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by Didymus
28 Aug 2018, 13:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 50410

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018

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It's a fixed gear aircraft...
by Didymus
29 Jul 2018, 12:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1706
Views: 196683

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

sn26567 wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 00:11
It is possible that the name CityJet is mentioned during the booking process, but I didn't really pay attention: I look only at the type of aircraft ;)
I can confirm that it is clearly shown during the booking process.
by Didymus
02 Jul 2018, 14:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5527

Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018

I flew at EBZW yesterday myself, but left the airfield before this accident happened. There was quite a lot of crosswind and therefore little traffic. Plane landed on RWY 03 with a crosswind from the east. One would thus expect an outbreak in towards the right if the wind catches the tail. The remai...
by Didymus
17 May 2018, 19:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 82
Views: 11281

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

I find it more worrisome that the DRC keeps fraudulent diplomats in Belgium.
by Didymus
28 Feb 2018, 11:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 436
Views: 115863

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

With the upcoming elections on Sunday and the political turmoil that is foreseen afterwards, I wonder how anyone can still believe that's going to be the final deadline. :)
by Didymus
02 Feb 2018, 09:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1243
Views: 168582

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I guess Spohr has been mainly looking at the competition: which European full service airline groups have not yet launched a low cost, low service subsidiary?
by Didymus
02 Feb 2018, 07:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1243
Views: 168582

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

De Tijd reports that the Lufthansa board intends to replace Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin because of he opposes the introduction of a pure low cost model and the integration of SN into Eurowings. source: https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/Topman-Gustin-op-schietstoel-bij-Brussels-Airl...
by Didymus
31 Jan 2018, 17:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1706
Views: 196683

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Yes indeed but Brussels Airport is regulated by federal administration given the special status of the airport. When you enter the airport you are not in the flemish region anymore even if the airport is surrounded by the flemish region, you are not in the Brussels region neither, even if it's "Bru...
by Didymus
31 Jan 2018, 15:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1706
Views: 196683

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

BRU is a case very special as this is the national airport of Belgium, I'm not really convince that the worker are more french speaking or Dutch speaking. Me neither; I used that statement solely for the sake of the argument. Language policy and planning in public places is a complicated matter, wh...
by Didymus
31 Jan 2018, 15:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1706
Views: 196683

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Where Flanders wins in aviation? The 2 biggest airport in a whole country are french speaking meanwhile french speaking people is only 35% - 40% of the population in Belgium! BRU is on Flemish territory where the official language is Dutch only. The use of other languages in for instance signs at t...
by Didymus
31 Jan 2018, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1706
Views: 196683

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

They apparently also claim that for passengers living west of Brussels, the travel time to CRL is shorter than to BRU. Apart from a few exceptions (Tournai, Mons, Geraardsbergen and maybe Ronse), this is simply not true.
by Didymus
06 Jan 2018, 08:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 17th century Viola de Gamba badly damaged on Alitalia flight
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

On top of that, every musician knows that his/her wooden instrument shouldn't be placed in the normal hold of a plane. The temperature shock doesn't do any good to the wood and thus the sound quality.
by Didymus
05 Jan 2018, 17:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 23623

Re: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018

600 EUR is usually not going to cover the cost of a lawyer preparing and pleading a case in court.
by Didymus
10 Jul 2017, 14:38
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 205
Views: 65722

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen E is no longer considered because Sweden can not deliver the asked for "extended operational support". As a result Sweden withdrew.

source: http://www.tijd.be/politiek-economie/be ... 16/9912510 (Dutch)
by Didymus
17 Jun 2017, 09:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2017 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news
Replies: 82
Views: 19398

Re: 2017 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Ryanair staff is worried about security breaches at CRL airside, because about 30 Walloon government officials can pass the security check without actually being checked. :o French: http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/ryanair-denonce-des-failles-de-securite-a-l-aeroport-de-charleroi-59441b50cd709410...
by Didymus
26 May 2017, 09:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 85154

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

koninckske wrote:
25 May 2017, 22:47
Other airlines do it as well: an example is Alitalia; flying many Irish registered planes... so doesn't seem to be an issue.
In the case of Alitalia, this is limited to their leased fleet as Italian law makes it very difficult to a lessor to repossess their planes when (no longer if imo) AZ folds.
by Didymus
24 Apr 2017, 08:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident
Replies: 26
Views: 8638

Re: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident

sean1982 wrote:
24 Apr 2017, 08:05
Usually on not enough stowage space available to stow it safely for take off and landing.
That would be true for any sizeable piece of hand luggage that doesn't fit under a seat. I'm asking why SN treats it different from any other piece of hand luggage, which they don't in my experience.
by Didymus
24 Apr 2017, 07:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident
Replies: 26
Views: 8638

Re: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident

crew1990 wrote:
23 Apr 2017, 19:47
Those folding stroller are not accepting neither in the cabin. At least not at Brussels Airlines, but the passenger have it back directly at the gate.
Not accepted based on? Once folded and wrapped it's not even recognisable as a stroller...
by Didymus
22 Apr 2017, 15:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident
Replies: 26
Views: 8638

Re: Another serious onboard incident in the U.S., this time on American American AA-591 - a buggy incident

Although, I don't understand, why she was thinking, the buggy would be accepted on board, not any belgian carrier accepts those in cabin. That's not quite accurate. I don't know which type of stroller/pram she had, but I personally own a stroller that folds up to cabin luggage size. Airline staff s...
by Didymus
11 Apr 2017, 10:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411
Replies: 113
Views: 15062

Re: Elderly man dragged off overbooked United Express flight

Passanger was asked to vacate his seat for commercial/operational reasons, not for safety reasons. This is a crucial element. That you have to obey the flight crew doesn't mean they have the right to demand you to do whatever they want.