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September 7, 2012

What Were Delivery Flights Like in the 1980s?

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Southwest's first three Boeing 737-200s ready for delivery. Behind them are a new TWA 727 and City of Everett, the first-built 747. (Photo by Southwest Airlines)
Southwest's first three Boeing 737-200s ready for delivery. Behind them are a new TWA 727 and City of Everett, the first-built 747. (Photo by Southwest Airlines)
We’ve had the chance to fly aboard a few delivery flights in our time, and they’re always fun, festive events, particularly when an airline is receiving a new aircraft type for the first time. As part of the Nuts About Southwest blog’s Flashback Fridays series, Southwest Airlines historian Brian Lusk takes us for a ride in the Love Field time machine for a look back at how the carrier celebrated the deliveries of its first three shiny new Boeing 737-200s in the 1980s.