It's a Bird. On a Plane. Southwest Airlines Honors Louisiana With Custom 737

In 1979, New Orleans became the first destination outside Texas for then-cheeky Southwest Airlines.This week, the Dallas-based carrier paid tribute to its long relationship with Louisiana with what the state's governor called a "traveling billboard."On Wednesday at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Southwest unveiled a custom-painted Boeing 737-700 plane emblazoned with the giant mother pelican that adorns Louisiana's flag. It's dubbed "Louisiana One."Today, Southwest operates more than 50 daily nonstop departures to 21 destinations from New Orleans.  Continue reading...

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