Thank you for flying the nice Skywalker.
United Airlines is cashing in on “Star Wars” movie mania with a swanky new airplane emblazoned with imagery from the enduring space opera. The repainted Boeing 737-800 will take flight in November ahead of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which hits theaters Dec. 20.
The “space shuttle” acquired ferry passengers to a galaxy far, far-off, nevertheless, it might fly quite a few routes spanning Canada, the US, Central America and the Caribbean, tales the Points Guy.
In accordance with the theme, the floor of the navy-blue plane carries images — from nostrils to tail fin — of TIE fighters and X-wing fighters, whereas glowing lightsabers adorn each side of the tail.
The interstellar makeover simply is not restricted to the skin. Once inside, passengers are perhaps greeted with explicit plaques and headrests bearing the Resistance and First Order emblems, along with amenity kits stamped with the “Star Wars” insignia. (Hey, who doesn’t want a star-spangled eye mask for red-eye flights?) Plus, starting in December, passengers will get to board the livery to John Williams’ conventional “Star Wars” theme.
The theme even extends to the in-flight safety video, which the United account teased on Twitter Friday. The regular spiel is intercut with clips from the “Star Wars” motion pictures — along with one in every of C-3PO and R2-D2 — along with plugs for various reveals all over the world. And in the typical “Star Wars” pattern, the ultimate half of the briefing is delivered by means of the hologram, reminiscent of the enduring Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”
United VP of promoting Mark Krolick hopes that the “Star Alliance” between flight and franchise will “connect people and unite the world,” in response to the Independent. “We are thrilled to join forces and help promote the concluding chapter of the Skywalker story.”
Catching a journey on the “Star Wars” plane requires some foresight. United representatives inform The Post that followers can monitor the craft on FlightAware by typing throughout the plane amount “N36272” — whereupon the plane will appear as an X-wing on their monitor. The website online will guidelines all scheduled flights for the “space shuttle,” and folks looking for information a ticket for the actual experience can obtain this at United.com using the actual flight amount.
The United-Star Wars collaboration has obtained mixed responses on Twitter, with some detractors crying, “Stop spending money on this nonsense” and “This sucks.”
However, one Jedi fan lauded the promotion, saying, “OH MY GOD are you guys doing safety videos paired with movie releases? That’s amazing!”