Air Belgium in 2018

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Aerofool
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Aerofool » 16 Mar 2018, 11:48

Can we spot the plane from somewhere around the airport?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 16 Mar 2018, 12:11

This flag horse has been beaten to death, cut up in pieces and spread over 700 places by now :?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Yuqu12 » 16 Mar 2018, 12:15

Aerofool wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 11:48
Can we spot the plane from somewhere around the airport?
Plane was this morning visible from P1. Can be seen where the old DHL-building was.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 16 Mar 2018, 12:46

Bralo20 wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 09:30

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Have a look at military uniforms where, if worn, the flag on the left upper arm is pictured in reverse.

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Hmm, not a good sign. That means that your troops plan to retreat.
;)

Hey, let your hair down. I'm glad you said you are supportive of AB.
Have a good cold but sunny week-end.

H.A.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 16 Mar 2018, 13:42

The next member that replies with the following keywords will get banned for the entire weekend :D

- flag
- wrong
- position

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Stij » 16 Mar 2018, 13:51

I regret your position, I think it's completely wrong, I raise the red flag!

Am I now 3 weekends off duty?

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Stij

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 16 Mar 2018, 14:13

Stij wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 13:51
I regret your position, I think it's completely wrong, I raise the red flag!

Am I now 3 weekends off duty?

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Stij
:mrgreen:

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Mar 2018, 14:55

luchtzak wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 13:42
The next member that replies with the following keywords will get banned for the entire weekend :D

- flag
- wrong
- position
PLEASE DO ! This 27 pages thread could be summed up to 5 or 6 pages without these boring comments.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Bralo20 » 16 Mar 2018, 14:59

luchtzak wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 13:42
The next member that replies with the following keywords will get banned for the entire weekend :D

- flag
- wrong
- position
WOW :shock:

And just when I thought to ask you what your position was regarding the flag. Would that question be so wrong?

But I admit defeat on my position even thought it's completely wrong. I raise the white flag!


:mrgreen:

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 16 Mar 2018, 15:04

I'm joining the cease fire mood.

It is not the case now but for sure if AB were to apply the national banner they would do it with the right orientation.

:D

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 16 Mar 2018, 16:55

luchtzak wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 13:42
The next member that replies with the following keywords will get banned for the entire weekend :D

- flag
- wrong
- position
Image

And position !
I'm Thibault Lapers, spotter in Belgium for now 3 years, but not yet across the world and a huuuuuge aviation geek ! Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SR20 » 16 Mar 2018, 17:09

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 07:20
luchtzak wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 21:47
Image

© Christian Vanbellinghen (Facebook)
Absolutely amazing! This is what you can call a true beauty! Congrats Air Belgium!
Stickers manufactured by "EFFIGIA Enseignes & Lettrage" in Visé (Wezet), between Liège and Maastricht 😉😉

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 16 Mar 2018, 17:20

The superb picture posted by Niky Terzakis in his Facebook account (courtesy of Vincent Gijs):
air_belgium_a340_OO-ABA_VincentGijs.jpg
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SkyTourist » 16 Mar 2018, 17:38

(Heading on a being-banned-for-the-weekend course:)

On the colours: the Belgian Constitution states in Article 193: "The Belgian Nation adopts red, yellow and black colours". Constitutional lawyers agree that the black-yellow-red flag has been wrong since 1831. It took Niky Terzakis and Chinese tour agents to get it right after nearly two centuries ;) Respect.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Bralo20 » 16 Mar 2018, 17:51

SkyTourist wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 17:38
(Heading on a being-banned-for-the-weekend course:)

On the colours: the Belgian Constitution states in Article 193: "The Belgian Nation adopts red, yellow and black colours". Constitutional lawyers agree that the black-yellow-red flag has been wrong since 1831. It took Niky Terzakis and Chinese tour agents to get it right after nearly two centuries ;) Respect.
Not completely... Our national banner :D might be indeed red, yellow and black according to article 193 but it was also horizontal. So it's still incorrect regarding direction :mrgreen: (and afaik the article doesn't state the correct order of the colours, it only mentions which colours to be used).


Edit: It will be a quiet weekend here :mrgreen:

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SkyTourist » 16 Mar 2018, 18:03

Back on topic: is anything known about the crew composition? When serving primarily Chinese customers, one can imagine that a substantial part of the flight attendants will have to master Cantonese or Mandarin. The selection criteria on their website (which still has a predominantly caucasian touch and feel) state: "You are fluent in spoken and written English, Dutch and French OR you are fluent in spoken English and Mandarin OR English and Cantonese".

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Ansett » 16 Mar 2018, 18:38

sean1982 wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 08:27
Very striking livery in a time of dullness! Top :)
I fully agree ! LH should have chosen Air Belgium's livery designers !!!
Stij wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 10:51
On the flag... I'm convinced it's on purpose because of the target market: China.

In China red and yellow stand for good fortune (Look at Hainan's colour scheme), black stands for water and is considered a neutral colour. and as our Chinese friends are very supersticious, I'm convinced they inversed the order on purpose: you don't want to fly "neutral", you want to fly "Good fortune"!

Cheers,

Stij
My first reaction about the order of the colours was that it probably looks better in that order from a design point of view.
But Stij's interpretation definitely deserves to be taken into account seriously. Smart guess, Stij ! (I mean it)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 16 Mar 2018, 19:09

SkyTourist wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 18:03
Back on topic...
Indeed. Lovely livery indeed, but there won't be much time to joy/enjoy. Let's not forget reality: they have lost 2,185,333 Euro during their first year (18/02/2016-31/12/2016). Loss during 2017: we'll know within a few week, but it will probably be a lot more. Loss during 1Q2018: probably a lot more then "a lot more".

Reminds me to that quote from sir Richard Branson: If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by convair » 16 Mar 2018, 19:16

SkyTourist wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 18:03
Back on topic: is anything known about the crew composition? When serving primarily Chinese customers, one can imagine that a substantial part of the flight attendants will have to master Cantonese or Mandarin. The selection criteria on their website (which still has a predominantly caucasian touch and feel) state: "You are fluent in spoken and written English, Dutch and French OR you are fluent in spoken English and Mandarin OR English and Cantonese".
I'm sure they didn't duck out the question. ;) And ,btw, their first aircraft is nicely lacquered! :)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by lucas » 16 Mar 2018, 19:39

Does someone know what the registrations of the third and fourth airplane will be? I thought it would be -ABC and -ABD, but there is already a plane registered as OO-ABC; a Dassault falcon 7X

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