United Airlines has just launched a Star Wars-themed Boeing 737-800 to celebrate the release of “The Rise of Skywalker.” It has been styled with dueling Resistance and First Order livery, with flights set for the US, Canada, Central America, as well as the Caribbean. Want to book a flight? Passengers can do so by simply looking up the aircraft’s tail number, N36272. Read more for two videos and additional information.
In addition to the theming, United Customers will also be treated to a safety video featuring Star Wars characters as well as a nifty amenity kit. United Airlines rewards program members can use their miles to buy a ticket to a premiere screening of the movie should they wish to do so.
How much did it cost to paint this plane in the special livery? Well, let’s just say upwards of $200,000 to paint a jumbo jet like a Boeing 777, while a somewhat more reasonable $50,000 re-style a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320. However, these special paint jobs require the plane to stay grounded for several days.