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Hello Kitty jets celebrate Chinese New Year

EVA HelloKit Hand in Hand Jet runway_CourtesyEVAAIR

Eva Air’s Hello Kitty Jets not only have Hello Kitty characters painted on the outside of the plane, just about every item inside the plane – from the headrest covers to the meals – has a Hello Kitty theme as well.

Right now the Hello Kitty jets are ready for the Chinese New Year. And to welcome in the Year of the Goat, the headrest covers, placemats and a variety of inflight service items now feature Hello Kitty wearing a set of goat horns.

Hello-Kitty- CHinese New year

EVA AIR Hello-Kitty-Chinese New Year

Airports, airlines celebrate Valentine’s Day

Charles Lindbergh-themed Valentine

Here’s a round-up of some of the sweet perks you’ll find on airlines and in airports on Valentine’s Day:

JetBlue passengers will receive complimentary Dylan’s Candy Bar cookies onboard flights.

United Airlines will be serving complimentary Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails with cute names such as “Casanova,” “Bubbling with Love” and “Cupid’s Arrow” (with sides of chocolate) in its U.S. mainland clubs and at London Heathrow.

Southwest Airlines will serve passengers age 21 and older a complimentary alcoholic drink on Valentine’s Day flight. In some markets employees will hand out out Valentines that include a sweepstakes entry for a trip to the American Country Music awards.

ATL airport has an 8-foot heart ready for photo ops and selfies.

On the ground, you can take a selfie with an 8-foot heart in the atrium at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. ATL will also be handing out candy.

Dallas Love Field _photo opportunity

At Dallas Love Field you can have a photo snapped with the big red heart that sits between the giant letters B and G installed at the airport as part of the city’s “Big Things Happen Here” campaign.

Volunteer amabassadors at Jacksonville Int'l Airport will hand out 1,000 carnations_edited

On Saturday, volunteer ambassadors at Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport will hand out 10,000 carnations to travelers in the terminal.

At Miami International Airport there will fun events in the terminals on Feb. 13 and 14. In addition to a kissing booth for keepsake photos, there will be chocolate roses, a DJ spinning heartfelt tunes and coupons for store discounts distributed by Cupid.

And on Sunday, Feb. 15, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be a performance of romantic and passionate Argentine Tango in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and in Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport.

Valentine’s Day: Fly with your sweetie for $1

Charles Lindbergh-themed Valentine

My household already has a holiday plan for Valentine’s Day, but if reservations weren’t already made I’d be looking closer at this offer from Turkish Airlines, which is good for the entire month of February.

Turkish airlines

Through January 17, 2015, passengers who purchase one ticket can get the second ticket for just $1 for travel between February 1-28, 2015 from any of Turkish Airlines’ six U.S. gateways: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Houston and Boston to destinations that include Paris, Venice, Vienna, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin and London.

For booking this deal, contact a Turkish Airlines ticketing agent.
Restrictions seem straightforward and require that both passengers travel together for the entire itinerary.

Which is the point of Valentine’s Day adventures, right?

Heathrow offering Boarding Bon Bons

Heathrow Boarding Bon Bons2

On Christmas Day, more than 100, 000 travelers are expected to pass through London’s Heathrow Airport and during lunch time an estimated 16,000 of those travelers will be in the air, unable to sit down to a traditional Christmas meal.

Too bad? Not at all, says Heathrow Airport. They have an – unusual – answer:

The airport asked a candy maker to create sweets they’re calling Boarding Bon Bons that will be handed out to travelers.

According to the airport, “the Christmas pudding has hints of brandy butter, raisin and Christmas spices while the turkey and sage and onion stuffing sweets taste surprisingly like a real Christmas meal.”

Yum??

100,000 free gifts for travelers at Denver Int’l Airport

DENVER GIFTS

If you’re traveling to, from or through Denver International Airport this holiday season and purchase a meal or a gift, be sure to keep the receipt.

The airport is giving away 100,000 free gifts to passengers who spend a one-day total of $20 or more at any single or combined retailer or restaurant in the airport.

To get a gift, take your receipt to one of the giant gift boxes (located on level 6 of the Jeppesen Terminal and in the centers of the A, B and C concourses) from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m between now and January 4.

At the gift box stations you can trade your $20 receipt for a prize.

Many of the prizes are from concessionaires right at the airport, so you might win cookies and coffee, a massage, clothing, toys or a travel-related gadget. The prizes also include passes to Denver-area attractions and travel vouchers from Spirit and Frontier Airlines and a three-night stay at the Vail Cascade Resort.

So go ahead, do some shopping and snacking at Denver International Airport and leave time to trade your receipt for a gift.

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