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Number Of Southwest 737-500s In Brown?  
User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5057 times:
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Just wondering if anyone can tell me how many of Southwest's 737-500s are still in the older colors. As far as I can tell from a quick search through the database, N504SW may be the only one although there aren't any 2006 photos of N502SW, N508SW, or N509SW. Thanks to anyone able to help.

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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

I went for a stroll on the other site and found that 502SW, 508SW, and 509SW have all been repainted.


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User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

Didn't Southwest say that they're always going to keep 3 aircraft in old colours after the canyon blue painting is complete to remember their heritage? Maybe they'd keep 1 733, 1 735 and 1 73G in the old livery.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

Quoting YOW (Reply 2):
Didn't Southwest say that they're always going to keep 3 aircraft in old colours after the canyon blue painting is complete to remember their heritage? Maybe they'd keep 1 733, 1 735 and 1 73G in the old livery.

The three aircraft being kept in the old colors are all -700s. N711HK is one, and the other two numbers escape me at the moment.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
The three aircraft being kept in the old colors are all -700s. N711HK is one, and the other two numbers escape me at the moment.

N714CB and N792SW? That's a guess.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6369 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
The three aircraft being kept in the old colors are all -700s. N711HK is one, and the other two numbers escape me at the moment.

OPNL, you guys been purposely sending all the harvest gold ones here to PDX? All the birds I've seen landing here in the past few days have not been canyon blue...that's quite the feat Big grin



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
The three aircraft being kept in the old colors are all -700s. N711HK is one, and the other two numbers escape me at the moment.



Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 4):
N714CB and N792SW? That's a guess.

I also heard N711HK and N714CB and N738CB which may or may not be true. N711HK has been repainted in the gold scheme which looks better in my opinion.

Not sure about the other two.

Alex



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

Not sure the exact models, but last week at SMF (I was traveling through) almost all the planes were in the old color. I wonder why this airport has this high of a ratio.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
OPNL, you guys been purposely sending all the harvest gold ones here to PDX? All the birds I've seen landing here in the past few days have not been canyon blue...that's quite the feat

Nah, it just seems that way... Purely luck of the draw...


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2070 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

I saw at least two with the old scheme on the ground in PHL last week.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

There's 4 of the old colors aircraft in this pic...


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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4778 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4333 times:
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Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 4):
N714CB and N792SW? That's a guess.

I believe you are correct. What I have heard is, like N711HK, N714CB and N792SW will be painted in the special gold version of the classic livery. 714 because Colleen Barrett (hence the CB) and 792 because it was the last WN 737 delivered in the old colors. Both aircraft have yet to be repainted. N711HK is the only one so far.

As far as -500s in old colors, I'm not sure how many are left. We don't see -500s out here at SAN anymore. We did have one on Saturday though and it was in the old colors. I believe it was N505SW...maybe? I don't remember.

[Edited 2006-08-17 01:04:57]


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User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2070 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

In PHL today I saw the following in gold:
N757LV
N726SW
N780SW

There was another one but I didn't catch the reg.


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4778 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4125 times:
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Quoting Silentbob (Reply 12):
In PHL today I saw the following in gold:
N757LV
N726SW
N780SW

There was another one but I didn't catch the reg.

I believe this thread is about WN's 737-500s in the brown colors. Those are all -700s. WN still has MANY 737-300s and 737-700s in the brown colors. It will be some time before the entire fleet is blue...minues the three -700s that are to remain in the classic scheme (as discussed above).



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