Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4), "I was surprised recently to see how little space UA
has in DFW
anymore- they used to be a five-gate operation . . ."
AA737-823 with reference to United's service at DFW
airport, they still have a sizeable operation. Although they recently relinquished about 1/3 of their ticket counter space to JetBlue, United still uses Gates E2, E4
, E6, E7, E8
, and E9, and in the past, they have also used Gate E10 for "overflow" operations and this gate is now regularly used by JetBlue's three daily flights. (Just for information, there is no Gate E1, and Gate E3
is an "unmarked" lower level boarding lounge--not used now--but long ago used by Delta Connection to bus passengers to remote parking areas).
So, as you see, United regularly uses at least seven gates at DFW
(Gates E7, E8
, E9, and E10 were the gates previously used by Continental). In addition to the cities you mentioned that United serves from DFW
, and IAD
--they also serve IAH
, and CLE
now as well.
, there really is not too much unused ticket counter space, except in Terminal B which is exclusively used by American Eagle now. The ticket counter space in Terminal B that was previously occupied by the international carriers in the far north portion of the terminal is under construction and I don't know what that will be re-designed as.
There is also space in Terminal D (the international terminal) for additional airlines. Aside from the permanent counter space used by American, most of the vacant space in the south lobby is unmarked and capable of being used by other airlines (I think it is called "Common Use Terminal Equipment--CUTE).
Finally, in Terminal E (the terminal for all other airlines besides American/American Eagle and the airlines in Terminal D which serve international destinations, like Sun Country), most of the ticket counter space is occupied, although I think it is possible to provide space for an additional airline or two.
In Terminal E, the north lobby is occupied by United and JetBlue, the center lobby is occupied by Virgin America, Alaska, and Delta; and the south lobby is occupied by Frontier, Spirit, and USAirways (and this is the lobby which could probably accommodate additional carriers.
[Edited 2012-07-12 17:49:00]