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by Bracebrace
08 Jul 2020, 15:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I have advised several guys who are now SN and Tuifly right seaters against taking this route. Explained the risk of not finding a job, losing the job and cyclical aspects. They didn't listen to me and took the risk. It's their problem now and their loans are probably still running as we speak. Nob...
by Bracebrace
06 Jul 2020, 11:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 45524

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Acid-drop wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 09:10
Ikea is also a belgian company based in belgium with belgian employees in belgian stores if you start like that.
Ikea would say it's a dutch shop, and that answer should tell you that your own "financial funding" conclusions don't really make sense either.
by Bracebrace
27 Jun 2020, 09:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If there is a cost to a restructuring, it's in the form of lost jobs and that cost is borne by the workforce. Restructurings are supposed to cut costs, not generate costs, so it's nonsensical. Restructuring costs money short term, they are (supposed to if done wisely) save a lot of money long term....
by Bracebrace
22 Jun 2020, 15:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I see nationalising SN as the last resort if everything else has failed. Obviously it's not ideal but if this is what it takes to save the home carrier of Zaventem, it has to be done. Period. Not a resort, and by far a solution. Merely a temporary sidestep, that in the longrun would end up in the s...
by Bracebrace
22 Jun 2020, 12:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Opinion in La Libre Belgique mainly from some Belgian universities’ researchers: ‘Nationalizing Brussels Airlines is the only choice for the futuré In French only: https://www.lalibre.be/debats/opinions/nationaliser-brussels-airlines-est-le-seul-choix-d-avenir-5eed12119978e21bd09d5591 Flanker2, wer...
by Bracebrace
30 May 2020, 23:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

This does not discount the fact that compared with other airlines this is a high wage. As a purser and ground manager at BA (mixed fleet) knowing 4 aircraft types, flying mostly long haul I earned about 500EUR more then that, just to put things into perspective. Like I said, my CCM colleagues were ...
by Bracebrace
29 May 2020, 11:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I understand your reaction I'm not working in the Aviation business but sure if the salary in any way is lower by your competitors you will have to follow and this is true in my business also. Only partially true. Salary is part of the question how much you prefer to keep experience in your company...
by Bracebrace
20 May 2020, 17:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I don't see the point of the unions offering to reduce work time to part time. It's most likely most will be working parttime, parttime on unemployment until traffic recovers. Economic unemployment can go on for years. It's been done successfully in the past and offers advantages to the company. As...
by Bracebrace
17 May 2020, 16:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Poiu wrote:
17 May 2020, 15:38
Exactly! Unfortunately there is no bar open.
Oops... touché :D
by Bracebrace
17 May 2020, 14:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I don't know what your agenda is Relax man, this is a forum. There is no agenda, just opinions suited to be accompanied by a beer at a bar. Relax. If Covid hadn't been there, salary cuts wouldn't have been discussed. Anywhere. Aviation connects the world and the world is unpredictable. So forget ab...
by Bracebrace
11 May 2020, 15:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

We need more 'patriotism' in business and above all: more audacity. Unfortunately not. We are small, we need to be smart. But we aren't. We are not big in Africa. We rely on history and keep using our colonialism to preted we are big. At this point, even the Chinese might be bigger in Africa. Small...
by Bracebrace
08 May 2020, 19:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It's almost a requirement from the Dutch government as it wants a "healthy" business (or better it wants its money back including the interest). Dutch politicians (but also the government) mentioned that the KLM pilots should look at the pilots at LH and take a voluntary paycut. I wonder if the Bel...
by Bracebrace
21 Apr 2020, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

??? Ever worked with the people who "refuse to retire"? It's better to force them to retire at some point, before they destroy what they've created themselves because of many many reasons. How old is Davignon? 88... please... he was 68 20 years ago. How much experience do "other" people gain in 20 ...
by Bracebrace
20 Apr 2020, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I absolutely do not want to offend you "Bracebrace", not at all the purpose of this post, but we should learn, especially during this nightmare, to show some respect for the elderly. Don't worry, I am by far offended by discussions, I even like such answers. However my experience in general is that...
by Bracebrace
20 Apr 2020, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Strong man Davignon leaves the bridge in heavy storm-times, not a good sign.... I try to stay away from SN Brussels discussions, but in my opinion Davignon is still a dinosaur from the old age (pre-Sabena). He is there for his contact list, nothing more. He is the last remaining dinosaur of an old ...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1474
Views: 320024

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

BCAA has already approved exemptions for TO/LDG recency, simulators and other training requirements.

https://mobilit.belgium.be/fr/transport ... oronavirus
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 17:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32831

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

flightlover wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 16:58
The only reason they have more night time activity is because BRU is heavily limited in movements at that time.
You really think freight companies need Brussels? Ok...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 13:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32831

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

That would be too specific and only make people focus on details and not the general picture... I don't see a lot of "deep" coordination between Brussels and Liège. Brussels just does what they need to: sequence and hand off to Liège approach. There are controllers in Brussels who really try to help...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 11:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32831

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Just my 2c's: the airport (freight) is working at the edge of their capacity limits which is a fantastic thing compared to 20 years ago. The sustained growth has been incredible. This does create "short term" hickups like fuel problems, de-icing problems, parking spots, even the daily pushback delay...
by Bracebrace
11 Apr 2020, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32831

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

If you look at the sustained growth Liège has established last two decades, I can't understand why people still want to downgrade the airport. Liège has some problems, yes, but I would call them "growing pains" rather than evidence of failure.