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Hope You Love to Sweat, Because the Air Conditioning Is Out at Love Field

Thin Sweaty Man, by John Bent
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One of our big bossmens around here is trying to get to Houston, and he sends word from Dallas Love Field that the air conditioning's out -- "has been all morning." Turns out, he was told, workers were doing some electrical work out at Love, and a technician cut the wrong wire. "It's cooler on a plane that doesn't have air conditioning," says the boss, sitting on a Southwest plane stuck on the tarmac due to its own technical difficulties. "Inside the airport, people are just dripping sweat." Southwest's spokesperson Christi Day didn't know a thing about it when we called initially, but she does confirm: A tech cut the lines. Temporary power's been restored -- go, Scotty! -- but it won't be "completely fixed" for another, oh, 10 hours. At least, that's what Southwest is hoping; till then, fans have been set up at every gate. So for all those headed that way, dress accordingly. --Robert Wilonsky

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