Delta Air Lines is selling tickets from Los Angeles to Dallas Love Field starting in October 2014, according to Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News.
There’s only one problem. Delta doesn’t have any gates at Dallas Love Field, which is considerably closer to downtown than the much larger DFW Airport. For 35 years, thanks to something called the Wright Amendment, airlines have been banned from flying long-haul domestic flights from Love Field.
But the amendment goes away in October, which is very good news for Southwest Airlines, the main tenant at the airport. ExpressJet and American are the only two other airlines with gates there. American must divest its two gates due to its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, but it’s not clear where the gates will go. Delta wants them, but it’s far from a done deal.
According to the Terry Maxon of the Morning News, Delta also wishes to fly to New York LaGuardia, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Detroit.