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by RoMax
13 Jun 2018, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 11430

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

Good luck finding several A320's or even worse A319's now on such short notice on a FULL TIME basis (not just a few flights per week) without paying a fortune which is many times higher than rebookings costs etc (if it would be long haul, it would be something else because there those costs are many...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 19:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

If the reason for the cancellations really was crew shortage, why not subcharter VLM planes, like they’ve done more than a few times in the past, to perform the flights? Something tells me they really are concerned... Exactly, doesn't have to be VLM per se, but as I said in the last part of my post...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 18:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Yes 1 single flight but one that requires an off day afterwards for the crew as do many of the long saturday charter flights, in times where cockpit AND Cabincrew is being called in their off days , every bit helps... Still the impact of that 1 flight is very limited on your overall crew utilizatio...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 08:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Jaguar wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:25
Probably due to the lack of crew and aircraft , hence the security excuse is just a smokescreen...
1 single flight per week, during the weekend. Yeah that must solve a lot if that would be the actual reason.
by RoMax
07 Jun 2018, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU infrastructure: future
Replies: 1205
Views: 251080

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

With the train connections and bus services (both not terrible, but definitely room for improvement on early morning and late evening and even weekend services) and planned tram(bus) lines (which already proves to be difficult enough) I don't think it would be money well invested to extent metro to ...
by RoMax
06 Jun 2018, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3306
Views: 993909

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

But the leases for these 'new' planes have to be paid as well, I assume? Why not store M/N/O until their lease expires and in the mean time deploy the newer jets resulting in more reliability, cheaper operating costs and a higher payload thus revenue? It's not like it takes forever to switch cabins...
by RoMax
04 Jun 2018, 17:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3306
Views: 993909

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

That's the whole point of the long haul renewal exercise. The "new" aircraft are just arriving a few months too soon. and thus they can't simply advance the introduction into the fleet and letting SFM N O go ? If the new cabin is not ready yet and with very expensive early lease terminations, that'...
by RoMax
28 May 2018, 23:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Any idea about which destinations will replace the 3 frequencies lost on Kinshasa? SN doesn't seem to be in a hurry to fly its aircraft. Or are they hoping Kabila will change his mind? Has been reported a few times already. Soon (in June) IAD will go to daily (+1), Accra/Lomé will get a respectivel...
by RoMax
25 May 2018, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 80
Views: 10347

Re: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa

Luanda has never been a high volume market (but the 'few' passengers can generate high yields), which always meant a good combination with FIH which has the high volumes. But now FIH simply doesn't have the volumes, the issue is not as simple as oh they have to downgrade to 4/week so these flights w...
by RoMax
25 May 2018, 13:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU infrastructure: future
Replies: 1205
Views: 251080

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

As announced before in the Brussels Airport 2040 vision, the satellite will be again prepared to accommodate passengers. In a few weeks a certain numbers of admin departments will move from the satellite to one of the brand new office buildings on the airport land side. At the same current moment, ...
by RoMax
08 May 2018, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

By the way, today LH has ordered two more 777-300ER for Swiss, and rumor has it that LX will dedicate two extra A330 to new African destinations with LH prospecting itself for new African destinations to be opened once they get the 777X and some A330 are freed up. If the rumors were to be verified ...
by RoMax
05 May 2018, 16:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

We all know SN pilots are definitely not the biggest earners in the industry, quite the contrary. But comparing salaries between SN and the biggest EU legacy carriers is the biggest b*llsh*t ever. And besides the lower but still competitive gross salaries, taxes in Belgium are a big issue. Besides t...
by RoMax
05 May 2018, 12:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

How can we both scream because the Congolese authorities reduce the frequency of flights on FIH and afford the luxury of canceling flights to FIH... (today) unless there are few passengers of course. Given the losses announced on this beginning of the year, it may be necessary to rethink the networ...
by RoMax
03 May 2018, 23:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3306
Views: 993909

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Will it be to add frequencies on some lines or replace one plane with another one ? If you can share information obviously! As from June some existing routes will get an additional frequency until the end of the season (IAD to daily, +1 on ACC-LFW and I believe +1 on EBB-KGL), but that's more a rep...
by RoMax
03 May 2018, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 90
Views: 18606

Re: Eurowings in 2018

Thanks for this enlightening video. At 01:16 appears a pop up "Reclinable Backseat" in the "Best" cabin. Are they telling me that the backseat is NOT reclinable in the Basic/Smart cabin? For a 6+ hour night flight? Are you kidding? This makes my next remark very futile but the indication of "Seat P...
by RoMax
02 May 2018, 18:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3306
Views: 993909

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SFC will fly for SN, not EW. Must be a mistake of Skyliner. Preparations are fully ongoing at SN to have it in commercial operations as from June.
by RoMax
26 Apr 2018, 23:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Kanaal Z has an item about it in its daily news: it looks quite nice and the lounge is definitely much bigger than it used to be, which is a very good thing because the explosive growth of Brussels Airlines over the last few years ment that it was often quite full at peak moments the last year or s...
by RoMax
15 Apr 2018, 20:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

l. Per diems are per definition without taxes, and they are also not 50% higher between LH and SN. Some of the per diems is money you need to eat because you are in an expensive place abroad, it is not salary! If you don't benefit from per diems on most foreign trips (=having money after deducting ...
by RoMax
15 Apr 2018, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Let's make the difference between cockpit and cabin crew maybe, because I don't think both of you are talking about the same thing here...
by RoMax
13 Apr 2018, 22:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 155270

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Lufthansa has ordered 55 brand new airplanes for Swiss... And Swiss has had a major long haul expansion first off with the addition of 10 777s with bigger capacity, by adding flights on many routes like Chicago, Miami etc... here in Boston they doubled from 1 to 2 flights a day... thats a huge incr...