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A true pioneer of low-cost flying, Southwest Airlines is known around the world for establishing many of the industry norms we take for granted today. Let's test your knowledge of this iconic Texan airline in our special Southwest quiz! Good luck y'all!

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Question 1 of 10

1. When was ‘Air Southwest Co’ – the airline we know today as Southwest – established?

May 1966
March 1967
December 1968
July 1969

Question 2 of 10

2. What three cities comprised the launch destinations for Southwest?

Dallas/Love Field, San Antonio and Houston/Intercontinental
Austin, San Antonio and Houston/Hobby
Houston/Intercontinental, Austin and Dallas/Forth Worth
San Antonio, Houston/Hobby and Dallas/Love Field

Question 3 of 10

3. On April 25, 1979 Southwest took delivery of its 15th example of which aircraft type?


Boeing 737-100
Boeing 727-200 Advanced
Boeing 737-200 Advanced
Boeing 737-300

Question 4 of 10

4. In June 1984, the airline opened its first crew base outside of Dallas. Where was it?


San Antonio

Question 5 of 10

5. In May 1988, Southwest launched which iconic livery on a 737-300?


Shamu One (ft a killer whale)
Lone Star One (ft Texan flag)
Slam Dunk One (ft NBA basketball)
Discovery Channel Shark Week (ft a shark)

Question 6 of 10

6. Which aircraft started service with Southwest on March 5, 1990?

Boeing 737-400
Boeing 737-500
Boeing 737-600
Boeing 737-700

Question 7 of 10

7. Which low-cost airline did Southwest acquire in 2011?

Jet America
ValuJet Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
AirTran Airways

Question 8 of 10

8. When did Southwest operate its first revenue flight using a 737-800 equipped with Split Scimitar Winglets?


April 2014
November 2015
January 2016
April 2016

Question 9 of 10

9. In April 2016, Southwest’s longest daily service (to date) was launched at 2,627 miles. Which cities did it connect?


Los Angeles and Liberia, Costa Rica
San Francisco and Honolulu
Chicago and Cancun, Mexico
Houston and Bogota, Colombia

Question 10 of 10

10. Excluding orders, as of June 2022, how many 737 MAX aircraft are in the Southwest fleet?



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Great job y'all! There was nothing low-cost about that top performance. Well done.