Well, I'm all for more competition for AA, but I don't think the Wright Amendment is the real issue. Yes, it's stupid and outdated, but not the issue.Originally Posted by TexasTiny
The real problem in getting more international carriers is the lack of international O&D passengers out of DFW. Other carriers look at DFW and obviously see it as AA's main hub. However, when you look at where AA routes the majority of its international flights, they aren't routed through DFW. The vast majority of AA's international flights are routed through MIA, ORD, LAX, and JFK. What do these cities/airports have over DFW? In my opinion, nothing. But, in AA's opinion, those cities have more international O&D passengers, therefore that's where most of the international carriers fly as well.