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Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:59 pm

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G4 adds GRR-BNA. Starts in June.


Tells me that some of the more random adds by G4 such as SYR and RIC must actually be working out. Will be interesting to see how they expand in the future out of BNA.


Hence, I would like to see WN take on LIT and DSM.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:24 am

I'll ask this again since it seemed to get lost in the shuffle before.

Will the new international customs facility that will be built in the center of the airport have a recheck facility to accommodate connecting passengers, or does BNA anticipate all international traffic being O&D?
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 am

Fargo wrote:
I'll ask this again since it seemed to get lost in the shuffle before.

Will the new international customs facility that will be built in the center of the airport have a recheck facility to accommodate connecting passengers, or does BNA anticipate all international traffic being O&D?


Most of it except WN will probably be O&D in Nashville.
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:05 am

I think WN could determine a lot in the future of BNA Vision. If it turns out they want the rest of C, then A or B would definitely have to be expanded.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:19 am

Jshank83 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
I'll ask this again since it seemed to get lost in the shuffle before.

Will the new international customs facility that will be built in the center of the airport have a recheck facility to accommodate connecting passengers, or does BNA anticipate all international traffic being O&D?


Most of it except WN will probably be O&D in Nashville.



You’d be surprised. There’s international connections happening daily.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:16 am

Lexy wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
I'll ask this again since it seemed to get lost in the shuffle before.

Will the new international customs facility that will be built in the center of the airport have a recheck facility to accommodate connecting passengers, or does BNA anticipate all international traffic being O&D?


Most of it except WN will probably be O&D in Nashville.



You’d be surprised. There’s international connections happening daily.


BA pax connecting to AA flights and vice versa? Or maybe AC pax connecting on UA flights?
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:31 pm

Seems like some airports haven't released December figures yet, but I'm curious where BNA ends up among competitor/like-sized airports after 2018 full year numbers. Seems like the group below makes up most of the fastest growing airports in the US (next busiest would be a bit of a leap to PDX, which is approaching 20 million pax/yr)


DAL: 16,200,000 Dec YTD (+3.8%)
BNA: 15,996,194 (+13.2%)
AUS: 15,880,120 (based on 14,556,777 Nov YTD trend and continued +14.6% growth)
STL: 15,696,301 (based on 14,388,276 Nov YTD trend and continued +6.0% growth)
HOU: 13,821,293 Dec YTD (+4.0%)
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:15 pm

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Most of it except WN will probably be O&D in Nashville.



You’d be surprised. There’s international connections happening daily.


BA pax connecting to AA flights and vice versa? Or maybe AC pax connecting on UA flights?



That and UA to AC or AA to WS or whatever. It happens more than you’d think.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm

Lexy wrote:
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You’d be surprised. There’s international connections happening daily.


BA pax connecting to AA flights and vice versa? Or maybe AC pax connecting on UA flights?



That and UA to AC or AA to WS or whatever. It happens more than you’d think.


How much? I just can't imagine it is that much. A few %? I wouldn't think its over 5%
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:14 am

A lot of AA MIA bags would always get transferred to BA.
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:11 am

Apparently F9 is starting BNA-ORD again on April 30. I swear they’ve started and dropped that route like 10 times. Looks like they’ll be running Sun-Tues-Thurs.
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:15 am

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Apparently F9 is starting BNA-ORD again on April 30. I swear they’ve started and dropped that route like 10 times. Looks like they’ll be running Sun-Tues-Thurs.


It’s hard to get excited about anything F9 does. I wish they’d get bought up by NK already.
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:53 am

What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:35 am

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What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?


I would say non-existent. If anyone does BNA-FRA, it's going to be DE.
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:19 am

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What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?



BNA-PARIS is more likely.
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am

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What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?


I would say non-existent. If anyone does BNA-FRA, it's going to be DE.


Well, they came to AUS, which is a somewhat similar market to BNA. I wouldn’t rule it out, but it probably wouldn’t be until sometime in the 2020s.
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:39 am

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What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?



BNA-PARIS is more likely.


I don’t know about that. I still have serious doubts that DL would be inclined to launch that route. Maybe if they order the 797, but not anytime in the near future. What are the largest European cities that BNA has O&D demand to after London?
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:13 pm

I could possibly see DL try BNA-CDG on a trusty old 763.
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:27 pm

Fargo wrote:
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What are the chances LH comes to BNA at some point?



BNA-PARIS is more likely.


I don’t know about that. I still have serious doubts that DL would be inclined to launch that route. Maybe if they order the 797, but not anytime in the near future. What are the largest European cities that BNA has O&D demand to after London?



DL is #2 at BNA. They could easily make it work.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:44 am

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I could possibly see DL try BNA-CDG on a trusty old 763.


I would agree. They do it from IND. Seems they are willing to go into some of the more mid-sized markets. They have a huge feed on the Paris end from AF.
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:01 am

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BNA-PARIS is more likely.


I don’t know about that. I still have serious doubts that DL would be inclined to launch that route. Maybe if they order the 797, but not anytime in the near future. What are the largest European cities that BNA has O&D demand to after London?



DL is #2 at BNA. They could easily make it work.


Is that including RJ's?
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:50 pm

I wonder what the differences are between IND’s DL operation, and BNA’s. You can park a 763 at B7.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:39 pm

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I wonder what the differences are between IND’s DL operation, and BNA’s. You can park a 763 at B7.


Back in the 90s I saw an L-1011 parked at B-7. Also, aside from the CDG flight, it looks like BNA see's more mainline than IND.
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:58 pm

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I wonder what the differences are between IND’s DL operation, and BNA’s. You can park a 763 at B7.


Back in the 90s I saw an L-1011 parked at B-7. Also, aside from the CDG flight, it looks like BNA see's more mainline than IND.


I think DL at IND and BNA are around the same size (BNA probably larger passenger wise), although the major difference is that DL serves more destinations from IND. For example, IND has RSW seasonal mainline, MIA sat, CUN sat, CDG, and MCO daily mainline, compared to BNA's MCO/CUN sat.

If DL does start BNA-Europe (which is very possible), it will more than likely be BNA-AMS. IND-CDG is the only non-hub/focus city route they run from CDG
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 pm

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I wonder what the differences are between IND’s DL operation, and BNA’s. You can park a 763 at B7.


Back in the 90s I saw an L-1011 parked at B-7. Also, aside from the CDG flight, it looks like BNA see's more mainline than IND.


I think DL at IND and BNA are around the same size (BNA probably larger passenger wise), although the major difference is that DL serves more destinations from IND. For example, IND has RSW seasonal mainline, MIA sat, CUN sat, CDG, and MCO daily mainline, compared to BNA's MCO/CUN sat.

If DL does start BNA-Europe (which is very possible), it will more than likely be BNA-AMS. IND-CDG is the only non-hub/focus city route they run from CDG


That is a good point, but I still have a hard time believing DL would do TATL from BNA. Maybe in a couple of years, but who knows. There are plenty of decent one stops to both CDG and AMS through ATL which is only a 50 minute plane ride away.

Also, I thought I read somewhere that FRA was the second most in demand European city out of BNA after LHR?
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:53 pm

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I wonder what the differences are between IND’s DL operation, and BNA’s. You can park a 763 at B7.



that is a route that the city highly subsidizes to make the pharmaceutical industry (I believe) happy....that said, I'm not sure what the LFs are on the route

DL has 23% market share on 8M passengers (2017 figures), which puts them ahead of but in the same ballpark of DL passengers that went through BNA in 2017 (although I'm curious what the final 2018 numbers will be for DL at BNA)


https://www.ibj.com/articles/68571-term ... ndy-market
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:56 pm

Fargo wrote:
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Back in the 90s I saw an L-1011 parked at B-7. Also, aside from the CDG flight, it looks like BNA see's more mainline than IND.


I think DL at IND and BNA are around the same size (BNA probably larger passenger wise), although the major difference is that DL serves more destinations from IND. For example, IND has RSW seasonal mainline, MIA sat, CUN sat, CDG, and MCO daily mainline, compared to BNA's MCO/CUN sat.

If DL does start BNA-Europe (which is very possible), it will more than likely be BNA-AMS. IND-CDG is the only non-hub/focus city route they run from CDG


That is a good point, but I still have a hard time believing DL would do TATL from BNA. Maybe in a couple of years, but who knows. There are plenty of decent one stops to both CDG and AMS through ATL which is only a 50 minute plane ride away.

Also, I thought I read somewhere that FRA was the second most in demand European city out of BNA after LHR?


FRA would make sense. I already know someone who would use that flight. I would think we’d follow the trend of MSY and AUS and get Condor. It’s jusy there’s not even room for an EAS carrier at BNA right now. I’m not sure if any of you have the seen the ticket counter situation lately, but they moved AC and Contour/Boutique to make shift locations. That there alone is probably preventing NK from coming.
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:30 am

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I think DL at IND and BNA are around the same size (BNA probably larger passenger wise), although the major difference is that DL serves more destinations from IND. For example, IND has RSW seasonal mainline, MIA sat, CUN sat, CDG, and MCO daily mainline, compared to BNA's MCO/CUN sat.

If DL does start BNA-Europe (which is very possible), it will more than likely be BNA-AMS. IND-CDG is the only non-hub/focus city route they run from CDG


That is a good point, but I still have a hard time believing DL would do TATL from BNA. Maybe in a couple of years, but who knows. There are plenty of decent one stops to both CDG and AMS through ATL which is only a 50 minute plane ride away.

Also, I thought I read somewhere that FRA was the second most in demand European city out of BNA after LHR?


FRA would make sense. I already know someone who would use that flight. I would think we’d follow the trend of MSY and AUS and get Condor. It’s just there’s not even room for an EAS carrier at BNA right now. I’m not sure if any of you have the seen the ticket counter situation lately, but they moved AC and Contour/Boutique to make shift locations. That there alone is probably preventing NK from coming.


Aren't they building new ticketing/baggage space to be ready by next year?

Yes, both AUS and MSY landed Condor in addition to their BA flight, but AUS recently landed LH and dropped DE. Since BNA is a similar market to AUS, I would expect BNA to be able to land LH at some point as well. Though it will probably be a few years down the road.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 am

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You can park a 763 at B7.


Back in 2004 the DL ramp (at the time handled by DGS) handled a UA 763 at B5. (Dunno about now, but then you could put a 767 at 5 as long as 3 had a smaller aircraft than a 757.) Not sure what they did upstairs, but it was a charter and we ramp handled it because the Skywest crew that had the UAX contract at the time weren't qualified on any mainline aircraft... nor did they have anywhere to put one. It was actually Christmas Day, the same day Comair's computer system crashed and cancelled most of the Delta Connection flights.
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:22 pm

Contour is switching their Tupelo flight to a E135 on April 1.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/ ... e-erj-135/
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:55 pm

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Contour is switching their Tupelo flight to a E135 on April 1.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/ ... e-erj-135/


Good. They should take over BNA-MEM from Southern Airways Express while they are at it.
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Fargo wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
Contour is switching their Tupelo flight to a E135 on April 1.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/ ... e-erj-135/


Good. They should take over BNA-MEM from Southern Airways Express while they are at it.


It does look like the frequencies decrease to 3x Sun-Fri and 2x Saturday. But that is expected with a bigger plane. I know the ERJs hold 30. How much do the current planes hold? I assume it is more seats total.
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm

Jshank83 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
Contour is switching their Tupelo flight to a E135 on April 1.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/ ... e-erj-135/


Good. They should take over BNA-MEM from Southern Airways Express while they are at it.


It does look like the frequencies decrease to 3x Sun-Fri and 2x Saturday. But that is expected with a bigger plane. I know the ERJs hold 30. How much do the current planes hold? I assume it is more seats total.


The ERJ is essentially doubling seat capacity, with the way EAS works frequencies had to decrease. There will be more love given to Nashville with the Onset of the ERJ.
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:43 pm

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Jshank83 wrote:
Fargo wrote:

Good. They should take over BNA-MEM from Southern Airways Express while they are at it.


It does look like the frequencies decrease to 3x Sun-Fri and 2x Saturday. But that is expected with a bigger plane. I know the ERJs hold 30. How much do the current planes hold? I assume it is more seats total.


The ERJ is essentially doubling seat capacity, with the way EAS works frequencies had to decrease. There will be more love given to Nashville with the Onset of the ERJ.


More love as in new destinations?

Like I said, if there is enough demand, I wonder if Contour can take over BNA-MEM from Southern Airways Express? The current Cessna Caravans Southern flies are turboprops and only fly 9 pax. If it is indeed a viable route (which it seems like it consider Southern hasn't dropped it yet), it would be nice to see jet service on there
 
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:54 pm

I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 pm

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I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


BNA-MEM did much better with local passengers before the speed limit went up. Between the speed limit and the improvements to the 40/240/Sam Cooper interchange in Memphis, downtown to downtown is pretty reliably 3 hours. What’s the incentive to fly? Maybe for like Mt. Juliet to Germantown but that’s only a small fraction of the total demand.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm

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I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


BNA-MEM did much better with local passengers before the speed limit went up. Between the speed limit and the improvements to the 40/240/Sam Cooper interchange in Memphis, downtown to downtown is pretty reliably 3 hours. What’s the incentive to fly? Maybe for like Mt. Juliet to Germantown but that’s only a small fraction of the total demand.


I would agree. I thought SAE may have been doing the flights just for aircraft utilization, even a 9 seater. If drivers can avoid the cluster**** that is the downtown Nashville loop, it's not a bad drive.
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 pm

Terminal Wing Expansion is well underway in BNA Vision. The side with the WS, AC, G4, etc counters has a gigantic hole in the side of it.
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:44 pm

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Terminal Wing Expansion is well underway in BNA Vision. The side with the WS, AC, G4, etc counters has a gigantic hole in the side of it.


Good, can't come soon enough, it was needed yesterday. Now onto the most critical portions; the lobby and IAB building.
 
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BNA has surpassed STL in total number of passengers.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:15 am

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I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


WN adding BNA-MEM nonstop service would make it easier for Memphis-area travelers to connect to East Coast destinations such as BOS, LGA, EWR, PHL, DCA, RDU, CLT, CHS, and JAX from MEM on WN.

In addition, MEM is also probably far enough from BNA for WN to add BNA-MEM nonstop service since there are WN currently operates some nonstop routes shorter than BNA-MEM such as ATL-GSP, BWI-ORF, MDW-GRR, MDW-IND, DAL-AUS, DAL-OKC, FLL-MCO, FLL-TPA, HOU-AUS, HOU-CRP, HOU-SAT, OAK-RNO, ONT-LAS, and SJC-RNO. WN also used to serve BHM nonstop from BNA in the past, and BHM is closer to BNA than MEM is.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 am

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southwest1675 wrote:
I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


WN adding BNA-MEM nonstop service would make it easier for Memphis-area travelers to connect to East Coast destinations such as BOS, LGA, EWR, PHL, DCA, RDU, CLT, CHS, and JAX from MEM on WN.

In addition, MEM is also probably far enough from BNA for WN to add BNA-MEM nonstop service since there are WN currently operates some nonstop routes shorter than BNA-MEM such as ATL-GSP, BWI-ORF, MDW-GRR, MDW-IND, DAL-AUS, DAL-OKC, FLL-MCO, FLL-TPA, HOU-AUS, HOU-CRP, HOU-SAT, OAK-RNO, ONT-LAS, and SJC-RNO. WN also used to serve BHM nonstop from BNA in the past, and BHM is closer to BNA than MEM is.


Maybe one or two flights a day. I see LIT before MEM. I can see GSP moving to BNA instead of ATL. WN has been moving away from short flights with some exceptions.. As for BHM, it's an easy drive and the only reason it held on as long as it did was because it was exempt from the W.A., giving BNA one stop service to DAL. I would be surprised if it comes back.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:28 am

EvanWSFO wrote:
jplatts wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


WN adding BNA-MEM nonstop service would make it easier for Memphis-area travelers to connect to East Coast destinations such as BOS, LGA, EWR, PHL, DCA, RDU, CLT, CHS, and JAX from MEM on WN.

In addition, MEM is also probably far enough from BNA for WN to add BNA-MEM nonstop service since there are WN currently operates some nonstop routes shorter than BNA-MEM such as ATL-GSP, BWI-ORF, MDW-GRR, MDW-IND, DAL-AUS, DAL-OKC, FLL-MCO, FLL-TPA, HOU-AUS, HOU-CRP, HOU-SAT, OAK-RNO, ONT-LAS, and SJC-RNO. WN also used to serve BHM nonstop from BNA in the past, and BHM is closer to BNA than MEM is.


Maybe one or two flights a day. I see LIT before MEM. I can see GSP moving to BNA instead of ATL. WN has been moving away from short flights with some exceptions.. As for BHM, it's an easy drive and the only reason it held on as long as it did was because it was exempt from the W.A., giving BNA one stop service to DAL. I would be surprised if it comes back.


Two flights a day timed for the business traveler in mind I think could possibly work. Do I think MEM will happen? Maybe. I actually didn’t expect WN to add ATL service from BNA. LIT is one market I’d like to see Nashville have. I flew BNA-BHM on a Saturday morning in 2012. Had about 50 people on it. Most of those flights were no plane changes to DAL. Flight from BHM-BNA was full with a lot of connecting pax going to MCO. After BHM was cut, WN added BNA-DAL service right after.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:56 pm

WN has a schedule extension tomorrow. I’d be shocked if BNA gets some more additions. Still, you never know. There are a few holes missing they could always add.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:16 pm

Lexy wrote:
Fargo wrote:
Lexy wrote:


BNA-PARIS is more likely.


I don’t know about that. I still have serious doubts that DL would be inclined to launch that route. Maybe if they order the 797, but not anytime in the near future. What are the largest European cities that BNA has O&D demand to after London?



DL is #2 at BNA. They could easily make it work.


I would fly BNA-CDG on every European Trip from paris you can hop to anywhere in Europe and even around the world... The 767 are evenetually getting the new D1 Suites which would be a superior product on the route vs BA's clubworld.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:20 pm

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I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


I have done Southern Airways express multiple times while the plane is pretty crappy to say the least I would say at some times it makes sense... Next Thursday night I am flying BNA-MEM departing at 7:45 PM I get a full day in Nashville and will make a late 9:30 PM meeting in downtown Memphis. Going out of the FBO makes the route that much more viable. (Now if they could just put something slightly nicer like a King Air or pilatus pc 12 on the route that would be golden!
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:26 pm

gsg013 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
I really wonder how the loads on BNA-MEM were for DL/NW back in the day. Northwest had about 4x daily DC9s going between the markets. Delta reduced it to daily/2x daily CRJ service till it was axed around 2013ish. Could BNA-MEM be a viable route for WN to tackle? If it was priced right, I wonder if it could get people to ditch their cars. Definitely could route some connecting pax.


I have done Southern Airways express multiple times while the plane is pretty crappy to say the least I would say at some times it makes sense... Next Thursday night I am flying BNA-MEM departing at 7:45 PM I get a full day in Nashville and will make a late 9:30 PM meeting in downtown Memphis. Going out of the FBO makes the route that much more viable. (Now if they could just put something slightly nicer like a King Air or pilatus pc 12 on the route that would be golden!


I’d take the Southwest 737 haha
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:28 pm

I have a question regarding routing into and out of BNA... Why do so many flights use 2R---20 L as for take off and landing? A DL pilot told me that the runway is the carriers prefered runway. It just seems odd as it is the furthest taxi to and from the terminals... Is there something about the runway that makes it preferable to the other runways for carriers into BNA?

Every time I have flown GA out of BNA we tend to use 2C-20C which makes sense since it is right by the FBO's
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:59 pm

gsg013 wrote:
I have a question regarding routing into and out of BNA... Why do so many flights use 2R---20 L as for take off and landing? A DL pilot told me that the runway is the carriers prefered runway. It just seems odd as it is the furthest taxi to and from the terminals... Is there something about the runway that makes it preferable to the other runways for carriers into BNA?

Every time I have flown GA out of BNA we tend to use 2C-20C which makes sense since it is right by the FBO's


It’s all about the direction the flight is arriving/departing from. A WN flight from PHX or LAX will arrive 2C, as a WN flight from BWI or MCO would land 2R. DL from ATL would use 2R since it’s coming from a Southeast direction. DL DTW/MSP flights always land 2L as it’s coming from the North.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:33 pm

New vendor list announced and this is a game changer....I’m so pumped (but not sure where they’ll all fit in the airport....seems like a lot more vendors/restaurants than we have now):

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/ ... 735947002/

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