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US Flag On Southwest Aircraft  
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Hi All,

Few weeks ago somebody posted info that Southwest is putting US flag on all aircrafts.
Any updates? Did they paint even one aircraft so far?

Thanks,
Rafal

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User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Out on the ramp, so far, the only plane I've seen with the flag was that -300, forgot the tail number...haven't seen anymore but hear they are putting them on all our aircraft...

SJCguy


User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

I was the one who posted the original message about the flags on our aircraft.

I haven't seen any other planes leave here (the MX facility where I work) with flags. That's not to say that they aren't being applied elsewhere.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

I thought you couldn't put flags on your planes unless you were a designated flag carrier.

I could be wrong though.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

There are no 'flag carriers' in the United States! We are a Republic, not a socialist state.

Peter


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

So no reg numbers?
I was hoping for more informations.

Thanks anyway,
Rafal


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

>>There are no 'flag carriers' in the United States!

I believe there are. It's terminology for those that are able to carry the flag and who are international carriers.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineAuswnfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Neil: If you believe there are US "flag carriers", who are they and who gave them that designation?

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Any US aircraft regardless of certificate may carry the US flag.

Peter


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

>>Neil: If you believe there are US "flag carriers", who are they and who gave them that designation?

The Department of Transportation gave them that designation.

Any US based international air carrier is REQUIRED to be a flag carrier and only these carriers may display the flag. That's what my professor told me when I asked him.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

So how come Southwest is able to put US flags on their aircrafts if they are not flying outside USA???

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Being a "flag carrier" and carrying the flag are two different things! I fly a flag on my Pilatus, I'm not an international airline!


Peter


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