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by summersso
01 Dec 2008, 13:17
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on US Airways: Brussels to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 2895

Question on US Airways: Brussels to the US

I'd like to go to New York in February, cheapest flights I've found are US Airways (BRU-PHL-LGA). Flights are operated by 757-200. I've never flown this airline and know very little about them. * Has anybody flown US Airways? Are they any good/tolerable? * Entertainment - I guess there are no PTVs. ...
by summersso
26 Nov 2008, 14:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa launches new Lufthansa Italia brand
Replies: 21
Views: 4916

Re: Lufthansa launches new Lufthansa Italia brand

Reminds me of Deutsche BA...
by summersso
30 Oct 2008, 14:23
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Wizzair CRL-SOF-CRL
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: Wizzair CRL-SOF-CRL

Thanks for interesting report (especially yout return trip :twisted: but it appears that WizzAir handled the problem in a very professional way. I wonder what would have been Ryanair's reaction in a similar situation). What was the load factor on both flights? @ petarn: what was the purpose of your...
by summersso
28 Oct 2008, 22:42
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Wizzair CRL-SOF-CRL
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Wizzair CRL-SOF-CRL

Very short trip report! 25/OCT/2008 SCHEDULED: CRL 08.25 SOF 12.00 ACTUAL: 08:32 SOF 11.55 LZ-WZB On-time departure in this very nice, new A320 delivered to Wizzair Bulgaria in July. Excellent onboard service, unassuming, efficient. Managed to grab seat 13F (window emergency exit seat) so plenty of ...
by summersso
20 Oct 2008, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU winter 2008-2009: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 178
Views: 40548

Re: BRU winter 2008-2009: latest news, routes, airlines

They are going to codeshare indeed on this route. In my opinion, the route Brussels Airlines offered was not attractive. Adria will offer three flights a day: morning, late afternoon and evening. They will cover well this route with a small aircraft. I expect BRU-LJU was useful when Slovenia held t...
by summersso
11 Oct 2008, 00:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92479

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

For a long time I've always felt that Star Alliance is about global reach and quantity. I do agree with this part of you sentence Summersso ! To my feeling the fast expansion of *A (and of LH inside *A in particular) might soon compromise its general image and quality. They indeed hurry to cover th...
by summersso
10 Oct 2008, 15:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92479

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

I do hope so, because internal rumour has it that they want to keep their stupid Flex/Light formula... I hope that LH will send somebody rather sooner then later to take control of the inflight product and commercial departement. Apparently there will be a BD press briefing on 14 October regarding ...
by summersso
10 Oct 2008, 15:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92479

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

... and adapt the fleet to Star Alliance standards, i.e. a full-fledged business class and a decent economy service. This could indeed take more than one year. Is there a common Star Alliance standard? I don't think so. Compare BMI or SAS with their pay-for-drinks in Economy class policy with Swiss...
by summersso
25 Sep 2008, 17:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92479

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

Sabena might have been great back in the 1980's guys, but we've moved on. Belgium should look the future and seek to build a new, successful brand. Although I realise the situation in Switzerland is different, Swiss have managed to build a quality brand from the ashes of Swissair - this should be t...
by summersso
25 Sep 2008, 12:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa
Replies: 511
Views: 92479

Re: The future of Brussels Airlines with Lufthansa

The brand name is stronger than the original signification. But the brand name is tainted with "failed airline", "poor service". Sabena might have been great back in the 1980's guys, but we've moved on. Belgium should look the future and seek to build a new, successful brand. Al...
by summersso
21 Sep 2008, 12:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU: 02/20 closed for maintenance from 01 till 21 Sept 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: BRU: 02/20 closed for maintenance from 01 till 21 Sept 2008

Just arrived in Warsaw on LO232 this morning, took off on a very nice looking, smooth 25R! Greeting from grey,wet Poland :(
by summersso
17 Sep 2008, 21:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Greece's Olympic Airlines cuts flights to save money
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: Greece's Olympic Airlines cuts flights to save money

The passing of OA would not have such a dramatic impact on the connectivity of Greece than the passing of AZ would have on Italy's national interest. A vacuum in Greece would quickly be filled by existing local players and by additional capacity sent in from the region, while a vacuum in Italy woul...
by summersso
16 Sep 2008, 00:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa acquiring Brussels Airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 48308

Re: Lufthansa targeting Brussels Airlines

The press releases give no indication of a timescale. When might we expect SN to join Star Alliance? Six months, a year, or longer? Will the Privilege scheme be replaced by Miles and More? Does anyone know if Lufthansa intend to review the current blight/bflex offering and bring it into line with th...
by summersso
14 Sep 2008, 18:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aeroflot B735 flight SU821 crash
Replies: 11
Views: 6088

Re: Aeroflot B735 flight SU821 crash

The big difference is that the Russian planes were adopted to the local situation, and the imported Boeings and Airbusses not. What do you exactly mean by that? Good question. I'd like to hear an explanation too! At first I thought you may be referring to the weather, but A+B aircraft operate in ex...
by summersso
10 Sep 2008, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa acquiring Brussels Airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 48308

Re: Lufthansa targeting Brussels Airlines

I don't think that BRU needs Open Skies or anymore carriers flying to the U.S. The demand is just not there. Most airlines are using their smaller planes transatlantic to BRU. Hmm... I appreciate your point and you're probably right. No, het isn't. Not even close... Good to know. I'm just a regular...
by summersso
09 Sep 2008, 18:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa acquiring Brussels Airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 48308

Re: Lufthansa targeting Brussels Airlines

I don't think that BRU needs Open Skies or anymore carriers flying to the U.S. The demand is just not there. Most airlines are using their smaller planes transatlantic to BRU. Hmm... I appreciate your point and you're probably right. Despite the fact that there are a few daily connections to the US...
by summersso
09 Sep 2008, 11:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa acquiring Brussels Airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 48308

Re: Lufthansa targetting Brussels Airlines

Personally, I'd rather SN link up with British Airways than Lufthansa. With LH it seems to me that SN will be marginalised as a small regional (European) carrier with the key being regular shuttle flights. Comparable to say, Lufthansa Cityline or Eurowings. My gut feeling is BA may have more ambitio...
by summersso
04 Sep 2008, 14:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Centralwings scales back - another victim
Replies: 0
Views: 2747

Centralwings scales back - another victim

Centralwings Airlines profitable in 2009 The management of Centralwings airlines in cooperation with PLL LOT decided to implement reorganization program which will allow to achieve profitability of Centralwings in 2009. Beginning with the second half of September 2008 the company starts the process ...
by summersso
19 Oct 2007, 14:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Heart Attack Caused Emergency Landing of Boeing-747
Replies: 12
Views: 2135

Similar story happened just a week ago but closer to Brussels - a passenger suffered a stroke on the Northwest morning flight from Amsterdam to Boston on 11 October. Flight was diverted to Shannon and delayed over three hours.
by summersso
07 Oct 2007, 02:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charleroi : what to expect : new airlines/destinations
Replies: 27
Views: 5747

How and where can you book flights with Private Wings?! No booking engine on their website...