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by PttU
09 Nov 2020, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 914
Views: 244051

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

After 9/11 (well.. not today) the fear of people to fly was mitigated by implementing the security checks. Useful or not, at least they give a sense of safety and security. After the Coronavirus crisis, we'll probably not only have to put our belt and shoes in a tray, but spit in it as well for a co...
by PttU
21 Sep 2020, 20:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 58705

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2020

luchtzak wrote: 21 Sep 2020, 12:24 AER = Sochi, Russia
Where there will be a Formula 1 race this wekeend, with quite some British teams. Hence maybe this charter?
by PttU
15 Sep 2020, 23:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 22
Views: 8212

Re: 2020 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Let's Antwerp focus on what they are good at, the harbor and let the aviation to people who can make something of it. Brussels has a harbour too :P Or should we understand that the Port of Brussels is totally useless, there's a much bigger port nearby blahblahblah? Antwerp as a business airport mak...
by PttU
31 Aug 2020, 14:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 33927

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020

Not really a diversion, but... Ryanair flight #FR7364 from Vienna to London Stansted, operated by Lauda A320 OE-LMB, has been escorted by two RAF Typhoons due to suspicious objects discovered in a lavatory. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgsjDLGXsAIp4hL?format=jpg&name=small Did they inspect the o...
by PttU
30 Jul 2020, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 747-8 news
Replies: 177
Views: 50911

Re: Boeing 747-8 news

It is also very clear that the world does not need big giant planes anymore. ( If a redesign is needed, it should be done on the 757-200 IMO ) Is it? Maybe for passengers there's currently (and in the next few years) no need for a 747 or A380, but what after those years? The aircraft used in 5-10 y...
by PttU
25 Jul 2020, 23:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1454098

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

So, you don't need an XLR, LR would be enough? That's the one on that diagram with the 97t MTOW. The LR is already available, maybe even at interesting (leasing) prices due to lower aviation demand, while the XLR is not produced yet, and might have a relatively higher price tag, especially the first...
by PttU
23 Jul 2020, 11:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1454098

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

maybe Lufthansa sends in some CRJ's from Germany to help out their Belgian daughter (if they'll have too many of them) There are 7 or 8 to be sold as not in plan for the Future. But this would increase local complexity, so better to stay with 1 family and this is the A320. It's a difficult balance:...
by PttU
22 Jul 2020, 13:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5413

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

That could also mean a boost for the flights offered out of BRU to the US. In the LH-group for instance, FRA and MUC have flights to many more destinations in the USA, but no border clearance, not even planned? I hope this might help SN to attract more transfer pax in the LH-group. Maybe even a reas...
by PttU
16 Jul 2020, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449577

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

2.1 if the Belgian governemnt does nothing, than Lufthana might shrink the operations to the lowest level sustainable by the real assets of the local company and if there is any interest into routes, slots etc will transfer them to other entities were funding is arranged; no big deal to fly Verona-...
by PttU
07 Jul 2020, 17:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I love this kind of post because it shakes people awake. At the peak of the Coronavirus crisis, Belgium had 496 deaths per day. In comparison, in 2019, Belgium counted 646 accident deaths on its roads for the full year. To reach the same level of deaths by car accidents, we would have to remove all...
by PttU
07 Jul 2020, 12:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Completely shutting down air travel for passengers could maybe save some lives, at the expense of a heavy economical impact. On the other hand: smoking also kills a lot of people, but it's not forbidden. Neither is the use or selling of alcohol. Both products which aren't necessary (like air travel...
by PttU
06 Jul 2020, 21:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

Completely shutting down air travel for passengers could maybe save some lives, at the expense of a heavy economical impact. On the other hand: smoking also kills a lot of people, but it's not forbidden. Neither is the use or selling of alcohol. Both products which aren't necessary (like air travel ...
by PttU
06 Jul 2020, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 97
Views: 50575

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

Air Belgium unveils its schedule for Brussels - Mauritius, first flight on 15 December : KF2301 BRU - MRU 19:20 - 10:10+1 -2--5-- A343 KF2302 MRU - BRU 22:00 - 07:20+1 --3--6- A343 Red-eye flights both outbound and inbound! :o And it looks like the same crew will operate outbound and inbound after ...
by PttU
06 Jul 2020, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 69886

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

As there are Canadian shareholders in BAC, would that make BRU a Canadian airport?
Why so much focus on the nationality... The current pandemic shows we live in a world which cares less about borders and nations than ever before.
by PttU
06 Jul 2020, 12:44
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Trip Report Copenhagen - Brussels with SN
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: Trip Report Copenhagen - Brussels with SN

Nice to read first experiences of post-Corona flights. Thanks to both of you. Load factors look decent. Wasn't SN planning to abandon the A319 and only use 320's in their fleet? In these distancing-times, it might be interesting as well to have a little more spacing of an A320, albeit with lover LF...
by PttU
31 May 2020, 23:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2020 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 83
Views: 65996

Re: Trivia 2020 (miscellaneous news)

Homo Aeroportus wrote: 31 May 2020, 20:27 See you.
See you.


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H.A.
With a distance of about 15-20km between them, I doubt they would see each other. :ugeek:
by PttU
30 May 2020, 22:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 11844

Re: Air Antwerp in 2020

As long as LCY remains closed and doesn't announce a reopening (https://www.londoncityairport.com/coronavirus), there's no use in restarting the flights out of ANR.
by PttU
30 May 2020, 22:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 69860

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

Well just transfert 12+12 flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Brussels, Geneva, Zurich and Vienna to Brussels Airlines, Austrian and Swiss and that's it, no big deal. As someone already stated above, these airlines will probably not be seen as competetion as they are part of the Lufthansa Group. I...
by PttU
28 May 2020, 14:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449577

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I'm not flying anymore at the moment as i'm studying, but when I was flying full time on the long haul as a cabin crew, I was reaching almost each month 3000 euros. I really would like to know what is you definition of "poor wages and working condition" in your humble opinion. I flown for...
by PttU
27 May 2020, 10:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 914
Views: 244051

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

This is the view in the browser. Still: curious when BRU was this empty :o For some reason Google cuts all the aircraft out... Going off-topic, but... On Google Earth (the app) this seems to be the image of 14/7/2018. On Google Earth (the web-versio) even the three departing planes are gone: https:...