9 Responses

  1. Mike
    Mike at |

    Like you said I seriously doubt you can keep a BNA – TYO route in the black with just Nissan, Bridgestone, and tourist traffic…..

  2. Nathan
    Nathan at |

    If you build it they might come, and demand a $5MM dollar subsidy to get the intercontinental back.

  3. Brian B
    Brian B at |

    whenever I see an X shaped terminal I think PIT. Not a good omen IMO

  4. Joe
    Joe at |

    Having lived in Nashville from 2010-2015, and still being a frequent business visitor, the city’s boom has been impressive. The redesigned security will be welcome, but as you noted, not entirely necessary – at least currently. However, the rest of the plans are complete fantasy. No legacy carrier would bother with international flights based solely on BNA O&D traffic.

    Unless Norwegian decides to add a BNA-LON route, or WN decides to buy a couple 787s and change their entire corporate identity to fly to TYO, I’d bet that additional international destinations – other than leisure destinations in Latin America like the DL Saturday Cancun runs – are nothing but a pipe dream.

  5. James Garrett
    James Garrett at |

    I once flew to BNA non rev. Called Southwest and they wouldn’t tell me the loads, only that it looked good and there were 17 standbys. When I boarded the flight, I realized all 17 standbys got on….plus 3 paying passengers.

    Since that day, I always used BNA to connect and the loads never let me down. Great for nonrev, seems terrible for business.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      When I was working in BNA there were weeks I had to fight to get a seat back to NYC on a Thursday afternoon. And days when the planes were 70% full and I had an empty next to me.

  6. David Hagins
    David Hagins at |

    I hope the plans involve not making you reclear TSA when landing international and not connecting. It was a pain to land from CUN terminating there.

  7. Ivan Acosta
    Ivan Acosta at |

    Trying to put Tennessee on the map ?

  8. Garrett Hartsuyker
    Garrett Hartsuyker at |

    BNA is so overdue for an overhaul…nice folks, lousy terminals.