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All Nippon Airways’ R2-D2 jet arrives at Sea-Tac. (Credit: ANA via Twitter)

All Nippon Airways’ R2-D2 Dreamliner jet touched down today at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for the first time, two and a half months after the 787 rolled out of Boeing’s Everett factory.

The airliner – decorated in a blue, black, gray and white scheme modeled after the adorable Star Wars robot – is taking on several Seattle-Tokyo flights this month. The timing is perfect for ANA to capitalize on the hype over “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” And Seattle fans of the movie series, or just plain cool-looking jets, ate it up.

Here’s how the Twitter chatter went down, before and after ANA Flight 178’s landing at 9:51 a.m.:

The jet had a quick turnaround for a 12:32 p.m. departure on Flight 177 back to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. But if you missed today’s photo op, there’ll be three more chances before the “Star Wars” premiere. R2-D2 will be coming back on Flight 178 on Dec. 3, 5 and 7, at the same time of day.

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