|Quoting ATLgaUSA (Reply 3):|
OMA has fewer passengers per day to Dallas (246) than does Birmingham (278) and Southwest has not added any DAL-BHM flights, so it is likely that they would not add any DAL-OMA flights even if NE was brought into the Wright Amendment exception. On top of that, AA offers 4 M80s/day between OMA and DFW, while AA offers 3 M80s/day between BHM and DFW. This means SW would have to fight harder against AA in OMA for fewer passengers.
|Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 2):|
Rather than restrict where WN can fly from DAL, restrict the number of a/c movements (departures/arrivals), then they will be very market selective for service they offer from/to DAL, and if they want more they can then look at DFW as a viable alternative and serve both airports.
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 8):|
The Love Field Master Plan cap of 250 daily flights would do just that....
I think it depends. As others have noted, there would be additional conection opportunities beyond DAL to places like AUS, SAT and HOU.
Also, Terry's bill proposes that Nebraska be exempted from the Wright Amendment restrictions and it would also eliminate the through ticketing restrictions.
If Nebraska gets added and the through ticketing restrictions are eliminated, I think you'd see Southwest announcing MSP as the next new citiy, and they'd probably fly MSP-OMA-DAL, MSP-MCI-DAL, and possibly MSP-STL-DAL.
On the MSP-OMA, MSP-MCI, and MSP-STL segments they'd mainly be competing with Northwest, which charges high fares in these markets, and on the OMA-DAL, MCI-DAL,and STL-DAL segments, they'd be competing with AA.
Additional seats on both segments could be occupied by folks flying between MSP and DAL who don't mind trading the convenience of a nonstop on NW or AA for the savings of a one-stop through or connecting flight on WN.