After Months of Anticipation, the 'Star Wars'-Themed Airplane Takes Its First Flight
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After Months of Anticipation, the 'Star Wars'-Themed Airplane Takes Its First Flight

Star Wars Plane
Matthew B. Thompson

ANA shared plans for its Star Wars-themed airplane back in April, much to the Internet's joy. Last month, movie fans and quirky airplane aficionados alike were given the first look at the actual aircraft—complete with Star Wars theme music and Storm Troopers, of course. On October 18th, the droid airplane made its maiden journey from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Vancouver.

This is only one of three airplanes planned to pull inspiration from George Lucas' hit: Two more decorated Dreamliners are in the works. One† feature a new character (BB-8) from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and the other will showcase both R2-D2 and BB-8. Check out a few shots from last month's unveiling event below:

Star Wars Plane
2015 Boeing Colleen Pfeilschiefter
Star Wars Plane
Matthew B. Thompson

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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