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Bobby Abtahi, an attorney and vice chair of the Dallas Plan Commission, was kicked off a Virgin America flight Monday. The airline says it was a misunderstanding. 

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It’s Fare-war time again at Love Field. Virgin America announced it’ll fly from Dallas to Austin for $39. That got the attention of Dallas-based Southwest, which built its business, in part, on that route.

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The Love Field airline wars hit a new level today as Virgin America announced it would challenge Southwest on one of the routes that built the low-cost carrier -- Dallas to Austin.

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Air traffic took off in November at Dallas Love Field thanks in part to the end of the Wright Amendment in October. But there’s more to it.

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Much virtual ink has been spilled and hot air spewed over this week’s decision to let Virgin America move its operations from D/FW International Airport to Dallas Love Field. Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com explains what this and other changes could mean for flyers.

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In today’s All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom:

Virgin America wins two gates at Love Field. A New York court finds Dallas philanthropist Sam Wyly guilty of committing civil fraud. Also, Ralph Nader talked with Krys Boyd today on Think about what he sees as a burgeoning alliance between both ends of the political spectrum, and Anne Bothwell sits down with an opera aficionado who is only in first grade.

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Dallas city officials announced Monday afternoon that Virgin America will get the two open gates at Dallas Love Field. Virgin beat out Dallas-based Southwest Airlines for the gates, which American Airlines had to give up due to its merger with U.S. Airways.

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: A run-off debate between Republican state senator Dan Patrick and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst at WFAA-TV became heated today. Shelley Kofler has the story. Bill Zeeble reports on two airlines – Virgin America and Southwest Airlines – vying for the two open gates at Love Field. And a story so good, we had to air it twice: the start of KERA’s “Broken Hips” series. Lauren Silverman will be reporting on this health issue for the next two months.