United Airlines has announced that it will introduce a Star Wars-themed Boeing 737-800 plane painted with Star Wars branding and featuring John Williams’ Star Wars theme as mood music. The plane is a tip of the captain’s hat to the Star Wars franchise and to promote an upcoming installment, The Rise Of Skywalker, which opens December 20th.
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United says that the plane, yes, just one plane, will fly Caribbean and Central America routes with its paint scheme depicting the classic Star Wars craft, the X-wing, and the TIE fighter, and flight attendants will be in costume for the safety briefing. (A request: no Stormtroopers, please!).
As cool as it’s going to look, the United sub-space craft won’t get much of a boost from the fancy paint scheme. It will retain its typical cruise speed of Mach .82.