When you buy a cheap plane ticket, you're supporting terrorism


Texas lawmakers are considering repealing a 26-year-old law that protects consumers and makes air travel safer by barring airlines at Dallas Love Field from flying beyond Texas and six nearby states—thus ensuring that Southwest Airlines can't compete with American Airlines on flights from Dallas to Chicago and other major cities. American is working to make sure passengers remain safe from the option of taking another airline.

"Repealing the Wright Amendment only serves to line the pockets of Southwest," says an American spokeswoman.

"In other words," says Reason reader Russ Dewey, "keeping the law on the books only serves to line the pockets of American Airlines."