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by pdt2f
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I keep seeing people refer to AUS as a focus city here and elsewhere on a.net. Is this just supposition that AUS will become a focus city for DL (it's not yet), or has DL indicated as such? I wonder the same thing. I think there’s just an assumption on here that DL wants a bigger Texas presence and...

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by pdt2f
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I keep seeing people refer to AUS as a focus city here and elsewhere on a.net. Is this just supposition that AUS will become a focus city for DL (it's not yet), or has DL indicated as such? I wonder the same thing. I think there’s just an assumption on here that DL wants a bigger Texas presence and...

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by pdt2f
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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 pdt2f
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

ATL and DTW are the only places where it makes sense for DL to use 757’s. TBH, they can probably do A321's from DTW. Something larger but not quite the size of a 757. Good point. I guess the point I was primarily trying to make was that it wouldn’t be shocking for them to add 1-3 757 flights a day ...

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by pdt2f
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I wonder if DL could send a 757 to LAX. They've already gone from a single 319 to double, and in the summer 2x 73H. I think the 757 may a little too much a/c for a route that not so long ago had 3 flights a day. With the 757's coming into BNA from ATL starting in August I could potentially see a 75...

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by pdt2f
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

It wouldn't have been simple, and it would have created some headaches and some creative shifting around, but the central terminal/permanent IAB should have come first. Unlike it's peer airports (RDU, AUS, CVG, IND, etc), BNA does not have any proper widebody-capable gates, and until that issue is ...

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by pdt2f
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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 pdt2f
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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. I think it could be permanent too. For a future, oddball new route out of Nashville, I could see ...

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by pdt2f
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I wonder if DL could send a 757 to LAX. Well like others have mentioned it’s not likely when they’re only running 2 daily 319’s or 738’s. Added frequency would come first. Plus you have to keep in mind that most DL transpac passengers flying from BNA are probably connecting in DTW. DTW sees almost ...

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by pdt2f
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I hope NK starts serving BNA as much as y’all, but this is very thin. I think if they were doing some sort of geographic roll across the country with new service announcements they would have advertised that.

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by pdt2f
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Nice to see the A321 show up for CLT. AA has ran BNA-LAX 3x daily before. Those were all A319s if I’m not mistaken. I would like to see PHX, but I’m not sure it’ll happen. Seeing mainline on DCA would be nice too. I don't think PHX happens because I don't see AA expanding in PHX. I'm convinced the ...

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by pdt2f
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16528

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by pdt2f
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Looking through AA schedule updates from this past weekend they have loaded a 3rd daily BNA-LAX flight in September. Have they run 3 daily flights at all on this route recently? Also the A321 is loaded on BNA-CLT. Some nice adjustments. I could be completely wrong but I thought they already ran 3 f...

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by pdt2f
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

DL seems to be operating 738’s to LAX and SEA now, unless they’re both one-offs today. They usually run them seasonally to LAX but I believe this is the first time they’ve used metal other than 319’s on the SEA route.

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by pdt2f
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA BNA-LHR load factors
Replies: 17
Views: 4787

Re: BA BNA-LHR load factors

Slightly anecdotal but I have traveled to the us from the uk a few times this year and BNA was only about 3hrs drive from where I wanted to be so I decided to look at the price only to find that it seems to be about 30-40% higher fare than other flights of similar distance and timings. Normal UK - ...

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by pdt2f
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

They should make most of the non-DL gates in B flex gates. There’s no reason like B6 and AS, with a combined 5 flights per day, should have exclusivity on their gates. Especially if it’s a reason keeping another airline from serving BNA.

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by pdt2f
Thu May 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Only thing I’ve seen regarding this WN extension is that BNA-DCA is going 4x daily. I suppose if they were going to add a location like PDX or one of the Northern California cities it wouldn’t make sense to add them during the winter when tourism is low. Maybe this coming spring. Kinda disappointin...

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by pdt2f
Thu May 31, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Don’t they typically announce if there’s going to be something before the schedule expansion is released?

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by pdt2f
Wed May 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4423

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

My parish priest, living in the church rectory and basically making no income, would find the portrayal of the clergy as rich amusing, to say the least. The reason prosperity gospel offends everyone except those who fall for it is because it’s a heresy. Heresies always overemphasize ideas to the poi...

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by pdt2f
Wed May 30, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

So my WN flight from AUS had to circle a bit before landing thanks to a certain VIP person that was in town....... A great man that VIP is. While I would've loved to have seen it, my flight left just in time before the ground stop. I’d seen his personal 757 parked at LGA before he was elected. Not ...

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by pdt2f
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Concourse D will break ground on June 20th. http://bnavisionnashville.com/site/web/assets/2018/05/Concourse-D-and-Terminal-Wings-_May-2018.pdf (see second page) It's about time. This needs to get going. Good news. It says they’ll be breaking ground on the utility plant this summer and D in the fall...

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by pdt2f
Sat May 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

IIFC the BNA-LAX on DL was for a while A319 then A320 now it is 737-800 can anyone discuss this upguage (know the A320 family is slightly wider but talking about seats) seems like a nice progression of adding seats while growing the market. DL is running 319’s now to LAX. They run 738’s seasonally ...

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by pdt2f
Sat May 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

IIFC the BNA-LAX on DL was for a while A319 then A320 now it is 737-800 can anyone discuss this upguage (know the A320 family is slightly wider but talking about seats) seems like a nice progression of adding seats while growing the market. DL is running 319’s now to LAX. They run 738’s seasonally ...

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by pdt2f
Fri May 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

LFs for Seattle flights. AS does really well. DL falls off. AS Month... Outbound.... Inbound October..... 95.12%.....93.92% November.... 93.41%.....93.43% December..... 95.04%.....89.28% January.... 81.85%.....83.64% February.... 88.87%.....87.06% DL October .....85.41%..... 87.97% November .....74...

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by pdt2f
Fri May 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Also keep in mind though that AS is going double daily this summer, so as far as we can tell in the future there will be at least 3 year round SEA flights from AS and DL, plus the WN seasonal. It’s a lot of seats, especially since it was unserved until just a few years ago. I do think WN could easi...

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by pdt2f
Fri May 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

[ Top 3 WN destination wishlist for BNA should be PDX, SJC and IND. After that, attention can turn to smaller markets such as OMA, ABQ, BDL, PVD, RIC, etc. I realize there is already plenty of capacity on BNA-SEA, especially during the summer, but will BNA-SEA ever go year-round to serve both O&...

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by pdt2f
Wed May 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Sunday apparently was the busiest day in BNA history. Yep. Just a typical Sunday too. https://flynashville.com/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/record.aspx We could push 30,000 on one of the days on thr CMA/Bonnaroo weekend. MNAA has got to be shitting their pants over this explosive pax growth.

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by pdt2f
Wed May 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Sunday apparently was the busiest day in BNA history.

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by pdt2f
Sat May 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
How many casualties from the hot chicken experiment?


I just can’t imagine eating hot chicken in economy on an 8 hour flight. Like I typically want lighter fare on a long flight but I’m not not going to accept hot chicken so I would just be bloated and in pain the whole flight.

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by pdt2f
Sat May 05, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I was able to talk to Doug for a few minutes. Great guy. Seems like we got a good dude running our airport. He told me he can't say much regarding BNA vision as of now, but he said PDX and an Iceland flight are most likely to come this year. He couldn't give any details. Eh, I'm worried an Iceland ...

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by pdt2f
Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

An interesting quote from MNAA CEO Doug Kreulen from this Nashville Business Journal interview about the new BA flight (it's locked behind a paywall). https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/05/04/nashvilles-london-flight-takes-off-today-heres-why.html At the end of the interview, Doug says...

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by pdt2f
Thu May 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7390

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

Interesting. Especially since Chicago is the home of the first (only?) Virgin Hotel. Which I highly recommend, you can do everything with the app. Awesomeness. One is about to start construction here in New Orleans. Pretty exciting, but I don't think there is any connection to the airline. Interest...

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by pdt2f
Wed May 02, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

May 31 I wonder if BNA will get something out of it. I can't understand WN at BNA. Now they have 14 gates and ~115 flights. They can easily add 10-15,flights if not more with those added gates. The question continues to be is BNA a bona fide focus city or what? You never know, May 31 could be a big...

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by pdt2f
Wed May 02, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

bnatraveler wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Ph1l1p wrote:


I must be the celeb, I'm on the flight with 5 other friends - all in J.


Nice. They had some really good deals when they first announced the flight. I considered taking the wife on a trip to London in J, but the financials didn’t line up at the moment, and then the moment was gone.

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by pdt2f
Tue May 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Does anyone know when the next WN schedule expansion is?

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by pdt2f
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9066

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I’m 30 and I couldn’t care less about the Virgin brand, it’s a relic from 25-30 years ago. Your description of how millennials view Richard Branson is correct, he’s a 60-something billionaire who owns islands, etc, but he’s not the youthful rock-star/take-it-to-the-man type of person he once was. S...

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by pdt2f
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9066

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I took Virgin in their first year, with only 1 aircraft EWR-LGW-EWR when it was a 'LCC'. Last November, I took EWR-LHR-EWR on UA. That was a decision of price at the time I bought my ticket as VS was more expensive and their higher price didn't seem to offer a significant difference in quality of s...

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by pdt2f
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

If WN doesn’t take all of D, who do y’all think will lease them? Any guesses? NK, all they need is 1 gate.....for now. Some have said AA, not sure that will happen. B6, AS maybe. The EAS carriers. Or they could stick all the ULCC's there but it wouldn't fill up 6 gates. I can’t imagine B6 would nee...

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by pdt2f
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

If WN doesn’t take all of D, who do y’all think will lease them? Any guesses?

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by pdt2f
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

The current layout is more than ample, no additional runways will be needed for the foreseeable future. The only thing that will need to be done eventually (though this is by no means a high priority) is lengthening one of the parallel runways to 10,000-11,000 feet to better accommodate larger airc...

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by pdt2f
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

BA signage did not go up at the counter or gate last night but they do have computers installed. The airport has put up the BA directional signs to B concourse. It’s definitely gate B11 and looks like it’s going to be a packed and small holding room. You have Frontier, Westjet, Contour and Boutique...

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by pdt2f
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

BA signage did not go up at the counter or gate last night but they do have computers installed. The airport has put up the BA directional signs to B concourse. It’s definitely gate B11 and looks like it’s going to be a packed and small holding room. You have Frontier, Westjet, Contour and Boutique...

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by pdt2f
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

After all the comments on this thread, it seems MNAA was short-sighted on BNA Vision. I don't know if they expected that the legacies would continue to add flights, that WN would grow, and ULCC's would be interested. It's my understand the 6 IAB gates will be swing CUTE gates, but that might not be...

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by pdt2f
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Honestly it wouldn’t be a big deal for NK to share a gate with B6 (3 flights per day), F9 (idk, maybe 2-5 per day based on the day of the week and season), AS (2 flights per day, going to 3 this summer), or AC/WS (4-5 per day based on season/day of the week). The room is there for them to do 2-6 fli...

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by pdt2f
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

If WN wants to compete with DL in ATL and AA in CLT, then they need to make BNA a BWI/MDW level superstation. If they'd commit to doing that, if I were MNAA, I'd give them all of C and D and then construct a 11 gate addition onto B where AA would move to (along with the Admirals Club). That would b...

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by pdt2f
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Heard from a source that WN management at BNA is sure they'll operate out of the new D Concourse. If true, this will shake things up a bit. I wouldn’t be opposed to them getting all of D. I mean, they use their gates like crazy. We’ve got almost every reasonable domestic carrier (except obviously N...

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by pdt2f
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Heard from a source that WN management at BNA is sure they'll operate out of the new D Concourse. If true, this will shake things up a bit. I wouldn’t be opposed to them getting all of D. I mean, they use their gates like crazy. We’ve got almost every reasonable domestic carrier (except obviously N...

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by pdt2f
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Looks like a daily there-and-back 319. Maybe they’re trying to ease EWR and ORD a little, or maybe their business travelers were sick of regional jets.

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by pdt2f
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

I was at the airport earlier and there seems to be a bunch of heavy earthmoving equipment working away on the taxiway directly in front of FedEx, running alongside 2L-20R. Anyone know what they’re up to?

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by pdt2f
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1256
Views: 70352

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

Anyone have any idea of how F9’s TTN service has been doing, as far as load factors and future bookings? I know it just recently started but it always seemed like such a random route, and struck me as one of those classic Frontier routes that would be cancelled after a week or two.

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