Well they did it: you can fly on a BB-8 jet. Seriously, this happened. I think it is pretty rad, really. The first flight will be on March 27th, 2016. I wonder if this is from a cut scene on the Blu-ray? (You know, the one where BB-8 turns into a Boeing 777-300?)
Check out the press release below:
First International Flight Date Set for BB-8™ ANA JET
First Haneda- Los Angeles Flight Scheduled for March 29
Paper Cups, Headrest Covers and Cabin Attendant Aprons to Feature Special Designs
Los Angeles, March 4, 2016 – ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced today the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the last aircraft, the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), featuring the new character from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will roll out on March 27 and commence international routes.
After unveiling the aircraft in a ceremony on March 27 at Osaka’s Itami Airport, where the special livery was applied, the aircraft will make a one-off domestic flight as ANA22 from Itami to Haneda, before departing the airport at five minutes past midnight on the following day (March 29) as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft’s international service. The aircraft is then scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Narita and US – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston.
Passengers on the BB-8™ ANA JET will experience the world of Star Wars with specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants will wear BB-8 aprons. On the R2-D2™ ANA JET, which is already in service (Boeing 787-9 flying international routes), cabin attendants wear R2-D2 aprons.
One lucky winner and a friend will be among the first to experience the BB-8™ ANA JET with a pair of round-trip economy class tickets from Los Angeles to Tokyo on the first outbound flight through the BB-8™ ANA JET SWEEPSTAKES. 50 other winners will receive a special BB-8™ ANA JET model plane. Fans can enter to win now. For more details, visit https://www.ana-sw.com/news/.
For more information on ANA’s Star Wars Project, visit: http://www.ana-sw.com/
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For more information on ANA, visit: www.fly-ana.com
If any of you fly on this, send us pics!