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WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:35 pm

This has got to be one of, if not the most stunning Boeing 737 out there! She looks fantastic, way to go WestJet! The aircraft's due to enter service tomorrow, 03 December 2013 flying from Calgary to Orlando. She was painted up at Everett (PAE) and used to be the "Care-antee" special cs aircraft...

"WestJet and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) today pulled back the curtain on their most exciting adventure yet -- a custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 series aircraft featuring Mickey Mouse in his most famous role, Sorcerer Mickey."

https://www.airliners.net/uf/15877/phpSBpjDH.jpeg
Image copyright(c) WestJet

Fun facts about the Magic Plane:
  • The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. We'll leave it to our guests to decide what that is!
  • There are a total of 36 different paint colours on the aircraft.
  • It took a team of 26 people 24 days working around the clock to paint the Magic Plane.
  • The painting crew consumed more than 150 doughnuts over the 24 days.
  • The painting crew consisted of people from four countries, five states, two provinces and 12 cities.
  • The cookies that will be served on board are a special treat in the shape of Disney characters.
  • Over the next five years, the Magic Plane will fly more than 400,000 guests a total of nearly eight million kilometres.


Source: http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=833

[Edited 2013-12-02 11:40:07]
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:58 pm

Damn that puts the new AS "cars" paint to shame! Nice job Westjet!
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:59 pm

All I can say is that so far, that is one of the most fantastic liveries I have seen out there.. It's just.. so cool... Now if only the seats had the headrest covers with disney characters on it.. and if only they flew to RDU...
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:08 pm

This would have looked great on an AS aircraft; nice job WS! Looks awesome.
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:28 pm

The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. We'll leave it to our guests to decide what that is!

Does anyone know what the difference is?
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:59 pm

Quoting bmibaby737 (Thread starter):
It took a team of 26 people 24 days working around the clock to paint the Magic Plane.
The painting crew consumed more than 150 doughnuts over the 24 days.

So they gave each worker 1/4 of a donut every morning?

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 4):
The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. We'll leave it to our guests to decide what that is!

Does anyone know what the difference is?

Pretty obvious IMO.

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 4):

The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. We'll leave it to our guests to decide what that is!

Does anyone know what the difference is?

Company name seems a good guess.
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:58 pm

Well, it's no Peter Max, but.... not bad  
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:07 pm

WOW!! Would definitely love seeing this come in to land at YYZ on Rwy 23 on a nice sunny day in winter (always cloudy otherwise)....Otherwise it's usually an endless parade of WS 737s!!
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:34 pm

Quoting bmibaby737 (Thread starter):
It took a team of 26 people 24 days working around the clock to paint the Magic Plane.
The painting crew consumed more than 150 doughnuts over the 24 days.

Maybe 150 dozen donuts - that's almost 3 per person per day, and sounds a little more believable.
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:46 pm

 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:52 am

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 4):
Does anyone know what the difference is?

The registration?
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:29 am

Is it now fair to call Westjet a Mickey Mouse Operation   
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:40 am

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 11):

I'm guessing one side says "Walt Disney World" and the other says "Disneyland Resort".

Stunning livery.

[Edited 2013-12-02 19:41:56]
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:44 am

I heard of the trick my truck; but trick my jet. A sharp paint job.
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:52 am

The video shows the other side. I can't find the difference. It has not been mentioned yet.

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:13 am

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 6):
Company name seems a good guess.
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 11):
The registration?

C'mon, that's a little too obvious, don't you think?

In my opinion it's obviously the Disney Castle. On both sides, the castle's tower is on the right. They probably did it so they could use the same decal or stencil. As a result, all the flags blow in the wrong direction on the starboard side.

Not a big detail, but I remember we had threads here on A.net about how some planes have the US flag blow the wrong direction on the side of some planes, and some posters in these threads got pretty nervous and worked up about this detail.  

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:27 am

Quoting bmibaby737 (Thread starter):
This has got to be one of, if not the most stunning Boeing 737 out there!

Agreed - looking forward to seeing it at YVR
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:59 am

Anyone know why they would get rid of the Carentee livery? I definitely wished they used a different 737 and kept Carentee.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:00 pm

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 2):
Now if only the seats had the headrest covers with disney characters on it..

While not disney characters, the headrests have little Disney sparkles embroidered on them. The only question with this, is what will happen to the interior when wear and tear kicks in, and half of the plane doesn't have the special headrests?
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:10 pm

Quoting AirForceOne (Reply 18):
Anyone know why they would get rid of the Carentee livery? I definitely wished they used a different 737 and kept Carentee.

Because Care-antee was a horrible, horrible special livery. And that was also a slogan that was part of the previous CEO, and is no longer being used.

Good riddance I say.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Quoting c172akula (Reply 20):
Because Care-antee was a horrible, horrible special livery. And that was also a slogan that was part of the previous CEO, and is no longer being used.

Good riddance I say.


I strongly disagree. The livery was wonderful and the slogan was quite clever and warm.

This Disney livery is probably the best of it's type so kudos WestJet. It's beautiful!
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:45 pm

Quoting lostsound (Reply 21):
I strongly disagree. The livery was wonderful and the slogan was quite clever and warm.

Do you work at WS? Doesn't matter whether you agree or not. Every Westjetter I've talked to hated it and wanted it to disappear. It was from the SD era and they want to forget it. The problem I saw was they didn't stick to the slogan. When it was rolled out one of the "Carentee" was they would never charge for bags. We'll guess what....they now charge for some bags and the Carentee has since disappeared.

This is by far the best looking scheme!!!
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:54 pm

Quoting c172akula (Reply 20):
Because Care-antee was a horrible, horrible special livery.

Agreed. Not to mention an awkward name; care-antee does not always bring to mind guarantee and if it does, it seems meaningless unless you knew the context, and more travellers likely did not.
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Quoting whiteguy (Reply 22):
Do you work at WS? Doesn't matter whether you agree or not. Every Westjetter I've talked to hated it and wanted it to disappear. It was from the SD era and they want to forget it. The problem I saw was they didn't stick to the slogan. When it was rolled out one of the "Carentee" was they would never charge for bags. We'll guess what....they now charge for some bags and the Carentee has since disappeared.

Then your issue is with the airline, not with the design and phrase.

Let me clarify my stance. The livery was visually appealing and the motto was clever and "cute" from a graphic design and marketing point of view. I am entitled to that opinion, especially as one who is in the business.

I understand the fact that the airline did not follow through with their promise damaged their image and campaign, HOWEVER if they were to keep their promise the livery and slogan would have been fine.

I don't care about Westjetters, I'm talking specifically about the idea itself.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:59 pm

Currently en route to Orlando..
C-GWSZ is flight 1414

http://planefinder.net/data/airplanes/C-GWSZ
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA1414

I'm thinking this blue bird is going to get a lot of attention!

How many pages of pictures will this beauty get on airliners.net?

It departed in +3 degree snow conditions with 20mph winds and is heading to warm
78 degree temps in Orlando today...
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:23 pm

Anyone figure out what the difference is yet?

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 16):
In my opinion it's obviously the Disney Castle. On both sides, the castle's tower is on the right. They probably did it so they could use the same decal or stencil. As a result, all the flags blow in the wrong direction on the starboard side.

The Main tower is on the right on both sides of the aircraft, because the front of the castle is depicted on both sides of the castle. The highest tower is always on the right side of the castle when facing the front no matter what park your at.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:12 pm

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 26):
The Main tower is on the right on both sides of the aircraft, because the front of the castle is depicted on both sides of the castle. The highest tower is always on the right side of the castle when facing the front no matter what park your at.

And that's exactly what I said. The question was, which feature is not symmetrical, and I said it's the Castle.

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:55 pm

   She's gorgeous!!!!    I hope I can see her around sometime!!!
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:17 am

We'll track her Mad Max style...

12/4 YYC 463 YYJ 154 YYC
12/5 YYC 648 YYZ 2580 CUN 2311 YYC
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:34 am

12/6 it's slated for:

1564 YYC-SAN
1565 SAN-YYC

1470 YYC-PSP
1473 PSP-YYC


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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:49 pm

2 pics so far...looks pretty awesome.


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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:24 pm

Nice livery, one of the best out there in my opinion!!! Is there a website where you can track this aircraft which routes it will be flying a few days ahead or which route(s) it is flying at the moment (flight tracking)? Flightaware and Flightradar24 don't always give the latest routes flown.

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:41 pm

Though I am no fan of the 6ft rat, that livery is stunning.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:26 pm

cylw,

I don't know whether you have access or knowledge of WestJet's aircraft scheduling but do you know whether WestJet is planning on sending this aircraft to CUR as well? At the moment they are using the 73G to CUR and AUA but I was wondering if they will sub this aircraft if bookings are well. If so, can you keep me informed?

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:50 pm

It seems to be tied to the YYC-MCO flying, so I doubt you will see it in the deep Caribbean. In the next couple of days it's going:

YYC-MCO-YYC 10 Dec
YYC-LAS-YQR-LAS-YYC 11 Dec
DH1/3/4 MD11/88 L1011 A319/20/21/30/50/80 717 727 735/6/7/8/9 744 762/3 77E/W 788/789 E40/75/90 CRJ/700/705 CC150
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:54 pm

Looks like Mickey is flying again over S. Dakota en route to Orlando.

WS1414

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA1414

[Edited 2013-12-12 10:56:51]
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:27 pm

So will this aircraft be flying to MCO most of the time or will it go on other international routes as well next year?

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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:39 pm

WestJet has stated pubically that this aircraft slated for system wide flying so aside from day one YYC-MCO-YYC any other YYC-MCO routing since is by coincidence. Shes already been to LAX, LAS, SAN, PSP, CUN, YYZ, YEG, YVR and several others. CUR is served via YYZ in a -700 so I wouldnt expect a -800 and inperticular C-GWSZ to arrive there anytime soon.

12/13 - WS427 YYZYEG WS2204 YEGPVR WS2205 PVRYEG
12/14 - WS1532 YEGPHX WS1463 PHXYEG WS1486 YEGLAS WS1585 LASYYC
12/15 - WS1564 YYCSAN WS1565 SANYYC WS1470 YYCPSP WS1475 PSPYYC
12/16 - WS2310 YYCCUN WS2581 CUNYYZ
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:56 pm

I wonder if it will ever stretch over to YYT. We get WS 738s in the late evening, not sure if it's daily though.
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Mickey is approaching Idaho en route to Puerto Vallarta today..

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA2204
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:42 am

What are the chances it will make a daytime appearance in Vegas next week?
 
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RE: WestJet Mickey Mouse Livery!

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:16 am

That is a beautiful paint job. Incredible.
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