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What Do You Think Of Southwest?  
User currently offlineDL3744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

What do you think of Southwest's new color scheme?
I think it's ok, but I liked the other one better.
What about you?
Ciao
Zman


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User currently offlineCoAir@IAH From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

I too, like the other ones better.
It's just that color blue is quite sickening....Really I think they should have gone with a deeper blue.

I honestly don't know how they got canyon sunset out of that!



User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Actually, I received the Rapid Rewards mailer announcing the new color scheme. In it they enclosed a picture of the Grand Canyon at sunset. As shocking as it may sound, the colors were pretty close.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

I really like both colors, so either way, I'm happy.

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

I agree, both colors are fine to me. Besides, I love Southwest so much that really don't care what color the planes are. They are so much fun.

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I think the old livery is ugly. I think the new one is uglier. Sorry!

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

I have to agree with you 100%, I think the new one is ok, but not great. I was a big fan of the old one. However, I love their new interior and hated the old one.

Rgds,
Early Air



User currently offlineLsjef From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

SWA seems to be making a big push to upgrade their image, and I think this paint scheme is an important part of the push. Other things they are doing, that I have seen, is pushing local parties for their 30th anniversary (inviting Rapid Rewards members, etc.), upgrading their website and inflight magazine, coming up with a new style for their reward coupons, etc. (I even received an invite to go to a Trailblazer's game!...)

As I see it, probably the majority of people in this country have no idea how big SWA is and that it has, in fact, been around for 30-years. All this image upgrading is probably a good idea, and well-timed to surround the 30th anniversary, so long as it doesn't raise ticket prices. As for the paint scheme, as much as I love LUV, I have always felt their old paint scheme was "different" from the other, more mature airlines (who lean toward silver, blue, red, and white), and with that difference seemed somehow "immature". The addition of blue is smart because, perhaps, it implies a more mature and substantial airline. When UAL went to a darker paint scheme, heavily blue, a few years ago, I think it had the same effect: it made them stand out from the other airlines (especially the failure PanAm), and look more mature.


User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Personall I could never stand the old scheme. Reading the posts here, I see nothing but people complaining about "boring" paint schemes, yet everyone complains about the new WN livery.

HELLO? This is one of the most interesting paint schemes I've seen in a long time. The colors are unique, but they don't make the plane look tacky. You are seeing the plane in a picture. Just look at all of the pictures on this site of that paint scheme, you will notice that in almost every picture, it looks a different shade. Wait till you see it to judge. In any event, it's better than the "baby crap tan" they used to have.

In addition to this, their new interior is a VAST improvement over the old tan interiors.

I say way to go on improving your image.



Climbing
User currently offlineFan_I_am From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1288 times:

A cheap airline getting cheaper......

New Colors: Just Plain Sucks!

Sorry


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1284 times:

I am just glad there not white bodies with a painted tail!


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSpoiler From Spain, joined Apr 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I think I like the 'Shamu' scheme better than the new one.

User currently offlineMister From Canada, joined Jul 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

I agree...the SWA color scheme old & new are terrible. I think they should focus on serving some FOOD on the flights instead of paint jobs.

User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

I also wish the blue was a little darker on the new scheme. I like Southwest and I have flown them to seven cities. I would have to say my flights from Phoenix to Nashville had to be the longest flights I have done with them. The Shamu scheme is the best with the California and Lone Star schemes right behind.

User currently offlineILOVEPLANES! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

What is up with food and WN? WHen you fly WN can't you just bring your own food on? that's what i do. it's common sense. Why do u need that nasty airline food anywy. I LOVE THE SWA NEW LIVERY!

User currently offlineWannaBpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

I like the old c/s and hope they don't change any of the specialty color schemes, especially Shamu. The new c/s will surely grow on me.

Jeff in PHX


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Nothing beats this one though!  Smile


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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSurv1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Personally, I think the new colors are great. The old (current) livery is still good, but the new one I think is colorful and pregressive. As for the service, I have had nothing but good experiences with Southwest, and I always take my own lunch on the flight. I'd rather save the big bucks on the fare, and eat peanuts and my own lunch! My $.02 worth.

User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

I kind of think they aren't bad, but not the best livery either. But I do like the new colorful seats inside SW.

KLM747 Big grin


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