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by Ansett
24 Jan 2020, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Norwegian in 2020

/quote] Norwegian now charges for bringing your bigger hand baggage on board https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norwegian-air-shuttle/charges-for-bringing-your-bigger-hand-baggage-on-board/ In the past we saw most airlines, including legacy airlines, slowly follow FR's example, i.e. you have to pay ...
by Ansett
24 Jan 2020, 23:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Norwegian in 2020

In the past we saw most airlines, including legacy airlines, slowly follow FR's example, i.e. you have to pay to check in luggage. Now that FR is charging for carry-on luggage that does not fit under the seat in front of you, others will slowly follow again. Norwegian first, I think. SN second ? Per...
by Ansett
22 Jan 2020, 12:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Forgive me, I fail to understand the free newspaper discussion. Most airlines offer you to download a newspaper (when you check in, I think°. I always forget. As too paper newspaper, honestly, today there is not enough space in Y class to comfortably read a paper newspaper. And again, if somebody wa...
by Ansett
22 Jan 2020, 12:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 305
Views: 166477

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

I agree. Long-haul seats in Y are more comfortable in the A330s (but you also have to look at the seat pitch). Anyway, I do not understand why airlines (which determine the configuration) choose for 3x3x3 in most new long haul aircraft coming onto the market. I would have chosen 2x4x3 or 3x4x2. Coup...
by Ansett
20 Jan 2020, 23:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I agree. Downgrading service to pax will mean savings in the short term and less pax (= less revenue) in the medium and long term. I'm not sure anymore, but wasn't this also imposed by SR on Sabena ? I recently flew in Flex&Fast and I can tell you that when the cc came with the trolley through the F...
by Ansett
20 Jan 2020, 23:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Air Belgium should announce in a few weeks that the Antilles route is going to become 2 distinct routes during winter 2020-2021, and is going to open booking for that period. (Source : comment replies on their Facebook page) That's very good news ! It would mean that current bookings for the triang...
by Ansett
20 Jan 2020, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/the-largest-union-of-brussels-airlines-acv-cnr-puls-excluded-from-the-discussions-about-the-reboot-plan/ No reaction from not one single member on this forum. Strange. Well, perhaps not, because most do not like unions anyway. Well...
by Ansett
11 Jan 2020, 22:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qatar Airways news
Replies: 22
Views: 6740

Re: Qatar Airways news

For once, it is not the Chinese who buy in Africa, but the Chinese and the Qataris are buying the whole world (well, not nearly) including Europe. Europe also lets it happen on its own territory. All the EU does, is imposing drastic rules on its member states and their companies (I say companies, no...
by Ansett
11 Jan 2020, 22:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

As for "the most greedy period in human history": again I lack the qualification to compare, but it would seem to me some emperors of Rome were quite quite greedy too. And, err, does it really matter? The one worrying factor is, in my observation, the current obsession with short term profits and t...
by Ansett
09 Jan 2020, 19:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1622
Views: 533615

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

But I would add a beautiful roof structure like this one below. This would give the airport a much needed, modern look! https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5d6f/f2b6/284d/d1d1/4a00/02ea/slideshow/8.jpg?1567617711 That looks great indeed! Beautiful artistic rendering, Boavida. Congratulations ! I...
by Ansett
07 Jan 2020, 16:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

SN needs to save, to save a lot to reach the financial goals set by LH. Measure no. 1 : No more free catering in Flex&Fast (in December I took a return flight to GVA in Flex&Fast which cost more than 500 euro ! And you cannot even get a free glass of water for that price !). Measure No. 1 penalizes ...
by Ansett
05 Jan 2020, 23:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Perhaps we leave TG at peace here and go back to Brussels Airlines in 2020. To react to some posts : I am very much aware of the A++ JV http://www.sterlingtravel.co.uk/article139.html However, I still think that SN, as the smallest ""partner" and an airline owned by LH, has very little to say in thi...
by Ansett
04 Jan 2020, 20:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Sorry for the confusion
by Ansett
04 Jan 2020, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Hi again Atlantis ! I understand your point about UA carrying NATO premium pax, but how many pax would that be on each flight ? OK, they have an agreement with NATO (for sure). For SN, the point of carrying pax to Africa thru BRU with own metal is, imho, a weak point. How many pax really to Africa f...
by Ansett
04 Jan 2020, 16:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Hi Atlantis !
Is SN going to get the A321LR ? A fact or a wish ?
I thought LH/CS said : no new investments in SN until they are profitable.
I suspect they could be profitable if we had SN only figures.
by Ansett
03 Jan 2020, 23:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Nice !!! Very nice, indeed !
by Ansett
03 Jan 2020, 23:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Concerning SN's flight to IAD, I honestly do not see the point of having a morning flight to IAD, just like UA, and flights leaving IAD for BRU nearly at the same time, UA at 1750 and SN at 1810. Did I miss something ? I could have understood a late afternoon/early evening flight to IAD (or even bet...
by Ansett
03 Jan 2020, 23:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 12692

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Picking up on the previous post, I will give you what some members here will call my first BS (nonsense) of the new year and I sincerely hope they are right. Again nothing for SN, but that had already been announced. SN on its own, but SN figures still integrated in EW figures. I am surprised nobody...
by Ansett
29 Dec 2019, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414929

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

TYO = Tokyo All Airports

like PAR = Paris All Aiports
or YTO = Toronto All Airports
https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/ ... list.htm#T
by Ansett
24 Dec 2019, 15:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1622
Views: 533615

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Brussels Airport Company is building a 5G-ready network at the airport in collaboration with Finnish Nokia and Belgian operator Citymesh. As one of the first sites in Belgium with 5G technology, the airport is able to speed up its operational efficiency and support further technological innovation....