On August the 8th, the date for Father’s Day in Taiwan, EVA Air is planning to operate a special flight with one of its Hello Kitty liveried jets. The celebratory flight will take off from Taipei Taoyuan Airport and land 2 hours and 45 minutes later at, well, Taipei Taoyuan Airport.
The desire to just get on a plane and go has certainly grabbed many of us during the past few months. The freedom to book any ticket, finances permitting, and find ourselves in another country with different sights, smells, and tastes within a few hours is something we no longer take for granted.
For some, the getting-on-the-plane part of the journey is a necessary evil to get to where they are going. For others, it is as much a part of the excitement as the destination. Star-Alliance member EVA Air is betting that at least some of its customers belong to the latter category.
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Hello Kitty on a tour of Taiwan
EVA Air’s flight BR5288 (which sounds similar to “I love you dad” in Mandarin) to nowhere will be operated by one of its special Hello Kitty A330-300s. It will take off from Taipei at 10:30 local time and first head East towards Japan.
The flight will pass by the small island of Guishan and then turn South, along Taiwan’s eastern coastline. It