more interesting of the two--
a more basic--
One thing I have noticed is that Southwest has been courting media outlets, especially television stations during this month...which is sweeps month. I work in television and while admittedly have no solid proof, I can legitimately theorize Southwest is trying to use sweeps month to get attention from tv stations, to in turn, provide momentum from the "general public" to encourage their Senators to support an appeal of the Wright Amendment.
With cities like St. Louis and Kansas City, American serves as the only nonstop carrier between these cities and Dallas/Ft. Worth because of the Wright Amendment.
Don't look for any in depth stories about this subject, though, as the release we have on this is basically sitting in the basket for a slow news day filler.