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BB-8 Joins R2-D2 On ANA's 'Star Wars'-Themed Airplanes

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 19, 2015

BB-8 Joins R2-D2 On ANA's 'Star Wars'-Themed Airplanes

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The force is completely with All Nippon Airways (ANA) headed into a winter that will belong largely to “Star Wars” and its legion of fans.

Via a press release, the airline said it will not only get a nifty new look for its planes, but will also get some classic films for passengers traveling Internationally.

The release drops a bantha sized amount of good news: “ANA, Japan’s largest airline, is excited to announce that two new Star Wars planes will soon take to the skies, decorated with BB-8, a brand new character from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and the beloved, R2-D2.”

TravelPulse’s Rich Thomaselli previously reported the news that an R2-D2 theme would soon decorate various planes in the fleet.

Now we have word that the galactic decor will extend well beyond one awesome droid. Here’s a look at what the ANA fleet will look like when the designs are unveiled October 18.

For those not familiar with BB-8, here is a video that will have you seriously debating whether R2-D2 has met its match in adorability:

Now this is not the entirety of great news, because ANA is extending its entertainment options to include one of the greatest franchises in modern film.

The release proclaims, “ANA is also announcing that it will now offer all six of the currently released 'Star Wars' films as part of its extensive in-flight entertainment options on international routes, making it the only airline in the world to do so.”

This brings us to an important item of note. An arduously long International flight is really the only reason to watch all six movies.

Normally we would suggest watching the classic trilogy and calling it a day, but we understand if you dig a little deeper.

Heck, maybe jetlag might improve some seriously questionable prequels.


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