Looking back to 2018: one year of flights

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Looking back to 2018: one year of flights

Post by sn26567 »

By my standards, another rather quiet year. I keep slowing down...

A total of 33 single flights, down from 41 in 2017.

New countries: Hong Kong (China), Iran
New airports: Valencia, Hong Kong, Split, Zagreb, Stockholm BMA, Pisa, Shiraz, Tehran IKA, Kajaani
New airlines: Air Belgium, Croatia Airlines, AirExplore (for TUIfly)
New aircraft types: none :(

Best flights: CRL-HKG on Air Belgium A343, BRU-SPU on Brussels Airlines A320, BRU-IST on Turkish Airlines A321, HEL-BRU on Finnair E190
Worst flight: ALC-BRU on VY A320
Worst experiences: cancellation of Eurowings flight MXP-STR, change of schedules of Croatia Airlines announced at last moment
Memorable flights:
CRL-Baltic Sea-CRL Air Belgium rehearsal flight
CRL-HKG-CRL Air Belgium inaugural flight
BRU-MAN-BRU SN Aerosmurf and Magritte on the same day
BRU-SPU SN in the cockpit

European flights:


Intercontinental flights:


Looking forward to a new year of flying starting with BRU-ACE on SN

And anxious to read your own "annual reports" :)

Note: an underlined link means that you can read the trip report!
Other flight reported: BRU-HAJ-BRU with CityJet and bmi operating for SN
ex Sabena #26567

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Re: Looking back to 2018: one year of flights

Post by cathay belgium »


For me it was a good year of flying,

93 flights

New countries :
Ukraine, Japan,Brasil,Argentina,Paraguay, Senegal

New airlines : MU,KA,ET,I8,G3,AD,OE,WS,KF,NH,PS,M9
New types : A320Neo,Yak42D,AN140,B1900D,Bell212,B772LR,Bergfalke IV

Best Experiences / Flights :
# flying Antonov140
# flying Yak42D
# flying Antonov 2 with my daughter
# flying a glider with my first flying lesson
# go around with Sukhoi Superjet
# Introductionflight Air Belgium in Bizz
# AirCanada Beech1900D in the Rocky Mountains
# unexpected B752 by Privilege Style MAH-BCN

Best airliners : Lufthansa, Motorsich, KLM
Worst airliners: Vueling, LATAM

Next year : hope to equal this year :) looking forward to South Korea but the focus will be on the Caraibes with bookings to Guadeloupe,Puerto Rico and thé Bahama's !

Happy new year to all !!

New types flown 2020 : A321neo,B781

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Re: Looking back to 2018: one year of flights

Post by Comet »

I experienced a new airport - EDI and a new aircraft type - the Embraer 190. EDI was excellent, I was impressed and booked to fly from there in 2019. I was less impressed with the Embraer 190 though - apart from the 2-2 seating I wasn't over keen on the type.
Sabena and Sobelair - gone but never forgotten.

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