Taipei Gives Away Free Airport To Nowhere Trips

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Songshan Airport in Taipei.

What’s the best part of travel? If you answered hanging around the airport, waiting in security lineups, immigration and boarding zones, then you might win a round-trip hassle-filled vacation through Taipei’s Songshan Airport!

The airport is giving people a chance to snuff out their wanderlust by going through immigration, boarding a plane and then disembarking and returning right back home without ever actually flying anywhere. Sign us up!

"Can't leave (Taiwan), then pretend to go abroad at Songshan," a flier posted to the airport's website read.

The airport posted the 90 winners on its Facebook page today, along with some requirements for the participants like filling out a health declaration, and undergoing a health assessment and temperature check.

Songshan is the smaller of Taipei's two international airports and is located in the city's downtown core. 

"People who didn't have the opportunity to take international flights at Songshan (can) use this chance to experience and learn more about boarding process and relevant service facilities," Chih-ching Wang, deputy director of Taipei Songshan Airport, told CNN. 

Wang said the tours will take half a day and will allow visitors to experience what it would be like to go through immigration and then board a plane as if they were boarding for a trip, followed by re-entering the country through immigration.

Tour goers will also be the "first to experience the new facilities at the airport," the fliers said, adding that visitors can "complete missions" and take home "exclusive mysterious gifts." Wait! Wait! Don’t tell us. A lost luggage declaration form? A little square napkin?

According to the Facebook post, there will be additional opportunities for those who didn't make it on this first experience. 

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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