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by Lysexpat
23 Feb 2015, 00:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015
Replies: 500
Views: 130002

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

Never never? I don't agree with that. Some airlines, like Brussels Airlines, have a company policy to tell the passengers what's going on, even if that has expensive consequences like having to pay the indemnity as per EU rule 261/2004. You mean they would admit both pilots felt asleep instead of m...
by Lysexpat
16 Jan 2015, 17:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: The "let us know Superfares" Topic !
Replies: 201
Views: 119999

Re: The "let us know Superfares" Topic !

For those living southeast of Brussels:
LUX-JFK with BA via LHR in July and August for 385€ return. (around 500-600€ for other US destinations), a bargain!
by Lysexpat
16 Jan 2015, 13:10
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6654

Re: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?

SN3187 (OO-SSM) flew normally and landed on schedule after the incident at 22:39, just about the time I took off How did they do that then? Another handler? SN 3187 was an inbound flight to Rome, which left BRU shortly before the NIKI incident. When they arrived at FCO the airport was open again, s...
by Lysexpat
30 Dec 2014, 19:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 missing / crashed
Replies: 89
Views: 21851

Re: AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 missing

sn26567 wrote:One of them particularly struck me: the one showing that QZ8501 was flying lower than other airliners in the vicinity, including two other AirAsia jets on a similar route.
Altitude was clearly limited by traffic as you can see in the same picture.
by Lysexpat
28 Dec 2014, 16:13
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Flying on the Jetairfly Dreamliner, questions
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: Flying on the Jetairfly Dreamliner, questions

The only problem with the 787 is the tight schedule. As soon as a little thing goes wrong, eg weather, airport delays, unscheduled maintenance, it takes days to catch up for the delay. Compare it with a doctor who has an appointmentt every 15 min, when he is called away during an hour for something ...
by Lysexpat
18 Dec 2014, 13:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503052

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

I just bought a BRU-FCO day return ticket on RYR for 2*17.99€. What's the purpose of such a sale? Try to find new customers? Obviously I wouldn't have gone to Rome if I hadn't found such a low price. Which means that SN is right in not trying to match such fares. Market share, and new customers ind...
by Lysexpat
12 Dec 2014, 19:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503052

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Strike on Monday in Belgium means a revenue loss for Brussels Airlines of "at least 3 million euros". (Joost Freys in HLN) I read yesterday that they claim they already lost 1.5 million on Monday 8 December...that's a total of 4.5 million Euro for strikes they don't have anything to do wi...
by Lysexpat
09 Dec 2014, 19:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The daughter of Korean Air boss delays flight over improperly served nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Re: The daughter of Korean Air boss delays flight over improperly served nuts

If I would have been the captain, I would have offloaded Mrs Cho.
by Lysexpat
28 Nov 2014, 03:55
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BRU-ROM/FCO-BRU B737-800 Ryanair
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

Re: BRU-ROM/FCO-BRU B737-800 Ryanair

I don't understand why they didn't let you walk to the terminal in BRU. I don't believe in the bad will against RYR: sometimes there are plenty of flights arriving at that late evening hour. Probably low visibility operations in progress. Walking is not allowed during LVP, don't ask my why. Airport...
by Lysexpat
18 Nov 2014, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New Benelux train to stop at BRU!
Replies: 39
Views: 7678

Re: New Benelux train to stop at BRU!

Jan, the surcharge is only for those boarding or getting off the train at the airport, not for those travelling through the tunnel. Lately there are quite a lot of checks in the station to catch those who buy a ticket to another destination but get off at the airport. I think it is good news for KLM...
by Lysexpat
16 Nov 2014, 08:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia B772 flight MH17 AMS-KUL downed near Donetsk, Ukraine
Replies: 492
Views: 159687

Re: Malaysia B772 AMS-KUL flight crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine

Even if the picture is zoomed in, the relationship between the reference length and the aircraft size is maintained as this is particular to the distance from which it was taken.. That was exactly my remark: if you look at the aircraft it is way too big in relation to the fields below. The relation...
by Lysexpat
15 Nov 2014, 21:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia B772 flight MH17 AMS-KUL downed near Donetsk, Ukraine
Replies: 492
Views: 159687

Re: Malaysia B772 AMS-KUL flight crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine

I think the scale is not correct. The aircraft looks way too big in relation to the earth.
by Lysexpat
11 Nov 2014, 16:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 571098

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

So everybody goes now, already for a while, via departing where you can pick up family, friends. This creates a traffic jam on the way to the "kiss and fly" park as 75% of the drop off spaces are occupied by people waiting to pick up arriving passengers. Cars dropping off people are stopp...
by Lysexpat
03 Nov 2014, 12:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 165720

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

Anyway, back to on topic: why are those who know everything about aviation so poor in their general knowledge about ebola? Passenger- my knowledge of ebola is very limited, but I am probably one of the most experienced aviators on this forum and I am not impressed by your knowledge of aviation skil...
by Lysexpat
29 Oct 2014, 18:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 216847

Re: Ryanair in 2014

I know, which is why I've said I will be pleased when it is finally implemented, so the annomality is over. As said: whether it's legal or not, it's no longer at its place in today's highly interconnected world as literally millions of people are working for foreign companies now, so just pay where...
by Lysexpat
29 Oct 2014, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 216847

Re: Ryanair in 2014

But this conviction is not about cabin crew and cockpit crew: this conviction is about French locals working full day on French territory: ground staff, administration, sales. Many of them never worked one single day outside France, but yet they had an Irish labour contract. Reasons: the Irish soci...
by Lysexpat
29 Oct 2014, 09:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 216847

Re: Ryanair in 2014

Like I said ... ONLY in france. They need to protect their nearly bankrupt legacy carrier off course You also said ONLY Ryanair, which is not true, it is all all airlines using the same technique. Not to protect AF as they have been convicted as well, but to protect the employee. it took the EU mor...
by Lysexpat
29 Oct 2014, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 216847

Re: Ryanair in 2014

Im nor even going to waste my breath on this one. All I am saying is that this legal framework is being used by airlines and the shipping industry all over the world to employ border workers. There have been many precedents, also in Belgium for example and FR has won every single one of them, provi...
by Lysexpat
28 Oct 2014, 13:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium in 2015
Replies: 59
Views: 20260

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium in 2015

Inquirer wrote:Does this mean Brussels Airlines will have to add planes?
Sn flies a lot less to their normal destinations in July and August, so they have extra capacity available.
It reduces the available summer leave for crew however and F/O´s will have to be careful with HQ callsigns. :evil: