State of the Airlines

Monday, September 25, 2006

Will Wright Ever be Right?

What started as a worthwhile effort to kill off a piece legislation that is no longer needed has turned into its own legislative nightmare. The bill introduced to kill off the Wright Amendment has itself become an abyss attempting to suck the whole effort down with it. The Dallas Morning News dropped an article on it today...its a good review and I don't feel the need to regurgitate it...too depressing.

Anyone with an ounce of logic can see the reasons that spawned the Wright Amendment have long since passed. Dallas/Fort Worth airport (DFW) needs protection from competition like a Navy Seal needs a body guard. Opening Love Field to more routes is good for business and the consumer. Note to Congress: Step back, take a deep breath and get this done. Get the wording right and make it work already. Too much time has been wasted with political jousting on this one.

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