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by tys777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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 tys777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

Did they say there will be more announcements? I doubt it will happen right now because of the lack of gates, but I hope I'm wrong. I'd like to see NK add BNA-DFW/DTW/FLL/LAS, etc. TYS is probably a bit too small for NK, but MEM could be a decent candidate because of the lack of a dominant carrier....

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by tys777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2684

Re: Spirit launches AVL

I'm assuming that G4 is starting to erode yields for NK and/or NK see's an opportunity to gain market share. I wouldn't be surprised to see more stations in the southeast gain service like this. Less than daily, relatively short-haul, and easy to fit into existing aircraft utilization especially as ...

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by tys777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2684

Spirit launches AVL

Didn't see this posted, feel free to delete.

Spirit announced Asheville today with flights to FLL, MCO, AND TPA

will be interesting to see what this does to G4

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by tys777
Wed May 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6639

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

I'm curious what this seating change will do for their charter business. Same layout for SKD and charter I know the layout will be the same, just wonder how the charter customers will feel. Happy? Because they can fit more casino pax in? Upset? Because customers start complaining about the flights?

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by tys777
Wed May 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6639

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

I'm curious what this seating change will do for their charter business.

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by tys777
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6639

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

An email that went out to Sun Country flyers. The company will refresh the interiors of all the planes in its fleet by the end of the year. It will have 3 seating options, premium, extra legroom, and economy. First class is dropped. The airline will add in-seat power and wi-fi with free streaming e...

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by tys777
Mon May 21, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 19
Views: 4103

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

Wow, you wrote a lot. Ok, the aircraft strategy has a lot to do with point of sale strength. If the market has strong local sales for an airline, you want mainline out in the morning and back in the evening because the heaviest traffic will be wanting to leave home in the morning and get back in th...

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by tys777
Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

BNA just posted a video to Facebook about the fill in of the hole. Curious on what aircraft is parked next to AS?

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by tys777
Wed May 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting.. I'm not sure about majority but DL is most certainly the largest stockholder. I suspect he is referring to DL's indirect interest in Virgin through AF/KLM, of which they own around 10%. When this was first ...

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by tys777
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting..

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by tys777
Mon May 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLS Clubs travel?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: MLS Clubs travel?

They as actually fly commercial and are limited to 4 charter legs per season.

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by tys777
Thu May 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: WN flight diverts to DFW

I think this is a large loophole that the cities of Dallas, Ft. Worth along with AA left in their last 5 party agreement, each such event should have been recorded and if WN exceeded a certain amount within a set time, gates should have been freed up at DAL thus breaking the monopoly and allowing f...

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by tys777
Thu May 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15853

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

System wide roll-out of bag self-tagging? That's what I said earlier today on here. Nobody has bit on it but that is one thing. It appears NK is announcing something daily this week as part of "service" enhancements. Doubt there will be an announcement of new aircraft based upon how they ...

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by tys777
Thu May 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15853

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

System wide roll-out of bag self-tagging?

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by tys777
Wed May 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7214

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I love in the video when someone throws their luggage down first and the gentleman at the bottom chucks it 15 feet away in apparent anger

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by tys777
Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I will continue to post about things that I KNOW are viable but aren't happening for some reason. And how is it that you KNOW these things are viable? With the mountains of aviation data that you have at your fingertips? That's a serious question - how is it that you know better than the minds of t...

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by tys777
Mon May 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Sorry to disagree with you but it's a well known fact that airports create a lot of revenue. Remember all the money that was dumped into the airport to land Southwest there. The amount of money it would take to bring it up to speed is a misconception the money it cost to not bring it up to speed is...

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by tys777
Mon May 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Sorry to disagree with you but it's a well known fact that airports create a lot of revenue. Remember all the money that was dumped into the airport to land Southwest there. The amount of money it would take to bring it up to speed is a misconception the money it cost to not bring it up to speed is...

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by tys777
Mon May 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

My entire family is buried in that very same cemetery. Once again the reopening of that airport would be the catalyst to revitalizing that area. You have to start some where again like I say let the airport define the area don't let the area define the airport. I think that neighborhood needs more ...

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by tys777
Sun May 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Can I ask a stupid question as to why 90% of the posts is this thread are rampant speculation, wish-lists, or pipe dreams about the future versus what is currently happening in the here and now? It seriously makes we question how much many of you actually use, visit, work, or fly through DTW versus...

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by tys777
Sun May 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61352

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Can I ask a stupid question as to why 90% of the posts is this thread are rampant speculation, wish-lists, or pipe dreams about the future versus what is currently happening in the here and now? It seriously makes we question how much many of you actually use, visit, work, or fly through DTW versus...

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by tys777
Sat May 05, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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 tys777
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

Why does everyone assume that NK is knocking on the doors to get in? If they wanted in, they would already be there or the airport would find a way to get them in. Do you honestly think NK has no interest in expanding into markets such as BNA, AUS, RDU, etc? I doubt it. Problem is, at these airport...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

Why does everyone assume that NK is knocking on the doors to get in? Where would they fly that doesn't already have a couple carriers in the market? If they wanted in, they would already be there or the airport would find a way to get them in.

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by tys777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15356

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

That and screwing over DTW..... It's their entire network that gets screwed because they glorify ATL. Do you guys every wonder why the people that run Delta, who were not born in Atlanta, who have not worked for Delta their career and a have a fiduciary duty to shareholders, continue to maintain AT...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5264

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

Delta has no future plans for DTW other than the status quo and I'm sorry that's just not good enough for me and the amount of money it makes in this market. So you want them to offer service that doesn't make enough money as some form of charity? The network is set up like it is to maximize profit...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15356

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

That and screwing over DTW..... It's their entire network that gets screwed because they glorify ATL. Not sure how this works? Why would DL screw over themselves in favor of an airport? The assumption that they are purposely screwing over DTW in favor of ATL is ridiculous. If that were the case the...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15356

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Delta will do whatever it needs too to keep the title of worlds busiest airport for Atlanta and after that it will make sure that it can call ATL the busiest airport in the Americas. It's something Delta loves to run up the flag pole as often as it can. No, Delta will do whatever necessary to keep ...

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by tys777
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Personally, I want to fly out of the local airport not drive in traffic to a farther off airport. If I live in ONT, I want to fly out of ONT. A.net posters often talk about how people drive to a farther bigger airport. I would think patrons would prefer to fly from their local airport. Certainly pr...

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by tys777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14236

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

Can Lav cleaning be automated? I have seen automatic toilet seat cleaners in Germany (mainly at rest stops). Can similar things be done in-flight and others such as automatic trash compactor? There are still few things FA need to do. I have done some of the long NS flights to China and India from t...

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by tys777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5264

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

The free press had an article about it a week or so ago. Courtesy: Detroit Free Press Old Detroit City Airport Crumbles As City Rejects Offers Of Millions https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/04/13/detroit-city-airport-coleman-young-international-airport/494461002/ Thank y...

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by tys777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5264

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

I will Supspect G4 with the A319 to come to DET from SFB, EWR, CVG, And SouthWest with there 737-700 to Serve there from MDW, BWI, LGA. WN used to serve DET and moved out to DTW. No way they are going back. I wouldn't be surprised if DTW gained G4 eventually, but no way do I see DET gaining meaning...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

To be fair to Allegiant, I don't even think they would have done this. They always seem to have plenty of spares - I think even they would have organized a rescue flight... Except that they do. I flew them once and got caught on the front end of a hurricane, instead of cancelling, they pushed every...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

To be fair to Allegiant, I don't even think they would have done this. They always seem to have plenty of spares - I think even they would have organized a rescue flight... Except that they do. I flew them once and got caught on the front end of a hurricane, instead of cancelling, they pushed every...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

This is where unfettered capitalism gets in the way of doing the right thing. There needs to be consumer protections in place for situations like this...as there are in Europe. If an airline takes your money and flies you to your holiday destination, they should be legally bound to bring you back. ...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

No room in the fleet in the current schedule. If they send a ferry flight then you disrupt say 800 people instead of 400. Isn’t a good portion of Sun Country’s fleet meant for Charter ops? I find it hard to believe “all” of their planes are called for. Even if they don’t have a plane available the ...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

If we're honest with ourselves? Come on, jetBlue needs to get established here just like Southwest did and now look at the destinations you can take from MSP on Southwest. I fly SY for the first class seating, non-stops and for being able to leave out of T2, but who knows how much longer that will ...

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

hz747300 wrote:
Just for the PR alone, it would be worth their while to charter a Swift air or Prime air plane or two to sort this out.


Prime Air? Going to load them on pallets and ship them back?

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by tys777
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

SY also had a flight from PHX in the air and returned the flight to PHX when MSP closed. Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP. And then what? Make them sleep in the SBN terminal while the crew times out until the next day? Bette...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1623

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Rumors that RWY 4 has opened up. Sun Country had a honor flight land in DLH about a hour ago, and they just received clearance to MSP and are being de-iced. Which is good as a UA 319 landed at the same time and cant access an open gate due to the cluster up here. Saw a picture of the ramp; complete...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1623

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Rumors that RWY 4 has opened up. Sun Country had a honor flight land in DLH about a hour ago, and they just received clearance to MSP and are being de-iced. Which is good as a UA 319 landed at the same time and cant access an open gate due to the cluster up here. Saw a picture of the ramp; complete ...

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by tys777
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1623

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

sunking737 wrote:
MSP IIRC is Closed due to WX. Its ugly here folks, damn ugly.


Pretty nice up here in DLH for a change. Windy as heck, but missing the snow so far

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by tys777
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3291

Re: IcelandAir diverting

Surprised they decided on ORD. The front is just north of there. Fargo looks pretty clean as far as precipitation. FAR has no CBP facility and I’m willing to bet they wouldn’t make it to MSP at any point today If they wanted to stay close, DLH has a CBP facility in the terminal and immigration in t...

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by tys777
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

According to anna.aero they are trying BNA-TTN again. Not sure why. It didn't work the first time, a little skeptical it will work 2nd time around. Where do you get the load factor information? I am highly skeptical of these numbers. A thread named Frontier Load Factor. The loads appear good. Too g...

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by tys777
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

Looks like G4 is also filling in a bit on the downtime in the BNA ops. Maximize that one gate that they will be using. I wonder how long before Orlando is added. I also assume that the outstation bookings into BNA must be exceeding expectations to see adds this quickly. What are they up to 7 destina...

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by tys777
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

I haven't heard, but how many gates is G4 going to use? Despite the less than daily frequency still could mean they need 2-3 gate to emulate what AUS has. The schedule only requires 1 gate. G4 doesn't have many outstations that require more than one and can probably be counted on 1 hand The current...

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by tys777
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 70482

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

I think you could see G4 grow at BNA like they have at AUS and become more of a destintation station vs a spoke. Plenty of opportunities to connect some places with no WN service into BNA on a 2x weekly basis and sell some vacation packages. Smart to see PGD added year round, WN only seasonally doe...

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