Delta Air Lines can keep flying from Dallas Love Field, for now, after its court victory against Southwest Airlines last week.

That’s the tarmac-level impact of Friday’s decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. But the 30,000-foot takeaway is this: Southwest (NYSE: LUV) will likely lose its more than two-year push to evict Delta (NYSE: DAL) from Love Field.

The airlines are dueling over use of Gate 15 at the city-owned airport, with Dallas-based Southwest seeking to force Atlanta-based…