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Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:44 pm

I had no idea WN had a retrojet but I saw a WN yellow and orange jet takeoff today and it seems it's been 15 years since they changed their look and they have done it twice since then.
 
seb146
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:01 pm

I miss air traffic.

Anyway, there are two, apparently. N714CB and N711HK. My question is: When will they come up with a TranStar retro jet?
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:15 pm

The "desert gold" livery is my favorite WN livery. I wish they had stuck with that and evolved it from there. It was so unique and daring and the colors fit with their name very well. I believe that there were trying to recreate the colors of the desert southwest in America and it definitely looks the part. I always thought that the "canyon blue" scheme was a huge downgrade although they've admittedly improved it a lot with their latest livery.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:31 pm

seb146 wrote:
I miss air traffic.

Anyway, there are two, apparently. N714CB and N711HK. My question is: When will they come up with a TranStar retro jet?

Never.

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seb146
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:32 pm

I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL.
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:39 pm

seb146 wrote:
I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL.


Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:55 pm

N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:58 pm

NYPECO wrote:
seb146 wrote:
I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL.


Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason.


Because it's far to the southwest of the major city centers of the east coast, which is what the country used to be before adding 37 more states (including Texas.) It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm

N766UA wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
seb146 wrote:
I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL.


Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason.


Because it's far to the southwest of the major city centers of the east coast, which is what the country used to be before adding 37 more states (including Texas.) It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.


Yep. Just like the Midwest is Chicago, St Louis, etc. while geographically speaking Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas etc. would be the Midwest.
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:10 pm

N766UA wrote:
It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.



I'm fairly certain that honor goes to Hawaii.

We finally earned our name. :)
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:04 am

barney captain wrote:
N766UA wrote:
It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.



I'm fairly certain that honor goes to Hawaii.

We finally earned our name. :)


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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:12 am

Didn't they used to keep 3 planes in the original livery to signify their first 3 cities served: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio? What happened to the third?
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:36 am

barney captain wrote:
N766UA wrote:
It's also effectively the westernmost southern state.



I'm fairly certain that honor goes to Hawaii.

We finally earned our name. :)

I think he's referring to the Confederate States as the South. But geographically soaking Hawaii is the southern and western most state lol.

Going back to Texas, it seems like the Dallas are is the biggest on the southwestern mantra, even though it's in the northeast part of the state and closer to Oklahoma and Arkansas than it is to most Texas population centers.
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:05 am

If we're gonna get technical, the only way the Desert Gold livery becomes "retro" is if they spell the entire airline name on the back as the first jets did.

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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:41 am

seb146 wrote:
I never heard why they got the name "Southwest" when they started off flying only in Texas and are based at DAL.


Texas was historically considered to be part of the Southwestern U.S. The local Bell telephone company was Southwestern Bell (later SBC, and that company through many acquisitions including its former parent is now AT&T). Southwestern University is in Georgetown, Texas. The now-defunct Southwest Conference in college sports was all Texas teams along with the University of Arkansas. There was a large bank in Houston named Bank of the Southwest up until the mid-1980s.

It's like asking why Northwest Airlines had hubs in Detroit and Minneapolis; historically that region was the Northwest.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:14 am

SXDFC wrote:
N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years.


I thought we had a 3rd. But it might have been painted.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:27 am

mwmav8r01 wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years.


I thought we had a 3rd. But it might have been painted.


A/C 792 was repainted into the “Heart Livery” in 2016.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:10 am

NYPECO wrote:
Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason.


If you think about it, a large portion of Texas has a lot more in common with southwestern region of the United States than the southern or midwestern regions. San Antonio, Laredo, and El Paso are very much more aligned with the southwestern United States culturally and even to some extent geographically. I think both the geographic and cultural proximity to Mexico is why Texas is often considered as part of the southwestern US.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:36 pm

Since we squashed the rumor of a TransStar retro jet in remark 4, guess that means we'll most likely not see a Morris Air or AirTran retro either.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:58 pm

That would be a big NO. Also we’ll be lucky if they keep the 2 Classic Southwest color or any of the Canyon Blue.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:00 pm

Aw, Southwest! Where's the LUV?

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