National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 06 Feb 2019, 09:44

Indeed, it was a union member who announced the "schedule" for the strike. But when I read another site, I found this: The rail unions have all joined in with the strike call, which as usual runs from 2200 the evening before the day of the strike until 2200 on 13 February itself. However some trains will run: since last year, the SNCB is legally bound to lay on a minimum service. The authority is already making plans to provide that service, for the third time since the new legislation came into force, a spokesperson said.

So, at the rail unions, the strike usual runs from 2200 the evening before the day of the strike until 2200 on 13 February itself.

Anyway, before 06:00 am there isn't that much scheduled flights activity at airports. But I will check the correct timing.

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by Passenger » 06 Feb 2019, 09:50

It's the aim of the trade unions to cause as much damage and distress to both companies and public as possible. Uncertainty about the exact timing of the strike is part of that plan.

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 07 Feb 2019, 15:31

Brussels Airlines forced to cancel 68% of flights on 13 February: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... t-program/

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 07 Feb 2019, 17:02

Other airlines are also taking measures to minimize the discomfort for passengers.

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by sn26567 » 07 Feb 2019, 22:17

luchtzak wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 17:02
Other airlines are also taking measures to minimize the discomfort for passengers.
TUI Belgium spokesperson Sarah Saucin said that usually TUIfly Belgium doesn't cancel flights during strikes, but re-routes them to foreign airports which are then reached by bus. No measures have been decided yet, but TUI prepares for the day of the strike.
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 08 Feb 2019, 05:44

Due to the general strike planned by the Belgian unions for 13 February, we expect operations at Brussels Airport to be seriously disrupted, leading to flight cancellations, heavy delays, flights diverted to and from other airports, and problems with baggage delivery. For updates & advice please check our website >> https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/alert ... 3-february
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 08 Feb 2019, 13:26

TUI fly Belgium will divert all flights to France and The Netherlands.

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by sn26567 » 08 Feb 2019, 13:32

luchtzak wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 13:26
TUI fly Belgium will divert all flights to France and The Netherlands.
Lille, Orly, Maastricht, Eindhoven & Amsterdam
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by CTBke » 08 Feb 2019, 13:46

SN will likely cancell ALL flights operating on 13/02 (with exception of some long haul flights)
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 08 Feb 2019, 13:59

sn26567 wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 13:32
luchtzak wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 13:26
TUI fly Belgium will divert all flights to France and The Netherlands.
Lille, Orly, Maastricht, Eindhoven & Amsterdam
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tui- ... therlands/

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VRT notification : All Brussels Airlines flights cancelled.
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 08 Feb 2019, 15:19

TLspotting wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 15:03
VRT notification : All Brussels Airlines flights cancelled.
Update: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... t-program/

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by CTBke » 08 Feb 2019, 15:24

The following flights will operate on Wednesday 13 February 2019:
SN1278 Lomé – Accra
SN1278 Accra – Brussels
SN1482 Toronto – Brussels
SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe
SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels
SN1202 Dakar – Brussels
SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan
SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels
SN1224 Conakry – Banjul
SN1224 Banjul – Brussels
SN1372 Yaoundé – Douala
SN1372 Douala – Brussels
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by MD-11forever » 08 Feb 2019, 16:06

CTBke wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 15:24
The following flights will operate on Wednesday 13 February 2019:
SN1278 Lomé – Accra
SN1278 Accra – Brussels
SN1482 Toronto – Brussels
SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe
SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels
SN1202 Dakar – Brussels
SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan
SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels
SN1224 Conakry – Banjul
SN1224 Banjul – Brussels
SN1372 Yaoundé – Douala
SN1372 Douala – Brussels
These are only arrivals, so I guess all incoming flights to BRU will be cancelled on 14/02?

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by luchtzak » 08 Feb 2019, 16:13

These flights depart from abroad on the 13th, but will land on the 14th in the morning. When the strike is over.

Not all aircraft will stay in Brussels: I think that most medium-haul aircraft will depart Brussels Airport on the evening of the 12th, stay for two nights abroad, and will return in the morning of the 14th.

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by shockcooling » 08 Feb 2019, 16:13

MD-11forever wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:06
CTBke wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 15:24
The following flights will operate on Wednesday 13 February 2019:
SN1278 Lomé – Accra
SN1278 Accra – Brussels
SN1482 Toronto – Brussels
SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe
SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels
SN1202 Dakar – Brussels
SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan
SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels
SN1224 Conakry – Banjul
SN1224 Banjul – Brussels
SN1372 Yaoundé – Douala
SN1372 Douala – Brussels
These are only arrivals, so I guess all incoming flights to BRU will be cancelled on 14/02?
No 330s leave the 12th only to return the 14th, hence the departures on the 13th 😉

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by MD-11forever » 08 Feb 2019, 16:17

Apologies, I thought these arrived on the 13th.
Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by CTBke » 08 Feb 2019, 16:24

shockcooling wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:13
MD-11forever wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:06
CTBke wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 15:24
The following flights will operate on Wednesday 13 February 2019:
SN1278 Lomé – Accra
SN1278 Accra – Brussels
SN1482 Toronto – Brussels
SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe
SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels
SN1202 Dakar – Brussels
SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan
SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels
SN1224 Conakry – Banjul
SN1224 Banjul – Brussels
SN1372 Yaoundé – Douala
SN1372 Douala – Brussels
These are only arrivals, so I guess all incoming flights to BRU will be cancelled on 14/02?
No 330s leave the 12th only to return the 14th, hence the departures on the 13th 😉
there will be no Brussels Airlines plane taking off out of BRU on the 13th, those A330's will stay overnight at their destination to leave the 13th in stead of the 12th
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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by shockcooling » 08 Feb 2019, 16:43

CTBke wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:24
shockcooling wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:13
MD-11forever wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 16:06


These are only arrivals, so I guess all incoming flights to BRU will be cancelled on 14/02?
No 330s leave the 12th only to return the 14th, hence the departures on the 13th 😉
there will be no Brussels Airlines plane taking off out of BRU on the 13th, those A330's will stay overnight at their destination to leave the 13th in stead of the 12th
Euh yes indeed what I wrote, hence the departures on the 13th like on your list, all of them depart from outstation 🙄

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Post by Jetter » 08 Feb 2019, 19:33

Pro tip for SN staff: if you want to become a successful ‘national’ airline despite LH’s efforts to turn you into a low cost franchise you don’t go on strike for vague reasons! :|

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