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by Flanker2
19 Sep 2020, 17:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show "We conclude that the risk for on-board transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during long flights is real and has the potential to cause COVID-19 clusters of substantial size, even in business class--like settings with spacious seating arrangements we...
by Flanker2
08 Sep 2020, 12:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Emerging evidence of Covid transmission during air travel: "Given that she did not go outside and had self-quarantined for three weeks alone at her home in Italy before the flight and did not use public transportation to get to the airport, it is highly likely that her infection was transmitted in t...
by Flanker2
01 Sep 2020, 02:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

We now have evidence of on-board transmission of the virus on at least one flight:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-53966897
by Flanker2
27 Aug 2020, 19:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Hazmat officials board Ryanair flight at Stansted and drag off Covid-infected passenger who broke quarantine by taking seat AFTER getting text alert that he had tested positive in airport Passenger was told they had tested positive via text as they sat on the Ryanair plane preparing to head to Pisa ...
by Flanker2
26 Aug 2020, 23:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 375900

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If you need to get to Poland, there are options from EIN ;)
by Flanker2
04 Aug 2020, 00:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Keeping the middle seat empty except for parties travelling together is a no-brainer and does not result in losing 1/3rd of capacity like airlines fear. I would even dare to propose to make this a paid option (50% surcharge) during online booking. While this crisis lasts this could be mandatory for...
by Flanker2
04 Aug 2020, 00:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Thanks for bringing that post to our attention. Of course it is not acceptable to call people monkeys, even if it is toned down as "gentlemonkey". On the other hand, travelling on a plane and refusing to wear a mask is even less acceptable. I don't know how such people could be named. Now let's mov...
by Flanker2
03 Aug 2020, 23:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I don't believe that story. 1. With easyJet, facial masks are mandatory. Passengers not doing so inflight, know that they risk to be confronted with the police upon arrival. If they don't wear a mask during deboarding, they even risk an immediate fine. 2. If I see someone without facial mask in a s...
by Flanker2
02 Aug 2020, 22:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I follow up and do not recommend people to fly from AMS. The Netherlands is far behind other countries on the mask wearing policy. People are not wearing masks in stores and supermarkets. Upon landing I was shocked to realise that the young monkey in his twenties behind me was not wearing his mask....
by Flanker2
02 Aug 2020, 16:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I follow up and do not recommend people to fly from AMS. The Netherlands is far behind other countries on the mask wearing policy. People are not wearing masks in stores and supermarkets. Upon landing I was shocked to realise that the young monkey in his twenties behind me was not wearing his mask. ...
by Flanker2
02 Aug 2020, 13:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

A word of caution to those planning to fly with Easyjet. Easyjet's check-in algorithm prioritises stacking people closely together rather than social distancing, so that people pay to chose their seats. I was assigned a middle seat on a 90% booked flight while 3 rows at the front were totally empty....
by Flanker2
30 Jul 2020, 00:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

This article today about flying on commerical flights. https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/een-bubbel-van-5-maar-een-vlucht-met-200-personen-mag-nog-steeds-hoe-groot-is-het-risico-op-een-vliegtuig~a8e6f77b/ Experts Vlieghe and Van Ranst say that they don't feel safe to fly now. "Aviation expert" Lu...
by Flanker2
29 Jul 2020, 15:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Per this site's reporting, Ryanair is not responding swiftly to a request of a passenger manifest after infected passengers travelled aboard one of their flights. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/covid-19-positive-couple-boards-ryanair-flight-in-manchester-and-infects-several-people-upon-...
by Flanker2
28 Jul 2020, 15:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Per this site's reporting, Ryanair is not responding swiftly to a request of a passenger manifest after infected passengers travelled aboard one of their flights. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/covid-19-positive-couple-boards-ryanair-flight-in-manchester-and-infects-several-people-upon-r...
by Flanker2
27 Jul 2020, 19:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 375900

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Another question is how long LH will last with their 9 billions. I don't think that they'll last much longer than the Spring of 2021. Another one of those Nostradamus predictions that will go lost in the www basements. Though predicting the Lufthansa bankruptcy surpasses your prediction, in 2014, t...
by Flanker2
27 Jul 2020, 01:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 375900

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If SN is in negative equity, a loan won't change that. The good thing is that LH is injecting equity to the tunes of 170 Millions, to bring the company back into solvency. As for the loan, the government has SN's shares as collateral, meaning that they either repay it or the government becomes owner...
by Flanker2
22 Jul 2020, 10:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 18
Views: 4048

Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

According to the latest news, BRU is confirmed to become a US border preclearance station, with 30 CBP agents to be stationed permanently.

This is huge for BRU.

Link will follow soon.
by Flanker2
21 Jul 2020, 20:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 14799

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Minister of Health De Block has pointed out that there will be digitalised "passenger locator forms" that people will have to fill in to enter Belgium, for contact tracing purposes. This is the current paper form. https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/FR/Documents/BELGIUM_PassengerLocatorForm.PDF A move i...
by Flanker2
21 Jul 2020, 16:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 375900

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The 290 Million loan needs to be repaid within 6 years, the shares of SN will act as collateral.
Brand, Belgian identity, and growth guarantees.

At first glance, not a bad deal and a serious commitment of LH.
We'll see.
by Flanker2
20 Jul 2020, 17:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1618
Views: 375900

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Rumors are that many SN staff signed up for the severance packages, some amounting to 6 digits and years worth of salary, but there is no money to pay for them, and that LH is waiting for money from the Belgian government to pay these severance jackpots. If true, it's time to shut down this clown s...