However many planes you have flown on, I bet you’ve never flown on one that looks sillier than this:
or has staff and headrests that look like this:
Welcome to the world of EVA Air, the Taiwan-based airline! Luckily, it is the only airline that runs a ‘Hello Kitty’ themed plane. In fact, it runs FIVE ‘Hello Kitty’ themed planes, such is the demand for them.
You may soon get your chance to try them out, as EVA Air joins the other 26 airlines in Star Alliance on June 18th.
More seriously, this is good news for anyone with Star Alliance miles heading to Asia, as it opens up even more redemption options (as if Thai, Air China, Asiana, ANA etc wasn’t already enough!). And the great news is that EVA does not just fly to Taipei from London – the flights all stop in Bangkok on the way.
EVA also has a fantastic business class seat which is due to be added to the London route during 2013:
Whilst Taiwan is unlikely to be your end point for any planned trip, EVA has a good pan-Asian network, so one change should get you to where you want to go. There is no view yet on how good seat availability will be, but you will be able to book from June 18th.