From the looks of it, the idea of taking a flight to nowhere seems like a win-win situation for several reasons. You can’t travel leisurely, but that shouldn’t stop you from boarding an aircraft and fooling your brain into the blissful feeling of wanderlust sans the wandering. EVA Airways, one of the largest carriers in Taiwan, is partnering with travel experience company Mobius on a campaign called “Fly! Love is in the Air.” The idea is to help singles find love in the sky on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year Day. Faux-flying experiences have made travel-hungry people happier, and this is an incredible opportunity for singles to create their own fictional meet-cute. Each of the dating experiences includes a three-hour flight that departs from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and circles the airspace above Taiwan, plus another two hours of a romantic date back on land. The flight on Christmas Day will be followed by an afternoon tea date back on solid ground. The New Year’s Eve date oozes romance with a candlelit dinner before guests board the plane, where they will count down to 2021 together. The one on New Year’s Day will be a breakfast date kickstarting 2021 with fresh energy. Participants engage in interesting conversations in the perfect atmosphere along with delicacies by Michelin-starred chef Motoke Nakamura.
A date in the times of coronavirus doesn’t get better than this. Flyers are encouraged to keep masks on when they’re not eating or drinking. Wonderfully, these flights won’t be stuck to the ground but will actually take off instead of Singapore Airlines’ fine dining experience. Unlike choosing your seats with EVA airlines’ speed dating participants will be seated pair by pair by lucky draw. However, they will be free to move around and chat with other travelers during meals on land. There will be only 40 passengers -20 men and 20 women who will fly above the east coast of Taiwan, where they can see the mountain ranges that stretch from Hualien City in the north to Taitung city in the south. The island’s western shoreline will be explored during night flights, where participants will see Taiwan’s cities glistening in the darkness.