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by Darjeeling
15 Jul 2020, 17:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Situation is seriously worsening at SN. With such a financial slope, they won’t make it until the end of August. And this comes from a very good and highly ranked source inside SN. The “fake bookings” aren’t a long term treasury solution and they even play with fire in keeping it on that way. Many B...
by Darjeeling
12 Jun 2020, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

According to https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/brussels , they are preparing 7 A319 (5) & 320 (2) for entrance into service from 15/06 onwards. The same source states there are already 3 A330 active ... Cheers Danny Those three have been kept active for some AFI flights (CKY, ABJ, FIH...) ...
by Darjeeling
05 Jun 2020, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The "new" intercontinental schedule is now published: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291659/brussels-airlines-june-august-2020-intercontinental-operations-as-of-04jun20/ It seems like it's the end of the road for both of their A330-200s. OO-SFT/Z will be probably returned to the l...
by Darjeeling
28 May 2020, 15:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I'm not flying anymore at the moment as i'm studying, but when I was flying full time on the long haul as a cabin crew, I was reaching almost each month 3000 euros. I really would like to know what is you definition of "poor wages and working condition" in your humble opinion. I flown for 4 differe...
by Darjeeling
28 May 2020, 15:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Imho, CS's plan B (which could actually be his plan A) is to let go bust both LH ans SN (and OS ?) and replace LH's and SN's intra-European flights by EW. Now, what about the intercontinental flights ? New collective agreement, inferior remuneration and working conditions. I doubt trade unions woul...
by Darjeeling
12 May 2020, 08:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Regarding what was written in La Libre and other press articles: - SN needs A330s. The version they used right now is an HGW version of the A330-300 and thus ideal for cargo. Cargo is an extremely important revenue source for SN. Both for AFI and NA. The A321LR thing is pure BS as far as SN is conce...
by Darjeeling
29 Apr 2020, 11:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Flights are further suspended until June 1st. No surprise here, there are just no bookings to justify a restart.

Some cargo-only flights might take place towards Africa as from next week.
by Darjeeling
27 Apr 2020, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If the ten aircrafts include OO-SFJ/K/L/P and the Cityjet CRJs, it would be rather good news. But I fear that CRJs are considered as outsourced production. And the four ex-Lufthansa's A333, despite being OO-registered, still in Lufthansa's books as Lufthansa mainline assets... I rather fear that the...
by Darjeeling
24 Apr 2020, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Negociations LH/"BeGov" are paused at the moment amidst mutual tensions.

More info here: https://www.ln24.be/2020-04-24/brussels ... les-belges
by Darjeeling
23 Apr 2020, 10:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Tomorrow is D-Day for Brussels Airlines. Possibly large number of layoffs for a much smaller but viable carrier. Curious. Tomorrow is today. Something happened ? For as far as we know, no big announcement (like e.g. Austrian 's press release) made at today's "virtual meeting". But maybe an insider ...
by Darjeeling
07 Apr 2020, 12:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I won't resume the discussion on refunds, but it's now very clear that SN is in deep need of cash. Ryanair is very responsive on refunds it seems, this won't help SN commercially either. Yesterday I could grab some info thanks to a friend working there: - May 15th is the earliest date to restart SOM...
by Darjeeling
06 Apr 2020, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I was due to fly BRU-Montreal in June, outbound on SN, inbound on AC... and my outbound leg is now rebooked on Air Canada (seemingly on a Dreamliner). :( It wasn't an SN award fare but well a Star Alliance business fare I was booked on Lufthansa site. I'm not sure they're going to start Montreal ops...
by Darjeeling
31 Mar 2020, 13:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I was talking to a good friend TRI/TRE flying for Brussels Airlines and the future looks very dark. Lufthansa Group will give financial priority to Lufthansa FIRST and nothing is sure about a Belgian State Aid, cash situation is critical at SN as we speak (type...). The current situation is that SN ...
by Darjeeling
21 Mar 2020, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Finally some time to write here something after a very hectic time. Sorry if the question was already but I had no time to read everything On our Brucargo it is now busier than ever. Really a lot of cargo flights and even more to come. There is even lack of capacity as belly cargo felt away. Would ...
by Darjeeling
28 Feb 2020, 22:29
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 28/02/2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: BRU 28/02/2020

sn26567 wrote: 28 Feb 2020, 11:22 Why would an Aer Lingus A330 delivery flight from Toulouse stop in Brussels?
Note that this will be the very last A330-300 “CEO” ever built. :shock:
by Darjeeling
17 Feb 2020, 11:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1447776

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Does this one have the full new cabin C-W and Y ? :?: As for the paint scheme, I trust SN's brains creativity at b.house to issue a drawing contest and a scheme that will be stickered to stay on the "reboot" scope and frame (with the internal moto "da moet niks kosten hé"). Jokes aside, I hope SN is...
by Darjeeling
04 Feb 2020, 09:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376523

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

What I read here is utter BS. The situation where there is only one F.A in the aft galley is when the duty free sales are in progress or the inventory and sales are being completed in the front / mid galley by the rest of the F.A. That might take up to 3 (!!) hours on a december or july Kinshasa fli...
by Darjeeling
24 Dec 2019, 10:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 425632

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The remaining lease contract on SFX and uncertain future of that specific plane afterwards doesn't make a 10 million Euro investment in all new seats, galleys, lighting,... - like on the 7 'new' purchased (by LH) A333s - worth it. A pity yes in product consistency, but same issue as on the 2 remain...
by Darjeeling
23 Dec 2019, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 425632

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

OO-SFX was indeed the first "new" A333 of the renewal project, when they received it, it had the SQ Regional interior. During its previous C-check it received the standard SN interior (I think in MLA) but this was done before the newest product was introduced. Hence, I assume they wanted to spare so...
by Darjeeling
17 Dec 2019, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 425632

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

kazansky137 wrote: 17 Dec 2019, 11:34
TLspotting wrote: 17 Dec 2019, 06:54 OO-SFT on the way to Brussels from Toronto as SN9908.
Does flight number SN9908 has a special meaning ?
Alain.
"Callsign 99xx" is generally a technical flight / maintenance check or positioning flight. ;)