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Southwest Asks Customers to Complain about Wright

For years, Southwest Airlines kept their mouth shut about the incredibly anti-competitive Wright Amendment situation (the Wright Amendment was created to protect the then-new Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, and forbid flights from Dallas Love to go anywhere other than states that touched Texas).  The world is changing, however, and Southwest is now calling on customers to become active in the fight to repeal the amendment.  Southwest has created a website called Set Love Free (setlovefree.com), which tells customers about the amendment and will soon ask them to start a bit of lobbying on behalf of Southwest.  It’s a smart move to get customers involved, and it’s a smart move to get this atrocious bit of protectionism off the books.  You can only imagine the whining if Continental were only allowed to fly to New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana from its Houston hub.  So why is it fair that Southwest is so hindered from Dallas Love? 

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