Legal Flight?


#1

There must not have been any passengers on this flight, or else SWA is in violation of the Wright Amendment?

Originally scheduled DAL-STL-PHL, but the STL leg was cancelled and it went straight to PHL.

flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA7 … /KDAL/KPHL


#2

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Amendment

In case anybody isn’t familiar with this silly waste of time law.


#3

Look at the full flight routing.
The flight’s original routing is DAL-STL-PHL-PBI-TPA-BWI. It’s legal within the stupid Wright Amendment. The fight into and out of STL was canceled due to a little storm action.


#4

Amendments to the original amendment allowed Southwest to amend their ticketing practices. They are now allowed to sell one-stop tickets to points outside of the original amendment zone. In my not very legal opinion a closed airport and the subsequent overflight of that city has no bearing on the type of ticket sold.


#5

These are currently technically violations of Wright since the merger closed but Southwest has announced an arrangement to gradually stop these flights.