United Airlines partnered up with Star Wars to create a themed jet based on the movie – and it has just completed its first flight.
For all the die-hard fans of Star Wars, United Airlines has converted one of its planes into an out-of-this-galaxy airplane. Being on board, this plane gives the passengers an authentic Millennium Falcon experience.
To make it as closely related to the movie series, the Boeing 737-800 is externally painted in Star Wars theme paint with a light saber on the tail.
Inside, you’ll find safety videos featuring the hit characters of the movie like Chewbacca and Yoda.
The plane went on its first-ever journey from George Bush International Airport in Houston to Orlando International Airport.
On the flight, the passengers were welcomed with the iconic theme song of the movie while boarding and were given a movie-themed accessories kit having earplugs, toothbrushes, tissues, and products by skincare firm Sunday Riley.
The interior décor of the plane had a plaque to showcase the partnership and the seat headrests were embossed with the symbols of the First Order and the Resistance, the factions in the movie on whom the movie is based.
“United Airlines and the Star Wars franchise share a common goal: connect people and unite the world,” United Airlines’ vice president of marketing Mark Krolick said.
“We are thrilled to join forces and help promote the concluding chapter of the Skywalker story, while at the same time enlisting help from our new friends from the Star Wars universe to demonstrate the importance of safety for our customers and colleagues,” he added.
The plane will be flying both long haul and short trips. You can enjoy it on a quick out of state tour or for transit to any place in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America.
All the passengers traveling on this plane will be given a commemorative pin as a souvenir until the release of the upcoming movie on December 20, 2019.
United Airlines has announced that the MileagePlus members of the airline can now enjoy the Star Wars-themed experiences being offered by the airline, including the Los Angeles and London premiers of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” or a trip for four people to Jordan where the upcoming Star Wars movie is being filmed.
Just recently, United Airlines partnered up with the app SleepShifter to work on jet lag and let their passengers get rid of it.