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by b720
14 Nov 2019, 10:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Today, you can compare SN with easyJet .. and it doesn’t
Look good in comparison.. overpriced and increasingly inferior service.. LY is definitely the best option to TLV.
Problem is that they don’t fly on Shabbat.
Like A3 is a better option to Athens..
by b720
11 Nov 2019, 10:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 157
Views: 80937

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

United Airlines (my own FF) is doing the same... status linked to USD spent and no more on flown miles. Unless they introduce # of sectors to qualify Senator like they do for frequent traveler, many of their premium pax will loose their status.. and most probably their loyalty to M&M and star allia...
by b720
10 Nov 2019, 12:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Hi, Just think of ... they decide that Belgium is the perfect symbiose of French and dutch speakers.. and AF/KLM set up a small child of them here ,let's call it Air Brussel.... A bunch of embraers and B737 ... And a morning A333 for a nice connection in AMS... Or Emirates , Norwegian to JFK-BOS......
by b720
10 Nov 2019, 10:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

what's another 3 euro for water, if you can afford 600 euro for a very short flight It’s like going to a coffee house, paying paying EUR 15 For a regular (almost mediocre) espresso.. and still being charged 1 EUR for sugar and another for milk! Not a good feeling! It is all about the principle.. In...
by b720
10 Nov 2019, 07:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Service on business is also reduced dramatically.. That was the case already a few months back... Problems is that business tickets within Europe can cost around EUR 1000. I think that it is scandalous that one needs to pay for water after having spent almost 600 EUR for a 50 min flight On flex&fas...
by b720
09 Nov 2019, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Btw speedy boarding on easyjet is actually better and cheaper. 1. Easyjet .. cancellation and full refund of ticket is possible up to 24 hours after booking. 2. Change of reservation and name is possible against a small fee.. up to hours before departure 3. Speedy boarding includes priority boarding...
by b720
09 Nov 2019, 11:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Service on business is also reduced dramatically.. That was the case already a few months back... Problems is that business tickets within Europe can cost around EUR 1000. I think that it is scandalous that one needs to pay for water after having spent almost 600 EUR for a 50 min flight On flex&fast..
by b720
09 Nov 2019, 08:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I flew on 25/10 F&F with complimentary service. The flight attendant told me the compl. serv. would stop on 31/10. My next F&F flight was on 5/11 and indeed no more drinks for free. Don’t think it is the smartest decision. Not for the little cost itself but as a service for their customers who paid...
by b720
08 Nov 2019, 22:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Cost cutting already visible. No more free complimentary meals and drinks on Flex and fast!
by b720
26 Aug 2019, 09:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

For me the most catastrophic fact for this summer 2019, is not the dispatch reliability (which is at the average level of the other years, even slightly improving) but the horrific PUNCTUALITY figures. I'm not sure that operationally speaking, mixing both the main line operations and the charter op...
by b720
06 Aug 2019, 19:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

! I never understood that travelers transit through ADD Well, someone traveling from/to Africa might have different expectations than what we’re used to in Europe. That it is the poorest continent reflects on all kinds of services. Service on ET intra-africa is equal if not better than most Europea...
by b720
22 Jul 2019, 23:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 486564

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

I'm not sure boring is the right term. Repitive covers it better, I guess. And they have to stay focused since everybody who entered but wasn't supposed to can be traced back to the officer who let him in. And all that with hundreds or even more people queuing and being pissed off (understandably) ...
by b720
20 Jul 2019, 14:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 486564

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

I assume that the job is mentally stimulating as well.. could not be monotonous as they are detecting forgeries etc..they follow training and very regular updates concerning international passports and new regulations .. I am sure that there are much more boring police jobs they can find themselves ...
by b720
20 Jul 2019, 09:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 486564

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Why don't federal "policemen" like to work at BRU ? The answer to this question is crucial to solve the problem. A simple (simplistic) solution to the problem is money. They will love to work at BRU if they are paid more (for instance, through bonuses). There is no money you will say. OK, the let's...
by b720
19 Jul 2019, 21:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Looks like the only class getting a complimentary service is Bizz&Class, now Flex&Fast passengers need to pay for their food and drinks https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/practical-information/travel-info/on-board/meals-on-board/default.aspx Does it mean that the cost difference between Flex&Fa...
by b720
17 Jul 2019, 07:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 355
Views: 157280

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

With Kinshasa and Miami supposed to follow. https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/air-belgium-prepare-son-arrivee-au-congo/10145568.html (As says the article here. Sorry, was too late in spotting that) Can anybody explain to me why MIA would work with AB from Charleroi whereas MIA did not work ...
by b720
24 Jun 2019, 11:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1100
Views: 319576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Excellent news! A good morning to all!
by b720
09 Jun 2019, 09:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 486564

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

2 other things to address at BRU: 1: faster immigration 2: faster luggage retrieval I was in Tokyo Haneda the other day and OWH MY GOD! Got of the plane ( long haul ) , got through immigration, got my luggage within 5 minutes and I was on the subway to Shinagawa in less than 30 minutes after disemb...
by b720
23 May 2019, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 486564

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

I think that they must work on their poor punctuality before addressing other issues.
by b720
21 May 2019, 14:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 355
Views: 157280

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Problem with institutions and diplomats, they re all flying low cost or eco these days, even on long haul.. BRU does not generate premium pax like Zurich, Geneva, or FRA and Munich .. The disadvantage oif our income equality... Cheers, Stij Living standard at the above mentioned cities is considera...