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by Vic Diesel
14 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 09/06/2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: BRU 09/06/2018

It has spent exactly two hours in BRU. That's a long fuel stop! What a waste. It's interesting to notice that a fuel stop may be required for a flight that usually doesn't exceed 11 hours. It's normally well within the A340's capabilities but Bogota airport must be really challenging. It seems the ...
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 16:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

As Andre was on board, so at least 1. ;)
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 15:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Turns out that weekend's flight criticized by some "experts" as "total failure" for having only 15 pax on board was a mere technical flight - and NOT the inaugural one. Well well... so much for the term "expert"... :lol: The "test flight" on 3th June was open for bookings for several weeks, but onl...
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 15:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Turns out that weekend's flight criticized by some "experts" as "total failure" for having only 15 pax on board was a mere technical flight - and NOT the inaugural one. Well well... so much for the term "expert"... :lol:
by Vic Diesel
06 Jun 2018, 13:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 06/06/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: BRU 06/06/2018

tangolima wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 10:42
Vic Diesel wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 21:42
Any news on the "doomsday plane"? If the STA stays as it is: 19:00 sounds spotter-friendly - as long as the weather plays along...
Hello

ETA 1845LOC

Greetings,
Dank u / merci! :)
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 21:42
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 06/06/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: BRU 06/06/2018

Any news on the "doomsday plane"? If the STA stays as it is: 19:00 sounds spotter-friendly - as long as the weather plays along...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 21:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Touroperators planning a group tour keep in mind that the first day of travel is finished when their scheduled arrival is at 18h15 and there will be a passport control. Last bag in the bus, last person onboard the bus means: leave airport at 20h. So all you can do after arrival, is a shuttle to the...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1094
Views: 131482

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

the way he responds to questions says it all .. it's all about LH and LX and all the rest will have to go and being transformed into EW. Does this come as a shock? not really as it would have been expected when selling to LH, they're already shifting flights to MUC (because of FRA being full) and s...
by Vic Diesel
05 Jun 2018, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Maybe the China-Europe market is their main target. But they sell tickets from Charleroi to Hong Kong, they make publicity for those flights, they have an online booking tool for those flights. So they do want them - but they don't get them yet. Sure, they would like to see the outbound first fligh...
by Vic Diesel
04 Jun 2018, 16:48
Forum: Civil aviation
Topic: Identifying an airplane by its engines
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Identifying an airplane by its engines

Certainly not the Ilyushin-18, its engines look completely different from those on the picture.
by Vic Diesel
04 Jun 2018, 16:17
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 03/06/2018
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: BRU 03/06/2018

Niger Government B737-700(BBJ)
5U-GRN

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by Vic Diesel
04 Jun 2018, 16:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Their main target is to fly Chinese tourists to Europe at dirt cheap prices. So before flying them back to China, they first need to get them in Europe. I don't think that they will ever transport many Belgian travelers to HK, especially considering that they operate from CRL and that CX is serving...
by Vic Diesel
04 Jun 2018, 15:59
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 04/06/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: BRU 04/06/2018

Is it already known where is it parked - and when it will depart?
by Vic Diesel
30 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Flag "discussion": interesting article with explanation
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Flag "discussion": interesting article with explanation

And, if I may make so bold, why this obsession with flags? To me that is 19th century thinking. In the 20th century, the USAF marked their bomber planes with sexy women - who look equally good (or bad) in either direction. In the 21st century, SNBA mark some of their planes with purpose-designed re...
by Vic Diesel
29 May 2018, 12:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Flag "discussion": interesting article with explanation
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Flag "discussion": interesting article with explanation

Have you ever noticed the American flag painted on the side of the airplane as you were boarding? Perhaps it stopped you in your tracks and made you think, “Why is the flag backwards?” Never wasted a thought on this - because I never boarded an US-registered airplane from the right side... :lol: On...
by Vic Diesel
29 May 2018, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines news in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

Re: Austrian Airlines news in 2018

Austrian announced that - similarly to other airlines of the Lufthansa Group (LH, SN, LX) - it will also introduce "Economy Light" tickets on long-haul routes which will only include hand luggage, snacks and drinks on board, but no checked-in luggage or pre-reserved seats (although both of which wil...
by Vic Diesel
24 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines news in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

Re: Austrian Airlines news in 2018

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
24 May 2018, 08:45
Oh boy, what a world !
I hadn't seen that one coming when I went to bed last night. So Austria has taken over Italy and replaced its Industry minister.

;)

H.A.
Exactly. Please guys, stay on topic and don't mix Austrian Airlines' news with Italian politics. Thanks.
by Vic Diesel
22 May 2018, 11:09
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: Selection day TUI fly Belgium
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Selection day TUI fly Belgium

I totally understand that Vic :-), I'm simply trying to explain that a "written" test can mean a lot of things. A test is designed with a purpose and someone drawing conclusions will normally only look at the required "parameters". I refer to "schoolish" when people react like teachers: asking ques...
by Vic Diesel
22 May 2018, 11:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 12270

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Had the pleasure of flying back from a nice long weekend in Gran Canaria yesterday. The route LPA-BRU was also affected heavily by the strike: the flight took a bit longer... much longer, it seemed.

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by Vic Diesel
22 May 2018, 10:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1468
Views: 137621

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Written off The aircraft is still flying, just under a different registration. Hence, it’s not written off, it’s just cancelled in the Belgian register. The former OO-ABC is now CS-EFG: https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/CS-EFG/871644 Are the two other Air Belgium A340s already in th...