DOT, FAA Want Out Of Dallas Airport Gate Access Fight

Law360, Dallas (November 21, 2017, 4:15 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday argued they should be freed from a Texas federal court fight between Southwest Airlines Co. and Delta Air Lines Inc. and the city of Dallas over gate access at a local airport.

The federal agencies say Dallas should never have included them in 2015 litigation that asked the court to decide which airlines have the right to fly from Dallas’s Love Field airport — a 20-gate airport near downtown that is dominated by Southwest flights. They argue that although the city challenged two DOT guidance letters related to the...

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