B595
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3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:03 am

This past Sunday afternoon (the 30th) three Southwest special liveries landed one after the other at SJC:

Colorado One (SW5638 from SNA at 328pm)
Tennessee One (SW3389 from BUR at 338pm)
Triple Crown One (SW362 from LAS aT 340pm)

These are straight from flightradar24, but I personally saw Tennessee One and Triple Crown One go overhead on final to 30L, so this isn’t false news from fr24.

Was this just a freak of scheduling, or does Southwest plan it this way? Be interested to hear from any Southwest people.
 
Bradin
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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:57 am

I remember a story (either read it here or somewhere else) that when an Alaska Airlines Salmon Thirty Seven was spotted at SEA, Southwest dispatchers rerouted all three Seaworld Orca themed 737s to visit SEA that day.
 
jetmatt777
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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:06 am

I’ll say it was pure scheduling coincidence. Knowing the airlines, if they had planned it to happen the plans would have fallen apart. Usually when the stars line up in an airline operation humans were not involved :)

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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:25 am

Bradin wrote:
I remember a story (either read it here or somewhere else) that when an Alaska Airlines Salmon Thirty Seven was spotted at SEA, Southwest dispatchers rerouted all three Seaworld Orca themed 737s to visit SEA that day.




IIRC....it was actually five aircraft. They had painted the two -700s, but the two -500s still had it.

I could be wrong
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barney captain
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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:00 am

727LOVER wrote:
Bradin wrote:
I remember a story (either read it here or somewhere else) that when an Alaska Airlines Salmon Thirty Seven was spotted at SEA, Southwest dispatchers rerouted all three Seaworld Orca themed 737s to visit SEA that day.




IIRC....it was actually five aircraft. They had painted the two -700s, but the two -500s still had it.

I could be wrong


You are correct, it was all 5 Shamu’s and it was the day AS revealed their salmon livery.
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B595
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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:02 am

Thanks for your responses. I figured this was basically a "black swan" event. But prob & stats aside, these special liveries are great marketing for Southwest. Even my non-aviation wife and friends ooh-ed and aww-ed as Tennessee One went over.

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BoeingGuy
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Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:12 pm

barney captain wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Bradin wrote:
I remember a story (either read it here or somewhere else) that when an Alaska Airlines Salmon Thirty Seven was spotted at SEA, Southwest dispatchers rerouted all three Seaworld Orca themed 737s to visit SEA that day.




IIRC....it was actually five aircraft. They had painted the two -700s, but the two -500s still had it.

I could be wrong


You are correct, it was all 5 Shamu’s and it was the day AS revealed their salmon livery.


That’s actually kind of funny. A little friendly one-up-manship in the part of WN.

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