Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is offering flights to Wakanda — and Black Panther fans are ready to make the journey. The airport jokingly put up a sign with the name of the fictional Marvel city and it didn’t take long for the image to go viral on Twitter.
“The bags are packed #WakandaForever,” the caption read on the airport’s official account. As expected, fans applauded the social media genius behind the marketing stunt. “IDGAF if it’s probably fake, I’m buying a ticket just in case,” one commenter wrote before another added, “Disney better get busy building Wakanda Resort! There is already a waiting list!”
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) February 19, 2018
The airport also shared details about the onboard entertainment, adding, “We’ve gotta have some music on the in-flight entertainment too. Now streaming: Killmonger Me Softly, T’Challa Back Girl, M’Baku That Thang Up, Straight Outta Wakanda, N’Jadaka Said Knock You Out.”
Black Panther shattered records in its opening weekend, earning $242 million at the President’s Day box office and currently holds the highest Rotten Tomatoes critics’ ranking of any Marvel movie. And while travel to Wakanda is not real (yet), we definitely can envision our flight to the vibranium-filled African nation.
We would obviously be seated first class seated between Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) and Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger) on the inaugural voyage as Black Panther himself fills us in on the wonders of the city untouched by colonizers. Lupita N’yongo (Nakia) and Danai Gurira (Okoye) would also be on the flight — because let’s face it, Black Panther would be nothing without these fierce ladies. And let’s not forget about T’Challa’s sister Shuri (Letitia Wright IRL) who would be informing the flight crew of ways to improve the aircraft’s performance — with Wakandan technology, of course.
Oh, and Black Panther would be playing on repeat on all onboard TV screens. Wakanda forever!
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