As I was peacefully flying IAD->RDU on UA265 today, I did what most aerogeeks do: monitor Channel 9.
"This is Freedom 65, we have lost our hydraulics."
"Copy. You've lost your hydraulics?"
"Well, half of 'em..."
For a moment I thought that was our pilot but after a while I could hear he was saying "65" and not "265". My heartbeat slowed.
After we landed, I saw "Freedom 65", a 737 Classic, being followed by the fire trucks. Completely white with no markings apart from a reg (too far to make out).
So what airline is "Freedom" and why do they have all white aircraft? There is a "Freedom Air" but I didn't think they flew 737s.