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by HeyHey
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112715

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.

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by HeyHey
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112715

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

It also looked like that 747 missed it initial approach. I noticed it circling around over I-65 north of Downtown this morning and thought it was odd. I pulled up flight radar and noticed that it had to go around after apparently missing its landing approach. At least, that’s what my non-pilot think...

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by HeyHey
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112715

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I think it all depends on WN's strategy going forward. BNA will clearly be a focus for them going forward. However, will they view this slowdown as a way to buy time at MDW and BWI and continue to build them to where they were in February, or will they see that MDW was probably too crunched on space...

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by HeyHey
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22745

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

I am originally from the Paducah area, and I still have family in the area. From 2005-2009 I flew into PAH several times through MEM. I would usually fly DTW-MEM-PAH, but I've also flown TOL-DTW-MEM-PAH on a couple occasions. Either way, it was always on NW on a Saab-340. I never flew through STL on...

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by HeyHey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 333
Views: 53962

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

The new seasonal routes to Nashville International Airport (BNA) include: BZN, FSD, ORF, PIT, PIA, TUL, FAR, FNT, GSO BNA isn't the leisure attraction MCO is, nor NYC or LAX. I don't see how they can make BZN, FSD or FAR work, even with low frequency. GSO-BNA strikes me as a route to drive by the t...

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by HeyHey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112715

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I was just recently wishing for a nonstop to BZN, Idaho Falls, or Jackson Hole. We have a ski trip there soon and return flights were really difficult to find back into BNA at a reasonable hour. We ended up choosing to fly into SLC and drive up. Between skiing in the winter and Yellowstone in the su...

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by HeyHey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Is NK slow to update their prices? I was hoping to take advantage of their entrance into BNA to grab some really good fares for the spring, but so far the ticket prices are significantly more expensive than WN or the legacies. $490 RT to EWR, $551 to LAX, $630 to AUS, all before any add on fees are ...

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by HeyHey
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Those numbers also give us a look into the percentage of total passengers who are connecting vs O&D which has been a topic on here previously. They state in the press release that 22,000 passengers are screened on a typical day which is a surrogate for Originating departures. I'll assume that is...

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by HeyHey
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

"OKC to DAL = 206 miles; SDF-BNA = 175 miles. The OKC route and others would not exist without the connections available at BNA via WN; there is not sufficient O&D today; it may grow but it would take a long time to support route with O&D alone. Am sure will get flamed from the fanboys...

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by HeyHey
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

To compare:

June 2018 - 1,460,525
June 2019 - 1,676,386
+215,861 year over year for June in absolute numbers
+14.8% year over year for June on a percentage basis

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by HeyHey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I know diversions aren't all that uncommon at BNA, but the number of airports that took BNA's diversions tonight seemed impressive. SDF, EVV, LEX, TYS, MEM, HSV, and BHM all took diversions from BNA. Does anyone know why they would choose a place like EVV over SDF or fly all the way to BHM instead o...

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by HeyHey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

HeyHey wrote:
Did BNA lose its F9 flight to VPS? That route was added in summer 2018, but I no longer see it on the allegiant website when I was looking for prices to fly to Destin. I hadn't seen any mention of it on here, so I'm afraid it may have gotten axed.


Oops. Meant G4.

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by HeyHey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Did BNA lose its F9 flight to VPS? That route was added in summer 2018, but I no longer see it on the allegiant website when I was looking for prices to fly to Destin. I hadn't seen any mention of it on here, so I'm afraid it may have gotten axed.

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by HeyHey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The 1.66 million passengers through BNA in May represents a ~17% increase compared to May, 2018. There were 1.418 million who passed through BNA last year during May. The growth continues and hasn't seen a slowdown yet. Assuming the national economy doesn't tank I think it is safe to say BNA will ha...

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by HeyHey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like everything is 1x daily each way. Pulled dates and times from November: BNA - LAS: 9:45PM - 11:35PM LAS - BNA: 11:50PM - 5:20AM BNA - MCO: 1:20PM - 4:20PM MCO - BNA: 7:55PM - 8:50PM BNA - MSY: 9:10AM - 10:35AM MSY - BNA: 12:05PM - 1:30PM BNA - BWI: 8:35PM - 11:15PM BWI - BNA: 7:30AM - 8...

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by HeyHey
Wed May 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

"Hey Hey - thanks for the population link. Drawing a 161 KM (100 Miles) circle around various cities yields: CVG 8.5M CMH 7M RDU 6.1M IND 5.8M AUS 5.7M SDF 5.5M STL 4M BNA 3.9M MEM 2.7M In terms of Annual Passengers: BNA 16M/Focus WN AUS 16M/Focus WN STL 16M/Focus WN RDU 13M/Focus DL IND 9.4M ...

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by HeyHey
Wed May 22, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

That is because RDU was within the range of a 752, and it was pretty successful actually. It is now on a 763 and is daily or near daily year round (I believe it may be 5x week or so in the very slow winter months). But we have to remember RDU has had TATL service since 1994 and is a bit bigger and ...

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by HeyHey
Wed May 22, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I noticed that Allegiants handful of seasonal destinations are flying at least until the first week of January. Flights must be popular. I know here in Cedar Rapids our BNA flight on Allegiant that just started is doing very well and they added a 3rd weekly flight this summer and extended flights u...

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by HeyHey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The February passenger numbers have been released. Growth continues to happen at a really fast rate. February 2018 - 1,013,376 February 2019 - 1,171,690 +15.5% Airport load factor for the month was 79.4%, down 1.1 percentage points from February of 2018. It looks like all the added 2018 capacity i...

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by HeyHey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

My family and I took SY from BNA to RSW for Spring Break. I was looking ahead to possibly returning later this summer and noticed that there are no SY flights between BNA and MCO/RSW/MSY/MIA past the first week in April. However, they appear to be beefing up the LAS/LAX/PDX schedule to 5 or 6 days p...

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by HeyHey
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Not at all and TUP goes ERJ eff. April 1. The Jetstream is being retired. As for as the comment, he is referring to load factor. "Bluegrass" has a perpetual habit of baseless negative remarks about BNA. It is expected and entertaining at the same time. Sorry...that was my poor attempt at ...

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by HeyHey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Bluegrass60 wrote:
Does anyone care that LF continues dropping....?


Is Contour dropping routes?

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by HeyHey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 203024

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

January data for passengers is out. A total of 1,177,503 passenegers travelled through BNA for the month. That compares to 1,016,892 last year, which is YoY growth of 15.8%. It’s crazy to think but 18,000,000 may very well be attainable for 2019. If growth averages 12.5% this year compared to 2018 t...

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by HeyHey
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

It reads like they are going to offer this as an inclusive (air & hotel) package from Duluth to Nashville. Maybe Nashville as a destination is at the point of offering these types of packages. I think they would be targeting areas with strong country music fans looking for a getaway over an exte...

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by HeyHey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

gsg013 wrote:
Has anyone seen anything interesting over the past few days on the ramp at BNA with the CMA awards in terms of charters or lots of Private Jet Traffic into BNA or John C. Tune?


No need to fly. They just ride in their cars for 15 minutes from their houses. :D

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by HeyHey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Not so sure for BNA. The Amazon facilities here are pretty much distribution. I just got my first 2 hour delivery Sunday. Those jobs probably aren't going to add a lot to airline traffic. Still, a nice add to the local economy. You must have missed the news. The current Amazon jobs in Nashville are...

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by HeyHey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I agree though that the effects will probably be increased leisure traveling by employees. They’re expecting another 7,500 ancillary jobs outside of amazon, though, to result from this. 12,500 good paying jobs can create a lot of air travel. And maybe more importantly, these will be high paying job...

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by HeyHey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

For a destination like SNA, I would think PDEW would be a little misleading. I assume that a large number of Orange County-bound passengers leaving from BNA are flying into LAX on a nonstop instead of having to stop somewhere. Of course, adding SNA could potentially erode some of the LAX traffic.

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by HeyHey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

"Lies, damned lies and statistics....have seen 28,800 rooms for Nashville MSA and 41,000 rooms for the Nashville region whatever that might be.... As for O&D think 10M is about right. Regardless, the major point you make I totally agree with....the more connecting traffic BNA gets the more...

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by HeyHey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Hotel rooms are actually not statistical at all. The CVB of each region keeps a roster of actual rooms, so it is a firm data point.

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by HeyHey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I would be hesitant to use any "visitor numbers" that are published. There doesn't appear to be any hard and fast rules about what constitutes a visitor. Does it include people driving in for the day? What about people visiting family? Must they spend at least one night? A better way to ga...

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by HeyHey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

"Overall, BNA traffic is 88% O&D and only 12% connecting (there you go Bluegrass60). ......88% O&D and 12% thru.....he did not say how many connecting passengers....interesting that he did not call out WN in the article...WN is by far the largest carrier at BNA....they operate a Focus ...

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by HeyHey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 182968

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Now in terms of IND-Asia, that is where things get interesting, I don't think routes like IND/BNA-Asia will be able to stand on their own without some connections on both ends. So I assume DL/AA/JL or whoever starts these routes will add connections on the US side to feed these flights. I don't thi...

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by HeyHey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

If G4 now views BNA as a destination the maybe we’ll see some additional service from them to unserved markets. 2-3x service to sizeable places which also would be heavy targets for country music tourism (Omaha, Tulsa, Des Moines, Toledo, etc) could possibly work. I would think they would be more su...

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by HeyHey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Both AUS and MSY have multiple TATL nonstop carriers. Now they do, but when BA began service they were the sole provider of TATL service. My point was that BA seems to be picking off these traditional secondary airports which lacked TATL service. I think they predicated each as a market that could ...

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by HeyHey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

With the loss of CVG, BNA will no longer have nonstop air service to every MLB city. Kind of random, and it doesn't really matter, but I can't imagine there are that many cities that can say that. I know there has been talk of WN starting BNA-IND. However, if BNA-CVG couldn't make it I don't see how...

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by HeyHey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

It is interesting seeing those LHR numbers. It finally gives us some hard data as opposed to the anecdotes that have been passed around. I was going through some dummy bookings for various nonstops from different places around the US to London, and BNA has some of the highest prices. Couple that wit...

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by HeyHey
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I’m betting on an Iceland flight since the CEO of MNAA already mentioned that. Someone mentioned Aer Lingus. I actually flew them last week from DUB to LHR before connecting to BNA. Is that a serious possibility? If so, I would love it. 7 hours to DUB nonstop would be nice. Plus, their FA uniforms a...

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by HeyHey
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Two things totally unrelated to the current conversation: 1. Did UA recently begin flying 753s into BNA from ORD? I saw UA2564 fly overhead today and it was a 753 with tail number N77865. I wasn’t aware they were flying these into bna but clearly could have missed it. 2. I was in the airport last we...

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by HeyHey
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I just couldn't help myself. "Dude....Nashville CSA has 1.9M people and BNA handles @15M passengers. Louisville CSA has 1.5M people and SDF handles @4M passengers. So Nashville CSA is 1.26 times the size of the Louisville CSA. BNA handles 3.75 times as many passengers as SDF. SDF passenger coun...

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by HeyHey
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
Didn't realize there was beef between Nashville and Louisville until now.


This seems to come up every 6-9 months.

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by HeyHey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Last year someone posted the O&D numbers for BNA as well as several peer airports. I can't find that post or thread despite searching several different ways. IIRC it was in the 11-12 million range.

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by HeyHey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Any indications of when it could be increased to daily and possibly upgauged to a 789? Nothing was said about aircraft or frequency changes, but Willie Walsh was clearly very enthusiastic about its performance. What specifically did he say? Any load factors he cited? I did take the flight recently ...

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by HeyHey
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I just took the BNA-LHR flight yesterday in premium economy/world traveller plus. It is really nice to have such easy access to Europe now. I know there has been talk of how full they are, but I wanted some actual numbers....so I just counted how many seats were empty during a trip to the lavatory. ...

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by HeyHey
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?

I like your tiered definitions. I think a further delineation could be Tier 1A (JFK, ORD, BOS) and Tier 2A (DTW, ATL, PHL) based on the prominence of O&D as a percentage of the traffic. On the US side of things, I think we'll continue to see a few more Tier 1 airports develop into Tier 2, and we...

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by HeyHey
Fri May 11, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Jshank83 wrote:

Total 101 112


Assuming nothing gets axed over the next 12 months, adding 5 daily ATL flights and 1 Sunday OKC flight would have us at 106 M-F and 118 on Sunday. If we get PDX then that could turn into 107 & 119.

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by HeyHey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 20659

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I am board certified in emergency medicine and thought I would opine about how difficult a situation such as this truly is and share some of my thoughts. I would not feel comfortable advising whether a plane should divert or not. I can advise the pilot or crew on my suspicions of a serious emergency...

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by HeyHey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 148670

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

They're preferred landing runway is 2L/20R and they will depart 31/13. However 2L/20R is scheduled to be closed for the inaugural so not sure which runway they will prefer for landing. That’s unfortunate. I was hoping it would arrival and depart on 2L/20R so that we could get some good pictures fro...

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by HeyHey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I don’t get why people are angry at the government. Because we can all see ourselves doing something similar....and it's not just with CBP. What if I forgot to claim the $5 in interest I earned from a bank account that I opened in college? What if inadvertently kept a fish that was a half inch belo...

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by HeyHey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Stories like this get my anti-government juices flowing (and I'm not an anti-government person). I don't blame Delta, and I don't blame the woman. It is often said that "ignorance isn't an excuse," but intent should (and does) matter. It is entirely reasonable to think that an apple handed...

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