Transportation

The Times Tongue-Kisses Southwest

Is this story in The New York Times today: a) a fawning profile of a business under seige by its larger local competitor; b) a case study in mid-1970s retro-feminism; c) a celebration of a job well done and proof that when treated well, employees will last forever; d) a lesson in getting in on the ground floor of a struggling start-up; or e) all of the above? I mean, wow, Southwest Airlines could not have asked for--or paid for--a nicer piece than the one that's on the front effin' page of today's Paper of Record. And after my nice lunch with the guys from American Airlines last Friday, I was all ready to support the Wright Amendment. Not really, but they were swell guys. --Robert Wilonsky

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robert Wilonsky
Contact: Robert Wilonsky