After a number of technical glitches forced United to suspend the ability to book EVA award space online, United promised the fix would be quick. Just one week later, EVA award space has resurfaced on united.com.
I am very anxious to fly EVA and as I mentioned already, award space remains very generous…for now. With the ability to book online restored, this space will go fast–there is no question about it. It happened when Swiss first appeared at united.com, when Turkish first appeared at united.com, and now it will assuredly happen with EVA.
EVA has been quite generous with their award space thus far and I have booked dozens of clients on EVA since they joined Star Alliance last month. Their business class product on the 777-300 has many aspects of a tri-cabin first class service and connecting in Taipei is a breeze.
In case you are curious, here is EVA’s route network.
If you are planning a trip to Asia for sometime between now and June 2014, you are well-advised to book now. There is no fuel surcharge collected on bookings via Aeroplan and of course United and US Airways (at least for now) do not levy fuel surcharges on awards. Let the Award Expert team know if you need any assistance with a booking or feel free to leave a general question in the comments section below.