Southwest Airlines and the Dallas Dilemma
Now that I’ve been traveling more with all this Team System stuff, I find myself more and more inconvenienced by the Wright Amendment. For those that don’t live in Dallas, this is a federal law that restricts travel into and out of Love Field, which is where Southwest Airlines flies. Essentially, you can’t fly directly out of Love to any non bordering state. So if I want to fly direct to Chicago, I can’t take Southwest, because I can’t fly direct from Love Field. On top of that, if I don’t mind stopping in Tulsa, Southwest can’t even help me book connecting flights, I have to do that myself – it’s the law. Now, any reasonable person is problem saying “Huh??? That’s crazy!” The reason for all of this is supposedly to “protect” DFW International airport. This is all somehow better for D/FW and better for the area residents, but I’ve never figured out why.
Anyway, while booking a flight on Southwest to go to Houston (I can go there non-stop!) I found out that they are lobbying to kill the Wright Amendment, and included a link to their site with more info on this -> see the banner on the right. I found this interesting, and while I probably won’t take the time to “contact the media”, I figured I’d at least post a bit about this.