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More Adorable Facts About the New Hello Kitty Airplane

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The first flights on Eva Airline's Hello Kitty-themed airplanes have already been taking off from and landing at Los Angeles International Airport, but the excitement remains high about the aircraft and experience jam-packed with kawaii cuteness thanks to the famous Sanrio feline.

Jaunted has put together a great list of "11 Incredible Facts About Eva Air's New Hello Kitty Airplane." Some things we knew already, like how many HK-themed items each traveler will encounter per flight (down to the Hello Kitty toilet paper in the mile-high toilet), and that Eva Airlines has already been operating HK jets in Asia.

But a few tidbits we didn't know are worth a mention, like the possibility your captain might be the airline's head honcho:

The inaugural flight of the Hand-in-Hand jet was piloted by EVA Air's Chairman, KW Chang. He is the first airline chairman to also be a commercial airline pilot and counts Los Angeles as his second home, so don't be shocked if, on your flight, an announcement from the cockpit shares that he'll be your captain today.
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And the Eva Air skies are friendly—photographer friendly. They want you to take pics and post them online of your squee-rrific HK meal, and your flight attendant with her HK apron. They even have a hashtag for you to use: #HelloKittyEVAAir.

Another cute detail: The Hello Kitty decor is seasonal. So this fall it's all autumn leaves, says Jaunted, but that will change with the calendar: "Come winter, expect snowflakes. For spring— cherry blossoms. Summer is all fireworks."

Want to catch a ride on the Hello Kitty airplane? Eva flies three times a week on the Taoyuan - Los Angeles route out of LAX. Have an adorable flight!

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