A politician siding with the corporation with the deepest pockets? quelle surprise!
Originally Posted by texman
Back to a previous post, I've got a new candidate for most LOL suggestion for what Southwest's big announcement tonight might be:
WN will begin 2X daily A380 Service to Baghdad and Kabul from DAL.Well, at least I'll be able to visit my cousin when he heads back to sunny Iraq.
Back in reality, though, I'm leaning toward the idea that WN (that's Southwest's booking abbreviation) is going to take on the Wright Amendment head-on. Check this out from their "shot across the bow":
1979Ouch! They're taking it personally, aren't they? So with their clear contempt for Wright in mind, I think they're getting ready to do one of two things:
Southwest Airlines begins interstate service to New Orleans, Louisiana. Infuriated by Southwest's entry into interstate markets, DFW and the cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth again try to block Southwest's growth (and low fares) through the courts. Losing that effort, the DFW supporters turn to an old ally, U.S. House Leader Jim Wright.
* Reconfigure some of their planes to get down to 56 seats, and circumvent Wright's restriction (a la Legend)
* Announce that they're flying from DAL (Love Field) to wherever they darn well please, and anyone who doesn't like it, find a lawyer. Or several.
According to the latest postings on the airliners.net board, the WN announcement will happen at an employee meeting in Chicago tonight, after 6pm. Any press release might or might not hit the wires in time for tomorrow's paper... it would be interesting to see if the DMN and S-T are holding some Page 1 space aside just in case. But since the announcement may be no more than rumor, there's just no way to know. But as a former AA employee (and wannabe SWA employee a few years back), I'm sure wondering what Herb's company has up its sleeve.