Tom in NO
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Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:15 am

Just a quick heads-up: got my April 2005 issue of "Airways" in the mail today. There is a 3-page article (with photos) on the retirement of the last WN 737-200 (N95SW) in it.

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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:44 am

Thanks Tom, I will out the door to Border's ASAP.
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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:44 pm

Tom,

Who was the photographer?
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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:39 am

Got that issue too. I found it interesting that the first routing included Denver Stapleton Int'l. I remember SWA's 732s coming and going back then. . .and I'm not that old. . .but the article makes it feel like it was almost a quarter century ago. Wait a minute. . .I guess it was. Shucks. . . Sad

Reading about the 732 making it's final approach, then powering up and pressing its pax back into their seats for a go-around was brought back memories for me in the 732. . .those workhorses are powerful little guys. And to top it all off with a full reverse clamshell landing is perfect. . .vibrating fuselage and plenty of noise. . .just a perfect way to say farewell.
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Tom in NO
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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:19 am

Quoting 737doctor (reply 2):
Tom,

Who was the photographer?


Brian Lusk both wrote the article and took the pictures. Looks like he was on the last flight. Is he one of your employee's?

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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:26 am

There is a picture of a flight attendant kissing the old bird goodbye. Pretty nice article overall. I will miss seeing those thunderballs at luv.
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RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:56 am

Quoting Tom in NO (reply 4):
Brian Lusk both wrote the article and took the pictures. Looks like he was on the last flight. Is he one of your employee's?


Yeah, he used to work in the Executive Office, but got a promotion to PR; very nice guy.
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