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Introducing Florida One

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Southwest is proud to introduce the newest Specialty Plane to our Fleet: Florida One!
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Omigosh she's beautiful! Great video! Julie Vessigault
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Finally! Great job everyone.
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WOW - that's a lot of artwork! Amazing how the taped everything off for each layer. Absolutely gorgeous. Are all the other states getting a plane?
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Awesome plane...but at the Boeing plant...that looked a lot like an -800 we saw being built....2 over wing exits....honest mistake or a sign of things to come? 😃
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Same Boeing video used for Illinois One, it appears... The aircraft they are building in this video are 737-800's (note the dual over-wing exit doors). Nothing Southwest in this video until the painting starts. 🙂
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Knew something was up with this bird when she came out of the plant with gray winglets. Hiding her away in Lake Charles was a good idea... Can't think of too many people that would know to look there!
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Hope I get to fly her on my next trip from Tampa!
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Lisa in New Hampshire

 

Give Caleb another pack of peanuts. Nice job with the edit, the music and the whole package. Looks great. I'm looking up LUV to see if I can buy some stock. You guys rule and I should know, I spent eight years in the airlines during my first career!
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That is the coolest video evar. It's even better than the video Boeing put together for the Emirates 777. Well done guys!
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That is the most awesome video ever! Hope the plane stops in Pittsburgh to Orlando because those are our favorite flights to see family! Way to be original SouthWest!
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Cool video!
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Mike 763, you are correct in that the first part was used for Illinois One and it is a 737-800. It is stock Boeing B-roll, and then they supply specialized footage for the actual painting.
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I was born in Miami and grew up mostly in Hollywood / Ft. Lauderdale, and was a Revervations Agent at DRC when we began service to Florida. I remember how excited I was knowing my parents would be able to use their flight benefits, and how proud I was (and still am!) to work for Southwest as we entered the Florida market. And now, I'm just as proud of our wonderful Company for honoring my home state and our loyal Florida Customers with such a beautiful plane! I remember coloring pictures of the Florida flag when I was in grade school, but never realized how colorful and impressive it could look when enlarged and painted on a brand, spankin' new plane! Thanks, Leaders, for this terrific new livery. I sure hope I get to fly on Florida One the next time I visit my family in the Sunshine State!
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Who designs the paint scheme? Someone at SWA or Boeing?
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Alright for Florida, I like our State Seal. Fort Walton Beach, FL
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OMG. i so want to be on that plane. It looks amazing....tickets. tickets....Gee a contest would have been wonderful....free tickets to somewhere in florida.....wow.
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Can anyone tell me when this plane will be passing thru BHM so I can photograph it? A lot of Southwest flights to TPA, MCO, even JAX pass through here so I think there would be a good chance of seeing it soon!!
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What an incredible painting - didn't realize how intricately beautiful the Seal of Florida looks, until you see it enlarged on Southwest planes. Can't wait to see the look on people faces as they watch this plane arrive at the airport (especially, the children)! Great job, Southwest! See you this summer.
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Erica from Dallas

The plane is beautiful. Loved the video.
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FLORIDA ONE IS AWSOME! the video was so interesting to watch As always . . . . Southwest Rules the Sky! LUV YOU!
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How awesome is that? Southwest Airlines you've outdone yourself again The video entertained and inspired Can't wait to see this at the airport I'm sure it's more impressive in person

LUV.SW.AIRLINES

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I wold like to see it in person. When will it be out to SJC and SFO? SWA fan!!!
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Something tells me that I will be on this flight 8 AM on May 23. Southwests first direct flight from Orlando to the new airport in Panama City Beach Florida. I hope I'm right!
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Sorry, we will no longer be flying. Being treated as a terrorist on every flight has terrified my family and I won't subject them to this tyranny until the security gets more proportional to the risk. $10 per ticket to terrify my family, 1 cent per ticket for security on Amtrak. I'll take my chances driving or going by train, although it's 100's of times more dangerous. Ban the naked body scanners! Wake up America. Remember the Constitution! Looks like the terrorists have won by eroding our freedoms!
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anonymous 10/23 10:09 They are designed by the folks at our advertising agency GSD&M's Idea City in Austin. Pretty amazing stuff they come up with, and then the design has to be transcribed into a computer proghram that runs all those sprayers that you see in the video. Steve S, gee that is a bit random and very off topic.
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Interesting video, thanks
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Well an aircraft is an aircraft, and regardless of the paint job (it was nice) we still hope it flies. I really never care about the paint I care about the quality of service and that the crew on board knows what they're doing. The paint job would indicate to me that Southwest is doing quite well financially as it seems a bit bling, bling to me. If you know what i mean.
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Love the plane.......waiting for NON STOP FLIGHTS TO CLEVELAND OHIO.......now is your chance......with the United/Continental airlines merging. If Continental leaves Cleveland, we NEED a good, non-stop flight to Ft. Myers (Southwest International)....at reasonably good flying times.......AND good value! Thanks
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Doing it better all the way with pride and excellence, high performance, optimize guality, know how and safety from customer to customer, shop to shop to the final end product, a speciality for a special customer. We deliver! Congrats to those who worked on it directly and those who did unknowingly. That was fun to work on it. Congrats to SWA! Proud to be a BOEING / IAM 751 Worker
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I just want to say how much I enjoy SWA. For the past 5 years have been travelling down to Fla to visit my mother every 6 or 8 weeks. AND, love those free passes! If SWA does not go there, I will not go there! Also do not mind airport security. Nothing is perfect but we lost a lot of our freedoms after 9/11 and our country will never have the same freedoms of travel we once had. Fact of life we have to accept. P.S. Also enjoy your sense of humor on flights, conveyed by the more entertaining flight attendants.
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last year i went to ma. i flew from tamps to manchester n.h but i had surgery 1 month before and had to wear this ugly neck brace for 2 more months when i arrived at tampa your people were so good to me they couldn't do enogh for the helped in every way they could they took me a desk for a pre boarding pass and inside the plane was the same they helped as much as the could and for that me and my family at the other end was sooo please that now they will only fly southwest and fling into manchester was so easy that they will never go to logan anymore i want to say thank you and god bless you people again this year i'm going to ma again from aug 25th until sept 6,7,8, what fares do you have(not neck brace this time haha) this is the time i visit with my children before it get to clod and its still nice a greatful travler
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Gee, I wish I could fly on the florida southwest plane, I can no longer book tickets from southwest.com, because the page refuses to load, and I'm not waiting on a phone.I've enabled cookies, done everything I can think of, I live in Florida, USED to fly on southwest all the time, but no longer can...... Whats up with that?
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We've contacted Anonymous offline to see if we can get to the bottom of this booking difficulty.
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Awesome video. What a beautiful plane.