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Comment of the Day: United, Southwest & Loyalty

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We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

With the battle royal between United and Southwest heating up on city council, we looked at Continental/United campaign contributions to current council members.

Southwest is trying to get international flights out of Hobby, and United -- which merged with former Houston-based Continental -- is blocking the move.

One commenter summed up his or her view with his or her username, but went on to amplify matters.

Quid Pro Quo Motherfucker wrote:

Fuck United. They merge with Continental and then shut down the headquarters here and keep their Chicago headquarters. Then they move some of their better/newer planes out of Houston and move the older United planes here (at least it seems that way to me). Now they want the city to help them out so they can maintain their competitive advantage on international flights and keep their high prices (without the better service we used to get)? Get real. You've got to show some loyalty to expect it.

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