Question about Nashville Airport

4HAND

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Southwest has changed our return flight on an upcoming trip.
One option is Nashville with a 45 min layover.
The other option is Phoenix with a 2 hr layover, but it gets to Tampa 2 hr later.
Is anyone familiar with Nashville Airport? I see Southwest uses concourses C & D, & they seem to be close to each other, but that 45 min is concerning.
 

pjciii

Senior Member
Phoenix is a longer. The chances of having a Karen or a family who wants your seat rather than the one they paid for or in general other crazies.
 

Ruger#3

RAMBLIN ADMIN
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I haven’t been there in awhile but it’s not big. C & D use the same security point so you won’t have to reclear. I’d be a little worried about a delay on the first leg pushing you up against the second departure time
 

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Kdog

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While Nashville is small and the gates are close, I'd go to Phoenix to avoid the rush. Been there, done that, won't do it again.
 

4HAND

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I called the airport & spoke to a customer service rep who said you could walk anywhere in the airport in 8 min, but I think we'll do Phoenix.
That 45 min is just too small of a window.
Nashville flight lands in Tampa at 9pm. Phoenix flight lands at 11pm.
Then we have a 2.5 hr drive home.
 

The Original Rooster

Mayor of Spring Hill
I called the airport & spoke to a customer service rep who said you could walk anywhere in the airport in 8 min, but I think we'll do Phoenix.
That 45 min is just too small of a window.
Nashville flight lands in Tampa at 9pm. Phoenix flight lands at 11pm.
Then we have a 2.5 hr drive home.
You made the right decision. You never want to cut it close because if the slightest thing goes wrong, you could miss your flight. You can always sit at the gate, relax, and have a drink with the extra time before getting on the plane.
 

Tight Lines

Senior Member
I fly pretty much weekly. Nashville is an easy airport and 45 minutes is within normal connection windows and you'll not miss it. The only issue is they'll start boarding while you are deplaning so overhead space may be at a premium.

I'm lucky 99% of the time I don't have to connect out of the ATL but when I do 45 minutes is normally sufficient. Never missed a connection in 34 years of business travel...

Now, international, different story...

Where are you routing from / to? Phoenix is a long way from Nashville...
 

4HAND

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Staff member
I fly pretty much weekly. Nashville is an easy airport and 45 minutes is within normal connection windows and you'll not miss it. The only issue is they'll start boarding while you are deplaning so overhead space may be at a premium.

I'm lucky 99% of the time I don't have to connect out of the ATL but when I do 45 minutes is normally sufficient. Never missed a connection in 34 years of business travel...

Now, international, different story...

Where are you routing from / to? Phoenix is a long way from Nashville...
Seattle to Tampa.
 

Stob

Useles Billy’s Uncle StepDaddy.
If from SETAC to TPA, stop in PHX. As said above, some good southwestern food (as good as an airport gets).

Not sure when but this time of year or even over summer, storms affect smaller airports more.

If you have to take the BNA route, it's easy. If you are flying Delta, do the digital ID. It will blow you by Clear+Pre.
 

4HAND

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If from SETAC to TPA, stop in PHX. As said above, some good southwestern food (as good as an airport gets).

Not sure when but this time of year or even over summer, storms affect smaller airports more.

If you have to take the BNA route, it's easy. If you are flying Delta, do the digital ID. It will blow you by Clear+Pre.
It's Southwest, but we did the TSA prescreening.
 

Stob

Useles Billy’s Uncle StepDaddy.
It's Southwest, but we did the TSA prescreening.
I have flown SWA hundreds of times. If it were my own money, I would fly them vs Delta. I was flying back and forth to NC for a few moths dealing with dad and Delta all but raped my points.

Pre is perfect at TPA or SETAC. In Atlanta, its a longer than the regular line.

Safe travels.
 

Milkman

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I had to sit in the airport for 8 hours at MSP one time due to a similar situation. I don’t do short connections anymore.
 

gobbleinwoods

Keeper of the Magic Word
I had to sit in the airport for 8 hours at MSP one time due to a similar situation. I don’t do short connections anymore.
MSP is just a Big Mall with an airport attached. Flown into and thru there. Gives me shivers to see it on the itinerary.
 

gobbleinwoods

Keeper of the Magic Word
That building seems longer than the runway.
Has to be over a mile and that fancy elevated train I've never seen leave the station.
 

gobbleinwoods

Keeper of the Magic Word
To me, it is the worst airport. It's like some kind of circus funny house :rofl:
It is a maze with very few directions.

When I lived in Nebraska it was one of the hubs the carriers used. O'hara being another. Sat on the tarmac at O'hara for two hours once waiting on a gate.
 

Ruger#3

RAMBLIN ADMIN
Staff member
Has to be over a mile and that fancy elevated train I've never seen leave the station.
The train goes to the Southwest Terminal which is a considerable distance. No one should string 65 gates out knowing the impact if the moving walkways are down.

For all the heat it gets Atlanta is smartly setup for its volume. Take the train, pop up in the middle, go 15/16 gates either direction.
 
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