Dallas-Love Field International Airport (DAL) Guide

Dallas-Love Field International Airport (DAL) is a city-owned public airport 6 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. The airport was named after Moss L. Love, a member of the U.S. Army’s 11th Cavalry. In 2018, over 16,225,000 passengers traveled through DAL.

Modernization of Love Field's terminals was announced in early 2009. The $519 million master plan replaced the existing terminal buildings with a single new 20-gate concourse.

Southwest Airlines maintains their corporate headquarters and an operating base at Love Field. They are the biggest airline to operate at DAL, but travelers can also fly Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Taos Air.

From a fresh cup of joe to a full dinner, DAL has a variety of dining options for travelers. Find a full list of options here.

The Lil’ Luv Lounge is an area for kids to be kids, and for parents to unwind while they wait to board their flight. The lounge is located next to the Creative Kids Stuff store.

A nursing room for mothers is located near Sky Canyon by Stephan Pyles in Terminal 2.

DAL also has complimentary WiFi available for the first 30 minutes across the entire airport. Nearly all of the seating at the airport has power charging options.

Parking near DAL with The Parking Spot helps travelers find the best, most convenient and most cost-effective parking option so their car-to-air transfer is as seamless as possible. On average, parking with The Parking Spot is approximately 40% less expensive than parking at the airport.

  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • On-call shuttle hours between 11 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water
  • Soft Hands Car Care for select locations and parking types
  • Short and long-term parking options
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app
  • Covered/Uncovered parking options

Whether you are planning in advance or experiencing unexpected overnight delays, it’s easy to find a place to lay your head near DAL. Check out these nearby hotel options:

Reunion Tower (300 Reunion Blvd East, Dallas, TX 75207) - Visitors to Dallas can take in an open view of the cityscape through this observation deck with a 365-degree view of the beautiful skyline. (8.6 miles from DAL)
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218) - Nature lovers will enjoy the views in this beautifully curated outdoor garden, located on the shores of the White Rock Lake on 66 acres of lush greenery. (15.7 miles from DAL)
Dallas Zoo (650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203) - Home to over 200 animals and multiple exhibits, the zoo is a great place for kids of all ages! (10.8 miles from DAL)
Dallas World Aquarium (1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202) - With accreditations from the Association of Zoos and World Association of Zoos, the Dallas World Aquarium is a must see location for anyone visiting the city. (6.0 miles from DAL)

Q. Does Dallas Love Field only offer service with Southwest Airlines?
A. While Southwest Airlines occupies over 95 percent of the gates at DAL, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and Taos Air flights are also available.
Q. Is smoking allowed at Love Field?
A. Smoking is not allowed indoors, but there are areas located outside Love Field’s terminal that are designated for smoking.
Q. Does DAL have a USO?
A. Unfortunately, Love Field does not have a USO lounge.
Q. Who is the owner of DAL?
A. DAL is owned by the city of Dallas but operated by the Dallas Department of Aviation.
Q. Does Love Field have international flights?
A. Love Field does not offer service to departing or arriving international flights.
Q. How many total passenger fly through DAL?
A. By 2018, over 16 million passengers chose Love Field as their airport of choice.
Q. What airline hub is in Dallas?
A. Southwest Airlines is hubbed out of DAL.
Q. Are pets allowed to fly at Dallas Love FIeld?
A. Pets are allowed to fly from DAL, but all except service animals must remain in their crates. There is a pet relief area post security and two pet relief areas outside the terminal.
Q. Is there a kid-friendly area at Dallas Love Field?
A. Unfortunately, Love Field does not have a designated kid-friendly areA.
Q. Is vaping allowed at Dallas Love Field?
A. Vaping is not allowed inside of DAL, but there are designated smoking areas outside of the terminal.
Q. How many runways does Love Field have?
A. Love Field has two runways for flight takeoff and touchdown.


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