Brussels Airlines A330
Video: Flight Attendant Slaps Passenger, Gets Punched

Is it sad when an onboard confrontation is almost a welcome change of pace from the usual news cycle at this point? Some might see an onboard confrontation, but my first thought is "look, they're on a plane... I'm jealous." Anyway, a video of what happened…

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Brussels Airlines A330
Brussels Airlines Cancels All Flights For A Month

Brussels Airlines is joining the list of airlines that are suspending operations. Their Lufthansa Group partner Austrian Airlines has already stopped flying, so they're the second airline in the group to do so. Brussels Airlines has announced that they…

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Brussels Airlines Business Class A330 – 4
Review: NEW Brussels Airlines A330 Business Class

I had flown Brussels Airlines' A330 business class once before several years ago, but the airline recently introduced a new business class cabin, and I was excited to check it out. The airline is still in the process of rolling out this product, but…

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Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class – 4
Review: Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class

My fourth transatlantic crossing of the week would be on Brussels Airlines, as I'd fly them from London to New York via Brussels. The motivation for this was to fly Brussels Airlines' new A330-300 business class, which is consistently being offered on…

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The Brussels Airlines & Eurowings Identity Crisis

On Friday I flew from London to Brussels to New York on Brussels Airlines... or so I thought. While I'll have a full review of these flights shortly, I wanted to first talk about something I found to be strange. I flew from London to Brussels on an A320,…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Other Airlines
Brussels Airlines A330
Brussels Airlines Launching Flights To Montreal

Brussels Airlines has today announced some changes to their transatlantic route network, which are either good or bad depending on how you look at it. Brussels Airlines has announced that they'll offer summer seasonal flights between Brussels and Montreal…

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Eurowings A330
Lufthansa Discontinuing Long Haul, Low Cost Airline

For a while transatlantic ultra low cost airlines were all the rage. The sole focus of most of these airlines seemed to be to gain market share, with little regard for actually being profitable. However, with financing for airlines getting tougher to…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Lufthansa
Eurowings A330
Oops: Brussels Airlines’ Nine Hour Flight To Nowhere

Brussels Airlines is in a unique position. They're owned by Lufthansa, but Lufthansa is in the process of basically merging Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, which is their low cost airline. It seems complications related to that may have led to a very…

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Now Flying: Brussels Airlines’ First A330 With New Business Class & Premium Economy

In late February 2019, Brussels Airlines announced some changes to their long haul flying experience. They're branding this as a "boutique hotel in the air," which might be a bit of a stretch. Then again, airlines like to push their luck when it comes…

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Brussels Airlines Introduces New Business Class (And More)

Brussels Airlines has today announced a new passenger experience on their intercontinental flights, which they're calling "a boutique hotel in the air" (that seems like a bit of a stretch to me, but...). Brussels Airlines has a fleet of 12 Airbus A330s…

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Brussels Airlines A330
The Ridiculous Reason Brussels Airlines Is Forced To Cut Flights To Kinshasa

Brussels Airlines is being forced to reduce their flights from Brussels to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from daily to 4x weekly. No, they're not being forced to do this by Lufthansa, but rather by Jean Tshiumba Mpunga, the General Manager…

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Brussels Airlines A330
Lufthansa Integrating Brussels Airlines Into Eurowings

Just as we have the "big three" global carriers in the US, the same is sort of true in Europe, as they have three mega-airlines -- Air France-KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group. The aviation industry has changed radically around the world over the past decade,…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Lufthansa
Brussels Airlines Lounge – 13
Review: Brussels Airlines Lounge Brussels Airport

I spent the night at the Sheraton Brussels Airport, which I've reviewed in the past, and therefore won't be reviewing this time around. My TAP Air Portugal flight from Brussels to Lisbon was departing at 6:15AM, though I got to the airport at around…

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Brussels
Brussels Airlines: An Example Of A European Airline Successfully Adapting

Europe is one of the easiest places to get around by airplane. Flights are insanely cheap, sometimes to the point that they're cheaper than a Subway sandwich. Last year I got a $9 roundtrip ticket from Gothenburg to London Stansted with Ryanair. Given…

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Avro100
Brussels Airlines Schedules Last Avro RJ100 Flight

Last month Swiss retired their last Avro RJ100 after decades of service. It was a sad moment for us avgeeks, but from a passenger and environmental perspective, it was for the better. The airline replaced their four-engined jets with new Bombardier C-Series…

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Brussels Airlines Business Class 1
Etihad Guest Hugely Devalues Award Redemptions On Brussels Airlines

Etihad Guest is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest, and I tend to think it's the all around most valuable loyalty program offered by a Gulf carrier, thanks to their mostly reasonable redemption…

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Filed Under: Awards, Brussels
Brussels Airlines Dawn
When An Airline Phone Agent Can’t Help, Try Twitter

For decades telephone was the way to contact airlines, whether to book a ticket, change a reservation or voice complaints. However, most airlines now offer online features for everything, including feedback and compensation requests. Of the airlines…

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Filed Under: Advice, Brussels
Brussels Airlines Business Class 1
Wide Open Business Class Awards To Europe For 36,620 Miles Roundtrip

This morning View from the Wing wrote about how there's wide open transatlantic business class award availability on Brussels Airlines and United Airlines to Brussels, Belgium. While 57,500-70,000 miles for a one-way business class award ticket is a…

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Filed Under: Awards, Brussels
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Lufthansa Buys Brussels Airlines… Could It Be The End Of The Brand?

Despite their overall struggles, Lufthansa is looking at some significant acquisitions. I've written repeatedly about how Lufthansa is planning on taking over many of airberlin's planes and routes. Airberlin is doing horribly financially, so on the surface…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Lufthansa
Brussels Airlines Fries
Yum: Brussels Airlines To Serve Fries & Belgian Waffles Onboard

I've long admired Brussels Airlines, as they're different than other airlines in Europe. They have some fun edge to them, like their ridiculous Tomorrowland party flights they operate during the annual music festival. Unfortunately they've been hit especially…

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Brussels Airlines Tomorrowland Flight 07
Is It Wrong For ATC To Go On Strike Following An Airport Terrorist Attack?

The horribly tragic Brussels terror attacks happened on March 22, which caused Brussels Airport to close for well over a week. A part of the check-in hall was blown up and many people lost their lives, so they had to shut down the airport while they…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Unions
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Brussels Airlines Starting Flights To Toronto In March 2016

Last week I wrote about how Jet Airways (an India-based airline) is discontinuing their Brussels hub, out of which they've operated transatlantic flights for years. The airline flew from Brussels to Newark and Toronto, and in the other direction flew…

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Filed Under: Brussels, United
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Review: Brussels Airlines Tomorrowland Flight Frankfurt To Brussels

Boarding began at around 10AM. In addition to the crew, the “elves” were at the door to greet passengers. Goodie bags were also handed out, which consisted of Red Bull, sunglasses, keychains, and Tomorrowland newspapers. It was also pretty cool that…

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