Deal Alert: EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jet Premium Economy From $1,115 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11:00pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
If you’ve been fantasizing about flying EVA Air’s decked out Hello Kitty jet — and want to do so in premium economy — now’s a great time to book your flight. EVA Air is currently offering premium economy seats aboard its Hello Kitty-themed flights from the US from $1,115 round-trip. For those unfamiliar with this special flight, it’s not just the plane’s livery that’s different, but the entire flight’s service is themed — down to the safety cards, vomit bags and toilet paper!
The special service is available on flights to Taipei (TPE) from Los Angeles (LAX) and Chicago (ORD). LA passengers will want depart on flight BR5 and return on flight BR6, flying on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Chicago flyers will want to book flight BR55 departing Chicago on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday, returning with flight BR56 on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday.
To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. After finding the dates that work best for you, book with with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline or directly with EVA Air.
Airline: EVA Air
Routes: LAX/ORD to TPE
Cost: $1,115+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: August – November 2018 and January – May 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $1,115 round-trip in November via Expedia:
Chicago (ORD) to Taipei (TPE) for $1,315 round-trip in September via Expedia:
Chicago (ORD) to Taipei (TPE) for $1,315 round-trip in May 2019 via Expedia:
Maximize Your Purchase
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