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ANA becomes the airline for 'Star Wars' buffs

“Star Wars” fans who can’t get enough of the galaxy far, far away might consider a flight on All Nippon Airways, the largest carrier in Japan.

ANA has painted three of its jets with “Star Wars” designs, two adorned with images and the insignia of BB-8, the droid introduced in the latest movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and one emblazoned with a picture of R2-D2, the droid introduced in the 1977 “Star Wars” film.

The latest of the three aircraft to get the makeover, a 777-300 jet, departs from Tokyo for Los Angeles on March 29, before the plane begins to operate on routes between Japan and various U.S. destinations, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Houston.

Fliers on the plane will be served drinks in BB-8 paper cups and put their heads on BB-8 headrest covers. The flight attendants will even wear BB-8 designs on their aprons.

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