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User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 699 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10610 times:

From USA Today:

"Bar Refaeli, the new cover girl for this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, will grace a Southwest jet being dubbed "S.I. One," the Chicago Tribune reports. MSNBC.com... adds that "in an ultimate honor, the plane will feature Refaeli's photo spread across its hull."

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User currently offlineGokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10549 times:

Now that's one livery everyone here unanimously agree on. I know I'll like it she is incredibly beautiful.

But wait this is a.net so you never know Smile



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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10449 times:

You beat me to the post!

I can't wait for the pics. Screen Saver heaven!

here is a link to the story



http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...em.aspx?type=blog&ak=62690603.blog



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5010 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10249 times:



Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 1):


Now that's one livery everyone here unanimously agree on.

Unless you're gay and don't like sports.



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User currently offlinePliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10133 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3):
Unless you're gay and don't like sports.

That in now #1 in the list of most awesome replies on a.net.*


*Full disclosure: I am NOT gay and DO like sports, not that there is anything wrong with being gay. Not into any sports, well, that is kind of a problem.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5010 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10106 times:



Quoting Pliersinsight (Reply 4):


Not into any sports, well, that is kind of a problem.

How so? Now if they televised Greco-Roman wrestling I might give that a chance.  Wink



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User currently offlineGokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10032 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3):
Unless you're gay and don't like sports.

LOL, if that's the case there will be a ton of non-likers on a.net  duck  I'm not saying, I'm just saying......



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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10003 times:

Well, I'll be the designated fossil to post this..

I think this is a really, really bad idea. I picture a gate at BWI.. folks are waiting for a Southwest flight to MCO. As the plane arrives, a little girl on her way to Disney World excitedly runs to the window. What does she see? A beautiful 737, a waving pilot.. and a giant picture of a 'hot' woman plastered on the side of the plane. One that could easily lead her to believe *that's* how to be popular and get attention, how to be valuable to others. And for what? So the airline and the magazine can make a few bucks from ogling businessmen and chuckling college kids who drool over Bar's body.

Of course this type of thing has been going for ages.. but it doesn't have to. I doubt the folks who will say "it's no big deal!" have seen firsthand the consequences of objectification and hyper-sexualization.

I'm one of Southwest's biggest fans, but this move is disappointing.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4086 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9958 times:

We did this with 'Illinois One,' but can we get the daily rotation for this plane so we can head to our nearest airport for pictures? I'm near Manchester (NH) and would love advanced word if 'she' is heading here.

Thank you!


User currently offlineAV8orWALK From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9969 times:

Pics are up!

http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/raising-bar-si-one


Cheers
Drew MCO



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5010 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9935 times:

About what I expected....  yawn 


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User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9935 times:



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 7):
One that could easily lead her to believe *that's* how to be popular and get attention, how to be valuable to others

How is this any different than seeing the magazine on the rack at an airport newstand? Or watching the any television network, looking at the internet etc. Or flying BUR-LAS on a Friday night in July when half the plane is dressed like 10 cent hookers.

It's not like she's naked on the plane....it looks pretty tasteful to me.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4963 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9883 times:

But what gets me is that we all know how conservative WN is about the way passengers dress, anyone remember the gals in the skimpy outfits having problems onboard? And then to put a skimpily dressed babe on an airplane?

I think WN is sending a mixed message! What would happen if someone tried to board a WN plane dressed exactly like the woman painted on the side? Well, we all know what would happen!



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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9842 times:



Quoting Chrisair (Reply 11):
How is this any different than seeing the magazine on the rack at an airport newstand? Or watching the any television network, looking at the internet etc. Or flying BUR-LAS on a Friday night in July when half the plane is dressed like 10 cent hookers.

Well, this ultimately just leads to the different ways you and I would answer this question: just because you can do something, does that mean you should?

Also, those "10 cent hookers" are real people with real emotions and real problems. And they're worth just as much as you and I.


User currently offlineRunway27Right From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9784 times:



Now all we need is the flight schedule posted for the next few weeks.
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

[Edited 2009-02-11 11:04:09]


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User currently offlineIflyswa From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 154 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9752 times:

Quoting Kohflot (Reply 7):
Of course this type of thing has been going for ages.. but it doesn't have to. I doubt the folks who will say "it's no big deal!" have seen firsthand the consequences of objectification and hyper-sexualization.

In particular, the swimsuit issue is what it is, and the public is generally accepting of that. The issue reflects the athleticism and heightened sexual awareness of our culture, and Sports Illustrated has often been been praised for its showcasing of healthy models.

Quoting Chrisair (Reply 11):
How is this any different than seeing the magazine on the rack at an airport newstand? Or watching the any television network, looking at the internet etc.

A commenter on the TwitPic site (http://twitpic.com/1fno2), responding to another commenter bashing Southwest as a "family" airline also pointed out that Southwest is a family airline...one that "takes families to the beach...where those families can also see women in their bathing suits." I tend to have to agree.

Quoting Kohflot (Reply 13):
Well, this ultimately just leads to the different ways you and I would answer this question: just because you can do something, does that mean you should?

Southwest, in recent years, has garnered unwanted media attention due to its being rather officious in its enforcement of its dress code when it comes to inappropriately dressed Customers. The Contract of Carriage requires that Customers intending to travel in the cabin be dressed appropriately. Those who do not present themselves for travel as appropriately dressed, or wishing to show off their bathing suit, are welcome to travel like Bar Rafaeli, outside the cabin  

iflyswa

[Edited 2009-02-11 11:10:41]

[Edited 2009-02-11 11:12:43]


Opinions expressed by "iflyswa" are not those of Southwest Airlines Officers, Directors, or Employees.
User currently offlineWNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1444 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9707 times:



Quoting Iflyswa (Reply 15):
Southwest, in recent years, has garnered unwanted media attention due to its being rather officious in its enforcement of its dress code when it comes to scantily clad women. The Contract of Carriage requires that Customers intending to travel in the cabin be dressed appropriately. Those who do not present themselves for travel as appropriately dressed, or wishing to show off their bathing suit, are welcome to travel like Bar Rafaeli, outside the cabin

VERY well said! Frontier had bears and monkeys and sheep on it's planes and you don't see them in the cabin, neither will you see THIS inside the cabin.



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineGokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9684 times:



Quoting Runway27Right (Reply 14):

Daddy Likey  Smile

Quoting Kohflot (Reply 7):
think this is a really, really bad idea. I picture a gate at BWI.. folks are waiting for a Southwest flight to MCO. As the plane arrives, a little girl on her way to Disney World excitedly runs to the window. What does she see? A beautiful 737, a waving pilot.. and a giant picture of a 'hot' woman plastered on the side of the plane. One that could easily lead her to believe *that's* how to be popular and get attention, how to be valuable to others.

I respect your opinion on this, but I don't understand how this is any different than a billboard at a busy street, or many magazines at the stands etc? If what you are saying is really a social problem(which I don't think it is) much needs to change before this picture on the aircraft.



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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9650 times:



Quoting Iflyswa (Reply 15):

A commenter on the TwitPic site (http://twitpic.com/1fno2), responding to another commenter bashing Southwest as a "family" airline also pointed out that Southwest is a family airline...one that "takes families to the beach...where those families can also see women in their bathing suits." I tend to have to agree.

The difference is that women in their bathing suits at the beach aren't acting as a commodity for corporations to make money. Wearing a bathing suit is not the issue.. treating women as sexual objects for the means of making a buck is.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9650 times:

now I have my 2 favorite hobbies....planes & women! heaven!


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5010 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9637 times:



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 18):


Wearing a bathing suit is not the issue.. treating women as sexual objects for the means of making a buck is.

Which she posed for of her own free will I'm sure, now if they put a hot guy in a swimsuit on the other side of the aircraft would everyone be happy then?  Wink



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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9637 times:



Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 17):
If what you are saying is really a social problem(which I don't think it is) much needs to change before this picture on the aircraft.

I am.. and indeed..


User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9555 times:

Damn, that beats our Jetting has a new home at T-5 livery for B6. I can't help but laugh, I mean your flying with a half naked woman on you aircraft LMAO What a country. WTG Southwest.


Giants football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12905 posts, RR: 100
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9430 times:
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Quoting Kohflot (Reply 13):
Also, those "10 cent hookers" are real people with real emotions and real problems. And they're worth just as much as you and I.

BUR-LAS is known as the "stripper's express" for a reason. They are real people... going from the porn capitol to the stripper capitol of our nation... I would never let my daughter on a Friday evening/night flight on that route. And yes, they are real people with real emotions and worth. But its not a... "profession" I would put as a role model.

So I have no problem with WN enforcing some dress code. More than a few coworkers take the Friday night BUR-LAS flight to 'check out the talent' on the way to a bachelor party in sin city. If WN didn't enforce the dress code... it would get 'interesting.' Again, not a flight I would ever want to take my family on. But nothing against it either. Its like a bar that specializes in selling large quantities of alchohol. Not the place for a family either...

Sex sells... controversy sells. This plane will make money for WN and SI. Its classy, so its ok by my rules. But I agree that society is sexualizing women too much. I'm watching a niece go through puberty and its a bit scary how much the girls *expect* to be sexual objects today. Having this on a WN aircraft won't change society.

Changing society will happen thanks to the tanking economy. If this recession keeps getting worse... expect a rapid change in what is considered acceptible. Its happened after every other protracted economic downturn...

Quoting WNCrew (Reply 16):
VERY well said! Frontier had bears and monkeys and sheep on it's planes and you don't see them in the cabin, neither will you see THIS inside the cabin.

Sheep and supermodels... now there is a party!  spit   Wink

Lightsaber



Societies that achieve a critical mass of ideas achieve self sustaining growth; others stagnate.
User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9355 times:



Quoting Kohflot (Reply 13):
Also, those "10 cent hookers" are real people with real emotions and real problems. And they're worth just as much as you and I.

 Yeah sure

I never said the people were 10 cent hookers (I want to use a different word...which rhymes with abhor.) I said they were dressed like 10 cent hookers.

Seriously. Fly this flight sometime. It'll be the best 40 minutes of your life.


25 IRelayer : Thanks for sharing. I doubt the folks who say "oh my god its a woman painted on an airplane what is the world coming to!!" have seen firsthand the co
26 SXDFC : Is there any pics in the queue on a-net of this bird at LGA?
27 Kohflot : Ah, I figured it was just a matter of time before someone used the p-word on me. Is there not a middle ground? Is it possible to have a society that
28 AWACSooner : I WANT A SEAT IN 7A!
29 QANTAS747-438 : Heads up for LAS: flt 8730 N922WN LGA-LAS dpt 2300 EST ar 0140PST.
30 Confuscius : Will Southwest allow a female passenger to board wearing the same thing? BTW, I'll take the window seat next to her nipple.
31 Lexy : Figures it's going to LAS. This has double standard written all over it.
32 Socalfive : And then the opinions of the Emasculated American Male-raised by a single mother-are logged and counted. Do I hear more?
33 KBUF : God I hope I get to fly on this baby come April
34 Rampart : Or a woman. Responses here are obviously skewed toward male. Not exclusively, I know, but still. Hey, I enjoy the Swimsuit edition as much as anyone.
35 AnonymousInSAN : Kohflot - I have great respect for you. You seem to be much more evolved than a few of the fellas on this site. I'm a straight, married woman who thin
36 Silver1SWA : Hey...at least the guys here might be more understanding when they see me taking photos of this bird!
37 MtnWest1979 : Well two things: 1) I think it looks tacky and dumb, and I am certainly not opposed to the subject matter at all. I am glad it'll only be for 2 months
38 Post contains links SXDFC : http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/a.../kyla-ebbert-meet-bar-refaeli.html They even have the pilots posing for a picture with her! Anyone know where t
39 PVG : More like a Greek wedding! Not PC, but couldn't resist!
40 LTBEWR : WN is probably only going to do this for a few weeks so they and Sports Illustrated will get a lot of low cost publicity in the media for a small inve
41 Par13del : It's the reason why WN is such a successful airline, evenryone said when their fuel hedges run out they were finished, well, they are doing something
42 Pit : My two favorite things, airplanes and girls.
43 PHLBOS : I ask this question in a half-humorous/half-serious manner. Will passing motorists seeing this particular plane on approach wind up either causing acc
44 WNCrew : I understand how people could think this is hypocritical in relation to the whole Kyla Ebbert thing... but lets remember, Kyla's PIKACHU was showing o
45 Bruce : Does anyone know if this plane will be at MDW tomorrow - Friday???? And what time?? bruce
46 PHLBOS : Another question (this one's more sales-related): Who will be the first to make a model of this particular plane and livery... SkyMarks, Flight Minatu
47 Burnsie28 : Yeah I can see some mom complaining, probably because deep down inside she's jealous, not like if they are going to one of disney's water parks the k
48 Silver1SWA : I'm staring at her right now in LAS.
49 727LOVER : When a new WN scheme comes out, we usually are provided schedules for a good week and a half or so. Why not this time, especially if this livery is on
50 Silver1SWA : New rules regarding the sharing of internal information...[Edited 2009-02-14 15:02:26]
51 PC12Fan : Now that's a livery!
52 Post contains links Juanchito : Here are some HQ pictures. http://forum.phun.org/showthread.php?t=346113 Juanchito
53 Timaay419 : ew. grow up. Her Pikachu? Are you serious?
54 Devildog2222 : Well it's already been here at SFO, I was looking on flicker of sfo airport and someone got a picture of it on Feb. 14th.
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