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by reednavy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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 here when the recovery happens. What else really should/could WN do at this stage? When demand reco...

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by reednavy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

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. 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 com...

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by reednavy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245498

Re: AA Adds Routes Including CUN-CMH/IND, MIA-MKE/PWM/ROC, JFK-SJD and more

AA is adding seasonal PHX-BNA/TUL/BIL/BIS from November-April, Full list of all routes https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-warm-weather-winter-routes/ Interesting that BNA finally gets the much-debated PHX nonstop. The One Mile article says 4x daily, though I would assume that is a typo th...

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by reednavy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 809
Views: 84439

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

New route, even though it is short lived at the moment. ‪Starting July 26th WN will run a daily nonstop from STL-ORF. Currenty schedule to run til August 10th. ‬ Adding ORF is always a pretty decent deal since it should do pretty well given the major military & related contractors/business pres...

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

There are some more routes that could be added by NK out of BNA such as BNA-BOS, BNA-ORD, BNA-DFW, BNA-DTW, BNA-IAH, and BNA-MYR once demand for domestic air travel returns with BNA being a major leisure destination. NK needs to become more established at BNA in order to try to go over the big hous...

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by reednavy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

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 reednavy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10185

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

dstblj52 wrote:
Looks like Deltas building up of a charter business that wasn't wildly profitable is paying off right now at least.

There as an A350 that came from and went back to DTW from Pope AAF (POB) last night. It was quite a sight to see that suddenly above the treeline here at Fort Bragg.

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

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.

Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident.

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 2964

Re: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations

From what developments, Reunion and Green Valley Ranch? It's bullshit and don't live near an airport!

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10185

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

A couple of questions come to mind: Why does the US Dept of Defense use Delta, a private company, to transport government employees? Don't the Feds have contracts with charter or other operators to fly troops? Are there particular advantages to using the A350 for these routes? Delta offers charters...

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by reednavy
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Well, here are some nuggets about how much the international upgrades are costing: Incredibly, BNA spent $8.2 million just to upgrade the existing interim IAB to support the LHR flight through 2023. See https://bnavisionnashville.com/site/web/assets/2019/08/Interim-IAB-Fact-Sheet-July-2019.pdf. So ...

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The biggest issue is that the tier-system is HIGHLY subjective. The 2018 GaWC list puts Nashville in the "Gamma -" category, for instance, which is a notch lower than St. Louis, a "Gamma". In terms of international name recognition, Nashville is easily way up there because of its...

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Airlines could certainly route flyers through costal gateways to Europe and Asia, but business flyers and high income individuals (both of which Nashville has an increasing number of) are willing to pay a premium for direct flights. If there’s money to be made at BNA, airlines will launch flights h...

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Calling Nashville a "third-tier" city is pretty comical and completely invalidates your argument. The city is a booming business city and has long-cemented itself as a tourism destination that continues to grow its int'l side. BNA is planning for a better future and more int'l flights that...

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by reednavy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

BA scheduled to return to BNA and other peer markets August 1st. We'll see if that sticks. Conflicting info on our end, I was told that MNAA isn't planning on them returning and is even asking DNATA to clear out. WestJet is supposedly waiting for gates to go to common use before they come back. Big...

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by reednavy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like United is coming back to almost near, if not, full capacity on July 6th at BNA. Apparently the same can be said for STL as well from what I'm seeing loaded up.

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by reednavy
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I do wonder if AC doing BNA-YUL will just have to wait until next year. There's been no article saying it's been rescinded but also no update, nor loaded in their system.

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by reednavy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

skitchie wrote:
I saw United and Spirit coming but not Frontier! That one was a curve ball. Maybe they'll be leaving B12 and giving it to Allegiant?

I think I see JetBlue & Sun Country as well in the new ticketing area.

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by reednavy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Mainline AA ramp got approved last night. A plus for AA's operation in Nashville. Who knows when they'll start hiring though.... I'd imagine not towards the latter half of the year, at best, at this point. I think once it all settles down and things begin to get back to normal, we'll see some upgau...

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by reednavy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245498

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Yes, yes it does make sense.

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by reednavy
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I doubt we’ll see anything from AA though, their mainline planes are too big and they don’t care about NYC anymore. AA cares very much about LGA. The business travelers who use their Eagle flights BNA-LGA prefer frequency over upgauging. I'm one of them. The 175 is a nice ride. Especially if you ca...

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by reednavy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

WN will continue to build at BNA, but becoming a fortress hub won’t happen. They can’t snatch up THAT massive a percentage of over all traffic at the airport with the number of carriers and continued additional competition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk They already have a majority marketshare...

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by reednavy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

WN will continue to build at BNA, but becoming a fortress hub won’t happen. They can’t snatch up THAT massive a percentage of over all traffic at the airport with the number of carriers and continued additional competition.


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by reednavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

If true, I wouldn't doubt some announcements from AA soon for potential upgauging and more routes, like PHX or BOS.

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by reednavy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8375

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

southwest1675 wrote:
Mainline AA ramp is coming back to BNA. Which means they could handle more mainline flights. Envoy handles the ramp now, but there is a limit per contract that says how many mainline flights they can handle.

Hopefully that gets done and ratified ASAP to get their game at BNA back into play.

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by reednavy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 809
Views: 84439

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

If they keep things as is, but reopen/reconnect the two terminals, how would you potentially go about doing the check-in & baggage process, particularly with WN. T2, especially during Spring Break and summer peaks, is a royal pain in the a**. Surely they could find a way to have check-in options...

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by reednavy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

If that contract does get ratified and comes to be at BNA, I except some hefty upgauging and potentially more destinations, such as BOS and PHX.

I honestly would not be surprised if AA got a bit aggressive to retain and potentially grow their FF base here.

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by reednavy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

So to summarize AA at BNA: -Frequency over capacity is the key to ORD, given competition and it being heavy business traffic. -There is not enough substantial O&D pull for AA to launch service to PHX, which is fine. -Envoy has the contract at BNA and that dictates how many mainline aircraft are ...

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by reednavy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99042

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Flying home today on BOS-LGA-BNA, flight was delayed and was talking to some AA employees about missing my connection. And one made a comment about there being talk about a potential direct BOS flight on AA. Of course I don’t work at AA and I haven’t heard about this potential route so if anyone ha...

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by reednavy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12808

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

NK could & should jump into STL and be quite aggressive to compete against WN here, which I would enjoy to see. More competition is good and for a former hub at half the number of travelers from the start of the 2000s, this would be advantageous to get them in to STL.

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by reednavy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217576

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Hopefully it’s the somewhat “final” say in the argument and airlines will start to look into STL again.


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by reednavy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m curious, does anyone know if DL or AA is the second largest airline at BNA? I know DL is larger by mainline, but including regional jets, which one carries more passengers? Check the Wikipedia page for the airport. I’ve updated it before and Delta was 2nd, and has been for a little while. Sent ...

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by reednavy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Some remember when AA was trying to cut BNA-LAX about 15 years ago. The folks on Music Row complained saying they wanted first class, and weren't gonna fly Southwest. Now here we are today with 3x daily with two of those being 321s. Yeah I noticed that they're using A321's to CLT, MIA and DFW now. ...

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by reednavy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Country really needs to figure out what the hell they want to be as an airline. They're almost as indecisive as Frontier it seems and their business model makes as much sense as Alaska's pulling back from everywhere east of the Rockies it seems.

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by reednavy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Spirit adds AUS-BNA. Prior announced: BNA to BWI, LAS, FLL, MSY, MCO, TPA Is Spirit picking a fight with WN at BNA? Apparently, and allegedly DL if you believe the "focus city" labeling. I guess it's one way to be very aggressive in entering a new market. AUS is a surprising add because I...

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by reednavy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Spirit to announce additional routes from BNA on Thursday https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/10/08/nashville-airport-debuts-spirit-airlines-flights-week/3907615002/ I'd hedge bets on DTW, DFW, ORD, & maybe even CUN. It seems they're going to get aggressive from the jump, and why not?

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by reednavy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't know what the business strategy is for AS, but they're terrible at trying to grow outside of their original home turf of the west coast.

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by reednavy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199985

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: 1593
Views: 199985

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: 1593
Views: 199985

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: 606
Views: 102466

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: 1593
Views: 199985

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: 1593
Views: 199985

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: 1494
Views: 217576

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: 6785

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: 1593
Views: 199985

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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