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The battle.

The battle over the status of Dallas Love Field-can airlines besides Southwest operate interstate service from the in-town airport-has moved onto the national stage, with the U.S. DOT announcing it will begin an investigation into the Issue. Although the matter is being bandied as a local legal dispute involving American Airlines, the cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth, and Legend Airlines, a 1979 federal law-the Wright Amendment-that puts geographic limits on operations at the airport, also is a factor (ATW, 6/98, p. …

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