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by Duke
14 Mar 2016, 13:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Oman Air eyes BRU
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Oman Air eyes BRU

Someone with experience with Oman Air and/or Muscat airport for transit? I went to Oman 3 years ago (flying with LH though). Oman is a nice and peaceful country, hopefully it remains like that. Muscat airport was not so big and rather dated in 2013 (boarding via the tarmac), but construction of a n...
by Duke
16 Feb 2016, 19:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416131

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

As SN has renewed the interiors of all its Airbuses (both A319/320 and A330) in the last few years, the odds are passengers will hardly notice the difference if they were to get factory-fresh planes. Well, just one remark though.. A passenger does notice if the screens above the seats are working o...
by Duke
28 Jan 2016, 18:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways
Replies: 115
Views: 72843

Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Congo Airways outlines regional, international expansion plans The plan seems to be very ambitious... what a difference with what was realised by Korongo... I still don't understand why Korongo couldn't realise more, being backed up by the know-how and the expertise of Brussels Airlines. However, w...
by Duke
27 Jan 2016, 09:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416131

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Yesterday, I flew on SN 2064 (EDI-BRU) on OO-SSK (exceptionally operated by the A319, as this flight is normally operated by the RJ100). I was surprised to see that the screens above the seats were used, showing the route map, the flight info (and even the transfer info for connecting passengers). I...
by Duke
08 Jan 2016, 15:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416131

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

9V-STI will never leave SIN in SQ livery. 2 options, or we paint them in SIN in SN colours, or SIN-TLS-BRU. Nice to see one of our birds in BRU, but very strange from SN to take an A330 with PW engines, when you have an entire fleet with GE engines... Why SIN-TLS-BRU : to do the painting in TLS? Ma...
by Duke
04 Jan 2016, 17:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416131

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

The A340-500 and 600 are not economic as there is the Boeing 777 wich have a lower operating cost. But in the case of SN operating another type of aircraft would mean new qualification for the crew, new maintenance etc, so for a company like SN the a340-500/600 fit perfectly. Maybe LH could lease 3...
by Duke
10 Dec 2015, 13:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Spectacular British Airways Boeing 777 left-engine fire on take-off roll Las Vegas
Replies: 42
Views: 12751

Re: Spectacular British Airways Boeing 777 left-engine fire on take-off roll Las Vegas

Has a decision already been taken about the future of this particular aircraft?
Will it be written off or repaired?
Thanks,

Duke
by Duke
15 Oct 2015, 11:02
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels - Bilbao R/T Brussels Airlines A319
Replies: 11
Views: 2421

Brussels - Bilbao R/T Brussels Airlines A319

Hi, My wife and I did a return flight Brussels-Bilbao (SN 3713 on September 10th 2015 - SN 3714 on September 13th 2015). I don't have the time to write a full trip report, didn't make any pictures, let alone a video, but here are some observations. Both flights were operated by OO-SSM. At the gate i...
by Duke
10 Jun 2015, 15:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 60368

Re: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines

Adding more non-stop flights is a very good move.
Those triangle flights are a waste of time, especially as AF and KLM both offer mostly non-stop flights.
SN should offer Luanda non-stop in both ways too..
And flying via Luanda to Kinshasa adds at least 3 hours to the trip...
by Duke
10 Jun 2015, 15:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 60368

Re: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines

Expect more of these flight swaps in future, as well as some other very interesting news regarding the integration of SN in the Lufthansa long haul product line up in order to align us even more with Lufthansa. You seem to be well informed, and you make us curious... Let me guess : - a few LH A330-...
by Duke
21 Jan 2015, 15:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416131

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Luchtvaartnieuws.nl mentions that 3 A330-200s will leave the KLM fleet in 2015 (end of lease).
Will those become available on the market?
If so, maybe they could be a good addition to Brussels Airlines' fleet?
Best regards,

Duke
by Duke
05 May 2014, 15:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 4 MAY 2014 : Magma 747 incident in BRU
Replies: 28
Views: 8397

Re: 4 MAY 2014 : Magma 747 incident in BRU

This makes me feel nostalgic, and reminds me of the time I lived in Schaarbeek between 1991 and 1996, when 2 or 3 times a week, the Sabena 747 took off a few minutes before midnight on its way to Afrika (Kinshasa - Johannesburg?), and often overflew my appartment. It did make noise, but nobody compl...
by Duke
30 Apr 2014, 15:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates to Brussels?
Replies: 75
Views: 21395

Re: Emirates to Brussels?

If the market analysis of Emirates about the potential of the Brussels-Dubai route is correct (and why would it not be?), then it's a missed opportunity for Brussels Airlines. Instead of launching a questionable Washington service, they should have focused on Dubai. Or did a code share agreement wit...
by Duke
22 Apr 2014, 18:18
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines A319s
Replies: 10
Views: 3505

Re: Brussels Airlines A319s

Even when you have an A319 with the screens, it's not always guaranteed they will be used. I've been on a few flights in an A319 where the flgithmap was not used on during the flight... Maybe the system was inop those days. Hope you'll have them, as it is indeed a whole different flight exeperience....
by Duke
13 Apr 2014, 14:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jetairfly in 2014
Replies: 127
Views: 64590

Re: Jetairfly in 2014

Thanks RoMax and flightlover for the clear answer...
When I read this, I wonder why Brussels Airlines doesn't change their ageing A333, but that's another topic...
Regards,

Duke
by Duke
13 Apr 2014, 08:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jetairfly in 2014
Replies: 127
Views: 64590

Re: Jetairfly in 2014

Why is an older 737-800 (OO-JBV) replaced by a new 737-800 (OO-JEF)? I assume the new one has the new interior, and will probably more comfortable for the passengers, but the lease rate of the new one must be a lot higher than the older one? Do the lower maintenance costs offset this? OO-JBV is now ...
by Duke
30 Mar 2014, 09:36
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Defence to replace its A330 by an A321
Replies: 95
Views: 38068

Re: Belgian Defence to replace its A330 by an A321

b-west wrote:I took a few pics of the A321.
The Belgian flag on the right side of the tail is painted in the wrong direction...

Regards,

Duke
by Duke
02 Feb 2014, 20:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A first big problem (and delay) for the JAF 787 OO-JDL ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10174

Re: A first big problem (and delay) for the JAF 787 OO-JDL ?

I'm surprised that it takes about 48 hours to repair an antenna/transponder failure. Like others have said here, Cancun is just a few hours flying time from the US. I understand that Jetairfly doesn't have a whole stock of parts at every station they fly to, but this delay does seem quite long. Abou...
by Duke
02 Feb 2014, 10:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A first big problem (and delay) for the JAF 787 OO-JDL ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10174

Re: The Jetairfly Boeing 787

Several media report OO-JDL is stuck in Cancun since last Friday with an antenna problem. Return flight should be tonight, arrival tomorrow morning, so a delay of two days for 250 passengers. Why does it take two days to find a replacement part? News about this is spread and hidden in different topi...
by Duke
02 Feb 2014, 09:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A first big problem (and delay) for the JAF 787 OO-JDL ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10174

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014

It's an antenna problem - arrival in Brussels is now foreseen for Monday morning says Jetairfly. source: Flemish state television VRT: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/binnenland/1.1857795 This was about to happen, and will happen again. Using only one aircraft for such a tight schedule, witho...