TWA902fly
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Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:32 am

I was looking at Southwest pics and I found a couple that are silver with a red/yellow line. What airline did Southwest get these planes from? My only guess is AA when they took over AirCal, they sold them to Southwest? Anyone know?

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RE: Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:36 am

You are correct.

American acquired 7 or 8 733's from AirCal. All of which went to Southwest. Some of which still have their AA reg #'s on them.

If memory serves correctly, one of them (N677AA?) somehow wound up with Morris Air, only to end up right back at Southwest.
 
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RE: Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:42 am

How about this one?


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Doesn't look like a Morris Air color scheme. Pic was taken in 1991. Looks like Casino Express sort of.

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RE: Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:46 am

That 737-200 came from the original Midway after they collapsed in November or December 1991.
 
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RE: Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:46 am

You are correct. Look at the registration number(s).

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RE: Where Did Southwest Get These Planes? (1991)

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