Southwest Airlines 737-700 (Sports Illustrated Livery)

(Before I show the livery and give out some info on Southwest and The B737-700, I would like to state that any inappropriate and immature comment will be Flagged)

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(Photo credits go to Antonio Cardoso)

The Southwest Airlines Sports Illustrated Livery was supposed to be a big hit, but backfired because families were offended to fly on a jet with this livery and was removed from the aircraft.

       **About Southwest Airlines**

Southwest Airlines was established in 1967 by Herb Kelleher as Air Southwest and then adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines, in 1971 when it began operating as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of Texas. Southwest Airlines has more than 53,000 employees as of October 2016 and operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. As of 2014, it carried the most domestic passengers of any U.S. airline. As of July 2017, Southwest Airlines has scheduled services to 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries, with service to Turks & Caicos beginning on November 5, 2017.

Southwest Airlines has only operated Boeing 737 jetliner models, except for the period from 1979 to 1987 when it leased several Boeing 727-200s from Braniff International Airways. As of January 2016, Southwest is the largest operator of the Boeing 737 worldwide, with over 700 in service, each averaging six flights per day.

           **About the Boeing 737**

Originally envisioned in 1964, the initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967 and entered airline service in February 1968 at Lufthansa. Next, the lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968. In the 1980s, Boeing launched the longer −300, −400, and −500 models, subsequently referred to as the Boeing 737 Classic series and featuring CFM56 turbofan engines along with wing improvements.

The 737 Next Generation was introduced in the 1990s, with a redesigned, increased span laminar flow wing, upgraded “glass” cockpit, and new interior. The 737 Next Generation comprises the four −600, −700, −800, and −900 models, with lengths ranging from 102 to 138 ft (31.09 to 42.06 m). Boeing Business Jet versions of the 737 Next Generation are also produced. The 737 was revised again in the 2010s for greater efficiency with the 737 MAX series featuring CFM International LEAP-1B engines and improved winglets. The 737 MAX entered service in 2017.

The 737 series is the best-selling jet commercial airliner in history. The 737 has been continuously manufactured by Boeing since 1967 with 9,571 aircraft delivered and 4,478 orders yet to be fulfilled as of June 2017. Assembly of the 737 is performed at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Many 737s serve markets previously filled by 707, 727, 757, DC-9, and MD-80/MD-90 airliners, and the aircraft currently competes primarily with the Airbus A320 family. As of 2006, there were an average of 1,250 Boeing 737s airborne at any given time, with two departing or landing somewhere every five seconds.

I looked around and could not find any regulars like this.

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I’m sorry but I don’t think this will be Appropriate for a flight simulator.

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Oh dear… Oh I don’t think I can fly this anywhere in IF. Plus, I don’t think Devs add special liveries anymore.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but we aren’t going to be adding this livery.

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