Points, Miles, Martinis reader Steven shares with us his recent experience flying back from Atlanta to Dallas Love Field on Delta Air Lines this week.
Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been in a brawl as Delta and Southwest Continue to Flight Over Dallas Love Field over the use of Gate 15.
While on my recent Delta flight from Atlanta to Dallas, we landed at 6:01pm, however sat on the tarmac for over an hour due to not having a gate. There was a Southwest Airlines flight at the gate that needed to depart first as the airlines share Gate 15 at Love Field. We finally arrived in at 7:15pm, causing over an hour delay as well as delaying the outbound flight back to Atlanta.
The pilots kept apologizing for not having a gate, but ultimately it wasn’t up to them as it was a Southwest Airlines flight that had to depart first, before we would be allowed to get into the gate.
It makes me wonder if this has happened before it the past here as Southwest operates between 5-10 flights a day from Gate 15, which is the only gate that Delta is allowed to use at Dallas Love Field.
Has anyone else experienced a lengthy delay before when flying Delta into Dallas Love Field before? Feel free to share your comments in the section below.