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by Ansett
31 Mar 2020, 16:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

LH's priorities will be to save….(guess)….LH....and LX. This crisis might be a good excuse to either put EW on hold or abandon it. SN and OS will probably be left as collateral damage. FWIW.
9/11 and SR killed Sabena.
Covid-19 and LH will kill brussels airlines.
History repeats itself.
by Ansett
17 Feb 2020, 11:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Does anybody know how much it cost to put that aircraft in a special livery (like Magritte or the smurfs) ? Maybe we can launch a crowdfunding (I am serious). No need to organize a new contest. There were excellent entries in the previous one.
by Ansett
17 Feb 2020, 10:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Savings, savings...
by Ansett
06 Feb 2020, 16:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Stij wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 19:30
Ansett wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 19:23
Don't be offended, but these 25 minutes don't learn us much, us here I mean,
Stij
(Justed wanted to be polite.)
by Ansett
05 Feb 2020, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Thanks for the link, Stij. Don't be offended, but these 25 minutes don't learn us much, us here I mean, the avgeeks. It is however interesting to hear Vranckx confirm that SN has to make its own investments from his own profits. So, even if there may still remain a few benefits from being part of th...
by Ansett
04 Feb 2020, 11:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If duty free sales really bring in some extra revenue not only for the airline, but also for the f/a, let them please have that little extra money. Otherwise, I agree with you. LH is sh***ty not only in Y, but also in C (long haul). The problem now recently with SN, is that sometimes you pay expensi...
by Ansett
03 Feb 2020, 23:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

airlittoral is right. For me, too, SN is no priority anymore. It will become a thing of the past. I liked snba. There was enthusiasm at that time among the crews. Imho, SN made too major mistakes in its short life. 1. The merger with Virgin Express, a loss making competitor. Brandon got a very good ...
by Ansett
24 Jan 2020, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5511

Re: Norwegian in 2020

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 to chec...
by Ansett
24 Jan 2020, 23:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5511

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: 336
Views: 44067

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: 328
Views: 175845

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: 336
Views: 44067

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: 82
Views: 15433

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: 336
Views: 44067

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: 29
Views: 8442

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: 82
Views: 15433

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: 1651
Views: 543641

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: 336
Views: 44067

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: 336
Views: 44067

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: 336
Views: 44067

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Sorry for the confusion