Here’s a Really Dumb Way for You to See The Force Awakens Early

By  · Published on November 3rd, 2015


If you’re a Star Wars fan and any combination of rich, impatient, or uber-geek, you can see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16th, two whole days before it gets released in the US. Air France, in partnership with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Cinemas, is offering a roughly $1,400 flight deal that will include a direct trip to France to catch an early screening of the film, tickets included.

The flight package and promotional deal includes a December 15th flight out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York directly to Charles De Gaulle airport in France. From there, a driver will pick you up free-of-charge, jet-lag and language-barrier included. Don’t worry, he or she will recognize you in your “Han Shot First” tee. You’ll be taken directly to either a 12:45 PM or 3:30 PM English-version screening of the film at one of Luc Besson’s theaters outside Tremblay. Air France assures that “you will remember your movie experience for a lifetime” and that the EuropaCorp Cinemas theater will offer “the most high-level technology a cinema can provide.”

A hotel or any sort of lodging is not included in the deal. But chances are you’re either rich enough to afford it with ease or believe since credit card debt didn’t matter in a galaxy far, far away, it doesn’t matter here either. After all, you’ll need a place to change into your Storm Trooper gear. The return flight is on December 20th and according to Deadline’s estimates, flying back on that day is the cheapest. The deal can be had at Air France’s website and Deadline happily reports plenty of seats are available.

Who Is This Promotion For?

On a serious note, someone who could actually use this promotion is 32-year-old Star Wars fan Daniel Fleetwood. Fleetwood, who lives in Houston, Texas, is suffering from a rare form of terminal cancer called spindle cell sarcoma and in July, his doctor told him he only had two months to live. With that news, Fleetwood believes he may pass before the film’s release on December 18th, saying “judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don’t think that I’ll be able to make it.”

Fleetwood has been a Star Wars fan since he was eight years old. “I just love Star Wars,” he said. “With everything I got I love Star Wars.” He even camped out days before the release of Revenge of the Sith in order to score the first tickets. With the release of The Force Awakens, he is up against more than just trying to get a ticket, his dying wish being to see The Force Awakens. His story has gained boatloads of attention since his wife tweeted out his plight four days ago and now many hope JJ Abrams or Disney will be able to make his wish come true. If they for some reason cannot grant Fleetwood an early screening, then the two days early deal Air France is offering may be enough and it’d be even better if the airline covered all costs as well.

Help him Air France; you may be his only hope.

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