Air Belgium in 2018

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Bapt'
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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Bapt' » 14 Apr 2018, 09:31

At what time the booking for the preparation flight will open on Monday ?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Airbus330lover » 14 Apr 2018, 09:40

very good question

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Amavro » 14 Apr 2018, 09:55

No specific time schedule (yet), we'll have to check by ourselves.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by domtom » 14 Apr 2018, 12:06

So, with the charity flight and first flight frenzy aside, has anyone considered what will happen if/when AB gets its additional planes, and opens new destinations. Will it really fly from CRL then? I mean, can you even park so many big planes at the same time on the tarmac (assuming of course, they'd have e.g. 4 planes on the ground at any one time).

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Amavro » 14 Apr 2018, 12:18

Assuming the contract between AB and CRL airport is for at least 10 years, i guess the answer is yes. It depends on the slots available... Furthermore, CRL has some projects about building a third terminal. It is still possible to build more parkings for aircafts.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by asianlao02 » 14 Apr 2018, 13:57

Amavro wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 12:18
Assuming the contract between AB and CRL airport is for at least 10 years, i guess the answer is yes. It depends on the slots available... Furthermore, CRL has some projects about building a third terminal. It is still possible to build more parkings for aircafts.
Where? I don't know if they own the wooded land between the airport and the European flight simulator. They are plenty of space there if available

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Amavro » 14 Apr 2018, 15:49

The most likely option is to build them in lieu of the graveyard. I don't know if you know it's location ?
For the third terminal, they hesitate between building one on the top of the actual T1-T2, or building a real one to the right of the Terminal 1.

But this is not for today, and that is all what they told me during my internship last year.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by asianlao02 » 14 Apr 2018, 20:56

Yep I know 😊 I'm gonna ask my best friend who works there

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 15 Apr 2018, 23:22

airtrainer wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 20:18
Any chance for a second flight ? Given how fast the first one was sold out...
Expect booking engine of the second test flight to open on Monday morning !!

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Boeing767copilot » 16 Apr 2018, 07:07

Departure flight 2/5 CRL-HKG
Return flight 4/5 HKG-CRL

Both are sold out in Premium and Business Class on the AB website. That's quick. :)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Passenger » 16 Apr 2018, 09:25

Boeing767copilot wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 07:07
Departure flight 2/5 CRL-HKG
Return flight 4/5 HKG-CRL

Both are sold out in Premium and Business Class on the AB website. That's quick. :)
First flight is usually offered to press, shareholders, key account buyers, captains of industry, ...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Boeing767copilot » 16 Apr 2018, 09:33

Passenger wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 09:25
Boeing767copilot wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 07:07
Departure flight 2/5 CRL-HKG
Return flight 4/5 HKG-CRL

Both are sold out in Premium and Business Class on the AB website. That's quick. :)
First flight is usually offered to press, shareholders, key account buyers, captains of industry, ...
First flight was announced for April 30, any delay?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by MiStEr-T » 16 Apr 2018, 09:37

luchtzak wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 23:22
airtrainer wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 20:18
Any chance for a second flight ? Given how fast the first one was sold out...
Expect booking engine of the second test flight to open on Monday morning !!
I check every 5 minutes, second flight not open for the moment..

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by MIVB-reiziger » 16 Apr 2018, 12:50

12:49 and still not open... or was it open at some point this morning and sold out again?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by VLM_Antwerp » 16 Apr 2018, 12:52

MIVB-reiziger wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 12:50
12:49 and still not open... or was it open at some point this morning and sold out again?
I'm on their website since 8 am, still didn't see anything change... :(

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by etopsflyers » 16 Apr 2018, 13:04

I have been on their website since 8 in the morning.... :cry:

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by airtrainer » 16 Apr 2018, 14:18

luchtzak wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 23:22
airtrainer wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 20:18
Any chance for a second flight ? Given how fast the first one was sold out...
Expect booking engine of the second test flight to open on Monday morning !!
Thanks, still nothing now and hope they won't start within the next two hours as I've just boarded my SN flight to BRU...

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Shonix » 16 Apr 2018, 15:03

From Twitter:


@airbelgium_off

Hi all, we’re still checking all operational details for a second rehearsal flight this Saturday afternoon. Will keep you posted as soon as we launch the booking. Thanks for your patience. AB team

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Vic Diesel » 16 Apr 2018, 15:19

Shonix wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 15:03
From Twitter:


@airbelgium_off

Hi all, we’re still checking all operational details for a second rehearsal flight this Saturday afternoon. Will keep you posted as soon as we launch the booking. Thanks for your patience. AB team
Thanks for posting the information! I guess they were taken by surprise that the demand for the scenic flight was that high and will have to perform some extra organisational work to set up the afternoon flight. Let's see if and when booking will start again...
Best regards,
Viktor

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

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Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Post by Acid-drop » 16 Apr 2018, 15:45

i'm not sure why it's so cheap...
it's for charity, you could increase the price a bit
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