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SouthWest Airline's "Luv Jets"?  
User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

What's the Deal with these "Luv Jets" ?

I'm talking about the select aircraft that have the heart and a "1" on the a/c.. as pictured below:

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And than some aircraft that are more colorful and whatnot do not have the little heart..as pictued below:

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What does this mean? Even on WN's website it uses the term; "On some of our Luv Jets..."

Thanks,

geek

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26194 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

The Heart is on the inside of the Canyon Blue planes. It is on the front bulkhead wall


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User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

SWA is the airline of Love
- Love Field in Dallas
- LUV ticker symbol
- old route maps that had hearts to identify the cities they served.

I think there was a time when SWA was running Adverts with Bob Marley's "One Love", and it was about that time the red heart with the white 1 began appearing on the old liverys - late 80's I think. With the "new look" the hearts are becomeing a thing of the past.



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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Ahh.. ok, so it's just like the airline's thing? gotcha  Big grin

thanks!

geek


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

It's about the LUV! I tell you a friend of mine flew WN this morning from ORL-ISP. It was so crowded at the airport since everyone at the PGA Merchandise show was leaving town. He got to the airport 2 and a half hours before depature and just made his flight! In fact he lost his seat after it was given away cause he couldn't get to the gate fast enough and was lucky that someone else didn't make in time so he got a seat! HUGS all around! It's about the LUV!!  Love



User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

The Southwest "heart 1" stickers first appeared in late 1992 or early 1993. I think it had something to do with being "number 1" in customer satisfaction for something like 3 years in a row. The heart was already explained.

Incidentally, they initially appeared on the nose, right under the cockpit windows. But I guess it was thought they didn't look good there so they were quickly changed.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

"It's about the LUV! I tell you a friend of mine flew WN this morning from ORL-ISP."

I didn't know WN flew out of Orlando Executive... Wow!

Greg



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

My bad. I meant MCO. What a scene at the airport. My friend said he barely made it and had to run like OJ in the Hertz commercial!

User currently offlineSprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Did he bang on his houses' wall as he ran by so Kato would come out to..... oh wait, never mind.

I think the hearts on the inside are just the regular ones that are incorporated in the winged heart logo WN has as official now.

[Edited 2005-01-31 02:10:22]


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8089 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

I kinda miss having the ole' triple crown heart on the 737s. It's one of the big mysteries I had to deal with as a kid and it always brings back fond memories of the mustard colored WN jets. Besides, it'd look slick on the canyon blue.


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User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

speaking of the tripple crown. Is that 'logo-jet' still around? have any of WN's special livery planes recieved the new interior, and the canyon blue tail?

On a side, note, i liked the desert gold, better than the original mustard, and definatley better then this canyon blue. Although the blue/yellow interiors look awesome!

-Tony@PVD



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User currently offlineStowAway From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 640 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

speaking of the tripple crown. Is that 'logo-jet' still around? have any of WN's special livery planes recieved the new interior, and the canyon blue tail?

Very much so! We see it here in BNA every couple of days.



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User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

The Southwest "heart 1" stickers first appeared in late 1992 or early 1993. I think it had something to do with being "number 1" in customer satisfaction for something like 3 years in a row.

Close, but it's more than that. It represents the sweep of all three catagories the DOT rates airlines (hence the name "Triple Crown"): Customer satisfaction, ontime performance & baggage handling. The DOT rates airlines each quarter or four times per year.

No other airline has ever rated #1 all three catagories for ANY quarter of ANY single year. SWA swept every quarter for 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996 consecutively. The hearts were moved farther back as they were peeling away in the slipstream.


User currently offlineLoveFieldFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Triple Crown One


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