Thu, Oct 20, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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.
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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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repealed and flight restrictions at its home airport lifted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.
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