"Star Wars" partnership over?

Old May 1, 19, 4:47 pm
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"Star Wars" livery status?

I happened to be on JA604A a couple of weeks ago, but it had the standard NH livery. I asked one of the flight attendants and they confirmed the tail number and that it might have had the "Star Wars" livery in the past, but that it was over.

Any more info on this? They did have a large "Star Wars" model plane in the ITM lounge last month, but I believed they removed the storm trooper figures from the display cabinet at the ANA Lunge in the HND international terminal.

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Old May 1, 19, 8:11 pm
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Given that ANA JCB cards recently launched new Star Wars designs, I donít think so.
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Yesterday I saw the BB8 painted frame in LAX, but is has been a while since I have seen the R2D2 frame anywhere.
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I've been trying to get on one of the Star Wars planes for a few years now, so it was both exciting and disappointing to find out I was on one by random luck and that it no longer had the Star Wars livery! Flight attendants did find me a "boarding certificate" for the aircraft so that was nice of them.


https://www.ana-sw.com/en/jets only lists the R2 (JA873A), BB8 (JA789A), and c3po (JA743A), and it looks like the JA604A was in need of some new paint, so maybe they just went with a standard pain job since it wasn't one of the main liveries to begin with...?
https://www.airplane-pictures.net/ph...oeing-767-300/

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Originally Posted by mr8 View Post
I've been trying to get on one of the Star Wars planes for a few years now, so it was both exciting and disappointing to find out I was on one by random luck and that it no longer had the Star Wars livery! Flight attendants did find me a "boarding certificate" for the aircraft so that was nice of them.


https://www.ana-sw.com/en/jets only lists the R2 (JA873A), BB8 (JA789A), and c3po (JA743A), and it looks like the JA604A was in need of some new paint, so maybe they just went with a standard pain job since it wasn't one of the main liveries to begin with...?
https://www.airplane-pictures.net/ph...oeing-767-300/
JA604A used to have a mixed R2-D2 / BB-8 livery. Maybe it's not needed now that they are on JA873A and JA789A separately.
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I saw RD-D2 parked across the tarmac at NRT last week.
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I noticed yesterday evening that all the Star Wars items are gone from the Haneda Lounge. So I guess the partnership is being cancelled.
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
I noticed yesterday evening that all the Star Wars items are gone from the Haneda Lounge. So I guess the partnership is being cancelled.
However, saw one of the Star Wars birds at HND earlier this week:

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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
However, saw one of the Star Wars birds at HND earlier this week:

I saw it in LAX the 1st of May, I would guess it will only be updated once the plane needs to be painted anyway.
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FWIW, it appear United is getting a Star Wars themed livery.

https://pointmetotheplane.boardingar...r-wars-design/
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Originally Posted by mr8 View Post
They did have a large "Star Wars" model plane in the ITM lounge last month, but I believed they removed the storm trooper figures from the display cabinet at the ANA Lunge in the HND international terminal.
The windowless lounge at NRT still has the model plane, too.



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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post


The windowless lounge at NRT still has the model plane, too.



The inflight magasine still has the star wars planes on the fleet page.
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The inflight magasine still has the star wars planes on the fleet page.
Yeah, do not think the partnership is over just yet.
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The inflight announcements on Star Wars jets are quite annoying, especially when the speakers are turned up! The last thing you want on a red-eye flight is R2-D2 chirping at you with a slew of high-pitched digital noises.
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Old May 16, 19, 9:27 pm
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I did see C-3PO taxing at HND a few days ago, so it seems like JA604A is the only one that has been retired..
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