I'd have a bit more sympathy for Southwest if they had held all the leases and gates they do now prior to the Wright Amendment. *THAT* would say "hey, we've stuck it out for Dallas."
Have you read a single
one of the post above? I knew you were ignorant... but shesh get with the program, you're just wasting people's time. You have no grasp for the regional dynamics in the DFW
area. I'm going to break this down very easy for you, but if you choose to pull a Soblano and regurgitate thoughless drabble about why gates should be reallocated, then be my guest....
has a total of 28 gates. 14 of these have been occupied by WN
for three frickin decades. How do you "stick it out for Dallas" any more than that?! CoEX has 2 gates, and 12 gates remain vacant and delepadated. The former terminals of Braniff and AA
were torn down as part of an agreement with local residents two years ago.
only opperates to Texas and neighboring cities from these gates, but they have 29 daily
frequencies to HOU
alone. If WN
were granted unrestricted rights, they would use the gates they already have by reducing frequencies to HOU
Third, there is nothing stopping AA
from the remaining 14 gates at DAL
, they are unused and just sitting there getting older. But if the WA
were to be lifted, they would require rennovation and outfit for new ticket counters, passenger lounges, ground handeling staff, modern security features, ect. AA
doesn't have the money (or the desire) to open a new station 12 miles from their HQ
Fourth, no sooner than Februrary, AA
will have a virtual monopoly on DFW
. They currently have 67 gates, not counting American Eagle, will take a dozen gates at the new Terminal D, and will likely take a share of DL
's gates. AA
will hold 90+ gates with no opposition and no major competition.
Fifth, it would be uneconomical for WN
to enter DFW
, and likewise, uneconomical for AA
to enter DAL
. The most efficent way to allow for competition is to open up DAL
for all. If AA
wants to spend several million dollars to take 12 whole terminals just so they can be raped by WN
, they'd do it. They know better, and they will avoid DAL
like the plauge. Likewise, DFW
is too large for WN
to opperate efficently, you frequently must taxi for 20 minutes just to get from the runways to the terminals.
together in the same airport would hurt both airlines, allowing them to opperate in their own spheres of influence would be healthy competition. Again, if AA
wants those gates they can take them in a second, WN
has no immediate plans for them. But suggesting that WN
should be required to forfit a single one of the gates they have paid for over the last 3 decades, just so AA
won't have to clean-up the 12 remaining, you are f-ucking insane.
The Legend gates are DC-9 family limited because of their configuration. They *might* be adaptable to 737's, but as I see it, anything else is significant because you'd end up with the nose of the aircraft in the building
The are insular from the main passenger terminal. WN
would have *zero* desire for these, they are across the northern runway off Lemmon Avenue... Legend passengers could never find them, why would WN