Boarding Pass, Southwest Airlines, Mustard Yellow

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Boarding Passes

One way Southwest cut costs was by issuing reusable plastic boarding passes and eliminating assigned seating. The passes were sequentially numbered and color-coded for each flight. Passengers boarded in groups in the order in which they checked in. This encouraged early arrivals and speeded up seating, thus allowing Southwest to return an aircraft to service quickly.

Gift of Southwest Airlines

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

Circa 2000

Inventory Number

A20010070000

Physical Description

Southwest Airlines mustard yellow plastic boarding pass with "Second Boarding Group" and number 37 printed in red on both sides.

Credit Line

Donated by Southwest Airlines

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Overall - plastic

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 20.3 x 7.6cm (8 x 3 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

MEMORABILIA