Taiwan's China Airlines has joined the trend towards putting international-style flatbed business class seats into single-aisle jets.
In this case, the jet is the Airbus A321neo, with the SkyTeam member taking delivery of the first of 25 A321neo aircraft today.
And all 12 seats in the business class cabin fold out into fully lie-flat beds, although their 2-2 layout will still mean passengers will need to step over (or be stepped over by) their seatmate.
The paired seats are fitted with "adjustable extra-height partitions for privacy and reduced contact" with neighbouring travellers, the airline says...
... while the 15.6" HD screen can be controlled by the passenger's own smartphone and the audio beamed over Bluetooth to their own wireless headphones or earbuds.
Even the lavatories sport contactless, sensor-activated taps "to reduce the risk of cross-infection", with China Airlines eager to stress how its new fleet "emphasises contactless service and enhanced epidemic prevention measures."
Behind business class are 168 economy class seats, ranked in the familiar 3-3 pattern...
... yet even here there's some smart traveller-friendly thinking, such as seatback pouches for stowing tablets and smartphones, plus a handy holder for your USB cords (when they're not plugged into the USB-A socket just beneath the 13.3" HD screen).
Every passenger on board the A321neo can tap into high-speed WiFi, with free text messaging on popular platforms including Apple iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber and Line.
China Airlines' Airbus A321neo jets will replace the airline's Boeing 737-800s as regional workhorses, and will certainly help level the field against arch-rival EVA Airways and startup challenger Starlux, both of which have also parked the popular A321 in their hangars.