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by Matt
20 Jun 2019, 10:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1345
Views: 299931

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

E40/R22/R0 are meant to be dealt with with the upcoming works on the Ring. More info: https://www.werkenaandering.be/nl/homepage However, the Zaventem Interchange between the A201 and the R0 is a huge problem, haven't seen much plans for that. The idiocy for this is: you go from the most left lane t...
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 14:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 220
Views: 51806

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

How can Load Factor decrease and passengers increase ?

Isnt that kinda contradictory?
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 14:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show - Le Bourget 2019 news thread - #PAS19
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Paris Air Show - Le Bourget 2019 news thread - #PAS19

Only airliners? Nah. I am going on Friday. Will see what real cool things are to be developped, like the electrical wing of the A320 neo, and the new spoilers for the A350, spoiler: (see what I did there?) It might be a Belgian company producing those. Will also be visiting Thales, Rolls Royce, Hon...
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Airplane Boarding
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Question on Airplane Boarding

On Emirates, a zone is mentioned on the boarding pass. Boarding calls are made using the different zones (passengers seating in the back of the plane board first). This seems to be working quite well, I'm surprised that this is not standard procedure with other carriers... Duke Because it generally...
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 10:27
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Airplane Boarding
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Question on Airplane Boarding

Airlines have tried everything, and there is no way to speed up the boarding process. Perhaps it works in Japan, where people are very disciplined, but it fails elsewhere. Hmmm ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7kor5nHtZQ I have seen this. It's amazing how many Japanese can fit per square meter.
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 09:25
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Airplane Boarding
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Question on Airplane Boarding

I have handicapped fam members, so we usually get on first. After that, though, and people who have priority boarding, wouldn't it make more sense to have the back of the plane board first, so it'd be easier for people to put their stuff away? I feel like people get stuck waiting for others in fron...
by Matt
17 Jun 2019, 08:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 14312

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

Some people might hate me here, but had a flight the other day from MUC to Tokyo Haneda on an A350. What an experience and what a plane! Not much can top an experience like that in economy I'm afraid... https://imgur.com/d0kuEgW https://imgur.com/a/CFXQEQy At 31/17 pitch/width it's even worse than ...
by Matt
09 Jun 2019, 04:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 14312

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

Some people might hate me here, but had a flight the other day from MUC to Tokyo Haneda on an A350. What an experience and what a plane! Not much can top an experience like that in economy I'm afraid...

https://imgur.com/d0kuEgW

https://imgur.com/a/CFXQEQy
by Matt
09 Jun 2019, 03:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1345
Views: 299931

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

2 other things to address at BRU: 1: faster immigration 2: faster luggage retrieval I was in Tokyo Haneda the other day and OWH MY GOD! Got of the plane ( long haul ) , got through immigration, got my luggage within 5 minutes and I was on the subway to Shinagawa in less than 30 minutes after disemba...
by Matt
27 May 2019, 14:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 56707

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Everything LH has done so far hints at a no hub function for BRU and degrading it to just a destination, having EW planes flying customers to one of the group's hubs (FRA, MUC, ZRH and VIE). Not exactly: the flights to LH Group hubs are carried out by the network airlines, LH to FRA and MUC, LX to ...
by Matt
17 May 2019, 11:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

And for your information, this was not a 'wild strike', the strike announcement has been there for months and is still valid. While it was unexpected and unfortunate, the notice was there and the CEO knew very well this would happen. They have been fishing for a strike for months, and they managed ...
by Matt
17 May 2019, 08:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

It seems like not all atco’s are a problem, but mainly the Christian ones have a poor and selfish mentality. So much for looking not only after yourself as Christian value. :roll: It’s ACV that callled for the wildcat strike today, while the socialists already agreed on a deal. Maybe banning religi...
by Matt
16 May 2019, 10:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Conti764 wrote:
16 May 2019, 10:16
Just a question, is it possible to nationalise ATC, give military ATCO's a proper training and have them do ATC?
Good question... This is done in Brasil ( this example comes to mind ) and other countries as well. So possible in Belgium?
by Matt
16 May 2019, 10:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Atlantis wrote:
16 May 2019, 10:04

I can tell you that for sure the talks with new possible airlines are stuck or even disrupted bcs of the strikes since the beginning of this year.
Which airlines are those?
by Matt
16 May 2019, 09:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Passenger wrote:
16 May 2019, 09:29

Like Sean1982 explained: you are a civil servant. So behave yourself please. Show respect towards those who pay your extremely high salary.
I for one think those high salaries are justified tough... But that's another subject I think
by Matt
16 May 2019, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

I do not understand that No politician is seriously intervening. The social mediator was appointed by minister Peeters. What else can they do more when a conflict between employer and employees isn't resolved? Peeters is the equivalent of a grad student in history who doesn't understand science. He...
by Matt
16 May 2019, 09:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 651
Views: 53553

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Look, I get why they strike today, I get why they are disgruntled. It get the why . But the way HOW they strike now baffles me. A spontanious action, right in the busyest period of the day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at BRU airport, to me that is inexcusable. This way atco's just bully...
by Matt
10 May 2019, 13:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3726
Views: 1146660

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Maintenance like AB a while ago. https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/brussels Appearently the phase out which I found odd... This plane was supposed to stay, no? https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet is not an official site... Not everything on it is correct... It says maintenance now h...
by Matt
10 May 2019, 11:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3726
Views: 1146660

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

TLspotting wrote:
10 May 2019, 11:13
viennafly wrote:
10 May 2019, 10:27
OO-SFT is just atm flying to PGF as SN9903, is this already the phaseout or just maintenance?
Maintenance like AB a while ago.

https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/brussels

Appearently the phase out which I found odd... This plane was supposed to stay, no?