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by Deejay
20 Aug 2020, 17:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

the covid-situation has evolved from "cancelled flights" to "significant schedule change flights". I don't succeed to find on the SN website what policy they adopt. do they accept refunds in case of "significant" flight schedule change? and if yes, what is "signifi...
by Deejay
22 Jun 2020, 15:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

In any scenario, the loan will indeed have to be repaid. As such, SN must have a viable business model, and the 8% margin that LH was expecting (pre-covid of course) does not seem out of line... Sorry for all the people at SN that are at risk losing their jobs, one can discuss if it has to be 4, 6 o...
by Deejay
11 Jun 2020, 14:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austria want to set minimum fare of 40 euros for airline tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Austria want to set minimum fare of 40 euros for airline tickets

What do you guys think of this austrian idea of a minimum ticket price ? populist idea, or rather intelligent protection ?
by Deejay
02 Jun 2020, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

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...
by Deejay
18 May 2020, 16:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If SN is going to be considered as a "normal" network airline, when is it going to be fully integrated in the LH Group booking engine ? If you try to book a triangle: BRU-GVA-VIE-BRU, for instance, on the SN website, they let you fly the GVA-VIE over BRU with SN, while there are several OS...
by Deejay
16 May 2020, 13:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

When I see those logos of Austrian and Swiss, I can't help to think that Belgian Airlines would have been a better name for SN, it could be used as simply 'Belgian'... https://i.ibb.co/0X2VK8V/SN-belgian.jpg Just a sidenote ofcourse, I know this is the least of the concerns right now... They could ...
by Deejay
16 May 2020, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

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by Deejay
15 May 2020, 15:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Your questions is feasable, however it is the economics that speak against it. First of all, each daughter airline of the group has to earn for itself the money for development. Brussels is not able to earn right now even the cost of capital for the newer A333. And previous majority shareholders we...
by Deejay
15 May 2020, 15:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Again, can somebody explain why it has been impossible to create a viable south-east Asia hub out of BRU... ? (somebody was speaking about Brics, the next Brics are Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia ....) BRIC = Brazil, Russia, India, China i know ! i am talking about the NEXT Brics .... southeast asian...
by Deejay
15 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I really don't think he's stupid... how can you say this about the CEO of a company of that size ? if he is stupid, then all his shareholders are stupid also. he is a CEO that decides only on the value of the business plans that his employees present him, and he has to assure that those Business Pla...
by Deejay
13 May 2020, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

nevertheless, i think that a worst case scenario could be: Mutti and CS shake hands on a 9B€ deal, Mutti gets two seats on the board, CS doesn't need belgian money, and injects just enough LH money in SN to keep it in a coma/zombie state, to protect his backyard from IAG and AF/KLM at BRU for the ne...
by Deejay
28 Apr 2020, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

African destinations are part of the SN business model and help to finance the european operations as well. I understand that this is the principle of a hub-network airline. What I do not understand is why LX and OS can (could in the pre-corona era) fly to BKK for instance, and SN not, AND, at the s...
by Deejay
21 Apr 2020, 17:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451912

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I am convinced that our hopelessly divided country needs a little economical patriotism. Through this endless regional disputes, we lack at the same time long term vision AND ambition. We "gave away" Electrabel to the french, and our banks (Fortis and BBL) to the french and the dutch. and ...
by Deejay
04 Nov 2019, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 426621

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Atlantis wrote: 03 Nov 2019, 19:56
And as second, invest also in a regional fleet of A220
are you sure ?

The LX experience with the A220 is dramatic ... + bad seating, bad pitch...
I do think the OS Embraers are much more reliable, aren't they ?
by Deejay
03 Nov 2019, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 426621

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Shouldn’t SN also ditch their LOOP program? it must have a cost two operate two FF programs... As a FF myself, I find it rather annoying not to be able to simply login with my M&M account, and be able to make a swift reservation without having to retype all the data... The only way to login on S...
by Deejay
08 Sep 2019, 23:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 426621

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Who owns the Sabena brand today, by the way ?

Would this resurrection of the name be feasible?
by Deejay
28 Jun 2019, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 426621

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Unbelievable how many people believed that stupid crap nonsense “ try Zürich-Kinshasa: they let you travel over Johannesburg” . They don’t. Sorry about that, Passenger… did it perhaps too quick, don't know what happened, tried to redo this routing and you are right, I didn't succeed, so I erased th...
by Deejay
26 Jun 2019, 17:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 426621

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

One of the first things they need to do is to integrate fully SN flights in the LH booking system. Example: I want to book a triangle: BRU-GVA-VIE-BRU if I try to book this on any of the three actual "network airlines" websites, the leg BRU-GVA that is operated by SN directly, isn't sugges...
by Deejay
04 Sep 2018, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253738

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

M&M 25 year anniversary promotion :

earn 25 miles per euro spent with OS, LH, LX and Eurowings (!!!)....

https://25years.msp.miles-and-more.com/de/en/

Brussels absent ...

getting better and better....
by Deejay
25 Jun 2018, 18:01
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fast track security at BRU for M&M FTL
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Fast track security at BRU for M&M FTL

not true...
security fast track is acessible for LH M&M silver in GVA, ZRH and VIE,
i use it several times a month ...

why not in BRU ?