Atlanta airport jokingly offers flights to 'Wakanda'

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 22, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is getting into the Marvel movie spirit by jokingly offering flights to Wakanda -- the fictional country from Black Panther.

The airport tweeted out a digitally altered image of gate T3 showing its destination as Wakanda, the kingdom ruled by King T'Challa, aka the Black Panther, in the eponymous super hero film.

"The bags are packed #WakandaForever," the airport tweeted.

The tweet drew the attention of star Lupita Nyong'o, who jumped on the joke with her own string of puns based on character names from the film.

"Apart from La Femme Nakia, what else is on the in-flight entertainment? T'Challa's Angels, M'Baku To The Future, Shuri's Gotta Have It, Killmonger Bill, W'Kabi In The Woods...?" she wrote.

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