United Airlines is getting in on thehype, bringing a bunch of Episode 9 theming to its on-board experience. One of its Boeing 737-800 planes will get wrapped in a Star Wars poster, with a different colored lightsaber on each side of the aircraft. Headrests will have emblems of the Resistance or the First Order.
The tricked-out plane will arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, Thursday afternoon for its maiden voyage, with Star Wars characters and stormtroopers to be in attendance.
It'll fly on domestic and short-haul international routes for the next year, with its first flight scheduled for Orlando, Florida -- the home of.
The United Star Wars plane will be tracked on the app FlightAware as an X-Wing symbol rather than a standard plane, too.
The airline will also provide Rise of Skywalker amenity kits to passengers, the on-board music will be Star Wars (no word on whether it's the Imperial March) and the in-flight safety demonstration video will feature Star Wars characters. Let's hope we get Poe Dameron telling us exactly how to fly this X-Wing, orcalling it a piece of junk. Maybe Chewie will co-pilot?
"The video features special appearances by several iconic Star Wars characters and thrilling, space-themed sequences scored to some of the most recognizable musical themes in both motion picture and commercial aviation history," United said when announcing the plane in October.
United Airlines MileagePlus members will get the chance to use their frequent flyer miles to attend the premiere of Episode 9 in the US, visit filming locations in Jordan, access special screenings of The Rise of Skywalker, and purchase a collectors package.
The Star Wars experiences will launch in November. Passengers traveling in December will receive commemorative pins to celebrate the movie's release on Dec. 20.last month.
First published at 12:00 p.m. PT on Oct. 25.
Updated on Nov. 7 at 11:00 a.m.: Adds detail on plane's first flight, where and when it will travel, new video.