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WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:56 pm

WN rolled out a new specialty livery aircraft painted in the flag of Tennessee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XpnqkLz1A



And a corresponding fare sale...
http://www.swamedia.com/releases/sou...ing-tennessee-one-aircraft?l=en-US
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:28 pm

Nice!

Is that N922WN?
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:30 pm

Quoting Joshu (Reply 1):
Is that N922WN?

Yes, it's 922.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:05 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Thread starter):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XpnqkLz1A

Tennessee One Paint Job Progression Now Clickable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XpnqkLz1A

[Edited 2016-02-22 10:06:18]
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:33 pm

Wow!
I really like that livery! I also really like the design on the engines!

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:59 pm

WN knows how to do special liveries and keep them consistent with the branding! Looks awesome.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:09 pm

I usually love the special livery planes, but this one looks a bit weird. Too much red for my liking. That or it just looks a bit too plain.

[Edited 2016-02-22 11:09:46]
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:10 pm

WN, you are really beginning to piss me off by your repeated neglecting of the first two states you flew to outside of Texas...Louisiana and Oklahoma.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:04 pm

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 7):
WN, you are really beginning to piss me off by your repeated neglecting of the first two states you flew to outside of Texas...Louisiana and Oklahoma.

They have no meaningful presence in either state, so why paint a plane in honor of them?

This isn't about where they fly; it's about where they have huge operations.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:19 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
They have no meaningful presence in either state, so why paint a plane in honor of them?

This isn't about where they fly; it's about where they have huge operations.

Well that's kind of a BS answer. Sure air operations aren't massive, but OKC does have one of the res centers - like ABQ - so they do contribute a decent amount in payroll dollars.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:46 pm

When will we see Georgia One?
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Quoting Dallas (Reply 6):

I usually love the special livery planes, but this one looks a bit weird. Too much red for my liking. That or it just looks a bit too plain.

Given the flag is almost all red, sort of makes sense. It's a pretty simple flag design as well. Finally glad to see my home state get a logo-jet.

[Edited 2016-02-22 13:04:09]
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:00 pm

I think the next one will be either Louisiana or Georgia.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:03 pm

Have all the state flag logo-jets been repainted with the new WN livery?
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:04 pm

Cool paint job. Georgia would have been better. Definitely biased, but an announcement of a new crew base would be far more worthy of the phrase "big announcement" someone referenced in another thread.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:39 pm

Quoting MaxxFlyer (Reply 13):
Have all the state flag logo-jets been repainted with the new WN livery?

As of now the following specialty planes are in the "heart" livery.

N280WN "Missouri One"

N409WN "Triple Crown One"

N918WN "Illinois One"

N922WN "Tennessee One"
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:45 pm

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 15):
As of now the following specialty planes are in the "heart" livery.

Thanks!
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:52 pm

Wonder if they will ever do an international one. Costa Rica one would be cool
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:02 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
They have no meaningful presence in either state, so why paint a plane in honor of them?

This isn't about where they fly; it's about where they have huge operations.


Well, New Mexico has one and ABQ is not exactly gangbusters on the chart of ops for WN.
With OKC, TUL and the res center I am sure one will be forthcoming at some point for Oklafriggin'homa.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:19 pm

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 18):
With OKC, TUL and the res center I am sure one will be forthcoming at some point for Oklafriggin'homa.

By that logic, AS should paint a plane in honor of AZ since they fly to PHX, TUS, and have a res center there.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:34 pm

Quoting n562wn (Reply 14):
Georgia would have been better. Definitely biased, but an announcement of a new crew base would be far more worthy of the phrase "big announcement" someone referenced in another thread.

I think there will be a route announcement or two this evening at the employee event being held in Nashville.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 19):
By that logic, AS should paint a plane in honor of AZ since they fly to PHX, TUS, and have a res center there.

AS could put the WV state flag on a fuselage if they wanted to, but this isn't about AS.  
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:39 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
This isn't about where they fly; it's about where they have huge operations.

   I recall reading on A.net a few years ago that WN created State liveries when the airline reached a point where they carried a certain percentage of that state's air traffic.

That was a statement from someone high up at WN and unfortunately I don't remember any further details, such as exactly what the threshold was or whether the level was based on # seats flown, pax flown, $ spent on fares, # flights, etc. (My guess is that threshold was 50% but I'm not sure.)

Whether that is still true or not, I have no idea. Perhaps someone from the company can jump in here.

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:06 pm

Here I thought the entire plane was going to be blaze orange.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:13 pm

I'm not impressed with this one at all.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:36 pm

Quoting Flaps (Reply 23):
I'm not impressed with this one at all.

Then you are not impressed with the state flag - as each state specialty logo is based on the state flag.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 pm

Quoting smokeybandit (Reply 22):
Here I thought the entire plane was going to be blaze orange.

   Most Tennesseans would likely recognize that first  

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:49 pm

I think WN needs a New Hampshire One! By far the largest carrier out of MHT.

Just my 2 cents

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:51 pm

Nice paint job.... but I liked it better this way....


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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:53 pm

Finally!! Looks great!

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 15):

As of now the following specialty planes are in the "heart" livery.

N280WN "Missouri One"

N409WN "Triple Crown One"

N918WN "Illinois One"

N922WN "Tennessee One"

When they repaint the state flag aircraft with the current heart livery, are they repainting the entire plane, or just doing the tail and giving the fuselage a good cleaning?

[Edited 2016-02-22 16:51:54]

[Edited 2016-02-22 16:52:24]

[Edited 2016-02-22 16:52:46]
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:02 am

I've been waiting for this forever! My home state is getting some LUV!

I can't wait to see her in person and fly on her!    
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:15 am

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 18):

If my history is correct both NM and OK political parties were against setting DAL free from the WA.
But NM already had a plane so I think OK is years away!

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:53 am

Quoting comairguycvg (Reply 28):
When they repaint the state flag aircraft with the current heart livery, are the repainting the entire plane, or just doing the tail and giving the fuselage a good cleaning?

The entire A/C gets repainted. A/C gets cleaned every 6 months or so.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:14 am

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 20):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 19):By that logic, AS should paint a plane in honor of AZ since they fly to PHX, TUS, and have a res center there.
AS could put the WV state flag on a fuselage if they wanted to, but this isn't about AS.

You're right; it's about how silly an argument it would be to state an airline should paint a plane in a state's honor just because they fly to two whole cities there and have a res center there,
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:28 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):

You're right; it's about how silly an argument it would be to state an airline should paint a plane in a state's honor just because they fly to two whole cities there and have a res center there,

or they've been flying there for 30 years and it has a historical significance because it was only one of two states with Southwest service outside of Texas. Who are you to judge as to what's significant and what's not to others?
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:42 am

Oh, I don't know, it looks a little too "stars & bars" for my tastes. I imagine some people will be offended by this. Why didn't they put the stars in a circle like they do on the real Tennessee flag?
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:04 am

Quoting Rugger (Reply 34):
Oh, I don't know, it looks a little too "stars & bars" for my tastes. I imagine some people will be offended by this. Why didn't they put the stars in a circle like they do on the real Tennessee flag?

They look like they're in a circle to me.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:40 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 19):
By that logic, AS should paint a plane in honor of AZ since they fly to PHX, TUS, and have a res center there.

Then why do they have a New Mexico One (we are not discussing AS, but feel free to start a thread...)?

With just ABQ and a res center they should paint the plane back to original colours right?!

Obviously WN can do what they please, and discussions here are just for said sake, but asking about an Okie one is not an odd question based on WN's historical painted aircraft.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:06 am

WOW TennesseeOne. To bad you linked to an article that does not show the plane. We want to see it, not read it exist. Link to a picture!

I went off site searched google and found a pic. Has to be the worst looking "state " plane southwest has done. Tennessee deserves a better thought out design.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:08 am

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 37):
Tennessee deserves a better thought out design.

Which would look like what? All of the state planes use the state flag pretty faithfully . . .
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:29 am

Quoting n562wn (Reply 14):

Cool paint job. Georgia would have been better. Definitely biased, but an announcement of a new crew base would be far more worthy of the phrase "big announcement" someone referenced in another thread.

Nashville will end up being a base before Atlanta. There's more growth potential there than in ATL.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:50 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 38):
Which would look like what? All of the state planes use the state flag pretty
faithfully . . .

  

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 37):
Tennessee deserves a better thought out design.

The state planes look just like how the flags are. So for the TN plane to get a better design, you would have to redsign the TN state flag to something better.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:55 am

Quoting Lexy (Reply 39):
Nashville will end up being a base before Atlanta. There's more growth potential there than in ATL.

ATL is already a base....
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:56 am

Quoting Lexy (Reply 39):
Nashville will end up being a base before Atlanta. There's more growth potential there than in ATL.

ATL is already a crew base..

Quoting comairguycvg (Reply 40):
The state planes look just like how the flags are. So for the TN plane to get a better design, you would have to redsign the TN state flag to something better.

IMHO the State Flag specialty planes are a classy way of honoring a state.

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 36):
Then why do they have a New Mexico One

At the time WN was a big player in ABQ.. Times have changed, and hopefully New Mexico One sticks around..
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:32 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 42):
IMHO the State Flag specialty planes are a classy way of honoring a state.

I agree. There is some room for artistic license, though. For instance, the "mid-flag circle" on Missouri One is quite a bit larger. Some flags, like Colorado and Maryland, lend themselves better to cool looking 737s too.
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:02 am

A Washington State One would be a nice tribute to the state where the 737 is built.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:17 am

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:19 am

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 45):

Here you go! Nashville Aviation Photographers hard at work!

What's funny is that the Tennessee flag colors match Southwest's colors perfectly

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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:37 am

As a proud Tennessean, the flag symbol and star placement is perfect. Just like the Legacys (or at least AA) honor the airlines in their history, WN honors the states they serve, which i think is awesome. A great marketing tool.
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:54 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 19):
By that logic, AS should paint a plane in honor of AZ since they fly to PHX, TUS, and have a res center there.

So deflecting to a completely different carrier now, nice choice. This is WN, not AS.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 32):
You're right; it's about how silly an argument it would be to state an airline should paint a plane in a state's honor just because they fly to two whole cities there and have a res center there,

Someone already made the point of NM only have one city plus a res center. Got anything else or just really nothing to contribute of any substance?
 
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RE: WN - Rollout Of TennesseeOne

Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:00 am

Thanks for that photo of the actual plane in daylight.

In the first photo it looks like the blue with the stars is a straight band around the fuselage, but in the daylight photo you can see that it's not, it's an actual circle. It is a pretty faithful reproduction of the Tennessee flag. But man, there is a lot of red on that airplane. I guess that's good for visibility reasons. You can't miss it.

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