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by tolipanebas
01 Jun 2015, 09:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 44531

Re: BRU Summer 2015: latest news, routes, airlines

Yes, and very soon indeed; already this autumn!
Nice lobbying from the Belgian government, BRU and SN combined.
Shows you that when they work together, they can achieve much more than just low cost riff raff. ;)
More information on frequencies, schedule and SN code shares to come...
by tolipanebas
27 May 2015, 10:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 282
Views: 88789

Re: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines

Indeed, BRU and SN are jointly trying to remove the last hurdles for ANA to launch this route in spring already. The flight will be code shared and ANA will put its codes on many connecting flights from BRU too. In a later stage, SN can then join the J+ joint venture of the LH group airlines with AN...
by tolipanebas
13 May 2015, 19:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015
Replies: 500
Views: 127856

Re: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)

SN's flight to BJM diverted to NBO today due to the unrest in the capital of Burundi.
The next flight on Friday has been closed for bookings to make room for possible rebooking of passengers in case it can operate as scheduled (situation permitting).
by tolipanebas
12 May 2015, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN welcomed 11.5% more passengers in April
Replies: 2
Views: 2881

SN welcomed 11.5% more passengers in April

Brussels Airlines welcomed 652,532 passengers in April, 11.5 percent more than last year, thus continuing on its double digit growth path. L/F grew by 1.0% to 73.9% ASK grew by 4.4% RSK grew by 5.8% More details on: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines_press_release_articles/brussels-airlines/brussels...
by tolipanebas
15 Apr 2015, 17:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498490

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Statistics for March are out and as has now become usual, they show an explosive growth vs last year, accelerating on last month's double digit growth figures even.

Pax: +14.7%, to 563,365
paxLF: + 2.3%, to 69.1%

ASK: +2.9%
RSK: + 6.3%
by tolipanebas
12 Apr 2015, 15:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Background info on hiring techniques at the low cost airlines
Replies: 85
Views: 14666

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

ROTFL! If you think these are LOW COST practices, Sean, read the terms and conditions offered. I am sure all those Ryanair crew flocking together in Zaventem all get their accomodation provided by Ryanair too, right? Just as their car park at the airport and their uniforms that must be then! :roll: ...
by tolipanebas
26 Mar 2015, 10:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 50175

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

At some point, one would almost hope for a some sort of an incredible technical failure as that is explainable and preventable... This kind of a scenario however, can effectively reoccur everywhere ,any time at any airline and there's nothing we can do about it, unless not flying at all like you say...
by tolipanebas
26 Mar 2015, 10:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 50175

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

no I know that, it's a situation that is never completely preventable. The only "plus" I can see in this scenario when a cabin crew member is present in the flightdeck is that (and I'm speaking with a lot of if's and when's here because nothing is sure at this point) if the remaining pilot is in fa...
by tolipanebas
26 Mar 2015, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 50175

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

That's the same in the 737. One of the reasons why we always have a cabin crew member "replace" the pilot in the flightdeck when he/she leaves is to prevent situations like this. It's not a Boeing FCOM procedure, it's a company procedure I understand that, but from this perspective, it's a pointles...
by tolipanebas
26 Mar 2015, 09:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Germanwings A320 crash in France
Replies: 248
Views: 50175

Re: Germanwings A320 crash in France

On Airbus, the door design philosophy is such that there is no more need for anybody in the cockpit (be it the remaining pilot, or an alternative cabin crew member) to grant access in emergency, so the SOP you are asking for is not in the Airbus FCOM since they have turned procedures around: You nee...
by tolipanebas
16 Mar 2015, 19:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)
Replies: 96
Views: 25131

Re: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)

This is going to be Europe's most photographed plane soon and by far.
There's also a very nice air to air picture made too, btw, which will be available soon. ;)
by tolipanebas
12 Mar 2015, 15:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498490

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

As a small side note to today's 'big news', here are the monthly passenger figures for February 2015: passenger growth: +10,7% (+12,6% on Europe even) Loadfactor growth of +2,0% and to please flanker2, ASK growth: +5,5% RSK growth: +8,8% https://www.aviation24.be/airlines_press_release_articles/brus...
by tolipanebas
05 Mar 2015, 12:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines A330-300 has crash-landed in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Replies: 56
Views: 14771

Re: Turkish Airlines A330-300 has crash-landed in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Not sure I follow you here. Do you mean that Capt de Crespigny should have been prosecuted for having kept his passengers on board his A380 in SIN? Yet that plane was ON it's wheels and ON the RWY still, regardless its bad condition. A plane that slid on its belley and ended OFF a RWY, is a whole d...
by tolipanebas
05 Mar 2015, 12:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines A330-300 has crash-landed in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Replies: 56
Views: 14771

Re: Turkish Airlines A330-300 has crash-landed in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Oh boy, flanker is at it once again... Firstly, at many airlines, a highspeed gear collapse MUST be followed by an evaction as per company SOP, just to make sure passengers are off by the time a subsequent fire might develop. It's may not always be needed in hindsight, but hindsight is always 20/20 ...
by tolipanebas
16 Feb 2015, 17:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498490

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Yet growth for the sake of growth doesnt mean anything. Ask anybody who doesnt work for SN but IN the industry if they are willing to jump ship to SN and the answer will be: no, I will not take that risk. I actually know quite a few people who have made that very decision. On quite some levels with...
by tolipanebas
13 Feb 2015, 11:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498490

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

FWIW, Inquirer:
SN's financial results for 2014 will be announced on March 12th, together with the rest of the Lufthansa group, and yes indeed: you seem to be able to have no problem predicting events before they unfold.
by tolipanebas
10 Feb 2015, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498490

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

JAN was a heavy maintenance month for the A330 fleet at SN: several planes went to LIS for that purpose and thus long haul capacity was reduced as a consequence vs last year (as also reflected in the lower ASK/RSK figures, despite SN operating more EUR flights this winter). The figures for EUR show ...
by tolipanebas
15 Jan 2015, 16:36
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6573

Re: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?

Thirdly, from the moment the delay lasts longer than 2 hours with that same receipt you can try and claim part of your purchase back depending on what and how much you bought. Yep. Italian customs are known for their willingness to pay back Irish VAT to Belgian tourists... Compared to the effort to...
by tolipanebas
15 Jan 2015, 16:33
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6573

Re: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?

As I pointed out ... We didnt make any errors. The extended of the delay wasnt clear and the taxes owned were paid in italy. As pointed out... the 2 hour delay needn't have happened already, its likeliness is enough. meals and refreshments needn't be SOLD, they need to be provided for FREE. your fi...
by tolipanebas
15 Jan 2015, 15:49
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6573

Re: Stuck on FR 737 in Rome, emergency ?

First of all it wasnt clear that it was going to last longer than 2 hours. When it is clear to your much improved airline? At 1:59:59? And then what at 2:00:00? Obviously, still nothing then, because everything was sold out (illegally, btw). :roll: Secondly it is not a violation of the fiscal law w...