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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 29 Aug 2018, 13:55

skumfiduse wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 13:52
Poiu wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 12:31
Rumour only for the moment: BA will wetlease one or two A340s from AB.
(Sean you have more info?)
Do you mean British Airways or Brussels Airlines? As both airlines happen to be referred to BA on this forum :)
Speedbird I guess
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 29 Aug 2018, 16:08

skumfiduse wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 13:52
Poiu wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 12:31
Rumour only for the moment: BA will wetlease one or two A340s from AB.
(Sean you have more info?)
Do you mean British Airways or Brussels Airlines? As both airlines happen to be referred to BA on this forum :)
Havent heard anything No

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Poiu » 29 Aug 2018, 20:12

skumfiduse wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 13:52
Poiu wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 12:31
Rumour only for the moment: BA will wetlease one or two A340s from AB.
(Sean you have more info?)
Do you mean British Airways or Brussels Airlines? As both airlines happen to be referred to BA on this forum :)
British off course, to remplace 787s in need of maintenance, SN would rather cancel than call AB.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airbuske » 29 Aug 2018, 20:41

Poiu wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 20:12
skumfiduse wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 13:52
Poiu wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 12:31
Rumour only for the moment: BA will wetlease one or two A340s from AB.
(Sean you have more info?)
Do you mean British Airways or Brussels Airlines? As both airlines happen to be referred to BA on this forum :)
British off course, to remplace 787s in need of maintenance, SN would rather cancel than call AB.
Says who ? :roll:
If often depends who long the aircraft is AOG.
I know that we couldn't use AB is the past as AB was not ( yet) IOSA certificated.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 29 Aug 2018, 22:55

Air Belgium is hiring again, next to cabin crew/managers/assistants and coordinators, they are also looking for motivated pilots. With an accent on co-pilots.

https://www.airbelgium.com/en/careers

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by quixoticguide » 30 Aug 2018, 17:34

rumor "Air Belgium starts flights for British Airways ? "
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Ansett » 30 Aug 2018, 17:51

Besides operating regular flights to/from China, AB could become a Belgian HiFly. Why not ?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 30 Aug 2018, 19:28

Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :

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BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by FLYAIR10 » 30 Aug 2018, 22:13

Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :
Code: Select all
BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)
And it's also showing in the BA booking tool on those days. 'Operated by:Air Belgium For British Airways'

Nice business for AB,I believe.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by PttU » 31 Aug 2018, 00:39

FLYAIR10 wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 22:13
Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :
Code: Select all
BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)
And it's also showing in the BA booking tool on those days. 'Operated by:Air Belgium For British Airways'

Nice business for AB,I believe.
BA155/154 are usually or planned flown by a 788 or 789, it has:
788: 154+25+35 = 214 seats
789: 127+39+42+8 = 216 seats

AB's A340 has 264+21+18 for a total of 303 seats. Weren't there any better-suiting options, or is there maybe an increase in demand too?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 31 Aug 2018, 04:53

PttU wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 00:39
FLYAIR10 wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 22:13
Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :
Code: Select all
BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)
And it's also showing in the BA booking tool on those days. 'Operated by:Air Belgium For British Airways'

Nice business for AB,I believe.
BA155/154 are usually or planned flown by a 788 or 789, it has:
788: 154+25+35 = 214 seats
789: 127+39+42+8 = 216 seats

AB's A340 has 264+21+18 for a total of 303 seats. Weren't there any better-suiting options, or is there maybe an increase in demand too?
Finding a wide body airplane on wetlease during the months june-september is a nightmare, so you Pretty much take what you can get ;)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 31 Aug 2018, 09:24

OO-ABD transfered to BRU before being transfered to CRL tomorrow
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by quixoticguide » 31 Aug 2018, 09:31

TLspotting wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 09:24
OO-ABD transfered to BRU before being transfered to CRL tomorrow
Indeed, landed 2 minutes ago at BRU
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 31 Aug 2018, 21:03

ABD transfered to CRL to be parked at the new stands.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 31 Aug 2018, 21:40

TLspotting wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 19:28
Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :

Code: Select all

BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)

I can only imagine the face of a diehard Brexit Yes voter having booked a "BA flight" and boarding an aircraft with AIR BELGIUM billboard titles !

Arrrgh .....
:lol:

H.A.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 01 Sep 2018, 08:03

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 21:40
TLspotting wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 19:28
Air Belgium is going to fly at least 6 times for BA between London Heathrow and Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September :

Code: Select all

BA155 17:30 - 23:15 LHR-CAI A343
BA154 08:00 - 12:10 CAI-LHR A343
(Confirmed on Twitter by BA)

I can only imagine the face of a diehard Brexit Yes voter having booked a "BA flight" and boarding an aircraft with AIR BELGIUM billboard titles !

Arrrgh .....
:lol:

H.A.
brussels airlines would have been even more ironic .... lfmao

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by JustPlanes » 01 Sep 2018, 09:24

Regardless of what it says outside the plane ,inside I think they will get much better service and probably regret they have to do the other half of their trip on BA :)
If you look at some of the trip report videos online for BA their service seems pretty poor to put it mildly...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by TLspotting » 01 Sep 2018, 12:48

Air Belgium on Twitter
Successful negotiations between Russian and Belgian authorities! Air Belgium has now secured overflights for increased frequencies and destination points and access to all Trans-Siberian routes. This result allows us to consider additional destinations!
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 01 Sep 2018, 17:35

End of ops for Air France CDG-Lagos-CDG?
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#1db6cd7e

AF104/AF149 is with A330-200 as from today:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af104

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by EBAW_flyer » 01 Sep 2018, 18:29

Passenger wrote:
01 Sep 2018, 17:35
End of ops for Air France CDG-Lagos-CDG?
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#1db6cd7e

AF104/AF149 is with A330-200 as from today:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af104
Indeed, Air France Ops terminated, to be replaced by the flights for BA.

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