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Korean Air At Nashville?  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

I just discovered that there is a Korean Air flight out of Nashville (BNA) headed for Anchorage that departed about 10:30am today.

According to the Flight Tracker, the flight # is 9034 using a 747-400!! Is this a code-share flight with another airline? Why would Korean fly to Nashville, Tennessee? Is it scheduled cargo?

I did not know any 747s use BNA, although they do have an 11,000ft runway.

I looked on Korean's website and they do not list any service to Nashville. Does anyone have any info about what this flight is doing in Nashville?


bruce


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

It's a charter flight.

China Airlines Cargo offers scheduled 747 cargo flights to Nashville.


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

... operated by Atlas Air.


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Do you happen to know days and/or times when the Atlas/China Cargo jet would be in Nashville? either arrive or depart?


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

I wonder what is Nashville that would warrant that kind of cargo lift. Does anyone know? Are there a lot of distribution centers in the area or something?

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Maybe a planefull of country records....lol.


Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

I can answer your questions.

Its because of this company = DELL COMPUTERS.

China Airlines Cargo have daily service from Nashville to Taiwan except Tuesdays. Flight number is CI201.


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Thanks Hkgspotter1. That makes sense. I know FedEx flies a DC10 into Austin, TX near the Dell HQ. Nashville is a small city. I was surprised to hear that that they had a 747F flown in by anyone.

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

FedEx used to have as many as 3 DC-10/MD-11 per day in Austin during the dot com boom as there were MANY startups here. Most startups per capita of any city in the US. (although other cities had more by sheer numbers).

Nowadays, there is a nightly DC-10 flight out and then another (same one?) that arrives at about 2 or 3 PM, it flies right over my work when it's coming in.



Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1496 times:

To Hkgspotter1, I'm curious what the connection is between Dell and Nashville. Is Dell based there? I can see the Taipei part, as many computers/parts are built there, but why bring them to Nashville? Just wondering....

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Bruce,

Dell has a large manufacturing plant in Lebanon, TN, which is about 20 miles from BNA(Nashville arpt) It was opened back in mid-'99. They assemble desktop and workstation computers there. Also, they have a tech-support call center there as well. If memory serves me correct, Dell also announced plans to build their logistics center there as well. The center will be responsible for the Eastern US side of Dell's business. It seem like they have big plans for Nashville area.

I suspect the cargo planes are bringing computers parts from Dell's OEM supplier in Taiwan and other parts of Asia to their Tennessee plant, where the computers are put together.

Bobcat



User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Aaahhh that makes sense! Now for a couple more questions....

This flight is listed as making stops in Chicago and Anchorage. Why ANC? I think a 747-400 could go non-stop from ORD to China....or, do heavy cargo 747s have less range than a passenger 747? I wonder if ANC is a fuel stop.

How much of a runway does a 747 cargo need?

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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