Travelers take ‘flights to nowhere’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/22/2020
By: Yeh Chen and Lee Hsin-Yin

A passenger proposes before one of the StarLux flights. Photo courtesy of StarLux

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines and China Airlines (CAL) took passengers Saturday on three sightseeing flights that had no destination, in celebration of Chinese Valentine's Day, as international travel remained restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

StarLux' flights JX8025 and JX8520 left from Taoyuan International Airport at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, taking passengers on a four-hour trip southward to Taiwan's Pratas Islands in the South China Sea and back to Taoyuan.

The airline decorated the departure gate with a backdrop depicting the Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple, where people usually go to pray for a marriage partner.

Before boarding one of the StarLux flights, a man proposed to his girlfriend, who accepted his proposal.    [FULL  STORY]

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