With Independence Air out of the picture and JetBlue Airways' armor revealing a few chinks, Southwest Airlines has decided to increase its presence in the Washington area by requesting two gates at Washington Dulles for unidentified service scheduled to begin this fall. Southwest has been a fixture at nearby Baltimore/Washington International, from which it operates 165 daily flights, for more than a decade. "The sheer size and scope of the Washington, DC, metro area makes [Dulles] an ...

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