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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:58 am

Wow!
I thought it's amazing! Very nice!
I don't know why, but I think that 737's with winglets are very impressive.

Reminds me of the huge winglets of Varig's 737-800


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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:02 am

Hmmm when I click the link it says the page you requested does not exist...
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:02 am

Wow, that looks really cool. Glad to see the winglets look like the tail!


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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:09 am

Heh yup they do like nice.

As Julio said, they remind me of Varig's winglets...and everyone else's too  Big grin
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:19 am

Nice, though I prefer Aloha's winglets.  Big thumbs up


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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:50 am

Very nice

Putting the winglets on the 737 sure makes the A/C look bigger, doesn't it!?!
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:00 am

Actually, this is exactly was first WN by winglets B737-700 aircraft and those are looking great pics, huh? I like it all. Which one will be on the flight out of BWI on the transcontinental flight? Thanks!  Smile
 
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:13 am

I agree, the 737 looks much bigger with winglets. The wingleted 737 is one of the few aircraft that can consistently fool me from a distance, despite a unique light pattern. (I spot it as a 757.)

Nice to see the paint job on the winglets!


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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:38 am

I have to say that this is the first time that I ever thought that WN's new paint scheme looked good...can't wait to see one in PHX. Shouldn't be too long though, we get plenty of WN transcontinental flights and they are even planning on building a third 8-gate concourse in PHX soon, to bring the total up to 24 gates. We'll see how things go...
 
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:41 am

The winglets definitely look good. They do make the 737 look bigger.

Hope I can fly WN soon.

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WN Winglet Viewing Schedule 10/13

Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:29 am

From our employee website....

The first 737-700 aircraft with blended winglets will make its debut on Monday, October 13, at an event in Austin. The aircraft is being dedicated to longtime Southwest Airlines friend and partner, Mike Levy.

Levy is the publisher of Texas Monthly magazine, and in honor of the magazine's 30th anniversary, Levy's likeness will appear on the first winglets on our aircraft for one month. Not only has Levy been a strong supporter of Southwest Airlines, he also has "badgered" Herb for years about adding winglets to our planes as well as jokingly trying to convince him to add Levy's face to a Southwest jet. Today, Mike Levy is granted his two wishes, and together he and Southwest Airlines make aviation history.

This is a "departure" from our usual advertising venue. While Southwest Airlines is well known for doing things a bit on the quirky side, we have no plans to advertise on our winglets in the future. Actually, we are not viewing this as advertisement, but rather as a tribute to a great partner.

Here's a schedule for viewing our first 737-700 aircraft with blended winglets:

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. AUS: Taxi at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. DAL: Low pass at Dallas Love Field
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. DAL Maintenance Hangar: Static display for exterior viewing

To cover the retrofit of our current fleet of 133 -700s as well as the 36 planned deliveries (including today's) through September 30, 2004, Aviation Partners Boeing will provide 169 sets of blended winglets. The installations should be completed within two years. We are scheduled to begin receiving -700s from Boeing with winglets already installed in the fall of 2004.





 
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RE: First Shot WN 737 With Winglets

Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:53 am

WOW one great looking plane. All winglet planes do look sharp.
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