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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2898 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1617 times:

I flew on this plane last night and it got me thinking...what's the significance of the color scheme? Thanks.

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User currently offlineAA767Boy From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1596 times:

I believe they coloured it like this for their 25th anniversery. I've seen it multiple times here in OKC.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Originally it was a bare metal fuselage, but it had to be kept out of service too long to be buffed, so it was painted a "silver" color.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Here in the US it is customary to give silver to people celebrating a 25th anniversary. When Southwest Airlines turned 25 years old, Kelleher had the newest aircraft delivered in buffed bare metal aside from the tail colors and a thin white "cheatline" running the length of the fuselage. As GoingBoeing said, it has now been painted over with a grayish-silver color and the cheatline is now red.


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