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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:20 am

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TangoCharlie123 wrote:
https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-jetblue-new-york-jfk-laguardia-slot-moves/

This article postulates B6 may takeover AA's LGA route with the new partnership between the two. Do y'all think that's something that might actually happen? I know AA's BNA-NYC routes have been on the chopping block before, but that's still a pretty significant route to hand over to B6.


I hope so. I'd rather fly B6 to NYC than AA, the regional jets the latter flies on those routes are horrible compared to B6 planes.


Are you talking about the 135s to JFK or the 175s to LGA? Because there's a BIG difference. I actually like the E-175s to LGA--Y+ was usually light loads and I could get 2 seats to myself. Don't need daytime TV for less than 2 hours.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:25 am

Getting quite the overhead show in 12 South tonight! Westbound departures staying VERY low (<4000 feet) after takeoff and flying further north than usual. Plus arrivals from the west heading north to make the eventual turn to land from the south. Looks like a small patch of weather south of the airfield they may be trying to avoid? Not quite Roaches Run @ DCA, but I'll take it!
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:06 am

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-jetblue-new-york-jfk-laguardia-slot-moves/

This article postulates B6 may takeover AA's LGA route with the new partnership between the two. Do y'all think that's something that might actually happen? I know AA's BNA-NYC routes have been on the chopping block before, but that's still a pretty significant route to hand over to B6.


At least for the LGA bound 175's, there's a Embraer maintenance facility that YX uses on occasion, so I'd reckon the only route that may go to JBU is JFK
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:20 pm

I noticed that DL may have put the A220 on the SLC-BNA flight recently... Saw one fly right over my house the other evening
 
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:28 pm

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I noticed that DL may have put the A220 on the SLC-BNA flight recently... Saw one fly right over my house the other evening


Are you sure it was on the SLC route? I’m seeing exclusively 737s on that schedule for the immediate future. I can’t imagine why they would downscale it unless it was a one-off equipment swap.
 
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:51 pm

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gsg013 wrote:
I noticed that DL may have put the A220 on the SLC-BNA flight recently... Saw one fly right over my house the other evening


Are you sure it was on the SLC route? I’m seeing exclusively 737s on that schedule for the immediate future. I can’t imagine why they would downscale it unless it was a one-off equipment swap.



DL 1248: looks to be an A220-100 arrives around 10:50 PM and then leaves the following morning as DL 1257 around 8:50 AM.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1248
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1257
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:25 pm

gsg013 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
gsg013 wrote:
I noticed that DL may have put the A220 on the SLC-BNA flight recently... Saw one fly right over my house the other evening


Are you sure it was on the SLC route? I’m seeing exclusively 737s on that schedule for the immediate future. I can’t imagine why they would downscale it unless it was a one-off equipment swap.



DL 1248: looks to be an A220-100 arrives around 10:50 PM and then leaves the following morning as DL 1257 around 8:50 AM.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1248
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1257


Well I’ll be darned
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:21 pm

Delta has been running an A220 since they restarted SLC. Next month it goes twice daily and to an A319 or B738. Not sure which one. Delta also appears to be starting LAX again next month with a B738 once daily and JFK restarts too with an A220 daily.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:50 pm

I took a day trip to MDW yesterday (loads were ~40 people on the way up and 17 on the way back) and used D on both ends. It’s very pleasant inside and will be even better once the south checkpoint opens. The ramp is a mess. Our taxi in to D5 featured lengthy sits in the penalty box, abeam C19, and abeam C23. Is WN getting C13 and 14 back post-IAB? That will take some of the pressure off.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:15 am

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I took a day trip to MDW yesterday (loads were ~40 people on the way up and 17 on the way back) and used D on both ends. It’s very pleasant inside and will be even better once the south checkpoint opens. The ramp is a mess. Our taxi in to D5 featured lengthy sits in the penalty box, abeam C19, and abeam C23. Is WN getting C13 and 14 back post-IAB? That will take some of the pressure off.



WN Ops isn't controlling the pushes as of yet, so it's basically a free for all between the gate crews with no real coordination possible. Add to that the length of time needed to do the fancy 180 pushes from D1 and C16 (And C4,C7, and C9 when they reactivate those gates), the fact that pilots have memos clearly saying the line closest to the D concourse is a strict "Taxi in" line and next to the C concourse is a "Taxi out" line, each concourse pushes to the line closest to them regardless if it's considered a "taxi out" line, and you get a recipe for long holdouts. There needs to be a pushcall system in place to send certain gates out simultaneously to certain 'dots' which are painted on the taxi in/out lines that also times when gates go, and they need to give pilots the freedom to take either line if they can get in to their gate safely past the current pushes. So if a plane is going to C18 and a plane pushed out of D4 to their stop point, the pilot cannot Taxi in, even if ample room is given on the "Taxi out" line for them to take.

Dot 51 is infront of D2. Dot 52 is around D4. Dot 53 is infront of C18 and Dot 54 is inbetween C20 and C21.

Ex: D1 goes to 'dot' 51. When they get lined up for the 180, C16 proceeds to 'dot' 53. At the same time either D4, 5, or 6 can go to 'Dot' 52. Once C16 is getting ready to begin their 180 to 'dot' 53, C20 or 21 can go to 'dot' 54.

However this depends on the people doing the 180 pushes being able to be precise and accurate... and that's not gonna happen for awhile until people get used to this AND if management ever lets us do something like that. Add to that, whoever is doing the push has to be comfortable with it, since i believe wingtip to wingtip separation between both lines is 15 feet. Most of WN's pushing experience at BNA has involved either straight pushes or 90 degree turns that didn't have to be dead on the taxi lines. It really is a learning experience for all of us!

I don't know if we will be getting 13,14,15,or 17 back once the IAB is done. I guess that's just gonna depend on where Air travel is here in a few years and what sort of shape different airlines are in. Regardless WN gained an additional 2 gates out of the deal.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:39 pm

I see the BNA Facebook page is showing G4 moving to C6 tomorrow (July 29) and AS to C5 on August 05. Sorry if this is somewhere and I missed it. Can't get the link to work either.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:19 pm

American is now using C13, C14, C15, and C17.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:36 am

Looks like its confirmed AA mainline ramp will return in October.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:54 am

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Looks like its confirmed AA mainline ramp will return in October.


Surprised this is going through considering the current crisis, but hopefully it will lead to mainline to ORD once things recover.

Also, will they handle AS ground services as well now that they are joining oneworld?
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:22 am

BNAMealer wrote:
n917me wrote:
Looks like its confirmed AA mainline ramp will return in October.


Surprised this is going through considering the current crisis, but hopefully it will lead to mainline to ORD once things recover.

Also, will they handle AS ground services as well now that they are joining oneworld?


AA has been running a 319 to ORD recently actually. AS is still being handled by DGS. With the OneWorld thing now a factor, I’m not sure how that would work. That would be a question for the AA folks on here. It sure is weird seeing AS on C5, and G4 on C6. BNA is certainly changing. I know a couple of good guys who stuck it out at Envoy, and I wish them luck with everything. I’ve heard many aren’t being offered jobs at mainline AA ramp. There were many now senior agents who transferred to MIA and DFW once the hub closed, now returning back to BNA.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:22 pm

I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:23 pm

ZazuPIT wrote:
I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually.


If they weren’t planning to return ever, IAB construction would have likely halted or been cancelled for the time being. The MNAA and airlines are constantly in talks.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:55 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
ZazuPIT wrote:
I see where BA has tentatively scheduled 4x weekly this winter, though I remain skeptical. I do feel they will return eventually.


If they weren’t planning to return ever, IAB construction would have likely halted or been cancelled for the time being. The MNAA and airlines are constantly in talks.


Not necessarily. They already secured the funding for that portion before the pandemic hit, and they need to keep going with it to be ready for the eventual rebound. BNA will be in a good position for the recovery if they can get all of BNA Vision done by the original target date of 2023.

And it is looking increasingly likely that the original plans for expansion beyond the current one are likely going to be significantly scaled back/altered as a result of this. Even when the recovery happens, the airline industry is going to look very different and I don't think we'll need everything that was being planned pre-pandemic.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:11 am

Anybody know if the Delta A220 at the freight ramp is (or was) a charter or is it due to MX issues?
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 pm

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Anybody know if the Delta A220 at the freight ramp is (or was) a charter or is it due to MX issues?


I believe they put the A220 over by freight to be out of the way... The A220-100 came in service from JFK-BNA around 3 PM it was not scheduled to go back to JFK until the following morning around 8 AM. Nice to finally get some mainline on NYC-BNA we will see if it sticks or expands...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KJFK/KBNA
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:46 pm

Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:48 pm

gsg013 wrote:
rexchase12 wrote:
Anybody know if the Delta A220 at the freight ramp is (or was) a charter or is it due to MX issues?


I believe they put the A220 over by freight to be out of the way... The A220-100 came in service from JFK-BNA around 3 PM it was not scheduled to go back to JFK until the following morning around 8 AM. Nice to finally get some mainline on NYC-BNA we will see if it sticks or expands...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KJFK/KBNA


I thought the same thing until I found this:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N115DU
It came in from GSO and scheduled to leave today for DFW. With plans to return Thursday.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:58 pm

rexchase12 wrote:
gsg013 wrote:
rexchase12 wrote:
Anybody know if the Delta A220 at the freight ramp is (or was) a charter or is it due to MX issues?


I believe they put the A220 over by freight to be out of the way... The A220-100 came in service from JFK-BNA around 3 PM it was not scheduled to go back to JFK until the following morning around 8 AM. Nice to finally get some mainline on NYC-BNA we will see if it sticks or expands...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KJFK/KBNA


I thought the same thing until I found this:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N115DU
It came in from GSO and scheduled to leave today for DFW. With plans to return Thursday.


Might be an MLS charter. Nashville SC plays Dallas tonight in Dallas.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.


I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:35 pm

Rjh3h wrote:
rexchase12 wrote:
gsg013 wrote:

I believe they put the A220 over by freight to be out of the way... The A220-100 came in service from JFK-BNA around 3 PM it was not scheduled to go back to JFK until the following morning around 8 AM. Nice to finally get some mainline on NYC-BNA we will see if it sticks or expands...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KJFK/KBNA


I thought the same thing until I found this:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N115DU
It came in from GSO and scheduled to leave today for DFW. With plans to return Thursday.


Might be an MLS charter. Nashville SC plays Dallas tonight in Dallas.


Good catch, thanks!
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:03 pm

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.


I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.


It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:38 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.


I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.


It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.


Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done?
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:38 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Concourse C looks a lot different than it did a few short months ago. The actual gate hold/boarding areas have the same new carpet seen in D. The main concourse hall is the same marble tile also seen in D. The infamous 1987 brown signs are being replaced as well.


I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.


It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.


Any idea if they’re planning on replacing the ceiling in C with the same wood paneling that’s in D?
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:48 pm

BNAMealer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:

I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.


It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.


Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done?


Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well.
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:56 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:

It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.


Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done?


Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well.


This downturn is likely going to push Vision 2.0 back until the 2027-2020 timeframe at the soonest. Good news is looks like BNA is one of the higher flight stations for WN during all of this, which bodes well for future growth.
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:05 pm

BNAMealer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:

Will WN get those gates back when the construction is done?


Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well.


This downturn is likely going to push Vision 2.0 back until the 2027-2020 timeframe at the soonest. Good news is looks like BNA is one of the higher flight stations for WN during all of this, which bodes well for future growth.


STL is getting cut to nearly 50 departures come Fall. I have yet to see the final cut for BNA.
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Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:18 am

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:

I flew out of C on August 1 and returned August 9, and there was a ton of work done even in that short timeframe. It was a bit disorienting arriving into C17 on American after being so used to flying Southwest from that gate.


It’s weird seeing G4 and AS now using former AA gates.


Any idea if they’re planning on replacing the ceiling in C with the same wood paneling that’s in D?

As far as I know, they are not replacing the ceiling with the wood panels. Only flooring, signs, and restrooms
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:31 am

southwest1675 wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:

Probably depending on what BNA Vision 2.0 looks like. It'll come down to demand from WN as well.


This downturn is likely going to push Vision 2.0 back until the 2027-2020 timeframe at the soonest. Good news is looks like BNA is one of the higher flight stations for WN during all of this, which bodes well for future growth.


STL is getting cut to nearly 50 departures come Fall. I have yet to see the final cut for BNA.


I counted both for September. BNA was 83.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:52 pm

BNA to get CLEAR at the security line
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/clear-locations/
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:32 pm

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BNA to get CLEAR at the security line
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/clear-locations/


I mean, I get Clear as a DL Diamond but its honestly not necessary right now.....more times than not the PreCheck line is longer than the regular line at the main security checkpoint, but it's rarely ever an issue (and doubt it will be until travel is back to normal a few years from now). Nice to have though.


Also, I haven't been in the airport since Feb so didn't know the North checkpoint was in the new area. Does that kick out at the beginning of A near the restrooms? Kind of surprised they aren't putting Clear near the DL desks given they seem to push it more than other airlines.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:51 pm

dafunk10 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
BNA to get CLEAR at the security line
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/clear-locations/


I mean, I get Clear as a DL Diamond but its honestly not necessary right now.....more times than not the PreCheck line is longer than the regular line at the main security checkpoint, but it's rarely ever an issue (and doubt it will be until travel is back to normal a few years from now). Nice to have though.


Also, I haven't been in the airport since Feb so didn't know the North checkpoint was in the new area. Does that kick out at the beginning of A near the restrooms? Kind of surprised they aren't putting Clear near the DL desks given they seem to push it more than other airlines.


I don’t think I’ve ever waited more than 10-15 minutes even without TSA PreCheck. Hardly worth paying $109/year for, but it will certainly be nice for those that already have it or can get it for free.
 
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:02 pm

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
dafunk10 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
BNA to get CLEAR at the security line
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/clear-locations/


I mean, I get Clear as a DL Diamond but its honestly not necessary right now.....more times than not the PreCheck line is longer than the regular line at the main security checkpoint, but it's rarely ever an issue (and doubt it will be until travel is back to normal a few years from now). Nice to have though.


Also, I haven't been in the airport since Feb so didn't know the North checkpoint was in the new area. Does that kick out at the beginning of A near the restrooms? Kind of surprised they aren't putting Clear near the DL desks given they seem to push it more than other airlines.


I don’t think I’ve ever waited more than 10-15 minutes even without TSA PreCheck. Hardly worth paying $109/year for, but it will certainly be nice for those that already have it or can get it for free.



I'm one of those "get to the airport early with plenty of time" types, so have rarely needed CLEAR other than once at IAD where there was an issue in the TSA lines and I was running late. Even in the big airports (ATL, LAX, LAS, JFK) using CLEAR hasn't made things materially faster, but YMMV. The people are always helpful and friendly, but I wouldn't pay for it if I didn't already get it.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:34 pm

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.
 
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Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:52 pm

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“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Did any it end up running any this year? I couldn’t remember If it was supposed to start in March or June.
 
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Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:13 pm

TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....
 
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:04 am

BNAMealer wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....


It's a "satellite" base.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....


It's a "satellite" base.


It should be a full base. Come on Gary and co, make it happen....
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:05 pm

I believe AA will be moving into the now old Southwest counter. Which is also where AA had their counter during the hub days. The plan is to split the ticketing hall and current security lanes into two while the new lobby is constructed.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:22 pm

southwest1675 wrote:
I believe AA will be moving into the now old Southwest counter. Which is also where AA had their counter during the hub days. The plan is to split the ticketing hall and current security lanes into two while the new lobby is constructed.


The interactive terminal map that is down on flynashville.com but is available in the AA app shows AA, BA, and DL in their current space, G4 and AS in the old/current WN counter space, and WS and SY in the old UA counter space. I presume DL will move to part of the old UA counter and AA to the rest of the old WN counter once the lobby is split.
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:15 pm

BNAMealer wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....


I can’t help but think that WN is slowly turning BNA into a smaller version of CLT / ATL.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:04 pm

Does anyone know if the sterile side connector between B and C concourse will be closed for construction, or will it remain open?

Thanks
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:18 pm

Jshank83 wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Did any it end up running any this year? I couldn’t remember If it was supposed to start in March or June.

We never ran SJU this year.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:33 pm

MrPeanut wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....


I can’t help but think that WN is slowly turning BNA into a smaller version of CLT / ATL.


Logically they should, it should be the DEN/BWI of the SE, but we'll see. A strong signal of their long term commitment to BNA would be if they opened a full crew/pilot base. So far, they haven't indicated if they will do so.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:35 pm

DEN1895 wrote:
Does anyone know if the sterile side connector between B and C concourse will be closed for construction, or will it remain open?

Thanks


If it hasn't already closed, it will eventually for construction. Essentially, BNA will split in two for a few years until the central lobby/IAB construction is complete, then the sterile corridor between B & C will be much bigger and full of natural light and concessions.
 
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Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:14 pm

MrPeanut wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
TangoCharlie123 wrote:
“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... lle-bases/

Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring.


Great news, but BNA isn't a base for Southwest.....


I can’t help but think that WN is slowly turning BNA into a smaller version of CLT / ATL.


WN has two choices:
1) grow BNA into a smaller CLT/ATL (let's say 200 flights a day)
2) allow other LCC/ULCCs blossom there

it's a growing city with a lot of demand.

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