Lindy
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US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:04 am

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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SJCguy
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:11 am

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
 
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:37 pm

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.
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:41 pm

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

I could be wrong though.

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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:12 pm

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

Peter
 
Lindy
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:47 pm

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

Thanks anyway,
Rafal
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Sat Mar 02, 2002 5:24 am

>>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.

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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Sat Mar 02, 2002 5:39 am

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

Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:48 am

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

Peter
 
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Sun Mar 03, 2002 5:50 am

>>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.

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Lindy
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RE: US Flag On Southwest Aircraft

Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:00 pm

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

Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:11 pm

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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