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The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:45 am

Particularly for the -300s in the fleet, which will be retired by decade's end, what will become of the flag liveries of WN? 352, 383 and 609 are all going to be the firsts to leave. Will the liveries in question live on on -700s, -800s or even reappear when the MAX's arrive?

What about other specials such as Silver and Triple Crown Ones?
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:50 am

If I recall they will be switching over the flag liveries to -700 aircraft that are due for paint once they retire the certain -300 with the flag. For all I know the 3 that are -300s with the flags, Arizona, Texas and California will take the aircraft with the sea world liveries seeing how they will be needing to be repainted by 2015 anyways once the partnership expires.

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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:43 am

I recall reading in one of the articles about the rebrand that they'll adapt each of the special planes to work with the new livery. I'm curious to see about Triple Crown One since the new look is actually fairly similar to it already. They could essentially just change to the darker blue, swap the colors in the "ribbon" with the new tail colors, and replace the heart medal with the new heart logo (at the expense of one on the belly).
 
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:49 am

Quoting Boeing778X (Thread starter):

N352SW -1990 737-3H4 ( Lone Star One ) - Will get transferred to a -700 when retired in 2016-2017 time frame.

N383SW - 1994 737-3H4 ( Arizona One ) - Will get transferred to a -700 when likely retired in 2019.

N609SW- 1996 737-3H4 ( California One ) - Will likely get transferred to a -700 when retired in 2021.

N629SW - 1996 737-3H4 ( Silver One ) - Repainted to regular C/S 2009, will not see another 25th Anniversary sticker on successor.

N647SW - 1997 737-3H4 ( Triple Crown One ) - Will likely not be repainted onto another A/C when retired.

A/C 383,609, 629, and 647 are all "Evolve" -300s and will be around for the next 3-5 years.

A/C 352 was supposed to be replaced two years ago, and its successor was supposed to be N253WN ( -700 ). WN realized that she had more life left in her, and will likely be retired in the 2016-2017 time frame as said above.

Below is what the specialty planes will look like with the "new" livery.



[Edited 2014-09-14 22:50:43]
 
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:22 am

Anyone know how to track the where a bouts of these birds on any given day to try and catch a flight on one? Be fun to fly on one.....for petty bragging rights....  
 
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:43 pm

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 3):
N352SW -1990 737-3H4 ( Lone Star One ) - Will get transferred to a -700 when retired in 2016-2017 time frame.

N383SW - 1994 737-3H4 ( Arizona One ) - Will get transferred to a -700 when likely retired in 2019.

N609SW- 1996 737-3H4 ( California One ) - Will likely get transferred to a -700 when retired in 2021.

N629SW - 1996 737-3H4 ( Silver One ) - Repainted to regular C/S 2009, will not see another 25th Anniversary sticker on successor.

N647SW - 1997 737-3H4 ( Triple Crown One ) - Will likely not be repainted onto another A/C when retired.

A/C 383,609, 629, and 647 are all "Evolve" -300s and will be around for the next 3-5 years.

A/C 352 was supposed to be replaced two years ago, and its successor was supposed to be N253WN ( -700 ). WN realized that she had more life left in her, and will likely be retired in the 2016-2017 time frame as said above.

What a load of terrific information! Thank you so very much!   

I'll be very sad when they leave, especially for N383SW. I've watched her go from her original Desert Gold tail, to Canyon Blue, to winglets, and from faded to refreshed (and we're both 20  Wink ). Love that bird to death!

I hope they are saved.

[Edited 2014-09-15 10:44:06]
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:17 pm

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 3):
Below is what the specialty planes will look like with the "new" livery.

Photobucket is saying the bandwidth has been exceeded - is there somewhere else you can post the photo?
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:46 pm

Quoting JBo (Reply 6):

If you click on the link it takes you to the website it was posted on. I was able to view it that way. Hope this helps!
 
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RE: The Future Of WNs Flag Liveries

Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:20 am

Quoting 815Oceanic (Reply 7):
If you click on the link it takes you to the website it was posted on. I was able to view it that way. Hope this helps!

Nope, no dice. However, someone posted in one of the other threads a potential rendering of what the flag planes will look like. Essentially the same, but with a new tail that reflects the new branding.
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