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New WN Special Theme A/C Pt. 2  
User currently offlineSwabur From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7075 times:

Does anyone know whatever happened with this, it kinda went to the wayside. Are we taking delivery of it soon or was it just a "false sighting"?


C'Mon Mav, do some of that pilot sh**!!
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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7049 times:

Sighting, what sighting?  Wink

...it was all just a dream, you saw nothing, nothing at all....


User currently offlineSwabur From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7034 times:

Last week someone said they saw a possible new theme plane, I was just wondering if it came to fruition or anything. Come on OPLN, you, out of all people should know these things!  biggrin 


C'Mon Mav, do some of that pilot sh**!!
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7003 times:

Quoting Swabur (Reply 2):
Last week someone said they saw a possible new theme plane, I was just wondering if it came to fruition or anything. Come on OPLN, you, out of all people should know these things!

...you're getting sleepy, very sleepy....  hypnotized 

..it was all just a dream, you saw nothing, nothing at all....


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4838 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6981 times:
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Quoting Swabur (Reply 2):
Last week someone said they saw a possible new theme plane, I was just wondering if it came to fruition or anything. Come on OPLN, you, out of all people should know these things!

 shhh 



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6974 times:

Quoting Swabur (Reply 2):
Come on OPLN, you, out of all people should know these things

OK, I'll tell, but you have to promise not to tell another soul...

We're painting a 737 like Elvis, and it'll be ferrying out of Area 51 on Friday afternoon...going to MEM. Drat! I've said too much...

Sssshhh!

[Edited 2005-11-03 03:12:36]

User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6937 times:

It was a figment of your imagination. You didn't see anything.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Strange, but there's now a delivery flight headed this way...  scratchchin 

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6636 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Its the new WN NBA plane, will be rolled out today

[Edited 2005-11-03 15:44:30]

User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6623 times:

It better not be "Shamu Four".  Yeah sure

- John


User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6614 times:
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I heard WN was dressing a plane up in ATA colors and mascaradaing it out of MDW as a TZ flight with WN own staff aboard. The only way to tell was that the plane was not a 737-800 and it leaves from a WN gate, which they explain away by saying that all of the TZ gates were in use. They then fly the people to their desitnation with slow, crappy service so that people begin to hate TZ further strengthening WNs take-over bid.   

I also heard that they were making an Airlines.net themed plane on the insistance of the Airliners.net faction of the WN Pretorian Guard. It will have "Wright is Wrong CJ" painted on the side and will do low speed passes of the area around DAL, with few houses (OK, I head it was only one) recieveing special attention. It will be painted in the blue/darkblue A.net colors and the IFE will have PTV at each set from which you can particapte in the airliners.net discussions on the Wright Amendement. And since WN is a no frills airline, access to smilies will cost $2.   

[Edited 2005-11-03 15:53:41]


For some, the sky is the limit. For us, it is only the beginning... -- Jack Hunt
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

One boeing 737......$45,000,000
Jet fuel per flight .... $10,000
Having the NBA to pay for your paintjob....priceless.

That's one slam dunk for WN.  wink 



The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6573 times:
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Somehow, I just dont think you can haul out the Mastercard and slap down a cool $45 million for a B737, not unless you are Bill Gates or something.  Smile

The fuel, sure, but the plane? I dont know...



For some, the sky is the limit. For us, it is only the beginning... -- Jack Hunt
User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6572 times:

Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 10):

I also heard that they were making an Airlines.net themed plane on the insistance of the Airliners.net faction of the WN Pretorian Guard. It will have "Wright is Wrong CJ" painted on the side and will do low speed passes of the area around DAL, with few houses (OK, I head it was only one) recieveing special attention

 rotfl 

It's gonna be worth having the Wrong Amendment repealed just to hear what Kevin Cox, CJ, and Boeing7E7 have to say about it.

My predictions:

Kevin Cox will mysteriously vanish. He will be executed Darth Vader style by the CEO of AA for "failing him for the last time".

CJ will comment how repeal of the Wright Amendment is "protectionism" for WN. Then his head will explode.

Boeing7E7 will launch into a rant about how this will destroy DFW's chances to improve the litany of problems they have. As if the future of the entire airport rests on WN moving there. Almost everybody will recognize it as BS and roll their eyes in unison.

- John


User currently offlineDadoftyler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Southwest Airlines Launches New NBA-Themed Specialty Airplane

Thursday November 3, 11:30 am ET

Slam Dunk One Marks First Southwest Specialty Plane with a Partner in 17 Years

Three Ronald McDonald House Families on Maiden Voyage to Los Angeles as Part of NBA CARES


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2005--Southwest Airlines unveiled its first new specialty airplane with a marketing partner in 17 years, the NBA-themed Slam Dunk One, it was announced today by Southwest Airlines President Colleen Barrett, NBA Commissioner David Stern, NBA legends Bill Russell, Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, Bob Lanier, Bill Walton and George Gervin and WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo. The first and only other customized Southwest plane dedicated to a marketing partner honors Shamu of Sea World fame, and has been in service since 1988. Southwest also has a fleet of six specialty aircrafts dedicated to various states and one dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House.

The only plane of its kind in all of sports, Slam Dunk One is emblazoned with an NBA basketball going through a hoop on the forward portion of the fuselage. The ball is trailed by an orange wave that starts from the back of the plane making it appear as if it is being shot into the basket. Slam Dunk One is emblazoned on the nose of the plane. The plane has a customized interior with each of the 30 NBA team logos adorning the overhead compartments and a custom windscreen featuring a panel commemorating today, the date of the aircraft's maiden flight.

The NBA and Southwest Airlines expanded their marketing partnership in July, and Slam Dunk One is the first product of the broader relationship. The multi-year agreement establishes new community outreach efforts and increases Southwest advertising through NBA media to reach the league's loyal base of trendsetting fans.

Slam Dunk One will go into regular rotation throughout Southwest's 61-city network. The special plane also will be used in ongoing charitable activities and special events conducted by the NBA and Southwest.

"The rare step of creating a specialty airplane with a partner demonstrates our strong commitment to the NBA partnership," said Barrett. "This partnership provides us with unique opportunities to convey our spirit and pride to our Customers through a subject they feel passionate about...NBA basketball."

"The NBA and Southwest Airlines share a common passion for community outreach and a willingness to take innovative steps to serve our fans and customers," said Stern. "As a larger than life symbol of our partnership, Slam Dunk One will further our efforts in providing unique fan and customer experiences and a new means of enriching our communities with special outreach programs."

Slam Dunk One, a Boeing 737, will fly a special charter flight as its maiden passenger voyage today from Dallas to Los Angeles carrying three families from the Dallas Ronald McDonald House. Once in Los Angeles, the families will receive a Shoot For Hope experience which includes receiving tickets to an NBA game (Suns @ Lakers), visiting with NBA players and legends, a chance to see warm-ups courtside, and special gifts.

The Shoot For Hope program with Southwest Airlines is part of NBA CARES, a global community outreach initiative that will feature the league, players and teams raising and contributing more than $100 million for charity, donating more than one million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities worldwide, and building more than 100 places where kids can learn and play over the next five years.

The following special guests and their families will be riding on Slam Dunk One and will receive a Shoot For Hope experience from the NBA and Southwest Airlines:

Jonathan Rangel (17, San Angelo, TX) -- At 12 years old Jonathan was diagnosed with a benign tumor in his arm that was wrapped by his arteries (Parkes Weber Syndrome), meaning doctors were unable to remove the tumor without risking Jonathan's life. Jonathan travels to Boston every three months for surgery to block some of the blood vessels feeding the tumor. Jonathan is a positive person who believes he was given this disease because he can handle the situation better than most people. Jonathan is a big NBA fan and his favorite player is Dirk Nowitzki.

Andy Noland (15, Beaumont, TX) -- Due to Spina Bifada, Andy is unable to walk and is in a wheelchair, but he doesn't let that stop him. Andy is currently a freshman in high school, where he is the varsity football team trainer. The Noland family was affected by Hurricane Rita and have recently traveled back home to Beaumont after staying at the Ronald McDonald House for three weeks. Andy loves basketball and his favorite player is Kobe Bryant.

Cody Miller (14, Port Neches, TX) - Cody was diagnosed with a type of Muscular Dystrophy known as Intermediate Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA Type 2 at the age of three. Due to the disease, Cody is in a wheelchair but he doesn't look at himself as disabled. Cody is a high school freshman who enjoys meteorology. Currently the family is staying in Dallas but is originally from Port Neches, where 75 percent of their business and home were damaged by Hurricane Rita. Cody is also an NBA fan and his favorite player is Kobe Bryant.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6865 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6445 times:

Quoting Dadoftyler (Reply 14):
WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo

 Smile LMAO!!!

Hard to read past that point....hehe...

Good for WN and the philanthropic part of this. Very nice gesture. Can't wait to see pics of it.

It still strikes me as funny that WN is the "official" airline of XYZ league, yet doesn't do charters of teams.


User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6425 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 15):
It still strikes me as funny that WN is the "official" airline of XYZ league, yet doesn't do charters of teams.

I thought they did.

Anyways....let's see the goddamned plane already. WN hasn't updated their site yet.  Smile

- John


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/051103/35711.html?.v=1
Heres the press release
Slam Dunk One--no pics tho

[Edited 2005-11-03 18:03:55]


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6376 times:

Thanks.

BTW, without starting a new topic, does anyone know how far along is WN on converting all their planes over to Canyon Blue?

Will their be any holdouts of the Corndog scheme (I like the corndog scheme better honestly).

- John


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

If I'm not mistaken they will leave 3 planes in standard ochre colors to commemorate the first three cities they served--Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Not sure if they will all be -700s or one of each type.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 18):
BTW, without starting a new topic, does anyone know how far along is WN on converting all their planes over to Canyon Blue?

I'll check later today...

Would anyone believe that I got two emails asking where "Elvis One" would be flying so they could get pictures?  Wink


User currently offlineSwabur From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6140 times:

Hey OPNL, i knew i wasnt dreamin or even a figment of my imagination  bigthumbsup 


C'Mon Mav, do some of that pilot sh**!!
User currently offlineSwabur From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

OPNL, do you happen to know the routing on that A/C today?


C'Mon Mav, do some of that pilot sh**!!
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Going DAL-LAX-DAL with a load of Ronald McDonald House kids...so it'll be close to you if you don't mind the drive to LAX...

Won't that be nice when we can go DAL-LAX with paying passengers?  Wink


User currently offlineSwabur From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

For sure!! Countin the days! Yeah, cant really get down to LA today, sittin reserve in OAK.


C'Mon Mav, do some of that pilot sh**!!
25 Drerx7 : I like it. Much much better than Maryland One.
26 Typhaerion : Amen. I like how they worked it into the beautiful Canyon Blue Scheme. A good bird!
27 Post contains images PHLBOS : The orange textured basketball on the fuselage and engine cowlings add a nice touch.
28 OPNLguy : So did I, but I wasn't about to scoop our PR and Marketing folks on a public board...for obvious reasons....
29 Post contains images Drerx7 : Gotta love the industry
30 KensukeAida : Not half bad. They need to do something to the winglets though. - John
31 Post contains images Typhaerion : C'mon OPNL, we all know you co-founded WN you have been around so long. Like they coud fire you and get someone even half as experienced...
32 KBFIspotter : I knew that I saw a theme aircraft! That is the one that at BFI last week, and prompted me to start the original thread about a new theme A/C! Kris KB
33 Post contains images OPNLguy : If I was really a co-founder and had the stock options commensurate with that position, I'd have been on the beach for several years by now. Since I'
34 Uniuniunium : Darn, I could have sworn it was going to be a 73G painted as a United 757 with winglets...
35 Psa53 : Yes.That's great.But you must comply to the NBA dress code. Suits and ties required for men. Ladies must wear Sunday church outfits. Super paint job!
36 Post contains images AndrewUber : Hopefully Syncmaster and I can nail it tomorrow at MDW! D r e w
37 Tom in NO : Strange.....I didn't see any horses painted on that airplane. Tom at MSY Dadoftyler: email coming your way
38 BR715-A1-30 : Huh?
39 OPNLguy : All 441 aircraft have the Spirit Interiors... By my count, 303 are in Canyon Blue (or special schemes), leaving 138 left to go. Subtract the 3 that a
40 Jamake1 : I love the textured basketball on the engines! SWA is always a step ahead...
41 KensukeAida : Thanks OPNLguy. Any idea why they changed to Canyon Blue in the first place? Did they not like the "Corndog" scheme anymore? - John
42 Laxtwin : They finally got a decent looking plane. I think they should pain them all mostly blue and leave the brown stripes on the tail.
43 KensukeAida : Heathen!!!! - John
44 Post contains links Psa53 : Huh?[/quote] I'm surprised you missed it.It's been getting a lot of press in the last couple of weeks. http://www.nba.com/news/player_dress_code_05101
45 Post contains images Runway27Right : Alrighty then, all that's left is to post a schedule here
46 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : What the NBA needs to do is do away with the retarded looking baggy uniforms most players wear. This is a pro league of adults not a teen fashion show
47 Wedgetail737 : All this dialogue and no photos! Ptooey!
48 Wedgetail737 : Very cool paint job! Thanks Gent!
49 Post contains images Silver1SWA : It appears "Slam Dunk One" entered service yesterday and ended up at SMF. Today, it is completing SMF-SNA-LAS-BNA-MHT-MCO As of 12:45pm today (Pacifi
50 Sunilgupta : Any chance to narrow it down a little for BWI? Sounds like it may get in after sunset. Thanks Sunil
51 BlatantEcho : wow, looks GREAT ..
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