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by Didymus
11 Apr 2017, 10:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 69-year old passenger doctor David Dao dragged off overbooked United Express flight UA3411
Replies: 113
Views: 19074

Re: Elderly man dragged off overbooked United Express flight

Passanger was asked to vacate his seat for commercial/operational reasons, not for safety reasons. This is a crucial element. That you have to obey the flight crew doesn't mean they have the right to demand you to do whatever they want.
by Didymus
14 Feb 2017, 11:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2017
Replies: 484
Views: 108422

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2017

I agree completely with flywithUs: large shares of PAX from the catchment area of BRU are not going to follow to FRA. If Stij's scenario were to become reality, people could go straight to CDG/AMS for connecting and long haul flights rather than connecting in FRA. Timewise this would be a zero-sum g...
by Didymus
31 Jan 2017, 10:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 460
Views: 236874

Re: Airbus A350 news

It's an alternative yet effective way to promote premium economy.
by Didymus
18 Dec 2016, 17:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 679
Views: 111000

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

That's a gross misrepresentation of the Brussels political reality imho. Both language groups have indeed 2 ministers in the Brussels government (but 2 NL versus 3 FR deputy ministers). However the Brussels parliament does not have a 50/50 distribution at all; only 17 out of 89 (19%) MPs are Flemish...
by Didymus
15 Dec 2016, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 116971

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines

Press conference is being streamed live on the Brussels Airlines Facebook page right now.
by Didymus
14 Dec 2016, 22:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 679
Views: 111000

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

sn26567 wrote:Again, very touchy political discussion, which we want to avoid at all costs.
Wait a minute...
How do you want this discussion not to be political? Aviation is politics. Airports are created and disappear mostly due to political decision taking, not Darwinian selection.
by Didymus
14 Dec 2016, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 679
Views: 111000

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Didier Gosuin is a member of défi (the ex-FDF), and the airport is on the territory of Flanders. This is simple economical sabotage and harassment, fueled by his anti-Flemish sentiments. It's a pity that people like Gosuin can't be put on a passenger black list ... This interview is striking (quest...
by Didymus
09 Dec 2016, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451399

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Yuqu12 wrote:But the recentmy added A330 are already remarkable younger than those which will be replaced...
The newest addition, an A332 from Edelweiss Air (future OO-SFT) is not that young either; over 17 years. http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-291.htm
by Didymus
27 Nov 2016, 11:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 460
Views: 236874

Re: Airbus A350 news

They seem to be wearing both a parachute and a life vest too, ready to bail out I suppose.
by Didymus
16 Nov 2016, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: "Eurowings Europe" on track to start in March 2016
Replies: 86
Views: 26314

Re: "Eurowings Europe" on track to start in March 2016

Obviously a mistake in their database. E2 was the IATA code of Eagle Atlantic Airlines while it was operational, but this code is nowadays used by Eurowings Europe.
by Didymus
24 Oct 2016, 10:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1399
Views: 235758

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

I agree with Sean that it would be ridiculous to launch such a campaign if the time needed to enter the airport premises and park at peak moments can not reduced significantly. People would still be keen to come 2-3 hours in advance because as the situation is now, it's impossible to estimate when y...
by Didymus
13 Oct 2016, 16:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451399

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

They are not planning on adding any new type to their fleet (for now). The Avros will be replaced by A320 series and wet leases.
by Didymus
07 Oct 2016, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 257
Views: 83408

Re: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines

Very weird indeed; their flights seemed very successful although I have been avoiding them for the past two years due to the schedule and the mess of Malpensa Terminal 2 in the morning.
by Didymus
29 Sep 2016, 15:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 116971

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines

I think that's a gross exaggeration. In Milan for instance, it is the most visible airline brand, surpassing even Alitalia. The logo is on many of the shuttle buses between Malpensa and the central station and it used to be on every single tray at the Malpensa security check.
by Didymus
20 Sep 2016, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Zurich to Honolulu non-stop by Edelweiss A340?
Replies: 13
Views: 4262

Re: Zurich to Honolulu non-stop by Edelweiss A340?

I think a A343 can make it to HNL without a problem, but also without cargo and so it will be more difficult to make it profitable... The article is ambiguous about what the problem actually is: would it not profitable or even not possible with an average load? Wild thought: in theory they could ma...
by Didymus
20 Sep 2016, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Zurich to Honolulu non-stop by Edelweiss A340?
Replies: 13
Views: 4262

Re: Zurich to Honolulu non-stop by Edelweiss A340?

I wonder why an airline like Swiss would plan flying a route that is supposedly not possible with an A343. South African Airways used to fly JNB-JFK (12.800 km) with an A343. Is extra range required to make it over the North Pole or what are these calculations based upon?
by Didymus
12 Sep 2016, 11:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1399
Views: 235758

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

Exactly, didn't make it to the spirals. Luckily I found a free spot just before that point.
by Didymus
12 Sep 2016, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1399
Views: 235758

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

Try to drive up a couple of floors... there you have all the space and all the time... If I knew how to make my car jump over other cars (without hitting the ceiling ;) ), I'd definitely do that. This exactly my complaint: the other cars didn't move forward, they just stopped at what they thought w...
by Didymus
12 Sep 2016, 09:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1399
Views: 235758

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

Yesterday I had to drop someone off and parked shortly at P1. There was a long queue inside the parking lot because people were using the passageways as "kiss and ride". It's preposterous that the "kiss and ride" zone in front of the terminal had to go because of those petty criminals who came by ta...
by Didymus
08 Sep 2016, 10:41
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: The "let us know Superfares" Topic !
Replies: 201
Views: 116211

Re: The "let us know Superfares" Topic !

No one in their right mind who knows what a layover means would.