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WN Unusual Paint Job Or Hybrid?  
User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12291 times:
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Hi all:

I'm visiting the SF Bay Area and noticed a 737-700 departing OAK twice so far with a paint job I don't recognize. It's too far away to tell other than it has a red tail and a white fuselage with some sort of writing or logo. I'm assuming it's fly for WN. Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineiad51fl From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12134 times:

Could Privatair be doing some charters of some sort?


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12104 times:

It's not Southwest, they don't have any white jets anymore. Red tail suggests Privatair BBJ.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12039 times:

Going through the DB here, it doesn't sound like anything in the WN fleet. My guess is what you're seeing is KaiserAir's 73G operating as Kona Shuttle, flying OAK-KOA. It operates on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays, leaving OAK in the morning (10 AM on Mon/Thur, 9 AM on Sun).

http://www.kona-shuttle.com/index.cfm
http://www.kona-shuttle.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=ig.page&pageid=9

I'm guessing, as the only photos I can find anywhere of a 737 operating as Kona Shuttle was from when Miami Air was operating the service, and I would assume the KaiserAir 73G has a different scheme.


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12009 times:

Here are two WN jets with colored tails, white bodies, and writing:


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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11184 times:

When we (LL) operated the Kona Shuttle, it was with Kaiser's A/C, but on our certificate, until such time as they were able to obtain their own ETOPS certification. They recently achieved that and our relationship was terminated. The aircraft remained the same.

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10339 times:
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Quoting iad51fl (Reply 1):
Could Privatair be doing some charters of some sort?
Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 4):
Here are two WN jets with colored tails, white bodies, and writing:

The logos are more noticeable than Privatair and less than the typical WN logo jet. I don't think the Kona Shuttle has two flights...unless one is going southeast and one going southwest roughly four hours apart.

It remains a mystery.


User currently offlinejetMarc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 554 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10024 times:

Flightaware shows the only 737 departures from OAK this weekend have all been WN or AS...

Any other details? Time of day, more visual clues? You sure it was a -700?



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10001 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Thread starter):
. It's too far away to tell other than it has a red tail and a white fuselage with some sort of writing or logo.

Any chance it could have been Vision?



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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9770 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 8):
Any chance it could have been Vision?

I took a look at Flightaware and couldn't find any Vision flights.



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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8446 times:

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 4):
Here are two WN jets with colored tails, white bodies, and writing:

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User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7311 times:

Are there any red tailed A320's left or do they all have widgets now?


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User currently offlinejetMarc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 554 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6243 times:

From where did you see these planes flying southeast or southwest? Most OAK and some SFO departures take off to the north and then turn 180 degrees and fly south over the SF peninsula. Perhaps you simply saw a VX A319/A320 on the downwind out of SFO.


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User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Many airlines can take shape of a WN plane, especially with WN's various state liveries.


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User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 11):
Are there any red tailed A320's left or do they all have widgets now?

The entire A319/320 fleet was completed in March 2010.


User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
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Quoting jetMarc (Reply 12):
From where did you see these planes flying southeast or southwest? Most OAK and some SFO departures take off to the north and then turn 180 degrees and fly south over the SF peninsula. Perhaps you simply saw a VX A319/A320 on the downwind out of SFO.

I was in Alameda. Departures from OAK leave left to right normally from Runway 29.

Quoting C767P (Reply 14):
The entire A319/320 fleet was completed in March 2010.

It was definitely a 737-700.


User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
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When I left on my OAK-SEA return, the WN Florida logojet arrived and I had a good look at it. I think it might have been that aircraft.

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