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


Very exciting believe F class will be popular with music stars going too and from London and beyond.... Can anyone give a breakdown on what typical First class fares are looking like on this flight with 787-9?
 
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Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:16 pm

bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


I haven’t noticed too many delays.
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:41 pm

bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


I had a bad departure delay a few weeks back was flying private on a Thursday night they were using the crosswind runway in heavy rain and winds only 1 runway was open (about 8 PM or so) had to wait about 35 min in line to take off
 
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I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.
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I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.
That's disappointing to hear particularly because I believe BNA is a large hole in Spirit's network. If there's no new gates that they'll be able to use, the issue of constraints remains present.
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I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.
That's disappointing to hear particularly because I believe BNA is a large hole in Spirit's network. If there's no new gates that they'll be able to use, the issue of constraints remains present.


We'll see soon how the new airport will be configured. Much of BNA Vision rumblings are just speculation. NK would do well in Nashville. As stated many times before, they'd be here by now if BNA had a gate, or space for a ticket counter for them. If they really wanted to, AA would be fine losing another slice of counter space, and they could share Air Canada's low utilized gate.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:18 pm

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southwest1675 wrote:
I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.
That's disappointing to hear particularly because I believe BNA is a large hole in Spirit's network. If there's no new gates that they'll be able to use, the issue of constraints remains present.


We'll see soon how the new airport will be configured. Much of BNA Vision rumblings are just speculation. NK would do well in Nashville. As stated many times before, they'd be here by now if BNA had a gate, or space for a ticket counter for them. If they really wanted to, AA would be fine losing another slice of counter space, and they could share Air Canada's low utilized gate.


NK will be here as soon as the D/ticketing construction is done, if not sooner. There is no way MNAA simply allows WN to expand without giving room to new carriers. NK’s biggest hole is BNA, they have to be coming soon.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:21 pm

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I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.


I think the new international gates will be swing, so they’ll be available for domestic use as well. It’s nice to have maximum flexibility.

Also, I have heard two airline clubs will be built along with the new IAB. I wonder if they will be new ones or relocated Admirals and Sky Clubs. I hope one of them is a United Club.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:21 pm

I know they currently have plans to tear down the current/interim IAB, but unless they're gonna go through with a plan to eventually turn the end of A into an L shape, I think the current IAB could be converted to regular use gates. 2 extra gates is prime real estate.
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Would it be possible for all of D to be CUTE?
 
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I know they currently have plans to tear down the current/interim IAB, but unless they're gonna go through with a plan to eventually turn the end of A into an L shape, I think the current IAB could be converted to regular use gates. 2 extra gates is prime real estate.


While not set in stone, it is fairly likely they are going to demolish/rebuild all of A into a L shaped concourse with an additional 9-10 gates. This is the favored concept in the master plan.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:30 pm

As far as the current concourses go, I've heard all of the windows with that greenish hue tint or whatever will be replaced, new signs, new floors, and new ceilings will be installed to match the rest of the new airport. Also, there are supposedly plans to paint the exterior of the current terminal to a somewhat light gray. I gotta start taking some pictures of everything, since it'll all be unrecognizable by 2024. Wish more people had some pics of the AA hub era. Not too many out there.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:45 pm

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That's disappointing to hear particularly because I believe BNA is a large hole in Spirit's network. If there's no new gates that they'll be able to use, the issue of constraints remains present.


We'll see soon how the new airport will be configured. Much of BNA Vision rumblings are just speculation. NK would do well in Nashville. As stated many times before, they'd be here by now if BNA had a gate, or space for a ticket counter for them. If they really wanted to, AA would be fine losing another slice of counter space, and they could share Air Canada's low utilized gate.


NK will be here as soon as the D/ticketing construction is done, if not sooner. There is no way MNAA simply allows WN to expand without giving room to new carriers. NK’s biggest hole is BNA, they have to be coming soon.
I agree, and after seeing what they did with RDU and AUS, it's possible that NK would do a blockbuster type addition into BNA flying to EWR, BOS, BWI, MYR, MCO, FLL, RSW, TPA, & LAS to start.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:48 pm

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southwest1675 wrote:

We'll see soon how the new airport will be configured. Much of BNA Vision rumblings are just speculation. NK would do well in Nashville. As stated many times before, they'd be here by now if BNA had a gate, or space for a ticket counter for them. If they really wanted to, AA would be fine losing another slice of counter space, and they could share Air Canada's low utilized gate.


NK will be here as soon as the D/ticketing construction is done, if not sooner. There is no way MNAA simply allows WN to expand without giving room to new carriers. NK’s biggest hole is BNA, they have to be coming soon.
I agree, and after seeing what they did with RDU and AUS, it's possible that NK would do a blockbuster type addition into BNA flying to EWR, BOS, BWI, MYR, MCO, FLL, RSW, TPA, & LAS to start.


Maybe that's why they're currently sitting back. Waiting for some room to start an operation like that.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:00 pm

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Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


On the ATC side of things we’re not doing this. We don’t even have gate hold procedures. Now our staffing is absolutely horrible and at times we are denying VFR services when we are completely swamped but it’s only for a few minutes when we do have to do that. The ramp has become a nightmare in the mornings and during peak hours. I have heard that the MNAA operations office has been moved out of the old ramp tower. What that means I don’t know but I think a ramp tower will have to happen sooner rather than later. Especially with the Summer taxiway closures the ramp is going to become gridlocked!!!
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:09 pm

runner13 wrote:
bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


On the ATC side of things we’re not doing this. We don’t even have gate hold procedures. Now our staffing is absolutely horrible and at times we are denying VFR services when we are completely swamped but it’s only for a few minutes when we do have to do that. The ramp has become a nightmare in the mornings and during peak hours. I have heard that the MNAA operations office has been moved out of the old ramp tower. What that means I don’t know but I think a ramp tower will have to happen sooner rather than later. Especially with the Summer taxiway closures the ramp is going to become gridlocked!!!


Plus with the new D Concourse opening, you would think the ramp would be controlled again.
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gsg013 wrote:
bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


I had a bad departure delay a few weeks back was flying private on a Thursday night they were using the crosswind runway in heavy rain and winds only 1 runway was open (about 8 PM or so) had to wait about 35 min in line to take off


In the mornings and evenings, the airport can't operate on just one runway without delays. So when the northwest winds kick up, things get nasty. They've gotten better at sequencing aircraft lately so there are fewer missed approaches than there were 2 or 3 years ago in this configuration, but there's still plenty of holding for both departing and arriving aircraft.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:15 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
runner13 wrote:
bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


On the ATC side of things we’re not doing this. We don’t even have gate hold procedures. Now our staffing is absolutely horrible and at times we are denying VFR services when we are completely swamped but it’s only for a few minutes when we do have to do that. The ramp has become a nightmare in the mornings and during peak hours. I have heard that the MNAA operations office has been moved out of the old ramp tower. What that means I don’t know but I think a ramp tower will have to happen sooner rather than later. Especially with the Summer taxiway closures the ramp is going to become gridlocked!!!


Plus with the new D Concourse opening, you would think the ramp would be controlled again.


In my opinion they would have to. With all the 737’s tail to tail between C and D there is room for one in one out. And we can’t see that alley from the tower so we wouldn’t be able to accurately give instructions.
 
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I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.



We won't see Via Air. They can barely hold it together as is, you could argue they are on life support. And I do not see them trying to go head to head with Contour, Nashville's hometown airline. Also, Contour just took over their WV operation out of CLT.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:27 pm

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southwest1675 wrote:
I'm still wondering how the new IAB with 6 gates will be utilized. Yes, BNA is growing, but we'll never need 6 international gates. I'm thinking at least 4 will be common use, or at least possibly utilized by DL/AA since they're losing gates. With regards to new air service, the only domestic carrier we're missing is Spirit and possibly Via Air. For all we know, the MNAA might be happy with just WN dominating the domestic markets for the coming years. From reliable sources, the plan for WN is to take all of D, and possibly give back C13/14 to AA since American will be losing C2, and C3 to the new IAB. August 2020 is when WN is supposed to move into D. They're starting to pick up the pace on construction of the new Concourse D.



We won't see Via Air. They can barely hold it together as is, you could argue they are on life support. And I do not see them trying to go head to head with Contour, Nashville's hometown airline. Also, Contour just took over their WV operation out of CLT.


A Contour BNA expansion wouldn't surprise me. Like mentioned earlier, there have been rumors just of that.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:34 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
runner13 wrote:
bnatraveler wrote:
Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit". Any further thoughts/feedback?

General Departure Delays: at [BNA] Due to [ VOL:Volume ] traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 15 minutes and 29 minutes in length and increasing.


On the ATC side of things we’re not doing this. We don’t even have gate hold procedures. Now our staffing is absolutely horrible and at times we are denying VFR services when we are completely swamped but it’s only for a few minutes when we do have to do that. The ramp has become a nightmare in the mornings and during peak hours. I have heard that the MNAA operations office has been moved out of the old ramp tower. What that means I don’t know but I think a ramp tower will have to happen sooner rather than later. Especially with the Summer taxiway closures the ramp is going to become gridlocked!!!


Plus with the new D Concourse opening, you would think the ramp would be controlled again.


Even if the airport doesn't, it would behoove WN to do some ramp control, since they'll reportedly have that entire cul-de-sac.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:42 am

“Contact Southwest Ramp.”
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:13 pm

Big delay that didn't last long..

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Due to [ OTHER / OTHER ] there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving [ Nashville International Airport(BNA) ]. This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 1 hour and 38 minutes..

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The Ground Delay Program due to [ OTHER / OTHER ] to airport [ BNA ] was cancelled at [ 04/1447 Zulu ].
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:35 pm

They’re starting Concourse D demolition tonight. C4 will still be used.
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New to this thread. Haven't had an account on airliners.Net in the past 16 years. Worked at BNA from a 1986 to 2003. Have been following the Nashville thread for over a year or two. Basically signed up again because I had some questions and wanted to post some pictures that I took from September 11th 2001.
First question I will ask is does anybody know why a UPS MD-11 diverted to BNA. It was a flight from HOU to SDF a few days ago. Probably about 2:30 or 3 AM.?
 
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InopGauge wrote:
New to this thread. Haven't had an account on airliners.Net in the past 16 years. Worked at BNA from a 1986 to 2003. Have been following the Nashville thread for over a year or two. Basically signed up again because I had some questions and wanted to post some pictures that I took from September 11th 2001.
First question I will ask is does anybody know why a UPS MD-11 diverted to BNA. It was a flight from HOU to SDF a few days ago. Probably about 2:30 or 3 AM.?



Welcome!! I was wondering the same thing. I’ll see what I can find out tomorrow at work. I would love to hear stories from back in the hub days and see pics from 9/11. I look forward to your contributions.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:50 am

InopGauge wrote:
New to this thread. Haven't had an account on airliners.Net in the past 16 years. Worked at BNA from a 1986 to 2003. Have been following the Nashville thread for over a year or two. Basically signed up again because I had some questions and wanted to post some pictures that I took from September 11th 2001.
First question I will ask is does anybody know why a UPS MD-11 diverted to BNA. It was a flight from HOU to SDF a few days ago. Probably about 2:30 or 3 AM.?


Would love to see some pictures as well.
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Thanks for the welcome y'all! Please keep in mind that I am a little bit of a procrastinator but I'll get some pics up there. Kind of have to relearn this website also. The photos will probably be grainy because digital cameras we're just getting to the affordable stage and cell phones were years away from having cameras on them. But I know I love seeing photos of the Nashville Airport no matter how grainy they might be.
I'm nowhere near a professional photographer but I've got some pretty good shots of a China Airlines 747 I had just finished fueling and it was 6 hours late that day so the sun was already up by the time it was leaving which worked a lot better with my crummy camera.
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:11 pm

Some pictures of BNA on 9/11. Sorry for the poor quality.
https://ibb.co/album/kLJKQa
 
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Some pictures of BNA on 9/11. Sorry for the poor quality.
https://ibb.co/album/kLJKQa


Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Some pictures of BNA on 9/11. Sorry for the poor quality.
https://ibb.co/album/kLJKQa


Those are great! Talk about a blast of old liveries and airlines!
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:23 pm

InopGauge, do you happen to have any photos of the AA hub?
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InopGauge, do you happen to have any photos of the AA hub?


Unfortunately I don't think I do. I know I don't have any in a digital format. If smartphones would have been invented earlier I would have had a ton of them. Somewhere I have a couple of photo albums filled with pictures I took in my teens before I ever started working at the airport, including pictures I took at BNA, ATL, MCO, FLL, MIA and a few more. If I can find that photo album I'll try to pull out some good ones and see if I can get a digital picture of them. I know somewhere I've got a picture of the Concorde parked on the ramp by the old control tower.
I have video of the AA Hub in progress that was shot from the air when I took my dad up to fly with me for the first time after getting my PPL. That was shot on Super 8 film so it's not going to do as much good. LOL
 
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Here's a few more random pictures from BNA in 2001.
https://ibb.co/album/jhTQyv
 
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Here's a few more random pictures from BNA in 2001.
https://ibb.co/album/jhTQyv



Loving the pics!
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:52 pm

In my opinion, BNA TSA is the best. Friendly faces, and efficient. Haven’t seen that from TSA at other airports I’ve been to.
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In my opinion, BNA TSA is the best. Friendly faces, and efficient. Haven’t seen that from TSA at other airports I’ve been to.



I travel through a lot of airports, and I have to agree. BNA TSA has an outstanding team.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:06 am

BNA-ATL is going all B739 starting in September
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:10 am

Midwestindy wrote:
BNA-ATL is going all B739 starting in September


Is this just a filler or is this the actual schedule?

Also, is BNA-MSP going all 717 this summer?
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:57 am

Fargo wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
BNA-ATL is going all B739 starting in September


Is this just a filler or is this the actual schedule?

Also, is BNA-MSP going all 717 this summer?


Not a filler, it looks like DL is trying to beef up their ATL service
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:05 am

Midwestindy wrote:
Fargo wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
BNA-ATL is going all B739 starting in September


Is this just a filler or is this the actual schedule?

Also, is BNA-MSP going all 717 this summer?


Not a filler, it looks like DL is trying to beef up their ATL service


I see MSP going all 717 over the summer, which would put BNA at all mainline to DL hubs except JFK and LGA. Isn’t IND the same way?

Interesting to see DL expand a bit here despite being close to ATL. I wonder if one of the two airline lounges going in the new international terminal at BNA will be a bigger Sky Club?
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:00 am

Fargo wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Fargo wrote:

Is this just a filler or is this the actual schedule?

Also, is BNA-MSP going all 717 this summer?


Not a filler, it looks like DL is trying to beef up their ATL service


I see MSP going all 717 over the summer, which would put BNA at all mainline to DL hubs except JFK and LGA. Isn’t IND the same way?

Interesting to see DL expand a bit here despite being close to ATL. I wonder if one of the two airline lounges going in the new international terminal at BNA will be a bigger Sky Club?



I sure hope an expanded/renovated SC is in the works. The current setup gets *very* crammed during peak hours and reminds of a glorified doctors office waiting room.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 am

I still think DL adding BNA-CDG isn’t out of the question. It would more than likely be on a trusty old 763.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:29 am

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.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:24 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
I still think DL adding BNA-CDG isn’t out of the question. It would more than likely be on a trusty old 763.


Would prefer AMS but would be awesome for either!
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:24 pm

ATL is close by so I don’t think delta would want ATL and BNA to compete for passengers for transatlantic flights. Can BNA even support two transatlantic flights with BA already operating?
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:31 pm

Delta28L wrote:
ATL is close by so I don’t think delta would want ATL and BNA to compete for passengers for transatlantic flights. Can BNA even support two transatlantic flights with BA already operating?


Yes, or at least they will be able to in a few years. The biggest obstacle to BNA getting additional TATL service is the FIS is undersized and can’t handle multiple widebodies well (and nothing larger than a 787). BNA needs the new IAB ASAP so it can properly handle widebody planes and can process multiple flights at once better.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm

Delta28L wrote:
ATL is close by so I don’t think delta would want ATL and BNA to compete for passengers for transatlantic flights. Can BNA even support two transatlantic flights with BA already operating?


Seasonal perhaps. However as is stated, until the new IAB is complete, TATL flights will likely be limited given they all arrive and depart in roughly the same time period.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:06 pm

Fargo wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Fargo wrote:

Is this just a filler or is this the actual schedule?

Also, is BNA-MSP going all 717 this summer?


Not a filler, it looks like DL is trying to beef up their ATL service


I see MSP going all 717 over the summer, which would put BNA at all mainline to DL hubs except JFK and LGA. Isn’t IND the same way?

Interesting to see DL expand a bit here despite being close to ATL. I wonder if one of the two airline lounges going in the new international terminal at BNA will be a bigger Sky Club?


I can only wish but I would love to see some DL mainline service on BNA-NYC.. I know they are trying to keep the yields high with the RJ frequency offered. In my dreams LGA-BNA would be on the A220-100.
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