If the strategy is to build current focus cities, I don't see why not. BHM is launching in December, so I'd think in the next 2 months we'll hear about February adds.
Ditto, I have a feeling something is coming Sept 23rd
The question is though, what defines a focus city? The way the original poster describes it leaves it pretty vague....
I sure hope DL expands out of BNA. I know they have the one JFK departure generally used to feed INTL connections I wish they did a few more Point to Point routes out of BNA like they are doing out of RDU. I keep mentioning this route but they should throw a RJ on BNA-EWR. It is a great O&D route with high fares and high yields. I know a ton of Nashville folks that would love to jump on that rather than going to LGA who also would pay a significant premium to avoid UA to EWR. (Maybe I have wishful thinking).
BNA could also use a DL non-stop to Europe (I know BA will be flying the 787-8 soon). I think its not a matter of if but when DL adds something. They could use the JV with VS to throw an 787 on BNA-LHR daily. Alternatively DL could fly a 763 to either CDG or AMS.
I think this all depends on how willing DL is to expand "focus cities," and how willing WN is to react. There have been rumors of p2p routes out of BNA, like BDL so it is not out of the question.
With regards to DL TATL flights, I would be pretty surprised if DL added a TATL this year from BNA, as DL probably wants to see how the BA flight pans out.
I think the speculation has gotten a little out of hand. There are cities getting their first TATL flights, and people are speculating on which route gets opened next. It's likely some of the announced flights from smaller US cities are not going to stick. If we revisit all the new planned routes a couple years from now, there's going to be more than a few of these experiments that have failed.
Out of hand? I'm not sure how this is any different than any other thread, people speculate on what route will be added next or what route will be cut next all the time. There is even a thread right now about future routes from IAH, and there have been threads talking about future routes like BNA-LHR or IND-CDG as well. We have no idea whether some routes will succeed or fail, but that doesn't mean discussing future additions is "out of hand" and it also doesn't mean we shouldn't speculate on what might come next...
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