Heathrow Airport Posted a Hilarious Departure Board Full of 'Star Wars' Jokes for May the Fourth
Travelers in London can set a course for a galaxy far, far away on May 4.
In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4, which spawns the terrible pun, “may the fourth be with you”), Heathrow Airport in London posted some “special” new routes on its departure board.
Among the destinations includes Tattooine, Jakku, Endor and many other planets from the Star Wars galaxy.
The board itself is riddled with tons of in-jokes and references to the sci-fi franchise. While flights to Tattooine and Endor are on time, anyone who wishes to travel to Alderaan is out of luck. (For those who don’t already know, Alderaan was the planet destroyed by the Empire and Princess Leia’s homeworld.)
Flight numbers are also meant to be fun jokes, such as the flight to Hoth being labeled C3PO. Or the flight to Kessel is labeled HAN5010. Han Solo claimed that his Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run (an 18-parsec route) in 12 parsecs.
Star Wars fans in the U.K. posted their reactions to the delightful board on social media.
The Heathrow Airport Twitter account also got in on the fun.
Travelers might have to use the Force to get to their departure gates.