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Receiving the -800 With LUV

Explorer C

It's a big deal when you get something new.   A new haircut, a new car, all milestones.  But WOW, we got a brand new plane! 

In my short fifteen years with the Company, I've seen some changes over the years, but this change is something special. This red belly plane is a little different from the norm (and a lot different in size). When I first saw it pulling in, I was so proud. When I went on the plane, the wow-factor was off the charts.  My first thoughts: clean, spacious, and very long! 

We are very honored here in Ft. Lauderdale to be one of the stations to take care of this new addition to our family. I think the coolest part is to see how excited everyone is, and ready for this new adventure.  We get two 737-800 aircraft a day, and each time we are all there, ready to help out. Recently, a Flight Crew was at a different gate and they got word one of the 737-800's was here, and ran over to see it.

This special bird has significant meaning for Southwest Airlines.  We keep growing, and sky's the limit!  It is awesome to know that we are moving forward and moving with this brand new, beautiful aircraft model.