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United Airlines debuts 'Star Wars' airplane

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 16:04:41-05

ORLANDO, Fla. — Star Wars fans can take flight, literally, in a brand new airplane designed after the popular film franchise.

United Airlines recently debuted a Star Wars-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft to celebrate the upcoming release of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.'

The paint design on the plane captures the spirit of the Star Wars galaxy, and features iconic spacecraft like the X-wing and TIE fighter starships.

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Passengers are greeted with classic Star Wars music when they board, along with an in-flight safety demonstration video that features Star Wars characters. During a recent flight from Houston to Orlando, fliers arrived to find a group of stormtroopers waiting for them at the airport.

Commemorative Star Wars pins will be given to passengers throughout December to celebrate the release of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.'

To find out where the special Star Wars plane is flying next, click here.

And a remember, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will hit theaters on Dec. 20.