Lonely Planet Writer

Hello Kitty: new service connects Taiwan to Texas

EVA Air Hello Kitty jet.
EVA Air Hello Kitty jet. Image by Tomoaki INABA / CC BY-SA 2.0

An anthropomorphic, overly cute cat might be the last thing you expect/want to be surrounded by on a long-haul flight but one airline now offers the chance to fly in just such a plane. A fully customized Hello Kitty Boeing 777 now connects Taiwan to Houston, with the cartoon character painted on the outside and depicted on everything from toilet paper to pillows on the inside. Eva Air already operates similar services in Asia but this is the first time Kitty has made it across the Pacific. Read more: travelpulse.com