MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31726 posts, RR: 72 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7736 times:
So Nissan moves their HQ to the Music City, and all of the sudden they think they can support Tokyo flights. Can't beat them down for dreaming, but I really hope they don't waste time trying to sell this idea, which just isn't going to work:
There are quite a handful of US cities - San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Maui, Anchorage, Las Vegas (JAL leaves in the fall), and even Northwest-hubbed Memphis - that would see Tokyo service before Nashville, IMO.
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7656 times:
Wow, those guys must be smoking some very intense stuff. If anything at all, Nissan could start their own, private BBJ/ACJ service, at most, like DC has between Detroit and Stuttgart, but commercial flights, hells no!
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21757 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7529 times:
You know, it's not as farfetched as it seems. There are a ton of Japanese expats in Nashville (all you need to do to demonstrate this is eat some sushi downtown-- maybe the best between the coasts), and a couple of businesses. Still, there's absolutely no chance. Who would fly it? Maybe WN after their whalejets are delivered...
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2145 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7235 times:
Quoting IH8B6 (Reply 10): Ed Nelson, the merchant banker and Japan's honorary consul general in Tennessee says it's likely to happen?
What the heck is this dude smoking?! Nice of him to give false hope to all those Nashvillians.....
Totally agree. What on earth makes these people think that BNA will ever have a non stop Japan flight. The best they could hope for would be maybe a same plane direct flight on NWA with a stop in MEM to pick up connecting passengers. Until they find an ERJ or CRJ that would have the range to fly it I don't see BNA ever getting this flight
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7218 times:
If, hypothetically, NRT-BNA service were to be introduced, it most likely be either a US or a Japanese carrier. Let's consider the two cases separately.
There are no cases of a US carrier serving NRT from any airport at which they don't have a hub operation. Why should BNA be any different?
JL and NH serve HNL, KOA, SFO, LAX, ORD, JFK, and IAD. Plus LAS for a few more months. That's it. If either JL or NH were about to add another US destination, there are plenty of candidates ahead of BNA.
As for another airline with 5th freedom rights to serve the US via NRT such as SQ or TG, that suffers from the same problem as the JL/NH case.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7094 times:
Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 12): Until they find an ERJ or CRJ that would have the range to fly it I don't see BNA ever getting this flight
The B787-8 will almost certainly result in a few more US cities getting nonstop service to NRT. The next major round of market fragmentation after that will result from the Airbus NSR (A320 replacement) and B737RS, however, they will almost certainly not have NRT-BNA range. Unless a US airline starts up a hub operation at BNA, it's not going to happen in the next 20 years. Maybe when the B787-8 gets replaced.
Ripdog From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7081 times:
Nice positive attitude Mariner, something to be said for that. I fly out of BNA about once a month with of course WN. In my opinion, Nashville is by no means an International Gateway. I can see maybe a connection thru MEM,DTW,ATL,ORD etc. There is no way this town can support this, it is too regional. The chatter here is all about the 700 new jobs in Williamson County. From what I hear, a lot of folks are moving here from California. Just not going to happen, right now anyway. But who knows... too many opitions to connect right now.Two airplanes to Narita is not that bad.
Ripdog From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6984 times:
That was pretty good CALM. Mostly cows,tobacco and especially country music here. I just cannot see the draw from the Asian market, but you guys know better. TBO, there is a growing Taiwanese and Chinese community here, due to the Universities. I really do not mind changing planes at a real airport to get overseas.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 46 Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6908 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter): So Nissan moves their HQ to the Music City, and all of the sudden they think they can support Tokyo flights. Can't beat them down for dreaming, but I really hope they don't waste time trying to sell this idea, which just isn't going to work:
Hey now, Mark, this might make more sense than the BNA-BDA flights they wanted last year. It's good to see that their airport has such, er, grand ambitions.
Hey, maybe that's the angle for their new service. They'll get an airline to corner the lucrative Tokyo-Bermuda market by providing one-stop service over Nashville.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Reins485 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6854 times:
I dont think BNA will get the flight, a few years ago AA had a BNA-LGW flight, but there wasnt the demand for it. I think it might be possible down the raod, once the 787 rolls out. It depends on how fast Nashville and the suronding areas continue to grow. I have seen the place grow extremelly fast in the last 10 years and not seen a lot of evidence slowing it down. And more companies are moving hqs there because the state has no income tax. Thats why I am saying down the road there might be a flight.
25 MSYtristar: The problem is feed. O&D alone (plus the Nissan traffic) could not justify a nonstop flight in the market. I could easily see something like BNA-FRA o
26 Carpethead: Nissan should buy a Global Express or GV, so if the big wigs are complaining about lack of non-stop flights. There is also the problem with slots at b
27 Mir: There will be a nonstop BNA-NRT flight. It'll just be flown with a Global Express or G550, and not open to the general public. -Mir
28 EMBQA: I doubt that as well... If they fly from any place it will be MQV which is closer to where they are building their new headquarters