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by Voice of Reason
24 Sep 2007, 11:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Solution for Belgian pilots?
Replies: 71
Views: 9417

Why doesn’t the government cut taxes for pilots and airlines? That way we could afford to pay the going rate and attract and keep pilots. An added advantage to this would be getting and retaining a good level of experience and therefore safety instead of ending up with an airline full of kids with 2...
by Voice of Reason
24 Sep 2007, 03:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Future of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 149
Views: 20264

There is only one problem with B Air, shortage of managers. If only we had a few more. Maybe some of the plane spotters here could fill in for a while? The bad news is that all the parking spaces have been taken already and you will need to park your company car about 1.5 Km away with the crew. Plen...
by Voice of Reason
23 Sep 2007, 02:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A lot of cancelled SN flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3852

20th - 26 flights canceled
21st - 12 flights canceled.

Don't know about today but lots very late.
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 20:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

Yes of course there are two sides to the story, I don't deny that !! I suggest the following in order to have a constructive discussion. Let's analyse the situation in a more rational and less emotional way. These are the things a crew needs to do turing a turn around according to crew memebrs who ...
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

Hello Chris, It may be difficult to explain in simpler terms than I have already used but I am confident that if you re-read my post you’ll find the case clearly stated. As from my part, I don't have enough info to take part in this discussion as I'm an extern. However, it seems very chlidish to be ...
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 18:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

I’m sorry but that’s absolute nonsense. Just because the crew is sat down does not mean that they are resting. Taxi, take off and landing are critical phases of flight and it is at these times when cabin crew must be at their most alert. They must be constantly scanning the cabin for passengers doin...
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 16:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

website-info, there are two points there, not either/or: 1. More work/stress for the crew ie. A deterioration of conditions of service without monetary compensation AND (more importantly as clearly stated before) 2. Reduced rest / increased stress on crew members which directly equates to a reductio...
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 15:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

Patatje_ wrote:Their objective is to make money, they make mony by pleasuring the passengers,
I wish the management would stick to making money by "pleasuring the passengers", ha ha ha. They appear to be far better qualified to "pleasure" passengers than manage an airline.
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 14:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

BA Tech The crews of SNBA and Virgin Express have between them many thousands of hours of hard earned experience. They have done literally millions of turn arounds in the course of their careers. Your suggestion “ why dont just try if you can make your checks in this turn-around time? ” completely m...
by Voice of Reason
23 Mar 2007, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21011

Right now we’re scheduled for a 45 minute turn around at outstations. In that time we have to deplane pax, re-fuel, clean, run a complete security scan of the cabin, eat and draw breath before boarding the next load of pax. That’s a busy 45 minutes. In Berlin we are scheduled for a 25 minute turn ar...