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[Trip report] Air Belgium Airbus A340 Rehearsal Flight

On Saturday 21 April 2018, Air Belgium organized two rehearsal and training flights. These special flights were full-scale and validation test flights, not only...

[Trip report] flying the Brussels Airlines Sukhoi Superjet, operated by Cityjet

The first time I saw Sukhoi planes ‘up close and personal’ was in Caracas, during a business trip to Venezuela: a couple of SU-30’s...

[Trip report + static visit] Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 at Brussels Airport

On Thursday 19 April 2018, the largest commercial aircraft in the world visited Brussels Airport for a one-off operation to test the infrastructure and the...

[Trip report] From Brussels to Kajaani (Kainuu region, Finland) and back with Finnair

OUTBOUND FLIGHTS For a three-day visit of the Kainuu region of Finland, it was evident that Finnair would be the airline of reference. After a...

[Trip report] Trying out Brussels Airlines’ brand new Premium economy

For a short trip to Washington, I travelled on board a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330. After the very warm welcome by purser I. Holtzem...

[Trip report] Emirates new First Class suite on B777-300ER to Brussels by Sam Chui

Emirates new First Class suite on B777-300ER to Brussels Airport by Sam Chui Sam Chui flew the amazing First Class suites onboard Emirates Boeing 777-300ER...

[Trip Report] Air Belgium inaugural flight Charleroi – Hong Kong

Unlike the journalists who attended the inauguration event and who got airside where the speeches would take place by a short circuit, I was...

[Trip report] Flying Turkish Airlines between Zurich and Kuala Lumpur, via Istanbul in business class

For work, I had to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As I live and work in Switzerland, the best option that came out of...

[Trip report] Alicante-Brussels with Vueling, delayed by ATC

During my visit to Alicante, I received two SMS messages informing me that, due to ATC restrictions, my flight would be delayed by 1...

[Trip report] Brussels-Alicante on AirExplore 737-800 operating for TUIfly

Early wake-up call for a flight departing at 06:00. Travelling with hand baggage only and having downloaded my boarding pass on my phone, I...

[Trip report] On board an Etihad Regional Saab 2000 (operated by Darwin Airline) from Zurich to Geneva

Flight: F7 843 Date: 2 August 2017 Aircraft: SAAB 2000 HB-IZH From-To: Zurich Kloten - Geneva Cointrin (ZRH-GVA) Seat: 02E Scheduled/Effective Time of Departure: 15:25/16:28 Scheduled/Effective Time of Arrival: 16:15/16:59 Scheduled/Effective...

[Trip report] Flying Eurowings between Dusseldorf and Vienna on Brussels Airlines operated Airbus A340

On 20 March, an Airbus A340 lifted for Eurowings for the first time ever. Flight EW9778 started in the morning in the North Rhine-Westphalia...

[Trip report] Travelling Brussels – Hannover – Brussels on Brussels Airlines subcontractors: bmi regional & CityJet

For as far as I know, Brussels Airlines uses three subcontractors for some of its flights: ASL Airlines France B737-300 or B737-700 on feeder flights...

[Trip report] Flying Brussels Airlines business class between Brussels Airport and Toronto Pearson

This holiday we decided to plan a trip to Toronto, Canada. A motorhome rental took us from Niagara Falls to Buffalo, U.S. to see...

[Trip report] Flying the United Airlines Boeing 777 in Polaris Business Class

Last week I had the honour to fly United's Polaris Business cabin before it's going to be changed in October with the upcoming merge...

[Trip report] Flying from Brussels Airport to Bangkok via Vienna with Austrian Airlines

From Brussels to Vienna Uneventful flight from Brussels to Vienna, a little delay on departure but we had enough time left to catch our connecting...

[Trip report] From Brussels to Nantes with Brussels Airlines on a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B in the aftermath of heavy snowfall

This trip was booked more than one month in advance and thus the horrible weather conditions in Brussels were unforeseen and provided with some...

The last commercial flights of Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ100 aircraft [Trip Report – PICS]

After 24 years in service with Sabena's subsidiary DAT and later with SN Brussels Airlines and finally with Brussels Airlines, the Avro RJ100 registered...

[Trip report] Here’s JOON, Air France’s younger airline

Flight: AF1435 (Operated by JOON) Date: 01 December 2017 Aircraft: Airbus A320-200 F-HEPC From-To: Berlin Tegel - Paris Charles de Gaulle (TXL-CDG) Seat: 12E ...

Etihad Airways A380 “The Residence” Complete Flight Review by Sam Chui!

Complete review of Etihad Airways A380 The Residence from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai. This is a truly unique and bespoke travel experience. The epitome of luxury...

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