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by eurojet
28 Oct 2018, 19:16
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

The F-35 was the best choice. 10 reasons why the F-35 is the best option for Belgium (Dutch): https://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/tien-redenen-waarom-de-f-35-de-beste-aankoop-is/article-opinion-1385859.html If you know the author a bit of the Le Vif article, then you know what to expect even without...
by eurojet
23 Oct 2018, 12:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines

Aeroflot adds one daily flight to Moscow and will fly thrice-daily to Sheremetyevo from Winter 2018-2019. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aeroflot/aeroflot-thrice-daily-between-moscow-and-brussels/ Brussels Airlines remains at one daily flight to Domodedovo. A missed opportunity? A few years ago...
by eurojet
04 Jul 2018, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2018 World Cup flights
Replies: 20
Views: 2957

Re: 2018 World Cup flights

Fake news on RTL news today.. fans with ticket but no flight to Kazan ... of course they want direct flight from Brussels and come back same day ... THY coming back on Sunday already possible for Eur 800 ... and hotel rooms abundant at correct prices... But hey it made nice dramatic television ...
by eurojet
25 Jun 2018, 15:55
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fast track security at BRU for M&M FTL
Replies: 7
Views: 727

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

... FRA and MUC have 3 types of lounges, one for Frequent Traveller (so silver), one for Gold and Senator and one for Hon Circle .. For many reasons I avoid BRU to the maximum, so cannot fully judge the type of Star Alliance lounges they have, i was only once at the one that takes Frequent Traveller...
by eurojet
25 Jun 2018, 13:37
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fast track security at BRU for M&M FTL
Replies: 7
Views: 727

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

... Silver DO have lounge access in Frankfurt and Munich, as well in Zurich and Vienna ( I spend in one of the 4 at least twice a month). No fast track for Silver in any of these airports, so BRU is consistent with the rest. Zurich tend to be a bit flexible with Silver it seems for fast track and pr...
by eurojet
18 Jun 2018, 12:25
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

for those who can read Dutch, very interesting article on the topic in Knack today .. We may end of in a good ols school Belgian "wafelijzer" decision .. but for the public finances, bad for the airforce and a new token that this country is de-facto a confederation already ... http://www.knack.be/ni...
by eurojet
31 May 2018, 15:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines

Good choice, kiev and wroclaw... Wroclaw is Poland’s 3rd biggest city, metropoll of some 600k people and IT boom-town ... Google, Samsung, Nokia, all have big operations there ... Bank of New York (see as well their ops in Brussels) and Credit Suisse employ well over 6,000 banking staff ... on top o...
by eurojet
27 Mar 2018, 13:55
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

... whatever happens Lockheed Martin wins ... if they want to extend life of the f16 we pay EUR 2 Bn to LHM .. After 7 years the Eurofighrer and Rafale are out of production or obsolete so only choice left is ... the F35 .... if I were the socialists I would definitely push for extension of the life...
by eurojet
06 Mar 2018, 12:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1296
Views: 182258

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I was blocked in LCY trying to go back on Friday with Luxair: 1) when I saw my flight was cancelled, I called Luxair and my phone was picked up straight away (and BTW, Findel was closed as well, so they had also many calls). 2) They told me straight away I was rebooked on the flight the next day, Sa...
by eurojet
03 Mar 2018, 11:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 54323

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018

Here stuck at Stansted. LCY-Lux flight cancelled last night, LCY-Lux cancelled this morning. Were all brought by taxi to Stanstead, special Luxair repatriation flight for stranded LCY passengers tonight back to LUX. Top notch service by Luxair and LCY staff, all well communicated.
by eurojet
22 Feb 2018, 17:57
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Cool making a business case by projecting some Belgian version of Top Gun, landing on the CDG which has spent 2/3 of its serviceable life in the dry dock due to faulty design of the hull and nuclear reactors (which were designed for submarines not carriers ). I think the CDG lost one of its propello...
by eurojet
16 Feb 2018, 09:42
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

well for the Rafale fans .. Let's see how the political parties of the North explain to their electorate that they have chosen a plane from a producer that decided not to participate into the RFP and lobbied its way in. Maybe somewhere else in Belgium they have already forgotten about "Agusta", but ...
by eurojet
06 Feb 2018, 10:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1296
Views: 182258

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Myself working in an industry where being owned as a subsidiary by a foreign entity is the norm, not the exception, I find the nativity of the Belgian public incredible. And honestly, I find that LH is still using a rather “soft hand”. IF you give away all the leverage you have over your owner, than...
by eurojet
24 Jan 2018, 13:34
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Rafale, just as the Eurofighter, are designs from the 80’ies. Yes, combat proven, but in 20-30 years obsolete. It is like buying a Ford Mondeo Diesel 2.0 TDI today. Perfect for today, outdated in 10 years. F35 is bugged with problems (such as the A400M, BTW) today. Belgian Defence is wise not to be ...
by eurojet
18 Jan 2018, 13:54
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69190

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

... and the French basically used pure blackmail on the Dexia-file in case we don't go for Rafale ... The compensation they offer is nothing else than a catalogue of large existing investment the French have here already (energy, etc ...). Read Geert Noels opinion about it some weeks ago in De Tijd ...
by eurojet
15 Jun 2017, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 15/06/2017 Blackout at Brussels Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: 15/06/2017 Blackout at Brussels Airport

What was the dividend BAC paid out? EUR 100 mio? Scandalous ... but as always in Belgium, responsibility will remain to be "determined". As always in situations like this, under-investment in non-revenue generating activities (like the grid, or security), will come to haunt you one day. They can giv...
by eurojet
02 May 2017, 11:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Chaos and long queues at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Replies: 25
Views: 5922

Re: Chaos and long queues at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

I use Schiphol nearly every month, and over the last 2 years have witnessed the explosion in passengers. The attraction of using Schiphol for non-Schengen flights (like the ones I take to Moscow, Almaty, Kiev with the SkyTeam Group) was always the security check at the gate. Since that is over combi...
by eurojet
07 Mar 2017, 17:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2017
Replies: 307
Views: 54269

Re: Ryanair in 2017

29" in a LH A 320? Not true at all .. Felw the Ryanair 737-800 a zillions of times and the LH 320 even more and hell I take an LH seat over anything else .. I am 1m90.. I can hold out a Ryanair seat for an hour and a half max before having serious backpain .. And don't put me in a window seat or I g...
by eurojet
04 Jan 2017, 15:25
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2017 ?
Replies: 176
Views: 41964

Re: Where will you fly in 2017 ?

.. Cancelled all flights for 2017 ... December trip LUX-IST-GYD resulted in very infected eardrums with repitive otitis ... One advise: never take a plane when you have a heavy cold/flu .... the air pressure will make you cry like a baby ... Until full doctor's green light, I have to stay away from ...
by eurojet
22 Dec 2016, 11:10
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Experiences on Turkish Airlines long haul?
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Experiences on Turkish Airlines long haul?

I fly TK regularly to Central Aia (Tbilis, Baku, Almaty, Tashkent). Now that they have a direct to LUX I do have a wide range of connections in the region I do business. I have flown nearly all their planes in Y and C. Onbaord service is a hit or miss. Their catering is very repititive and crew atti...