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Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!  
User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

I saw a Southwest Airlines 737-300 in the new blue colors this morning about 8:20 a.m. E.D.T. on approach from the west to land on runway 9L at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I didn't know any "classics" had been painted yet! Is this the first one? By the way, I see a lot of 737-7H4's of WN come in here to FLL, but this is the first -300 (don't know if it was a -3H4) in the new colors. Had to rub my eyes!!

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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

One word-UGLY!!!!

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2608 times:


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Is it this c/s that it was painted in? I think it looks much better then the older one.

GOT



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Im glad that they chnged thier colors! The old colors were Ugly!!!


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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I really dislike the new livery, but that's my own personal opinion.

Navion, maybe it was a fresh-delivered, second-hand aircraft? Remember, WN still buys some used 733s, most of them between N650SW and N699SW.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3393 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

They still are! In my opinon they are worse now, all they did was change the yellow to blue.

User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

They are beginning to paint the -300's on an as needed basis. They will do the interiors as needed also. It should take about 10 years...that's what Herb says anyway.


Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

New livery is better than the old one, but they can sure work on it.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

I saw one yesterday at CMH at about 4:30pm.

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Interesting, is that WN will keep 3 aircraft's in thier old livery to symbolize thier 3 original destinations.

-Tom


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

YUCK!! I love the old livery. This one has no taste in my opinion!!

I actually like the old gold-colored plane. After all, it does give a Southwestern-desert look, or at lest I think so. But this blue is ugly. Perhaps if it was metal-flake blue and a darker, glosser red.

The red and blue shades they got don't go together!  Sad

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I think both liveries are terrible. A friend of mine at work when they saw it a few weeks back said they should paint the nose red, then it would look like a clown.  Smile

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

At least Southwest planes don't look like flying turds anymore.

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

The old one was nice and classic!

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

I remember a few months ago when WN first introduced their new livery and the riot it caused on this message board.  Smile

I hated it, and still do.  Nuts

The problem is that the color clash is just flat out annoying. At least with the original WN livery the colors are well-coordinated.


User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 885 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I talked to a SWA pilot and he referred to the paint conversion as "from Corndog to Popsicle".

IMHO, both kinda suck.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

I dunno...... I thought their tail looked great.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

well co ordinated??? red & orange always clash, with or without the blue. I think we need an Air Orange/RyeFly livery job for WN now too... Smile

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