Travelers Wearing Star Wars Clothing Will Get Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines May 4th; Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Plane Livery Debuts

Are you planning on flying Alaska Airlines today, May 4th, 2022? Want to know how you were able to get priority boarding? Plus, the airline has just revealed a new Star Wars themed livery.

What's Happening:

  • If you're flying on Alaska Airlines today, May 4th, Star Wars fans will get an extra treat.
  • With today being May the 4th be with you, if Star Wars fans are wearing Star Wars clothing, they will get priority boarding on any Alaska Airlines flight (see more details below)
  • Continuing their Star Wars Day celebration, Alaska Airlines also shared a look at their new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-themed aircraft.
  • The plane is painted space black and features the Millennium Falcon, TIE fighters, and even a Porg.

  • This is Alaska’s seventh painted plane for the Disneyland Resort.
  • After being revealed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the plane made its inaugural flight today, arriving at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
  • Fans can track this special Star Wars aircraft using the tail number N538AS.

Star Wars Day Priority Boarding Details from Alaska Airlines Website:

  • ATTENTION ALL STAR WARS FANS: If you have a flight on Alaska Airlines on May 4, 2022, you might want to break out your vintage Luke Skywalker T-shirt, way too cool BB-8 ballcap or even that Darth Vader cape. To celebrate the Star Wars fan day of “May the Fourth (be with you),” we’re offering guests who wear their favorite Star Wars gear the chance to board early.
  • Everybody in the galaxy loves Star Wars, so we had to celebrate this epic day the Alaska way,” said Natalie Bowman, managing director of marketing and advertising for Alaska Airlines. “Whether you’re traveling near – or far, far away – on May 4th, we hope to see you at our gates ready to board early in your favorite Star Wars gear. It will truly be a star-studded event!” 
  • The one-day priority boarding promotion can be enjoyed by all guests on any Alaska Airlines flight throughout our network on May 4, 2022. When a guest wears any clothing item Star Wars-related, they’ll be able to board their flight just after Group B (which could stand for, say, Boba Fett). Guests should listen closely to the announcements by gate agents.