Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This is great, but when is C-3PO getting his own plane? (Photo: AP)Today,
you know you"ve arrived as a pop culture item when you end up on a
plane.
Literally, on a plane.


Lately, commercial airlines seem addicted to
adorning their jets with colorful decorations and characters.
All Nippon
Airways recently debuted its first Star Wars plane:"a Boeing 787 Dreamliner
decked out like the famous little robot, R2-D2 (poor C-3PO.
Ignored
again).Related:"May the Force Be With You — Star Wars Plane Takes First
Flight

Also this fall,"WestJet"debuted a "Frozen"-themed Boeing
737-800"that"features Elsa, Anna, and snowman Olaf.


No de-icing needed: this is WestJet"s""Frozen" plane (Photo: WestJet)We like
this trend.
Sure these planes look like the ad-strewn buses we see prowling
around city streets.
But they add a refreshing touch of whimsy to what can be
the brain-numbing routine of air travel.
Not to mention that these decorated
metallic surfaces provide a nice rush of nostalgia as they remind us of the
lunch boxes we toted as kids.Related:"Everything You Need to Know About the
New ‘Frozen" Plane

So we decided to grab some juice boxes and think
of the characters, movies, and decorations we"d like to see on planes, and
which airline should do it.

James Bond Plane" Let"s hope our proposed
James Bond plane reaches its destination in better shape than this plane
did.
(Photo: Sony)Why We Want to See It:"Mexican airline Interjet technically
does have a James Bond plane, no doubt to celebrate the role Mexico City plays
in the new 007 flick, Spectre.
But it"s just an airplane
with""Spectre" written on the side.
Sorry, what"s Spanish for
"lame?" If you"re going to do a Bond plane, do a Bond plane! How about a
picture of Daniel Craig mixing a martini or shooting a gun? Or, even better, a
picture of Bond"s gadget guy, Q, issuing his standard request to return his
vehicles in good working order.
That"s a sentiment the people on the plane
would certainly agree with.Which Airline Should Do It: Virgin Atlantic of
course.
The airline"s founder Richard Branson actually had a cameo in a James
Bond movie (Casino Royale), so he"d be all over this.Related:"Travel Lessons
We Learned From James Bond

Snoopy Plane The movie"s in theaters, its star
fantasizes he"s s a pilot — good grief, do we have to think of
everything?!? (Photo: 20th Century Fox)Why We Want to See It:"With The Peanuts
Movie doing well in theaters, we"re thinking whoever missed this prime
marketing opportunity is, as Lucy Van Pelt would say, a "blockhead." Who
thinks a picture of Snoopy, in his World War I aviation gear as he goes after
the Red Baron, wouldn"t look 100 percent adorbs on the side of the plane?Which
Airline Should Do It?: British Airways.
Because the Brits surely appreciate
how cool Snoopy makes early 20th Century RAF pilots look.A Big Bang Theory
Plane Even the BBT nerds are screaming for their own plane.
(Photo: AP)Why
We Want to See It: Some international aviation authority apparently has
mandated that The Big Bang Theory be offered on every commercial flight on
every plane on every flight throughout the world, so the show might as well be
represented on the plane"s livery.Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> American
Airlines.
Since the series" breakout character, fussy Sheldon Cooper, is a
proud Texan, a Texas-based airline like American would be a perfect
choice.
Plus, someone once yelled at me on an American flight for sitting in
his spot, so Sheldon most definitely would approve.

A Breaking Bad Plane
Walt White really wants to end up on a plane.
And he can be very
persuasive.
(Photo: AMC)Why We Want to See It: This could be a cue for
passengers that a long flight is the perfect time to finally binge-watch this
great show.
Rather than putting the face of Walt White on the side of the
plane (as fans of the show may remember, Mr.
White had a bad experience with
commercial air travel that passengers may not want to think about as they
board), maybe you could make the plane a gigantic RV, to resemble his roving
meth lab."Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> This is a no-brainer.
Just like the
color of Walt"s trademark crystal meth, JetBlue is the obvious choice.
"

An
Airplane Airplane Surely, we"re serious about wanting an Airplane airplane
(Photo: Tonya Wise/Splash News/Corbis)Why We Want to See It: "It"s frankly a
tad annoying that on this, the 35th anniversary of the year this comedy
classic first hit movie theaters, we have to ask for an Airplane plane, but so
it goes.
An aerial tribute to the movie that made airplane disasters hilarious
is more than appropriate &#x2014; as would a picture of Otto, the inflatable
Automatic Pilot.Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Seeing how hilarious
Southwest flight attendants tend to be (see video below), this seems like a
natural fitWATCH: Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant Star Trek Plane
To boldly go where "Star Wars" has gone before: we want a "Star Trek"
plane.
(Photo: Mary Evans/PARAMOUNT PICTURES/Ronald Grant/Everett
Collection)Why We Want to See It: In the interest of sci-fi parity, if there"s
a Star Wars plane, there should be a Star Trek plane.
Just having the Starship
Enterprise painted on the fuselage (perhaps with the fictional starship"s
registry number, NCC-1701, printed on the rear vertical stabilizer) would make
it look faster.
"Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Air France.
Because Star
Trek"s greatest captain, Jean-Luc Picard, is French."
Snakes on a Plane Plane
He doesn"t look like he"s had it with snakes.
(Photo: AP)"Why We Want to See
It: Speaking of plane-related comedies, we"d love to see some airline pay
homage to this Samuel L.
Jackson movie &#x2014; perhaps by putting a big
picture of Jackson"s character surrounded by the slithery creatures.
Imagine
how fun it would be to fly on this plane: the flight crew could hand out
rubber snakes to the kids as they board; the in-flight menu could include
snake-themed cocktails.
And then, after doing the safety announcements, the
flight attendants could lead the passengers in saying the movie"s most famous
line: "I have had it with these mother******* snakes on this mother*******
plane!&quot;"Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Egypt Air.
A perfect fit as the
airline actually did have a snake get loose on one of their planes.

A Kanye
West Plane We"d happily "Touch the Sky" in a Kanye West plane.
(Photo:
AP)Why We Want to See It: "With his outsized personality and outlandish
fashion sense, the dude"s almost a cartoon character anyway.
So Mr.
Kardashian
would actually make for a compelling image on an airplane.
Best part, it would
just be a picture of Kanye &#x2014; no one would be hearing him talk.Which
Airline Should Do It?: Delta.
Because Kanye, in one of his cooler moments,
once did an impromptu rap during a Delta flight.WATCH: Hollywood Life: Kanye
performs on Delta flight A Walking Dead PlaneAre they Walking Dead zombies
or are they waiting to board at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson? It"s hard to
tell."(Photo: AMC)
Why We Want to See It: No reason, other than the fact that
zombies would look really, really cool on the side of a plane.Which Airline
Should Do It?:</b> United.
Again, no reason, other than the fact that on the
last United flight we took, the passengers took so long to board it got me
thinking of zombies.WATCH: Not Even a Private Shower?! Would You Pay $106K for
this flight?"
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original adventure travel series "A Broad Abroad."" This is great, but when is
C-3PO getting his own plane? (Photo: AP) Today, you know you've arrived as a
pop culture item when you end up on a plane.
Literally, on a plane.
Lately,
commercial airlines seem addicted to adorning their jets with colorful
decorations and characters..Why We Want to See It:"Mexican airline Interjet
technically does have a James Bond plane, no doubt to celebrate the role
Mexico City plays in the new 007 flick, Spectre.
But it"s just an airplane
with"&quot;Spectre&quot; written on the side.
Sorry, what"s Spanish for
"lame?" If you"re going to do a Bond plane, do a Bond plane! How about a
picture of Daniel Craig mixing a martini or shooting a gun? Or, even better, a
picture of Bond"s gadget guy, Q, issuing his standard request to return his
vehicles in good working order.
That"s a sentiment the people on the plane
would certainly agree with.Which Airline Should Do It: Virgin Atlantic of
course.
The airline"s founder Richard Branson actually had a cameo in a James
Bond movie (Casino Royale), so he"d be all over this.Related:"Travel Lessons
We Learned From James Bond

Snoopy Plane The movie"s in theaters, its star
fantasizes he"s s a pilot &#x2014; good grief, do we have to think of
everything?!? (Photo: 20th Century Fox)Why We Want to See It:"With The Peanuts
Movie doing well in theaters, we"re thinking whoever missed this prime
marketing opportunity is, as Lucy Van Pelt would say, a "blockhead." Who
thinks a picture of Snoopy, in his World War I aviation gear as he goes after
the Red Baron, wouldn"t look 100 percent adorbs on the side of the plane?Which
Airline Should Do It?: British Airways.
Because the Brits surely appreciate
how cool Snoopy makes early 20th Century RAF pilots look.A Big Bang Theory
Plane Even the BBT nerds are screaming for their own plane.
(Photo: AP)Why
We Want to See It: Some international aviation authority apparently has
mandated that The Big Bang Theory be offered on every commercial flight on
every plane on every flight throughout the world, so the show might as well be
represented on the plane"s livery.Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> American
Airlines.
Since the series" breakout character, fussy Sheldon Cooper, is a
proud Texan, a Texas-based airline like American would be a perfect
choice.
Plus, someone once yelled at me on an American flight for sitting in
his spot, so Sheldon most definitely would approve.

A Breaking Bad Plane
Walt White really wants to end up on a plane.
And he can be very
persuasive.
(Photo: AMC)Why We Want to See It: This could be a cue for
passengers that a long flight is the perfect time to finally binge-watch this
great show.
Rather than putting the face of Walt White on the side of the
plane (as fans of the show may remember, Mr.
White had a bad experience with
commercial air travel that passengers may not want to think about as they
board), maybe you could make the plane a gigantic RV, to resemble his roving
meth lab."Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> This is a no-brainer.
Just like the
color of Walt"s trademark crystal meth, JetBlue is the obvious choice.
"

An
Airplane Airplane Surely, we"re serious about wanting an Airplane airplane
(Photo: Tonya Wise/Splash News/Corbis)Why We Want to See It: "It"s frankly a
tad annoying that on this, the 35th anniversary of the year this comedy
classic first hit movie theaters, we have to ask for an Airplane plane, but so
it goes.
An aerial tribute to the movie that made airplane disasters hilarious
is more than appropriate &#x2014; as would a picture of Otto, the inflatable
Automatic Pilot.Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Seeing how hilarious
Southwest flight attendants tend to be (see video below), this seems like a
natural fitWATCH: Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant Star Trek Plane
To boldly go where "Star Wars" has gone before: we want a "Star Trek"
plane.
(Photo: Mary Evans/PARAMOUNT PICTURES/Ronald Grant/Everett
Collection)Why We Want to See It: In the interest of sci-fi parity, if there"s
a Star Wars plane, there should be a Star Trek plane.
Just having the Starship
Enterprise painted on the fuselage (perhaps with the fictional starship"s
registry number, NCC-1701, printed on the rear vertical stabilizer) would make
it look faster.
"Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Air France.
Because Star
Trek"s greatest captain, Jean-Luc Picard, is French."
Snakes on a Plane Plane
He doesn"t look like he"s had it with snakes.
(Photo: AP)"Why We Want to See
It: Speaking of plane-related comedies, we"d love to see some airline pay
homage to this Samuel L.
Jackson movie &#x2014; perhaps by putting a big
picture of Jackson"s character surrounded by the slithery creatures.
Imagine
how fun it would be to fly on this plane: the flight crew could hand out
rubber snakes to the kids as they board; the in-flight menu could include
snake-themed cocktails.
And then, after doing the safety announcements, the
flight attendants could lead the passengers in saying the movie"s most famous
line: "I have had it with these mother******* snakes on this mother*******
plane!&quot;"Which Airline Should Do It?:</b> Egypt Air.
A perfect fit as the
airline actually did have a snake get loose on one of their planes.

A Kanye
West Plane We"d happily "Touch the Sky" in a Kanye West plane.
(Photo:
AP)Why We Want to See It: "With his outsized personality and outlandish
fashion sense, the dude"s almost a cartoon character anyway.
So Mr.
Kardashian
would actually make for a compelling image on an airplane.
Best part, it would
just be a picture of Kanye &#x2014; no one would be hearing him talk.Which
Airline Should Do It?: Delta.
Because Kanye, in one of his cooler moments,
once did an impromptu rap during a Delta flight.WATCH: Hollywood Life: Kanye
performs on Delta flight A Walking Dead PlaneAre they Walking Dead zombies
or are they waiting to board at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson? It"s hard to
tell."(Photo: AMC)
Why We Want to See It: No reason, other than the fact that
zombies would look really, really cool on the side of a plane.Which Airline
Should Do It?:</b> United.
Again, no reason, other than the fact that on the
last United flight we took, the passengers took so long to board it got me
thinking of zombies.WATCH: Not Even a Private Shower?! Would You Pay $106K for
this flight?"
Let World traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
Hang
out with us on"Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Check out our
original adventure travel series "A Broad Abroad.""This is great, but when is
C-3PO getting his own plane? (Photo: AP) Today, you know you've arrived as a
pop culture item when you end up on a plane.
Literally, on a plane.
Lately,
commercial airlines seem addicted to adorning their jets with colorful
decorations and characters.

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