• EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

    Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade. Here is EVA's Royal Laurel business class on the Airbus A330 which currently flies five times a week between Brisbane and the Tai...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • EVA reveals new Boeing 787 business class styled by BMW Designworks

    Taiwan's EVA Air is about to start flying its first Boeing 787-9, and the Dreamliner marks the debut of a new Royal Laurel business class seat for the Star Alliance member. The updated Royal Laurel Class business class seats have been styled by BMW's Designworks company, which made a deli...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 15 Comments

  • Your guide to Star Alliance business class lounges at Bangkok Airport

    Flying internationally from Bangkok with Thai Airways, or on another Star Alliance airline like Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines or Turkish Airlines? You’re spoiled for lounges at Bangkok Airport, with up to nine to choose from depending on your itinerary and Star Alliance status. Better yet,...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • Flying from Taipei? Ditch your suitcase at in-town check-in

    Booked on a flight from Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport with China Airlines or EVA Air? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in facility on the day you depart, to drop your suitcase and grab your boarding pass before venturing to the airport. It’s a nifty option to keep up ...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • Avianca LifeMiles unlocks low-cost business, first class flights

    UPDATE | A new Avianca 'buy miles' promotion is paying out up to 125% more LifeMiles until September 30, which can be redeemed for travel on Thai Airways, Air Canada and across the Star Alliance. For this promotion only, the usual 150,000 miles-per-year cap is boosted to 337,500 miles (including...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2016 25 Comments

  • EVA Air ramps up Brisbane-Taipei flights

    Star Alliance member EVA Air is boosting its flights between Brisbane and Taipei, jumping from two return flights per week to five return services. From Wednesday October 5 2016, EVA Air will serve Brisbane on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with flight BR316 pushing back a...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • Diners Club shuffles the points partnership deck

    UPDATE | Diners Club has reversed some recent changes to its credit card rewards program, with points transfers to the American Airlines AAdvantage and Starwood Preferred Guest schemes both being retained. Transfers to these programs were to be axed from Diners Club Rewards as of June 1 2016, al...

    POSTED 3 May, 2016 13 Comments

  • EVA Air now serving up Krug Grande Cuvee in business class

    IN BRIEF | EVA Air is now serving up Krug Grande Cuvée in its Royal Laurel business class. One of the kings of champagnes, Grande Cuvee is a blend of between six to ten different vintages and oak barrel-aged for at least six years. The highly-regarded Wine Spec...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2015 4 Comments

  • EVA Air boosts Brisbane-Taipei flights

    EVA Air is set to boost its Brisbane-Taipei flights over the peak travel period in the Australian summer. From December 11 2014 through to January 29 2015, the Taiwanese airline will fly from Brisbane to Taipei on Thursdays – an increase to its current Wednesday and Saturday flights. In t...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2014 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa to axe mileage purchases from Miles & More

    German airline Lufthansa is removing the ability to buy miles in its Miles & More frequent flyer program from next month. Mileage purchases put travellers within reach of award bookings when they’re short just a few points, but many savvy travellers frequently stock up on miles for mor...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines partners with EVA Air for Taipei flights

    IN BRIEF | Singapore Airlines is now running codeshare flights with Taiwan's EVA Air between Singapore and Taipei. The airlines operate three daily Singapore-Taipei return flights each day – two under SQ's banner and one from EVA – but at different times, so travellers on both airlin...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2013 2 Comments

  • EVA Air: no plans for Sydney-Taipei flights or Virgin Australia codeshare

    EVA Air president Austin Cheng has scotched rumours that the Taiwan airline will launch Sydney-Taipei flights later this year, or indeed at any time in the near future. “We currently lack that capability for that route, it depends on the aircraft” Cheng told Australian Business ...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2013 5 Comments

  • EVA Airways joins Star Alliance: what you need to know

    Taiwan's EVA Air formally enters the Star Alliance network this week, joining the likes of Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, United and Air New Zealand in the world's largest airline alliance. Travellers on EVA flights will enjoy reciprocal access to the airport lounges of its new Star sibling...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2013 11 Comments

  • EVA Airways to join Star Alliance in June

    Taiwan's EVA Airways is set to formally join the Star Alliance network next month, with June 18th tipped for the official ceremony in Taipei. EVA's entry into the world's largest airline alliance will bring with it reciprocal point sharing through EVA's Evergreen Club and the frequent flyer...

    POSTED 3 May, 2013 5 Comments

  • Qantas to end codeshare flights with Eva Air

    Qantas will end its codeshare agreement with Taipei's Eva Air from March 2013. In an advisory for travel agents, Qantas says it will "continue to offer a range of fare products servicing the Australia/Taipei market via Hong Kong and Shanghai, connecting with Cathay Pacific and Dragon A...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2012 9 Comments

  • EVA to begin Sydney-Taiwan flights in July

    IN BRIEF | Taiwan’s EVA Air will run a series of direct flights from Sydney to Taipei in July, ahead of what’s tipped to be a full-time return to Sydney. EVA abandoned Sydney in early 2006 and currently lists Brisbane as its only Australian port. There will be five round-trip Taipei...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • EVA Airways signs up to join Star Alliance today

    Taipei-based carrier EVA Airways will sign on the dotted line to join Star Alliance today. An EVA Airways spokesman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline will formally announce its membership at a joint press conference to be held with Star Alliance in Taipei this morn...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2012 4 Comments

  • China Airlines adds Brisbane-Auckland flight

    Taiwanese flag-carrier China Airlines will add a Brisbane-Auckland flight to its schedule as of January 1, 2011. The thrice-weekly service is an extension of CAL's current Taipei-Brisbane flights, using the same aircraft: an Airbus 330-300 aircraft equipped with 30 business class seats  277 ...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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