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User currently offlineDelta767-400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 228 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Just a quick question what was WN logo before the 737-300 joined the fleet? It's very obvious that the current logo is not a 737-200. Was it a 737-200? Or did they use a different style logo altogether?

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User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

The 'shield' logo with the 3 color stripes was on everything from the counter signs to the ticket stock (old cash register reciept style) & probationary pins when I was hired in 1989.

[Edited 2005-01-07 01:36:08]

User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Here's a graphic -http://www.southwest.com/images/ad_gallery/corporate_logos.gif

User currently offlineMoodyBlues From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Delta767-400

I believe you are asking about the "Plane Logo" used on everything from the website, to "Rapid Rewards" credit cards, NFL sponsor logos and Southwest Ads ("You are now free to move about the country") not the official corporate loge that Av8trxx linked to in the post above.

The new Canyon Blue logo is probably a 737-700 in Spirit colors. The original Gold & Orange logo I would imagine is based on the 737-300. If you look closely the engines have the flattened lower nacelles and are painted. Southwest 737-200s have polished metal cowlings, not painted like some other airlines (Delta flies a 737-200 over my house which has painted engine cowls).

However, being that the major visual difference between a -300 and -700 is the size of the wings (and the painted flap covers, which are deep orange, as opposed to gray on the -200, -300, & -500) I would say that it would be impossible to tell the difference on that little tiny logo.

Note: I just looked at my Rapid Rewards card, which is in the old colors, and my SW VISA, which is in the new colors, and on both aircraft the flap covers are depicted as gray, which would indicate a -300 aircraft. Or maybe just an inability of the card printer to make those little covers orange. You be the judge  Smile


Shown below, a -200, a -300 and a -700 in new colors

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User currently onlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

MoodyBlues:
However, being that the major visual difference between a -300 and -700 is the size of the wings (and the painted flap covers, which are deep orange, as opposed to gray on the -200, -300, & -500) I would say that it would be impossible to tell the difference on that little tiny logo.


I know this has nothing to do with logo's, but being that I live right outside of Nashville and live under a STAR to Nashville, looking at a large number of inbound flights, I have found the following to tell the difference of the 200, 300, 500, and 700 in the air.

Correct me if I'm wrong (and I probably am):

200's NEVER fly to BNA (and are almost gone anyway in Texas) BUT it those shiny engines would be easy to spot...
700's are easy.. Winglets...
300's are easy.. tailhook lights on the wings...most of the time flashing...
that leave's 500's. No winglets.. no tailhook lights on wings...

Any other tips would be appreciated...

Thanks..





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[Edited 2005-01-11 07:36:07]


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

>>>200's NEVER fly to BNA (and are almost gone anyway in Texas) BUT it those shiny engines would be easy to spot...
>>>700's are easy.. Winglets...
>>>300's are easy.. tailhook lights on the wings...most of the time flashing...
that leave's
>>>500's. No winglets.. no tailhook lights on wings...

Let's try this... All SWA aircraft have the system that pulsates the landing lights....

-200s: Shorter fuselage length, silver metalic engine cowlings, gray flap canoes, outboard landing lights in flap canoes. They'll all be gone in 6 days.

-500s: Shorter fuselage length, painted CFM "flat-bottomed" engine cowlings, gray flap canoes, outboard landing lights in flap canoes.

-300s: Longer fuselage length, painted CFM "flat-bottomed" engine cowlings, gray flap canoes, outboard landing lights in flap canoes.

-700s: Longer fuselage length, longer wingspan, blended winglets, painted CFM "more rounded bottom" engine cowlings, red flap canoes, outboard landing lights formerly in flap canoes have been relocated to the bottom of the fuselage, just either side of the aircraft centerline. All but 10 of SWA's 195 (as of today) -700s have winglets, and those 10 will be done soon, so that will be a sure-fire clue. If you're really close enough to notice, the pitot/static probes on the -700s are much further forward than the others, and future -700 deliveries will soon no longer be equipped with the #4 and #5 sets of "eyebrow" windows.



[Edited 2005-01-11 08:22:14]

User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4769 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
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Correct me if I'm wrong (and I probably am):

200's NEVER fly to BNA (and are almost gone anyway in Texas) BUT it those shiny engines would be easy to spot...
700's are easy.. Winglets...
300's are easy.. tailhook lights on the wings...most of the time flashing...
that leave's 500's. No winglets.. no tailhook lights on wings...

Any other tips would be appreciated...

Thanks..


There are many, MANY physical differences between the 737-300/500s and -700s. There are many threads here at a.net that cover pretty much all of them. Try a search. To sum it up, -300s and -500s are basically the same thing with the main difference being length. The forward section of the windows is the most noticeable difference....-500s have less windows in the front section. Again, I'm speaking of visual differences seen from the outside...

The -700 has a much taller tail, taller main gear, slightly more round shape of the engines, a completely different wing design including a much larger wing span.

I am not sure what you mean by tail hook lights on the wings. I honestly dont know what you are refering to, but as far as landing light configuration, the -300s and -500s are identical.

With all that said, the aircraft logo being asked about has changed. It is true, the logo was once a -300 in the old colors. The new logo is very similar, the obvious difference being the colors. The new one is indeed a -700. You can tell by the wings...and im not just talking about the red "canoes". I have specifically looked for the difference in the two logos to see if they really changed the aircraft, or just repainted an old logo. The old logo features a wing where the engine pylon extends to the trailing edge of the wing. This is characteristic of a -300/500.

Just like if you saw pictures of a -300/500 and a -700 side by side, the differences would become just as obvious if you saw the two logos side by side. Unfortunately I don't have them available to show here in this forum. Don't have time to track down a picture of the older logo.

And finally, to answer the original question, I don't think WN used a logo of that type back when they started. I could be wrong, but I'd say this type of logo didn't appear til sometime during the '90s...a time when the -300 was in full swing. Therefore I don't think a -200 has been used for that logo...



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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4769 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
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And just to give you an idea, check out these shots and study them...the differences, especially in the wing become quite obvious, and are immediately noticeable once you see them.


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And please, ignore the winglets. That's far too obvious...



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