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Will WN paint its 717's?  
User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 636 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12643 times:

Will WN paint the 717?

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User currently offlinewonder1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

I hope so -- the Southwest livery really looks pretty darn sporty on the 717!



User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12064 times:

Quoting wonder1 (Reply 1):
I hope so -- the Southwest livery really looks pretty darn sporty on the 717!

That looks pretty good! Kind of like a sports car.



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User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12037 times:

It really would be nice to see that even if for a short term.

User currently offlinegr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11968 times:

Yes, starting in January.

User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1526 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11822 times:
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Quoting gr8slvrflt (Reply 4):
Yes, starting in January.

which year?


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11679 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 5):
Quoting gr8slvrflt (Reply 4):
Yes, starting in January.

which year?

Yes,which? I wonder if they will put the website on the engines like FL does/did.



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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11624 times:

At around $100K a frame that's a serious paint bill. Especially if they start leaving the fleet in 2017.


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User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11503 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 7):

Got to paint them either way so might as well make it now! Paint job will not last for 5 more years.....


User currently offlinegr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11079 times:

Approximately 15 FL 73Gs will join the WN fleet in 2012. FL 717s will start going over in January 2013 with most, if not all, in WN colors by the end of next year. All subject to change, of course.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25125 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10678 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 7):
At around $100K a frame that's a serious paint bill. Especially if they start leaving the fleet in 2017.

That's too high for an aircraft the size of a 717. It's probably less than half that.

Recent LAX Times article on airliner painting
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan...la-fi-1029-plane-painting-20110129

Excerpt:

Painting a Boeing 777 takes up to 11 days and costs between $100,000 and $200,000, depending on the number of colors, Manclark said. A smaller jet, such as an Airbus A320, can be finished in seven days at a cost of about $50,000.


User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10630 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):

Amazing! Isn it?


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10561 times:

Yeah somebody posted DL got the 747s painted for about $100K so guessing 717 around the 320 price quoted above, $40-50K.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10487 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 2):
That looks pretty good! Kind of like a sports car.

I agree! It looks pretty sharp! I like!  
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Yeah somebody posted DL got the 747s painted for about $100K so guessing 717 around the 320 price quoted above, $40-50K.

I think that is about right.



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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10451 times:

I am curious if, assuming they do get a re-paint, they will put the SOUTHWEST titles on the tail. The 717 vertical stabilizer is not very tall and makes little room for the titles. My bet is they put SOUTHWEST on the fuselage.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9937 times:

Quoting Cody (Reply 14):
I am curious if, assuming they do get a re-paint, they will put the SOUTHWEST titles on the tail. The 717 vertical stabilizer is not very tall and makes little room for the titles. My bet is they put SOUTHWEST on the fuselage.

That wouldn't make any sense. The titles can and will fit in a smaller font.



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User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9044 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 15):
Quoting Cody (Reply 14):
I am curious if, assuming they do get a re-paint, they will put the SOUTHWEST titles on the tail. The 717 vertical stabilizer is not very tall and makes little room for the titles. My bet is they put SOUTHWEST on the fuselage.

That wouldn't make any sense. The titles can and will fit in a smaller font.

THey didn't with the 727s they briefly had (leased):


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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 15):
Quoting Cody (Reply 14):I am curious if, assuming they do get a re-paint, they will put the SOUTHWEST titles on the tail. The 717 vertical stabilizer is not very tall and makes little room for the titles. My bet is they put SOUTHWEST on the fuselage.
That wouldn't make any sense. The titles can and will fit in a smaller font.

Why wouldn't it make sense? The vertical stabilizer on the 727 is even bigger than the 717 and yet Southwest put the name on the fuselage.

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User currently offlinevatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 958 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8910 times:

I have to admit the WN scheme looks pretty good on a 717. Then again, any paint job looks good on the 717... it's just a good looking bird, period!   


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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8792 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 15):
That wouldn't make any sense. The titles can and will fit in a smaller font.

Also, from a brand management standpoint, isn't it better to have a uniform fleet? Even DL had the shrunken widget and shrunken DELTA on the Mad Dog tails.


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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8585 times:

Quoting xdlx (Reply 8):

Got to paint them either way so might as well make it now! Paint job will not last for 5 more years.....

You must not work for United. They got 12.5 years a single paint job on one of the last battleship grey planes.

[Edited 2012-02-16 19:40:50]

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8383 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 19):

I guess that was my point as well. Brand consistency but the WN pundits know more than I do about the company so ill stay out of it  



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User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6379 times:

I must say I actually prefer that MD88 in the old widget c/s because I think airliners just suit a nice cheat line at window level.

User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5737 times:

Quoting airsmiles (Reply 22):
I must say I actually prefer that MD88 in the old widget c/s because I think airliners just suit a nice cheat line at window level.

Here here. I agree. The old Delta widget scheme was one of the best around. Today's version is a bland attempt at best.


User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

How many of the 717 are staying with WN ?

25 gr8slvrflt : 88
26 pliersinsight : Instead of the WN livery would it not be more fitting to paint "FOR SALE" as the titles in red with a black background and then a white box on the ver
27 Post contains images GSPSPOT : No need as yet, if they're supposed to stay in the fleet for at least 5 more years...
28 PHLBOS : Assuming that WN is indeed continuing FL's sponsor partnerships w/the major league sports teams (Altanta Falcons, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Ravens
29 Post contains images TVNWZ : Earl Schieb would do it for $99.95!
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