United Launches “Star Wars” Themed Plane
With the latest “Star Wars” movie coming out in December, United Airlines designed a new plane to honor the franchise set in a galaxy far, far away.
With the latest “Star Wars” movie coming out in December, United Airlines designed a new plane to honor the final installment of the 9-film epic saga, set in a galaxy far, far away.
Their Boeing 737-800 stood out in the sky earlier this month, as it made its first flight from Houston, TX to Orlando, FL. With a unique design that’s modeled after “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” passengers got the full space-aged experience onboard and off.
The plane is wrapped in a dark, star-filled sky design, with one side dedicated to the “dark side” and the other, the “light side,” as part of the franchise’s main themes. Inside, the seats are divided into two sections: “The Resistance” and “The First Order.”
Doug Chiang, Vice President and Executive Creative Director for Lucasfilm, worked with United designers to create the plane, adding TIE fighters, and a giant lightsaber that gleams on the tail of the plane.
Passengers were greeted by Storm Troopers and BB-8 at the gates of the plane on its first flight. They were also given “amenity kits,” and could listen to the iconic soundtrack while on board.
The plane will be available to fly in North America, Central America, and the Carribean. To book a “Star Wars” flight, the plane can be found with its tail number: N36272.