United Airlines and Star Wars Teaming Up: a Force To Be Reckoned With

May The Force Be With You

The new United Airlines Star Wars theme on a Boeing 737-800 airplane should guarantee you some unforgettable positive United flight experiences.

The plane livery and its associated onboard experience can perhaps be imagined as a “Hollywood VIP-style entertainment experience in the air”, well suited and attractive for adults and children alike. In other words, great, unique, and innovative experiences await United’s passengers, fortunate to fly on that airplane.

UPDATE: You can read about United Airlines Star Wars Plane takes off on its first voyage here. This article includes video of the first flight of the airplane under its Star Wars-themed configuration.

May The Force Be With You

United Airlines has announced their joining of forces or should we say theming up, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The movie is about the conclusion of the long Skywalker saga.

The airline will be presenting exciting opportunities to experience a piece of the spectacular Star Wars saga on the ground, in the air, and through United Airlines’ entire galaxy.

The excitement, in a great United-style, will not only offer its customers the benefit of a unique experience. United employees will also become a part of the fun.

The United Star Wars-themed Boeing 737 – What you can expect as a Passenger

According to United, the theme features a re-designed onboard experience to celebrate the movie. The specially themed airplane will be introduced into scheduled service in November.

United Star Wars B737 theme
Photo: United Airlines.

Airplane paint details

The 737 features imagery of Star Wars spacecraft, which includes the X-Wing and TIE fighter starships. The tail displays a differently colored lightsaber (the weapon of the Jedi), against a backdrop in black on each side. The backdrop on each side represents the two sides of the Force.

Welcome onboard United

Passengers will be greeted with classic Star Wars-themed music while they board the airplane. Commemorative pins will be distributed throughout December to celebrate the movie’s premiere.

The interior of the airplane

The airplane cabin will feature a special plaque to reflect upon the relationship that United has with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Headrests have emblems affixed, displaying the film’s dueling factions. The factions consist of the Resistance and the First Order.

Onboard amenity kits

The Rise of Skywalker-themed amenity kits will be offered.

United’s new Star Wars Inflight Safety Demonstration Video

The experience includes United’s latest inflight safety demonstration video.

MileagePlus members benefits

The airline is also providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for its MileagePlus members. One such benefit can give you access to the US premiere showing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

This platform allows MileagePlus members to use their miles to bid and buy experiences and exclusive items.

United Airlines and the Star Wars franchise

Mark Krolick, United’s Vice President of Marketing said,

“United Airlines and the Star Wars franchise share a common goal: connect people and unite the world. We are thrilled to join forces and help promote the concluding chapter of the Skywalker story, while at the same time enlisting help from our new friends from the Star Wars universe to demonstrate the importance of safety for our customers and colleagues.”

How to enter United’s Star Wars-themed airplane tail number for tracking on FlightAware

Of course, not all of us are going to have the opportunity to see the new livery in person. What you can do, however, is to track the airplane from anywhere you are in the world. This whether you are on a desktop computer or a mobile device.

You can log onto FlightAware to view the past and future United Boeing 737-800 Star Wars-themed flights.

Simply enter the tail number of the airplane: N36272. Then the new livery will appear on FlightAware’s tracking maps.

How to enter the United Airlines Star Wars-themed aircraft for tracking on FlightAware
Image: Flight Aware/CaptainJetson.com
United Star Wars theme flight, flightaware
FlightAware. Screenshot: FlightAware/United.

United’s California and New York B757 Liveries

The B737 Star Wars livery is not the first one to catch our attention.

Below are the two Boeing 757 liveries, representing California, and New York, the results of United’s involvement in Her Art Here program.

united california B757 theme
Boeing 757 California livery. Photo: United Airlines.
United Airlines New York themed B757
Boeing 757 New York livery. Photo: CaptainJetson.com.

Featured Image, the Star Wars-themed Boeing 737: United Airlines.

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