EVA AIR ECONOMY ELITE-LOUNGE ACCESS?

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Feb 7th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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EVA AIR ECONOMY ELITE-LOUNGE ACCESS?

I'm leaving for Indonesia in a few weeks, going on EVA Air, economy elite ticket. I recall about 8 years ago when flying economy elite, i had access to the Eva lounge at the airport. Does anyone know if this is still the case or only reserved for business and premium? does it depend on the airport? Thanks!
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Feb 7th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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No lounge use for Elite/Evergreen Deluxe class.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Darn! but thanks for the info.
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Feb 7th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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If you have a Diner's Club credit card you can get EVA lounge access at the Taipei airport. Cardholder is free, companion incurs a small charge.

As an alternative, there is a "pay" lounge just down the hall from the EVA lounge. The lounges are upstairs from the main passenger waiting areas and duty-free shops.

Eva's Deluxe Economy, now renamed Elite on the 777s, is a wonderful product for the long flites to Asia. I keep my DC card (which is now co-branded with MasterCard) just to get lounge access in TPE.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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hi Dianne,
I don't have a Diner's Club credit card...can you tell me the annual fee for the card? hmm, maybe i'll try to apply for one before my trip.
Thanks!
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Feb 8th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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$95 for basic US card.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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Dianne47, how much do you pay to get into the "pay" lounge in Taipei?

We normally fly EVA and did not know of this. Having this lounge to go to will be great for the 4 hour layover back to the US from Asia.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 08:42 PM
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If you have a DinersClub card, you area allowed to get in to the EVA lounge for free with a EVA boarding pass. Information is on DinersClub's website. Guest costs 800NTD.

There are other lounges around the world (not that many) that have similar benefits.

In the US, they are the the Club America lounges at MIA, and NW's lounge at EWR Terminal B, which is the terminal that BR uses there.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 08:43 PM
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In case there's some confusion, BR = EVA.
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Feb 10th, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Thanks Rkkwan!

On the website, it says you can pay for guests as well. So if my DH and I have a Diners card each, can we bring our 2 kids in? 1 guest for each card carrier?
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Feb 10th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Martinan - I have no personal experience. I hope Dianne47 has more info on that.
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Oct 18th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Can I show my Diner's card at the Taipei International airport while traveling on an economy ticket and gain access to the EVA Air lounge?.....for free?......and take more than one guest?....and for what price for each guest?......

Also..... what other EVA Air lounges in Asia can I gain access to the lounges in the same way?.....

Thanks in advance for any update on information.....

Also..... a final question, is there a specific type of Diner's card that is needed?.....
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Oct 19th, 2008, 11:01 PM
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That's good to know about the Diner's Club MC. Otherwise, it's been a difficult card to use in Asia. I've had to argue on numerous occassions that it is a Master Card, not a Diner's Club card. Diner's Club isn't widely accepted and the clerks always get hung up when the see the DC logo.
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Mar 5th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Update. At the Taipei International Airport, there is a pay lounge as Dianne mentioned. It is called THE MORE LOUNGE.

We used it in December for one leg of our trip to Asia when I traveled alone with the children. It cost about $52 for the three of us. To me it was worth it as I just wanted a contained area for the kids after a long flight from Newark.
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