Air Belgium in 2018

Join this forum to discuss the latest news that happened in the world of commercial aviation.

Moderator: Latest news team

Post Reply
etopsflyers
Posts: 111
Joined: 05 Apr 2018, 16:48
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by etopsflyers » 17 Apr 2018, 13:23

Do you have any information about seat selection?
Do we just walk in and take a seat or can we preselect a seat before flight?

Thanks!

User avatar
MiStEr-T
Posts: 170
Joined: 31 Dec 2002, 00:00
Location: Waterloo, Belgium

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by MiStEr-T » 17 Apr 2018, 13:23

I have a business class seat on the second flight :twisted:

What about the seating ? It's the first on the check-in line rule ?

Passenger
Posts: 6233
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 17 Apr 2018, 13:28

I have a lounge seat for both flights.

I will watch you all on Flightradar24 ànd on Planefinder.net.

Shonix
Posts: 60
Joined: 31 Jan 2018, 12:06

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Shonix » 17 Apr 2018, 13:53

From what I heard regarding seat selection, they are "unable" to assign seats ahead of time. I guess the seats will be randomly given during check-in. They'll just make sure to assign seats for passengers under the same reservation next to each other.

I just wonder if the check-in agents at BSCA will be allowed to assign seats on basis of the "first on the check-in line" rule or simply print out the seat assignment done by Air Belgium.

User avatar
Vic Diesel
Posts: 194
Joined: 06 Feb 2018, 10:10

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 17 Apr 2018, 14:10

Shonix wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 13:53
From what I heard regarding seat selection, they are "unable" to assign seats ahead of time. I guess the seats will be randomly given during check-in. They'll just make sure to assign seats for passengers under the same reservation next to each other.

I just wonder if the check-in agents at BSCA will be allowed to assign seats on basis of the "first on the check-in line" rule or simply print out the seat assignment done by Air Belgium.
Well, I try to keep my optimism. And even if I end up in one of the middle seats: since this is a special flight, I expect a lot of avgeeks on board. So in the "worst case" I'll have to sit for 3hrs talking to newly-made friends.

See you on the morning flight! :D
Best regards,
Viktor

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

Shonix
Posts: 60
Joined: 31 Jan 2018, 12:06

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Shonix » 17 Apr 2018, 14:19

Vic Diesel wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 14:10
Shonix wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 13:53
From what I heard regarding seat selection, they are "unable" to assign seats ahead of time. I guess the seats will be randomly given during check-in. They'll just make sure to assign seats for passengers under the same reservation next to each other.

I just wonder if the check-in agents at BSCA will be allowed to assign seats on basis of the "first on the check-in line" rule or simply print out the seat assignment done by Air Belgium.
Well, I try to keep my optimism. And even if I end up in one of the middle seats: since this is a special flight, I expect a lot of avgeeks on board. So in the "worst case" I'll have to sit for 3hrs talking to newly-made friends.

See you on the morning flight! :D
Indeed, let's enjoy the fact that we're part of the "lucky ones" who will be flying of the very first passenger flight.

A friend just told me: for security reasons, online check-in will open 24hours prior to the flight, thus allowing seat selection. Further information will be given by email.

User avatar
Vic Diesel
Posts: 194
Joined: 06 Feb 2018, 10:10

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 17 Apr 2018, 15:31

Shonix wrote:Indeed, let's enjoy the fact that we're part of the "lucky ones" who will be flying of the very first passenger flight.
THAT's exactly my point of view!
Shonix wrote:A friend just told me: for security reasons, online check-in will open 24hours prior to the flight, thus allowing seat selection. Further information will be given by email.
Thanks for the information! Sounds like another merry session of furiously hitting the F5-button! :lol:
Best regards,
Viktor

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

Flyuli
Posts: 42
Joined: 18 Apr 2006, 00:00
Location: belgium, liege
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Flyuli » 17 Apr 2018, 17:16

When will we be able to know which flight plan for these flights? Would it be possible to know something about that?

Acid-drop
Posts: 2605
Joined: 29 Jun 2005, 00:00
Location: Liège, BE
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Acid-drop » 17 Apr 2018, 19:16

Crl, dinant, la roche, houffalize, bastogne, Rochefort, spa, malmedy, liege, namur, crl.
Vaguely biased.
:-)
My messages reflect my personal opinion which may be different than yours. I beleive a forum is made to create a debate so I encourage people to express themselves, the way they want, with the ideas they want. I expect the same understanding in return.

TLspotting
Posts: 1276
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 17 Apr 2018, 19:25

About this booking,no queue, I'm really disappointed... Misair Belgium for me !
I'm not complaining but I waited during 14h for 2 seats,and all was gone,due to no queue,usually some airlines are doing it.
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

sonic boom
Posts: 33
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 17:59
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sonic boom » 17 Apr 2018, 21:27

TLspotting wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 19:25
About this booking,no queue, I'm really disappointed... Misair Belgium for me !
I'm not complaining but I waited during 14h for 2 seats,and all was gone,due to no queue,usually some airlines are doing it.
You were booking through a shopify store, which is a standard plugin to make a webshop. This was not the regular airline booking tool.

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 35335
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 17 Apr 2018, 23:50

Vic Diesel wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 12:45
I also guess that a good portion of those seats were never REALLY up for sale: you know how badly family & friends need free flights. And press guys as well who usually get their buttocks polished by airline PR-guys' tongues in exchange for some "friendly articles"... :evil:
Well no, this time there were no seats for the press. If a press guy wanted to get onboard, he had to follow the same procedure as anyone.
André
ex Sabena #26567

Passenger
Posts: 6233
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 17 Apr 2018, 23:58

sn26567 wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 23:50
Vic Diesel wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 12:45
I also guess that a good portion of those seats were never REALLY up for sale: you know how badly family & friends need free flights. And press guys as well who usually get their buttocks polished by airline PR-guys' tongues in exchange for some "friendly articles"... :evil:
Well no, this time there were no seats for the press. If a press guy wanted to get onboard, he had to follow the same procedure as anyone.
Strange move, given the excellent coverage the press has given them for the announcement of the flight(s).

Or maybe they invited them, but prefer not to say so.

airtrainer
Posts: 428
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:20
Location: Waremme
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 18 Apr 2018, 01:32

Well let's hope for some additional flights, who knows 😋

TLspotting
Posts: 1276
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 18 Apr 2018, 09:58

airtrainer wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 01:32
Well let's hope for some additional flights, who knows 😋
They won't, in their standard answer they say "hope to see you soon on one of our HK flights" or something else.
It's really sad and I'm angry against AB.
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

FLYAIR10
Posts: 477
Joined: 08 Sep 2008, 22:05

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by FLYAIR10 » 18 Apr 2018, 10:39

Quote
by TLspotting » 18 Apr 2018, 09:58
airtrainer wrote: ↑
18 Apr 2018, 01:32
Well let's hope for some additional flights, who knows
They won't, in their standard answer they say "hope to see you soon on one of our HK flights" or something else.
It's really sad and I'm angry against AB.
Seen the enormous succes of those 2 'rehearsal' 3h-flights,the positive vibe around Air Belgium and the disappointment of many Avgeeks in not getting onboard,maybe they could still do a 3d/4th flight under the form of a (commercial) ''daycharter"' to a touristic or not so common destination in France,Italy,.. Some suggestions: Montpellier,Perpignan,Le Havre,Lourdes ;) ,Genua,... With reasonable prices it should be possible to fill the plane again and recover the costs for the flight(s) and even donate a part for charity. Win-win for all parties involved.

User avatar
Vic Diesel
Posts: 194
Joined: 06 Feb 2018, 10:10

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 18 Apr 2018, 11:51

sn26567 wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 23:50
Vic Diesel wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 12:45
I also guess that a good portion of those seats were never REALLY up for sale: you know how badly family & friends need free flights. And press guys as well who usually get their buttocks polished by airline PR-guys' tongues in exchange for some "friendly articles"... :evil:
Well no, this time there were no seats for the press. If a press guy wanted to get onboard, he had to follow the same procedure as anyone.
That at least is good news.
Best regards,
Viktor

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

Passenger
Posts: 6233
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 18 Apr 2018, 12:01

Vic Diesel wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 11:51
sn26567 wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 23:50
Well no, this time there were no seats for the press. If a press guy wanted to get onboard, he had to follow the same procedure as anyone.
That at least is good news.
I dond't think that's the view from the newsdesk at Belga and/or at Het Laatste Nieuws, given the free publicity they have given Air Belgium on 13th April:
https://www.hln.be/reizen/air-belgium-z ... ~a3ea282b/

SR20
Posts: 379
Joined: 17 Apr 2017, 09:14

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by SR20 » 18 Apr 2018, 12:43

An A343 Air Belgium should come and make a touch and go in LGG today at +- 1600 LT.

TLspotting
Posts: 1276
Joined: 19 Mar 2017, 10:22
Location: Uccle/Ukkel,BE
Contact:

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 18 Apr 2018, 13:07

OO-ABA expected at CRL for 16:15L
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

Post Reply