Atlanta Airport Announces Flights to Black Panther's Wakanda
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. With more than 2,500 flights coming and going each day, it serves over 100 million passengers a year.
So what is the latest offering? A nonstop flight to Wakanda.
If you have not heard of Wakanda, you probably have not seen Black Panther, the new superhero movie from Marvel Comics. The film tells the story of an imaginary African nation called Wakanda. It is the home of the Black Panther himself, Prince T'Challa.
In its opening weekend, Black Panther earned a record-setting $235 million in American theaters. It is the number-one movie in the world.
Black Panther has connections to Atlanta, Georgia; part of it was filmed in the city.
Earlier this week, the Atlanta Airport decided to have some fun. It tweeted a photograph of a departure gate sign that read: "Wakanda. 7:30 p.m." It also wrote, "The bags are packed! #WakandaForever."
In the film, Wakanda is a developed, technologically advanced country. It is both extremely modern and deeply traditional. It has never belonged to a foreign power.
Many Twitter users seemed extremely excited to book a one-way flight to Wakanda.
Some people had questions about the trip, including the food and entertainment available. The Atlanta Airport responded to many of their requests.
Even actor Lupita Nyong'o, who stars in Black Panther, wanted to know what films would be shown en route to Wakanda.
Her movie suggestions were a play on real movie titles, but changed to include Black Panther names and characters.
The airport's idea to announce a fictional flight from Atlanta to Wakanda reportedly came from Atlanta-area chef Darius Williams.
A video on Facebook shows Williams asking an airline employee to help him book a flight from Atlanta to Wakanda. The employee treated him with respect...but was understandably confused!
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5.With more than 2,500 flights coming and going each day, it serves over 100 million passengers a year.
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6.Earlier this week, the Atlanta Airport decided to have some fun.
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如果你没听说过瓦坎达，那你应该没有看过漫威漫画最新出品的超级英雄电影《黑豹》（Black Panther） 。这部电影讲述了虚构的非洲国家瓦坎达的故事 。该地是黑豹——特查拉王子的故乡 。
《黑豹》在北美创下了2.35亿美元的首映周末票房佳绩 。该电影也成为全球最热门的影片 。
本周早些时候，亚特兰大机场决定恶搞一下 。其在推特上发布了一张登机口照片，上面写道：“瓦坎达，下午7点半起飞 。”后面还写着：“行李已打包！#瓦坎达万岁 。”
影片中的瓦坎达是一个技术先进的发达国家 。该国集极度现代与传统于一身 。这里从未被外国势力控制 。
一些人咨询了行程方面的问题，包括飞行途中提供的食物和娱乐节目 。亚特兰大机场回应了网友的大多数问题 。
就连出演《黑豹》的演员露皮塔·尼永奥（Lupita Nyong’o）也好奇飞往瓦坎达的旅途中会看到什么电影 。
据报道，该机场宣布开通亚特兰大飞往瓦坎达的虚构航班的创意是亚特兰大地区的厨师达瑞斯·威廉姆斯（Darius Williams）提出的 。
Facebook网站上的一则视频显示，威廉姆斯请航空公司员工帮他预定从亚特兰大飞往瓦坎达的航班 。该员工尊重顾客的请求，当然也十分困惑不解 。