Rjh3h wrote:miguel0881 wrote:southwest1675 wrote:
They’ll be multi use gates as well. Bottom level will handle international services, top floor will handle domestic departures. The BA flight was actually one of their best performing routes, with the 787-10 daily upgauge this summer before COVID. There was speculation DL was gonna add CDG as well. It’s built for the future of BNA. In the coming years we’ll see flights to Mexico and even Japan I bet.
Doubtful. That traffic can easily route through DFW, ORD, ATL, IAH, IAD and a host of other places. And if BNA was such a great performer for BA, why did they drop it during the pandemic? BA has continued to provide pax and/or cargo service to a number of North American markets, but BNA is not one of those. There's no need for it when they can so easily route pax through ORD with their alliance partner AA, just as they did for the last 20 years. Anyway, BA is hanging on by a thread right now and will not be looking to take any risks for many years. It was an interesting but short lived experiment.
Well, as a reminder in case you forgot, we are still in a pandemic and most countries have restricted travel between one another (I.e. the US and U.K. are restricting travel and instituting mandatory quarantines between one another). Further, there are only limited airports that allow international travel into the US, and of course BNA is not one of those (neither is AUS, BWI, RDU, etc.). Lastly, as most of us have done (can’t speak for you) we’ve been in quarantine-not sure this is the best time to be going to London/Europe or Nashville (for the Europeans) when things are mostly closed and also most companies have paused any sort of travel for the time being.
I will add that I have taken this flight several times over the last couple of year and it’s been absolutely filled both ways, so I am curious what your basis is for saying that it has been permanently “dropped”?
There’s nothing wrong with planning for the future. These things take time to build and develop and don't spring up overnight. The IAB won’t be done for at least two more years. Let’s all hope we are back to where we were a year ago by then. Sounds like if you were in charge, we’d still be utilizing the old airport terminal that was off of Briley...
I'm not picking on BNA by any means, but the thought of constructing an elaborate IAB for a city that does not currently have a single international flight just seems to be the height of absurdity. And even if BNA gets back to where it was a year ago, as you say, that's still only ONE intercontinental flight and the occasional CUN flight in the winter, not counting the handful of Canadian pre-clearance flights! So who is going to use that facility? You weren’t getting a CDG or NRT flight pre-pandemic, and you’re certainly not getting one now. Plus, WN sends all of its Latin America and Caribbean traffic through FLL (which just recently got its own WN CBP facility) and HOU. Hardly seems worth the investment for BNA. I understand the BA flight did relatively well for the very short time it ran, but it's still expensive for any airline to fund a station for a single flight without onward connections when the cost savings are so much better at ORD and DFW. So yes, this is the very definition of a frivolous prestige project!