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KW10001
08-22-2007, 06:14 AM
Well, im confused, is there a main livery???? i always thought the "Old" Tan was the main livery, but now all the -700's have Canyon Blue, and it seems all the -300's and 500's have "Old" Tan, is there a main livery???? And are SWA moving slowly to another livery? :confused:


dc10pilot
08-22-2007, 07:23 AM
Well, im confused, is there a main livery???? i always thought the "Old" Tan was the main livery, but now all the -700's have Canyon Blue, and it seems all the -300's and 500's have "Old" Tan, is there a main livery???? And are SWA moving slowly to another livery? :confused:

where have you been hiding - blue has been around for a while

flaps 9
08-22-2007, 08:47 AM
Well, im confused, is there a main livery???? i always thought the "Old" Tan was the main livery, but now all the -700's have Canyon Blue, and it seems all the -300's and 500's have "Old" Tan, is there a main livery???? And are SWA moving slowly to another livery? :confused:


My guess is that there are about 50 -700's in old colors and about 20-30 -300's in old colors. Canyon Blue scheme was introduced in Jan '01. Check out the link below. Hope this helps.

http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/photos.html


KW10001
08-22-2007, 03:50 PM
Thank you Very Much ;)

Brownhound
08-22-2007, 05:03 PM
We've got a couple -700's with a real nice gold flake retro paint job that we actually spent some money on. One of them is a tribute to Herb...N711HK I think.

ghilis101
08-22-2007, 05:44 PM
i like the one (or more than one?) painted in the Philadelphia Eagles Livery. Oh wait thats USAIR. GOOOOOOOO EAAAAAAAAGLES!!!!!

flaps 9
08-22-2007, 06:03 PM
We've got a couple -700's with a real nice gold flake retro paint job that we actually spent some money on. One of them is a tribute to Herb...N711HK I think.

They are part of the "Classic" series. Will be with us for some time.

One for Herb

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1241187/L/

And one for Colleen

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1221857/L/

the King
08-22-2007, 08:07 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw one of those today taxiing in from 2R at BNA.

stinsonjr
08-23-2007, 02:55 AM
Why did SWA pick the early paint scheme - I believe that other than the red and orange stripe it was primer - was this to save weight, cost or both? As a follow up - if there was a valid reason for having the early paint scheme (weight, cost) - why did they start the Canyon Blue?

the King
08-23-2007, 08:09 AM
Advertising man. Name recognition. Like the unpainted aluminum of AA or, in this case, that orange and brown, one of the cheaper ways to advertise is to paint the planes. Having something original that will stick in a customers mind means they'll give you a look before they remember the other airlines. If they like the price and service you've got a customer.

flaps 9
08-23-2007, 06:49 PM
- why did they start the Canyon Blue?

Maybe this will help. Taken from Southwest.com


On June 18, Southwest officially turns 30 years old and marks the milestone with the unveiling of “Spirit One.” To celebrate the past and the future, all Boeing 737 deliveries will be in the new "Canyon Blue" exterior color scheme with an all leather seating configuration. The existing fleet will be retrofitted over time into the new livery.


Here it is

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0176106/L/

15789
08-23-2007, 08:16 PM
the original paint scheme is more durable then the canyon blue(which fades realllly fast)

FLYBOYMATTHEW
08-25-2007, 06:58 PM
What's up with the white planes with only the tail painted? Are they put into service before they make a stop at the paint shop?

flaps 9
08-25-2007, 07:19 PM
What's up with the white planes with only the tail painted? Are they put into service before they make a stop at the paint shop?


Planes purchased from the Ford company. Company needed additional lift so they were put into service quickly. The two aircraft will be modified to SW standards sometime in 2008.

FLYBOYMATTHEW
08-25-2007, 07:24 PM
Planes purchased from the Ford company. Company needed additional lift so they were put into service quickly. The two aircraft will be modified to SW standards sometime in 2008.

I guess it must have been my lucky day. I saw both of them on the ground in Vegas at the same time a couple of weeks ago.

⌐ AV8OR WANNABE
08-25-2007, 11:12 PM
I guess it must have been my lucky day. I saw both of them on the ground in Vegas at the same time a couple of weeks ago.

Did you buy a lottery ticket? ;)

FLYBOYMATTHEW
08-27-2007, 09:46 PM
I was in Vegas for crying out loud, what did I need the lottery for?