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by Cartman
09 Jun 2010, 23:28
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380
Replies: 116
Views: 37226

Re: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380

There were a lot of other spotter there, probably some other member of this forum as well. Unlucky they didn't visit the website earlier to read that runway 25R would be used full length. Maybe people like me that didn't have the time to read all posts and left in hurry to arrive exactly one minute...
by Cartman
09 Jun 2010, 22:42
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380
Replies: 116
Views: 37226

Re: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380

Sidenote: luckily the Korean 747 spooled his engines on time for the go-round. The forum would have lost a few members if he hadn't :-) Explain pls :) I was standing at the beginning of 25L. I thought it the 380 would land there (my mistake, I know). There were a lot of other spotter there, probabl...
by Cartman
09 Jun 2010, 01:20
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380
Replies: 116
Views: 37226

Re: BRU 08/06/2010 - Lufthansa Airbus A380

Sidenote: luckily the Korean 747 spooled his engines on time for the go-round. The forum would have lost a few members if he hadn't :-)
by Cartman
09 Nov 2009, 08:22
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Entry date SN in Star Alliance
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: Entry date SN in Star Alliance

When negotiating these contracts, there is more than just the time the bags need to end up in the luggage hall. Prices, cargo-handling, cleaning... They're all a factor when it comes to choosing between own handling or having the job done by a handling company. The passenger-handling (check-in and g...
by Cartman
14 Aug 2009, 01:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN A330 goes tech in DKR
Replies: 20
Views: 3850

Re: SN A330 goes tech in DKR

As a neutral reader of this forum, I can only say that Key West was asking a question, and that responses were a bit emotional. No harm there since we're all aviation enthousiast, but no reason to start yelling at each other as well. The fleet size, which will be SN's biggest challenge for the futur...
by Cartman
24 May 2009, 07:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51896

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

The CTA flight was normally operated by OO-VAS, but due to a technical problem it was replaced by OO-TUC. TUC was back from maintenance in SNN since a few days but broke down in CTA :(

Today's longhaul flight will be operated by Arkefly 763 instead of the infamous TUC.
by Cartman
30 Apr 2009, 22:15
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Cairo flight,pyramids?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Re: Cairo flight,pyramids?

I remember a flight with BA from LHR to CAI in 2005. The final approach to CAI (it was already dark) went straight over the three great pyramids of Gizeh. They were beautifully illuminated, a really nice sight. As far as I remember I was seated at the right-hand window...
by Cartman
28 Apr 2009, 08:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jaf flight 103 delayed, today 27/04/2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

Re: Jaf flight 103 delayed, today 27/04/2009

The flight was eventually operated by OO-TUC. Tec4Jets managed to get the bird flying again. JAF103 left at 01.20 local time.

CS-TLO arrived ferry from LIS around 23.00 (if I'm not mistaking) and returned ferry at 03.00 local time to LIS as JAF104P.
by Cartman
08 Mar 2009, 13:57
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: André Antoine verbiedt minivluchten in Wallonië
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: André Antoine verbiedt minivluchten in Wallonië

Flights between OST and BRU are probably not forbidden since both airports are in the Flemish region, where Mr. Antoine has no jurisdiction.
by Cartman
17 Nov 2008, 02:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia: rebirth after near bankruptcy
Replies: 156
Views: 34116

Re: Alitalia: the end is near

The whole Alitalia process should be scrapped, everyone should be fired forthwith and the company allowed to collapse in bankruptcy. Then and only then can the process begin with everyone re-applying for their jobs, all seniority to begin anew, and everyone signing an agreement to forgo union organ...
by Cartman
19 Sep 2008, 07:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92467

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

I should hope that when Brussels Airlines stops codesharing with British Airways, that British Airways would continue flying to Brussels airport. Why wouldn't BA continue flying to BRU? They take a good share of the BRU-LON market and take a lot of connecting PAX via LHR to the rest of the world...
by Cartman
07 Sep 2008, 13:37
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: *Actual* luggage weight limits
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: *Actual* luggage weight limits

I don't see the problem for average travelers. When I went to Thailand and Cambodia for more than three weeks, I had exactly 17kgs of luggage. Having your laundry done over there costs about a dollar per kilo. So it was better for my budget and better for my back (not having to carry more than 20 ki...
by Cartman
11 Aug 2008, 07:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviapartner strike @ Brussels Airport (and Flightcare too)
Replies: 115
Views: 19643

Re: Aviapartner strike

making sure your own company loses money to give your demands some extra force is not smart anyway since they will find a way to get that money back at the expense of the employees. Under Belgian law, employees are only protected in case of a strike, so unfortunately, there are very few other means...
by Cartman
21 Oct 2007, 00:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU winter 2007-08 : what to expect: new routes, frequencies
Replies: 140
Views: 26913

I heard about a second daily BRU-DME-BRU flight from SN. Anyone to confirm this?
by Cartman
24 Sep 2007, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Future of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 149
Views: 20260

Did the management realize this after reading it here in comments on this forum ? They should have known that and should not even have considered leasing these planes. Don't get too cocky. I don't think their bussiness plan or other imprtant decisions will be based on what amateur enthousiasts writ...
by Cartman
22 Sep 2007, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A lot of cancelled SN flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3852

Yesterday (21st), OO-VEK had a broken cockpit windshield and another 737 also had a technical problem. Hence the number of delays and cancellations.
by Cartman
19 Sep 2007, 23:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards
Replies: 26
Views: 2679

How can anyone choose Ryanair as best budget carrier? Because they are actually a Low Cost Carrier? True, but don't tell me that there are no better LCC's than RYR. It's actually an insult to Easyjet, JetBlue and many others that Ryanair won. The achievement for MOL is more appropriate. Love him or...
by Cartman
19 Sep 2007, 14:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards
Replies: 26
Views: 2679

How can anyone choose Ryanair as best budget carrier? Easyjet e.g. flies at mayor airports and doesn't treat passengers like kick-the-money-out-'em cattle all the time. And who doesn't remember the TV documentary where everybody could see Ryanair's rather 'loose' interpretation of safety procedures?...
by Cartman
12 Sep 2007, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Transat starts Toronto - Brussels in 2008.
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Isn't this a yearly seasonal flight? I saw the Air Transat today at BRU as well...
by Cartman
11 Sep 2007, 20:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cargo B Airlines first destinations
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

just a question not so familiar with those abbreviations whats ex-... (I know BRU is Brussels tough :P ) Ex means "former". And actually it is not an abbreviation :wink: ... it's a preposition :) Bye... I would think that in this topic, 'ex' is used not as former but as from . E.g.: My ex...