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Old 07-21-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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The reality is that you pay for bags, carry ons, seat selection, etc. on every airline. It's just a matter of how you're charged. The legacies build in the fee for snacks and drinks while frontier doesn't. The same for baggage on southwest. My kids didn't need a checked bag and didn't need a carry on, so we didn't pay for it. On Southwest we would have paid for a checked bag through the higher fare, but we wouldn't actually get any benefit from paying for it.

On the whole, we paid $750 for all of us on frontier versus ~$1200 on the legacies and Southwest. It got me to where we wanted to go in a very clean, modern aircraft on time and safely. No reason to save $450 and then complain about the a la carte pricing.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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It looks like British Airways is going to start flying nonstop between London and Nashville.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/mone...don/538475001/
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Boom. Hopefully this is just the first of a number of international announcements. I'd love to see Tokyo next. And perhaps another European flight.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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That is yuuuuge news!
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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SUCH GREAT NEWS!

I am flying to Amsterdam in December, and because I have had nothing but trouble (cancelled flights, delayed flights, delayed luggage) on the little "feeder" jets that United runs to major hubs like Chicago, DC and Newark, I'm flying Southwest up to Chicago Midway and then taking a bus/shuttle over to O'Hare to catch the direct ORD - AMS flight.

This opens up SO many possibilities for further travel onward from London. Awesome!

Even Providence, RI and Hartford, CT have direct flights to Europe. It's about time and really our only hub options have been Atlanta and Chicago. Neither one very convenient.

Hope it happens in the next year or less???
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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Nashville-to-London flight to launch in May of 2018

Follow up story on the London/Nashville flight.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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SUCH GREAT NEWS!

I am flying to Amsterdam in December, and because I have had nothing but trouble (cancelled flights, delayed flights, delayed luggage) on the little "feeder" jets that United runs to major hubs like Chicago, DC and Newark, I'm flying Southwest up to Chicago Midway and then taking a bus/shuttle over to O'Hare to catch the direct ORD - AMS flight.
Definitely look into taking the train/subway system. The orange line stops at Midway and the Blue line stops at O'Hare. You can transfer downtown at the Loop between he orange and blue. It will be much quicker and much, much cheaper than a bus/shuttle/taxi during most times of the day.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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I wonder what size jets BA will be using for the route? I'd guess a 777 variant. I wouldn't be surprised if the maiden voyage wasn't on a high profile plane like a 747 or Airbus 380 just for attention's sake.

edit: when in doubt, self, read the article:

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The nonstop flights between Nashville International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport will operate five days per week via Boeing 787-7 Dreamliner.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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Advertised air fares at the British Airways web site are for less than $1000 r/t. That's a pretty good price.

The Daily Mirror in London has also written about this:
British Airways launches new route to Nashville - the only direct flight to the Music City from Europe - Mirror Online

In its article, it describes this as a big win for British Airways. Hopefully, this means that other airlines will start offering overseas flights to/from BNA.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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While in town for the groundbreaking of the Virgin Hotel Nashville, Richard Branson hinted that his Virgin Atlantic Airways might start nonstop service between Nashville and London, particularly now that his rival British Airways is here.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashvill...london-of.html
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