On my last teenage year, I decided to make a small bucketlist on what I wanted to achieve before I officially bid farewell to my “teenhood” next year. For a fact that I am one avid Hello Kitty fan, and EVA Airlines offering Hello Kitty jets from France, I decided to take my shot in flying their jets going home. Since the time EVA Air released their special Hello Kitty jets (about 6 years ago if I’m not mistaken), I promised myself to ride at least one before I turn twenty. Thrilled would be an understatement for the eleven-year-old screaming in excitement not just because she was flying back home but because she would be flying with her favorite Sanrio character.
Honestly, at first, I was scared that maybe at the last minute it wouldn’t be a Hello Kitty jet. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the check in counter screens that flashed Hello Kitty; so were my tickets (France to Taipei; Taipei to Manila as well as the Eva Air Lounge Passes) that printed Hello Kitty all over it. It’s got “cute” written all over it. I was not able to stay much in the lounge since immigration lines ate up so much of my time to relax.
Prior to booking my ticket, i watched videos online that showed former passengers’ experience with the Hello Kitty jets. I was happy with what I saw, but a tad bit sad that it wasn’t as filled with Hello Kitty as much as I saw in the other classes of the plane. But hey, the decorations were still cute and I had a comfortable, swift flight. It lasted about 11-12 hours.
The flight stewardess was amused with the amount of Hello Kitty items I had, including this pillow given to me from Sanrio Puroland and the powerbank I got for my birthday. I was more amused with their name plates and Hello Kitty aprons and pins. The Hello Kitty aprons may be purchased on board.
Barf bags just got extra cute with Hello Kitty wishing you to feel better.
The flight stewardesses were nice and accommodating. They visit you from time to time to check if you found everything okay, and occasionally offer you hot towels and drinks to keep you refreshed. Pleasing personalities!
Oh, and the bathroom. I thought the Hello Kitty fever was just in the passenger and cabin areas but I think the bathroom would have it too! The cups and the toilet papers were too adorable!
Food was alright. When I booked my flight, I had a choice to pick a type of meal I wanted and I picked out the vegetarian oriental. The meals were enough to satisfy me through the long haul of both flights from Paris to Taipei; and Taipei to the Philippines. Unlike to what I saw in other classes of the plane where even food is shaped like Hello Kitty, the servings of mine in Royal Laurel class were just touches of it such as the coasters and table napkins.
What I also like about Royal Laurel class is that legroom was pretty spacious. You can also have some “privacy” to yourself since the window seats were single-built, not joint. To ease myself a bit from the jetlag, I took a nap for about 6 hours (night time in the Philippines when I left) and stayed awake for the second half of the flight by playing games on my phone and watched movies. I had a movie marathon with the 2014 remake of Annie and Cinderella. Both movies are too cute for words. Good job as usual, Disney.
I got to Taiwan safely for a 2 hour layover. It was six in the morning so I was looking forward to breakfast at the Eva Air lounge. The Hello Kitty fever reached even until my boarding gate, however the aircraft was no longer Hello Kitty themed but was still a comfortable flight home!
Overall, riding the Eva Air Hello Kitty jet was a nice experience. It was also my first time to travel alone on a long flight. Eva Air was able to give their passengers the safe and smooth journey, as well as good service. I’m not surprised why they’re in the world’s top 10 airlines! (source here). I’m not exactly sure if I’ll be able to try this jet out again in the future, but I am happy with my experience. Hopefully one day again. Thanks Eva Air for fulfilling a Hello Kitty fan’s dream!
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Hello Kitty jets are being offered from Taiwan going to Houston, USA, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Seoul, Guam, Shanghai and Hongkong, depending on certain dates and aircrafts. However, routes and aircrafts may change according to operational needs. Hello Kitty aircraft designs also depend on their destinations.