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by longwings
27 Nov 2020, 02:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

My point was that, you have days with 6 long haul flights a day (saturday's) and plenty of connecting flight, and day with one single flight. There is just a problem with the use of the fleet. The demand is low (thank you sn26567 I didn't know :roll: ) but it doesn't mean that you can't split the p...
by longwings
11 Nov 2020, 06:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?
Replies: 14
Views: 23707

Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

But why only at Brussels airport? 1. Google is experimenting with an algorithm to remove moving objects from Google Maps (don't ask me why they think it is a good idea) 2. It isn't perfect and it shows even at BRU, it is inaccurate to state there are no aircraft at all, though none at the gates ind...
by longwings
26 Jul 2020, 18:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5427

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

As for regular travellers, the article correctly points to schemes like Global Entry and the fact that the immigration lines for Americans are not that long in the US. Such a traveller will not see an added benefit in a longer connection or having to be earlier at the airport. Overall, it will be s...
by longwings
23 Jul 2020, 03:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5427

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

The conclusion was (don't if it still applies) that pre-clearance makes sense if you don't have too many flights to the US as the amount of passngers that needs to be cleared can be so high that you've to take into account another hour as the passenger needs to eb cleared before boarding the aircra...
by longwings
30 Jun 2020, 18:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

OO-SFG left BRU half an hour ago as SN1303 bound for ROB. There is an other SN flight en route to FIH... SN1357 OO-SFE (333) is doing 2 x Kinshasa SN1357/SN1358: on 29th June and on 1st July: AFAIK, these are cargo-only flights using passenger aircraft. Scheduled passenger service to Africa has not...
by longwings
14 May 2020, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

When do we expect to see an official list of destinations being dropped? There are two ways to draw such a list. Either do a profitability analysis of each destination and cut the ones deemed not viable in the short-to-mid term then make changes to the fleet; or start by setting fleet-wide financial...
by longwings
12 May 2020, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Moving Africa flights to an evening bank from BRU will not work. Not for local or European traffic, and certainly not for North American connections. For local and European traffic, the move adds a day of lost productivity for business travelers. Under the current schedule, they land in the evening ...
by longwings
28 Apr 2020, 09:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 31
Views: 10623

Re: 2020 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Why is Qatar Cargo flying to OST? They already have extensive operations in LGG, and to a smaller extent in AMS and BRU. Nothing against OST, just trying to understand the rationale when consolidating at one of the other three airports would (I'd think) be operationally easier, especially if it is a...
by longwings
28 Apr 2020, 08:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Lebbe wishes that the State provides to money, not as a loan, but as capital to take a share in Brussels Airlines, or even better, in Lufthansa with a blocking minority. A blocking minority in Brussels Airlines for €290m maybe, but in Lufthansa, he is delusional. Even if the price was right (and it...
by longwings
21 Mar 2020, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 34070

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020

BA1 LCY-SNN-JFK on March 18 diverted LHR due to... low occupancy. The plane was in the air for a total of 50 minutes. Flight had reportedly only one passenger and BA decided flying him to LHR with a first-class upgrade on a LHR-JFK was a better option. Given the time it takes to travel LCY-LHR on th...
by longwings
21 Mar 2020, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1682
Views: 451953

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Finally some time to write here something after a very hectic time. Sorry if the question was already but I had no time to read everything On our Brucargo it is now busier than ever. Really a lot of cargo flights and even more to come. There is even lack of capacity as belly cargo felt away. Would ...
by longwings
25 Feb 2019, 03:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 168518

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019

BEL224 BJLBRU diverted to LPA on Feb 24. Anyone knows why?