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by FlightMate
02 Apr 2016, 17:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

BRU at 40% capacity for the summer. What was SN's market share in BRU? If (and that's a big IF) priority is given to SN to relaunch their operations, they would actually be competition-free for several months. Although it's only a small compensation compared to the losses incurred by the bad publici...
by FlightMate
28 Mar 2015, 02:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 249
Views: 54920

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

Agree with RTM. What should be in place is a no-blame, no-fear work environment where pilots and other staff can report unfit without being afraid of the consequences. How many times have I seen pilots flying when sick. Too many! Specially amongst young pilots (afraid of losing their job if reportin...
by FlightMate
19 Mar 2015, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)
Replies: 96
Views: 25418

Re: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)

Very nice idea. And very good looking plane.

Do you know if Brussels Airlines had to pay to get the right to use Tintin's image, or was it a win-win (advertisement for Tintin as well)?
by FlightMate
15 Feb 2015, 12:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Background info on hiring techniques at the low cost airlines
Replies: 85
Views: 14886

Re: Background info on hiring techniques at the low cost airlines

Who ordered or presented the study is irrelevant. The facts remain: a lot of independent workers pilots are in fact employees of a single airline. And the practice is common in low cost carriers. If they were truly independent, they'd be able to offer their service to other carriers. But they are no...
by FlightMate
05 Feb 2015, 02:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ATR crash Transasia in Taiwan (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 8890

Re: ATR crash Transasia in Taiwan (again)

Looks like everything was fine until a bloody taxi driver went in the way.

Seriously though, it looks like the left wing stalled before the right. Due to left engine failure? (No more prop wash?)
by FlightMate
31 Jan 2015, 03:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Piper Malibu GVA-Zwartberg crashes at take-off
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Piper Malibu GVA-Zwartberg crashes at take-off

Might have stalled due to icing.

Similar to the crash in Gosselies? Or the AF in Pau.
by FlightMate
14 Nov 2014, 12:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Flanker, what if you were Air China?
Would you try to hub your flights through Brussels, halving your profits, or would you try to open direct links to Africa?
I suppose it all depends if the traffic is big enough to warrant direct flights and serious frequency.
by FlightMate
14 Nov 2014, 11:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Pocahontas, there was money for IAD, which seems to be doing not se great. On the other hand, PEK or PVG are much further away than IAD and require something else than a 330. I agree with Flanker that the travel needs between Africa and China are booming. But there is strong competition from the lik...
by FlightMate
13 Nov 2014, 19:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

I don't think we can expect similar growth next year. But even a status quo would be good (if the yields are sustainable). It's funny though, how some were bashing FR for their 'hidden cost' (pay for checked luggage, etc...), while it really seems to be a working method. People WILL book the cheapes...
by FlightMate
12 Nov 2014, 20:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

+21% :shock:

where do these passengers come from? Lufthansa? Adding capacity is not all, filling the seats is the real challenge.
well done!

any hints about any increase in revenue?
by FlightMate
09 Nov 2014, 14:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

Like the flights are only filled up with medical staff. And like only a few hundred passengers went or will go through Marocco in the last/next months.
Are you so much deluded, you can't see similar points?
by FlightMate
03 Nov 2014, 23:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

I'm sorry SN26567, but what does it prove exactly? That the system didn't detect someone who was not sick? I'll be more reassured when the system effectively catches someone sick, before he/she starts vomiting or being contagious. Odds are indeed slim that one without symptoms before boarding would ...
by FlightMate
02 Nov 2014, 11:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

Now, Flanker, you're starting to make me doubt about the real danger of Ebola ;-) I always think everything in this world is about money. No need to really spread the virus, as long as the fear is there, they will sell their vaccine for billions. Same for the H1N1 and the tamiflu. 5000, 10000, 50000...
by FlightMate
01 Nov 2014, 01:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502745

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

The good news for SN (and other airlines) is the fuel price.
If it remains where it is, they will be able to make profits sooner than later.

But that's a big IF.
And hopefully they haven't edged too much of their fuel bill at 110usd.
by FlightMate
01 Nov 2014, 01:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert
Replies: 15
Views: 4377

Re: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert

That doesn't necessarily mean the end of the project.

It depends if the fault can be found and corrected. And how far in the development they were.

But it's a sad news indeed.
by FlightMate
01 Nov 2014, 01:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

The ban on visa to enter Canada only concerns foreigners who've been to these countries in the last x weeks or months.
Canadian doctors will still be able to go to Africa to fight Ebola and then go back to Canada.

Why is it a problem, then?
by FlightMate
29 Oct 2014, 11:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

What if the borders were 100% hermetic? I know they are not and never will. But hypothetically, this would be the best measure. And when I say borders, I mean borders outside the infection foyer, not the whole country. On the other hand, what seems to be the consensus amongst people who are against ...
by FlightMate
29 Oct 2014, 09:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

Some here seem to criticize the closure of borders and quarantine measures in place in the US. And they don't want to see the end of commercial travel to these countries. but what are the other solutions they bring into the discussion? The only way to stop the disease is for infected people to stop ...
by FlightMate
29 Oct 2014, 01:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

As there is no (official) cure yet, the only way to stop ebola at source is to prevent contact with sick or dead people.

Isn't what we are preaching here?

It seems you are happy for sick people to travel freely.
by FlightMate
28 Oct 2014, 00:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165482

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

I wonder what's on the 'questionnaire' that passengers are supposed to fill in on departure.

I suppose there is a question about being close to infected people.

If so, how are doctors or journalists allowed to board without extra measures?