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More flights expected as controversial TX law expires next year

More flights expected as controversial TX law expires next year
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POSTED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:54pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:57pm

There will likely be more flight options on Southwest Airlines in a year when a controversial law expires in Texas.

For the past 34 years, the "Wright Amendment" has prevented any plane carrying more than 56 passengers from flying between Dallas' Love Field and cities outside of Texas.

Many say the law has unfairly target Southwest since Love Field is where the economy carrier is based.

In recent years, the airline has slowly added flights to adjacent states, but most flights have to stop in cities such as San Antonio and Houston.

Employees are showing their support by counting down with T-shirts promoting "nonstop love."

The law is officially off the books on October 13, 2014.

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