Flying Fukuoka to Taipei with Eva Air

My trip home for the summer involved a layover at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. I flew there from Fukuoka Airport, so it only took about an hour. It didn’t take me long to figure out that something about this flight was a bit different from usual, though.

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The tickets are like collector’s items! @_@

There was to be more Hello Kitty to come, but I didn’t even have to wait, as I boarded the Hello Kitty plane…

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Everything was Hello Kitty. The television screens on were playing an introductory Hello Kitty promo video of Hello Kitty, her family and friends riding over famous world landmarks; the food and ALL the packaging of EVERYTHING, including the headphones, the Sky Store magazine, and even the flight pillows…

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Awww.

I was on the two-seat part of the plane on the left by the window, and ended up having a nice conversation with a guy from Canada. We were both amazed at the sheer amount of Hello Kitty everywhere, but nothing so much as the meal:

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You don’t “order” this lunch, either–you could choose either pork or chicken, I think, but EVERYONE gets Hello Kitty.

If you take a close look, you can start to see just how much Hello Kitty is in this picture. The ice cream cup, the (fish cake?) in the meat and peas, the plastic utensils, the packaging for the wet napkin (as well as the toothpick and floss), the carrot bow on the rice, and the place napkin underneath it all. You can’t see it in the picture, but the cup at the top right was Hello Kitty as well.

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I think this cup sums up my flight experience.

Every time you opened up a Hello Kitty package, you would discover more Hello Kitty hiding inside…

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My Hello Kitty ice cream cup and spoon.
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Hello Kitty safety instructions! Note attention to detail on the Hello Kitty ears and bow. Oh, and Hello Kitty in front of a flower shop on the screen behind.

This wasn’t everything, but it will give you an idea. The long flight from Taiwan to San Francisco didn’t have quite as much Hello Kitty, although it was still enjoyable. It was one of the most delightful short flights I have ever been on.

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