I live in the Love Field flight path -- have all my life. So, you say, there's more noise than usual coming from the airport? OK, then. Me, I can't tell. ButAngela Hunt has one explanation
: construction on Runway 13R-31L, which runs parallel to Denton Drive. It was closed a few weeks back for, as city staff puts it, "reconstruction of seven connecting taxiways," forcing more traffic onto Runway 13L-31R, which runs parallel to Lemmon Avenue. The job should last till November 20, weather permitting.
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Or perhaps that noise is coming from Southwest HQ, where Gary Kelly announced this morning that Southwest is buying AirTran Airways for $1.4 billion cash money, though with debt service and aircraft operating leases the deal's worth $3.4 billion total. Says Kelly, who cautions that nothing's done done till the paperwork's signed, "the acquisition of AirTran represents a unique opportunity to grow Southwest Airlines' presence in key markets we don't yet serve and takes a significant step towards positioning us for future growth." An entire website's been set up for those with more questions.