Erika Owen
February 01, 2016

Chinese New Year is nearly upon us (February 8th, for those who need a reminder), but Hainan Airlines has decided to kick-off the celebration a tad early. The Chinese airline recently released a video of several flight crewmembers guiding a dancing lion—a traditional costume for the New Year festivities—through Manchester, England. Relatedly, the video was also a tribute to a new route coming available in June 2016 (Beijing to Manchester and vice-versa).

Watch to the end for the best scene: two newspaper-clutching flight attendants crammed into a elevator (easy listening jazz, included) with the costumed lion. Check it out above.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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