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by Lysexpat
23 Aug 2014, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines announces new short haul product
Replies: 145
Views: 42432

Re: Brussels Airlines announces new short haul product

I almost never have to take out a ID card when flying SN, a small detail for me, but appreciated as it make me feel welcome on board (rather then being suspected of fraud). Nothing to do with fraud! It all depends upon the AOC under which the airline is operating. Some CAAs require identity check f...
by Lysexpat
20 Aug 2014, 17:26
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: From Brussels to Sri Lanka with Etihad (part 1) [PICS]
Replies: 15
Views: 17829

Re: From Brussels to Sri Lanka with Etihad (part 1) [PICS]

sn26567 wrote:Sure, but this is already done by the gate agent that allows you to walk to the plane. Better twice than not at all.
Indeed, mistakes do happen, so better check twice
by Lysexpat
20 Aug 2014, 17:16
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: From Brussels to Sri Lanka with Etihad (part 1) [PICS]
Replies: 15
Views: 17829

Re: From Brussels to Sri Lanka with Etihad (part 1) [PICS]

sn26567 wrote:Welcome on board by a stewardess wearing the traditional white scarf. She wanted to see my boarding pass, although I had told her my seat number,
They check the boarding pass to see if you are boarding the correct flight.
It does happen that passengers board the wrong aircraft...
by Lysexpat
19 Aug 2014, 16:27
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

Just a few questions: -If WHO does know so well how disease can be transmitted, how does it come several of their workers got infected? -If you start feeling the symptoms an hour into the flight to Brussels, will you tell the crew, being sure you will be left behind in the middle of nowhere and die ...
by Lysexpat
17 Aug 2014, 13:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways
Replies: 117
Views: 78129

Re: D R Congo will create an airline with Air France-KLM

Inquirer wrote:FWIW, additional reporting suggests it's going to be a purely domestic airline, so no long haul plans.
The article you quoted says: "mainly domnestic" not "purely"
IF this goes true you will certainely see an increase of the KLM-AF presence in FIH.
by Lysexpat
15 Aug 2014, 15:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503052

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

if they offer the 69€ on MAD they will loose money. In short: My take is this new commercial strategy is it is a clever method to fill their empty seats and generate a significant additional revenue from them which will basically be all profit, whereas low cost competitors will have a hard time fig...
by Lysexpat
15 Aug 2014, 11:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503052

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

The new tariff structure for the low end market segment sounds very promising: it looks like they will systematically undercut their competitors on allthe lucrative possible extras they sell, to the point where passengers might start to question the validity of the competitors prices and the allege...
by Lysexpat
15 Aug 2014, 09:35
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Pilot lands his Q400 with his prosthetic left arm detached
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Re: Pilot lands his Q400 with his prosthetic left arm detach

André- you make it sound as if the poor sods arm detached from his body. In reality his arm detached from the yoke.
The man might loose his class 1 medical as a result of this mishap though.
by Lysexpat
15 Aug 2014, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 503052

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

No need to put on your glasses, airazurxtor, there's not going to be any small print like you expect: 69 euro return for the preferred seat of your own choice, period. Oh, and should you wish to add say some checked luggage to a check&go ticket after all, you can easily do so, at way cheaper ra...
by Lysexpat
06 Aug 2014, 10:43
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: VIDEO: Eindhoven "bodies-flight", Ryanair didn't read NOTAMS
Replies: 17
Views: 4659

Re: VIDEO: Eindhoven "bodies-flight", Ryanair didn't read NO

In which case they are dead wrong, Lysexpat, because AD closed at 1545 does not mean you can land up to 154459, it means all planes on the AD must be well parked at their final position with engines off at 154500, full stop. Two minutes taxi at Eindhoven is usually more than sufficient, so they cou...
by Lysexpat
06 Aug 2014, 09:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: VIDEO: Eindhoven "bodies-flight", Ryanair didn't read NOTAMS
Replies: 17
Views: 4659

Re: VIDEO: Eindhoven "bodies-flight", Ryanair didn't read NO

It looks like the title of this topic is not correct dear stratofreighter! :roll: :thumbdown: They did read the notams stating the airport would close at 1545, but were not allowed to land at 1542, which lead to a rant of the Ryanair pilot. That said, how many pages could we fill by reporting people...
by Lysexpat
05 Aug 2014, 18:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wathelet dispersion plan for Brussels Airport
Replies: 182
Views: 40575

Re: Wathelet dispersion plan for Brussels Airport

lumumba wrote:When I bough my house they where no planes!?!?!
25 years ago noisy DC-10s and 747-100s, often at low altitude due to max TOW, were overflying your house at midnight almost every day!
by Lysexpat
05 Aug 2014, 17:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dobrolet suspends operations
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Re: Dobrolet suspends operations

Russia is mulling a ban on overflying its territory as a retaliation. This is very serious and could cost airlines millions of whatever currency you choose. Won't happen as Aeroflot would loose hundreds of millions a year in overflight rights. I think Dobrolet was not successful and the sanctions a...
by Lysexpat
28 Jul 2014, 00:25
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, Ukrai

Flight MH17 - What You're Not Being Told http://scgnews.com/flight-mh17-what-youre-not-being-told Crlhub, may I, oce again, ask you if you read the article in your link?? It starts from a completely wrong assumption: Why was flight MH17 routed over directly over a war zone? This was not a normal fl...
by Lysexpat
25 Jul 2014, 09:15
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, Ukrai

http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.fr/2014/07/russian-deputy-defense-minister-anatoly.html Today (July 23), Anna-News published an interview with a Russian Air Force retired colonel Aleksand Zhilin (Александр Жилин) who is a frequent military commentator on the conflict in Ukraine. The most important in...
by Lysexpat
23 Jul 2014, 22:17
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, Ukrai

passive radar guided air to air missle would hit the nose where the radar array is." This is a very important piece of evidence of air to air attack, rather than a missile if seen in conjunction with the Russian military data of the Ukraine military aircraft "popping up" in front of ...
by Lysexpat
22 Jul 2014, 21:07
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, Ukrai

I watched the SU-25 detection theory of the Russians but IMO it's a real shot in the dark, I don't see it. They say that a new aircraft appeared just next to the radar signature of the B777 as this one slowed down, probably after being hit. I really think that it was just the B777 desintegrating th...
by Lysexpat
19 Jul 2014, 00:40
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, Ukrai

Guess FR had done the same ;) ( now thats a teaser... :) ) but a true possible fact of many other airliners in their need to keep an economic positive balance in the end, to stay alive or to fulfill the bancaccounts of their shareholders... Way off topic! But as you asked for it: not FR but BAir is...
by Lysexpat
19 Jul 2014, 00:29
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, Ukrai

According to Malysian Airlines, MH17’s flight plan was approved by Eurocontrol, who are responsible for determining flight paths. The 10 previous MH17 flights did not fly over Ukraine... And then: MH17 flight planned for FL350 transit of Ukraine but was instructed to remain at FL330 by Ukrainian ai...