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by Duke
17 Feb 2020, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4804

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

If FR24 is correct, then EK 181 made a missed approach at BRU on 16/2 during the storm, and immediately diverted to ZRH (without making a new trial to land). Is this a normal procedure? Why divert to Zurich? Was there no alternative closer to BRU? Only 90 minutes later, the plane returned to BRU. Re...
by Duke
17 Feb 2020, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Or will they give OO-SFH a Star Alliance livery?
by Duke
17 Feb 2020, 12:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I guess if they intented to repaint OO-SFH, it would also have been done in AMM?
Or are the planes (re)painted at a different location?
by Duke
16 Feb 2020, 23:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Any plans to give OO-SFH a new livery? or is it going to fly on like that?
by Duke
24 Jan 2020, 19:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 777(X) news
Replies: 112
Views: 75401

Re: Boeing 777(X) news

Magiktrix wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 18:55
Stream is up. Already 20k people watching.
Link doesn't work to me...
by Duke
26 Nov 2019, 17:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

DeltaWiskey wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 10:44
OO-SFH is currently flying from HKG to AMM for cabin retrofit. It's the last one (7th) of the current A330 refleet program.
Is it also painted in the modified Brussels Airlines colours with the white belly, like OO-SFF?
How long does the cabin retrofit usually take?
by Duke
13 Nov 2019, 22:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417262

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

We flew economy class with El Al, and it was by far the best medium-haul flight I've ever had. There was plenty of legroom, every single seat got an audio system with headset so you could listen to the flims that were played on the overhead screens or to up to 15 different radio stations. We got a ...
by Duke
13 Nov 2019, 11:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417262

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Is SN still flying to TLV? Security doesn't seem too guaranteed... Yes, SN still flies to TLV, even mostly twice a day... (although the second flight is a "night flight", leaving Brussels at 9.30 pm and arriving in TLV at around 2 am...) I flew to TLV last month, and was surprised to see that secur...
by Duke
06 Nov 2019, 12:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 196096

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 11:57
I was contacted by Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium.
Interesting to see that Mr. Terzakis reads this forum... Or at least has an assistant informing him about it...
Good work, luchtzak!!

Regards,

Duke
by Duke
21 Sep 2019, 11:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417262

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

It seems the problems with the A333's are mostly happening with OO-SFE, -SFF and SFG, so the newer and most recently introduced ex-SQ or ex-CX aircraft.
Is this a coincidence?
I thought the newer aircraft would reduce the operational difficulties...
Regards,

Duke
by Duke
22 Aug 2019, 13:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 196096

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Air Belgium to operate “World Tour – Air Cruise 2019” for French travel agency Safrans Du Monde : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-belgium/operate-world-tour-air-cruise-2019-for-french-travel-agency-safrans-du-monde Three observations : 1) This "World Cruise" is scheduled to take place in abo...
by Duke
25 Jul 2019, 21:22
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: 777 Cruise altitude
Replies: 1
Views: 10793

777 Cruise altitude

On my last longhaul trip with a B 777-300 I noticed that the cruise level of the plane in the early stages of the flight never passed above 31-33.000 feet. Only about halfway the plane climbed to around 36.000 feet, and only in the final stage to 38.000 feet. On FR24, I see the "newer" generation ai...
by Duke
25 Jul 2019, 16:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

TLspotting wrote:
23 Jul 2019, 10:39
OO-SFF, newest A333, is being delivered from Singapore.
According to FR24, OO-SFF arrived on July 23 at 18:40.
Any pictures available of the plane in Brussels?

Regards,

Duke
by Duke
24 Jul 2019, 20:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 33608

Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

But some people will pretend that everything at AMS is better than BRU... Well, to be honest, I had a very good experience with AMS. On July 20, a very busy day at AMS, our flight (GA 88 from Jakarta) landed at 7.28 am. At 8.10 am we were already in our car on our way home (luggage delivery, custom...
by Duke
24 Jun 2019, 19:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417262

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Those aren’t available second hand. LH didn’t retract that only profitable airlines receive new equipment. That applies to ‘network airlines’ as well. OS getting second hand airplanes, while LX and LH receive new ones. Maybe more efficient planes are exactly what SN needs to become a profitable net...
by Duke
24 Jun 2019, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417262

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Maybe we can start dreaming about A330-neo's?
And A220's for the European routes, to replace the older A319's?
Let's keep fingers crossed!

Regards,

Duke
by Duke
18 Jun 2019, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 144330

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 11:07

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TB1765 BRU0730 – 1120TFS1135 – 1315FNC E90 6
TB1766 TFS1135 – 1315FNC1340 – 1900BRU E90 6
Source: Routes Online
I didn't know the E190 had the legs to do BRU-TFS non-stop?
Also, just 15 minutes turnaround time in TFS seems very short, no?
Regards,

Duke
by Duke
17 Jun 2019, 11:01
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Airplane Boarding
Replies: 8
Views: 13021

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
by Duke
29 May 2019, 18:35
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: KJK 29/05/19 B738 OO-TUV
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: KJK 29/05/19 B738 OO-TUV

According to FR24, it did KJK-LIS today.
Special charter?
Is the runway at KJK long enough for such a take-off?
About 10 years ago, there was a special 737 flight from KJK to Jersey; return flight the same day... I was happy to be one of the passengers then.
Regards,

Duke
by Duke
03 Apr 2019, 12:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 118356

Re: Eurowings in 2019

There are many complaints about the interior of ex-SIA and ex-CX aircraft. It was never the plan to fly so extensively with these birds with the old cabin. The delay of refitting the new cabin of the 7 SIA/CX aircraft (due to certification issues) has forced SN to start operating with the newer bir...