Hot in travel: airline news includes themed planes and seat brawls

Frozen plane takes to the skies: 

A new airplane will bring the cultural phenomenon of Disney’s Frozen to even greater heights.

A Frozen-themed plane has been painted for WestJet and Walt Disney.

A Frozen-themed plane has been painted for WestJet and Walt Disney. Image by WestJet

Canadian airline WestJet has unveiled a plane that is painted with characters from the exceptionally popular Disney movie.

The plane was painted with more than 170 gallons of paint and features the characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf. The theme-plane features a cold-to-warm scene and some glitter to help it shine in the skies, created with a team of painters from Canada, the US and Germany.

Watch how a time-lapse video of how plane was painted here.

The force awakens on new Star Wars plane: 

Another airplane has delved deep into a theme with a Star Wars painted jet flying between Japan and North America. An inaugural customer appreciation flight drew in passengers in Chewbacca suits and more. Read more here.

Chewbacca puts his luggage in the overhead storage on one of the first Star Wars-themed flights.

Chewbacca puts his luggage in the overhead storage on one of the first Star Wars-themed flights. Image by All Nippon Airways

Fight over reclining seat forces airplane to turn around:

A fight on a Southwest Airlines plane over one passenger reclining their seat forced the flight to turn around and head back to LAX. Read more about the incident  here.

Southwest Airlines.

Southwest Airlines. Image by Andrew Nash / CC BY-SA 2.0

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