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Cats on a plane: Inside a Hello Kitty flight

Taiwan's Eva Air offers up a complete Hello Kitty experience - from check-in to meals - based on the adorable cartoon kitten. It's purr-fect for superfans. (Sorry, we couldn't resist)

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Currently, three Hello Kitty-themed Airbus A330-300 aircrafts fly between cities such as Taipei, Fukuoka, Narita, Sapporo, Incheon, Hong Kong and Guam. The planes are a collaboration between Taiwan's Eva Air and Japan's Sanrio, which owns the Hello Kitty brand.

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The Hello Kitty experience begins at check-in, with pink self-service counters, such as these at Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan.

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This passenger is clearly very excited.

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As she waits to board, another passenger takes pictures of Eva's Hello Kitty-themed products.

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Even the boarding passes are on theme.

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On board, no detail is overlooked, right down to the headrest covers.

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And here's a A Hello Kitty in-flight dessert. Of course.

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Wait - there's more where that dish came from.

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Salmon bows and Hello Kitty shaped cantaloupe? Adorable.

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So long, Hello Kitty. Have a good flight.

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One possible destination? This Hello Kitty restaurant in Beijing. Just in case passengers haven't had their fill...

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