Love is in the air on this flight to nowhere.
Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has launched a speed dating event for singles, in which 20 men and 20 women will board a plane for a three-hour trip, after which they will land exactly where they started. The full-cycle trip will then be followed by a two-hour land date, CNN Travel reports.
The airline teamed up with Mobius, a travel experience company, to organize these flights, called “Fly! Love is in the air! ”Set to take place at Christmas, New Year and New Year.
Each flight will take off from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, after which it will travel through the airspace of the island nation for these few ̵
Passengers will not be able to choose their seats on the plane. Instead, they will be accommodated two by two by a lucky draw. In addition to talking to each other during the flight – and, yes, passengers can mingle and mingle with those in other rows – the single crowd will also eat dishes prepared by Michelin star chef Motokazu Nakamura, although you should keep masks until you eat and drink.
“Because of COVID-19, EVA Air organizes ‘artificial travel’ to fulfill people’s desire to travel. When single men and women travel, in addition to enjoying the fun of the trip, they may want to meet someone – like a scene in a romantic movie, “said Chiang Tsung-Wei, spokesman for Mobius’ quick dating hand. I “. CNN Travel.
Flights to nowhere literally increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, during travel restrictions and distractions. In Australia, a seven-hour Qantas flight to nowhere, scheduled for October, sold out in 10 minutes. They are also noisy in Hong Kong as a sightseeing method.
Taiwan’s love flights also received a good response. The first flight was sold out within a week.
Participants in these Taiwanese matchmaking trips must be men between the ages of 28 and 38 and women between the ages of 24 and 35. All must have a university degree and Taiwanese citizenship.
CNN notes that age differences have caused some controversy online.
“From various surveys we have conducted, most of the male participants would like to meet women younger than them, while women would like to meet men older than them. That’s why there are different age criteria for the event, “Chiang told the site, adding,” But you and I have organized different dating events that serve different age groups. “
All journeys end with a “confession” section, in which passengers reveal those with whom they have felt a spark.
The costs? $ 295 per person.