United Debuts Star Wars Themed Airplane

United Debuts Star Wars Themed Airplane

United Airlines has joined forces with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” to offer customers a flying experience like no other.

You  can take to the skies in the special Boeing 737-800 aircraft with classic “Star Wars” music to capture the exotic atmosphere of a galaxy far, far away, a safety demonstration featuring characters from the upcoming film and themed amenity kits. Customers can also snag a commemorative pin during December to celebrate the movie’s premiere.

Think of it as a year-long airborne commercial for the latest film in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which comes out next month. The movie title is, in fact, written on the outside of the Boeing 737-800, which also bears X-wing and TIE fighter spacecraft, a blue and red lightsaber on either side of the tail and a spray of stars against a dark backdrop.

The craft’s exterior showcases the iconic X-wing and TIE fighter starships against a picturesque blanket of stars. Each side of the exterior represents the good (blue) and evil (red) side of the Force; even the name of the airline is written in each color. 

Details continue inside the cabin, where the film theme song plays as passengers board and a plaque declares, “No matter where your travel takes you today — may the Force be with you.” A new Star Wars-themed safety video includes lots of droid action.

The plane will fly on North America (US/CAN), Central America and Caribbean, with tail number N36272.

While not everyone will have the chance to see the new livery in person, anyone will be able to track United’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker-themed aircraft via special icon on FlightAware, the world’s largest online flight tracking platform. For the first time, aviation and Star Wars enthusiasts can track past and future flights on both desktop and mobile by entering the plane’s tail number and the new livery will appear on FlightAware’s flight tracking maps as the X-Wing starship. 

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