Hundreds of airline pilots and flight attendants are threatening to stop parking at Nashville’s airport over a cost increase. Transport Workers Union of American board member Sean Cooley represents more than 17,000 Southwest flight attendants. Cooley said hundreds choose to live in and commute from Nashville.
“I’ve been here 25 years and commuted from here for 25 years. I love living here and that’s why I stay,” Cooley said. “But to add another cost to that, it’s unbelievable.”

The cost Cooley referred to is for parking. Airline flight crew members previously paid $25 per month in the employee lot. The Metro Nashville Airport Authority announced they would raise the cost to $75 per month starting January 1, 2021.

In a statement to News 2, the airport said they have subsidized commuter parking for years, sustaining a financial loss.

Despite the increase, the airport said flight crews will still pay less per month to park than people traveling out of BNA.