LUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8507 times:
Since Maryland recently got a Southwest themed plane, I was wondering would they ever paint one for Illinois? Chicago Midway is definitely one of their "hubs", even though they claim not to have any. But, it is their # 3 city in terms of daily departures. Baltimore is # 4. How New Mexico got a themed plane is beyond me, but there must be a good reason. Maybe someone can tell me why. Anyway, what are your thoughts?
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DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8485 times:
Have you seen their flag? It's just a logo. Whoptie doo, sorry Illinios, but your flag blows. If it didn't have "ILLINOIS" written below it (added by the legislature in 1967) you would have no clue what state it represents.
A color scheme based from this flag would be unexciting in my opinion: Eurowhite with a logo just doesn't fit WN.
Maybe they could just do the City of Chicago flag:
Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8446 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1): A color scheme based from this flag would be unexciting in my opinion: Eurowhite with a logo just doesn't fit WN
Unexciting indeed... Can anyone come up with a picture of what this plane might look like? Maybe they could break with tradition and instead of the Illinois flag, try something with scenes from Illinois, kind of like how the state quarters are done... try something like the Sears Tower on the tail.... just a thought, but I can't see how this would look as good as there other planes... this plane just seems like it would look, well, plain.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8293 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1): If it didn't have "ILLINOIS" written below it (added by the legislature in 1967) you would have no clue what state it represents.
Gee, you're right. There's no way you could look up what state entered the union in 1818.
Who knows why Illinois' flag just has a field with "a logo" on it... if only they were like most other state flags that are so distinctive and identifiable.....why don't you tell us what states these flags represent, DFWRevolution... no fair cheating if you can only tell because the state's name is on it:
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8156 times:
Is Southwest still the official airline of the Cubs? If so, I think a Cubbie plane would be the greatest thing ever. Of course, it would have to have the Harry Carey logo that is on patches on the players' uniforms. Do they still wear those patches? I haven't been able to catch a Cubbie game on tv this season.
MikeyCpvd From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 162 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8161 times:
As the years go by, Southwest has grown significantly in the northeastern corner of the US. Hell it's been just over 10 years since they turned out Baltimore, and since then they've literally nearly claimed:
Islip, Long Island, NY
Pittsburgh, PA (borderline midwest, and still fledgling)
What would be cool is if they had a plane painted in either of the cities respective state's flags, or since they are all moderate-to-large sized cities, have depictions of the city landscapes (or whatever they're famous for - mountains for MHT, Niagara Falls for BUF, etc). That would be one hot looking airplane. Call it Nor'easter One, after the famous storms that see us damn near weekly from November - April.
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Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5541 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8131 times:
Quoting TWFirst (Reply 16): why don't you tell us what states these flags represent, DFWRevolution... no fair cheating if you can only tell because the state's name is on it:
You could at least try to find some images with better resolutions there. Oh and first row, second from the right is Indiana, second row, second from the left is Louisiana, and fourth row's first and last flags are North Carolina and South Carolina, respectively.
Should South Carolina ever get a decent amount of WN service, I think a "Palmetto One" might look nice
[Edited 2005-07-07 21:59:52]
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
: and everyone is saying Illinois would be too bland?
: That's your opinion, and you're entitled to it.[Edited 2005-07-07 22:13:42]
: WN is everyone's sponsor...even though the Cubs fly United. If they used the Chicago flag, it would look like a flying squad car. DfwRevolution, the