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Will Southwest Paint An "Illinois One"?  
User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7804 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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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7782 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:



User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

The Chicago flag would be Kewl.

New Mexico One just looks neat. Maybe that's why they did it!



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User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7743 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.

Maybe since the world bows before Southwest, Illinois should add a checkered look to its flag like MD so that it will get its own painted plane.. Wink

I do agree with LUV4JFK, considering the amount of WN service in IL.

Maybe NC will gets its colors on one someday, that could be neat!

Anyone know what criteria WN uses before painting a state colors aircraft?



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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7743 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.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

Quoting LUV4JFK (Thread starter):
Will Southwest Paint An "Illinois One"?

Maybe they will paint a penny on it and the slogan Land of Lincoln...

Quoting Midway2airtran (Reply 3):
flag like MD so that it will get its own painted plane..

The Jester Plane.



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Quoting Midway2airtran (Reply 3):
Anyone know what criteria WN uses before painting a state colors aircraft?

Kickbacks from a state’s Tourism Bureau!  Wink

Are you talking about how SWA picks a state or how they go about rendering a state’s flag?

SWA consulted a Native American contingent over New Mexico One.


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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7685 times:

yeah, the chicago flag would be pretty fucking sweet i think.

or they could put any of these (or all of them) noteworthy illinoisans on the side of their airplane

Al Capone
Mayor Daley (either of them)
Ronald Reagan
Barak Obama
Michael Jordan
Billy Corgan
R Kelly


...hehe



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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7678 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 6):
Al Capone

Not something Illinois would want everyone remembering them for I would think...

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 6):
Mayor Daley (either of them)



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 6):
Barak Obama

I don't think WN would want to get into politics like that, or at least give the (literal) appearance of it.



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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6764 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7676 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 5):
SWA consulted a Native American contingent over New Mexico One.

That was the Zia Pueblo, I believe. I believe the reason for that was the fact that the sun symbol on the New Mexico flag actually originated with them, and it is sacred to them.

Actually, I think you could come up with a pretty spiffy Illinois One if you emphasized that eagle, the stars and stripes shield, and the red ribbon in the eagle's beak.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7662 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Whoptie doo, sorry Illinios, but your flag blows

our flag blows? are you kidding.

it's more creative than the one for Texas, that's for sure.

why they don't just go back and adopt the car from Dukes of Hazard is beyond me.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7652 times:

btw, the texas state flag.

http://www.50states.com/flag/txflag.htm

and we get ripped on for putting "Illinois" on ours....come now...



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7646 times:

Hehe its good to be in maryland Big grin

yeah my profile says DC but its really rockville  Smile



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7639 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 6):
they could put any of these (or all of them) noteworthy illinoisans on the side of their airplane

How about Harry Caray?



Maybe WN could do something similar to what FL did with Sir Elton John's image. Either that paint Caray's big glasses on the front of the plane, around the windows. Big grin

[Edited 2005-07-07 19:24:08]


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7621 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):
How about Harry Caray?

that'd make a splash when it passed through St. Louis....

perhaps a few low flying passes over the Busch home?



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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 8):
Actually, I think you could come up with a pretty spiffy Illinois One if you emphasized that eagle, the stars and stripes shield, and the red ribbon in the eagle's beak.

Good point that I didn't think of.... Just so long as they don't do the side of the fuselage EXACTLY like the Illinois flag... then it would suck.



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User currently offlineWayfarer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7615 times:

Will Southwest paint an "Illinois One?"

Who knows ... I find this feature cool idea


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WN can do that (picture of Harry Caray - to honor him). I understand that Southwest is Chicago's sponsor?


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7590 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.  Yeah sure

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:








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User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7576 times:

Second row, second from right is Michigan...

 Wink


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7564 times:

Second row, third from right is Massachusetts

Fourth row, second from right is Pennsylvania.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9373 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

24 states (give or take a few if i missed some) have their state names written on their flag.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

..........all these state flags are BORING.

MD1 looks great.



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7510 times:

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 7):

I don't think WN would want to get into politics like that, or at least give the (literal) appearance of it.

it was a joke

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):
How about Harry Caray?

i definitely like this idea. They are the official airline of the chicago cubs, and everytime a cub hits a homerun they do the "Southwest Airlines How Far Did it Fly?".



in summary

the cubs, Harry Caray, and Southwest are awesome



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7453 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.


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User currently offlineMikeyCpvd From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 162 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7458 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:

Albany, NY
Buffalo, NY
Hartford/Springfield, CT
Islip, Long Island, NY
Manchester, NH
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA (borderline midwest, and still fledgling)
Providence, RI

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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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7428 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]


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25 STLGph : and everyone is saying Illinois would be too bland?
26 Garnetpalmetto : That's your opinion, and you're entitled to it.[Edited 2005-07-07 22:13:42]
27 Post contains images FriendlySkies : 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
28 Post contains links and images Wayfarer : OK -- how many WN 737s in special schemes? So, currently, far seven of them? View Large View MediumPhoto © John K. Jonaitis Jr.[Edited 2005-07-07
29 Garnetpalmetto : 11. Here's the breakdown: Arizona One California One Lone Star One Maryland One Nevada One New Mexico One Shamu I Shamu II Shamu III Silver One Tripl
30 Post contains images PHLBOS : Wayfarer, You forgot a couple: Not to mention that there are 2 other Shamus.[Edited 2005-07-07 22:45:19]
31 777STL : Here's what I don't get.... You guys love the New Mexico plane, and the New Mexico state flag is a yellow flag with a goofy looking Native American sy
32 Stlgph : well, i like color. that's all. for tax purposes i have an apartment in Edwardsville, in addition to an apartment i have in St. Louis. my family has
33 B757capt : You can't put the Sears Tower on the tail. It would look like Chicago express was back with a 737. Chicago One is a great idea.
34 PIT757 : Southwest has enough State theme planes. How about a city theme plane? Since Pittsburgh is latest addition to the Southwest family, how about a Pittsb
35 Lt-AWACS : yeah the flag does "suck" as they say. THe Texas flag which flew over an independent republic no less, was recently voted second best in North Americ
36 STLGph : fotw.com? filmmakers of the web? coming soon? that website? yeah, that's quite the expert flag site. This remark is uneducated, unresearched, and sti
37 FriendlySkies : So what, just because some guy who studies flags says you shouldn't put words on one, makes any flag with words crap? Give me a break...
38 Stlgph : he's just upset that Texas decided to be cool and join the rest of the states. it happens.
39 Planespotting : so STLGph your signature says "proud to be a blue stater" but you say you're from 3 different states, and only one of them is blue. wtf man, W-T-F ser
40 Post contains links Lt-AWACS : my typo due to my comm links, correct one http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ Well put it this way kid, the majority of vexilliogists/historians, web
41 STLGph : very good...you caught onto that. my driver's license and voter's registration card stays registered in Illinois, my friend. ;p the missouri residenc
42 Post contains images TWFirst : Plus the fact, Missouri and Indiana are just suburbs of Illinois anyway...
43 STLGph : uneducated? dad, i never made any reference to the confederate cross. the dukes of hazard car is the dukes of hazard car. the confederate cross is th
44 AirplaneDork : I'd like to know if WN would ever consider a Michigan One, despite the fact NW rules over DTW. An Illinois One would make a lot of sense, though. And
45 Planespotting : yep, but iowa is it's own state :p hehe
46 STLGph : who? ;p
47 Post contains images TWFirst : Of course... because no one will claim it.
48 Lt-AWACS : Kid, you mentioned the "Dukes of Hazzard" car which is orange (not a colour on the Texas flag) which has a Confederate battle flag on top. The only f
49 STLGph : dad, a the General Lee is not a confederate flag. *that* is a fact. it is an orange car decorated to look all pretty. *that* is also a fact. yes. the
50 FriendlySkies : You know what? Why are you wasting your time with this NAVA crap, trying to PROVE that our flag "sucks" as you put it. I like my state's flag, and I
51 Lt-AWACS : Then that makes you like even more asinine, as there is no Orange in the Texas flag. Don't dig your whole bigger. THe General Lee has a huge Confeder
52 Lt-AWACS : Where did I note I was a flag expert? Please show me. I am glad you like your flag, maybe you should write a letter to WN showing them so they will p
53 STLGph : friendlyskies-- agreed. Illinois' flag has color and some thought was put into it. that "damn idiotic group", btw, began in 1993 as a list serve. quit
54 Lt-AWACS : again, that group has nothing to do with history, it is one point, that you seem to have a grudge with (other than your false Confederate flag claim),
55 STLGph : jesus. what part do you not understand? this has nothing to do with the current texas flag. this has nothing to do with how the General Lee looks or
56 STLGph : ??????????????
57 AirplaneDork : Wow, this has degraded into just about the most ridiculous thread I've seen at A.net. But then, I'm relatively new here.
58 Thomasphoto60 : So did our prez, what does that mean? Thomas[Edited 2005-07-08 00:54:08]
59 Lt-AWACS : It is a car from Georgia, and your "Texas" insult point was mute. Simple. Sorry you don't get it kid, sometimes sarcasm is wasted... Funny I didn't k
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