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Southwest's New C/S Now In Ads  
User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Many of you know me as the biggest Southwest apologist on this board, but I am now going to do something completely out of character--criticize Herb & Co.

As I was driving past Love Field the other day, I noticed one of the many Southwest billboards sported a plane in the new color scheme as part of the familiar logo. I saw this again watching some sporting event last night. Just then, it struck me: I HATE the new color scheme. Not just mildly dislike it, I really, truly hate it, so much so that I have a violent physical reaction when I see it replace the corny dog on the advertisement logo.

For some reason, I did not have this reaction until I saw it on a billboard, but now that it has replaced the old color scheme on advertisements, I feel compelled to speak up. I know that feelings about the new color scheme have been aired ad nauseum on this board, so I apologize for any redundancy, but has anybody else seen the new paint job infiltrate the ad campaign and had similar feelings?

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1880 times:


User currently offlineDexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

If this is the new livery:

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all i could say is that its MUCH better than the old one (it just looks way too "old" to me). Modern, progressive airlines (which I think SW is) are not meant to have liveries like that. They got to have a fresh, modern look, but not this strange brown color:

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6379 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I actually like the new color scheme . In my opinion both the old and new colors are very nice . SW is a progressive carrier and the new colorscheme shows that . I think that these new colors are the best . GO SW .
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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

WN_boy... We're going to have to get used to it. Think about it this way... most artists would strongly disagree with anything blue and red, because those are considered complementary colors that clash too much to be "pretty." (Please don't flame me about the U.S. flag!) So what Wn is doing is pretty outrageous in general. Hopefully it will be good in the long run. Hey, at least they didn't go to some drab white-based c/s, or heaven forbid another airline in blue and gray!


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User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
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I have seen the new TV ads and they are great. The adverts show someone doing a painting of the South Western landscape with a new SW jet flying across the canvas. The adverts affectively communicate the "new palette of colors" as it symbolizes a new spirit for a new century.

I just saw the livary in person for the first time this week, and I really love the colors. Photographs do not really show how rich the blue is and how well it goes with the red.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I used to hate it (as I did with DL, my favourite colourscheme), but now I love it. Can't wait to see it at MHT.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

First images were REALLY bad, they did no justice and I was like most people wondering what on this green earth they were doing. Seeing more pictures, larger and sharper pictures... the new WN c/s is just perfect for them. Represents a much more modern look and looks great on their 737s


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