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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

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Konus wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 09:11
What happened to flight KF2019 (World Tour - Air Cruise 2019)? The aircraft OO-ABB is still on the ground in Lima, Peru since 28 October.
Ground incident in Lima. And all the other Air Belgium A340s are operating ACMI flights for LOT and British airways, thus none of them can go to Lima to relieve OO-ABB.
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AB called HFY.

One of their A332 is currently on the way to LIM to bring stranded passengers.
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I'm not too sure the "Safrans" passengers will appreciate their HiFly's experience. :?

The new A339 would have been more suited, but it currently flies for Brunei between Bandar SB and Dubai.

More about the "Tour" here:

https://www.safransdumonde.com/fr/tour- ... ienne-2019

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TLspotting wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:18
AB called HFY. One of their A332 is currently on the way to LIM to bring stranded passengers.
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01 Nov 2019, 16:23
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I'm not too sure the "Safrans" passengers will appreciate their HiFly's experience. :?
The new A339 would have been more suited, but it currently flies for Brunei between Bandar SB and Dubai.

More about the "Tour" here:
https://www.safransdumonde.com/fr/tour- ... ienne-2019
Hifly's CS-TQP has 31 C and 267 Y with a seat pitch 31/32. I don't know how many passengers are on the tour, but with 2 -> 3 seats, the seat pitch is OK.

This gives them a delay of two days in their schedule - delay that they can catch up at Tahiti (Bora Bora), where 4 nights are scheduled. I hope for the tour organizer they can find accommodation at Easter Island for the group, because it's an excursion they can't exclude from the journey without risking extremely high compensation claims.

Any news on the nature of the ground incident at Lima? Is there an insurer which has to step in (i.e. collision with ground vehicle)?

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TLspotting wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:18
AB called HFY.
Allow me to (again) insist on avoiding unexplained codes and abbreviations. It takes a mere TWO keystrokes more to type the airline's name in full - as others neatly did - how lazy can one be??

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jan_olieslagers wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 17:31
TLspotting wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:18
AB called HFY.
Allow me to (again) insist on avoiding unexplained codes and abbreviations. It takes a mere TWO keystrokes more to type the airline's name in full - as others neatly did - how lazy can one be??
Again: stop your nitpicking please. The "HFY" was explained few minutes later by Darjeeling: "...I'm not too sure the Safrans passengers will appreciate their HiFly's experience..." On top, HFY is the official ICAO code for that airline - and theren't that many backup airlines.

Actually, we should be thankfull that TLspotting contacted AB (Air Belgium, that is...) to know what was going on.

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I will continue to insist on good manners , "n'en déplaise qui veult". If @Darjeeling and yourself could post properly, why cannot a moderator, even if perhaps an apprentice? And no, insisting on proper manners is not nitpicking. And may I request you to stop sounding like a broken vinyl record about my so-called nitpicking? If you care less about proper communication, whose is the blame?
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I completely agree with Jan on this..Not difficult to write the name in full!Not everybody knows the abreviaitions by heart!
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I would also refrain from using the AB abbreviation, which referred to Air Berlin and is unused at the present time.
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ABB called HFY for an ACMI contract with CS-TQP.
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It should be a structure damage as I saw that one Sabena aero NDT inspector is flying to Lima.

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Desert Rat wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 13:33
It should be a structure damage
You probably mean it could be structural damage.

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Nothing has moved at Lima since the HiFly A332 landed at 01h30 UTC on Friday night (Saturday morning).
CS-TQP:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-tqp
OO-ABB:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oo-abb
KF-2019:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kf2019

They should have flown from Lima to Easter Island on 30th October (a.m.), but apparently the group still is blocked at Lima.
https://www.safransdumonde.com/en/world ... ruise-2019

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Passenger wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 00:04
Nothing has moved at Lima since the HiFly A332 landed at 01h30 UTC on Friday night (Saturday morning).
CS-TQP:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-tqp
OO-ABB:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oo-abb
KF-2019:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kf2019

They should have flown from Lima to Easter Island on 30th October (a.m.), but apparently the group still is blocked at Lima.
https://www.safransdumonde.com/en/world ... ruise-2019
I hope they managed to fly to Cusco to enjoy the Machu Picchu !
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CS-TQP departed a few hours ago.
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No news about OO-ABB ?

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TLspotting wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 10:05
CS-TQP departed a few hours ago.
To Easter Island?
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Airbus330lover wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 11:24
No news about OO-ABB ?
A team of Sabena Aerospace is reportedly travelling to Lima to repair the damage.
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sn26567 wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 12:13
Airbus330lover wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 11:24
No news about OO-ABB ?
A team of Sabena Aerospace is reportedly travelling to Lima to repair the damage.
Yes but caused by ?
internal, external origin ?

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Airbus330lover wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 12:27
sn26567 wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 12:13
Airbus330lover wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 11:24
No news about OO-ABB ?
A team of Sabena Aerospace is reportedly travelling to Lima to repair the damage.
Yes but caused by ?
internal, external origin ?
According to social media, the aircraft was hit by a cargo loader behind the forward cargo door. And the Sabena Aerospace team is on-site to repair.
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