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by fcw
23 Jun 2017, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social dumping at Cityjet operating for Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8702

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2017

Is strongly disagree with the practice and hope the issue is resolved very soon. But what a sensational clickbait headline. Brussels Airlines did not draft the Cityjet / Nobox labour contracts, that is something that is purely the responsibility of the lessor/contractor. CityJet has been convicted ...
by fcw
26 Apr 2017, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines starts Mumbai flights in March 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 28874

Re: Brussels Airlines starts Mumbai flights in March 2017

Returning on a jumpseat wouldn't be necessarily a real example as you say, it happen often that airlines have some seat available on their flight and still can't take the stand by passenger because of weight restriction if there is lot of cargo. Like it's probably the case in India Seriously? 80kg ...
by fcw
20 May 2015, 15:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)
Replies: 96
Views: 25080

Re: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)

The norm with the LCCs, I am familiar with, is that: a replacement aircraft would have been flown to LIS and passengers would have been home the same day.
When I flew for FR they had around 150 aircraft, about 5 were standby to cover mishaps like this one.
by fcw
17 May 2015, 00:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 193041

Re: Ryanair in 2015

By using a universal search engine for a return trip MAN-AGP on those specific dates (May 29-June 1), here is the classification of airlines by increasing price (and this will surprise many): 1. SN (170£) 2. LX (190£ (and a combination SN+LX is at 180£). It seems that the Star Alliance is in pole p...
by fcw
31 Mar 2015, 16:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 49737

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

if it's a suicide how do you explain than the descent was realively slow (read : normal) and that the direction and speed didn't change. Wouldn't you make sure you really die if you want to comit suicide ? This looks like (bad) luck. Yes a moutain was in the way, but it could have been a flat lake ...
by fcw
31 Mar 2015, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 49737

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

cnc wrote: if the commander knew right away what the intension was he would have used the axe for sure. used a cellphone to contact ground ops,...
There is NO axe in the cabin of an aircraft!
Mobile phone doesn't work at altitude, nor during high speed descent.
by fcw
30 Mar 2015, 10:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 49737

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

I don't know which airline mr vertongen works for, but in mine all ccm get the same screening as the pilots and the airline is big enough to regularly work with people that I don't know. That doesn't change the fact that trust is something that is absolutely REQUIRED for the safe operation of a fli...
by fcw
26 Mar 2015, 08:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 49737

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

They did not comment on the emergency cockpit entrance buzzer... So, was it not used, or was it not disclosed as to prevent the public from drawing conclusions. If the buzzer was used, should be audible on the CVR, and there would be no response to it from the flightdeck, the door unlocks after 30 ...
by fcw
07 Mar 2015, 15:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 373
Views: 105361

Re: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)

Passenger wrote:Reply from the Flemish minister: it's plain stupid from British Airways to neglict Dutch
A more exact translation: "from a commercial point of view it would be wiser to use Dutch as well"
by fcw
07 Mar 2015, 15:07
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: LX782 ZRH-BRU (operated by Helvetic Airways Embraer190)
Replies: 17
Views: 4506

Re: LX782 ZRH-BRU (operated by Helvetic Airways Embraer190)

780€ return, am I the only one who is shocked by this price?
And for this price you can't even check in when you book, a facility most LCCs offer for FREE these days if you book within 30 days of travel.
by fcw
10 Nov 2014, 10:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014
Replies: 482
Views: 148362

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote: no fuel dump? Just because of the hydraulic problems?
OO-SFU is not equiped with a dump system.
by fcw
05 Apr 2014, 16:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 188431

Re: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed into Indian O

Is it possible that - there was a decompression - the pilots tried to divert - they all sufficated - they continued flying over the ocean and ran out of fuel - they landed on the ocean "hundson style" and just sunk In that case, no debris will ever be found..j Very very unlikely. The aircraft would...
by fcw
23 Mar 2014, 19:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 188431

Re: Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight M

hmmm... the shadowing theorie again... Wel, suppose it's true... Can they do that again? I mean, all world leaders are in The Hague next week, Pakistan is within striking distance for a 777. The only problem would be to get into European airspace without being detected. So if they can shadow anothe...
by fcw
23 Feb 2014, 00:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Ryanair passengers held hostage
Replies: 101
Views: 20724

Re: Ryanair passengers held hostage

Just a question, based upon Wiki and Flightpedia facts: Birmingham runway: 3.050m Stansted runway: 3.048m Flight distance Birmingham-Stansted : 165 kms Flight distance Stansted-Porto : 1.367 kms Hence my question : is it not possible for a fully loaded 737-800 to take enough fuel onboard in Birming...
by fcw
21 Feb 2014, 23:21
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Ryanair passengers held hostage
Replies: 101
Views: 20724

Re: Ryanair passengers held hostage

If I look at the timeline, I have little doubt that the staff involved in this event acted to limit the financial damage for the airline, knowing that this would result in discomfort for the passengers. Example: the fuel story. First they announce that there’s a delay because the aircraft had to do...
by fcw
20 Feb 2014, 22:05
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Ryanair passengers held hostage
Replies: 101
Views: 20724

Re: Ryanair passengers held hostage

If anybody else than the police, would have opened the door to the terminal they would be in prison by now and they would loose their airside access permit for life.
by fcw
20 Feb 2014, 21:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Brussels Airlines press conference of 30 January 2014
Replies: 148
Views: 25325

Re: The Brussels Airlines press conference of 30 January 201

RoMax wrote: SN says this is a next step in SN's strategy to offer Belgian quality products to their customers .
A very good idea, but....
RoMax wrote: Serve sandwiches with “Mozarella & Pesto & sun dried tomatoes”, Brie with honey, etc.
:lol:
by fcw
06 Feb 2014, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 211643

Re: Ryanair in 2014

All Ryanair customers may – with immediate effect – use their PEDs (including tablets, smartphones, e-readers and MP3 players) for the entire duration of their flight, once these devices are switched to ‘flight mode’ and all safety demos/briefings are observed. This is indeed the implementation of ...
by fcw
06 Feb 2014, 18:17
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: VIDEO: is a 1100-metre-runway enough for a 737 in take-off?
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Re: VIDEO: is a 1100-metre-runway enough for a 737 in take-o

A lightly loaded 737 can probably take off in about 900 meters or less. This is not the balanced field length (which allows for full-stop distances), but just a take-off distance with no reserve. Today's aircraft and engines are so reliable, full field length is rarely needed, so this take-off was ...
by fcw
03 Feb 2014, 16:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 211643

Re: Ryanair in 2014

Well the stockmarket doesn't share the negative feeling: shares up 8% today, the experts think is good news.
Analists grade Ryanair as outperform.