Our flight from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur was upgraded from economy to business class using mileage. The requirement for the upgrade is only 15,000 miles each ticket, just because EVA Air is using A330-200 to fly that route which doesn’t have the Elite/Evergreen Deluxe class.
The main reason I used the miles for the upgrade was because we would be able to use the EVA Air lounge at Taipei Airport during our transit. The transit time usually is around 3 to 3.5 hours. It would be more comfortable to be waiting at the lounge rather than hanging in the other area at the airport.
The interior design of the lounge is very soothing to the eyes. They even have a color show whereby the lighting changes colors. I didn’t notice it until my son told me.
When we arrived, it was still early and not too many people were inside. We left our carry on bags at the corner table and headed out to hunt for breakfast food.
This is the view from our table looking towards the entrance. To the left of the picture is the buffet area.
Brandon got a box of milk, some bacon, shrimp dumplings, tofu and a toast with butter.
Here you see the condiments for rice porridge. Chicken floss, different types of pickled radish, salted egg, and dried tofu curd.
At the other corner, there are different machines for drinks – coffee tea, and alcohol too!
Not too early for alcohol. But this is not for me. I don’t drink. It is a good idea to get yourself a few drinks before your flight. Just make sure you are not too drunk and miss your next flight.
Here are the hot dishes. They have stir-fried vermicelli noodle, vegetables, tofu stew, bacon, a few dimsum items, steamed glutinous rice and dumpling.
Mister Donut for breakfast?? I tried it but nothing special.
Assorted jams for your bread, toast or croissants. They also have an ice-cream bar, a dessert bar, salad bar and a fridge with beer as well as juice and other drinks.
We rested and ate almost continuously for 2 hours and left the lounge 10 minutes before 9am for our flight at 9:40am.