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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5955 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3080 times:


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You can really see it on this Triple Crown One, but what does this mean? HEY, it's still Valentine's day,  Love


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

It's something about how in one year they won best ontime performance, lost baggage, and customer service. Or something like that.

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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3406 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

If I'm not mistaken, it a commemorative of WN's first "triple crown" win. #1 on-time performance, lowest baggage handling mistakes, lowest # of passenger compliants. I hope I'm right on the qualifiers...

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8091 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Southwest won the triple crown award some 6 years in a row, so they commemorated it with that plane as well as the logo on all their jets.


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5955 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Wait a minute guys.

I just showed THAT plane because it was a close-up shot. I'm talking about the heart shaped "1" on ALL the aircraft. At least the old colors. Does the HEART have to do w/ LUV or LOVE Field? And the "1"?



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User currently offlineIMisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

N766UA gave you the answer. It has nothing to do with Love Field.


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

What 'REALLY' is the Triple Crown......?? Who gives it out....?? Is there an awards ceremony.....?? Or is it really just a made up award to help promote Southwest.......??


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User currently offlineBobb From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

The "heart" is a logo of WN. Next time at the counter, look up behind the agents, between the "wings." and the "1" means they were #1 in something. I believe there is another plane with 3 hearts together for the "Triple Crown."

There is no such thing as an arline Tripple Crown award. This is something WN marketing invented under Herb. It's still true though that in that year, they were #1 in 3 categories. For the whole year, or just for 3 months, I dunno... Wonderful marketing though.


User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

This plane is dedicated to WN achievement for best on-time performance, best baggage handling, and fewest customer complains from 1992 to 1996.

http://flyingbillboard.web.infoseek.co.jp/III-5.htm



Toksans from Tokyo. Photographing and flying the plane are things to do for my life.
User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

I believe the hearts in question are the decals on the fuselage aft of the forward galley door under the windows....see photo below. These decals signify the "Heros of the Heart" program designed to recognize the contributions made by departments who work behind the scenes. Every year a different department is selected and a presentation is made on Valentine's Day.

As for the Triple Crown...this was an award for acheiving first place for the year in Mishandled Bags, On-Time Performance and Customer Complaints. The figures are based on DOT stats. Herb essentially invented the award and then gave it to his airline. In recognition of SWA's 5th consecutive Triple Crown win in 1996, the aircraft in the opening post of this thread was dedicated to the employees. The names of every employee who worked for SWA in 1996 are printed on the overhead bins of the aircraft....mine is at about row 21 aircraft right.



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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Does WN still only check local bags? If they do, then coming in first isn't really a accomplishment.  Smile

User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Does WN still only check local bags? If they do, then coming in first isn't really a accomplishment.

What exactly is a "local bag"?





User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

I think Ramprat74 is referring to the fact that Southwest does not interline with other carriers, so that if you are flying with both Southwest and another airline, you will have to recheck your luggage. AFAIK, this is still the case, and the reason that Southwest does not do it is because it causes more trouble that it is worth, especially in potential delays/complaints due to the other carrier.


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

The "triple crown" is the creation of a group at Southwest that other airlines have yet to figure out how to utilize...the marketing department. Yep...made their own award and promoted the hell out of it. It did it's job and got attention.

As far as I know...if you fly Southwest to anywhere other than DAL from a non-WA state, they will check your bags all the way thru. At least they did on my flights from MCI-MSY.


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

That heart comes from winning ONE time the Triple Crown award..and that was 6-7 years ago...they have not won it since then..talk about running with somthing and staying with it, even though its not true any more!


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

NWAFA...is it possible for NWA to win an award that Southwest's marketing department came up with?

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

I do not understand your question? Could you explain what your asking?? thx!

NWA has won the triple crown award 2x. NWA was the #1 ontime airline out of ALL US carriers for 1990-1999.




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User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

SWAFA30,
The "Heroes of the Heart" logos are placed just in front and below the cockpit windows, with the "hero" banner and who won it. The hearts in your posts photo is in the recognition of the made up triple crown award we gave ourselves I think 5 years in a row.
Anyway, as all will notice, we do not put those on the aircraft anymore.
As for current ticket counter backwall logos,I think they just have a hollow heart with wings now. This may signify more in the future!


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

SprxflySWA,

The triple crow is a national award that is award from the Transportation Department, not a "made up award we gave ourselfs".

It is an earned award.



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User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2532 times:


Funny, I seem to remember that when it started, we were joking about our made up award. Anyway, if I'm wrong, so be it. So I guess no one else has earned it?

And quote me spelled correctly!


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Opps did not mean to saw "crow" SORRY. Was ment to say crown.

I remember the one time WN got it, thought it was funny that with in the month the planes had the 1 on it...it is time to take it off!



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

The "triple crown" award was indeed an award that was created by Southwests marketing department. Northwest could never have "won" it.

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

GoingBoeing

Sorry, the triple crown was created by the Transportation department. It was created in the early '90s.

As far as WN marketing department creating it, that just is not the case. They did a great job at "marketing" their win..as they should have.



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User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

That heart comes from winning ONE time the Triple Crown award..and that was 6-7 years ago...they have not won it since then..talk about running with somthing and staying with it, even though its not true any more!

As I said in reply #9, the small heart on the fuselage of all classic livery aircraft signifies the "Heroes of the Heart" program recognizing the contributions of departments that work behind the scenes.

The great big heart that looks like it is hanging from a ribbon like an Olympic Medal and is draped across the fuselage of the blue painted aircraft is the Triple Crown specialty aircraft signifying 5 consecutive Triple Crown wins in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. You'll notice in the picture there are 5 smaller hearts on the nose of the aircraft signifying each individual Triple Crown. I don't think there is that much harping on the triple crown wins from the past....aside from the fact that the Triple Crown plane is still flying...nobody really talks about it anymore, it's not in our press releases or print or television ads, it just a little piece of SWA history.

Just to recap, small heart on lots of planes...."Heroes of the Heart" program, big heart, single airplane....Triple Crown.

Also, we will check you bag through to your final destination Wright Ammendment permitting and we do not interline bags with any other carrier.

[Edited 2004-02-15 19:06:15]

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Sorry to pick nits here NWAFA - but the Transportation department has no such awards. They do list ontime, complaint, and baggage stats, but that's about it. As a matter of fact, I believe it was 1993 or 1994, NWA ran an ad about winning in all 3 categories, and SWA ran a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal that said "liar liar pants on fire", since they did not include SWA in the "competition". The "award" most certainly WAS created by the minds in SWA's marketing department.

25 Freshlove1 : When WN gets ACARS in all its planes the ontime rating will go down hill real fast especially now that they are in PHL, an airport known for numerous
26 SprxflySWA : SWAFA30, I still disagree. Why, then, is there a specific aircraft, not sure l/n, that has specific Heroes heart logo on nose?? I think you have your
27 Goingboeing : When WN gets ACARS in all its planes the ontime rating will go down hill real fast especially now that they are in PHL, Naw...they'll just close the d
28 737doctor : Just FYI, ACARS is on 38% of the 300/500 & 43% of the 700 aircraft.
29 NIKV69 : That paint scheme is really nice! Congratulations to WN. They continue to lead..
30 EMBQA : Does WN still only check local bags? If they do, then coming in first isn't really a accomplishment. SWAFA- I think they are referring to the fact tha
31 SprxflySWA : SWAFA30- It is 363SW Heroes of the Heart.
32 Barney Captain : Man, lots of misinformation out there. The original pic is of Triple Crown 1. It was dedicated to SW employees for 5 consecutive years of accomplishin
33 Freshlove1 : Yeah I realized that ACARS deal of closing the doors and releasing the break after I put the post up. True that it is done, so we wil see what happens
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