Just landed in Taiwan earlier this morning (Taiwan time).
Anyway, first class was amazing! As expected, the seats can become beds, the food had an exquisite selection, and the mini-bar’s choices were quite high-end.
As promised, I’m going to include many photos in this post!
To start off, I’d like to talk about the seats a little. Every passenger is given a “booth”, which includes a giant 20″ (ish) screen and a seat-bed. The controls to the seat adjustment was on this fancy touch screen beside the arm rest. When extended and laid flat to become a bed, I can guarantee that it comfortably accommodate people up to 6’2. However, leg room is rather limited, so it feels like lying on something smaller than a twin-sized bed. On the other hand, the seat has quite a bit of cushioning, so it’s rather comfortable.
As you can see, there’s a rather large 20″ screen. The screen, as with even the economy seats, is also touch-enabled. Since the plane is a Boeing 777, the technology is quite new, and the screen is no less responsive than probably an iPhone 4. The controller for the screen is also a touch screen, roughly the size of an iPhone 6 Plus. Again, pretty responsive, but I don’t understand what’s really the point of a touch screen controller when everything on the screen is also touch-enabled and easy to find.
In regards to the entertainment system itself…holy….I’m appalled by how technology has improved in only a few years. Basically, the 777’s system allows for connection of USB-related devices such as USB sticks or even a phone to play files directly on the screen. The file types it can handle is still a mystery to me, but I’m sure it has the basic codecs. Also, the games are quite intuitive and the media library is a huge step up from former entertainment systems. In addition, they even allow cross-seat chatting via their built-in chat system. Typing was a little annoying, but it’s just a cool gimmick.
For those of you who follow my Twitter, I’m sure you guys are aware that I was tweeting while in-flight. The new 777 offers WiFi, in cooperation with T-mobile. The pricing is a little steep if all you’re going to do is send a few emails or whatever, but at $22 USD for 24 hrs access with no data limit, there’s actually a lot you can get out of it. For instance, I was able to video chat with my girlfriend continuously with barely any lag and with good quality. Also, I was able to load videos on Crunchyroll without having to pause to buffer. Simply amazing.
That’s right. The dinner course was steak and cheese-potatoes (I forgot what they’re called). Not the best in the world, but better than a cheap $12 steak from Denny’s. #Worth. There was also this appetizer soup…which I don’t know the name of it either, but it was pretty much chicken broth. After the meal, I got a Hagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream.
As for the breakfast, it was omelette and potatoes. Not bad, but the offered yogurt was pretty disappointing. Regardless, I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy the breakfast, I was saving my stomach for Taiwanese breakfast near my house ^^
That pretty much wraps up my experience in first class for the new Boeing 777 first class. Aside from browsing the web and enjoying the food, I was actually able to get a good sleep…for once…and lying flat too. If you guys have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter. Also, if you’re looking to book “first class” for the Boeing 777, most airlines actually offer it as “business class”, but the pricing isn’t really any different than first. This is due to the Boeing 777 offering classes of business, premium economy, and economy. Alternatively, the older Boeing 747 offers first, business, and economy!
See y’all tomorrow!