Navion
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Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:43 pm

I saw a Southwest Airlines 737-300 in the new blue colors this morning about 8:20 a.m. E.D.T. on approach from the west to land on runway 9L at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I didn't know any "classics" had been painted yet! Is this the first one? By the way, I see a lot of 737-7H4's of WN come in here to FLL, but this is the first -300 (don't know if it was a -3H4) in the new colors. Had to rub my eyes!!
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:47 pm

One word-UGLY!!!!
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:04 am


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Is it this c/s that it was painted in? I think it looks much better then the older one.

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sushka
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:13 am

Im glad that they chnged thier colors! The old colors were Ugly!!!
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Ya Olde Liffry!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:25 am

I really dislike the new livery, but that's my own personal opinion.

Navion, maybe it was a fresh-delivered, second-hand aircraft? Remember, WN still buys some used 733s, most of them between N650SW and N699SW.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:26 am

They still are! In my opinon they are worse now, all they did was change the yellow to blue.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:51 am

They are beginning to paint the -300's on an as needed basis. They will do the interiors as needed also. It should take about 10 years...that's what Herb says anyway.
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 1:11 am

New livery is better than the old one, but they can sure work on it.
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 1:28 am

I saw one yesterday at CMH at about 4:30pm.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 7:40 am

Interesting, is that WN will keep 3 aircraft's in thier old livery to symbolize thier 3 original destinations.

-Tom
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 10:15 am

YUCK!! I love the old livery. This one has no taste in my opinion!!

I actually like the old gold-colored plane. After all, it does give a Southwestern-desert look, or at lest I think so. But this blue is ugly. Perhaps if it was metal-flake blue and a darker, glosser red.

The red and blue shades they got don't go together!  Sad

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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 10:26 am

I think both liveries are terrible. A friend of mine at work when they saw it a few weeks back said they should paint the nose red, then it would look like a clown.  Smile
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 1:03 pm

At least Southwest planes don't look like flying turds anymore.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 1:20 pm

The old one was nice and classic!
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 1:26 pm

I remember a few months ago when WN first introduced their new livery and the riot it caused on this message board.  Smile

I hated it, and still do.  Nuts

The problem is that the color clash is just flat out annoying. At least with the original WN livery the colors are well-coordinated.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 5:01 pm

I talked to a SWA pilot and he referred to the paint conversion as "from Corndog to Popsicle".

IMHO, both kinda suck.

 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 5:03 pm

I dunno...... I thought their tail looked great.
 
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RE: Southwest 737-300 In New Colors!

Sun Apr 29, 2001 5:13 pm

well co ordinated??? red & orange always clash, with or without the blue. I think we need an Air Orange/RyeFly livery job for WN now too... Smile
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