Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
It is no meat nor fish. I really do not have an opinion about the new Southwest livery. Sometimes I like it and sometimes my feelings get disorientated. Really strange and mixed appearance...very weird.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
As a shareholder in Southwest, I could care less if they painted them pea green and pink - people can't see it from the inside, and judging from 27 consecutive years of profitabilty, a lot of people are on the inside of their planes. I haven't seen the new one yet, I hope to in a couple of weeks.
Just yesterday, sitting on my deck and watching planes flying over (I'm 50 miles from the airport, so they are pretty high) I try to figure out what airline is flying over. The red bellied war birds are easy to spot. Gotta LUV it.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Rominato, you probably never saw those airplanes in person. They are absolutely gorgeous. I dont like Southwest Airlines but I like their new image.
I took pictures of exactly those aircrafts in past two weeks at BWI
Travatl From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
The new scheme is uglier than any airline paint scheme I have ever seen. The New Mexico One plane above would have even been an improvement over that thing. It's even worse in real life than in photos. Perhaps if they had kept the red bottom, with a blue top (no wavy line, though), and for God's sake, what's up with the BRIGHT NEON YELLOW "Southwest" on the tail. Whoever chose this should be immeiately sent for a drug screen.
HOWEVER, as Goingboeing put it, after 27 years of profitability, I guess they could leave them unpainted and unpolished, and it wouldn't matter....I'll just have to start wearing dark sunglasses any time I'm in a Southwest city (which is more and more these days).
SEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
This new livery is supposed to depict an arizona canyon sunset, when in reality, it looks like a box of Crayola markers exploded onto the plane. The colors do not match whatsoever, I don't like the old colors that much, but comparing the two, I'd go for the old colors. All in all though, SWA is one of the airline leaders so more power to them. I really don't think this livery will last long if the late 90's Delta livery didn't last 3 years w/o a revision, and that livery was one of the most conservative ones I've seen.
ILOVEPLANES! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2188 times:
I LOVE THE NEW SCHEME! I will miss the old one but luckily they will still have 3 in the old scheme to honor the 3 original cities. I saw 3 of them on the same day at Las Vegas Mccarran Intl (their second busiest airport with about 166 operations each day) , these photos have something wrong with them, the blue isn't showing up correctly! You jsut have to see it in person and it is really lovely. I fly it all the time in flight simulator (if anyone wants it e-mail N521NA@aol.com, it's not the one at flightsim.com which is VERY unrealistic), and i got used to it.
ContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
It is very nice in person. Looks classy. Flew on one last week DAL-HOU. The interior is very nice too - the lack of bulkheads, etc. makes it seem very spacious. Also noticed that the seats on the left side are not lined up w/ the ones on the right (e.g. they're staggered). Didn't ever notice that b4 on Southwest.
: I got my first good long look at the new scheme today at BWI (I had seen it before at RDU, but just in passing). In reality, there's not much differen
: Yuck. I guess blue is better but still not very appealing.