Yanqui Gho Hohm: "If Congress implements something different than what is proposed and either Southwest or American begin non-stop flights outside the current WA boundary, Southwest loses eight of its proposed 16 gates, and American loses 1.5 of its proposed two gates respectively.
This penalty is of little consequence to American, and is another example of why Congress should simply sit on its hands this year with regard to Wright and instead pass full and immediate repeal in 2007."
It's all a matter of perspective, Yanqui. Yes, under the compromise, Southwest would stand to lose a greater NUMBER (8 vs. 1.5) of gates at Love Field. However, American would be risking the loss of a higher PERCENTAGE (75% vs. 50%) of its Love gates. To say that an airline losing three-fourths of its gate capacity at an airport -- even if it's going from 2 gates to half of one gate -- "is of little consequence" to the airline is rather naÃƒ
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