best fully flat seats on business class flights offered by Lufthansa and recently, the Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class cabin that offers the longest full flat bed for its discerning high flyers. Now, the lovers of comfortable flat beds in business class will be happy to know that the Taipei based EVA Air is now launching its all new comfortable flat-bed business class seats, the ‘Royal Laurel’ on nearly all the aircrafts that flies to the United States.
The planes flying the long New York-Taipei route will be the first among the other aircrafts to get upgraded, for which the process will begin on June 2nd. And, by the end of August, all of the aircrafts flying to and fro from New York will get equipped with the new flat-bed seats. However, Los Angeles will see flat beds in its Taipei-bound airplanes a little late, by the end of this year and San Francisco will follow next year. As per the up-gradation plan by EVA Air, Seattle remains as the lone domestic destination which will continue to have the old seats for the foreseeable future.
As described, the seats will be in the ‘reverse herringbone’ arrangement, which means they angle away from the aisle slightly, providing better views out the window and easier conversations with those sitting in the middle. These new seats have a 180-degree recline and it measures 2 meters long and 65cm across, which is more than 15cm wider than the previous seats to be phased out.
Also, some of the notable features include a shoe cabinet, separate cocktail and dining table, retractable armrest, power outlet and dining table along with Bulgari amenities and noise cancelling headsets. Reportedly, these flat-bed seats seem to be similar to the seats that US Airways flies today on its A330 aircraft.