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by Inquirer
24 Feb 2012, 15:37
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

The Ryanair procedure is much faster and smoother. At RYANAIR, Online check in closes 4 hours prior the flight.... We sometimes book ou flight less than 2 hours prior departure even! But why always talk about Ryanair? The natural LoCost competitor for network airlines is in fact Easyjet. why would ...
by Inquirer
24 Feb 2012, 14:02
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

First of all, let's state things as they are, no one talked about a purely business class airline. I quote myself: real business class and comfy economy class Well you didn't say it that way at first, but let's not fight over it. I misunderstood you there for a moment. Yet such a product is a nich ...
by Inquirer
24 Feb 2012, 12:01
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

The real business class customers (...) are people who choose when and how they fly and when the choice is between flying cramped in the front two rows at 850 euro's, or a few more rows to the back at 600 euro's.... Given none of the people you list there are considered frequent flyers in the sense...
by Inquirer
24 Feb 2012, 06:50
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

For me as, what you would call a corporate traveller, there are a number of things which are most important (1) schedule (2) punctuality (3) fast service at check-in & security, boarding and de-boarding (4) possibility to take some hand-luggage on board and to check-in luggage (if needed) very fast...
by Inquirer
23 Feb 2012, 18:01
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

Am I right in assuming you say there's no future for airlines which cater for the needs of the many corporate travellers like me who use them almost daily for their no frills efficiency because there just aren't enough of us around to guarantee sustainability, yet there will somehow be a sufficientl...
by Inquirer
23 Feb 2012, 17:00
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17566

Re: Brussels Airlines new service in b.flex : doritos ?

As a very frequent corporate traveller and user of different * alliance airlines, allow me to add my personal experience of the latest changes at SN, so as to hopefully put them into the right perspective. Currently I am spending half my live onboard planes flying back and forth to Scandinavia and E...
by Inquirer
18 Feb 2012, 16:57
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

Obviously there is a big dimensional difference between deanti icing a King Air and an Airbus. However, the basics are the same, it's just that many (not all) new generation airline pilots are supported so much so they can focus on operating tight commercial schedules, that they start thinking that...
by Inquirer
18 Feb 2012, 09:59
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

I've conducted operations in many continents and am a pilot myself. That's how I know where to find the necessary documentation, because experience and training is not proof of cçmpetence. Not that I want to question you, but after reading through this entire topic, I do notice that you seem to be ...
by Inquirer
17 Feb 2012, 04:50
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

All nice to read, but as I have said before, I have never seen a pilot do an external check after what is called remote de icing for instance... Not at B.air, RYAINAIR, SAS, or in fact any other airline, so clearly that brings me back to my initial Question: how to explain this clear difference betw...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 20:59
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

If you want to know, I have flown RYANAIR in the past [their out of way destinations are occasionally near where I have to be] until one day they decided not to show up for an important field trip and my company thus put a permanent embargo on them, yet when we were still allowed to make use of them...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 18:01
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: OO-SFO back to Brussels
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: OO-SFO back to Brussels

Wow, talking about maximising fleet use!
:shock:
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 18:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 297881

Re: Korongo Airlines

Can they do a daily flight to Kinshasa as well as Johannesburg with a single 737? I guess one of the two will have to be a night flight then? Probably the flight to south Africa, as they'd want the flight to Kinshasa to arrive in the capital in the afternoon to connect with the SN flight? And what a...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 17:56
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

Thanks for explaining, B.inventive. Your remarks fit what I see being done on a regular basis whenever I fly [very often in scandinavia] The suggestion made a pilot had to personally oversee the ice protection treatment simply did not match up with what I have seen at so many occasions at many diffe...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 14:31
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome
Replies: 57
Views: 9683

Re: Incorrect de-icing of Brussels Airlines airplane in Rome

I don't know much about the operational side of aviation, other than what I have seen as a spotter over all those years at so many airports around Europe, but it seems to me that ice protection treatment at large airports is mostly done after the plane taxied out to the runway and I must say I have ...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2012, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 297881

Re: Korongo Airlines

Why no official confirmation from all the parties involved in KORONGO? Exactly what do you want to see them do at present? As interested as you may be in this airline, there isn't a whole lot of news to tell at present other than that a final go has been given. They will likely communicate when the...
by Inquirer
14 Feb 2012, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Re: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash

Proving one again the safest place is the rear of an aircraft, which is why the flight recorders are located there.
by Inquirer
14 Feb 2012, 15:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Quote: "I was Ryanair's slave"
Replies: 71
Views: 10750

Re: Quote: "I was Ryanair's slave"

Reason why I took the trouble to translate this article was to point out that low prices have to be compensated somewhere down the line. In casu, a light is shed on the Human Resources and Recruiting procedures. Found it to be quiete interesting, especially certain numbers like the ratio non-BE vs ...