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by Lysexpat
12 Jun 2015, 12:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2015 Charleroi airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news
Replies: 70
Views: 25837

Re: 2015 Charleroi airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

These are simply amazing growth figures, not just in volume, but also in load factor: way better than most European airports in fact. It shows that those who were predicting doom and gloom after the low fares airlines opened bases in Brussels were wrong indeed.
Well done
by Lysexpat
11 Jun 2015, 19:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 198031

Re: Ryanair in 2015

When boarding a Ryanair flight TO Brussels and whenever carry on luggage is taken off, people are reconsiled with all of it at the steps of the aircraft, NOT at the baggage belt? Because that's how I know how it goes at Brussels Airlines which you've included into this discussion. This may be conve...
by Lysexpat
08 Jun 2015, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Third daily SN flight to CDG
Replies: 92
Views: 20612

Re: Third daily SN flight to CDG

These flights are feeding the African destinations, where loads are booming, just like on Europe. The official numbers for May will soon be published, but expect SN to do have done better even than last month. Europe is of course showing simply amazing passenger growth by itself (as usual), but Afr...
by Lysexpat
05 Jun 2015, 01:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa Group pax (incl. SN) to pay a €16 fee when booking through a travel agent
Replies: 44
Views: 9705

Re: Lufthansa Group pax (incl. SN) to pay a €16 fee when booking through a travel agent

16€/ticket is unfair. A 80€ ticket will see an increase in price of 20%, whilst a 4000€ ticket will only see a 0,4% increase. It is clear that airlines don't want to scare away their high yield passengers. Strange that one uses procentual figures to demonstrate an inegality a and then does exactly t...
by Lysexpat
02 Jun 2015, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 45327

Re: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015

It will cost you roughly 800€ return and about 16-18 hours travel time between Tokyo and Africa with Qatar, Etihad , Mrats or Turkish. Why would anybody consider travel through Brussels, making your journey 30hrs long and probably pay 500€ more? The nightflight would be perfect for bizz people who w...
by Lysexpat
30 May 2015, 13:32
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines website
Replies: 118
Views: 40396

Re: Brussels Airlines website

Last week, I tried to book a ticket on SN's website. I paid by debit card and got the following message: "an error occured during payment". After 15 minutes as I received no confirmatiom email, I tried again. This time all went fine and the confimation email was in within seconds. To my su...
by Lysexpat
30 May 2015, 13:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 117
Views: 23347

Re: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol

When newspapers are writing about my domain, more often than not they talk nonsense, so I wouldn't base any judgement on what you read. As to the reduced capacity: there still is possible lack of back up power, for this reason separation between aircraft is increased as a precautionary measure. So i...
by Lysexpat
09 May 2015, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash of a military Airbus A400M with 6 people on board in Seville. Four fatalities
Replies: 22
Views: 6870

Re: Crash of a military Airbus A400M with 8-10 people on board in Seville

quixoticguide wrote:Looks like it was on fire when it came down?
Probably hit the nearby power lines just before the crash.
by Lysexpat
09 May 2015, 22:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?
Replies: 58
Views: 12310

Re: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?

Recruitment at LH is in german.
Most legacy carriers do require you to speak the local language, LCCs are mostly English only.
by Lysexpat
09 May 2015, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?
Replies: 58
Views: 12310

Re: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?

Pilots have an EASA licence, which is valid on all aircraft registered in EASA countries.
Very sad for the unemployed Belgian pilots, but as Brussels Airlines is part of the LH Group and without LH there would probably be no Brussels Airlines and no jobs at all, I don't see the problem.
by Lysexpat
28 Apr 2015, 12:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 373
Views: 109302

Re: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)

"...The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, the U.S. government watchdog "Government Accountability Office" warned on Tuesday..." Associated Press: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/70bbdd2e384b4c50a3c22...
by Lysexpat
24 Apr 2015, 13:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2015 Charleroi airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news
Replies: 70
Views: 25837

Re: 2015 Charleroi airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Brussels Airlines has asked the Court of the European Union to intervene "in support of the conclusions of the Commission" against regional aid received by Charleroi Airport (BSCA). Brussels Airlines is aggrieved by the aid that create "a significant imbalance of competition". I...
by Lysexpat
30 Mar 2015, 16:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 249
Views: 55036

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

Possibly SnR, but how will that young female react when a terrorist threathens to kill someone in front of the camera if he is not given access to the cockpit? Will she lock the door and switch of the cameras as pilots are trained to do or will she open the door? What happened last week shows a weak...
by Lysexpat
30 Mar 2015, 15:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Inauguration of the "Connector" at Brussels Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 7037

Re: Inauguration of the "Connector" at Brussels Airport

I used the connector twice now and whillst it offers great views and some beautiful shops the overall experience is negative. Queues at security were longer than before due to the fact that the conveyor belts which lead to the X-ray machines are shorter than before. Only one person at the time can p...
by Lysexpat
27 Mar 2015, 09:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 249
Views: 55036

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

A strange question maybe, but why does everybody think that changing the rule and sending in somebody in replacement of a pilot when he goes out, is safer? In fact, it allows another person in the cockpit who might do harm,doesn't it? A valid question, I remember a FedEx DC 10 where an additional c...
by Lysexpat
27 Mar 2015, 09:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 249
Views: 55036

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

cnc wrote:you think an FA can save an aircraft when a pilot changes data and pushes the nose down 90%?
The FA iis there to open the door for the other pilot, not to play the hero and intervene with the actions of the remaining pilot.
by Lysexpat
26 Mar 2015, 13:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 249
Views: 55036

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

If you have to doubt good intentions of professionals paid for that, it's game over, of course. :( More and more the righthand seat in a cockpit is a seat which is for sale. More and more airlines are recruiting people who pay them big money for being trained. Combine the resulting huge debts with ...
by Lysexpat
13 Mar 2015, 13:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts close to €1BN operating profit in 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Lufthansa Group posts close to €1BN operating profit in 2014

The TIJD is not very positive about LH results. The bottomline is a meager net profit of 55mio, but a loss of 732mio according to German rules
http://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaar ... =lufthansa
by Lysexpat
13 Mar 2015, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503049

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Well if you see that, according De TIJD, LH used engineering to make a 700 mio net loss look like a net profit of 55mio, one can imagine that the same has been done at SN.
by Lysexpat
23 Feb 2015, 00:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Background info on hiring techniques at the low cost airlines
Replies: 85
Views: 14906

Re: Background info on hiring techniques at the low cost airlines

There is a much bigger thread to aviation security and that is fatigue! Airlines of all kind were quity happy to lobby for an increase in maximum duty times recently. As a result the EU parliament accepted the law against the advice of a technical werking group. I also think the title is missleading...