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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SLM » 09 Apr 2018, 08:58

Any other Air Belgium charters before 30/4/2018?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by quixoticguide » 09 Apr 2018, 09:39

SLM wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 08:58
Any other Air Belgium charters before 30/4/2018?
I hope for Air Belgium, that's the way to make money.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 09 Apr 2018, 09:40

quixoticguide wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 09:39
SLM wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 08:58
Any other Air Belgium charters before 30/4/2018?
I hope for Air Belgium, that's the way to make money.
I heard some rumours that they will ! But currently no further information ...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SLM » 09 Apr 2018, 09:47

Thanks! I hope i can book a seat on one of the charter flights.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by rvsm » 09 Apr 2018, 10:26

Both Air Belgium aircraft are again in EBBR in front of the old DHL.
They stand next to the 'new' TUI dreamliner OO-LOE.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by big bird » 09 Apr 2018, 12:33

One of the two should have been positioned to CRL today. But it has been delayed untill tommorow afternoon. Reason is unknown...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Amavro » 09 Apr 2018, 13:36

Thanks big bird for the information, can you keep us updated when you know the precise schedule of the flight BRU-CRL ? I would like to take pictures of the first arrival at Charleroi.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Poiu » 09 Apr 2018, 14:27

sn26567 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 23:16
The return flight from Havana BV1619 landed at MXP with a delay of two hours.

On-time performance of Air Belgium looks rather poor until now... Let's hope the teething problems will be over soon.
A bit harsh no?
Rescue flights and last minute charters are often late because of non familiar equipment, rest requirements for crew, traffic right issues,...
Let’s wait and judge once they started scheduled operations, shall we?
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by 737MAX » 09 Apr 2018, 14:33

sn26567 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 23:16
On-time performance of Air Belgium looks rather poor until now... Let's hope the teething problems will be over soon.
You obviously don’t have a clue of what a subcharter implies. No clue at all.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 09 Apr 2018, 14:51

737MAX wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 14:33
sn26567 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 23:16
On-time performance of Air Belgium looks rather poor until now... Let's hope the teething problems will be over soon.
You obviously don’t have a clue of what a subcharter implies. No clue at all.
No, I don't. But I'd be pleased to learn: that's what a forum is for.
André
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by big bird » 09 Apr 2018, 16:06

Amavro wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 13:36
Thanks big bird for the information, can you keep us updated when you know the precise schedule of the flight BRU-CRL ? I would like to take pictures of the first arrival at Charleroi.
OK. I will ;)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Established02 » 09 Apr 2018, 16:45

A few years ago The Aviation Factory had to reposition a CRJ200 from BRU to ANR. They offered all the available seats for free to anyone who responded to their Facebook invitation. I was on this flight and had a very nice experience, even though it was an evening flight in darkness.

It might be a good publicity stunt for Air Belgium as well to offer all seats on this BRU-CRL flight for free. They would get a lot of free publicity for it in the Belgian media, I think.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by jan_olieslagers » 09 Apr 2018, 19:18

An excellent suggestion, @Established02! But wouldn't it add extra requirements like cabin crew, facilities for check-in/check-out, and likely more that I can't think of? Apart from the cost (which might well be very much justified indeed!) there would be the hassle of organising all that on the short term...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Boeing767copilot » 09 Apr 2018, 20:34

jan_olieslagers wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 19:18
An excellent suggestion, @Established02! But wouldn't it add extra requirements like cabin crew, facilities for check-in/check-out, and likely more that I can't think of? Apart from the cost (which might well be very much justified indeed!) there would be the hassle of organising all that on the short term...
If I remember well, VG Airlines did two pax flights BRU-OST-BRU before the first schedule flight in 2002.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by galaxy » 09 Apr 2018, 22:08

Boeing767copilot wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 20:34
If I remember well, VG Airlines did two pax flights BRU-OST-BRU before the first schedule flight in 2002.
Yes, indeed . I was one of the lucky passengers who won a radio quiz for that flight BRU-OST-BRU on the A330 VG Airlines. At OST we had a lunch for free while the crew did touch and go's and after 2 hours we did the flight back to BRU . landing on rwy 01 .
I think there was about 100 passengers on that flight , also a few flight attendants and Freddy Van Gaever (VG)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Flanker3 » 09 Apr 2018, 23:53

How free is free though?
You still need to pay taxes and BRU isn't cheap.

I agree that operational issues are understandable for charters. A 2-hour delay is acceptable especially for long haul holiday destinations.

I hoped for them to launch as a true disruptor and on routes like TYO but at these fares I'm going to stick to flying OW.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 10 Apr 2018, 11:12

Flanker3 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 23:53
How free is free though?
You still need to pay taxes and BRU isn't cheap.

I agree that operational issues are understandable for charters. A 2-hour delay is acceptable especially for long haul holiday destinations.

I hoped for them to launch as a true disruptor and on routes like TYO but at these fares I'm going to stick to flying OW.
OW? That would be the now-defunct Puerto Rican "Executive Airlines", flying under the colors of AA...
Best regards,
Viktor

(Budapest-born, Vienna-raised, working in Brussels)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Conti764 » 10 Apr 2018, 11:26

Vic Diesel wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:12
Flanker3 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 23:53
How free is free though?
You still need to pay taxes and BRU isn't cheap.

I agree that operational issues are understandable for charters. A 2-hour delay is acceptable especially for long haul holiday destinations.

I hoped for them to launch as a true disruptor and on routes like TYO but at these fares I'm going to stick to flying OW.
OW? That would be the now-defunct Puerto Rican "Executive Airlines", flying under the colors of AA...
Oneworld ;)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 10 Apr 2018, 11:36

Vic Diesel wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:12
Flanker3 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 23:53
How free is free though?
You still need to pay taxes and BRU isn't cheap.
I agree that operational issues are understandable for charters. A 2-hour delay is acceptable especially for long haul holiday destinations.
I hoped for them to launch as a true disruptor and on routes like TYO but at these fares I'm going to stick to flying OW.
OW? That would be the now-defunct Puerto Rican "Executive Airlines", flying under the colors of AA...
OW is the IATA code for Skyward Express Kenya.
http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx
http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Skyw ... iation.htm
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/ow-sew

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 10 Apr 2018, 11:36

Conti764 wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:26
Vic Diesel wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:12
Flanker3 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 23:53
How free is free though?
You still need to pay taxes and BRU isn't cheap.

I agree that operational issues are understandable for charters. A 2-hour delay is acceptable especially for long haul holiday destinations.

I hoped for them to launch as a true disruptor and on routes like TYO but at these fares I'm going to stick to flying OW.
OW? That would be the now-defunct Puerto Rican "Executive Airlines", flying under the colors of AA...
Oneworld ;)
Why I am not surprised? ;)

With CX offering BRU-HKG at not overly expensive rates, this could be a reason to turn my back to Star Alliance - although for me TG is also in the race (although BRU-BKK-HKG would be less convenient of course).
Best regards,
Viktor

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