Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
I found this on the SouthWest website;
"Travel into and out of Dallas Love Field is subject to the limitations of the Wright and Shelby Amendments. This Federal law prohibits Southwest from offering for sale or providing transportation between Dallas Love Field and any point beyond Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Alabama."
Does anyone know why this exists and what it's purpose is? It seams very weird.
Iluvwestjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
It was created so that Love Field would not take away flights from DFW when it was first built. The Wright Ammendment does not allow carriers with 56 seats or more to fly outside the states bordering Texas (without a stopover).
Many people/organizations have wanted to dismantle it, saying it's out of date while others (like American) want to keep it saying it's doing its job.