Me Again!! Which EVA flight to choose?

Jan 14th, 2005, 06:29 AM
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Me Again!! Which EVA flight to choose?

Me again, everyone is so great here.

EVA Air has two flights departing LAX basically at the same time 11:30pm or 11:55pm and arriving at 5:50am or 6:15am.

Is the later flight less full or should we pick the 11:30pm to beat the 11:55pm flight through customs? Your thoughts please.

We will be arriving on a NWA flight from Detroit at 6:58pm.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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Hello, again. I can't really help with the the flights as I am from the UK BUT I was just "intrigued" (read: nosy) about what plans you have firmed up now. Willing to tell?
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Jan 14th, 2005, 06:53 AM
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Sure-
Flying NWA to Detroit (Spirit is half the price but the schedule doesn't work) and then EVA to BKK. Going to get the Thai Airways Pass for our intra-Thailand flights.

Hotels:
Priceline (hopefully) Five Star/River for our first BKK stay
Four Seasons Chiang Mai (we are going to be in CM for 3.5 days, added an extra one)
Phuket-doing Priceline hopefully JW Marriott-I know it was too early, but I already bid $65 and got rejected
Last part in BKK staying at the Penn.

Etc:
Using Ratt for one full day in BKK.
Hoping maybe to do a day-trip to Phi Phi depending on its situation

That's as far as I have gotten so far! Seriously, this trip would never happen without everyone on the Fodor's board.

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Jan 14th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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I've been looking at precisionresrvations.com today for a trip in June and they look like they have really competitive hotel rates (though I haven't used them before so couldn't recommend them at this stage). Might be worth checking them out. For example, at the Shangri la in BKK, the SL's golden circle member rate for a deluxe balcony riverview room (which is supposed to be significantly discounted) in June is $238 double occupancy inc taxes, but on precision reservations the price for the same room is $169 inc!! Too good to be true maybe but it looks reputable...And this is a mid-range room.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 10:20 AM
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i think one of those flights may be operated by another airline???? using code share
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Jan 14th, 2005, 10:53 AM
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No, all are EVA-operated 747-400 flights. The 11:55pm is the daily one; on three days a week, you also get a 11:30pm, while on the four other days, you get a 3:30pm departure.

Don't know which one may be less full. But equipment and service should be the same.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 11:04 AM
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If equipment and service are the same I would take the earlier flight. It's always my preference not to take the last flight of the day because if something goes wrong there are no other options.

Perhaps others have a different take but that's my 2 cents!
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Jan 15th, 2005, 06:20 PM
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The 11:30pm flight with EVA probably stops over in Taipei, Taiwan first.
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Jan 16th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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EVA flights all stop in Taipei. They're a Taiwanese airline.
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