All About Southwest

Hello community!

For my second to last topic of the year, here are some photos of all the Southwest liveries I’ve seen.

Southwest’s current livery is the Heart. Personally, I think this is the better looking one out of the two mainstream liveries but I’m sure some people just put me on a hitlist for that. Early morning departure out of Buffalo.

f/8 1/500 ISO125 @ 400 mm

For @Luke_Sta, here’s Canyon rolling out of Rochester.

f/13 1/100 ISO50 @ 110 mm

California One a few weeks ago departing Rochester for Baltimore.

f/8 1/50 ISO125 @ 110 mm

Arizona One arriving into Baltimore.

f/8 1/800 ISO100 @ 140 mm

It’s not a state livery but this one’s pretty cool too. Triple Crown into Baltimore.

f/8 1/800 ISO100 @ 100 mm

Throwback livery, Southwest Gold past the (tiny) Rochester tower. I personally dislike this livery.

f/8 1/640 ISO125 @ 170 mm

Quite an elaborate paint scheme, here’s Missouri One rotating out of Rochester.

f/8 1/640 ISO125 @ 112 mm

I don’t know the name of this special (or if it even qualifies as one at all), but here’s a Canyon with a Colleen Barrett (President Emeritus of Southwest) sticker.

f/8 1/800 ISO100 @ 100 mm


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First… 😏

Great photos Andrew, totally took me by surprise that you posted a topic, not like I had forewarning or anything 👀

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Very nice! Love the SWA photos 💙❤️💛


I endorse this topic 💯


Yeah I don’t know what you’re on about I didn’t say anything.


Endorsed by Soohas




I said what I said.

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Amazing photos as always!
Your not alone on the Heart livery being your favorite I really like it too!

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@ClassicAirlinerLover will be very angry with you


You already knew who would show up…

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My favorite spotting topic ever!


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oh these are spicyyyyy

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Southwest did hards ain’t gonna like this one

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I posted some DC10s like two weeks ago it’s fine.



The more y’s, the more spicy it is.

This a whole topic based on Southwest I think they’ll be fine


Great shots as usual, @ItsBlitz!


Oh my god this meme needs to die


Dead joke please do not


thAt iS nOt fULLy cAnYon BLuE bECaUsE oF tHE blUE nOSe yOu dISSapOinT mE

Other than that, good job taking plen pictures mr. wu


I do disagree. This livery is beautiful in every way and to be fare, isn’t all that different from the Canyon Blue livery.


Nice photos! Wowza that first one tho 😍

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