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by summersso
09 Sep 2015, 14:30
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Germanwings - Eurowings future
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Germanwings - Eurowings future

Good afternoon all, I've read contradictory information on the future of the Germanwings brand. Will it be phased out and entirely replaced by the Eurowings brand? As described here: http://worldairlinenews.com/2015/03/26/will-lufthansa-retire-the-germanwings-brand-earlier/ Or will Germanwings focus...
by summersso
22 Feb 2013, 20:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swiss to decide on A340 replacement in 6-12 months
Replies: 37
Views: 7624

Re: Swiss to decide on A340 replacement in 6-12 months

On the other hand, the 777 is already present in the LH Group fleet with Austrian and they'll double their fleet by 2014 (from 4 currently to 8 at the end of 2014). Sorry RoMax, from where do you have the information that Austrian will double their 777 fleet (if I understood you correctly!)? Please...
by summersso
22 Dec 2010, 12:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM adds new China route: Xiamen
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: KLM adds new China route: Xiamen

Lovely city and a gateway to inner Fujian province (eg Yongding County) - I was there barely six weeks ago.
by summersso
23 Oct 2010, 08:10
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Securitas looses security contract at BRU airport
Replies: 12
Views: 3633

Re: Securitas looses security contract at BRU airport

Hmm G4S. Well let's hope they just stick to security, and not escorting us on to the aircraft...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/2 ... ight-video
by summersso
11 Jun 2010, 07:55
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Changing planes in Moscow
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Changing planes in Moscow

Connection in SVO is fine, however problems tend to be rude/unhelpful staff, (possibly) long connection times and very high prices, like EUR 8 for a bottle of water! No visa required if international connection. For an experienced traveller however who know how to find a gate it isn't a problem. In ...
by summersso
04 Jun 2010, 18:16
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Easyjet to trial volcanic ash detection system
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Easyjet to trial volcanic ash detection system

Easyjet has unveiled a system that it says will allow airlines to safely fly around ash clouds. It involves infra-red technology that allows pilots to see the damaging particles up to 62 miles ahead. The theory is that a pilot can then change course and continue to fly safely. More info: http://news...
by summersso
01 Jun 2010, 08:07
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Ryanair luggage policy
Replies: 27
Views: 5984

Re: Ryanair luggage policy

An industry source tells me Ryanair are now seriously looking at scraping checked-in baggage all together. So few passengers are checking in luggage, revenues are marginal, and they still incur the cost of manning checkin desks. In addition, with so few bags in the hold, Ryanair are having problems ...
by summersso
27 Apr 2010, 20:07
Forum: Videos
Topic: New Brussels Airlines commercial.
Replies: 20
Views: 8820

Re: New Brussels Airlines commercial.

Not a bad advert, but I wouldn't be impressed with long-haul economy once I'd forked out €1300 for a return flight to Kinshasa and boarded.
by summersso
21 Mar 2010, 13:18
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Service on Swiss international airlines flights
Replies: 7
Views: 2859

Re: Service on Swiss international airlines flights

Hi there, I flew exactly this route in reverse last year (IST-ZRH-BRU). Late afternoon flight left Istanbul with scheduled arrival in ZRH at around 19.00, I expected a decent bite to eat... flight is almost three hours... instead received just a meagre, luke warm savoury pastry. Not impressed. Obivi...
by summersso
12 Feb 2010, 00:06
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BRU - LHR widebody trip (February 20-21)
Replies: 23
Views: 8053

Re: BRU - LHR widebody trip (February 20-21)

Amazing... have you nothing better to do than waste a weekend sleeping at LHR?!
by summersso
22 Dec 2009, 20:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 519
Views: 118392

Re: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines

sdbelgium wrote:
summersso wrote:Am surprised no-one has mentioned the four new Air Comet A333s now available (if AC have really gone under)... Are they an option?
Sure they are A330-300s? I can only see 4 A330-200s (EC-KUO/VS/XB/YC)? Or do you mean new deliveries?
sorry typo yes meant A332s!
by summersso
22 Dec 2009, 20:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 519
Views: 118392

Re: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines

Am surprised no-one has mentioned the four new Air Comet A333s now available (if AC have really gone under)... Are they an option?
by summersso
15 Dec 2009, 10:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 Dreamliner maiden flight
Replies: 59
Views: 10018

Boeing 787 Dreamliner maiden flight

The maiden flight of the new Boeing 787 is scheduled today. You may follow it live on:
http://787firstflight.newairplane.com/ffindex.html

Live webcast to begin at 17.40 GMT (18.40 CET).
by summersso
07 Dec 2009, 09:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EK (Emirates) comes to BRU
Replies: 145
Views: 34355

Re: Will EK (Emirates) come to BRU?

Absolutely agree eurojet. Flew DEL-DXB-VIE a couple of weeks ago in Y - very pleasant experience, certainly compares favourably with old LH 747-400s with no PTV, let alone EK's excellent "ICE" system. I must add that I do wonder how a daily flight from VIE-DXB on a 777-300ER is feasible an...
by summersso
05 Nov 2009, 17:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Question, Delhi or Mumbai Lounges!
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Question, Delhi or Mumbai Lounges!

I'm going to Delhi on Sunday for three days on Jet, shall use their lounge and will let you know. I read a fairly negative review on Skytrax and heard Delhi airport's hell... mais on verra!
by summersso
03 Nov 2009, 18:02
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Trip to Delhi
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Trip to Delhi

An interesting last minute business trip planned (subject to me obtaining my visa by Friday): Jet Airways Flight 121 Non-stop Depart: 8:50 PM Sunday, November 08, 2009 Heathrow (LHR), Terminal 4 London Arrive: 10:40 AM Monday, November 09, 2009 Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL), Terminal 2 Equipment: B...
by summersso
17 Oct 2009, 22:20
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Looking for AF aircraft reg
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Looking for AF aircraft reg

Can anyone tell me which aircraft operated flight AF2039 from Vienna to Paris on Friday evening (16 Oct)? I failed to note the registration! Hope you can help... :)
by summersso
09 Oct 2009, 14:10
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Privatair.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Privatair.....

I am also flying MUC-CAI on a Privatair 737-800 operated on behalf of Lufthansa. Should be absolutely fine - probably even better than LH!
by summersso
02 Sep 2009, 09:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SkyEurope Holding AG: Suspension of all flights.
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

Re: SkyEurope Holding AG: Suspension of all flights.

According to a friend of mine in Vienna Brussels Airlines is offering return flights to Sky Europe customers. This was later confirmed on the 1900hrs VTM NIEUWS. Any confirmation on passengers connecting via BRU to other SKY Europe destinations? A friend of mine who was supposed to come visit on 18...
by summersso
01 Sep 2009, 06:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SkyEurope Holding AG: Suspension of all flights.
Replies: 21
Views: 4406

Re: SkyEurope Holding AG: Suspension of all flights.

SkyEurope suspends its operations Dear Guests Please be advised that SkyEurope has suspended its sales and operations immediately. Those of you who have purchased flights with a credit card, please turn to your credit card issuing bank to seek refunds for unused portions of SkyEurope's flights. In c...