The reason for the return of the formerly popular planes is simple; EVA Air is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, plus trying to revive interest in travel to Japan. The Hello Kitty-fied jets will fly from Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport to Tokyo, Fukuoka and Hokkaido in Japan, plus Seoul, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Plane spotters, little girls and Hello Kitty fans are going to freak out over this no doubt, and luckily the planes hit the sky on October 31. If you're in Taiwan and anxious to hop onboard and sip your coffee from a Hello Kitty cup, served by a flight attendant wearing a gold Hello Kitty wings brooch, who earlier fluffed up your Hello Kitty pillow, then there's entire vacation packages you can book that include the flights.
We particularly like the 15,900 TWD ($530) 3-day, 2-night deal to Fukuoka's Harmony Land (flights, hotel, breakfasts and tickets to the park). Harmony Land, for the Hello Kitty uninitiated, is an amusement park of the Sanrio characters; it's Hello Kitty Disneyland! And sure, it's not cheap, but OMG you'll be flying there and back on a Hello Kitty airplane!
For those who enjoy planning their travel ahead of time, we'd recommend taking a trip from Taiwan to Japan in the spring, during prime cherry blossom blooming season. That way, there'll barely be a second when you won't be surrounded by cute, pink things.
[Images: EVA Air]