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by thalenoi
24 Sep 2019, 18:20
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Turkish boeing 787-9 business class AYT-IST
Replies: 3
Views: 8447

Re: Turkish boeing 787-9 business class AYT-IST

How long was taxi time after landing at IST? Seems your plane landed at the nearby terminal runway I landed 3x times so far at new IST on the far away runway and taxi time was 25 min! Flying BRU-IST this saturday and onto BKK, 2h connection time, affraid landing again on far away runway and no time ...
by thalenoi
14 Mar 2019, 01:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 272
Views: 31985

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - impact on Boeing 737 MAX

Maye Boeing would have been better off if they designed the 737NG replacement from zero, but they didn't and now it's up to them to resolve these issues. I gues the MAX series will be the last 737... Guess not, still constructing Boeing 737 MAX 200 etc... The concept and the design of the 737 has b...
by thalenoi
07 Jun 2018, 23:12
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Disappointed by Turkish Business product and in general!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Disappointed by Turkish Business product and in general!!!

I flew TK BKK-IST-BRU and return in biz two weeks ago and am fairly satisfied. I moved away from EY 5 years ago and now from QR. Although I consider QR to be the best re hard product they have been going down hill steadily over the last two years, cost cutting and cost cutting and cost cutting. I ha...
by thalenoi
03 May 2018, 13:39
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Connecting in IST with TK flight to US...
Replies: 6
Views: 2463

Re: Connecting in IST with TK flight to US...

10 hours of sleep if that is in economy, really? I have 2 BKK-BRU in J with TK, one this month, curious how it will go... Thinking of buying a BRU-YUL in Y with TK for this september, will give me *A status with M&S, not sure what mileage i will get flying AC or LX. I need 8k miles and TK will reap ...
by thalenoi
25 Dec 2017, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Attention passengers: new PNR/API legislation 01/01/2018: name on the ticket must be the correct ID-name
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Attention passengers: new PNR/API legislation 01/01/2018: name on the ticket must be the correct ID-name

Indeed "airtrainer", a real issue is coming to many of us. And what if a difference gets detected during check in? I got a passport for my little one a few months ago (luckily before I bought an international ticket where passport and visa is needed) and they made a mistake in the translation of her...
by thalenoi
22 Dec 2017, 01:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 219
Views: 61966

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

sn26567 wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 15:45
A 777 is always a downgrade compared to an A350. In all classes!
Indeed, my April/May trip to Belgium has changed from A359 to 777/300 and no Q-suites, the classic 2/2/2 in J.
by thalenoi
19 Dec 2017, 08:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 126
Views: 44910

Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

So no B777 from Qatar at BRU? Too bad, would be nice to see their B777 at BRU. Like i mentioned in my previous post, QR will use there B777-300ER on selected dates (QR195/196). Here they are: - 31 oct - 1, 2, 5, 7, 21, 23, 28 and 30 dec. After 15 feb till the end of the winterschedule, the B788 is ...
by thalenoi
23 Nov 2017, 23:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from Emirates (EK/UAE) 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4656

Re: News from Emirates (EK/UAE) 2017

I fly C, but you will never see me in a 2/3/2 config, no EK for me! EK also comes more expensive every time I book a ticket. I used to fly QR A380 ex BKK, heaven, but now they mostly fly 777 in 2/2/2, just acceptable. Next trip with my 7 years young daughter, thus 2/2/2 is fine for once, to BRU A359...
by thalenoi
25 May 2017, 08:32
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Best/Worst food on a plane
Replies: 22
Views: 6584

Re: Best/Worst food on a plane

Worst: an unnamable sandwich on Thai Smile a few weeks ago UTH-BKK on my way to BRU. No, i did not eat it, went to the bin after opening and smelling the thing. Best: to come next Saturday BRU-DOH-BKK on QR, never had a bad meal in J. Ramadan begins this Saturday, no alcohol in Doha, I will get my s...
by thalenoi
01 May 2017, 16:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Indeed, discovered the Pcard thing whilst posting my comment. Advised person picking me up to get one, but he needed to pickup someone else this morning (monday 1st May) thus had to pay 2x 2 eur for 2 1 minute pickup. I saw the drop-off area when leaving the airport, did not see any signs at arrival...
by thalenoi
29 Apr 2017, 00:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I am realy pissed-of because the 15 minutes free parking is no more. Seems a long walk to the drop-off/pick-up zone. I wll be arriving this morning with 40kg of bags and st my age I am nog gooing to wander beyond front park 1 to find where it is, nor the person picking me up. Thus the only solution ...
by thalenoi
20 Dec 2016, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

The new "drop off" topic to be found here: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/to_from_brussels_airport/pickupdropoff/paxdropoff/ about the 15 min free parking: Car parks P1, P2 and P3 In car parks P1 Front Park, P2 Economy and P3 Holiday you can park free of charge for fifteen minutes to drop ...
by thalenoi
03 Dec 2016, 00:21
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2017 ?
Replies: 176
Views: 49899

Re: Where will you fly in 2017 ?

first 2017 trip 07jan UTH-CNX on Q400 next gen with Nok Air, ages ago I flew a turbo prop, curious....
March UTH-DMK-UTH with Thai Lion Air
April-May BKK-DOH-BRU-DOH-BKK on QR
by thalenoi
28 Oct 2016, 01:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

A police officer is a police officer. You make it sound like police are inside like chicken. When you have 20 to 1000 people queuing up outside, with 2 police men standing in front of the tent going "left or right" ..... it dont make it sounds like anything. Those are the facts That doesn't matter....
by thalenoi
25 Oct 2016, 03:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

The K&R system at BRU was simply not or too weakly policed most of the time and the obligation for drivers to remain at their car was not enforced. Exactly. I very much liked the K&R at BRU, as I equally like the YUL, BKK, AMS, UTH K&R, DMK is bad and BRU got down to the last spot since 22/03/16. P...
by thalenoi
20 Oct 2016, 01:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I also heard about face recognition cameras at the entrance of the airport building. The Kiss & Fly zone will not be re-instated at the place where the tents are now, because it is too close to the building. There is still a brain-storming on where and how to best arrange a Kiss & Fly area. That is...
by thalenoi
06 Sep 2016, 07:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I still find the place a disgrace. Especially how to pick up an arriving passenger. At least I found out yesterday and do know how to do it again landing at BRU again 19 sept: Tel your pick-up to meet you before the lifts at P1 floor 3 Find your way out to the left at arrivals level, you will find ...
by thalenoi
03 Sep 2016, 03:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I still find the place a disgrace. Especially how to pick up an arriving passenger. At least I found out yesterday and do know how to do it again landing at BRU again 19 sept: Tel your pick-up to meet you before the lifts at P1 floor 3 Find your way out to the left at arrivals level, you will find f...
by thalenoi
06 Aug 2016, 00:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 349
Views: 163926

Re: Airbus A380 news

Sad, I love flying in the A380.
Have a BKK-DOH booked early September.
Unfortunately QR dropped it's A380's to BKK from 3x to 1 daily.
by thalenoi
01 Aug 2016, 02:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 234112

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Well I changed my 1 sept flight from BKK-AMS to BRU, landing BRU 2 sept around 07 am, mainly for convenience, will have someone pick me up probably inside P1. (was easier before the bombing, waited before Sheraton at K&R area) Flying out BRU 08 sept to LHR and YUL, landing back BRU 19 sept 14.40 Lea...