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Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Tnexster » 27 Oct 2016 09:33

Dallas Love Field officials again eyeing 'people mover' linking airport to light rail

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/love ... light-rail

Out of nowhere Monday afternoon, a brief update about the massive parking garage currently under construction at Dallas Love Field turned into breaking news about a possible "people mover" connecting the airport with at least one Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail station.

Mark Duebner, head of Dallas' Aviation Department, mentioned it in passing to the Dallas City Council's Budget, Finance and Audit Committee when asked, as he often is, about the possibility of one day bringing light rail to Love.


Runway 18-36 near Denton Drive, which was closed in 2011 as part of the Love Field Modernization Program, will be eliminated in January. The former crosswind runway will reconfigured as a taxiway once it's finally taken off line early next year.

And when that happens, Duebner said, "it allows us greater flexibility for what we can do on the north end of the airport."

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Boomerreed » 10 Jan 2017 10:00

The new garage is now above street level. Also, the pedestrian walkway connecting the garage to the upper level has been put into place over the weekend.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby muncien » 23 Jan 2017 09:52

dfwcre8tive wrote:Here's a fun Jetrail video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5T1_sUy1s

Thanks for sharing! I didn't even know that was ever there.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby tamtagon » 23 Jan 2017 10:54

I would ride that just for fun! What a view one of these would have from SWAirlines Dart station (aka Burbank) to the terminal!

Love Field is busy building car garages, and I understand that even if the need ends up being short term, and the lobby for International flights and more gates must a critical mandate for the city.... but the need to recreate the built environment at Love Field is possibly the one initiative that's unrestrained by politics and the like.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Boomerreed » 23 Jan 2017 21:24

Having worked at the airport long enough, there are plans to do a few things to the facility. One is a concept to extend runway 31R/13L out over Bachman Lake and partly over NW Highway to accommodate larger planes. DO NOT ask me how that even seem feasible. Another, and one that is probably a touch more realistic, is to build another entry way from the north from Lemmon and ride underground and come above where the current A & B garages are. Lastly, consolidate the rental facilities into a single garage and perhaps redevelop part of the spaces into an on-property hotel.

I do not see anything feasible, with the exception of a consolidated rental facility, because where would the city cough up the dough?

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby tamtagon » 27 Jan 2017 11:07

dfwcre8tive wrote:Here's a fun Jetrail video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5T1_sUy1s


Building some sort of people mover from the terminal to Bachman Station seems inevitable, but I really don't understand why all the concepts are in a tunnel. Is that to make the trip time the shortest possible?

The view of downtown from Love Field is excellent and would be a big bonus for airport if part of the trip for train-plane travelers. Elevated people mover is probably less expensive than a tunnel, and could be a motivating component to redevelopable land on Denton Drive.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby f4shionablecha0s » 27 Jan 2017 12:32

tamtagon wrote:
dfwcre8tive wrote:Here's a fun Jetrail video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5T1_sUy1s


Building some sort of people mover from the terminal to Bachman Station seems inevitable, but I really don't understand why all the concepts are in a tunnel. Is that to make the trip time the shortest possible?

The view of downtown from Love Field is excellent and would be a big bonus for airport if part of the trip for train-plane travelers. Elevated people mover is probably less expensive than a tunnel, and could be a motivating component to redevelopable land on Denton Drive.

...there's a runway in the way...

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Tnexster » 03 Feb 2017 15:12

Delta keeps toehold at Love Field, for now, over Southwest Airlines’ objections

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... j=77282341

Delta can stay at Dallas Love Field, at least temporarily, despite Southwest Airlines’ attempt to jettison its rival carrier from the booming airport, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling upheld a district court injunction that blocked Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE: LUV) from booting Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) while the case moves to trial.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Tnexster » 16 Mar 2017 10:58

Love Field aviation director: 'No chance’ of international flights or further expansion

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... ce-of.html

The number of boardings alone has grown from 4.9 million in 2014 to 7.3 million in 2015 and 7.9 million last year. That’s still roughly a fourth of the approximately 33 million boardings at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, but that’s exactly the way city leaders and airport officials want it, so as to protect the economic engine that DFW Airport is for the region.

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Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Postby Tnexster » 12 Apr 2017 12:51

Alaska Airlines to expand at Love Field

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... field.html

The carrier acquired Virgin America in December, positioning Alaska to fly from two gates Virgin leases at city-owned Love Field, where gate space is at a premium.

Alaska said it plans to start flights to Seattle; San Diego; San Jose, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. from Love Field by February.


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