Taiwan airport offers 'fake flights' for those who miss flying long-haul

travel 06/07/2020

Those of us who adore travel have been heavily set back by the current Coronavirus global pandemic.

With most overseas flights banned since March around the world, Taipei’s Songshan Airport has taken the opportunity to launch a special tour where groups of people get to enjoy all the highlights of air travel, apart from actually flying anywhere.

The “travelers” arrive at the airport and go through a mock ticket and passport control before queuing up to get on their plane where they find a seat and sit down for a while before exiting the plane and ending their journey.

The “tour” was dreamed up by managers at the Songshan Airport as a way of helping people get over their travel blues.

When the airport announced the event last month, it had more than 7,000 applicants!