United Airlines Star Wars Plane Takes Off On Its First Voyage

Watch the takeoff on video here

The United Airlines eagerly awaited Star Wars-themed Boeing 737-800 has taken off for its first scheduled flight with passengers.

The flight took off from George Bush International Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas. It landed at Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida.

The flight marked the beginning of scheduled passenger flights of the exciting Star Wars-themed induction into United’s operations.

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United Star Wars-themed plane interior. Photo: United Airlines.

United’s increasing Social Media presence

The airline is increasingly applying its social media presence and prominence as a means to communicate with customers.

“Star Wars” was just the perfect addition to elevate United’s social media awareness further.

United understands the importance of reaching out to its Millennial and Generation X demographics. Millennials, in particular, travel more than any other generation before them. This “internet generation” has also entered into the stage of their lives where they have disposable income for travel after getting established in high income-type careers.

Other special airplane liveries by United

Proven very popular, the StarWars livery is not the only “special painting” of airplane themes in the United fleet.

Varying between popular trends (StarWars and Spider-Man) to airline history, United special liveries include:

  • California Livery.
  • New York/New Jersey Livery.
  • Spider-Man Livery.
  • Eco-Skies Livery.
  • March of Dimes LIvery
  • Continental Heritage.
  • United Friend Ship.

And, let’s not overlook the sharp new look of United’s upgraded fleet livery, as described here.

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United’s fun Spider-Man-themed demo video illustration. Photo: United airlines.

Video: WGNMorning News, Chicago/Twitter.

United Airlines Star Wars plane first takeoff and landing (video)

Video: WGN Morning News, Chicago/Twitter.

Your comments

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Star Wars-themed airplane tail. Photo: United Airlines

United continues to reach out to its customer demographics in increasingly effective ways. What did you think about the United Star Wars first takeoff? how do you feel about the Star Wars-themed flight idea overall? As always, you can contact us here.

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