Wright Accord May Be Near: 9-Year Phase-Out Considered

The resolution would effectively force American to accept eventual repeal of the 1979 Wright law.


-- The number of gates at the airport would be limited to 20. That would ease concerns about noise and traffic at Love Field. Southwest's gate total would be limited to between 15 and 18.

-- Southwest would be allowed to sell tickets anywhere in the country immediately with a "through-ticketing" provision. That means passengers could fly anywhere in the nation on a single ticket if they first stopped in a state within the Wright perimeter.

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