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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
dstblj52 wrote:Looks like Deltas building up of a charter business that wasn't wildly profitable is paying off right now at least.
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.
From what developments, Reunion and Green Valley Ranch? It's bullshit and don't live near an airport!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Nice to see more frequency added to ECP by both AA & WN.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
May be a hint of better news.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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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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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.....