United Airlines is channelling a galaxy far, far away with the new Star Wars-themed paint design on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft and unique onboard experience to celebrate the looming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
For a limited time, the airline will also offer Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker-themed amenity kits and launch its latest inflight safety demonstration video featuring characters from the new film. MileagePlus members can also score access to the US premiere of the new film through MileagePlus Exclusives, the airline’s platform that lets members use frequent flyer miles to bid and buy exclusive items and experiences.
The United Airlines Star Wars-themed Boeing features imagery of the X-wing and TIE fighter starships. The aircraft’s tail starkly displays a different coloured lightsaber against a black backdrop on each side, reflecting the two sides of the Force.
United will greet customers with classic Star Wars-themed music during the boarding process and distribute commemorative pins throughout December. The aircraft’s interior will also feature a special plaque and include headrests affixed with the emblems of the film’s duelling factions, the Resistance and the First Order.
The new inflight safety demonstration video features special appearances by several iconic Star Wars characters and thrilling, space-themed sequences scored to some of the most recognisable music in both motion picture and commercial aviation history.
Available now, on United Airlines MileagePlus Exclusives, members can bid miles on several unique Star Wars experiences including:
- Access to attend the premieres of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Los Angeles and London
- Travel packages for four to visit Star Wars filming locations in Jordan to see how the filmmakers transformed the landscape for the movie
- Access to exclusive screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in United hub cities on December 19
- Commemorative United and Star Wars-branded items including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker-themed amenity kits, special pins and a model aircraft of United’s Star-Wars-themed Boeing 737-800
Aviation and Star Wars enthusiasts can track past and future flights on the FlightAware app and website with the plane appearing as an X-Wing starship.
You can watch the Star Wars-themed safety video above and find out more about the themed benefits on the United Airlines website linked below. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands in cinemas December 19.