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WN's Slam Dunk One Plane To Be Repainted  
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7509 posts, RR: 24
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9455 times:

I'm surprised that nobody has posted or commented on this as of yet. Did a few Searches and came up with zilch on the subject.

http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/the-end-era

Blog Exerpts:

That said, the NBA and Southwest Airlines were unable to come to a mutually beneficial agreement to extend our partnership.
...
With this decision, we have to repaint Slam Dunk One. It will soon be getting a new paint job


I actually had the opportunity to ride Slam Dunk One a few years ago on a short PVD-PHL flight. In addition to the special scheme (with its unique orange bubbles for the basketball), team logo decals of all the NBA teams were applied on the overhead bin doors (these will probably have to be scraped off as well).

Get your photos of this plane in this scheme while you can.


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[Edited 2010-10-15 14:55:59]


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User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9367 times:

You guys have until October 22nd.

October 23rd, it will be repainted in AMA and go back into the line October 28th repainted.

Good Luck guys!

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlinecessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 326 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9315 times:

very unfortunate...I had the pleasure of riding this aircraft BNA-RDU...One of my favorites by far...Slam Dunk One will be missed!

User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4766 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9232 times:
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I had a feeling this would happen. The paint was already starting wear and I figured it's due for a repaint in the next couple years anyway. Sad news, but not surprising.


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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9007 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 3):
I had a feeling this would happen. The paint was already starting wear and I figured it's due for a repaint in the next couple years anyway.

It does look pretty faded in that third photo the OP showed.

Maybe they'll do one for the NFL as a replacement.  



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User currently offlinepitops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

Just saw her the other day when she came through CMH.


Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5564 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8686 times:

Quoting pitops (Reply 5):
Just saw her the other day when she came through CMH.

She was in PHX today for a few turns.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8642 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 3):
I had a feeling this would happen.

When I first saw Slam Dunk One back in 2005, I had the same feeling, that this would be a "one time only" type of deal. Although I will miss Slam Dunk One ( Still morning the loss of SI One   ) This is Southwest Airlines, its only a matter of time before we introduce something new and captivating  



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User currently offlineBooDog From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 8542 times:

Watch... it'll roll out of Amarillo with some kind of "Bags Fly Free" paint scheme....


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7977 times:

Quoting BooDog (Reply 8):
Watch... it'll roll out of Amarillo with some kind of "Bags Fly Free" paint scheme....

Quite honestly, I'm surprised that "Bags Fly Free One" hasn't happened yet.

Anyone want to guess what the NBA's new official airline might be? DL? UA? AA? US? F9? B6? NK?



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User currently offlineDeltaB757TUS From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7799 times:

Slam Dunk One has been in LIT a few times too. One sharp looking plane IMO.


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User currently offlinedvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7728 times:
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Glad I saw it when I did!  


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User currently offlineworldliner From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7447 times:

What a shame, really nice livery!


@777Worldliner
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7170 times:

I have never seen this aircraft but the orange bubbles on the basketball really is impressive. Very sad I will never see this livery being an NBA fan.

I do look forward to the "Bags Fly Free" scheme. That should look good too as Southwest's special liveries always look good in my opinion.

A388


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7037 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
Very sad I will never see this livery being an NBA fan.

I feel the same way! I've been an NBA fan since I was little and have played basketball for a large part of my life. I love this scheme!

Quoting BooDog (Reply 8):
Watch... it'll roll out of Amarillo with some kind of "Bags Fly Free" paint scheme....

That's a great idea! I wonder what WN would come up with in this regard.

Quoting PHLBOS (Thread starter):
team logo decals of all the NBA teams were applied on the overhead bin doors

Any pics of this? I wonder how it looks...



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 14):
I feel the same way! I've been an NBA fan since I was little and have played basketball for a large part of my life. I love this scheme!

Same here my friend. Let's hope the NBA will approach another airline for promoting the NBA. I also like the AirTran 717 Orlando Magic livery. Nice livery and one of the best NBA teams out there!!!

A388


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 15):
I also like the AirTran 717 Orlando Magic livery.

Yeah, very nice. I'll be in Orlando in December, I'll certainly try to catch the Orlando-Boston game on X-mas day  



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6764 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 16):
I'll certainly try to catch the Orlando-Boston game on X-mas day

I'm jealous  You better start buying your tickets now I would suggest... 

A388


User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
I do look forward to the "Bags Fly Free" scheme.

I don't think its anything special....

http://vimeo.com/15894059



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 18):
I don't think its anything special....

http://vimeo.com/15894059

Thanks didn't know it would be just a small sticker. Even so, that small sticker is a very well done too, marketing wise. Excellent work from Southwest.

A388


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6488 times:


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WOW! Ijust flew this bird on Sep 28 TPA-JAX. The overhead bins are all labeled with NBA teams. My 1st and only flight on WN special livery.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 9):
Quite honestly, I'm surprised that "Bags Fly Free One" hasn't happened yet.

Aren't there some planes with a bags fly free sticker near the cargo hold? See below:


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9712 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

Coming to think of it, maybe WN will repaint an entire aircraft to promote the "Bags fly free" service?

A388


User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 21):


Coming to think of it, maybe WN will repaint an entire aircraft to promote the "Bags fly free" service?
Quoting BooDog (Reply 8):
Watch... it'll roll out of Amarillo with some kind of "Bags Fly Free" paint scheme....

As been address before, WN is NOT going to come up with another special livery for N224WN. This plane will be repainted back into the original colors.

A Bags Fly Free Plane is unlikely due to the fact of the stickers on the current planes they have, also address and shown earlier.

Don't get the hopes up boys and girls, nothing is going to come out of N224WN except a regular livery, WN has told the employees this.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6263 times:

So can we get tracking info going?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6044 times:

I flew on that plane almost 2 years ago. It was still sporting the Seattle SuperSonics logo inside (after Seattle had moved). Was that ever changed to the Thunder?

25 Post contains images KHPN : I flew her LGA-BWI, love the team logos on the overhead bins. Sad to hear she'll be repainted
26 Post contains images Flyvny : Will be sad to see this paint go. Hopefully they create something new out of it.
27 AirCalSNA : I flew this bird on one of my zillions of flights from SNA to OAK. I noticed there was a lot of orange near the entrance when I boarded in SNA and had
28 aviatortj : So in just over a year, we lose Silver One (N629SW) and Slam Dunk One (N224WN). The blog post says N224WN will be receiving "a new paint job" not anyt
29 Post contains images atrude777 : How many times do I need to repeat this?! N224WN will be repainted back into the original colors, there will be NO NEW paint scheme for N224WN. The w
30 SXDFC : Silver One was orginally polished ( just like AA's scheme ), however because that became to expensive to maintain, she became "Gun Metal" and then "T
31 Post contains links and images 727LOVER : If you think about it, this one seems out of datetoo. When was the last time WN accomplished this? View Large View MediumPhoto © John E. Jauchler -
32 SXDFC : From what I recall, the "Triple Crown" Award was a one time only thing, not exactly sure though.
33 mtnwest1979 : Just saw it as I walked out the door yesteday PM in SEA. Guess last time I'll see it in its current scheme.
34 Tigerguy : I flew through SEA yesterday and I saw that plane too! I've got to say, some of the paint looked a bit shabby as it taxied by...
35 737tanker : Triple Crown One was done to honor the employees after "winning" the triple crown for 5 years in a row. On the overhead bins are the names of all the
36 PHLBOS : Unfortunately, I do not; nor are there pics of the inside presently on A.net's database (I searched be starting this thread). One will have to look e
37 unmlobo : filler........[Edited 2010-10-21 13:43:48]
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