Kawaii Overload: EVA Airways Hello Kitty Jet x 2, Business Class

it’s been an #avgeek dream of mine to ride the an EVA Airways Hello Kitty Jet, and when the opportunity came to go on back-to-back Hello Kitty Jets — in business — i couldn’t resist. i flew LAX-TPE in Royal Laurel class, and then TPE-ICN in Premium Laurel. i previously wrote about Royal Laurel, so i won’t repeat what i said there; i’ll just give you ALL THE HELLO KITTEH.

for those that are unfamiliar, the airline runs Hello Kitty-themed flights, where everything from the plane to the aprons the flight attendants wear to the toilet paper is themed. hold on to your hats (and bows), the kawaii starts now. oh and yes, i did wear my Hello Kitty Vans for this special occasion!

(as always, more pictures (of more ways they fit in Hello Kitty) on flickr!)

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The check-in area at LAX.

There are special lines for the Hello Kitty flight.

I saw the fragile tag and asked the agent if I could have one — she threw in a sticker as well! SO CUTE.

Love love love the boarding pass stock.

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The “Hello Kitty with Sanrio Family” plane

The Sanrio Family-themed Royal Laurel pillow. I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t include Pekkle (my favorite Sanrio character) but oh well.

Of course they theme their safety card as well.

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The duck entree. I get the impression the economy meal is a bit more themed 🙁

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The cups in the bathroom.

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I wasn’t kidding about the toilet paper. (From which I made a scarf.)

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In addition to the fall-themed menu, there are fall-themed coasters and cocktail napkins.

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The special Hello Kitty check-in area at Taipei International Airport. It’s located on the back wall of Terminal 2.

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The Hello Kitty kiosk. OMG SO CUTE.

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Half of the check-in area.

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Panorama of Gate C3.

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Me and my friend.

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They hand out special Hello Kitty Passports at the gate; you can stamp it with your destination. Collect them all!

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SO CUTE.

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Premium Laurel service (to Seoul) decked out in Hello Kitty.

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THAT PILLOW.

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Royal Laurel had the regular Cymbopogon stuff by Harnn, but the plane to Seoul had Hello Kitty-themed products in the lavatory! Hand sanitizer, lotion, eau de toilette, and facial spray. They’re all melon-scented.

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Dessert on the flight to Seoul.

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Of course I have to end in a Hello Kitty-themed selfie.

if you are a Hello Kitty fan you probably already know about these flights. the next time your travels take you to Asia, check the Hello Kitty flight routes (only certain flight numbers) and see if one works out for you! (keep in mind the LA service only operates as Hello Kitty on certain days.)

7 Comments on "Kawaii Overload: EVA Airways Hello Kitty Jet x 2, Business Class"

  1. As an adult, I’d be embarrassed to set foot on such a plane, let alone blog about such juvenile nonesense.

  2. I’d like to go to Asia (Hong Kong and japan) in summer 2015 with my family of 4. Can u let me know what the best miles/points are that transfer to Eva air and how many I would need for all of us to fly in premium or royal class. Thx so much!!

    • hi kadence! unfortunately i’m not too in the know about the various point options but i used United miles. if you book before february 1, you can go one way for 60,000 miles; if you book after, it’s 80,000 miles to use a partner airline. remember that united doesn’t charge fuel surcharges, so your taxes and fees will be minimal. i paid $84.50 for this itinerary: SFO-LAX-TPE-ICN-SIN-RGN-NRT-SFO. (i’m staying in singapore for a couple days and then going to myanmar/burma for a couple days — the Hello Kitty flights were just a good way to get there 😉 ). i don’t think anything transfers directly to EVA, but you should be able to book tickets via a Star Alliance partner. just keep in mind many of them may tack on a fuel surcharge.

      do any other readers have any suggestions here? thanks!

    • i just saw this post regarding redeeming membership rewards on aeroplan for travel to asia, including EVA. hope this helps! //boardingarea.com/onemileatatime/2013/11/26/redeem-aeroplan-miles-for-travel-to-asia-without-fuel-surcharges/

  3. Miles, Points, and Mai Tais | November 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Reply

    So awesome! Hello Kitty + Din Tai Fung. I need to get myself to TPE immediately!

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