In the very short time I worked for AirTran, and also from what I've seen on the pictures on this website, I have noticed something about Ship 710 (N950AT) that is different from the ENTIRE rest of the 717 fleet
If you take a look at this photo
Photo © Joe Pries - ATR Team
You will see that Ship 710 was delivered like every other 717 delivered. The Window Exits themselves have the painted outline.
But if you look at this photo
Photo © Daniel Piotrowski
and every photo taken after that, you will notice that the fuselage has been painted, and the Window Exits ARE NOT.
This is the ONLY 717 that has this difference, and I was wondering if anybody knew why?
Even when the older planes go in for paint, and come out with the new scheme, the Window Exits are painted, and not the fuselage.
So my question is, why is this the only 717 that has this difference, and why did they paint it like that in the first place.
I know some possible answers may be that it went in for repaint and was repainted by a different company, but why would AirTran have a different company repaint 1 717. And also, if you notice this, When it gets repainted, the font for the registration number changes. In Boeing Factory paint, it comes out like a block letter, but when it gets painted in Miami, it comes out more rounded.
So can anybody explain this to me. For a year now, and even before, it has been bugging the hell out of me.