National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

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Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

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

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

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

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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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SN will likely cancell ALL flights operating on 13/02 (with exception of some long haul flights)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apologies, I thought these arrived on the 13th.
Thanks for the clarification!

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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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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

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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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Jetter wrote:
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! :|
SN staff will not strike (except maybe a few lost exceptions), the cancelations are because basically 'everyone else' is expected to strike with medium to very heavy impact expected (there are even talks about the entrance road to the airport being blocked and BRU itself is asking everyone to replan their travel arrangements).

When part of the flights was still planned, SN asked its staff for volunteers to help at the airport with all sorts of stuff from informing pax to loading luggage (one of the main reasons why even an accounting guy or whatever at B.house have a badge with airside access even though they don't need it for their job, is to be able to help in situations like that), all the required slots for volunteers were filled in no time and with buffers. I thinks that's far from a strike mentality! This is just force majeure and I'm sure pax will be more happy with their travel plans adapted today vs being uncertain about whatever might happen with the very likely consequence of chaos at the airport.

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