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by Vic Diesel
30 Oct 2018, 17:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

So many critics against these workers on this forum. So many criticizers who (once again) don't have any idea of what they are talking about. So many criticizers who have never been on the tarmac of Brussels Airport. So much ignorance, so much arrogance, so much disrespect. Sad, really sad. [...] E...
by Vic Diesel
30 Oct 2018, 17:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

So in other words, the trade unions just put the knife to the management's throat and demand that it willingly cuts it themselves. Also, I have the impression that with all the demands, the trade unions are just arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
by Vic Diesel
30 Oct 2018, 15:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

But if I got it correct the huge majority is on strike here....maybe everybody! I honestly doubt that each and every individual is wholeheartedly supporting this irresponsibly long wildcat strike. I guess it is as always: one group of opinion leaders convinced their colleagues into it. THOSE "opini...
by Vic Diesel
30 Oct 2018, 15:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

If a new ground handler would step in and have a need to take over ex-Aviapartner staff, they may not necessarily feel obliged to take over those Aviapartner individuals that played a key role in this strike. I certainly hope so Contrary to some others, I willingly state that I don't want to pose a...
by Vic Diesel
29 Oct 2018, 15:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-26-27-28-29/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

Actually, a wildcat strike is illegal untill the trade unions advise management/ownership that they support the strike. With this strike, this was done indeed - very soon after the wildcat strike started. The trade unions told management that the loaders strike was covered by a strike notice from.....
by Vic Diesel
29 Oct 2018, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-26-27-28-29/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

In Belgium it's not against the law, it's the grey zone and everyone has the right to go on strike http://www.werk.belgie.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=518# http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=518 Thanks for the links, it was indeed informative, although the missing legal framework puzzles me ...
by Vic Diesel
29 Oct 2018, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-26-27-28/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

lumumba wrote:
29 Oct 2018, 12:14
And they cheated so long with them that now it's enough I have the impression you don't want to understand that!
Nope, I don't want to be forced to have sympathy with a wildcat strike of whatever kind. It's against the law. Period.
by Vic Diesel
29 Oct 2018, 11:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 15198

Re: 25-26-27-28/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

Our Sunday evening item on the current airport crisis: The Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport will enter day five on Monday, it's still uncertain when the handling agent will resume its operations. https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/aviapartner/strike-brussels-airport-to-enter-day-five-o...
by Vic Diesel
25 Oct 2018, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Small Planet Airlines empire collapsed
Replies: 20
Views: 4312

Re: Small Planet Airlines GERMANY in insolvency

Austrian Aviation News Portal Austrian Wings reports that the Lithuanian branch of Small Planet, parent company of bankrupt Small Planet Germany and Small Planet Poland is also skidding into insolvency. It is said to want to re-structure and continue operations, however seeks a buyer for the bankrup...
by Vic Diesel
25 Oct 2018, 14:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: After Cyprus Airways bankruptcy, a new airline for Cyprus: Cobalt
Replies: 57
Views: 19284

Re: After Cyprus Airways bankruptcy, a new airline for Cyprus: Cobalt

Lessor GECAS cannot get into repossession of the planes of defunct carrier Cobalt, according to reports of Greek newspaper Kathimerini : The pilots arrived from the USA to Larnaca, Cyprus in order to fly the planes leased to Cobalt, a Cypriote airline that currently went bankrupt, out of Cyprus. To ...
by Vic Diesel
25 Oct 2018, 14:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wizz Air in 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 6002

Re: Wizz Air in 2018

Wizz to launch 20 new routes from Vienna in fall/winter 2018/2019: From 11.10.2018: VIE-KUT, -2----7 (Kutaisi, Georgia) From 28.10.2018: VIE-IEV, 1234567 (Kiev-Shuljany, Ukraine) From 15.11.2018: VIE-INI, -2-4-6- (Nis, Serbia) VIE-OHD, -2-4-6- (Ohrid, FYROM) VIE-SKG, 1-3-5-- (Thessaloniki, Greece) F...
by Vic Diesel
25 Oct 2018, 12:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 379475

Re: WOW announcing services from BRU !

luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 12:49
They also wrote: "Virgin Atlantic and Malaysia Airlines Planes Were Seconds From Colliding Over West London Yesterday!" but that's exaggerated ...
Exactly. Seems to me like that portal is more on the sensationalist than the fact-based side of journalism.
by Vic Diesel
25 Oct 2018, 12:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 379475

Re: WOW announcing services from BRU !

airbuske wrote:
24 Oct 2018, 11:22
I just read an article that the long-term viability of WOW is in question.

Especially the company lack of fuel hedging would be the problem...

Source:Is Icelandic Aviation Heading Towards A Disaster?
Well-written and funded article... err, rather not.
by Vic Diesel
22 Oct 2018, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 169
Views: 32338

Re: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines

I can understand that the company is looking for a more reliable plane on the lower end of aircraft sizes. On the other hand, the change from the SSJ to CRJ will be dreadful for passengers: crampy cabin, no space for hand luggage, no boarding via jetbridge... because apart from the somewhat higher n...
by Vic Diesel
20 Oct 2018, 08:45
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 20/10/2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: BRU 20/10/2018

Pardon me for asking, but is the Air India 744 still at BRU? I got confused in the "big exodus" of governmental aircraft yesterday... and FR shows DEL-BRU as its most recent flight.

Also, is the Il-96 expected to leave again today or is it expected to stay longer?
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 21:37
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

No problem, I hope I was not too rude with my remark, sorry. :oops:
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 21:07
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

Not that I would not understand it, but is this forum not more or less in English - apart from the specifically Nederlands-Francais-Deutsch part?
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 19:45
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

nustyR wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 19:29
Thai heeft nu push-back.
Dank u!

However, it is dark. Pointless to spot, unfortunately.
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 15:41
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

Although it would have been even more interesting to know the departure times of the widebodies...

... nice picture, wapo84! :thumbup:
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 15:24
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2598

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

Apuneger wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 14:04
Trainferry wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 13:51
By chance, any view on the departure time of VN1 (B789)?
Or any of the other interesting widebodies...

Best regards,
Ivan
Indeed!