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by RoMax
11 Jun 2020, 22:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austria want to set minimum fare of 40 euros for airline tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

An absolutely useless green idea. Easy to circumvent. Example: Ryanair sells a ticket for 40 euros from Vienna to Barcelona, but offers free baggage and meal onboard. Wait... I thought politics should be avoided here? :lol: :lol: :lol: And by the way, do you travel with a piece of luggage when you ...
by RoMax
29 May 2020, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Is there a proper source for the rumour of LH Group (partially) selling a member? - Was it considered that this might not be an airline member of the group? For years now LHG has been looking at its options for LSG and LH Technik - both being units requiring significant investment to stay at the top...
by RoMax
27 May 2020, 23:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 70086

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

Lufthansa and Fraport plan to form a joint venture to further develop the Frankfurt airport. Is it really necessary? Is it necessary? Maybe not - but if it's like the model they have in Munich (joint-development and operation of Terminal 2 since 2003), that has proven extremely successful for both ...
by RoMax
22 May 2020, 21:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 70086

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

If LH has to buy from Airbus all that they ordered, they might abandon the 777X order from Boeing! Not so sure - for sure Lufthansa wants to delay its 777 deliveries (and possibly cancel or convert part of its order), it has already indicated so anyway. But cancel them because of the Airbusses bein...
by RoMax
21 May 2020, 14:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Unless they don't need anything anymore from the Belgian government. If LH gets up to 9bn, then that's up to 2bn more than AF + KL needed combined. I doubt that the burn rate of AF+KL combined is almost equal to the burn rate of LH+EW combined, especially as LH has LH Cargo, which must be running w...
by RoMax
17 May 2020, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Lufthansa staff are now receiving government unemployment money. Rumors are that LH is even paying the salary difference with unemployment, while the workforce is at home watching television. Why the hell are they doing that? If only sitting 'at home watching television' would be paying your bills....
by RoMax
02 May 2020, 23:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

What about comparing SN to TAP? Similar fleet, similar home-market, SN being focused on Africa compared to TAP's focus on South America,... Both member of Star Alliance. But TAP isn't member of a big group. If they can, SN can too? TAP is quite a bit bigger in fleet, revenue (about double or so tha...
by RoMax
02 May 2020, 21:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why not follow Italy's example and nationlise SN? And then what? I understand the question, but SN has absolutely no future without being part of a major airline group. Yes there's an incredible amount of scepticism over LHG on this forum - some for good reasons, others not so much... - but it's to...
by RoMax
29 Apr 2020, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 777(X) news
Replies: 123
Views: 90336

Re: Boeing 777(X) news

Boeing says that the B777/777X combined production rate will be reduced to only 3 per month in 2021. That sounds almost like a death notice for the 777X... From 5 (current combined rate) to 3 is bad, but a death notice is a bit extreme... The classic 777 is running on it's last legs in production a...
by RoMax
27 Apr 2020, 23:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A330/A330neo news
Replies: 96
Views: 54642

Re: Airbus A330/A330neo news

"beyond 180 min" ? No more precision ? 180 min seems not so big achievement to me .. I'm not a specialist, but I believe "beyond 180 min" is the official terminology used for the general 'type approval' part of ETOPS - and then includes optional further certification limits upon...
by RoMax
23 Apr 2020, 14:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 362
Views: 206494

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

I'm glad that destination is back. I don't have any figures, obviously, but I couldn't understand Brussels Airlines dropping that destination. Try flying it with A319's with sufficient frequency (which is a requirement for this route due to the business type traffic) and in the current situation th...
by RoMax
21 Apr 2020, 20:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines in 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 18691

Re: Austrian Airlines in 2020

Why would they retire their 319-fleet (7x) and keep their 320 (28x) and 321-fleet? If demand is low, it's better to have a smaller airplane, no? Economies of scale (& to some extent the push in Austria to put climate impact higher on the agenda as a condition for saving Austrian): rather fly le...
by RoMax
21 Apr 2020, 20:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

we shoot ourselves in the foot by organizing unfair competition with a low cost airport a few km from Brussels (but in another region... ), you do not see that in Switzerland, or Austria. and we tolerate crazy ticket prices from lowcost airlines (which, on top, is bad for the climate .... ) Please ...
by RoMax
20 Apr 2020, 15:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It seems a SN plane is en-route to ABJ. Flt SN1037. BRU-ABJ - a/c : A333 -OO-SFE Finally some cargo-flight or still another 'repatriation' flt? It is not a repatriation flight, but a cargo flight (at long last) bringing humanitarian relief equipment to ABJ and OUA. The other (repatriation) flights ...
by RoMax
11 Apr 2020, 10:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I don't think anyone with a bit of common sense wants the government to throw a few hundred millions at SN without knowing the plan, possible scenarios (as things still change day by day), etc and at least a trustworthy indication that this money will either be paid back or flow back to the state in...
by RoMax
07 Apr 2020, 11:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Not correct!!!! The message from KLM is clear, got one myself btw. Once again a copy/paste: “If your flight has been cancelled by the airline, your travel voucher is refundable after 1 year” https://www.klm.com/travel/be_en/prepare_for_travel/up_to_date/flight_update/index.htm?WT.i_vid=64238123&...
by RoMax
07 Apr 2020, 01:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Let's see what happens - almost the full industry is trying to direct customers to a rebooking and/or voucher solution (some more extreme than others - like always). An increasing amount of EU governments is supporting the no/delayed refund position of their airline industry (e.g. Germany supporting...
by RoMax
07 Apr 2020, 00:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

YES they DO deny refunds, it’s not the process which is delayed, they simply refuse refund requests. When you click on the refund link, in manage my booking, the voucher page opens. [...] It’s not a grey zone, it’s prohibited by European law to deny refunds for cancelled flights! I was told as well...
by RoMax
06 Apr 2020, 23:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

They don't deny refund, but are delaying processing refund requests (which is probably a grey zone due to the circumstances) and try to pursuade to rebook to a later date by giving a value voucher in addition to the free rebooking. Seems like a straightforward attempt of reducing the short-term cash...
by RoMax
04 Apr 2020, 21:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1714
Views: 457592

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Hi. Anyone knows, why Brussels Airlines is operating a flight between Kigali and Cologne ? Thanks https://www.flightradar24.com/BEL1042/2451cb66 Repatriation I guess. There has also been a Lomé-Cologne repatriation flight - I believe for the German government (which isn't that weird as it's LHG, on...