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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by C96C » 03 Oct 2018, 13:01

TLspotting wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 22:50
If her qual changes to A321 only now, it can be a sign, maybe she will fly for Eurowings, or Eurowings is coming to Brussels or, impossible, A321s at Brussels Airlines.
And Eurowings doesn't fly any A321 at this moment...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 03 Oct 2018, 14:25

CTBke wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 10:10
luchtzak wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 23:00
It’s just the A32F - F = family
exactly thees what i meant to say Luchtzak ;)
so hold your horses... it’s no sign of a possible A321 coming to Brussels, and the VLM A321 has their own trained crew
Agreed and she was more amused than worried or enthusiastic; she had just noticed that recently the A321 had been added.
She loves flying LH (don't get overexcited Carsten, I just mean Long Haul ;) ) and is happy about these good ol' 330s.
Crew change is now (back to) EBB which gives time for such chat.
Adios hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali but not back to the Speke Resort in Kampala :(

Actually this triangular flight almost prevented me from getting the upgrade that I asked.
BRU-KGL-EBB was initially full in C, some seats becoming free only on the EBB-BRU segment. The mighty system cannot handle a KGL-EBB in Y followed by an EBB-BRU in C as my ticket was KGL-BRU.
Anyhow, a no-show solved it.
These flights are packed. Outbound had no more than a couple empty seats and the inbound was 100%LF.
C is very nice of course with typical SN caring crew and this flat bed to enjoy on a rather long night flight, but the Economy Privilege I took on the way down is well worth the extra 120 EUR.
OK, my butt and my money.

H.A.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by CTBke » 03 Oct 2018, 14:49

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 14:25
CTBke wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 10:10
luchtzak wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 23:00
It’s just the A32F - F = family
exactly thees what i meant to say Luchtzak ;)
so hold your horses... it’s no sign of a possible A321 coming to Brussels, and the VLM A321 has their own trained crew
Agreed and she was more amused than worried or enthusiastic; she had just noticed that recently the A321 had been added.
She loves flying LH (don't get overexcited Carsten, I just mean Long Haul ;) ) and is happy about these good ol' 330s.
Crew change is now (back to) EBB which gives time for such chat.
Adios hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali but not back to the Speke Resort in Kampala :(

Actually this triangular flight almost prevented me from getting the upgrade that I asked.
BRU-KGL-EBB was initially full in C, some seats becoming free only on the EBB-BRU segment. The mighty system cannot handle a KGL-EBB in Y followed by an EBB-BRU in C as my ticket was KGL-BRU.
Anyhow, a no-show solved it.
These flights are packed. Outbound had no more than a couple empty seats and the inbound was 100%LF.
C is very nice of course with typical SN caring crew and this flat bed to enjoy on a rather long night flight, but the Economy Privilege I took on the way down is well worth the extra 120 EUR.
OK, my butt and my money.

H.A.
the A321 was already there for years (I've been at the company for 7 years now and it was there already in 2011)
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by viennafly » 08 Oct 2018, 22:36

The 3 remaining A333s that will come to SN from LH for the EW-Ops will leave LH in FEB,JUN and OCT19.

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Kapitein » 09 Oct 2018, 12:46

D-AIKJ will come to BRU tomorrow 10/10 from MLA STA: 1600LT

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by airbuske » 12 Oct 2018, 08:49

OO-SFN arrived this morning from DSS as SN206.
It was the last commercial flight for SFN!
Best regards,

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by lumumba » 12 Oct 2018, 09:53

airbuske wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 08:49
OO-SFN arrived this morning from DSS as SN206.
It was the last commercial flight for SFN!
Noooooo really and SFM?
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 12 Oct 2018, 10:16

I had heard that SFM is the second to leave (anybody a date for her last flight?) after SFN, and then SFO.
I'm flying SFO this morning and it may be one of the last time I'll fly on board this old lady.

H.A.

PS : Rather unusual low numbers for AFI flights this morning at Check-in. Passport control at T gates also went like a breeze.
Also on a positive note, there is still room to grow at Brussels Airport. The queue for PP control at the B Pier started almost at the opposite end of the Connector but there was still room for another 10 extra meters.
:mrgreen:

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Stij » 13 Oct 2018, 05:47

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 10:16

PS : Rather unusual low numbers for AFI flights this morning at Check-in. Passport control at T gates also went like a breeze.
Well I fly EBB BRU tonight and it is packed...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Poiu » 13 Oct 2018, 09:28

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 10:16
I'm flying SFO this morning
Don’t think the pilots will let you fly, so you will be flying “in” or “on” SFO.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by TLspotting » 13 Oct 2018, 11:31

And what if he's the pilot :lol:
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by convair » 17 Oct 2018, 00:34

airbuske wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 08:49
OO-SFN arrived this morning from DSS as SN206.
It was the last commercial flight for SFN!
OO-SFN currently on its way to BRU from DSS as SN206 :) . It was brought back from retirement late this morning (some time was needed to remove the mothballs I presume ;) ) for the SN205 flight.

Last excursion?

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by KriVa » 17 Oct 2018, 09:17

Most likely.
Another aircraft was in maintenance during SFN’s “last” rotation, can’t remember which one. From the get-go, it was obvious timing would be extremely tight to get the first aircraft ready for its scheduled flight.
Apparently, things didn’t work out and SFN was put back on line for a last trip.
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by viennafly » 19 Oct 2018, 12:25

Are any more of the old A330 scheduled to leave the fleet soon besides SFN?

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by KriVa » 19 Oct 2018, 15:56

SFM and SFO should be leaving relatively soon, but I have no clue as to the exact dates.
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by DeltaWiskey » 21 Oct 2018, 14:17

SFN - 31.10.18
SFM - 30.12.18
SFO - 28.02.19
SFY - 30.04.19
SFV - 31.05.19
SFW - 30.09.19
SFU - 31.03.20

Us usual this is preliminary and subject to change.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by lumumba » 21 Oct 2018, 16:38

DeltaWiskey wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 14:17
SFN - 31.10.18
SFM - 30.12.18
SFO - 28.02.19
SFY - 30.04.19
SFV - 31.05.19
SFW - 30.09.19
SFU - 31.03.20

Us usual this is preliminary and subject to change.
Thanks.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by convair » 21 Oct 2018, 18:51

DeltaWiskey wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 14:17
SFN - 31.10.18
SFM - 30.12.18
SFO - 28.02.19
SFY - 30.04.19
SFV - 31.05.19
SFW - 30.09.19
SFU - 31.03.20

Us usual this is preliminary and subject to change.
What about SFT and SFZ? There seems to be no replacement provided for them at this moment since only 7 "new" planes have been announced (besides SFX which is "new" too). Fleet downsizing?

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by travellover » 21 Oct 2018, 19:42

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-291.htm

OO-SFT Airbus A330-223 entered the SN fleet recently on 31/01/2017 from WK. Age 19,3 years.

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-249.htm

OO-SFZ Airbus A330-223 entered the SN fleet on 19/03/2012 from LX. Age 19,9 years.

These birds are the last two A330-200 remaining in the fleet.
Probably that their relatively recent entry into the fleet also states that they will stay into it for a while.
Cheers

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by KriVa » 27 Oct 2018, 12:27

SFO seems to be at the holding point for a positioning flight to DUS, any idea as to the reason why?
C-Check?
Thomas

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