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by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 10:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 422989

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I like the name Brussels Airlines but I'm not feeling so attached to it. However I love their Belgian touch and I would hate to loose that and for them to be a carrier like any other. I find this differentiation important. I'm not saying I'm ready to pay much of a premium for it though. So if Eurowi...
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 08:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 198656

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Checked out their website this morning. Only HKG in the destinations list, what happened to the others? Will they open reservations a few days before or are they concentrating on ACMI flights?
The local leader SN is taking a pause in long-haul this year, could be the right time for KF to fly West.
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 422989

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

In the news this morning, Brussels Airlines will most likely re-brand to Eurowings in Europe. Free source (in French): https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/brussels-airlines-bientot-rebaptisee-en-europe/10089698.html In a nutshell: re-brand in Europe, no new long-haul destinations in 2019, begg...
by BrightCedars
16 May 2018, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 250302

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I understand that the pilots and all SN staff are nervous about the plans of LH/EW since they are not in the know, this is the best way to lower staff motivation, which can be a strategy, not saying it is the case here. On the other hand we live in a market economy and SN is a privately owned busine...
by BrightCedars
19 Apr 2018, 10:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 250302

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I like the Brussels Airlines service and I don't feel attached to the brand. Tomorrow if they were operating as Eurowings in Europe and Sabena in the world I'd be totally fine. Heck even if they were operating as Eurowings in the world I'd be fine but I don't think that's the plan because they want ...
by BrightCedars
22 Feb 2018, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 310136

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Wishing happy lunar new year on social media to your followers 5 days after the date: check!

Are they trying hard to seem like a bunch of amateurs or are they just that?!
by BrightCedars
20 Feb 2018, 10:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 310136

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

I think 31" is OK as long as the seats are not as hard as SN's. My last BRU-IAD and back was a bottom killer. These 10-11 y.o. A340-300X are probably good enough in terms of range and consumption at current oil prices; they were mostly phased out when the oil was more than double what it is nowadays...
by BrightCedars
16 Feb 2018, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A321LR will/should it change everything ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: A321LR will/should it change everything ?

MEA's A320 fleet features real 2 x 2 business seats and AVOD in every seat plus a decent pitch in economy.

I wouldn't find it problematic to fly that for 7-8h iso 4-5h if the service level is good.

Now a Ryanair A321LR with 240 seats, no thanks!
by BrightCedars
08 Feb 2018, 14:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 82
Views: 18352

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Makes sense to drop the pairing of FIH and start paring the other cities that used to be paired with FIH. Bummer is the drop in frequency which is still a really negative point for business travellers. Maybe they should fly BRU-DUS-FIH 3 days per week :-) Wonder about this news today of trying to lu...
by BrightCedars
08 Feb 2018, 10:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 250302

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Seen in a street of Beirut suburbs on Jan. 2nd of this year...
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by BrightCedars
06 Feb 2018, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 250302

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Une tempête dans un verre d'eau The new owner is simply taking the pilot seat and is letting the former pilot move away in a gracious way. They will now be able to deploy their strategy which certainly won't kill the local business but will certainly mean further integration as far as the European ...
by BrightCedars
05 Feb 2018, 09:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 250302

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

LH group now own 100% and are the boss. If the incumbent does not follow their guidelines or meet their targets there is no reason for him to stick around. If we didn't want the decisions to be made abroad we should have kept a controlling stake. If LH makes bad management decisions and Brussels-bas...
by BrightCedars
18 Oct 2017, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 679
Views: 307459

Re: News from THY - Turkish Airlines

Finally! Being stuck in Ankara 2 x 3 days due to the snow storms in Istanbul and not being able to go back Westwards for lack of direct flights was a bad experience last Winter.
by BrightCedars
18 Oct 2017, 09:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 659
Views: 229599

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I'm happy they are given an extended lease of life just because I booked with them early in the year for year-end period and then there was a new saga of bankruptcy few weeks later. Ironically I had stayed away on several occasions due to the uncertainty surrounding the Alitalia case. Another lesson...
by BrightCedars
24 Mar 2016, 09:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks
Replies: 314
Views: 44111

Re: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!

Any slim chance that a departure scheduled for Saturday out of BRU will be possible?
by BrightCedars
26 Feb 2015, 09:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13317

Re: Emirates A380 at BRU ?

Is there anything legal preventing them to operate a second daily flight? Doesn't Belgium have an open skies agreement with the UAE? I'm not saying they shouldn't bring the A380, but usually they grow frequency before growing capacity. Anyway it will take some time for the airport to be ready.
by BrightCedars
06 Jan 2015, 13:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Aeroflot was recognized as the world’s most punctual airline

Had a good on time experience in C on SU in November, BRU-SVO-TAS vv. Nice product on the A330 too!
by BrightCedars
01 Dec 2014, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAROM using the A310 to BRU
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: TAROM using the A310 to BRU

When mentioning TAROM, A310 and BRU, this comes to my mind:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAROM_Flight_371

Not a joyful memory.
by BrightCedars
09 Sep 2014, 13:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Russia threatens to ban all Western airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 7757

Re: Russia threatens to ban all Western airlines

Not sure Russia based carriers could live long if the same sanction was legitimately imposed back on them, not to mention the Russian government dealing for long with a population deprived of fruits and Turkish breaks.
by BrightCedars
09 Aug 2014, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airlines suspending Erbil
Replies: 7
Views: 12749

Re: Airlines suspending Erbil

So far ME flights seem unaffected, next departure to Erbil in 90 mins.

Also, there are multiple daily flights in and out of Beirut to and from Erbil, Al Najaf, Basra and Baghdad.