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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.20.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"Delivering petitions collected at bars, restaurants and other non-aviation related venues to Washington is a cheap publicity stunt that uses the false promise of low fares to masquerade Southwest's real objective -- to renege on a compromise they agreed to in 1979 and create a legislatively protected monopoly at Love Field. What they fail to mention in their campaign is the negative affect repealing the Wright Amendment would have on the D/FW Metroplex and surrounding counties from a resulting loss of jobs and economic strength."

Source: Statement by American Airlines unions trashing Southwest Airlines for its attempts to repeal the Wright Amendment. That piece of legislation, in effect for decades, restricts flights out of Dallas Love Field. Rather than accept gates at nearby DFW International, Southwest wants the amendment repealed and flight restrictions at its home airport lifted altogether. The effort is opposed by DFW, which says the move will have a devastating economic impact on its operations.

FMI: www.aa.com, www.southwest.com

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