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by LJ
23 Apr 2004, 23:39
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Where Are You Going on Holiday?
Replies: 35
Views: 5238

This year I remain close to home (just bought a house and thus don't have too much cash left fore travelling). So far I've planned a spotting trip to London and Palma (June 23rd - June 30th), a weekend Hamburg/Hannover. Finally mid September I intend to tour West-Turkey (three week tour starting in ...
by LJ
23 Apr 2004, 23:25
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Royal Tongan Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 3085

Sad news regarding Royal Tongan Airlines.... According to a Dutch website who's quoting the Tongan daily Matangi Tonga, Royal Tongan Airlines has already or is about to do it's last international flight. The website reports the B757 will return to Brunei and Royal Tongan will only do domestic flight...
by LJ
18 Apr 2004, 00:15
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Royal Tongan Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 3085

The B757 is based at Auckland and the other aircraft is based in Raratonga.
by LJ
13 Apr 2004, 21:36
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Don't Believe "Lonely Planet" Guides!
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

The problem with LP is that is has become too popular and although they still contain usefull information I read more and more mistakes or omissions. One LP about The Netherlands was reprinted due to the errors in the LP. However, the main problem with LP is that they sometimes advertise too much th...
by LJ
10 Apr 2004, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Improved BIAC results for 2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

I'm somewhat suprised by Mr. Cerfontaine's quote that "Brussels must not fall into the hands of a Skyteam competitor". The reason why I'm suprised is that Cerfontaine usually says that it doesn't want to rely on the operations of just one alliance. The current actions by AMS management eve...
by LJ
06 Apr 2004, 23:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ''Alitalia almost dead"
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Hi Frederic, When are you going to fly AZ? As ATC already mentioned, if AZ think they can get money out of KLM/AF they must be dreaming. I can't imagine that Leo van Wijk (CEO of KLM) is "giving money to AZ after all what happened during the KL/AZ joint venture. Anyway, British Airways has alre...
by LJ
06 Apr 2004, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurostar success reduces number of flights to/from London
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Doesn't (or didn't) BMI have some sort interline agreement with Eurostar wherby full fare C class equals first class on Eurostar? Anyway, BMI has a lot of connecting traffic. I don't know the situation ex BRU but ex AMS they operate codeshare flights for AC, UA, NZ and GF and have interline agreemen...
by LJ
06 Apr 2004, 20:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ''Alitalia almost dead"
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

When a CEO says that his company is "almost dead" and at the same time asks the government to intervene I get teh feeling that in reality the CEO is a) trying to get concessions from its employees and b) wants money from the government for his expansion plans c) wants to be privatised quic...
by LJ
01 Apr 2004, 13:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New summer schedules for AMS
Replies: 15
Views: 2962

Two additions to the list of new airlines already mentioned: - Smartwings (bookable) - EUjet (unconfirmed) As of May 1st Smartwings (the low cost division of Travel Service) will start daily operations between Amsterdam and Prague. The schedule is as foows: Arrival Amsterdam 12:25 (QS 027) Departure...
by LJ
31 Mar 2004, 22:19
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: What kind of camera do you have ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Although I'm a registration spotter I sometimes make pictures with my good old Nikkon F50 camera. I've a Voigtlander 80-300mm and the standard Nikkon 35-80 and 80-200mm lenses which is enough for me as I primarly use my camera when I'm travelling abroad on holiday.
by LJ
30 Mar 2004, 20:54
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Hello from LJ
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Thanks for all the nice comments
by LJ
27 Mar 2004, 09:32
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: HollandExel today (26.03.2004) to BRU
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Phatius, it's not the first flight to Brazil. They've been flying between Amsterdam and Natal for many weeks (they took over the flights from Air Holland). Anyway if there are licensing problems will find out on Sunday when the next flight to Brazil is scheduled. BTW you're correct about the registr...
by LJ
26 Mar 2004, 19:45
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Hello from LJ
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Hello from LJ

My name is Laurens Janssen (hence LJ) and I'm 28 years old and live in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. I work in Amsterdam as a specialist in financial accounting for a international bank. Apart from follwing the fact that I'm a spotter (mostly registrations) I like to travel and follow both the travel tr...
by LJ
26 Mar 2004, 13:02
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: HollandExel today (26.03.2004) to BRU
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Just for those who can't make it today. According to the AMS website the return flight (Natal - Amsterdam) is also routed via Brussels and will arrive in AMS March 27th at 13:35. BIAC does indeed not show the flights but the AMS website. Given the fact I doubt the B767 has to make a tech stop I wond...
by LJ
26 Mar 2004, 09:34
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: HollandExel today (26.03.2004) to BRU
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

HollandExel today (26.03.2004) to BRU

On Dutch teletekst there is a message that todays HollandExel Natal flight will be going via Brussels. The flight, HXL 298, will depart Amsterdam at 15:20 thus arriving at BRU around 16:00. Given the fact that HXL is to operate the usual Puerto Plata flight I guess that a HollandExel 767 will operat...
by LJ
25 Mar 2004, 19:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New summer schedules for AMS
Replies: 15
Views: 2962

Small correction, Air wales will fly three times a week to Swansea (monday friday and sunday) as of April 12th. Moreover, the flights of Sierra National Airlines and Air Astana are not exactly "new" as they already fly to Amsterdam 9although the eaxct status of Sierra Nationals flights to ...
by LJ
14 Mar 2004, 13:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia expanding Low cost travel in Benelux
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

Buzz and Basiqair were set up in totally different markets. Buzz was set up in an environment where it faced competition from the start (GO). Basiq air didn't (and still doesn't) face much competition (basiq was the first to fly loco to Nice). Moreover when basiq started it relied heavily on its con...