5 Shark-Themed Southwest 737s Will Soar for Shark Week

Jul 9, 2018

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You can now look up to the skies for the ocean predators that get their own week-long TV holiday every year: sharks. For the past five years, Southwest has partnered with Discovery Channel to bring a Shark Week plane in the air, but this year, five lucky 737s will be getting new temporary shark liveries.

Now through August 31, you can track the planes overhead or on FlightAware.com, where they’re depicted as sharks. Each plane will have a different species of shark at the nose of the regular Southwest livery alongside the logo for the 30th anniversary of Shark Week.

To find out where each species is, simply search for the plane’s tail number: Great White (N470WN), Hammerhead (N705SW), Mako (N961WN), Tiger Shark (N553WN) and Bull Shark (N947WN).

As this post is being written, the Great White 737 is en route from Houston (HOU) to Baltimore (BWI).

The Great White shark 737 decked out for Shark Week is en route to Baltimore (BWI) from Houston (HOU).

If you happen to spot or end up on board one of the limited edition 737s, be sure to share pictures. Southwest wants “customers and aviation enthusiasts to share their plane-spotting photos of our Shark Week Fleet with @SouthwestAir using the hashtag #SharksTakeFlight.”

But the Shark Week partnership doesn’t end there – some of the Southwest planes will also be showing sneak peaks of Shark Week on board up to two weeks before they air.

H/T: USA Today

Featured image by Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines.

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