usxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 844 posts, RR: 6 Posted (6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4661 times:
Alaska Airlines has started displaying some of the designs submitted by schoolchildren in Hawai'i as part of their newest "Paint the Plane" contest. There seem to be some VERY cool designs out there...
This TOTALLY represents the TRUE Hawai'i. Those of you eating Dominos Hawaiian pizza - its a FAKE! A true hawaiian pizza would have only spam or portuguese sausage... none of this ham/pineapple crap. I haven't met a Hawaiian that eats pineapples, unless not sober.
A comical themed AS airframe might represent a Polar Bear dressed in Hawaiian luau garb drinking from a coconut shell.
Personally I think something which would combine the 49th and 50th States entry into union statehood. As I recall both occurred in 1959. Of course Alaska entry as the forty ninth state shares some fame with the forty niner's of the 1898 gold rush era.
Man can be taken from Alaska. Alaska can never be taken from the man.
yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 530 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3370 times:
We'll have to wait until the tenth to see the three finalist. I wonder if the end result will be the winners design as drawn, a modified design or combination of designs as the Portland Timbers plane wound up.
Now this is a design from a kid with good taste:
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2377 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Quoting UA735WL (Reply 12): Also, I am surprised that AS did not include winglets on the blank template. All of their ETOPS birds have them, right?
Yes, that is correct. All of AS's 738s have winglets, whether they are ETOPS or not. (I'm not sure how many AS 738s are not ETOPS.)
All 73Gs have winglets also. AFAIK, all of the 737-900s have them, except for one which did not have the provisions for winglets. I think I saw that latter at SEA yesterday. Of course, all new 737-900ERs will come with winglets.