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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

I was watching some approaches at SAN this evening and the Southwest Lone Star One came in. The representative color schemes along with their new 737s being delivered got me wondering if Southwest would be brazen enough to bring out a Colorado scheme to flaunt around DIA.


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I love my FRONTIER, but I'd love to see a 737 that matches the mountains and colors of this plate...





Additionally, anyone know if there are certain qualifications for a state to be represented by Southwest?

And why no Illinois One or Florida One?

[Edited 2008-02-01 21:04:17]


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4968 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
Additionally, anyone know if there are certain qualifications for a state to be represented by Southwest?

And why no Illinois One or Florida One?

With Southwest serving JAX, MCO, FLL, PBI, RSW, TPA in Florida, with the exception of California no other state has as many Southwest cities in it that there should be a Florida One plane - Maryland has only one Southwest City -BWI and yet they have a plane.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4928 times:



Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 1):
With Southwest serving JAX, MCO, FLL, PBI, RSW, TPA in Florida, with the exception of California no other state has as many Southwest cities in it that there should be a Florida One plane - Maryland has only one Southwest City -BWI and yet they have a plane.

Oh man you left out the huge one-TEXAS!!  Smile

Texas-10
Cali-9
Florida-6

I heard, take this with a grain of salt, but a state flag is introduced when WN has reached a certain percentage of the market share for that STATE. I last heard it was 50%, but that doesn't sound right, so it might be more around 25% or so.

This makes sense of Maryland, being of how huge they are in BWI, and no other city is large enough in Maryland by another airline, as well as Arizona, being PHX, TUS, and Nevada, with LAS and RNO.

This wouldn't be true for Illinois because of how huge UA/AA is at ORD, plus on top of the other smaller cities they serve in Illinois where WN only serves one city in Illinois.

Alex



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User currently offlineAeroMaxx From United States of America, joined May 2006, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

I would think a Colorado One will show up when WN gets DEN up to 90-100 flts or so. It would put DEN as a top 10 airport (I think).

User currently offlineDenverDanny From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4785 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
I love my FRONTIER, but I'd love to see a 737 that matches the mountains and colors of this plate...

Any reaason you like that plate choice? It is ok. But if they really want to hit the heart strings of Colorado folk, they should use the old plate colours, which are the reverse (with green mtns and white sky). Anyways, it looks like the other planes are flags so, might use the Colorado flag which would be cool too. I think the license plate is a good idea though. It could say FLY SWA or for Colorado SKIINSW hehe


User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4718 times:



Quoting DenverDanny (Reply 4):
reverse

Not being from Colorado, I guess I never knew they had a primarily green with white plate...so, indeed either would work...but i still think I prefer the white (snow-covered) mountains with green background

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh318/boeing757300/colorado7.jpg

or the flag would work too...but the mountains would be more compelling IMO




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User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Hello All

Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
Florida One?

We could never afford the rights to Mickey Mouse.  duck 


Cheers

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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4627 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
why no Illinois One or Florida One?

After looking at these state flags, there's not much to work with.  no 






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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

If we need anything, we need a Oregon one. We are a huge hub for SWA! Big grin


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4126 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4475 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 8):
If we need anything, we need a Oregon one. We are a huge hub for SWA!

Not sure if hub is the right term, but PDX is well represented in WN offerings as is SLC. I wouldn't mind seeing them try for a Utah One.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

I believe that WN needs the following AC

New York One

Florida One

Illinois one



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User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 4255 times:

A Tennessee One cannot be to far away in that WN, if memory serves me has a majority of the market share at BNA


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 4254 times:



Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 9):

Eh, I guess your right, more like a focus city.  Smile



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5713 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 4132 times:



Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 9):
Not sure if hub is the right term, but PDX is well represented in WN offerings as is SLC. I wouldn't mind seeing them try for a Utah One.

They might have to name that one "Merger One" LOL, knowing what SLC's history is with Morris Air/Southwest...



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User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

Didn't Eastern become the offical airline of Disney World at one time? If Eastern could get the rights to Mickey then I would think Southwest could!



-Carl



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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

So then where's Louisiana One and Oklahoma One? Those were the first two states WN served outside of Texas.

Really people, WN will make the planes happen when they see the need to.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9263 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

I wonder if WN finally decides to grow PIT considerably, if they'd consider a Penn One  Smile

As many cities as they have in FLA, with MCO and FLL being rather large bases for WN (I think TPA is also a big WN city) they really should consider a FLA One. I am not sure of the paint scheme tho, perhaps a palm tree or an ocean setting er something...



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

AirEMS you are right. Eastern Airlines was the offical airline of Wald Disney World. After Eastern went belly up, Delta Airlines was the offical carrier of WDW. However, when the airline started to lose money they drop their contract with WDW. So right now NO airlines is the offical WDW airline.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9263 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 3781 times:



Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 17):
AirEMS you are right. Eastern Airlines was the offical airline of Wald Disney World. After Eastern went belly up, Delta Airlines was the offical carrier of WDW. However, when the airline started to lose money they drop their contract with WDW. So right now NO airlines is the offical WDW airline.

I imagine that WN, FL, or even DL would be good airlines to be such official airlines for that. There are official airlines of the MLB, NFL, and individual teams in the leagues, aren't there? WN I think is the official airline of the NFL and the Super Bowl, and I believe the Pittsburgh Pirates and many other teams. I think Delta is the official airline of the Atlanta teams if I am not mistaken...



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User currently offlineIPFreely From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 3204 times:



Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 9):
Not sure if hub is the right term, but PDX is well represented in WN offerings as is SLC. I wouldn't mind seeing them try for a Utah One.

If I'm not mistaken Southwest considers themselves to be a "point-to-point" carrier rather than a "hub-and-spoke" carrier, so they would not refer to any airports as "hubs" or "focus cities"...despite a larger presence in places like Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago Midway, Baltimore, Oakland, etc., compared to some of their smaller markets.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4126 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 3144 times:



Quoting IPFreely (Reply 19):
If I'm not mistaken Southwest considers themselves to be a "point-to-point" carrier rather than a "hub-and-spoke" carrier, so they would not refer to any airports as "hubs" or "focus cities"...despite a larger presence in places like Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago Midway, Baltimore, Oakland, etc., compared to some of their smaller markets.

 checkmark  WN operates more "loops" of this point to point service through DAL, LAS, PHX, MDW and BWI is probably the best term. WN could include SLC on more loops if and when they choose to try it.



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User currently offlineSaabFA71 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

I think, at some point down the road, WN will introduce an aircraft painted in the colors of each state the airline serves. They'll do it maybe not so much for the market share they have in each state, but more for the pride they have and to show how far they've come in the 30+ years they've been around. However, I am realistic that it could be some time before we see a Colorado One or Pennsylvania One 737NG taking to the skies. Personally, I'd like to see a Pennsylvania One. The state seal with the dark blue background would make the aircraft look sharp!


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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3746 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 3072 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 7):
After looking at these state flags, there's not much to work with. no

And New Mexico's was a lot to work with? It's nearly solid yellow with a small Hopi native american design in the middle of it.....



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User currently offlineCatdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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I'd wager that Sea World would not be too happy if WN became the official airline of WDW.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9263 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 3052 times:



Quoting SaabFA71 (Reply 21):
Personally, I'd like to see a Pennsylvania One. The state seal with the dark blue background would make the aircraft look sharp!

Yes it would! I am thinking they'd likely build up PIT quite a bit more before they paint a plane in such a livery. Nobody is sure if they'd want to do that though. Kelly did say that it is an above average market for them and is worthy of expansion, but...

And PHL, well expansion there is just a given, although they're already quite large there. As soon as this musical gates game is over with, and the E hammerhead is finally built, I would picture WN as having 80-100 daily flights. PIT, and this is wishfull thinking as of right now, might eventually go to 50 or 60 flights daily. This was very heavily thought of months ago that upper management wanted to take 4 or 5 more gates and add some 40 flights over 2-3 years.

That would mean that Pennsylvania's 2 largest cities would be huge WN bases, relatively speaking...

I am optimistic, but realistic as well...



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25 Post contains images Acey559 : I asked about Illinois in a thread a while ago. I'd love to see an Illinois one because I'm from IL. Although the flag is mostly white, I still think
26 Redngold : Major hub in Baltimore, that's why. Illinois is only served in one city, too.
27 NASCARAirforce : Wow - stupid me I thought WN just served 4 Texas cities - DAL, HOU, SAT and AUS What other cities do they serve in Texas? Amarillo, El Paso, Corpus C
28 AWACSooner : AUS, SAT, DAL, HOU, CRP, HRL, ELP, MAF, LBB, AMA
29 Altairf28 : I think the presence of the two interlocking red bars on our flag might be an impediment to a possible "Florida One" anytime soon.
30 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Sounds fishy. WN has a large presence at STL and a fairly good size operation at MCI, both in Missouri which I'm almost certain, even with the AA "hu
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