The basic configuration remains the same, but there are additional Hello Kitty decorations in the cabin, including a different painting for each aircraft!
B-16309 Hello Kitty Speed Puff Jet Cabin
B-16311 Hello Kitty Happy Music Jet
Painting for B-16309 Hello Kitty Speed Puff Jet
Painting for B-16311 Hello Kitty Happy Music Jet
Hello Kitty pillow – different colors – blue, yellow, red, pink, and green
Happy Kitty Speed Puff Jet at Narita
Hello Kitty Amenities:
Hello Kitty Vomit Bag
Hello Kitty Safety card
Hello Kitty Business Class Menu
EVA Air offers a hot meal in business class on this short flight. The service style has changed and BR
adopts Cathay Pacific style trolley service. Beverage orders were taken prior to departure, as well as tea and coffee. It was a short flight – 75 minutes long. Linen was first placed on each individual table, and then the F/A passed out the tray with appetizer and dessert, along with your beverage and breadbasket. Garlic breads were features on both flights, along with two other types of rolls. Then the F/A rolled out the entrée trolley and let you select your choice after seeing them. Then there was a tea and coffee service, followed by hot towels. Candies (mints and various hard candies) were offered after descent has begun.
, I did not order any special meal. Here is the menu
858 Hong Kong to Taipei
Braised Grouper Fillet with Ginger and Scallion in Hoisin Sauce
Red Curry Chicken South Asian Style
(Date 16-End of Month)
Shiitake Mushroom Stuffed with Shrimp Mousse in light spicy sauce
Roasted Chicken Thigh with Citrus Sauce
Lallier Grande Reserve Grand Cru
French Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Monteabellon 14 Meses en Barrica 2010
Spanish White Wine
Palacio de Bornos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica 2011
German White Wine
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2012
I was quite disappointed with the entrée, as the portion was quite small. There were only two pieces of mushrooms stuffed with shrimp mousse and was too much rice with too little sauce.
For the return flight, I selected a special Ding Dai Fung’s created Beef Tendon and Brisket noodle soup. It was delicious. There were at least four to five other entrées available to be pre-ordered. I highly recommend them. You can do all the pre-ordering on EVA Air website between 21 days and 24 hours prior to your flight.
The beef noodle soup was delicious, and I appreciate that they let you decide how much condiments to add to your noodle soup. The traditional preserved vegetables, green onions and chili were available.
Even the bathrooms can’t escape from the Hello Kitty theme – so if you are not a fan, please avoid them! There is really nowhere to hide from the “Kitty cat”! But if you are a fan, you are in heaven!
Taipei Taoyuan airport was very busy this day especially with the dramatic increased of cross-strait flights from the Mainland China. Descent began at 9:56pm but we circled around a bit before landing on R/W5R at 10:44pm, and we parked at gate B8
in terminal one four minutes later. We are instructed to walk back to Terminal Two for immigration and baggage retrieval. Immigration line was very long this evening, and it took me almost thirty minutes to go through immigration, which was unimpressive. My priority tagged bag was already out though.
The return flight was a bit better. ATC was not too bad at that time of the day. We descent to 35,000fett at 7:48pm and began our final decent at 8:02pm. We landed on R/W7L at 8:24pm. We parked at gate 36 four minutes later.
Hello Kitty flights were definitely fun to do and EVA Air is doing a pretty good job in merging with the Star Alliance system. All my flights were posted at my TK
account within a week after the completion of the flight. My Star Gold status was acknowledged and the purser made an effort in greeting each Star Gold passenger. EVA Air really tries to improve its service in business class, despite catering can still be better. Compared to China Airlines, EVA Air is still not as good in that department. I hope you enjoy this trip report! If you like Hello Kitty, you need to book this flight. Hong Kong might not be the best choice, as the flights are really short and there seems to be frequent aircraft substitution happening. Anyway, the next part will involve a little known regional airline based in Taiwan.
. I am sure many of you including those who live in North America and Europe really question how Asians are crazy about Hello Kitty. As Hello Kitty Jet will fly to the US and Europe soon, but will it really work? And will it give EVA Air an additional advantage? This picture should give you a good idea on why EVA Air continues to expand its Hello Kitty operations.