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Cast Your Vote On The Wright Amendment  
User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 935 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Congressman Sam Johnson has an active poll running on the Wright Amendment




http://www.samjohnson.house.gov/

[Edited 2005-07-06 01:57:12]


...from the Banana Republic....
59 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

I tried, the site apparently has closed voting.

Just F.Y.I.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

It was open before for a couple of weeks before closing, and is now open again for a new poll...

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

Hmm, it worked for me, Vegasplanes.

Current Poll
Should the Wright Amendment be repealed?
YES 39.61 % (366)
NO 60.39 % (558)

I am one of the 558.

AAndrew


User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Disregard reply 1, tried again and it worked,

I am number 369 on the other side Big grin


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

I'm one of those 403 people voting yes to repeal it.


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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4275 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Currently running 404 FOR and 563 AGAINST. Of course, I ain't in his district but that's alright.

Texan



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

I think the vote is:
Yes 39.61(WN)
No 60.39 (AA)
Is this a little more clear now?
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 6):
Currently running 404 FOR and 563 AGAINST. Of course, I ain't in his district but that's alright.

Texan

That's weird,

I just voted no and it still shows 563 against the repeal.


Phil...


User currently offlineCjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

I think the vote is:
Yes 39.61(WN)
No 60.39 (AA)
Is this a little more clear now?
safe



spool 'em up


Yes 39.61

Southwest Employees But Opie probably voted twice so the results are skewed.

No 60.39

The rest of North Texas.



"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

REPEAL REPEAL REPEAL REPEAL!!!



Why wouldn't you want it repealed?


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 10):
Why wouldn't you want it repealed?

Perhaps the people living in the area, which thought they had effectively closed down DAL to commerical traffic when DFW opened (what was Southwest then, a dozen departures?) aren't interested in a 200+ departure per day airport?

Steve


User currently offlineRaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Quoting Sllevin (Reply 11):
Perhaps the people living in the area, which thought they had effectively closed down DAL to commerical traffic when DFW opened (what was Southwest then, a dozen departures?) aren't interested in a 200+ departure per day airport?

Yeah? well they can sit on it

BTW, that Sam Johnson guy looks REALLY old, I'm talkin keel over at any second, not wake up tomorrow morning, mothballs in the underpants old!


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Current Results:

People Who Think That Dallas Needs To Grow Up And Manage Its Own Affairs: 43.40%

Dallasites Who'd Rather Hide Behind A 26-Year Old Law That Should Never Have Been Federal Business And Thus Not Not Be Responsible For Themselves: 56.60%

kinda sad, really...


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4378 times:

Up to 442 for repeal and 566 against it (of which I am proud to be one of).

That's quite a big jump for repeal there...about 40 repeal votes while keep it only gets 4...

Jeff


User currently offlineCjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Dallasites Who'd Rather Hide Behind A 26-Year Old Law That Should Never Have Been Federal Business And Thus Not Not Be Responsible For Themselves: 56.60%


43% think that North Texas cannot manage its own affairs.

56% think that North Texas should be able to sort the matter out themselves without the input of the rest of the country.

[Edited 2005-07-06 05:32:11]


"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

>> BTW, that Sam Johnson guy looks REALLY old, I'm talkin keel over at any second, not wake up tomorrow morning, mothballs in the underpants old!

Yeah no kidding... he looks like someone out of 1950, like someone you expect to see behind the scenes of the Eisenhower administration only still aliave.


>> 43% think that North Texas cannot manage its own affairs.

Or is that 43% smart enough to know that no one in North Texas has the authority to change one iota of the W.A. ?  Yeah sure

You know this, it's been said a hundred times: federal matters means Laura Miller can politely shove it and worry about things like... keeping an all-girls private school from building a soccer field.


>> Southwest Employees But Opie probably voted twice so the results are skewed.

So you think these results are even close to being accurate? An unscientific poll of a contentious issue taken online?  eyebrow 


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Quoting Cjpark (Reply 9):
Southwest Employees But Opie probably voted twice so the results are skewed.

It's "OPNLguy" to you, and I voted once, thank you very much.

I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you--I bet someone that you'd post more garbage within the first 10 responses in the thread and I won $20. Thanks for being so predictable...  Wink


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

Perhaps the people living in the area, which thought they had effectively closed down DAL to commerical traffic when DFW opened (what was Southwest then, a dozen departures?) aren't interested in a 200+ departure per day airport?

I believe that is a valid point, but I believe that WN should be given a chance to see if it can compete head to head out of Dallas to cities across the entire country and not just a select few. Let the market decide who sinks and swims.

signed,
Matthew



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7517 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

As of 8:05 EDT July 6 (when I casted my vote), the votes for the repeal have now surpassed those for W/S A retention:

YES votes: 586 (50.43%)
NO votes: 576 (49.57%)



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User currently offlineCjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 17):
It's "OPNLguy" to you, and I voted once, thank you very much.

You will always be Opie so get used to it.

As far as you and your WN crowd is concerned any viewpoint that differs from the company line is garbage.

Do you ever wonder why the Congresswoman from Tennessee submitted a bill to amend the WA to allow flights to Tennessee instead of pressing forward with the effort to repeal? Do you think she thinks there is a chance of repeal?

Quoting Cjpark (Reply 15):
>> 43% think that North Texas cannot manage its own affairs.

Or is that 43% smart enough to know that no one in North Texas has the authority to change one iota of the W.A. ?

You know this, it's been said a hundred times: federal matters means Laura Miller can politely shove it and worry about things like... keeping an all-girls private school from building a soccer field.

I will say it again for your understanding. Regardless of the Federal Law the City of Dallas owns the Airport. We may not be able to deny WN use of the airport but we can make it less than profitable for them to operate there.



"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

CJPARK. Reading the last note on reply #20, I assume that "we" is American Airlines.
If thats the case, WN can also make it rough on AA, or should I say rougher-then-now. Remember, the sword has two sides.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

My vote is for repeal the Wright Amendment and modify DAL's master plan to reduce the maximum number of gates allowed from 32 to 12.

User currently offlineCjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1248 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 21):
CJPARK. Reading the last note on reply #20, I assume that "we" is American Airlines.
If thats the case, WN can also make it rough on AA, or should I say rougher-then-now. Remember, the sword has two sides.
safe

We being the City of Dallas.



"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

After casting my vote, although stupid because I'm not affected... just bored with too much time on my hands... the score is:

YES: 52.58% (663)
NO: 47.42% (598)

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 16):
So you think these results are even close to being accurate? An unscientific poll of a contentious issue taken online?

Good point... I could spend all day screwing up the results if I wanted to... it doesn't appear to have a limit on how many times one can vote. How does anyone know that someone isin't doing that just to be funny?



29th, Let's Go!
25 Lightsaber : With my vote: Yes: 52.61% (665) No: 47.39% (599) Good point. The fact it has gone so quickly from No to Yes has me wondering even though I'm vote 665
26 Greyhound : I think the whole thing is screwy..... it said I was 665 too.
27 Post contains images 7H4Guy : Current Poll Should the Wright Amendment be repealed? YES 52.31 % (668) NO 47.69 % (609) Thats me at 668
28 Post contains images Texan : The majority of Sam Johnson's district is in the suburbs of Garland and Plano, not the city of Dallas. Also, I live under the flight path for DAL. St
29 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Im number 682 for yes.
30 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Do you really think the city of Dallas would do this??? The airport is a source of revenue to the city. If Dallas makes it diffucult for WN at DAL, t
31 Cjpark : Texan, Have you ever thought of how much the land at DAL is worth? Do you realize that the city could gain more in selling the land for development an
32 Post contains links and images DfwRevolution : >> What could the city do with the parking facilities at DAL when WN finally leaves? How about building a main station for its light rail service? Be
33 Stirling : Back in the 70's and 80's I lived out around S Plano Rd and W Buckingham Rd, as well as later close to Coit and Belt Line. It's true. Love Field and
34 KarlB737 : I don't work for Southwest but if two airports can function in Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., New York, and anywhere else I haven't mentioned I j
35 Cjpark : Stirling, The point is if this law stays on the books until a new congress is elected it will be a moot point. The city of Dallas can force the issue
36 DfwRevolution : >> The city of Dallas can force the issue on its own and WN will be either totally at DFW or at least operating some flights from there. This, too, i
37 Post contains images 1MillionFlyer : Should the Wright Amendment be repealed? YES 52.11 % (729) NO 47.89 % (670) The Yes vote is winning !
38 Gift4tbone : OK, i voted and the current results are: Yes 52.1% (731) No 47.9%(672) I voted yes. I agree that you all have a right to your opinion. Thats not the i
39 Sllevin : After due thought, I think they should repeal the Wright Amendment and let WN have control of DAL. They, for that prime property, they should increase
40 Post contains images 2H4 : Wow, who was stupid enough to bet against you? 2H4
41 JayDavis : Just look at the respect rating of OPLNguy versus Cjpark and that will give you an idea of who really knows what they are talking about. I voted for g
42 Floorrunner : I also voted for repeal of the Wright amendment. My reasons are the same as all the other anti Wright amendment folks. One thing I don't understand is
43 Cjpark : 2H4 One more time now answer the question. What I am trying to figure out about you 2H4 is that you admit the WA will not affect air travel in your lo
44 STLGph : again-- because you, like many people, don't stop to get the jist and agreements that went into the creation of DFW. Chicago is one city. Houston is
45 Post contains images Vegasplanes : The WA should be repealed as it is a hindrance to the free market economy. In that aspect, the DAL masterplan should also be thrown out to ensure any
46 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Oh, well in that case let's demolish DFW while we're at it since it will make SO much more money on that land if it's used for other purposes.    Y
47 1MillionFlyer : It was paid for long ago. This is like the Mass Turnpike that was paid for years ago but they still charge so political cronies can get their kids a
48 Cjpark : No one respects the opposition do they Jay. Why don't you tell us why you think the Wright Amendment should be repealed and not regurgitate the WN com
49 Isitsafenow : STLgph....The public does not give a rats tail about agreements of any kind. They just want the convenience of an airport close to their home or where
50 Stirling : Yes you do have the right. But I do not need to tell you that the beauty of our goverment is it's ability to correct itself at the will of the people
51 Gift4tbone : Ok, so i don't live anywhere near the DFW area, but you keep comparing it to cities with more than one airport, which is a valid comparison IMO. STLGp
52 FlewGSW : Close the Fire Station at Love Field. That will force all passenger flights over 50 seats to leave DAL. If any airline still wants to serve the flying
53 Jdaniel001 : They would be interested if it helped the economy. Also, do you know what the area is like north and south of the airport? North is...well, just plan
54 Post contains images Sllevin : From that standpoint, it's likely to put more poeple at AA out of work than add people working at Southwest at DAL -- thus, for the local economy, it
55 KarlB737 : STLGph, I take it that this is the gist and I can understand this agreement as written. By the way if you look deeply at this issue it has nothing to
56 Post contains links Boeing7E7 : Airport revenue stays with the airport. It doesn't go to any City's general fund. As far as the boost, it's moot. It would be job transfer to DFW. Cl
57 BR715-A1-30 : I voted to repeal it... AA is jealous little kid who wants everything his/her way... It is time to show them that they don't always get everything the
58 Post contains images 1MillionFlyer : DAL would still need to be used as a business/general avaition reliever, so then they would be paying for controllers to do less, this way they get t
59 Boeing7E7 : See above. It's not about AA or SWA. Get over it.
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