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This Airline Is Offering a Hello Kitty Flight to Nowhere for Father’s Day

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by Eben Diskin Aug 4, 2020

If your dad’s idea of the perfect Father’s Day is a Hello Kitty-themed flight, he’s probably a lot cooler (or at least a lot more eccentric) than most dads. However, in Taiwan, dads must be very comfortable with their inner child because to celebrate Father’s Day in Taiwan — which falls on August 8 — Taiwanese airline EVA Air is selling tickets to a flight in an aircraft with Hello Kitty livery.

If you’re wondering about the destination, well, that’s an easy one — there is none. Given travel restrictions to other nations, flying abroad presents some difficulty, so the Father’s Day flight will simply take off, fly around for three hours, and then land.

The flight will cruise toward Japan at an altitude of 25,000 feet (a little lower than usual for commercial flights), flying over Taiwan’s eastern coastline. It will pass above Guishan Island, the east coast of Hua, and then head south to Eluanbi and Xiaoliuqiu before turning around and heading back to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.

If a flight to nowhere doesn’t sound enticing, guests will also be given a special amenity kit with gifts, the chance to purchase Hello Kitty duty-free items at bargain prices, and served a seafood feast prepared by Michelin-starred chef Motokazu Nakamura.

Economy seats are selling for $180 each, while business class is going for $215 each. If you’re still not sold on the idea, the flight number (BR5288) was chosen to specifically sound like “BR I love Dad” in Chinese. If that’s not touching, we don’t know what is.

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