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by Jetter
23 Aug 2020, 23:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

the covid-situation has evolved from "cancelled flights" to "significant schedule change flights". Do you think so? They just cancelled all flights to/from WAW during a "significant" part of September. Hi Andre, As from 25.08 LOT will also not fly anymore to Belgium. Poland placed Belgium on their ...
by Jetter
12 Aug 2020, 07:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Recent EuroControl data shows that SN is the continental European network airline most affected by Corona.

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by Jetter
17 Jul 2020, 15:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 563516

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

As expected..... Such a pity they don't use this opportunity to create a great new, unified design for the entire front facade. Now it's again typically Belgian: different styles of 'koterijen' (sorry for the word ;) ) next to each other. We'll never learn I'm afraid. I had too look up 'koterijen',...
by Jetter
04 Jul 2020, 03:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

:!: I just checked if my account had been cancelled as requested a few days ago. I presume it has not been done for commercial purposes. I can see that under Brussels Airlines 2020, the most interesting and exciting discussion goes on between two famous members. "I'm right, you're wrong, you're wron...
by Jetter
21 Jun 2020, 16:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Indeed, it seems that the Dutch have cultural differences with most of Europe, as can be seen in the current EU discussions on assistance to countries hit by the coronavirus. Aviation is no different. That isn't much of a problem when you're in a good position. Applies to the Dutch government as th...
by Jetter
19 Jun 2020, 19:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Belgian state has the power to deliver slot to Africa. If Brussels Airlines collapse, everything will be granted to Air Belgium or TUI fly. In my opinion, if bad mother Lufthansa get rids of Brussels Airlines and Austrian. Maybe Brussels Airlines and Austrian could join forces. Brussels Airlines fo...
by Jetter
02 Jun 2020, 21:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Did I miss something, or is the deal that's being discussed about a LOAN ? if I get it right, the belgian state still borrows money at an interest rate close to 0, and will lend 290M€, at a decent rate, to SN... So actually, "the belgian taxpayer" will pay nothing, on the contrary, he will earn som...
by Jetter
29 May 2020, 02:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Speaking about the LH-group, so not only about SN, there is a thought or proposal to sell one of the members of the group or to bring that one to the stock market. To sell one of the members is highly doubtful as nobody is eager now to buy an other airline Interesting news. The same applies to the ...
by Jetter
25 May 2020, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I think that the "network" is not realistic at all. For Africa and JFK, you need the opening of the EU borders. That's not going to happen this summer. Ibiza and PMI are not going to host any festivals and most likely the nightlife will remain closed. So not much else to do there except the beaches...
by Jetter
25 May 2020, 19:45
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Smuggling a kitten on a TUIfly flight from Varadero to Brussels
Replies: 11
Views: 9191

Re: Smuggling a kitten on a TUIfly flight from Varadero to Brussels

Hi, This post was way before cat 'Lee'. Rabiës is serious okay ! So is a cat's life for cat persons.. Were those people and that girl naive , yes maybe.. were they against the law... yes... So save the cat's life and put her/him here three months/weeks in isolation. No need for killing the cat... W...
by Jetter
25 May 2020, 18:29
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Smuggling a kitten on a TUIfly flight from Varadero to Brussels
Replies: 11
Views: 9191

Re: Smuggling a kitten on a TUIfly flight from Varadero to Brussels

Cat person here as well, all I can say is well done ! As Lex said, no doubt this poor kitty will soon be the king / queen of the house :) Not well done at all, it’s ignorant and antisocial and you should be ashamed of supporting such behavior. Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year and ...
by Jetter
21 May 2020, 00:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 11392

Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2020

Netherlands’ Court of Audit rules that a 2019 move by the Dutch government to buy a 14% stake in Air France-KLM was not in accordance with the country’s laws. What now? Nothing. It was ruled that the minister should have informed the parliament beforehand but the parliament did approve afterwards. ...
by Jetter
20 May 2020, 23:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 61668

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

De Tijd reports the German government has reached an agreement about LH. Article in Der Spiegel (you can use Google translate) :https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/coronakrise-regierung-einigt-sich-auf-lufthansa-rettung-a-a017ac3b-c1af-4039-b7b9-8b74d376107b I'm curious how fast it will g...
by Jetter
20 May 2020, 22:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

SN has already used economic unemployment several times in the past, so even when the force majeure unemployment related to Coronavirus end, as long as they have staff surplus they can keep staff partly on economical unemployment. https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20091014_052 https://nl.express.liv...
by Jetter
18 May 2020, 19:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Where is the government going to spend 20% less on? Education, healthcare, pensions? All things that also benefit the same SN employees that you want to tax less. It’s way too easy to just propose huge tax cuts without saying what consequences you accept. Also the powerful unions in Belgium would n...
by Jetter
18 May 2020, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Not off topic really, rather a historical reminder as a side note : https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/corporate/partnerships/brussels-airlines-and-lufthansa.aspx LH could, in theory, have acquired the remaining 55 % of shares of SN, but with such a clause in the agreement The price for taking ...
by Jetter
18 May 2020, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The promise of Miami, Newark, Boston and A321 long range aircraft is a way to soften the negotiations but these can't never be made. It's not that it may never happen. Maybe it will but why is it that suddenly Lufthansa is announcing all sorts of growth plans for Brussels Airlines while in the past...
by Jetter
18 May 2020, 13:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

On that part of BigJets' post, you have got a point. But I remember that in the last years of sabena's life, it was considered to delocate pilots to Luxembourg (to save on taxes and social contributions, I presume). I don't know if 25 years later, that would still be advantageous (and legal) Yes, i...
by Jetter
18 May 2020, 12:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

High social contributions are indeed a problem. However, this is a systemic problem for all companies in Belgium and really not an exception compared to other countries. Even Southern States like Italy have similar levels of social contributions. I don't want to sanctify it, it's a systemic problem...
by Jetter
17 May 2020, 22:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1624
Views: 380291

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I'm sure Lufthansa is aware of this also KLM is partly state owned Brussels Airlines is 100% a private company. KLM is 100% owned by Air France - KLM SA, in which both the French and the Dutch state have a stake (both around 14%). No its isn't, 49% actually. There are foundations that have non-divi...