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by foxtrot_lima_yankee
01 May 2007, 09:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Euroflyer wrote: OK, I was in b.flex I m sure they will stay passionate about you in B-flex ;-) But most of us book B.light as travellers. The 737 is more efficient than the Avro, doesn t matter the number of pax carried. Lease rates of Avro's are a bit lower but I m sure that if you lease 30 738's...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
30 Apr 2007, 21:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Well, since Bru.air is applying 30 minutes turn-arounds, in order to operate one extra flight daily, I m sure some incidents will be happening there too, as pilots try to catch-up some end-of-day delays. You though can't really compare bru.air with Ryanair, the scale of the operations is not the sam...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
30 Apr 2007, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Robertcarion wrote: EXCUSE ME!!!!!! I don't think u are up to date on the numerous high and fast approaches made by some Ryanair crews. Check the Flight International magazine then we talk about the safer Ryanair attitude you cherish so much. Flight International 17-23 April 2007 p.13 p.13: Ryanair...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
30 Apr 2007, 20:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Many people here seem to forget that Bru.air and SN Brussels are different companies. Bru.air will not rebook your B.Light ticket. Forget that, it is clearly stated in their policies. I know that SN Brussels rebooked you if you missed a flight. They are not "passionate about you" anymore... I think ...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
30 Apr 2007, 09:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Johan23 wrote: Ab-initio's start at Ryanair as well... Yes it's true, but be ready to pay your 737 type-rating yourself and to have a filled flight log, because you won t be entering with your 300TT you graduate with. Count at least 1000TT. As they say, there are 2 piles of applications on airliner'...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
30 Apr 2007, 09:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Dear LX, As you say, Easyjet and Ryanair have dropped passengers in the past. But do not forget that these companies operate short-haul exclusively. Bru.air dropped passengers of a long-haul flight. That s something else already, don t you think? When you operate long-haul and pax pay a full price, ...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
29 Apr 2007, 22:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

I think Ryanair is safer. Their safety records are way better than that of Belgian carriers in general, but they operate 1000s of flights everyday, so it is normal they have some incidents happening here and there. It is safer to hire well-qualified pilots, look for instance at TNT's recent accident...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
29 Apr 2007, 14:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Sorry but this is just nonsense. Companies in the Netherlands do exactly the same. I know loads of guys who joined DenimAir, KLM, Transavia, TUIfly Netherlands who joined with low hours. Well at KLM they take you with low hours but you will start as 2nd officer on the 3rd seat on the B747's long-ha...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
29 Apr 2007, 09:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Lx, I agree with you that the staff has to support its new brand, but the management is making use of the brand name change to set new rules, in the disadvantage of the staff. Althoug I am not a Bru.air staff and I shared in the beginning the same point of view as you are expressing, talking with st...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
28 Apr 2007, 22:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

EBBR-based wrote: Again, I'm looking forward to a business case of those profitable routes SN's planning managers apparently never considered our thought of. foxtrot_lima_yankee wrote: And if those Avro' s are all leased, why can t they get rid of them and lease some real money-makers like the new g...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
28 Apr 2007, 10:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

foxtrot_lima_yankee wrote: I'd like to hear how many more extra FREE hours a day all the office people at SN are doing for the new company? Or if their breaks have been cut, they need to work longer days and have lost some holidays on top too??? Sorry I didn t post that. check your sources first, ma...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
27 Apr 2007, 22:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qatar goes with the 787
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Same thread was discussed the last year at Farnborough and the year before. Qatar likes to play with A & B and he does that obviously just to put pressure on them in order to have a better deal. DId they finally order last year at Farnborough? No they cancelled their order with Boeing, nd made them ...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
26 Apr 2007, 00:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EBCI closed many times this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 960

EBCI closed many times this afternoon

EBCI closed many times for more than 1 hour today.
The runway inspection vehicle was on the runway too often.

They though did open when WIZZAIR's and Ryanair's were there but General Aviation was told to hold or to go somewhere else.
Anyone have any informations?
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
26 Apr 2007, 00:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

A bit off-topic: Politicians should actually be payed the less as they can t even approve Flight schools as being official schools approved by the ministry of education. Belgium is one of the last countries in Europe to be avoiding that... It s such a shame, making hard-working students pay that 21%...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
23 Apr 2007, 08:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

I totally agree with the last post. Bru.air has nothing to attract people, only desperate pilots with low hours seeking a job would find it attractive. Perhaps a new era has to come for Belgian aviation and the SN/VEX merging was only a discontinuity of the transitory period we are in. I hope that b...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
22 Apr 2007, 22:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airlines to introduce rear-facing seats??
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Check airliners.net on the best of last 48 hours pictures and you will see a British Airways 747 new business class with seats arranged in both directions.

Impressive
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
22 Apr 2007, 21:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Yeah one week of strikes is about enough to pull the company down. Company has no money, so pays pilots less, pilots don t wanna fly for little so strikes, so company looses even more money and has to save even more on salaries and other costs... Looks pretty much like Alitalia, except for the fact ...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
22 Apr 2007, 21:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas cook stuck in Lanzarote with 176 pax
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Thomas cook stuck in Lanzarote with 176 pax

A Thomas Cook flight was stuck in Lanzarote yesterday due to a oil leak.
Seems they re gonna send the parts and try to take-off with the 176 pax from there tonight, though that seems after tests are accomplished successfully

This company has such a bad break-down record!!
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
22 Apr 2007, 20:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

[Dear co-member FLY, You have perhaps a bit to learn about the number of Belgians of Italian origin, whose parents or grandparents mostly moved into Belgium from Southern Italy to work as coalminers, though themselves rather operate pizzeria's and/or garages. But they do travel "home" quite frequent...
by foxtrot_lima_yankee
22 Apr 2007, 19:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17156

Sometimes I think they have a lack of imagination. They don t know where to send their planes to. So they send them 3 times per day or 5 times per day on the same routes. A 737 has enough range to serve destinations like Cairo and the middle-east without problems. If they sell tickets for a bit less...