For real life pictures and review of the Sky Lounge, please refer to our Premium Business Class trip report onboard the new 777-300ER as CI006 from Taipei to Los Angeles.
For all >talkairlines posts regarding the China Airlines 777, please refer to this page.
BY Kai-Chin Shih/ 23 AUGUST 2014/ TOKYOJAPAN/ talkairlines.wordpress.com
In less than a month, B-18051, the newest member of the China Airlines fleet and the first 777 for the Taiwanese flag carrier, will be delivered. As more information rolls in, >talkairlines has decided to publish a post dedicated to “Sky Lounge”, a facility exclusive for Business Class passengers on the aircraft type.
Sky Lounge is a self-serve bar and social area located in the first galley of the China Airlines 777. During in-flight, passengers can choose to walk up to the lounge to enjoy food and drinks while chatting with other passengers. The bar is divided into three sections. From left to right: tea area, alcohol area and coffee area. The tea area provides tea, green bean cake, nuts, and other Taiwanese traditional tea snacks; the alcohol area provides cocktails, bar snacks, and cup noodles; the coffee area provides coffee from coffee capsules and locally grown coffee beans along with pastries. Together, the three sections blend the cultures of the East and the West to provide passengers with an exceptional traveling experience.
The two sides of Sky Lounge are bookshelves, on which monthly selection of publications, in both Chinese and English, are placed. Since the new Business Class was designed to give customers a sense of being in their very own study room, providing books is one of the key elements to creating the atmosphere. Persimmon grain textures and lamps are also used to further enhance the experience.
Other than the beautifully designed Sky Lounge and the comfortable lie-flat seats, Business Class will also provide passengers with elegant amenity kits along with pillows and blankets made from carefully selected materials. The new amenity kits includes cosmetic products, anti-static combs and knitted blankets. The cosmetics will be made by Acca Kappa. With over 130 years of history, the Italian brand is one of the most renowned luxury goods companies in the world. Velvet-covered pillows along with mustard-purple bi-colour fleece blankets will be placed on each and every seat to maximise the comfort for flyers.
The countdown to the first China Airlines 777 delivery has already begun. Now, with most information, including that of the seat products, entertainment systems and cabin services, released, the only pieces left in the puzzle are the revealing of the actual aircraft and the new uniforms. Though not yet publicised, the uniforms are designed to match the interiors of the new 777. The new design will provide flyers with an uniformed experience while experiencing the next generation China Airlines. >talkairlines is anticipating this wonderful change coming to the airline and can’t wait to experience the new seats when the aircraft type starts flying the Taipei – Los Angeles route in December this year.