Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners from October 2019 – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade.
As of October 8, according to the Star Alliance member's schedule, those BR315/BR316 flights will shift from an Airbus A330 to the Boeing 787-10, which is crowned by 26 Royal Laurel business class seats styled by BMW's Designworks company.
We're talking a modern 1-2-1 layout which makes the most of the Dreamliner's spacious cabin, while the seats themselves convert into fully lie-flat beds.
There's also ample personal space around the seat, which is based on the same Thompson Vantage XL design as the Qantas Business Suite.
BMW Designworks made a deliberate decision to step away from conventional aircraft design and rethink the seats and the overall business class cabin based on more fundamental concepts of space.
Each seat is a comfortable 23 inches (58.4 cm) wide, reclining into a fully flat bed of 76 inches (193cm).
Premium passenger-friendly touches include adjustable privacy panels between the paired middle seats.
The seats put an emphasis on storage, including generous built-in storage cabinets.
There's also a wide seat-side shelf plus an extra-large tray table for working inflight.
While EVA Air's overall Boeing 787-10 business class colour scheme is muted, LED lighting provide hints of colour throughout the flight.
At Taipei, business class travellers can enjoy EVA Air's flagship Infinity lounge, where a funky design frames the usual amenities for working, dining and relaxing, including themed shower rooms for something different.