Trip reports

This is the category of trip reports, only the very best reports will appear in this category. Every trip report is loaded with pictures (sometimes movies). Other trip reports can be found in our Airline experiences and trip reports-forum.

Air Belgium inaugural flight: the Hong Kong event and the return flight

The Hong Kong inaugural event In the afternoon of 7 June, Air Belgium had organised a press conference for the Hong Kong journalists at the...

[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] 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 + 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] Air Belgium’s first test flight before starting Hong Kong operations

This morning at 11:35 (UTC +2) one of Air Belgium's Airbus A340s (OO-ABB) took off at Brussels South Charleroi Airport for a three-hour test...

[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] 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] From Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam on Hop! for Air France and KLM

For the Brussels-Nantes outbound trip with Brussels Airlines, follow this link. After a shortened day in Nantes, it was time to fly back home from...

[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...

[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 ...

[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 the newest Air France Boeing 787-9 (F-HRBD)

Flight: AF7641 Date: 21 NOV 2017 Aircraft: B787-9 F-HRBD (delivered 14/11/17) From-To: Lyon Saint Exupery - Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle (LYS-CDG) Seat: 6A AF BUSINESS Scheduled/Effective Time...

VLM Airlines made its comeback on the legendary route between Antwerp and London City

Today VLM Airlines made its comeback on the legendary route between Antwerp Airport and London City Airport. This morning one of VLM Airlines’ Fokker...

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] 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] Flying SWISS between Brussels Airport and Zurich on board Fokker 100 and Bombardier CS100

My yearly meeting with my physical limits: Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil !! And a nice opportunity to visit my brother and his family. So we...

[Trip report] First Brussels Airlines Sukhoi Superjet flight, operated by Cityjet

With the inception of the 2017 summer schedules, Brussels Airlines has started the long awaited Sukhoi Superjet flights (operated by Cityjet). This morning luchtzak.be...

Trip Report: Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcome Flight

  On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January 2017, Air France celebrated the arrival of its very first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBA by organising  four...

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...