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by summersso
11 Jun 2007, 13:40
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Lufthansa medium-haul economy class
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Thanks for that. I checked airfleets and it seems Lufthansa's A330s are their youngest average age aircraft - only 2.9 years, so can't be all that bad. But on the whole not convinced by Lufthansa and their slipping standards.
by summersso
10 Jun 2007, 01:59
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Question on Lufthansa medium-haul economy class
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Question on Lufthansa medium-haul economy class

Am planning a trip to the Caucasus in August, have checked out flight prices which are around 600-700 euros return. I'd like to know whether or not it's worth paying an extra 100euros to fly a Lufthansa A330 from Baku to Frankfurt then on to Brussels, rather than an old airBaltic 737 or Austrian A31...
by summersso
22 May 2007, 00:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Help needed with a/c I flew on
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

:D Wowzers... I didn't know all this information was available! I'm missing aircraft info for a bunch of flights from a few years ago... if anyone can tell me which aircraft I flew on or direct me to the "DB" where I can find the info that'd be great! Cheers... :lol: London LHR Moscow SVO ...
by summersso
02 May 2007, 09:05
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Sky Europe cabin layout
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Their new 737-700NG's have a standard 3-3 layout. Seats around the emergency exit are unusually laid out, with a few seats unable to recline and one seat with exceptional legroom. Here are my tips: * seat 14F is the best on the aircraft (no seat in front) and an emergency exit window seat, * seats 1...
by summersso
27 Apr 2007, 09:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines website: errors in content
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

I visited Lithuania last weekend on airBaltic (excellent experience, excellent airline!) and was very impressed. Vilnius is a lovely small city which I'd strongly recommended. I'm surprised they mention Paneriai in this Brussels Airlines blurb - surely there are better things to suggest to prospecti...
by summersso
23 Apr 2007, 09:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancel Brussels-Charleroi to Stockholm NYO route
Replies: 22
Views: 3589

I think that only few of the brussels airlines 737s (ex- Virgin Express) are really "tired" while the others are more recent... Maybe they will refurbish them... any info ?! Just had a look on airfleets.net and apparently the average age of SN's 737 fleet is 12.8 years. The oldest aircraf...
by summersso
20 Apr 2007, 15:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancel Brussels-Charleroi to Stockholm NYO route
Replies: 22
Views: 3589

I flew back to Brussels from Gatwick a couple of weeks ago on one of SN's 737's (OO-VBR). I'm certainly not a fan of Ryanair and their non-reclining seats, but at least their aircraft look fresh and clean. This old tired 737 was far worse - stained seats, no headrest (important if you're over 1m50 I...
by summersso
18 Apr 2007, 15:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancel Brussels-Charleroi to Stockholm NYO route
Replies: 22
Views: 3589

Ryanair cancel Brussels-Charleroi to Stockholm NYO route

Ryanair has announced the cancellation of the following routes effective from: Stockholm - Brussels 22nd May :( Stockholm - Kaunas 23rd May Stockholm - Gdansk 22nd May And the launching of the following routes: Stockholm - Alghero 24th May 4 Weekly Stockholm - Marseille 7th May 4 Weekly Stockholm - ...
by summersso
18 Apr 2007, 11:47
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: New Ryanair routes from NYO?
Replies: 1
Views: 537

RYANAIR ANNOUNCES 3 NEW ROUTES FROM STOCKHOLM

Here's your answer: Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline, today (18th April) announced three new routes from its base in Stockholm to Alghero (Sardinia), Marseille and Venice. Ryanair now operates 448 low fare routes to 131 destinations. Announcing the new routes, Wilhelm Hamilton, Ryanair's ...
by summersso
17 Apr 2007, 18:24
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: The most beautiful airport in the world...
Replies: 20
Views: 4740

The most beautiful airport I've been to is Tioman in Malaysia. Short runway between two mountains necessitates a sharp turn and steep descent then the plane came to a halt just before ploughing into the jungle! And the terminal building is little more than a hut decorated with flowers! Highly recomm...
by summersso
06 Apr 2007, 00:24
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: BA worst in Europe for losing baggage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

As we're talking about baggage thought I'd share this link with you: http://www.airport-technology.com/features/feature561/ on T5's new baggage system - I saw a special report on BBC London news a week or so ago, in anticipation of the terminal opening next year.
by summersso
05 Apr 2007, 20:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: BA worst in Europe for losing baggage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

But I seem to remember that Heathrow suffered two major incidents last year - one in June/July (was it a strike/terrorism related or something) and then the unusually heavy blanket fog which covered the airport for five days just before December which resulted in the cancelation of countless flights...
by summersso
02 Apr 2007, 16:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: More flights than ever - including world's shortest hop!
Replies: 6
Views: 964

More flights than ever - including world's shortest hop!

I found the following article interesting, thought some of you may too: THE WORLD’S scheduled airlines – including low cost carriers – offered a record 3.3 billion seats on 28.2 million flights during 2006. That represented an average daily offer of more than nine million seats on 77,371 individual ...
by summersso
02 Apr 2007, 11:39
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly to in 2007?
Replies: 117
Views: 19437

Ozzie1969 wrote:
Bruspotter wrote:Flew BRU-ATH-BRU

I don't really know but I know the distance single way is about 3000km?
I only know it was about 3hours and a half flying.
Closer to 2000 km, actually : 2104.

You can check it here: http://gc.kls2.com/
by summersso
02 Apr 2007, 10:33
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: SkyEurope BRU-VIE return on 31/03/07-1/04/07
Replies: 1
Views: 602

SkyEurope BRU-VIE return on 31/03/07-1/04/07

SkyEurope Airlines (www.skyeurope.com) 31/03/07 NE 3673 BRUSSELS(BRU)-VIENNA(VIE) 09.20-11.00 01/04/07 NE 3672 VIENNA(VIE)-BRUSSELS(BRU) 19.20-21.10 Price: 43euros return including taxes. Although I don't normally write trip-reports, thought I would take a moment to share my experiences with a very ...
by summersso
30 Mar 2007, 14:01
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: VLM Web Check-in
Replies: 0
Views: 290

VLM Web Check-in

Quick question: why is web check-in not available for flights departing from Brussels? Does anyone know? Will it be introduced anytime soon? BA, BMI and SN all offer web-check-in for flights departing from Pier B to non-Schengen countries like the UK so I can't imagine it would be anything to do wit...
by summersso
23 Mar 2007, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21023

And why Belgian ! Social problems are not 'Belgian', unless you consider one part of the federation as the whole federation,(exactly as some think in that part.) When this happens in the USA, how do you call it? You still call it a strike. But in England (where I'm from) Thatcher introduced reforms...
by summersso
22 Mar 2007, 14:08
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Which planes to replace SN Avro and BAe?
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

Re: Which planes to replace SN Avro and BAe?

For me, I think that the Embraer family would be a good choice ... I agree. Simply love Embraers - flown LOT's 170's a few times, always impressed - roomy, spacious, good legroom and large windows. I would love to see Brussels Airlines adopt (on their European routes) a strategy and fleet like Flyb...
by summersso
22 Mar 2007, 14:02
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: view your itinerary on websites.....
Replies: 2
Views: 761

On which website did you make the booking? It seems as though airline websites only display reservations made on their website, not for example, a flight on Iberia booked on Expedia. I had a similar query concerning an SN booking made on Expedia which doesn't appear on SN's "Manage My Booking&q...
by summersso
15 Mar 2007, 22:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A380 costs, delays causing headaches at Emirates
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

It sums Dubai up very nicely - lets get as much money and people in here as possible.....we can worry about the infrastructure later. Look at the city traffic problems and you will see what i mean. THey will NEVER solve the issue because everything is done too late and they are always playing catch...