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by finnishway
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4246

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Airlines flying longhaul don’t make money from economy class. Thats why low cost long haul is hard to make profitable. Competition is hard and business passengers want frequency and premium economy/business class. Patently not true. If this is/was the case no airlines would have long haul economy c...

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by finnishway
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4246

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. Jetstar has been doing low cost longhaul for over 10 years now... Scoot seems to work as well. The Ryan Air chief repeatedly said he was looking into it and turned...

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by finnishway
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4246

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Airlines flying longhaul don’t make money from economy class. Thats why low cost long haul is hard to make profitable. Competition is hard and business passengers want frequency and premium economy/business class.

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by finnishway
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11523

Re: France to charge aviation tax

How long will it take for Ryanair to start saying they will be cutting routes from France?

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by finnishway
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11793

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

LOT Polish (as per their Facebook) to start WAW-PKX on 28th October, 4x weekly (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat), on top of their existing WAW-PEK connection. So even slightly before AY. Interesting, because LOT is part of Star Alliance. I thought Star Alliance airlines wouldn’t move to PKX. Maybe Beijing will ...

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by finnishway
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36813

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Tell me more about this scope clause at BA. I tought it was used only in the US.

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by finnishway
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11793

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

That Russia should impose a quota even on overflight frequencies looks strange to me. They do this to protect SU that is also doing Europe-Asia transit business in competition against AY? Last I checked, Russia was a sovereign nation, and not a participant in the International Air Services Transit ...

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by finnishway
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7279

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

Maybe they just should follow Eurowings and give up longhaul and focus on shorthaul. Better to make airline financially stable and not go out of business when oil prices go up and next depression hits.

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by finnishway
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12688

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

Will be interesting to see how long they will keep B747-800I.

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by finnishway
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

If there are enough (premium) passengers to fill A321 but not A330 then you'd better fly A321. If there were enough passengers to fill A380 they would get those (cheaply). But as far as I know AY has no A321XLR in order and will be late to get delivery slots within 5 years. (Their silence may hint ...

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by finnishway
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

I would rather say more Chinese frequencies with a321xlr. Not going to happen. This has been discussed earlier in a few other threads. Russian overfly rights cost same for A321XLR and A350. Because the price is same for every aircraft they will fly more passengers on a bigger plane rather than smal...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

I would rather say more Chinese frequencies with a321xlr. Not going to happen. This has been discussed earlier in a few other threads. Russian overfly rights cost same for A321XLR and A350. Because the price is same for every aircraft they will fly more passengers on a bigger plane rather than smal...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

AY will start Sapporo next winter. Busan is something they are considering currently. But AY just can't start whatever route they want to. Its all about agreements between Finland and the other nation. In many cases they also need Russian overfly rights. These destinations in China are allowed at th...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12688

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

What will happen to their longhaul flights from DUS? Will Lufthansa continue to operate them under their own brand?

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by finnishway
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123974

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

i would expect some order of the xlr from AY, SK, and why not TP and maybe even BT that could be positioned to be a small hub in the baltics. of course these orders can happen anytime during the year. AY defintely not announcing anything at PAS 2019. Now that Airbus launched A321 XLR officially the...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

Maybe they should close Eurowings and focus on their core market (business PAX, long-haul, connections). Yup and let easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air expand and get their passengers? They just annouced some time ago that this year they try to make everything that Eurowings will be profitable next year...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 917
Views: 94016

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

This news was published a little over a month ago in Finnish media (behind paywall). AY is looking for more routes in the USA together with their partner airlines says their USA country manager. They are very happy with San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the most interesting part of the news was tha...

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by finnishway
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123974

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I can see Finnair and SAS order some A321XLR for Asia routes. Finnair will most likely order A321XLR and they are interested in it, but not for their Asia routes. Just a few weeks ago AY's CEO said in the Finnish media that using narrowbody aircraft on the routes to China for example is not smart t...

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by finnishway
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

Not surprise at all and just a matter of time this happens. It will not be the last airline to go out of business this year.

Slovenian market is small and Adria can easily be replaced with LCCs.

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by finnishway
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9698

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Some of you may remember that Finnair planned to start flying to Svalbard, Norway in 2016. They announced the route and started selling tickets. Then Norway denied Finnair to operate that route, because it wasn't part of the air traffic agreement between Norway and Finland. Nowadays Svalbard doesn't...

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by finnishway
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

The list of airlines that could buy/convert to A321XLR keeps growing, It could be more than 3-4. Mentioned are: - Airasia - Jetblue - AA - MEA - United - IAG - Indigo - Azul - Air Malta - LEVEL - Lufthansa Group - Icelandair - Wizz Air I remember A spread NEO's out over the week the 321xlr seems to...

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by finnishway
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9698

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

I know aviation is a tough business, but this complaining and lobbying against competition isn't part of free market economy.

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by finnishway
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8768

Re: European LCC

The US can't be used as the precedent for everything. What they did over there was crazy, such consolidation would never be tolerated in Europe. The US development of consolidation isn't being mirrored in other parts of the world either. Also worth noting that Europeans travel more and the continen...

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by finnishway
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8768

Re: European LCC

What makes you think so? Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the precedent for everything. What they did over ther...

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by finnishway
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8768

Re: European LCC

Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation. What makes you think so? Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. https://www.google.fi/amp/s/ww...

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by finnishway
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8768

Re: European LCC

Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation. Volotea for example will soon be bought by larger LCC. Just a matter of time.

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by finnishway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154650

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Who will pick up the slack besides Icelandair? They are light on aircraft, so it won't be easy for them. WOW showed that a few markets can support more capacity. I think certain U.S. cities could support service to KEF like 3x weekly with that as the destination. Some places have the O & D to m...

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by finnishway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154650

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Could some European lcc establish base in KEF? Ryanair? Wizz? Why? They can cover all European flying from their existing European mainland stations. Wizz for example already flies to 11 destinations from KEF. Wow might have gone bankrupt, but that doesn’t mean that some of their operations would h...

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by finnishway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154650

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Could some European lcc establish base in KEF? Ryanair? Wizz?

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by finnishway
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7229

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Not so surprised. Some smalle regional airports will grow and especially A220 can change things. I think Moxy will surprise us in the near future.

In my opinion HVN and FTW will get a lot of new routes for example.

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by finnishway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12898

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

I thought Finnair need the range on some routes to East Asia especially when considering airspace regulations? Finland has probably best relationship in EU with Russia so Finnair doesn’t have any problems flying in Russian airspace and that is the airspace you need to cross flying east. Norwegian o...

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by finnishway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12898

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

I’m guessing Airbus simply offered the better deal. Finnair was an A350 customer before it became the XWB (basically what the A330neo is today), so I’m guessing they got a screaming deal on the XWB. This is the correct answer. This topic was discussed in the Finnish media years ago. Finnair simply ...

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by finnishway
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32812

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I wouldn't be surprised even if BA started summer seasonal flights to Maine.

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by finnishway
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32812

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I think there will be more new cities with surprises from BA. Columbus is in the middle of Ohio within driving distance from Cleveland and Cincinnati. Flights to Columbus would basically serve the whole state of Ohio. There has been news earlier that Columbus has been on BA's list of possible new de...

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by finnishway
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 4237

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

How about

KPWN
KMHT
KALB
KPSM
KISP

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by finnishway
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43109

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Nobody answered me, so I ask again.

Does this apply also to CS300?

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by finnishway
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43109

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

So this applies now to both CS100 and CS300?

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by finnishway
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7792

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Could this be the perfect aircraft for HLE?

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by finnishway
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7628

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

A wild guess but perhaps it’s because BA hasn’t been doing so well in customer service. Mind you lots of Asia traffic originates from London. The geography and short connection time make it a very competitive option to non stop. Well BA is behind Lufthansa and KLM in the Asian traffic also. Until t...

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by finnishway
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7628

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

To add, AY has taken huge risks: they have most of their eggs in one basket. If the Asian traffic is halted for any reason, like politics barring the overflight rights, Finnair is belly up immediately. Government bailout might be allowed only if the problems are due to EU countermeasures. Not very ...

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by finnishway
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7628

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

There has been a lot of hard decisions made in past years. AY has gone through many cost cutting programs and they have worked. But it hasn't been easy. People working at Finnair, especially pilots and cabin crew have high salary compared to many other airlines. So this success has defenitely had an...

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by finnishway
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54078

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

What will airlines do with their planes? Planes cost millions so I doubt airlines don't want to take risks. Do they fly planes out of Florida and store as many of them as possible to hangars?

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by finnishway
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 4415

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

There was a rumour about this on this forum not so long time ago. It won't happen this year, but maybe next.

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by finnishway
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Orion project may get canceled
Replies: 61
Views: 10634

Re: Orion project may get canceled

This is bull****.

First Project Constellation was cancelled now maybe Orion. They are definitely not going forward in NASA.

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by finnishway
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 31483

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

This was only a matter of time.

I just hope it will be much cheaper than with stopovers.

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by finnishway
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?
Replies: 24
Views: 3636

Re: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?

British Antarctic Survey
Voyageur Airways

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by finnishway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 18582

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

airport/private incentives that could be offered. IND is offering up to 400k for 24 months incentive deal for this kind of service. Its money yes, but still not nearly as much as other airports have paid or are ready to pay for TATL flights. Cleveland has offered similar kind of deal, Cincinnati ev...

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by finnishway
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 18582

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

You have to remember that its not just about Nashville. There is over 6 million people living in Tennessee and from the neighbouring states only Georgia and Nort Carolina have TATL flights to Europe. So there are millions of potential passengers near Tennessee. Nashville is also in great location, b...

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by finnishway
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 18582

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Let me ask this question because it is going over my head (no pun intended)... Why would anyone WANT to start Europe to BNA? I mean we are talking Nashville TENNESSEE right? What is the appeal? As far as I know, Nashville's only real claim to fame is being the Country Music capitol of the world whi...

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