Hello Kitty Takes LA

You may know the popular, bubbly Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty and her famous little bow, kitty face and perpetually third-grade outfit — but you haven’t seen Hello Kitty until you’ve flown EVA Air’s cartoon-clad aircraft.

The Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet was just added to the weekly route from Los Angeles (LAX), allowing North American families an opportunity to fly the whimsical Boeing 777-300ER to Taipei (TPE) — adding a little color to the 14-hour flight.

You’ll know your plane has arrived when you see Hello Kitty and friends, Little Twin Stars, Pompom Purin, Bad Badtz-Maru, Cinnamoroll and Dear Daniel, all linking hands on the exterior of the plane. Expect a few kids and families pressed up against the class at your gate checking out the fun plane, as this is design tends to stand out. Hello Kitty may be a third-grade student herself, but she appeals to kids and young teens alike with her now iconic apparel and accessories.

EVA Air Hello Kitty Check in

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The fun of flying EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jet doesn’t end at the colorful exterior. Guests expect a specialized airport check-in experience with imaginative boarding passes, luggage tags, stickers and quirky check-in.

Once your family boards, the pleasant cabin crew — dressed in light-green aprons and fun uniforms — greet you and help you find your seat. Once settled, enjoy a Hello Kitty-centric service experience.

Enjoy music and a film with Hello Kitty headsets, pillows and headrest covers. Need some tissues, hand sanitizer, utensils, snacks or hand lotion? No problem — the crew can provide a slew of Hello Kitty-themed amenities.

The Hand-in-Hand Jet isn’t the only cartoon-inspired aircraft EVA Air offers. In fact, it has seven. Check out the variety of special aircraft designs before your next long-haul flight to Chicago (ORD) or Los Angeles. Enjoy a flight on Celebration Flight, Joyful Dream, Shining Star or Friendship Bows next time you want to add a touch of whimsy to your trip.