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Help Southwest DCA – HOU route take flight!

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Southwest is engaged in a new effort to acquire slots and add flights at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and we need your help to make it happen! 

On Wednesday, December 5th, Southwest filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for slot exemptions that would allow Southwest to offer nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  The proposed service is possible due to Spirit Airlines’ discontinued use of the slot exemptions, which are available for use inside Washington National's traditional 1,250 mile service perimeter. 

Southwest’s application points out that current average fares for nonstop service between Houston and Washington National are more than 60 percent higher than Southwest's average nonstop fare between Houston and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI), a similar distance. Southwest projects that its proposed HOU-DCA service would attract tens of thousands of new Passengers and save consumers millions of dollars annually. 

Our 41-year history of improving competition, lowering average ticket prices, and stimulating travel in the markets we enter speaks for itself, but we still need YOUR help to get the slot approved!  As part of the effort to bring a low fare alternative between HOU and DCA, we are asking Customers to take action at . Visitors to can receive additional information and sign a petition in support of Southwest's proposed service.

Visit to join the growing list of travelers who support Southwest Airline’s application to the DOT!   

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Happy to assist. I hope our friends in HOU return the favor when DAL opens up in 2014. Can't wait to see the Wright Amendment go away!
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Happily signed :-) Paul In CRP