Dan Webb over at Things in the Sky asked today “What’s Wrong With This Southwest Ad?” and I found one of the two things off with it. Can you find both or even more?

For airline livery nerd, you can see the plane shown is an AirTran Boeing 717 (with logos and registration number hidden).

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Gate numbers in commercial match Houston Hobby. Airtran flys out of Gate 29. Southwest has a number of gates in the 40’s.

Although the exterior shows an Air Tran 717, at 0:23 in the scene with the woman passenger looking out the window, you can clearly see that there is an engine mounted on the wing of the aircraft. And as all airplane nerds know, an Air Tran 717 has two tail mounted engines.

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