Air Belgium in 2018

Join this forum to discuss the latest news that happened in the world of commercial aviation.

Moderator: Latest news team

Post Reply
etopsflyers
Posts: 12
Joined: 05 Apr 2018, 16:48
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by etopsflyers » 16 Apr 2018, 13:04

I have been on their website since 8 in the morning.... :cry:

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 14:18

luchtzak wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 23:22
airtrainer wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 20:18
Any chance for a second flight ? Given how fast the first one was sold out...
Expect booking engine of the second test flight to open on Monday morning !!
Thanks, still nothing now and hope they won't start within the next two hours as I've just boarded my SN flight to BRU...

Shonix
Posts: 38
Joined: 31 Jan 2018, 12:06

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Shonix » 16 Apr 2018, 15:03

From Twitter:


@airbelgium_off

Hi all, we’re still checking all operational details for a second rehearsal flight this Saturday afternoon. Will keep you posted as soon as we launch the booking. Thanks for your patience. AB team

User avatar
Vic Diesel
Posts: 48
Joined: 06 Feb 2018, 10:10

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 16 Apr 2018, 15:19

Shonix wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 15:03
From Twitter:


@airbelgium_off

Hi all, we’re still checking all operational details for a second rehearsal flight this Saturday afternoon. Will keep you posted as soon as we launch the booking. Thanks for your patience. AB team
Thanks for posting the information! I guess they were taken by surprise that the demand for the scenic flight was that high and will have to perform some extra organisational work to set up the afternoon flight. Let's see if and when booking will start again...
Best regards,
Viktor

(Budapest-born, Vienna-raised, working in Brussels)

Acid-drop
Posts: 2391
Joined: 29 Jun 2005, 00:00
Location: Liège, BE
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Acid-drop » 16 Apr 2018, 15:45

i'm not sure why it's so cheap...
it's for charity, you could increase the price a bit
My messages reflect my personal opinion which may be different than yours. I beleive a forum is made to create a debate so I encourage people to express themselves, the way they want, with the ideas they want. I expect the same understanding in return.

Apuneger
Posts: 675
Joined: 20 Sep 2002, 00:00
Location: Mechelen
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Apuneger » 16 Apr 2018, 15:50

Acid-drop wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 15:45
i'm not sure why it's so cheap...
it's for charity, you could increase the price a bit
I think they wanted/needed to operate the flight anyway with a full passenger load. Hence they needed to find a ticket price that would guarantee a full aircraft. But admittedly, they would have been able to fill up the aircraft with 75 EUR economy seats as well...

Best regards,
Ivan

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 16:13

Even when it's cheap there is someone to argue, but I was also happily surprised about the fares...

Apuneger
Posts: 675
Joined: 20 Sep 2002, 00:00
Location: Mechelen
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Apuneger » 16 Apr 2018, 16:19

airtrainer wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 16:13
Even when it's cheap there is someone to argue, but I was also happily surprised about the fares...
Me too. Usually, when it's too good to be true, it's not true...except when flying the Air Belgium rehearsal flight 8-)

Best regards,
Ivan

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 16:27

Indeed, I've never visited a website so often in a short time 😋

User avatar
luchtzak
Posts: 9864
Joined: 18 Sep 2002, 00:00
Location: Hofstade, Zemst - Belgium
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 16 Apr 2018, 17:36

airtrainer wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 16:27
Indeed, I've never visited a website so often in a short time 😋
Even not this site ? 😇

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 17:46

luchtzak wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 17:36
airtrainer wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 16:27
Indeed, I've never visited a website so often in a short time 😋
Even not this site ? 😇
That's why I added in a short time lol. While I don't post often I'm a daily visitor, don't worry for that 😀

wernerrav4
Posts: 67
Joined: 18 Aug 2006, 15:22

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by wernerrav4 » 16 Apr 2018, 18:33

No news is good news they say but in this case they make a lot of AV Geeks nervous :) No rumours about the time?

etopsflyers
Posts: 12
Joined: 05 Apr 2018, 16:48
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by etopsflyers » 16 Apr 2018, 18:43

So just waisted one full day looking after that flight, guys they say tomorrow at 10!!!!!

Shonix
Posts: 38
Joined: 31 Jan 2018, 12:06

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Shonix » 16 Apr 2018, 20:48

I wonder if the delay is done on purpose to maintain attention on their owned medias or because they really struggle to operate an extra rehearsal flight. I hardly believe they couldn’t anticipate the success of the first flight given the bargain price in economy. Many people are now waiting for getting on their first flight ever.

MIVB-reiziger
Posts: 58
Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 22:32

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by MIVB-reiziger » 16 Apr 2018, 20:52

For the lucky ones who managed to book a place on the first flight: can you book several seats at once? Are they (temporarily) blocked until you complete the payment? Are the payment methods the same as on the regular booking module (i.e. credit card and Maestro)?

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 21:00

etopsflyers wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 18:43
So just waisted one full day looking after that flight, guys they say tomorrow at 10!!!!!
Is that what they told you while contacting them ? Their webpage isn't updated...
10am tomorrow is also the inauguration of the spotting platform at BRU !

MIVB-reiziger
Posts: 58
Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 22:32

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by MIVB-reiziger » 16 Apr 2018, 21:07

Their Twitter account says the following:

We’re still checking all operational aspects of the second rehearsal flight this Saturday afternoon. We'll keep you posted as soon as all parties involved give us the green light. We're doing our utmost to start the online bookings this Tuesday at 10 AM. Thanks for your patience.

airtrainer
Posts: 404
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 21:16

Thanks for the update !

anner
Posts: 1
Joined: 16 Apr 2018, 21:12

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by anner » 16 Apr 2018, 21:20

MIVB-reiziger wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 20:52
For the lucky ones who managed to book a place on the first flight: can you book several seats at once? Are they (temporarily) blocked until you complete the payment? Are the payment methods the same as on the regular booking module (i.e. credit card and Maestro)?
Just registered to reply to your questions:
  • Yes, you can book multiple seats at once - even in different booking classes.
    (I first picked economy but then a business class seat became available, so I booked that instead)
  • Since Air Belgium seems to be using a Shopify store for these special flights (https://store.airbelgium.com), I think the seats are blocked once they are in your shopping cart.
  • You can pick the type of meal you would like (Kosher, Gluten, ...), as part of the booking
  • You can pay with credit card. I am not sure about Maestro.
Good luck!

Boavida
Posts: 350
Joined: 14 Sep 2010, 23:54

Post by Boavida » 16 Apr 2018, 22:15

According to wikipedia, KF will be the IATA code of Air Belgium.

Post Reply