EVA Air launches a “flight to nowhere” speed dating
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan’s largest carriers, is partnering with travel experience company Mobius for a campaign called “Fly! Love is in the Air ”. These are single flights on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Day.
“Due to Covid-19, EVA Air has organized ‘fake travel’ experiences to satisfy people’s desire for travel. When single men and women travel, in addition to enjoying the pleasure of traveling, they may wish to meet someone – like a scene in a romantic movie, “You spokesperson Chiang Tsung-Wei told CNN Travel. and Me, the speed dating branch of Mobius.
Each of the dating experiences includes a three-hour flight from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei and circling the airspace over Taiwan, as well as two more hours of romantic dating on land.
Participants are encouraged to have in-depth conversations with each other on board while enjoying dishes prepared by Michelin-starred chef Motoke Nakamura. They are also encouraged to keep their masks on when not eating or drinking.
Each of the three trips varies slightly. The Christmas Day flight will be followed by a snack on dry land. The New Years Eve date begins with a candlelit dinner before guests board the plane, where they will count together until 2021. The New Years Eve date will be a breakfast date.
Flight attendants will also play the role of “cupid love” on EVA Air’s speed dating flight, event organizer Mobius says on its poster.
Courtesy of EVA Air
For passengers on twinning flights who want to look out the window as well as other singles, EVA Air’s daytime flights fly over the east coast of Taiwan, where they can see the mountain ranges stretching from the city of Hualien in the north to Taitung. Town to the south.
The night flight will pass over the island’s western coastline, where they will see Taiwan’s cities illuminated in the dark.
Unlike a classic flight, you don’t have to choose a window or aisle in advance. Participants will be seated pair by pair by drawing lots. However, they will be free to move around and chat with other travelers during meals ashore.
All three routes end with a hearty “confession” section where participants reveal who they clicked with.
“The biggest benefit of speed dating on a flight comes from the seriousness of our participants,” Chiang explains. “In addition to bringing together participants with sufficient purchasing power, it also attracts a group of singles who love to travel. With the same values, it strengthens the motivation of participants to meet and helps to fluidify their conversation from the start.
However, any single person could join the flights.
Each flight can only accommodate 40 passengers – 20 men and 20 women. Participants must be university graduates with Taiwanese nationality.
The event welcomes men between 28 and 38 years old and women between 24 and 35 years old.
Age specs have had a negative backlash online.
“According to the various surveys that we have carried out, most of the male participants would like to meet women younger than them, while the participants would like to meet men older than them. That is why there is a criterion of ‘different age for the event, “Chiang said, adding,” But you and I have organized different dating events that cater to different age groups. “
The charge for each trip is TWD8388 ($ 295) per person. All tickets for the first Christmas flight are already sold out.