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by Matt
11 Dec 2019, 08:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348338

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The question I am asking myself is why were sn brussels airlines and brussels airlines for so many years reliable airlines and why is SN long haul the new Air Afrique aka Air Peut-Etre (Air Perhaps). Correct me if I am wrong, but long haul worked well under BG with older aircraft. Why is it becomin...
by Matt
03 Dec 2019, 08:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 439
Views: 213400

Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

sn26567 wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 20:57
Airbus obtains EASA approval to raise the maximum passenger number on the A350-1000 from 440 to 480.

OMG! Sardines?
I was afraid this might happen. Like be B777, it's perfectly feasible to put a 10 across in an A350 :(
by Matt
30 Nov 2019, 19:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: South African Airways in "Business Rescue" as from 05 Dec 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: South African Airways: ongoing rumours about financial woes

rwandan-flyer wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 22:15
I m not feeling well when people say that, under the Apartheid, SAA was a better airline.
I said they made more profit under the years of apartheid. Not that they where a better airline. Nuances.
by Matt
29 Nov 2019, 12:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: South African Airways in "Business Rescue" as from 05 Dec 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: South African Airways: ongoing rumours about financial woes

Indeed. Not really rumours anymore. I have been following the situation for a while now ( I have SA roots ) and things are not looking good at all. If Ramaphosa decides to stop the bailouts ( which is currently set at about 1.90 bilion rand ~rougly 130 million dollars ) it's over. And from a pure fi...
by Matt
28 Nov 2019, 15:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126815

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

BrightCedars wrote:
28 Nov 2019, 13:32

SA never served BRU if I'm not mistaken, or that must be over 30 years ago?!
In the 80's and early 90's
by Matt
28 Nov 2019, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126815

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

Return of a ‘previously lost’ airline / destination also in the picture. Cannot disclose more for the time being, but from a high level and very reliable source. Guess we need to have a bit of patience. Yes, thank you. Just guesses for long haul : AA to/from PHL. SA to/from JNB (but unlikely becaus...
by Matt
28 Nov 2019, 12:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126815

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

CRJ 900 wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 20:26
Return of a ‘previously lost’ airline / destination also in the picture.
American Airlines with Philadelphia ?
by Matt
29 Jul 2019, 13:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348338

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

What happened to OO-SFC ?
by Matt
15 Jul 2019, 08:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363521

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 01:26
TLspotting wrote:
31 May 2019, 16:54
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/firs ... -brussels/
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© Robin Rouffe
Is OO-SNN going to the painshop soon?
Painshop :lol:

Sorry, I know it's a typo, but it's a funny one :P
by Matt
06 Jul 2019, 08:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363521

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Anyone knows what OO-SFE is doing in Amman? Yesterday and today OO-SFE had several short flights (?). I thought it was only there for a cabin refit. Or are there also technical issues with the bird? See: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oo-sfe Cheers, Danny these are no flights but just ...
by Matt
02 Jul 2019, 09:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363521

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

TLspotting wrote:
01 Jul 2019, 09:00
jerry wrote:
30 Jun 2019, 08:52
CityJet is using one AR8 (i/o CR9) these days: EI-RJW.
There's an A319 of Eurowings DASTX also used...
probably because SN doesn't have enough aircraft right now to deal with the summer madness, which is a good thing
by Matt
02 Jul 2019, 08:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 110
Views: 93665

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?

Well, I think the 767-400 is an upgrade over the a330-200, pax wise that is. Delta's configuration allows more passengers in the 767-400 than in the a330-200, plus it's a 2-3-2 layout in economy, which is very nice :D ( not complaining about that change here :D ) Only downside I see is that the cabi...
by Matt
01 Jul 2019, 11:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 110
Views: 93665

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?

Impressive summary, Atlantis. About Blue Sky we don't speak bcs BRU is between those two major hubs and those home carriers, KLM/AF, are going to replace planes by trains. I guess you mean SkyTeam. They are worth looking at, because Delta has always been a strong contender in BRU with its two major...
by Matt
28 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348338

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Flew WAW-BRU with SN yesterday morning. First time I was on that 06:45 flight (due to misconnection the evening before, not unusual with LOT). Was a full boat but for 4 seats. After boarding, Capt Speaking announced a 30-minute delay due to restrictions at EBBR (07L arrivals) which triggered the ne...
by Matt
28 Jun 2019, 08:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 90508

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

PttU wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 16:10
rwandan-flyer wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:14
KLM or even Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines, despite to be in the same alliance, are bigger competitors.
KLM is part of SkyTeam, not StarAlliance.
I think he means Turkish or Ethiopian airlines, despite being in the same alliance ;) and that KLM is a competitor ;)
by Matt
27 Jun 2019, 08:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 413
Views: 246976

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the FAA said on Wednesday. Source - more info: Reuters.com: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-faa-boeing-exclusiv/...
by Matt
26 Jun 2019, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 88783

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

I don't really see how the A321XLR will become a game changer either. but we will see how things turn out. I loath the idea of a transatlantic flight on an a321 ( just like I loathed the idea of a 757-200 ) I can see SN using one for an evening flight to NY tough. FYI: the 757-200 didnt drastically...
by Matt
26 Jun 2019, 08:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 88783

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

Lufthansa will look at ordering the A321XLR, says chief executive Carsten Spohr, but added that he did not think the new model was a game changer. Can Spohr be wrong on this one too? Oh, he will never openly admit a mistake, despite the recent slap he got in his face... It remains to be seen... SN ...
by Matt
25 Jun 2019, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348338

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Sobelair was the last one using a 767-300er till 2003, but that was really unprofitable because of the fact the 767 couldnt be fully loaded. ( I remember this very well, the last few rows were empty because of this ) The range is there, but JNB is a 'hot and high' airport. ( this is the reason why ...
by Matt
25 Jun 2019, 12:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348338

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

After some googling, for the old guys ;) a post from here in 2003!

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