United Airlines Teams Up With Star Wars

Written by Ashley Ferraro

Calling all Star Wars fans! United Airlines has joined forces with the beloved movie franchise in honor of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Just in time for the release of the concluding film of the Skywalker saga, United will be providing customers with a one of a kind experience both on the ground and in the air.

It begins with the brand new paint job that one of United’s Boeing 737-800 aircrafts will be showing off this month. The design features the mysterious ambiance of the Star Wars galaxy. Special details like the X-wing and TIE fighter starships will be a part of the creation. Most notably, a different colored lightsaber will be displayed on either side of the tail, representing the duality of the Force. The attention to detail United has put forth into this project is truly impressive to both fans and non-fans alike. Even if you’re not too familiar with Star Wars, you can appreciate the airline’s dedication to creating a lasting experience for its customers.

If you think this is all a bit extreme, we still haven’t gotten to the fun part! The airline will also be delivering a unique onboard experience in line with the theme of the film. The headrests will be embellished with the symbols of both the Resistance and the First Order, which act as the films competing factions. Not to mention, special inflight amenity kits will be offered to customers, along with safety demonstration videos featuring characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

You’ll even be presented with the Star Wars theme before you board your flight. Expect to hear music from the film throughout your boarding process, and look out for your complementary commemorative pin during the month of December, when the movie will first premiere.

For those who might not be flying anytime soon, don’t worry! You won’t have to entirely miss the exclusive Star Wars experience offered by United. MileagePlus members will have the option to attend the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in either Los Angeles or London. This exciting opportunity may be accessed through MileagePlus Exclusives, which is where members can use those hard earned miles to bid on and purchase products and experiences such as this one. Explore these MileagePlus Exclusives on United’s website.

Additional opportunities accessible through MileagePlus Exclusives include travel packages to visit Star Wars filming locations in Jordan, access to exclusive screenings of the new film in United hub cities, and a special collectors package allowing members to take home a piece of Star Wars and United Airlines.

As always, United is dedicated to creating the ideal travel experience for its customers. So, why not have some fun with it? Your flight doesn’t always have be the most dreaded aspect of your trip!

“United Airlines and the Star Wars franchise share a common goal: connect people and unite the world,” notes Mark Krolick, United’s vice president of marketing. “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.”



Written by Ashley Ferraro


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