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by Stij
19 Oct 2018, 15:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport customs officers on strike (since Wednesday 17 October)
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Conti764 wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 12:45
...In the morning (African flights) they have their hands full...
I arrived back from Uganda on sundaymorning during the African rush... nobody at customs...

Again, a joke... they should be ashamed...

Stij
by Stij
19 Oct 2018, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport customs officers on strike (since Wednesday 17 October)
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

That's the only time you can see them working at all. Usually, when you arrive at BRU, you can see 4 or 5 customs officers having a nice chat between them, but they don't give a damn about passengers. Lack of staff? They must be joking... I agree, either they chat, either they're not there... it's ...
by Stij
19 Oct 2018, 07:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1808
Views: 215670

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Of course, I think we all wish them the best!
But isn't the yearly high season for ACMI over?
If so, they'll have to make it through winter with a probably seriously hit cash position…

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
18 Oct 2018, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 174058

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Integration, IMHO, does not go as far as a merger. Integration means that the IT systems will be made compatible, the products will be made similar, but some characteristics will remain different: brand name (a typical Belgian name for SN, especially for long-haul), livery, uniforms,... A merger wo...
by Stij
18 Oct 2018, 08:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 174058

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Passenger wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 07:56
Repeat: integration. Not merger.
What's in a name... the result will be the same...

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
14 Oct 2018, 14:46
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Useless Belgian airports
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Useless Belgian airports

Welcome to Aviation24 Paul Riordan!

Greetings,

Stij
by Stij
13 Oct 2018, 05:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3358
Views: 1025314

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 10:16

PS : Rather unusual low numbers for AFI flights this morning at Check-in. Passport control at T gates also went like a breeze.
Well I fly EBB BRU tonight and it is packed...

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
05 Oct 2018, 12:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US border clearance at BRU as from next year
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: US border clearance at BRU as from next year

Welcome to Aviation24 koendevos!
by Stij
02 Oct 2018, 16:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Cancelled] Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 9186

Re: Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019

On top of that: long haul low cost appears to be much more difficult than short haul low cost.
Maybe this is the reason MOL's Ryanair never started the adventure...

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
28 Sep 2018, 16:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 52693

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

luchtzak wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 08:35
Longer queues at passport control
As a result, queues at passport control may be longer than usual
Even longer!??I didn’t know that was physically even possible!!!

Stij
by Stij
28 Sep 2018, 07:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: LAX spotting at In & Out Burger video
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: LAX spotting at In & Out Burger video

Stop spotting planes... Eat the burger! Mmm... that place is always my first stop when I arrive in LAX!
by Stij
25 Sep 2018, 22:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1286
Views: 264634

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

By taxi? Or did the train restart? By car.... I called a friend of mine in Leuven... But the Belgian Railways were excellent again... Only announcements in Dutch Advice to take the train to MECHELEN and then to the airport. On the platform in Leuven announcements that the train would go to the airp...
by Stij
25 Sep 2018, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1286
Views: 264634

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Sure?

I m on the train to BRU and due to an incident I ll have to take a taxi from Leuven... I hope I ll make my flight...

Stij
by Stij
24 Sep 2018, 17:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1286
Views: 264634

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Brussels Airport thinks as a real estate developer, not as an airport. At least the airlines care about their premium passengers, Brussels Airport doesn't care about anybody… unless you pay rent of course... I sometimes think they hope it will be closed… 1245ha of prime real estate and not an airpor...
by Stij
18 Sep 2018, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 174058

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

luchtzak wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 14:34
From the news item: Brussels Airlines’ Mumbai flights, which were launched in March 2017, will be stopped on January 6 for economic reasons, as the route does not deliver the anticipated results.
Could very well be, but I don't beleive everything I read either...

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
18 Sep 2018, 15:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1259
Views: 174058

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Airbus330lover wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 13:42

And LH thinks that most of the belgians will go to DUS to take a plane
Actually, my friends in Limburg are so fed up with the traffic jams on their way to BRU and the possible queue's at security and border controll they're flying from DUS anyway.

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
12 Sep 2018, 11:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 159
Views: 36922

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

I calculate 37.37% for August 2018 vs. 33,14% for August 2017.

A few remarks:

Still low compared to LH's 60% at FRA or MUC.
Increasing your market share costs money. For SN and also for Eurowings. But the former gets chastised for it and the latter applauded...

Cheers,

Stij
by Stij
11 Sep 2018, 11:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 52693

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

SN515 BRU-IAD has made a U-turn above Wales...
https://www.flightradar24.com/BEL515/1dd347db
Squawk 7700... Emergency?
by Stij
07 Sep 2018, 13:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 79
Views: 12401

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

I am sure that there is a market for early evening NYC Flight out of BRU. We work s lot with NYC and most of our clients visiting take the evening to EWR via ZRH they would be delighted to fly out direct at around 18:00 a 19:00 from BRU. And that flight is excellent for those suffering from jetlag....