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Author Topic: [-] Wright Amendmend  (Read 760 times)

Offline Mr Yoda

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[-] Wright Amendmend
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:25:33 PM »
In short: Basically the city of Fort Worth and Brandiff Airways all invested heavily into DFW. So to help protect the investments in DFW Jim Wright member of the US house or representatives serving Fort Worth helped pass an amendment to the IATA.

The protocol restricted passenger air traffic out of Love Field in the following ways:

Passenger service on regular mid-sized and large aircraft could be provided from Love Field only to airports within Texas and the four neighboring U.S. states: Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. All Southwest flights were then within those states, so the law had no immediate effect on Southwest.

Flights to other states were allowed only on aircraft with 56 seats or fewer.

The Wright Amendment was effective by February 1980 and will be off by October this year.

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Sami can you add that please into the game as your game is based on real life stuff, demand and what aircraft should operate in airports and clearly in Love field (in the game) there is no limitations on what aircraft you could operate and most aircraft which operate from outside the state allowance for e.g. LAX are operated not by reg jets but by narrow bodies which isn't allowed. Please can you fix that.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 04:04:46 PM by sami »

Offline Sami

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Re: Wright Amendmend
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 04:04:42 PM »
It's not possible to limit routes between airports in the current system, other than by countries (ie. 0 demand from country 1 to everywhere except country 2 for example). US states are not modelled either.

So awfully lot of work with no real benefits


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Re: Wright Amendmend
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 04:05:11 PM »
I like the idea, but are there not many examples world wide  of various restrictions?  Not sure what the principle would be in which to select to model vs which to ignore.  Probably a ton of work to get this done too.

Offline schro

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Re: Wright Amendmend
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 04:09:52 PM »
I don't think the wrong amendment fits well with the planned city based demand changes. Also, you are leaving out key facts about why it came into existence.

Dal was to be closed when dfw opened but the feds could not force wn to move because they were only an intrastate carrier at the time. The wrong amendment was drafted to allow them to expand into being an interstate carrier without moving to dfw. All restrictions will be lifted in October about where what size planes can go.

The game can also not model the quick stops that they make to effectively get around the restrictions as connections are not modeled.


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