People often ask Why can't we get (airline) to come here, Why do we fly to Chicago and not (city name) or why can't we get additional service to "X". The answer to all of these related questions is simple and yet not easy to explain, but we will try. While we will try to keep this as short as possible it will take some explanation to try to help you understand why the title of this post is what it is, so here goes.
The summer travel season is upon us, and along with it come images like this one taken at Nashville Airport. Long TSA security lines are plaguing many of the nation's airports, causing people to miss their flights. In fact airports are now advising passengers to arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to their scheduled departure time! Now some airlines are playing for clown shows, puppy visits or other distractions to try to ease the stress on passengers as they wait to get through security, and no we are not kidding.
This year, we are celebrating our 75th anniversary! You may or many not know that through the tireless work of our namesake then Senator Alben Barkley, we were created in 1941 as a military surplus airport for B-17 Bomber crews who were training on the aircraft in Dyersburg TN.