EVA Air accepted as future Star Alliance member

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  1. Valentine

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    http://www.evaair.com/html/b2c/english/eva/news/2012/EVAAir_News_StarAlliance_en

    Looks like we'll have more routing choices in Asia soon! :)
     
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  2. SK2868
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    About time! I've waited a while for this... :)
     
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    Great news, Eva Air is a wonderful airline!:)
     
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  4. Whendoublewidesfly

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    From my blog

    EVA airlines the airlines that brought us the gaudy Hello Kitty Jet has been busy Behind the scenes. Taiwan’s second largest 4-star airline has been negotiating with alliances trying to ink a deal allowing EVA to expand its global reach beyond its . Ever since China Airlines, joined the Skyteam on February 2, 2012, EVA has been feeling even more pressure to join a global alliance. EVA is more than ready to expand their airline further than the current 60 destinations they currently offer. Eva air has had a growing relationship with Air China since regular cross-straits began in July 2008, so Star Alliance seemed like a perfect fit for them.
    When Eva Air joins the largest air alliance in mid-2013, the Star Alliance will have grown to 30 members, including 7 in the Asia-Pacific region. Eva will join ANA, Air China, Asiana, Singapore, Thai airlines, and by Eva's joining date, Shenzhen airlines should also be a Star Alliance member. EVA acceptance in the Star Alliance will give more dominance to this ever growing alliance with seven airlines flying under one alliance vs SkyTeam's Five (Korean, China Southern, China Eastern, Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines and Garurda-future member) or OneWorld's Three (Cathay, Malaysia, JAL). However per passenger traffic by volume, SkyTeam includes 3 of the 10 largest airlines in Asia (China Southern and Easter hold the number are the 1st and 2nd largest), OneWorld 2 of10 (JAL and CX), and Star Alliance 2/ of 10 (Air China and ANA)- thx wikipedia.
    Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance said "EVA Air is a very good fit for Star Alliance as the airline will add many new routes to our global network, with a specific focus on the growing Far East aviation market. This will increase the choice for our customers and is in line with our mission of being the leading global airline alliance for the international traveler." However I would like to point out, that although EVA adds new "direct routes" to the Star Alliance network, many are overlapping with airlines that already fly to and from Twain. EVA air will only add two new destinations to the ever changing and growing Star Alliance network, Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Surabaya in Indonesia, both airports currently serves by the Skyteam and OneWorld Alliance.
    To help EVA Air with the growing pains that occur when joining an Alliance, Air China, the only other Chinese speaking airline, will help EVA in the process of meeting all Star Alliance standards.
    Although I have never flown EVA, overall I've heard great things from my Taiwanese friends that have flown EVA from SEA to TPE. In addition, I think this will be another good option for a use of United Miles for people traveling to/from Asia and within Asia, or Membership Rewards points redemption through Aeroplan or ANA. Continental had a partnership with EVA, but due to the merger with United this agreement was discontinued. I am sure former Continental flyers will look forward to the ability to earn and redeem miles again on EVA next year.
     
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  5. misterbwong

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    This is good news for those of us that like to visit Taiwan since it will allow non-stops to TPE on *A. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. harvson3

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    Hooray! SUB and non-BKK/SIN routes to PNH, CGK, and KUL!
     
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    This is truly good news. EVA is an excellent airline. Now I wish they would return to Hawaii!
     
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    Great news indeed!:)
     
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    Can't wait to be able to include BR in those RTW and circle fares! :)
     
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    Great news!!!! The Eva FF plan was pretty useless for me. It just kept expiring too quick for me since Taiwan was not my principle destination anymore.
     
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    Does EVA have 2 or 3 classes of service....??
     
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    They have 4 classes methinks, including Elite Class
     
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    Excellent... Another *A option for me to try... :D.
     
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    Nah... I'd take CX any day.. :D
     
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    Can't have your cake and eat it buddy but I'd rather have CX over EVA too as well :D.
     
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    They have only three: J (Premium Laurel), Y+ (Elite), Y (Economy). :) It's been a while since they last had F. I took it in 2005 LAX-TPE and back. It was also the last time I flew with them. :p
     
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    First time 1997, last time 1997.. :p
     
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    Great news!

    Flew them many years ago, EWR-(ANC)-TPE-CGK and SIN-TPE-(ANC)-EWR in Y. From what I remembered the flights were decent and I was well fed and well rested. Also after landing, the FAs would bow down in front of the pax and the pax would then clap in appreciation.
     
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    Yes, but their hard product needs to be heavily upgraded...
     
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    Their F seats weren't even flat to begin with when I took it back then. But service and meals were quite descent.
     
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    I've heard about their marvelous hospitality.. So, luckily its only the hard product then that needs the major upgrade..
     
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    Happy and curious abou this airline as I never flew it. I believe it is time to give it a try - still I find the classes naming quite confusing. After I read Monocle magazine guide to Taipei I would like to visit!
     
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    I hope the SFO lounge will be designated a *G lounge.
     
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    I flew the J class of the hello kitty jet earlier this year. The onboard product and service were excellent. BR's lounges at TPE offer more hot food options than SQ's at TPE. I look forward to flying their regional routes, but not the long-hauls until the J seats can become 180 degree flat beds.
     
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    EVA Hello Kitty.jpg The often mentioned EVA Hello Kitty plane at TPE this morning:
     
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