Tracking the Star Wars Planes

Old Apr 25, 17, 3:57 pm
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Tracking the Star Wars Planes

ANA has a list of routes and flight numbers that their Star Wars planes are scheduled to fly. They say it's valid until October 28, but one of them has two sets of flights. Some with HND as the Tokyo airport, and others with NRT.

Any way to track this a little more closely to get an idea of when specific flight numbers are likely to be the specified livery?

The BB-8 one is the one that I could theoretically be on in a NRT - BKK leg, but lately it has been flying HND - ORD and FRA with none of the NRT flights according to Flightaware.
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Old May 29, 17, 11:22 pm
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Was just at NRT in the F lounge and this one passed the window

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Old May 30, 17, 8:18 am
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Nice!! I'd love to fly in one of them one day
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Old Jun 4, 17, 11:20 pm
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You would have to track them invdividually, or subscribe to one of the many flight tracking websites

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja873a/
R2D2 - 787 tail registration number JA873A

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja789a
BB8 - 77W tail registration number JA789A

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja743a
C-3PO - 772 tail registration number JA743A
Exclusively Japan domestic routes.

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Old Jun 5, 17, 12:34 am
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Flew on R2D2 yesterday.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 12:42 am
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Do the Star Wars or Pokémon planes ever come to Australia?
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Old Jun 18, 17, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by ffhound View Post
Do the Star Wars or Pokémon planes ever come to Australia?
The last incarnation of Pokémon planes were domestic configuration. Not sure if they are still around....

The R2D2 787-9 started its career on the HND SYD route, and could still pop up there.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 1:08 am
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I saw BB8 at FRA on Friday.
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Any idea why BB8 - 77W tail registration number JA789A was at houston a few months ago? Seems like it only flys between other major cities like LA
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Old Jun 26, 17, 5:16 am
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No way to know without knowing exactly when was "a few months ago"...
Just an aircraft swap, nothing special.
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Originally Posted by ffhound View Post
Do the Star Wars or Pokémon planes ever come to Australia?
I flew on the R2D2 787 on NH880 SYD-HND in early March.
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Today at NRT, we were pushing back and this one was parked nearby.

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Last week, I was downstairs from the gate 52 area @ NRT looking out the window at some aircraft when out of the corner of my eye I see it coming.

Run over to the other window....Grabbed a quick photo as she was moving at quite the clip. LOL

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Old Jul 14, 17, 4:29 pm
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This model, with all the autographs, was on display in the entry area of the ANA NRT lounge in Satellite 4

There is also a large "card" on the floor with other signatures and info.

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