Oh, how I would love to see direct service between the Oakland/ San Francisco and New Orleans- especially for weekend travel. I am trying to hold a day job in the Bay Area and get to New Orleans for relief work on weekends, but I have found no direct flights on the market, which makes travel very time consuming and greatly reduces the labor I can provide. I would like to think that Southwest could respond to the humanitarian need to restore direct service to New Orleans. If that is not enough, however, Southwest could look at the repopulation facts. According to the NY times in August 2007, 78% of the New Orleans work force and 68% of city residences have returned to the city post- Katrina.
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