Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flight Attendant Friday

I LUV our "red belly money makers". That's what we call our Luv jets. I wanted to share a few pictures of our "specialty" planes this week. Southwest only flies Boeing 737's. We have over 500 planes in our fleet. We have 25, 737-500's which seat 122 passengers. The rest of our fleet are 737-300's and 737-700's, which both seat 137 passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration requires one flight attendant for every fifty passengers.

Most of our planes are painted canyon blue, red and orange. You will notice on the wings we have winglets. Winglets are 8 ft. tall and have been installed to help save fuel.

California One
Shamu (We have three Shamu's)

New Mexico One

Nevada One

Lone Star One

Arizona One

Maryland One

Our NBA plane

Illinois One

And our latest - Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" plane

Only at Southwest Airlines, where we are a little zany would you find an airplane with a display of a Sports Illustrated model wearing a bikini.

I hoped you enjoyed my quick post tonight. It's been a crazy week and I have a three day trip starting in the morning, with a 4:00 a.m. wake up call.

Until next week......stay safe in your travels.


justabeachkat said...

Hi Becky

Gosh, I haven't been by in awhile. Bummer! I've enjoyed catching up tonight though.


Lori said...

My goodness, I had no idea that Southwest had such colorful planes! They are like flying works of art. I enjoyed looking and reading about them.

Kelley said...

What a great post! I had no idea Southwest had so many colorful planes. Thanks for sharing. Have fun on your trip and be careful.

Susie said...

Southwest must spend lots of money on paint!!! I love all those neat looking planes. Hope you are safe in your travels!

Jacquie said...

Those planes are awesome! LOVE the Shamu - my favorite!

Have a fun and safe trip!

Susan S. said...

Very are always such a provider of fun and good info! I've been in a SHAMU SW Jet but didn't know about some of the other cool ones. My goal is now to fly on the Lone Star Texas plane. Do you know which route it goes or do they change it up?

nikkicrumpet said...

I loved it....I haven't seen these planes and it was fun to see how cool they are. I love that Southwest does this. Kudos to them. And I want to fly on that NBA plane!!!!

Faith said...

Those are so cool! I've never seen any of the "special" ones before. How fun!

Notevenclose said...

I saw the Sports Illustrated in the news but I never saw the other ones before. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow, such colorful paint jobs. Have a safe and enjoyable trip Becky.

Bo said...

Hi Becky...thanks for the fun pics of the red bellies! It sure makes them stand out in the wild blue yonder...Have a ssfe trip! ;-) Bo

Bacardi Mama said...

Those planes are crazy cool. I had no idea they had such neat planes. Have a great week.

Ritch in Love said...

Michael and I can't help ourselves. We always call Maryland One: Jester One. hehe.

MiMi said...

What a neat post! I had no idea that SW had so many different designs. I love Shamu!

Have a safe flight and a great weekend!

Nancy said...

Becky, I had no idea Southwest had all those different planes! That was a very interesting post! Thanks for sharing the info! I hope you get some rest soon!!!! Blessings, Nancy

joan said...

Hi Becky,

Those planes are so cool looking! In my business I have worked with all the airlines and I personally think that the other airlines could take some lessons from Southwest. Oh and my daughter just flew on southwest from Indy to Denver the other day and she helped out when a passenger got sick(she's an emt) and they gave her and her boyfriend free drinks the whole way. She said everyone was so nice and appreciated her help. The guy was okay who was sick, just very dehydrated. Happy travels!

Amber Schmidt said...

I had no idea that they had all those cool planes! I just had to call my boys over to look at them and they were both oohing and ahhhing!