Taiwan’s Eva Airways came up with its very own version of “faux travel” while accommodating travel junkies to find love in flight, per CNN.
Fly Nowhere In Hopes Of Finding The Love Of Your Life
EVA Airways collaborated with Mobius, a travel experience company in an initiative known as, “Fly! Love is in the Air.”
They came up with flights for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day for unattached individuals, according to CNN.
Chiang Tsung-Wei, Mobius International spokesperson told CNN that EVA Air organized “faux travel” experiences to satisfy people’s desire for travel.
Like a “romantic movie” scene, Tsung-Wei added, “apart from enjoying the fun in travel,” single people also “wish to meet someone.”
Forty people will board a plane, then land right back where they took off from: Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport.
Each flight will take three hours and will provide plenty of opportunities for the singletons to mingle with fellow aviation junkies.
Participants will seat next to a random person decided by a lucky draw before the flight.
They can’t choose a window or aisle seat beforehand.
The itineraries will conclude with a two-hour date back on land.
Ultimately, participants reveal who they connected with the most during the “confession”, reports CNN.
Selling Like Hotcakes Despite The Requirements
Not all singles, unfortunately, can participate on the flight.
The event required candidates to be university graduates with citizenship in Taiwan.
Prospective male passengers have to be between 28 and 38 years old.
On the other hand, females should be between 24 and 35 years of age.
Each person has to pay $295 (TWD8,388) per flight.
Independent reports that tickets will cover the flight, meals onboard prepared by Michelin-starred chef Motoki Nakamura and the on-the-ground dates.
Surprisingly, tickets for the first Christmas flight are already sold out.
For The Sake Of The Environment, Give It Up!
Emissions from the aviation industry are a sizeable contributor to global warming, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
The airline industry, if it were a country, would rank sixth in emissions.
We should give it up or give flying a rest, at least.
Airline companies are not the only ones to blame.
This global pandemic is harsh for everyone.
These businesses, however, would not come up with “faux travel” flights if there weren’t any demand.