Every year at this time, Sherwin Williams (Paint Manufactor/Retailer) has their annual sales convention at the Opry Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. This year it runs from 1-29-13 to 1-31-13.
The Nashville Convention Center has listed this event as 1300 attendees.
Thanks to Flight Aware, my phone started sending me alerts early Monday morning that some 757-200's were in route to BNA. At the end of the day, 5 Delta 757-200's, and one United 737-900 (from Houston) all arrived.
The 757-200's sent by Delta were all regular flight numbers, no 8XXX charters. The equipment was simply upgraded from MD-88's and Airbus 320/319's to the 752's.
The United 737-900 was an additional flight. BNA see's only the United Express CRJ's normally.
My question is, how does this happen? Does the travel department of Sherwin Williams start calling airlines and telling them they are having a large number of people needing flights, or do they just try to book them all at once and Delta sees a spike and changes the aircraft?
My next question is, where did Delta find at least 4 spare 757-200's to do this? Three of the four from ATL all have to have been different aircraft due to the time, and one was from DTW, at the same time of the 3 morning Delta's. Do they simply downgrade another flight?
Anyway, the convention people start leaving Thursday PM and Friday AM, so some subs will be there again.