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by Flanker2
03 Jul 2020, 13:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Refunds of cancelled trips paid for by credit card
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

...if you're not getting your refund, just open a claim with your credit card company. It will not be denied and most credit cards offer fraud protection as well. Because witholding funds or converting into vouchers without permission is fraud, as Passenger pointed out himself in his post in the Co...
by Flanker2
02 Jul 2020, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Refunds of cancelled trips paid for by credit card
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

A voucher does not equate to a refund and is hence rejected by credit card companies. Charging back to the same credit card is the only accepted refund method upon opening a claim with your credit card company. If you open a claim, it means that you did not agree to receiving a voucher and EU law i...
by Flanker2
02 Jul 2020, 19:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: easyJet in 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 4343

Re: easyJet in 2020

I am on the line with the Easyjet call center. It took 2 hours 45 minutes for someone to take me off the music. While on hold, I went out for 30 minutes, came home, made dinner and started eating, when suddenly someone answered. I called with with a request to take me off the flight after rebooking ...
by Flanker2
02 Jul 2020, 15:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Refunds of cancelled trips paid for by credit card
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

AF was very efficient with me too. I was shocked by how fast I got an agent on the line to resolve my case and I already rebooked a future long haul with them, just based on how great a service they provided. I had tickets with SN too, a whole bunch of them, all cancelled. I could have accepted vou...
by Flanker2
01 Jul 2020, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Refunds of cancelled trips paid for by credit card
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Refunds of cancelled trips paid for by credit card

AF was very efficient with me too. I was shocked by how fast I got an agent on the line to resolve my case and I already rebooked a future long haul with them, just based on how great a service they provided. I had tickets with SN too, a whole bunch of them, all cancelled. I could have accepted vouc...
by Flanker2
01 Jul 2020, 17:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Chaos at Brussels Airlines as the call center is unreachable. 55.000 calls per day instead of the usual 3000. https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/chaos-bij-brussels-airlines-geschrapte-vluchten-en-klantendienst-die-tienduizenden-telefoontjes-krijgt~a2b80a0e/ As I said, book flights only if you real...
by Flanker2
01 Jul 2020, 00:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Does anyone have a "trick" for SN to answer the phone (reservations) or Facebook ... to reorganize canceled reservations. No answer. No one ! Nothing... Airlines are doing this purposedly. I hope that SN is not leaving call center people on unemployment while there is plenty of work for them, as th...
by Flanker2
01 Jul 2020, 00:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 921

Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

The same way there is a "Impact of the Coronavirus crisis on aviation", I think that there are justified grounds to have the reverse thread, separate. If we can discuss the negative impact of aviation on global warming, we can also discuss the negative impact on the ongoing health crisis. Facts: -Ai...
by Flanker2
30 Jun 2020, 20:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 724
Views: 133077

Covid-19: Packed aircraft under fire

During today's US senate hearing, Senator Sanders attacked AA and other airlines' policy to not keep the middle seat empty and the lack of a proper policy and questioned the experts on this. The chief of CDC testified that it is under critical review and to not keep the middle seats empty is not the...
by Flanker2
29 Jun 2020, 20:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If Belgium saves a German SN, can we also expect Belgium to save the 35.000 other companies employing 10 or more people in Belgium, for a total of 2.4 million jobs? What about holdings like AB InBev? Or did you think that Germany was going to save them for us? Saving all these companies will result ...
by Flanker2
28 Jun 2020, 22:45
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Western financial system to collapse?
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Western financial system to collapse?

I'm looking at some indicators and I'm frankly starting to worry that financial systems of entire countries in the US and Europe may fail in a few quarters. US Q2 GDP is projected to fall 39.5% YoY as of last Friday :https://www.frbatlanta.org/-/media/documents/cqer/researchcq/gdpnow/RealGDPTracking...
by Flanker2
27 Jun 2020, 17:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

About the lease contracts, D Vranckx said yesterday they had been renegotiated at a lower cost, one of the reasons SN didn't have yet to ask LH for financial support. He also mentioned that all the flights operated since the restart were profitable, or at least breaking even. Let's assume that it's...
by Flanker2
27 Jun 2020, 16:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If there is a cost to a restructuring, it's in the form of lost jobs and that cost is borne by the workforce. Restructurings are supposed to cut costs, not generate costs, so it's nonsensical. Restructuring costs money short term, they are (supposed to if done wisely) save a lot of money long term....
by Flanker2
27 Jun 2020, 09:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Does anyone know when the next meeting is between LH and the Belgian govt? It's about time we F I N A L L Y have an outcome. CEO Dieter Vranckx said during the press (tele)conference that SN did not need any money from LH yet during the corona crisis. The cost of the restructuring is expected to be...
by Flanker2
25 Jun 2020, 21:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why shouldn't governments be in the business of starting airlines? So who started ..... KLM.........? Not the Dutch government. KLM was set up by 8 business persons. KLM flying struts and wires aircraft perhaps, but not the current KLM, which became what it is today as a national company and with t...
by Flanker2
25 Jun 2020, 09:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

And how will you prevent the Ministry of Finance to bail out Brussels Airlines with your tax money? If the policy of this country is to waste my taxes on unnecessary bailouts of foreign companies that do not really need the bailouts because their own governments are going to save their billionaire ...
by Flanker2
25 Jun 2020, 01:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

But there's no way my taxes are going to be used to prop up a German company that flies Belgians to Malaga and Porto in the middle of the worst economic crisis for the nation, while Belgian businesses are starting to go bankrupt one after the other. And how will you prevent the Ministry of Finance ...
by Flanker2
24 Jun 2020, 21:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

So, recap of the day: - deal at SN between management and syndicates - Thiele will vote for rescue plan LH - Belgian govt willing 'to do its part' Looks like all the obstacles have been removed and Brussels Airlines will get its rescue plan. Right? Hope we'll see it tomorrow. https://www.standaard....
by Flanker2
24 Jun 2020, 01:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

A. Can you explain why you think that it's preferable that LH and the Belgian State reach an agreement? Do you really want more of the last 10 years, except worse? Because I think in times when your country is being hit by the biggest crisis since the Great Depression, the government shouldn't vent...
by Flanker2
23 Jun 2020, 15:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1507
Views: 305732

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Opinion in La Libre Belgique mainly from some Belgian universities’ researchers: ‘Nationalizing Brussels Airlines is the only choice for the futuré In French only: https://www.lalibre.be/debats/opinions/nationaliser-brussels-airlines-est-le-seul-choix-d-avenir-5eed12119978e21bd09d5591 We already ha...