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Southwest "Silver One"

Wed Jul 25, 2001 12:35 am

I flew on this plane last night and it got me thinking...what's the significance of the color scheme? Thanks.
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RE: Southwest "Silver One"

Wed Jul 25, 2001 12:38 am

I believe they coloured it like this for their 25th anniversery. I've seen it multiple times here in OKC.
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RE: Southwest "Silver One"

Wed Jul 25, 2001 4:01 am

Originally it was a bare metal fuselage, but it had to be kept out of service too long to be buffed, so it was painted a "silver" color.
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RE: Southwest "Silver One"

Wed Jul 25, 2001 6:00 am

Here in the US it is customary to give silver to people celebrating a 25th anniversary. When Southwest Airlines turned 25 years old, Kelleher had the newest aircraft delivered in buffed bare metal aside from the tail colors and a thin white "cheatline" running the length of the fuselage. As GoingBoeing said, it has now been painted over with a grayish-silver color and the cheatline is now red.

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