Southwest Airlines tagged posts

Southwest Airline’s New Livery Scheme

By: Category: PHXSpecial paintSpotting

WN2   Canyon Blue (introduced on January 16, 2001) is synonymous with Southwest Airlines. Canyon Blue was the second iteration of the Southwest livery behind the original Desert Gold color scheme. It took nine years to have the whole fleet painted in the Canyon Blue scheme. While a striking change from the original Desert Gold coloration of the Southwest fleet, many noticed that the color would fade rather quickly. Making their planes look old and disheveled. Southwest also felt that the old color scheme was becoming dated and did not reflect their core values. In 2014 Southwest rebranded itself with its new Heart paint scheme. It was developed by firms GSD&M, Lippincott, VML, Razorfish, and Camelot Communications.1 They conducted focus groups of employees and consumers about the des...Read More

US Airways vs Southwest Airlines special themes

By: Category: PHXSpecial paintSpottingUncategorized

While Standing in line waiting to clear the TSA security checkpoint. I overhear a little boy talking to his mom about going to see the "Fishy Plane". After clearing the  checkpoint, I started thinking about the difference between US Airways and Southwest Airlines and their Special Themed liveries. Being a employee of US Airways, they will always have a special place in my heart. In  my own personal opinion, I believe Southwest Airlines has the best overall paint schemes on a number of their aircraft. Although most of their paint schemes are State related. Southwest Airlines has several special schemes to commemorate their destinations, anniversary`s and various other events. Southwest also has several that have nose art. Arizona One, California One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lo...Read More

Arizona Aviation Night Photography at Sky Harbor Airport

By: Category: FriendsPHXRoad trips

A couple of weeks back some members of PHXSpotters met out at Sky Harbor International Airport at Terminal 4 on the top deck. When we arrived we unpacked our tripods and started hitting that shutter button. I have always been afraid of taking night time photos, since I had never experienced doing night time aviation photography. I was not sure how my photos were going to turn out. I was thankful that we have some very talented photographers in our group.  They were able to get me set up and teach me the proper settings to doing night time photography at KPHX. The location that we had picked was on the North East corner of Terminal 4.  The North side of the terminal is mostly US Airways and on the South side is Southwest Airlines...Read More

Daily traffic in and out of KPHX

By: Category: PHXUncategorized

KPHX has many different airlines that arrive and depart out of Sky Harbor. This is a new location for Phxspotters to get some awesome spotting done. Light is on your back  and the gorgeous mountains are in front of you. Here are some photos that was taken at this location. Read More