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Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:01 am

I was looking at pics of southwest airlines, I had them listed by most popular and I saw that this one had a lot of views. Maybe there's something special but I didn't see it.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:10 am

Because people like you keep including it in threads.  Big grin

There was a thread the other day about -200s. That is usually good for a few hundred hits.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:13 am

I started that post the other day about the 200s. But this has been a popular pic for quite some time.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:41 am

Texasflyer, I have thought the same thing for so long and have never been able to get a good answer. Because that picture is the most popular one taken at my airport I have tried to find out before.

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:42 am

LOL, yeah very funny, there's also one from LHR which is VERY popular, and nothing special about it!

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:48 am

No clue why that pic is so popular, a 200? In WN original, absolutely disgusting livery? May go to ISP in a little bit to see their new terminal.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:50 am

Their popularity is going to skyrocket now that they're posted here.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:17 am

How about these ones . . . they seem to be pretty popular: all over 100,000 views:


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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:18 am

That specific aircraft doesn't appear to have any special history, oh well.

Maybe there have been a lot of posts on it so thats why it became so popular.

It is the most popular Soutwest Airlines picture.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:19 am

I know the AA 757 picture was used as a HOAX picture. The others; I have no idea why they are so popular.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:21 am

It could be linked to by another website. This one;


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is so popular because it was used in the 9/11 hoax picture, so it has no doubt been linked to many times to prove that the picture was fake.

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:25 am

PW100 the pic of the AA 757 was used in a hoax picture related to September 11. Click on that pic and then read the comments. Lots of people from other sites were linking to that one.

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:25 am

For photos that don't look too special, it depends where they are posted a lot of the time. For example when photos are posted in replies to the polls.. (http://www.airliners.net/discussions/polls/)..

I posted this photo in a reply, it had about 100 views, it's now approaching 500:

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Then there's photos on pages like these.. http://www.airliners.net/info/ or photos that are linked to from other sites etc. etc.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:42 am

the photo of the KLM Cityhopper F50 is popular because it is part of the "how to" section of the forums


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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:32 am

It is one of the best airplanes ever built. Why shouldn't its picture also be popular? I also own a model with that very same paint scheme. I wanted it in People's Express livery but it was not available; I live close to EWR. Think of it this way, if you had a body like that airplane, you, too would be popular. Jealous?
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:52 pm

Depending on when the picture gets added to the DB somehow depends on it's views! If my pics are added at 11pm or a few mins b4 then they get a hell of a lot of views!!! It also depends how much they are plugged on the forums.

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:30 am

This all true but we are talking about hundrets of thousants of views. Only pictures of a month or so get this many views and in this high number of views, the time of date they are added doesnt make that much a different. Also you do not get 100000 views simply by putting a picture into a topic on the forum, right? The BA shots by David were the first ones of the new livery (a guess)... Big thumbs up

I still wonder why the TAP and the NW are so popular though...I always wondered why, from the first day I was on this site as they appeared on the top of all time list. They must be linked to another website...

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:00 pm

Some of those photos are linked to a travel website. When a customer is making a reservation, they can click on the aircraft type to see a photo. Some of those are a.net links...

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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:38 pm

ok, but then i guess is a better pic on the database representing TAP Airbus fleet than this ugly one... Big grin
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:46 pm

perfect side view of a WN 732 in classic colours.
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RE: Why Is This Picture So Popular?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:58 pm

This American Airlines B757 was edited into a private picture of a guy taken on top of the World Trade Center.


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