Southwest Airlines is challenging Delta Air Lines’ decision to remain at Dallas Love Field past July 6 based on permission from a Department of Transportation (DOT) letter. Delta was supposed to lost access to its slot at the Dallas airport, which was leased from American Airlines, in October 2014 when American Airlines transferred its gates at the airport to Virgin America as part of its merger settlement with the US Department of Justice. Delta managed to extend an agreement with United Airlines to maintain its Dallas Love Field operations through to July 6.  However, DOT’s General Counsel, Kathryn Thomson, announced

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