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by dna
15 Apr 2016, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 499211

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

Just flew back from Zagreb. LF at least 95%. I was booked on the Croatia Airlines flight an hour earlier, but this was cancelled because of lack of capacity in Brussels. Croatia Airlines suggested to switch to an additional flight they laid on to Amsterdam, with coach service to Diegem. But I had th...
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Breaking: Belgocontrol air traffic control strike (22 april 2016)

The government should at least have condemned the strike, given the dramatic circumstances for Brussels Airport. The government (Jacqueline Galant, Mobility) should have set up an urgent meeting for 19h00 tonight. Not "an invitation for continued negociations tomorrow", as the VRT stated. Seriously...
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 19:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Breaking: Belgocontrol air traffic control strike (22 april 2016)

Veli Yüksel (CD&V) now condemning the strike, even though he earlier said on Twitter to "understand the concerns of ATC staff, although the timing of their action is somewhat unfortunate". He didn't take long to change his tune.
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 18:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Breaking: Belgocontrol air traffic control strike (22 april 2016)

Does anyone know when ATC staff will have recovered from the news they will have to wait until they're 58 before they can retire? I read that the wildcat strike will end at 10.15 tonight. Is this correct? I am flying tomorrow morning, so any info would be much appreciated.
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 17:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

CRL now also closed for departures according to De Standaard
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 17:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Couldn't agree more Stij. These people are playing with the livelihood of many thousands of employees, and of course completely ruining what was left of the reputation of the airport. They don't want to work till the age of 58? Well they won't have to if they carry on like this. I'm scheduled to fly...
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 17:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

There are some issues we are not aware of, like as for the policemen that refused to work under certain circumstances.. And it's not a strike, it's understaffing... Excuse me, what do you call not turning up for work then? Issues or not, this is not the time for unannounced strike action, and yes, ...
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30277

Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016

Luckily, you can always count on ATC to complicate things even further. Despite an agreement between trade unions and management, they still go on strike.

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160412_02232599

Some people are just incredible.
by dna
12 Apr 2016, 12:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234109

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

What is the reason why there are no trains running?is it because the access to the trainstation is via the departurehall ('diamond'). Is there no exit/access on the other side which might be used or opened towards the temporary check in tent Trainstation still needs repairs, but will open soon. And...
by dna
11 Apr 2016, 16:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234109

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Why is there still no communication from anyone (BAC, NMBS/SNCB) regarding the train station and when rail services will resume. Or an explanation as to why rail services are not operating at present. Airport communication really has been lacking, as I stated previously.
by dna
06 Apr 2016, 08:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234109

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I flew to GVA this morning, on SN 2711, first flight of the day. No queues at first police checkpoint. I was directed to P2, even though the other car parks are now open as well. Very few passengers around at 5am, hence no queues anywhere. Quite a few flights of stairs to reach the Connector, but I ...
by dna
02 Apr 2016, 22:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234109

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I have two return flights booked the next two weeks, but it looks as if I will have to cancel both. What makes it really complicated is that I don't have a clue as to what the situation will be in 12 days from now. What airlines will operate, what schedules... Due to fly to Geneva next week, and to ...
by dna
02 Apr 2016, 20:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234109

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Just heard on VRT news that Delta is cancelling Atlanta service from Brussels for the rest of the year. Can anyone confirm this? I wonder what the effect of the current situation will be on other long-haul carriers serving Brussels.
by dna
03 Oct 2015, 13:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 495412

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

I arrived from PEK on Sep 1, used the e-gates and was through in 20 seconds! Long queues though for those who couldn't use the e-gates.
by dna
27 Apr 2015, 17:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2015: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 279
Views: 74201

Re: BRU Summer 2015: latest news, routes, airlines

Allow me to ask where the real improvement is, compared to connecting via Paris, or London? As a frequent traveller to Australia (often on Qantas), I am very happy that I no longer have to lose hours by transferring at LHR. Any flight from there will have a stop in DXB (in the case of Qantas) or SI...
by dna
12 Oct 2014, 19:20
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2015?
Replies: 160
Views: 46216

Re: Where will you fly in 2015?

31/12 EK184 BRU-DXB B777-300
01/01 QF2 DXB-SYD A380-800
05/01 QF751 SYD-ADL B737-800
11/01 QF752 ADL-SYD B737-800
21/01 QF1 SYD-DXB A380-800
22/01 EK183 DXB-BRU B777-300
by dna
09 Jun 2014, 12:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN operates a dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo
Replies: 86
Views: 25094

Re: SN to operate dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo

I confirm, and I'll be there.
And you'll be in the company of most Belgian media.
by dna
02 May 2014, 15:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates to Brussels?
Replies: 75
Views: 21351

Re: Emirates to Brussels?

Does anyone know when booking will be possible for these flights?