LuisKMIA
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Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:32 pm

SWA accepted their first -800 today. I noticed a decal "Warrior 1" on the nose. Anyone know the story behind the name?

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/a.../03/here-are-some-photos-from.html

https://twitter.com/#!/SouthwestAir/status/182210449184534528/photo/1

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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:37 pm

Quoting LuisKMIA (Thread starter):
Anyone know the story behind the name?

"Warrior Spirit" (along with "Servant's Heart" and "Fun-Luving Attitude") is one of the key headlines of how they define their corporate culture.
 
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Quoting LuisKMIA (Thread starter):
I noticed a decal "Warrior 1" on the nose. Anyone know the story behind the name?

"Warrior" is a very common phrase used internally. It's used to mean how WN will not fail and we will all fight for survival and to be the best in the industry.
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:45 pm

Thanks for the info!
 
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:19 pm

Duh! the WARRIOR is the mascot the University of Hawai'i Football Team....

Clearly, Gary is sending us a subliminal message  http://www.mykaussie.com/images/Villi.JPG

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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:21 pm

Quoting aloha73g (Reply 4):
Duh! the WARRIOR is the mascot the University of Hawai'i Football Team....

Clearly, Gary is sending us a subliminal message

I can't agree more!!!! Hopefully they'll do an "Aloha One"!
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:07 am

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 5):
Hopefully they'll do an "Aloha One"!

Whoa! Having Reiplinger (deceased Hawaii comic genius) flash backs! If an "Aloha One" does come to fruition, that will be the second aviation "prophecy" come to life from that man's brain! (The first being Mahalo Airlines)
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:35 am

Quoting aloha73g (Reply 4):
Duh! the WARRIOR is the mascot the University of Hawai'i Football Team....

Clearly, Gary is sending us a subliminal message

That would also explain the "ETOPS" markings on the wheel well doors of the said bird...  
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RE: Why "Warrior 1" For Southwest's New 737-800?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:37 am

As mentioned above, we employees at WN are referred to as "warriors", so basically this aircraft is dedicated to us. She sure is a beauty, I wasn't there today but she was in the hangar Mon. night and we were all admiring the new interior. Love the led lighting.

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