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by southwest1675
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

There's a brand new Spirit 320 NEO at Smyrna. Wonder what it's doing there. Still has the french registration.

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by southwest1675
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I took a BHM-BNA-RDU flight way back in January, 2009. I have no memory of how full the flight was. I seem to also have a memory of a BHM-SDF flight around the same time. I’m sure that was related to the Wright Amendment. WN indeed had BHM-SDF, but I seem to recall those flights generally came from...

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by southwest1675
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

As long as oil prices remain rock bottom (who knows how long this will last), really short routes from BNA like MEM, LIT, BHM and SDF might be viable; WN recently announced the resumption of SDF-ATL so SDF-BNA might be less likely for the time being. While WN previously served BHM nonstop from BNA,...

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by southwest1675
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

gsg013 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
reednavy wrote:
What else really should/could WN do at this stage?


Add service to LIT, BHM, CVG, BDL, IND, and PBI. Potentially even MEM...


PBI now that's a route I can get behind!!


They flew it back in the early 2000s I believe.

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by southwest1675
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

If bna doesn’t get mia, it would signal to me that bna is not as important to wn as I think it is. Agreed, and it would dumbfound me beyond comprehension. BNA should be as important as DEN going forward for WN. If they don’t start taking BNA more seriously, NK and B6 should be looking hard to grow ...

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by southwest1675
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Word on the street is that BNA will be one of the launch cities for WN’s new MIA service. We’ll see. I honestly wouldn’t rule PSP out. Seasonally at least.

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by southwest1675
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
Has anyone been to the airport since the split into two terminals? How much of a disaster is it?


TSA agents I know have already said people don’t know how to read signs.

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by southwest1675
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Am I seeing AA won’t have BNA-NYC service this fall?

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by southwest1675
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15223

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

I wish DL would do retro/historic liveries.

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by southwest1675
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Jshank83 wrote:
Speaking of all this AA talk.

AA starting PHX-BNA November - April 4.

4x weekly Th-Sun


It finally happened.

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by southwest1675
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Apparently BNA got pretty busy late last night and early this morning when MEM had a thunderstorm blow across the field. I counted at least 5 diversions from MEM to BNA and I may have missed a couple more. At about 1:20 a.m. I heard an airplane come over my house and it sounded like a heavy so of c...

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by southwest1675
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

But AA also knows if you give up gates at BNA.. you will never get them back..lol AA will need to shed costs, and with a reduced schedule and upgauging, they won't need 8 gates anymore. Dare I say it...... but IMO, none of the US3 will need more than 6 gates at BNA once this is all said and done. T...

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by southwest1675
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

With BNA splitting in two 9/1, I hope the TSA agents emphasize their ticket matches with the correct check point. A Delta passenger using the new South point wouldn’t work too well. The lobby and new IAB will probably take awhile. That was the bulk of BNA Vision. The current concourses are being mat...

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by southwest1675
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Exactly. However, they’ll need to pony up some cash (when things recover) to build more gates after the current work is done. Ehhh not necessarily. The original plan was to take 17 and 15 back after the IAB was done which would bring us to 18 gates which would allow us to run 170-180 flights a day....

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I have to say, I’m liking the new tile in Concourse C. It definitely makes the place feel bigger and more modern. The new carpet in the gate holding areas isn’t bad either. I’ll have to ask about whether the ceiling will be getting the wood treatment like the new ticketing wings. As far as future WN...

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I believe AA will be moving into the now old Southwest counter. Which is also where AA had their counter during the hub days. The plan is to split the ticketing hall and current security lanes into two while the new lobby is constructed.

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by southwest1675
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases” https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-adds-new-winter-routes-expanding-denver-nashville-bases/ Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring. Great news, but BNA isn't a ba...

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by southwest1675
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13
Replies: 71
Views: 10327

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

DLASFlyer wrote:
joeblow10 wrote:
HDN-DEN is loaded. 3x daily is what I’m seeing - wowza, that’s a lot of capacity


Delta just dropped HDN entirely.

Come on DEN-JAC! Frontier recently left Jackson, leaving no LCCs.


WN served JAC very briefly in 85-86 I believe.

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done? Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well. This downturn is likely going to push Vision 2.0 back until the 2027-2020 timeframe at the soonest. Good news is looks like BNA is one of the ...

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate. It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates. Will WN get those ...

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well. I flew out of C on August 1 and ret...

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by southwest1675
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.

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by southwest1675
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

ZazuPIT wrote:
I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually.


If they weren’t planning to return ever, IAB construction would have likely halted or been cancelled for the time being. The MNAA and airlines are constantly in talks.

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by southwest1675
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like its confirmed AA mainline ramp will return in October. Surprised this is going through considering the current crisis, but hopefully it will lead to mainline to ORD once things recover. Also, will they handle AS ground services as well now that they are joining oneworld? AA has been runn...

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by southwest1675
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

American is now using C13, C14, C15, and C17.

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by southwest1675
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Anna Aero today had an article on fastest growing airports in 2019. BNA is way up there with 80.3% increase in two-way seats over 2010. Now....well... https://www.anna.aero/2020/07/14/the-us-top-100-airports-los-angeles-seattle-fort-lauderdale-nashville-stand-out-for-growth-since-2010/ I remember 2...

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by southwest1675
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI vs. Other Options
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: CFI vs. Other Options

I’d try my luck at 135 jobs first.

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by southwest1675
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The boss man himself is in town. Gary Kelly flew in this evening. I assume he's here for the grand opening tomorrow.

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

For those who haven’t been to BNA in awhile, Concourse C is definitely a mess right now. The new tile is being installed. Farewell BNA carpet! Word in the WN break room is that Popeyes is going in Concourse D, and Chick Fil A is going where Popeyes currently is. We’ll see if that comes to fruition....

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

For those who haven’t been to BNA in awhile, Concourse C is definitely a mess right now. The new tile is being installed. Farewell BNA carpet! Word in the WN break room is that Popeyes is going in Concourse D, and Chick Fil A is going where Popeyes currently is. We’ll see if that comes to fruition....

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

What time does all the "fun" begin tomorrow or will it start tonight in a RON move to the D side? We’ll be parking RONs on D tonight. Arriving passengers will get to see the new concourse this evening. WN6547 from PHX will be the first around 8:30pm. Are they doing any media previews? I s...

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

rexchase12 wrote:
What time does all the "fun" begin tomorrow or will it start tonight in a RON move to the D side?


We’ll be parking RONs on D tonight. Arriving passengers will get to see the new concourse this evening. WN6547 from PHX will be the first around 8:30pm.

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like they'll be moving employee parking back to the no man's land that is the faircloth lane lot starting August 3rd. I'll miss you, terminal garage [emoji3531] Real ones remember when Employee Parking was where BNA Express Park is. BNA is a great airport, but the employee parking situation d...

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like they'll be moving employee parking back to the no man's land that is the faircloth lane lot starting August 3rd. I'll miss you, terminal garage [emoji3531] Real ones remember when Employee Parking was where BNA Express Park is. BNA is a great airport, but the employee parking situation d...

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by southwest1675
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Concourse D opens July 17th. Looks pretty fancy!

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by southwest1675
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 6044

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

I bet they’d be all Airbus if they were around today.

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by southwest1675
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

It took a pandemic but Delta finally is putting mainline service between Nashville and NYC, surprisingly it is JFK. Starting August 1st daily JFK on the 220. Also the schedule in general is looking much better. 7x ATL 2x SLC 2x BOS 4x MSP 4xDTW 3x LGA 2x JFK 1x LAX Did B6 ever start JFK? Wonder if ...

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by southwest1675
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5703

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Not sure if it's been mentioned in the thread, but AA also had a brief cup of coffee on BNA-LGW from summer 1994 through summer 1995 with a DC-10.


762 and MD-11s would sometimes operate the route.

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by southwest1675
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone wanna have a get together on top of P6 on opening day? I'll bring chips, lol Supposed to have 150 flights in the fall, so the evening rush will be a hoot. Every gate filled, with 3 sitting out by the pad waiting for their gate to open. These wing walkers are really gonna have to contribute n...

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by southwest1675
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Right now I'm hearing it will be controlled by WN ops, NOT the airport. This should be absolutely thrilling. After running through the test fitments, the lead in lines for D1 and D6 are going to be removed due to excessive tail drift with the 800s. Quite a bit of correcting on D6 had to be done whe...

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by southwest1675
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone know if AA BNA-LAX was originally 3x daily? I'm seeing it 3x Thu, Fri, Sat starting in October, and 3x daily starting in April. Is that new? It was 3x daily for many times during the year, with fluctuations down to 2x daily during slower points in the calendar year. It's a highly competitive...

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by southwest1675
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an airplane. Bring the popcorn! Right now I'm hearing it will be controlled by WN ops, NOT the airport. This should be absolutely thr...

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by southwest1675
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

At the airport today for my first flight during the pandemic. Let me confirm the sentiment that getting as much construction as possible done while passenger counts are low is the right move. I can’t imagine this place right now with normal summer passenger counts. Opening D will help some, though ...

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by southwest1675
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an...

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by southwest1675
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an airplane. Bring the popcorn! I was with the ELDP program they had a DAL in 2016 and they taught me how to push planes in the zone ...

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by southwest1675
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an...

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by southwest1675
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Mac289 wrote:
Southwest went through the test fitment process for all gates on the D Concourse tonight. Pushes will be interesting to say the least.


I saw they’re doing 180s off gates 4 and 7.

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by southwest1675
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The current terminal exterior is getting painted gray as of now to match the exterior color of Concourse D. Farewell White. Gates C4 and C7 got a fresh coat. Have they formally decommissioned the gates that are in the way of the new IAB and moved the airlines around yet? C2, C3, B1, B2 are decommis...

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by southwest1675
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99027

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The current terminal exterior is getting painted gray as of now to match the exterior color of Concourse D. Farewell White. Gates C4 and C7 got a fresh coat.

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