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by RoMax
25 May 2018, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 71
Views: 6657

Re: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa

Luanda has never been a high volume market (but the 'few' passengers can generate high yields), which always meant a good combination with FIH which has the high volumes. But now FIH simply doesn't have the volumes, the issue is not as simple as oh they have to downgrade to 4/week so these flights w...
by RoMax
25 May 2018, 13:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU infrastructure: future
Replies: 1181
Views: 232451

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

As announced before in the Brussels Airport 2040 vision, the satellite will be again prepared to accommodate passengers. In a few weeks a certain numbers of admin departments will move from the satellite to one of the brand new office buildings on the airport land side. At the same current moment, ...
by RoMax
08 May 2018, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

By the way, today LH has ordered two more 777-300ER for Swiss, and rumor has it that LX will dedicate two extra A330 to new African destinations with LH prospecting itself for new African destinations to be opened once they get the 777X and some A330 are freed up. If the rumors were to be verified ...
by RoMax
05 May 2018, 16:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

We all know SN pilots are definitely not the biggest earners in the industry, quite the contrary. But comparing salaries between SN and the biggest EU legacy carriers is the biggest b*llsh*t ever. And besides the lower but still competitive gross salaries, taxes in Belgium are a big issue. Besides t...
by RoMax
05 May 2018, 12:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

How can we both scream because the Congolese authorities reduce the frequency of flights on FIH and afford the luxury of canceling flights to FIH... (today) unless there are few passengers of course. Given the losses announced on this beginning of the year, it may be necessary to rethink the networ...
by RoMax
03 May 2018, 23:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3265
Views: 944668

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Will it be to add frequencies on some lines or replace one plane with another one ? If you can share information obviously! As from June some existing routes will get an additional frequency until the end of the season (IAD to daily, +1 on ACC-LFW and I believe +1 on EBB-KGL), but that's more a rep...
by RoMax
03 May 2018, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 14913

Re: Eurowings in 2018

Thanks for this enlightening video. At 01:16 appears a pop up "Reclinable Backseat" in the "Best" cabin. Are they telling me that the backseat is NOT reclinable in the Basic/Smart cabin? For a 6+ hour night flight? Are you kidding? This makes my next remark very futile but the indication of "Seat P...
by RoMax
02 May 2018, 18:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3265
Views: 944668

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SFC will fly for SN, not EW. Must be a mistake of Skyliner. Preparations are fully ongoing at SN to have it in commercial operations as from June.
by RoMax
26 Apr 2018, 23:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Kanaal Z has an item about it in its daily news: it looks quite nice and the lounge is definitely much bigger than it used to be, which is a very good thing because the explosive growth of Brussels Airlines over the last few years ment that it was often quite full at peak moments the last year or s...
by RoMax
15 Apr 2018, 20:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

l. Per diems are per definition without taxes, and they are also not 50% higher between LH and SN. Some of the per diems is money you need to eat because you are in an expensive place abroad, it is not salary! If you don't benefit from per diems on most foreign trips (=having money after deducting ...
by RoMax
15 Apr 2018, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Let's make the difference between cockpit and cabin crew maybe, because I don't think both of you are talking about the same thing here...
by RoMax
13 Apr 2018, 22:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Lufthansa has ordered 55 brand new airplanes for Swiss... And Swiss has had a major long haul expansion first off with the addition of 10 777s with bigger capacity, by adding flights on many routes like Chicago, Miami etc... here in Boston they doubled from 1 to 2 flights a day... thats a huge incr...
by RoMax
03 Apr 2018, 00:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news
Replies: 143
Views: 41195

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

Used SSJ100s? Already? The type is in commercial use now for 7 years with the first examples far from being up to later standards and often delivered to unstable Russian/Asian carriers that went through rough times over the years (some still existing, others not). So I wouldn't be surprised if ther...
by RoMax
02 Apr 2018, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

From Jan 16 till Feb 6, SN501, which is supposed to be a daily flight, seems to have been de-programmed every Tuesday, i.e. 4 times, + cancellation on Feb 3. Other cancellations/de-programming: Feb 21, March 2, March 7, March 21, April 1. That makes a total of 10 within 10 weeks (14%!) for a suppos...
by RoMax
02 Apr 2018, 01:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

This numbers looks bad to me ....And this is the reality. Except the cancellations, the on time performance is not quite worse than e.g. DL on JFK (except ex-BRU which is a little better for DL) and on YYZ it's beter than AC on YUL. Of course this is a simplistic comparison, but that seems to be th...
by RoMax
01 Apr 2018, 20:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

RoMax, do you know the T&Cs for pilots in Europe? If yes, you do know the ones at EW are borderline insulting don’t you? Why do you think EW is struggling to recruit former Air Berlin pilots whilst Ryanair and easyJet are flooded with applications? If you don’t know the T&Cs, please don’t pretend y...
by RoMax
01 Apr 2018, 20:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Pax bound to JFK and YYZ could probably be taken care of by other airlines. No doubt about that, but it's sad to see SN becoming a virtual airline on TAtl routes. Let's not exaggerate either, the OTP is definitely not great and should be improved (nobody is denying that), but it's not like flying S...
by RoMax
01 Apr 2018, 16:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I'm not sugercoating it Sean, but calling it 'social dumping at its best' is just crazy. It makes perfect sense for EW to keep their own operations 'clean' by only having short/medium haul operations under their own AOC('s) and rather make use of another fully owned subsidiary of the group which is ...
by RoMax
01 Apr 2018, 15:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

and (re-)employ people on inferior belgian contracts (in comparison to their old german one). They have German SN contracts and as far as I know nobody was forced to sign them. And inferior? Well yeah, as most of them were previously contracted by an airline paying them too much and being unable to...
by RoMax
31 Mar 2018, 19:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 112807

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I can tell you that AB has lots of crew who are eager to fly and have their mobile phones on, hoping they get a call. A daily inspection and the A340s are ready as well. If they don’t fly for SN it’s because SN didn’t call AB. A yes let's call the crew and Sabena Aerospace (or is it LHT for them?) ...