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WN, Katrina, And Wright Amendment.

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:32 am

Ok, I know this is late, but I just thought about it.

How was WN affected on the days/months following Katrina, due to the Wright Amendment? Was it allowed to fly, for example, DAL-JAX nonstop? Does it still do that?

DAL7e7 is wondering... Do pilots take crash courses?
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RE: WN, Katrina, And Wright Amendment.

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:45 am

I'm not sure I understand the question. Flights with more than 56 passengers cannot depart DAL for a state that isn't part of the legislation.

Even during Katrina, WN didn't operate flights to remote cities, and Dallas really wasn't affected too badly.

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RE: WN, Katrina, And Wright Amendment.

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:45 am

No, no DAL-JAX flights.

The first couple of days after Katrina's landfall, some flights (roundtrips) were cancelled, and some (through flights) became overflights, i.e. HOU-MSY-JAX became HOU-JAX.

After it a few days, a new schedule was quickly developed that re-deployed the MSY aircraft elsewhere.

[Edited 2005-10-24 01:18:56]
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