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User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 379 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Hey all, I've got a question that I'm hoping some of our resident WN experts may have the answer to. I was wondering if anyone has any sort of stats regarding the number of planes that have yet to receive the Canyon Blue treatment? If anyone has an exact number or percentange of planes still in the "classic" paint that would be great! A side note on this topic, I fly WN approx. once or twice a week and for the past 8 flights, I've had all classics and thought that was neat, )granted one was N711HK, Herb's special livery plane) but I was thinking that 8 in a row might be more of an abberation nowadays. Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineSCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Here is the list that is most current as to which are still in classic paint.
306,321,329,332,333,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,344,345,347,349,350,396,708,709,711,
714,717,723,724,725,726,728,729,730,731,732,733,734,735,736,737,740,741,742,743,744,
745,746,747,748,749,750,751,752,753,754,755,756,757,758,759,760,761,762,763,764,765,
766,767,768,769,770,771,772,773,774,775,776,777,778,779,780,782,783,784,786,787,788,
790,791,792,798,504,600,611,630,640,644,646,648,649,650,651,652,653,654,656,661. 270
and 271 are in transition colors at the moment and should be painted in the new colors in the
future. Currently 78.5% of the fleet have new colors. This list is accurate as of 5/14/07.

[Edited 2007-05-27 14:50:34]

User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2821 times:

Wow! Thank you for that list. Impressive that almost 80% has Canyon already.


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User currently offlineDld9s From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2781 times:

Isn't it true that two aircraft will remain in the original scheme?


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User currently offlineMattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2762 times:

Quoting Dld9s (Reply 3):
Isn't it true that two aircraft will remain in the original scheme?

Well, N711HK is obviously one of them, but I haven't heard about a second a/c staying in the 'mustard rocket' livery...


Matt
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User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2753 times:

I'm pretty sure this one is staying, so that's two.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2723 times:

I heard 4 will be staying. One for each of the original cities.

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User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2667 times:

I believe it's three a/c remaining in the old mustard colors....for the three cities

DAL, SAT and i believe HOU(?)

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User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2642 times:

This new "classic" scheme really looks great. The mustard brown is a nice metallic gold and the bottom is a deeper red rather than that orangy red. I would rather see the whole fleet painted this way, only with the curvy lines of the canyon blue.




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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2626 times:

If I remember correctly from that special issue of Airways magazine, WN will keep three 737-700's in the original livery. All the other 737's will be repainted into the Canyon Blue livery.

User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
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I heard a total of 3 aircraft will have a special gold version of the classic livery. Two have already been painted...N711HK and N714CB. I can't confirm the third aircraft, but I have heard it will be N792SW...the last 737 delivered to the company in the old colors. I heard that at the same time I heard N714CB would be one of them, and that turned out to be correct. So, I'm anticipating we will see N792SW in gold before long.

Quoting N200WN (Reply 8):
This new "classic" scheme really looks great. The mustard brown is a nice metallic gold and the bottom is a deeper red rather than that orangy red. I would rather see the whole fleet painted this way, only with the curvy lines of the canyon blue.

I think N714CB turned out much better. It has the white trim around the cockpit and passenger windows. It looks really sharp. 711 looks rather odd since it lacks that white trim.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I'm really begining to wonder if Canyon Blue was the wrong choice. I saw a few in BNA yesterday while out on engine runs at the blast fence across from the WN gates that really looked like crap. The blue was badly faded and sun bleached....! With the high purple content in Canyon Blue it's only a matter of time until they all start to look that way


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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 11):
I'm really begining to wonder if Canyon Blue was the wrong choice. I saw a few in BNA yesterday while out on engine runs at the blast fence across from the WN gates that really looked like crap. The blue was badly faded and sun bleached....! With the high purple content in Canyon Blue it's only a matter of time until they all start to look that way

I remember reading here a few years ago that the Canyon Blue scheme has a shorter life span than the old colors. Many of the early Blue paint jobs are really fading badly.



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User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 10):
I think N714CB turned out much better. It has the white trim around the cockpit and passenger windows. It looks really sharp. 711 looks rather odd since it lacks that white trim.

Agree completely  checkmark 



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 7):
I believe it's three a/c remaining in the old mustard colors....for the three cities

DAL, SAT and i believe HOU(?)

Thats correct 3 -- DAL, SAT, and HOU.



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