We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1133 times:
Southwest leased 727-200s from Braniff and PeoplExpress. They were used only for a short during the "on season" when they had aircraft on order. Remember, WN started with only 3 aircraft, but once they were noticed, they spread like wildfire.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5579 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
Some of the WN 727's had a script "SW" on the tail; I could have sworn that there was a pic of one at this site, but a quick check sez, "no." I know someone onthe 'Net has it posted, but I may have to dig out an old picture I'm bound to have of it from a PHX-HOU trip once. It was a BN 727-200, as I recall.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
Unless my memory is failing me, the ex-BN 727 (N406BN, ex-Frontier aircraft and sister ship to BN's N408BN Calder "flag" aircraft) had "Southwest" up the side of the tail. The PeopleExpress birds a few years later (N55*PE and N56*PE number ranges) all had the cursive stuff.
I'll have to dig through my old photos to be sure...