Stealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 363 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2617 times:
straight to the point. WN is returning back to SFO Aug 26( the date may be incorrect) but the main questions is will WN send a special aircraft (paint scheme, etc) for the first flight? And do you expect there to be as much fanfare as it was for Virgin America first flight?
Altairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
On their first day in TPA I remember seeing at least 2 Shamu's (this was pre-73G so there were three of them) and I believe Shamu also did the first RDU-TPA flight so SFO spotters have a good chance of seeing at least one and probably multiple special schemes. I agree that California One would make the most sense though.
Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 3): It would be great if President of WN and Governor of california aboard WN too.
Herb (who was still President at the time) wasn't here the first day and I remember being surprised and slightly bummed about that. I think there is more of a chance of Gary Kelly being there than Colleen. As for the Governator, that sounds like something he would do so I would not be surprised to see him on the first SAN flight.
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