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by BrightCedars
16 May 2018, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155440

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I understand that the pilots and all SN staff are nervous about the plans of LH/EW since they are not in the know, this is the best way to lower staff motivation, which can be a strategy, not saying it is the case here. On the other hand we live in a market economy and SN is a privately owned busine...
by BrightCedars
19 Apr 2018, 10:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155440

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I like the Brussels Airlines service and I don't feel attached to the brand. Tomorrow if they were operating as Eurowings in Europe and Sabena in the world I'd be totally fine. Heck even if they were operating as Eurowings in the world I'd be fine but I don't think that's the plan because they want ...
by BrightCedars
22 Feb 2018, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 179258

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Wishing happy lunar new year on social media to your followers 5 days after the date: check!

Are they trying hard to seem like a bunch of amateurs or are they just that?!
by BrightCedars
20 Feb 2018, 10:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1620
Views: 179258

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

I think 31" is OK as long as the seats are not as hard as SN's. My last BRU-IAD and back was a bottom killer. These 10-11 y.o. A340-300X are probably good enough in terms of range and consumption at current oil prices; they were mostly phased out when the oil was more than double what it is nowadays...
by BrightCedars
16 Feb 2018, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A321LR will/should it change everything ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1918

Re: A321LR will/should it change everything ?

MEA's A320 fleet features real 2 x 2 business seats and AVOD in every seat plus a decent pitch in economy.

I wouldn't find it problematic to fly that for 7-8h iso 4-5h if the service level is good.

Now a Ryanair A321LR with 240 seats, no thanks!
by BrightCedars
08 Feb 2018, 14:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 80
Views: 10388

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Makes sense to drop the pairing of FIH and start paring the other cities that used to be paired with FIH. Bummer is the drop in frequency which is still a really negative point for business travellers. Maybe they should fly BRU-DUS-FIH 3 days per week :-) Wonder about this news today of trying to lu...
by BrightCedars
08 Feb 2018, 10:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155440

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Seen in a street of Beirut suburbs on Jan. 2nd of this year...
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by BrightCedars
06 Feb 2018, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155440

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Une tempête dans un verre d'eau The new owner is simply taking the pilot seat and is letting the former pilot move away in a gracious way. They will now be able to deploy their strategy which certainly won't kill the local business but will certainly mean further integration as far as the European ...
by BrightCedars
05 Feb 2018, 09:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155440

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

LH group now own 100% and are the boss. If the incumbent does not follow their guidelines or meet their targets there is no reason for him to stick around. If we didn't want the decisions to be made abroad we should have kept a controlling stake. If LH makes bad management decisions and Brussels-bas...
by BrightCedars
18 Oct 2017, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 583
Views: 239361

Re: News from THY - Turkish Airlines

Finally! Being stuck in Ankara 2 x 3 days due to the snow storms in Istanbul and not being able to go back Westwards for lack of direct flights was a bad experience last Winter.
by BrightCedars
18 Oct 2017, 09:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 422
Views: 112218

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I'm happy they are given an extended lease of life just because I booked with them early in the year for year-end period and then there was a new saga of bankruptcy few weeks later. Ironically I had stayed away on several occasions due to the uncertainty surrounding the Alitalia case. Another lesson...
by BrightCedars
24 Mar 2016, 09:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks
Replies: 315
Views: 36784

Re: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!

Any slim chance that a departure scheduled for Saturday out of BRU will be possible?
by BrightCedars
26 Feb 2015, 09:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015
Replies: 73
Views: 11220

Re: Emirates A380 at BRU ?

Is there anything legal preventing them to operate a second daily flight? Doesn't Belgium have an open skies agreement with the UAE? I'm not saying they shouldn't bring the A380, but usually they grow frequency before growing capacity. Anyway it will take some time for the airport to be ready.
by BrightCedars
06 Jan 2015, 13:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline

Had a good on time experience in C on SU in November, BRU-SVO-TAS vv. Nice product on the A330 too!
by BrightCedars
01 Dec 2014, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAROM using the A310 to BRU
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: TAROM using the A310 to BRU

When mentioning TAROM, A310 and BRU, this comes to my mind:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAROM_Flight_371

Not a joyful memory.
by BrightCedars
09 Sep 2014, 13:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russia threatens to ban all Western airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 6461

Re: Russia threatens to ban all Western airlines

Not sure Russia based carriers could live long if the same sanction was legitimately imposed back on them, not to mention the Russian government dealing for long with a population deprived of fruits and Turkish breaks.
by BrightCedars
09 Aug 2014, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airlines suspending Erbil
Replies: 7
Views: 10184

Re: Airlines suspending Erbil

So far ME flights seem unaffected, next departure to Erbil in 90 mins.

Also, there are multiple daily flights in and out of Beirut to and from Erbil, Al Najaf, Basra and Baghdad.
by BrightCedars
09 Aug 2014, 10:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Busiest month ever at Brussels Airport : 2.3 million pax
Replies: 1
Views: 7949

Re: Busiest month ever at Brussels Airport : 2.3 million pax

Amazing that it took so long to return to a peak Sabena era level. The recent increase in low frills airlines operating from BRU certainly has a big share in reaching this milestone now rather than by 2020. Also it's good news to see that the average pax per movement has increased. Way to go Brussel...
by BrightCedars
14 Jul 2014, 16:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A330/A330neo news
Replies: 51
Views: 12836

Re: Airbus A330 news

I have the same impression: A350 was a NEO A330 and was rejected by gurus and some airlines, others were willing to buy. A350 became XWB (whole new design going head to head with 777 and putting last nails in coffin of A340). Now A330 NEO is back by popular demand I asume. Some airlines will have lo...
by BrightCedars
10 Jun 2014, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN operates a dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo
Replies: 86
Views: 23125

Re: SN to operate dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo

I didn't realize OO-SFO is an old A330-300, probably explains the fuel stop in DKR. Two hops are cheaper than a longer one if you only take fuel into consideration. Wonder if this'll give SN ideas for the future :-)

Or is SN filling the back of the plane with pax for DKR?

Come on Belgian Red Devils!