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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

We’d be 5 years behind, but we’d also probably see much larger metal if WN wasn’t there. I’d much rather have WN’s presence than larger aircraft, but it would be interesting to see the amounts of 739’s, 757’s, 321’s and maybe even 763’s and 332’s that would be operating at BNA if the city had grown...

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

We’d be 5 years behind, but we’d also probably see much larger metal if WN wasn’t there. I’d much rather have WN’s presence than larger aircraft, but it would be interesting to see the amounts of 739’s, 757’s, 321’s and maybe even 763’s and 332’s that would be operating at BNA if the city had grown...

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think many are not considering the long term here. First off, once this 9 gate expansion is completed at the end of this year, the airport expansion is not going to come to a halt. AUS will be in some stage of expansion construction for the next decade. This 9 gate expansion is nothing compared t...

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

given the option between a legacy like DL and WN, most business pax will go DL unless the cost is astronomically different. Most of them like upgrades, lounge access, power outlets, assigned seats, etc. That has already been demonstrated to be false in Austin. WN is the leading carrier in share in ...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

As others have pointed out, WN is the key reason why AUS probably won't ever have a network carrier hub. They're the largest carrier at AUS by a mile and they won't walk away from that business without a fight that they have the cost advantage to win. And for about three-quarters of people on a giv...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 189
Views: 21515

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I don't mean to be so negative on AA at ORD but why can't they seem to gain any ground against UA? Not in Europe, not in Asia... and not even in Latin America where they are strongest. I think it might just be an economy of scale/volume problem. Is UA preferred for premium frequent fliers and corpo...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 189
Views: 21515

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I don't mean to be so negative on AA at ORD but why can't they seem to gain any ground against UA? Not in Europe, not in Asia... and not even in Latin America where they are strongest. I think it might just be an economy of scale/volume problem. Is UA preferred for premium frequent fliers and corpo...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

As others have pointed out, WN is the key reason why AUS probably won't ever have a network carrier hub. They're the largest carrier at AUS by a mile and they won't walk away from that business without a fight that they have the cost advantage to win. And for about three-quarters of people on a giv...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

And now the news outlets are picking up on this as well. http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/delta-chooses-austin-as-focus-city-bringing-more-direct-flights/1255011066 "Delta has eight hubs across the United States. The company's three other "Focus Cities" are Boston, Nashville and...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think many are not considering the long term here. First off, once this 9 gate expansion is completed at the end of this year, the airport expansion is not going to come to a halt. AUS will be in some stage of expansion construction for the next decade. This 9 gate expansion is nothing compared t...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Out of the all the former hub airports, I think it’s safe to say BNA bounced back better than it’s peers. If anything, the airport is better now, then when it was a hub. Because WN came in and stabilized things. If they hadn’t come in and expanded after AA left, we’d be about 5 years behind IMO. We...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 189
Views: 21515

Re: AA drops ORD-PEKn

A bit more color - VP Planning. Says ORD-Asia hard market for AA. In addition ORD-PVG and NRT losing money much the same way PEK was. https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/21/after-dropping-chicago-beijing-american-airlines-considers-ending-all-chicago-asia-flying/ Some interesting and f...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

southwest1675 wrote:
Out of the all the former hub airports, I think it’s safe to say BNA bounced back better than it’s peers. If anything, the airport is better now, then when it was a hub.


Because WN came in and stabilized things. If they hadn’t come in and expanded after AA left, we’d be about 5 years behind IMO.

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I can see AUS to IAH, AUS to CUN, and AUS to SJO. IAH be nice can pull traffic for destination like IAH - AUS - LAX. Why not AUS to CDG over AUS to AMS? Because AMS and AUS are a better match due to both being hipster cities and DL has run the route before during SXSW. Also, they’ve just added a bu...

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

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by ADrum23
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Austin cannot duplicate the success of CLT for 2 very simple reasons. 1) It currently does not have the gate space. And it would take years to build it to the size of a good hub. During that time, it would have to compete against AA at DFW, UA at IAH and WN at both HOU/DAL. Which are all airports w...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

readytotaxi wrote:
Is BA the only airline offering Austin Int. First class travel?


Yes, and BA is the only year round TATL flight serving AUS at the moment. DY and DE are seasonal and less than daily. There is room for DL to do a daily flight to AMS or CDG.

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

This should help, I have been hearing rumors about this focus city strategy for a while so it looks like everything is coming together: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4167776-deltas-focus-city-strategy-delivers-revenue-advantages?page=2 https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/delta/108079-dl-fly-ind-c...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

United tried AUS as a focus city, albeit with 50 cities and failed. The problem with AUS as a focus for DL is that AA, UA & WN are all pretty strong there already. To add anything outside of what they already serve, all three can quickly add as well leveraging their FF base. Does it make sense ...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 21577

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

As I'm sure you have all seen in other threads, the list of flights from Delta by fleet type, available seats, and city available. So I thought I would bring it here.. On 21Sep18, here's what i came up with: CRJ - 8 - 350 seats CR7 - 8 - 552 seats CR9 - 29 - 2204 seats 170 - 2 - 138 seats 175 - 5 -...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

It was a focus city already in every way except an official title. I don't see any routes coming because of a paper announcement. For sure. No it wasn’t. They don’t currently fly any p2p routes out of AUS. Just curious what the 10 destinations are that they serve nonstop from AUS? Are they all to h...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

It was a focus city already in every way except an official title. I don't see any routes coming because of a paper announcement. There are quite a few people that don’t check the AUS thread and this is the first time hearing of it. I feel this deserves its own thread as opposed to changes to AUS n...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 155
Views: 16478

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Technically, it hasn’t been officially announced by DL or AUS, but it’s the first semi official confirmation that DL will ramp up operations at AUS. This focus city should be on the same level as CVG/RDU, with around 70-80 flights and TATL service to AMS. This would be the final piece to DL’s networ...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems now the blogs are picking up on it: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/20/austin-will-become-a-delta-focus-city-mini-hub/ When are the new gates suppose to open? That is probably when we will see new flights launched. I predict DL kicks things off by announcing AUS-AMS either in...

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by ADrum23
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Why fly TATL from IND/RDU/CVG/AUS when you can shove everyone through ATL? Because there’s money to be made. How is BNA any different? Because BNA is closer to ATL than all of those cities and has a large WN focus city that grows every year. I'm not at all opposed to DL launching a TATL flight from...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

TATL on DL could happen at BNA. Proximity to ATL means nothing. RDU isn’t far from ATL and DL does CDG from there. Agreed. The old proximity argument doesn't hold water. DL flies IND and CVG to CDG. Those cities are extremely close together and both are close to DTW. Two hubs for the same airline w...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Having gate space and attempting to hire a couple of more people don’t mean they will be able to expand more. If every route they add loose money, any expansion plans will be abandoned quickly. Even delta can only afford so many Seattle and Boston efforts. Delta can certainly afford to lose money o...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Ah. Seems very thin though, especially for the amount of noise I’ve heard about AUS being destined as a focus city. This should help, I have been hearing rumors about this focus city strategy for a while so it looks like everything is coming together: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4167776-deltas...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1094
Views: 86899

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Delta has ordered 20 CRJ-900's due for delivery later this year. Makes perfect sense given their focus city strategy. I am sure it will allow them to start some new routes at CVG next year. http://www.businessinsider.com/r-bombardier-to-sell-20-aircraft-to-delta-air-lines-2018-6 According to other ...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

On the AUS thread, someone posted a job posting by DL for an AUS "Focus City" Sales Manager. It's been long rumored but that was the first time I'm aware of DL using the phrase publicly. Ah. Seems very thin though, especially for the amount of noise I’ve heard about AUS being destined as ...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1094
Views: 86899

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Delta has ordered 20 CRJ-900's due for delivery later this year. Makes perfect sense given their focus city strategy. I am sure it will allow them to start some new routes at CVG next year. http://www.businessinsider.com/r-bombardier-to-sell-20-aircraft-to-delta-air-lines-2018-6 According to other ...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I could see DL doing AUS first, with a CR9. G4 maybe, AUS is becoming a fairly large focus city for them, and they seem to be slowly moving towards business travelers. I would have though B6 would go into MCO, but sooner or later NK will land in Nashville, and with their announcement of internation...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I saw a local news story a year or so ago where a group of people were marching in east Nashville against gentrification, and two of the people they interviewed were a couple that had moved from Miami 3 years previously. I think they worked in tech or music. I couldn’t stop laughing at the hypocris...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Looks like Austin is officially becoming a "focus city" Delta Job Posting from early June. ------------------ Sales Account Executive - AUS - Focus City Delta Air Lines ...SAE will develop relationships and ties in the Austin market with key community and industry organizations to support...

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by ADrum23
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

It didn't work last time because Nashville wasn't what it is now. Market conditions have changed dramatically since 2008 and the thought is that it is much more viable this time around, especially with the growth in and around the city. Mind you, B6 did BOS-BNA last time too, and yet they're back a...

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Will they upgrade to a bigger 787 or right to a 747 like in Austin? Unlikely there will ever be a 744 for BNA. As insane as growth in Nashville is, Austin is even more so. Never know. AUS' growth is impressive, however MSY has more or less mirrored it in rate (though slightly slower). As of April t...

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 57973

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Apparently, this woman either changed her Twitter handle or deleted her account. However, the OP's post lives on forever and United can always come here to view the evidence.


I’m sure he saved the tweets.

I highly doubt (most) airline management reads this forum, they could care less.

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1094
Views: 86899

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Has construction started yet on the terminal road realignment at CVG in preparation for the new CONRAC?

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Saw this gem of an article today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/as-nashville-rapidly-expands-residents-worry-the-metropolis-is-growing-too-fast/ar-AAyNMFr?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout Might say a lot about the future of BNA. Always tickles me when transplants complain about other trans...

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 21577

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

1. How are both RDU-LHR and RDU-CDG doing? Have the loads on LHR recovered from winter? Which one is more popular? 2. What are the chances AA eventually "right-sizes" the LHR flight to a 787 or perhaps has BA take over the route? I am still surprised they are running a 772 on that route wi...

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Before BNA sees BA up-gage to a larger aircraft, you would see them go from 5x per week to daily. I'm kind of surprised it wasn't started as daily during the summer. If the rumors are true and it is doing well, then that would be surprising. I wonder when/if we will see an announcement about a freq...

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by ADrum23
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

When China Airlines Cargo was serving BNA, I used to see their 744F taking off from one of the the three parallels. I'd heard they came in full and left virtually empty, so not sure. It looks like 2R/20L has the most real estate for lengthening. Even if growth continues and I get my wish of JL comi...

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by ADrum23
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I really hope they look at the idea of turning B into a copy of C with the addition of 10-15 gates. This would probably never happen, but I’d love to see WN take all of D and C, and AA and other new carriers could be at the new expanded B concourse. Agree about B. I must also add that another imped...

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by ADrum23
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

There's no simple way to do both at the same time. It's already going to be a hassle when TSA moved back to the old way of screening. D really has to be built before the IAB started. You just don't replace flights using 6 gates that easily. Should they have started earlier? Sure, but they didn't. S...

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by ADrum23
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

That doesn't negate the fact that until the permanent FIS is built, there is the potential for three aircraft arriving from Europe at close to the same time, I doubt DE or one of the Icelandic carriers will sit down with BA and discuss gate usage. At least Iceland can be served with a narrowbody. I...

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by ADrum23
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

If there's just one arrival gate, it may take some schedule shifting to get another European carrier in there. I still think FI (my preference) or WW, but I don't think they are going to do a remote parking thing. Well, DE would only be 2x a week during the summer, so that won't be an issue. I woul...

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

The other thing I'd like to know is when will WS upgauge BNA-YYZ to mainline permanently. They have been experimenting with some mainline on the route for the summer, but I think it could be permanent.

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Moving Bonnaroo a week after the CMA Fest is a good idea. I was at the airport after last years as fans from both headed out. It was easy to spot (and smell) those from Bonnaroo. A friend of mine works for an airline and says that's the worst day of the year to work. We might see a new flight from ...

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by ADrum23
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 71906

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I am pleased to announce I will be taking the BA flight next month, flying out on July 11th and returning on the 21st. Ironically, it will almost be exactly one year to the day I joined this site and posted this topic. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1368343 You will have to let us k...

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