Atlanta Airport Is Offering Flights to Wakanda and 'Black Panther' Fans Are Freaking Out
Travelers who saw Black Panther in theaters and can't get enough can now escape to the fictional land portrayed in the movie with daily direct flights from Atlanta.
On Monday, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tweeted an image of a boarding gate screen displaying flight information for flight ATL1234 — with service to Wakanda, in East Africa.
And it didn’t take long before the internet reacted to the joke.
When people asked about the meal service on flights to Wakanda, the airport cleverly responded with a menu inspired by traditional African dishes, including sorghum, millet, maize, yams, and okra.
The airport also confirmed that the flight would have the fastest Wi-Fi nationwide.
Other enthusiastic Black Panther fans wanted to know if the flight would be making stops to see characters from the movie.
Meanwhile, some serious passengers were busy getting their visas approved to visit Wakanda. The airport suggested getting Global Entry to speed up the customs process when returning.
And Lupita Nyong’o, one of the stars of the film, inquired about the in-flight entertainment available on flights to Wakanda with a few movie-related puns. The airport responded with information about music streaming on the fictional flight.
Although the airport isn’t actually offering flights to the fictional land in East Africa, fans of the movie can get surprisingly close to Wakanda by traveling to, of all places, Atlanta. According to Hello Giggles, some of the movie was likely created at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, in addition to shots filmed in the city's historic Sweet Auburn district.