jmc1975
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Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:38 am

Here it finally is.....a photo of Southwest's only 737-200 repainted in its new livery. This aircraft was repainted more than 6 months ago and many people didn't believe it existed.....here's proof.


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TWA717_200
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:42 am

many people didn't believe it existed.....here's proof.

Is that Bigfoot in the 4th window back?
 
Dazed767
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:47 am

Did they put the new interior in it as well?
 
737doctor
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 8:01 am

No, the last time I saw it, it still had the old interior.
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sccutler
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 8:55 am

Didn't believe? In an earlier thread on the topic, I confirmed its existence- I see it pretty much daily, sometimes multiple times; my office looks out on approach path for DAL.

My WN source tells me that WN did not intend that the 732 be painted in the new livery; and that no others will be.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
SJCguy
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:03 am

This plane was not supposed to be repainted, however went in for it's D check, and maintenance repainted it. It cost that company $300,000+, we did not pay a dime for it. There are 2 -200's painted in the new colors, neither of which have the new interior.

SJCguy
 
mls515
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:08 am



lol Big grin

How do you accidentally repaint an airplane?
 
Sam the Lab
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:25 am

Accidental painting or not, she does look lovely - 737-200s are great anyway and look fab in any colour scheme!
 
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:36 am

I flew on this aircraft back in August from JAX-FLL, it did have the club seating interior on it, and was in the new scheme at that time as well...wasnt aware that it was one of the only 732 in the new colors...

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SafetyDude
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:49 am

Six months?  Wow!
I would have uploaded a pic I took of one at MCO Big grin
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SWA TPA
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:03 am

YEAH! I have been looking all over for one of those! I saw it once here in TPA a few months ago but that was it. We dont see alot of 200's around here these days.
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ILS
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 11:09 am

I found this last June.

 
gsoflyer
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-20

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:10 pm

That color scheme is awful.

I am colorblind and think it looks horrible.
 
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:22 pm

I like it and the silver engines. Looks neat.
 
mls515
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:22 pm



I didn't like the colorscheme until I saw it in person.
 
EIPremier
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:23 pm

How many 737-200s does Southwest have? How much longer will they be in the fleet?
 
ILS
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:26 pm

They still have a ton. No word on their retirement. I think that they ordered more 73G's to take over on some -200 routes though. I saw a lot of them take off at AUS today, man do they make a ton of black, thick smoke!
 
Pilothica737
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:31 pm

I agree...how DO you accidentally repaint a plane? I like the new SWA colors....sure as hell beats the other colors
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ILS
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:40 pm

One thing I don't like about it is, you always know the traditional Gold and Red of WN, then when you see that from a distance, you think "what the hell airline is that" then you realize they repainted their planes.
 
EIPremier
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:44 pm

Personally, I still prefer the old c/s, but then again, not everyone is partial to earth tones.  Smokin cool
 
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:47 pm

I rode on the repainted 732 back in october, IND-STL. Man was it a nice ride, but the interior was in pretty bad shape. I was hoping to see the new leather, but no such luck. Did I mention how smooth the ride was? Loved it better than the 73G on my connecting flight.

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aatripleseven
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RE: Finally- Photo Of Southwest's Repainted 737-200

Mon Jan 07, 2002 3:14 pm

I flew on Southwest 732s last week on an ELP-DAL-AUS-DAL-ELP run. Twice I got N87SW. Man...Love Field is a haven for SW 732s. The interiors were in good condition and they provided nice rides.