This is quite possibly the most exciting news, since, well, Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s last night.
EVA Air joined the Star Alliance in June which was pretty exciting news, since they have a spectacular business class product on much of their longhaul fleet and tons of award availability as well.
But arguably the most exciting thing about EVA Air are their “Hello Kitty” flights, which presently only operate on select intra-Asia routes operated by A330s. I mean, everything about these flights is Hello Kitty, down to the toilet paper (no joke). Here’s a short CNN segment about the service:
It looks like EVA Air will be bringing us some Kitty love in the US, because as of September 18 they’ll be launching Hello Kitty service on one of their 777-300ERs flying to Los Angeles. Via Taiwan News:
EVA Airways, Taiwan’s second-largest carrier, said Monday that its new plane decorated with the popular Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty will debut Sept. 18 serving travelers bound for Los Angeles. Unlike the previous five Hello Kitty places, which were all Airbus A330s, the launch marks the first Boeing 777-300ER plane featuring the cartoon cat.
Now, it’s not entirely clear to me how frequent the service will be. A single 777-300ER can’t fly roundtrip between Los Angeles and Taipei daily, so I’m not sure whether the service will be every other day or whether they plan on having more than one Hello Kitty 777-300ER. I hope they publish the schedule soon, because I’d certainly plan my next flight to Asia around the service.
I realize this is a pipe dream, but could you imagine if they had a Hello Kitty branded Rimowa amenity kit? I don’t know what I’d do with myself…
(Tip of the hat to Kevin)