The earlier post about Dallas Love Field was right... DAL
's terminal (which opened in January 1958) is still soldiering on, and has seen only limited renovation over the years.
The original main lobby is still more or less in its original form, although the mezzanine observation deck was converted to offices in the late 1980s. Active gates are located on the west concourse (for Southwest, although before DFW
opened these were used by AA
) and on a short spur of the east concourse (used by Continental before the move to DFW
, and now, interestingly enough, used by Continental Express.) Delta Connection also uses a small ground-level gate on the north concourse.
The rest of the building has been put to other uses. You can still walk along the ground level of the north concourse (at one point all of Love Field's concourse were at ground level, in 1968-1970 they were reprofiled to accommodate second level boarding). The upper level gates in the north concourse, once home to Delta, have been turned into offices for Southwest Airlines and the city of Dallas.
Braniff's former terminal (added on in 1968) has been subdivided into offices as well. American renovated a section of it for its long-haul flights in 2001, and was scheduled to begin operations there on September 11. The DAL
flights were axed in the following days, permanently. A major portion of the Braniff terminal, including the famous rotunda concourse, was demolished in 2002.
is really a fascinating terminal, given that only a third of it is used for commercial airline operations. I would love to see what it was like in 1973, the last full year it was completely open. Sadly, the red-and-green checkered exterior was removed in 1988 and replaced with the 'modern' silver steel that stands today.