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by reednavy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The budget to construct a new crosswind runway east of the airport would be absolutely insane because of the residential development in the Smith Springs/Priest Lake area that would have to be purchased. That alone would probably cost over $1bil in land acquisition, and that's likely being conservat...

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by reednavy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
I wonder if that 5th runway will ever come into fruition.

I'd say with the eventual extension of 20R/2L, I'd say BNA is pretty well taken care of for runways for at least the next 20 years or so.

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by reednavy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

They also have very large expansion plans for DEN, saying this week they want to add 100 flights with 16 new gates. With DAL and MDW constrained for growth, they are looking at new options for growth. The new gates in DEN will not be open until the end of 2020, and it is not known if Southwest will...

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by reednavy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 414
Views: 52203

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The DAL cuts are shocking to me. Thought DAL has been flourishing post WA. JAX/OKC/SFO gone permanently. BOS/CHS/CLE/CRP/DTW/HRL/PDX/PHL/SEA/SNA gone seasonally. OKC is just a big shock to me. I worked for WN at DAL as a supervisor and all the OKC flights were usually 2/3 full and heavy on business...

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by reednavy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

So if the airline actually defines BNA as a "focus city" but the operational "does not meet the definition", it shouldn't be? That makes no sense. This was probably the same idiot that kept insisting on NOT having DFW listed under American Eagle service as a CRJ7 was being used t...

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by reednavy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe its a signal AA may actually do something to get more capacity and such to BNA? Surely the Envoy contract is up soon, renegotiated, or something, because there's no excuse for their lack of action besides adding some capacity on a couple routes, namely CLT and PHL.

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by reednavy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1152
Views: 137316

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Southwest is going to be sidelined longer than many think and the growth at STL on their front is headed into a doldrum. Numbers like these are without a doubt attractive to Spirit. They have planes that need somewhere to go. It just seems to be a matter of when, not if, Spirit comes into S...

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by reednavy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6106

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

When it's abundantly clear a person does not understand ATC and the multiple layers that go into these decisions. Either that or just a blowhard troll.

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by reednavy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Bluegrass60 wrote:
Aw come on...everyone knows Nashville O&D fills all those seats...

No doubt Amazon Prime will fly multiple times between BNA and Amazon's hubs at CVG and Ft. Worth Alliance because it just makes sense.....


And you sit up I-65 just sounding bitter all the time...

So what's good?

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by reednavy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

In the terminal expansion proposals, are those remote gates that are proposed or is that space for plane parking? That is RON space, which BNA is also short of right now. American airports, with a few exceptions, don't really seem to be all that keen on hardstand gates. I'm really curious to know w...

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by reednavy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Just more airline employee talk, but apparently B6 will be announcing MCO and JFK from BNA soon. I wouldn't doubt it to be true at all. JFK would be a return, and hopefully better in performance. I wouldn't be shocked to see Delta upgauge to mainline in retaliation and to maybe cement the new "...

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by reednavy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 69299

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Apparently there's been damage done at KDAL due to severe storms, max gust of 62kts taken by the ASOS on field. Southwest hangars reportedly have door and roof damage, and also one of their large billboards on Mockingbird toppled onto a Chevron station.

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Reednavy - because all the BNA cheerleaders accept as fact that all 16M annual passengers at BNA are O&D. The facts would suggest otherwise. BNA had 8M total PAX in 2011. That 8M included 12%+ connecting pax (mostly WN). WN has since increased their operations by @40-50 flights/day...Nashville ...

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey Lexy - WN would not be flying 129-140 daily departures without significant connecting traffic. BNA has 32k departing seats/day and a CSA population of 2.1M. To fill all those seats that means everyone in the CSA needs to take 5.5 departing flights every year...... Business + Tourism/Conventions...

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by reednavy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1152
Views: 137316

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I do wonder if/when B6 will enter the market. If they were truly wanting to get more foothold in the middle of the country, STL would be a great opportunity for a potential focus operation, granted going toe-to-toe with WN would be a heavy undertaking.

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by reednavy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Once that Envoy contract is up, hopefully soon, I can see AA really increasing capacity and without a doubt adding PHX.

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by reednavy
Mon May 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42036

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

No idea what the Tower told them regarding the winds (and gusts if active) at the time of landing. From calcs. for estimated loading including fuel from route and altitude and winds aloft the estimated Vref30 speed would be approximately 141-142 Kn. The closest METARs to the landing time notes (fro...

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by reednavy
Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd love to know when that contract is up and/or if American could terminate it because it's quite obvious it's hindering their growth.

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by reednavy
Fri May 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 753
Views: 89328

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I only see 15 empty seats on the BTV-ORD segment today. The 739 is alot larger than a 319. Looks like there was a need for extra seats, so it kind of worked out today. UA was not flying any mainline to BTV in April, and I don't think May is that much better for traffic, so maybe there is a frequenc...

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by reednavy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened to the all mainline schedule on BNA-DFW. It seems they’ve reduced the frequency to 7x daily and are now running a CR7 permanently on the last departure. It looks to go back all mainline in the warmer months coming up. Someone that previously amended the wikipedia page actually said to...

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by reednavy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1106
Views: 117892

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

BA's 789 is on its way in to kick off daily service. Exciting times as always for this booming place.

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