Hey Howard: I'm not going to quote the post. Again, you've missed the context of what you quoted. The Dallas airport agreement transcended deregulation. Case in point: Legend. They were post deregulation and still had to do <56 seats.
"Missed the context"?
Flop, you certainly have a singular lack of understanding of pretty much everything having anything to do with Dallas Love, the Wright Amendment, and airline deregulation. I fear you're beyond education, but I'll try one more time concerning what you just posted.
The agreement to build DFW and the legacies' move there has nothing to do with the Wright Amendment. Repeat, NOTHING. Is that clear enough? They were over a decade apart. The other airlines fought us in the early 70s about us flying out of DAL and lost, and tried using that agreement as a supposed basis for their failed legal assault. That's how Southwest relates to the DFW agreement.
YEARS LATER, when deregulation occurred in 1978, Southwest wanted to fly interstate from DAL, as there was no longer a government body (the CAB) making decisions on who could fly where; it was now left to the individual airlines themselves. We announced interstate service, and actually commenced it, as the other airlines and DFW attacked again, to prevent us from competing with them. Again, every legal attack was summarily dismissed as frivolous. Then, and only then, did they get Jim Wright to create a new law (in 1979) to keep Southwest from further interstate expansion (we were already flying from Love Field to NM, LA, OK, and AR). That's how Southwest relates to, and how the WA came to be.
As you can hopefully now see, Flop, the DFW agreement and the WA have nothing to do with each other, other than both were wielded separately and independently, as weapons to attack Southwest to keep us from competition.
More to come.