Columnist: Feds Should Award Gates at Love Field to Virgin, Not Southwest

Doing so would ensure more competition at an airport dominated by Southwest, Mitch Schnurman argues.

Airlines including Southwest, Delta and Virgin America are vying to grab a couple of gates at Love Field. In this column, our old pal Mitch Schnurman tells why it makes the most sense to award the gates to Virgin.


  • Dubious Brother

    I would like to see Spirit Airlines get the gates at Love Field. That would create competition that would benefit the Dallas consumer.

    • Chris Chris

      You do know that Spirit Airlines has a $5 commenting fee, right?

  • Anonymous

    The Feds shouldn’t be “awarding” gates to anyone. They should go to the highest bidder.

    — Phelps

  • Wylie H Dallas

    Even better would be for Love Field to add a couple of gates, allowing Dallas travelers the best of both worlds.

  • Dubious Brother

    That’s funny. I am taking a Spirit flight tomorrow – I’ve heard people complain about their fee structure but i have had good service and saved a lot of money as I have had to book tickets within a few days of having to travel.

  • Austin

    Here is a much more in-depth analysis of the battle for the two open gates at Love Field: