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Re: Anyone flown Brussels Airlines?

When you search for air fares, all sites always display which aircraft
the flight is operated on. e.g.

Flight Information – Tue Mar 15 2011 Jet Airways
Flight 230 Departs: 10:15a
National (BRU) Arrives: 1:45p
Pearson Intl (YYZ) Airbus A330-200 (Wide-body Jet) | 8h 30m | 3753 miles


Whenever I book a flight, I always go http://www.seatguru.com , and
look at the color coded seating chart. It helps you select which seats
to reserve, so you know which seats to avoid, and which seats are excellent, e.g. extra leg room.


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So, after writing to Brussels Airlines and asking what type of aircraft are used on their Brussles - Toronto route, this is the incredibly helpful answer I received:


We thank you for your email.

Our direct flights operated by Jet Airways India can be varried.

The fligh with a stopover in Montreal operated by Air Canada are always with a BOEING 767-300.


With kind regards,
Customer Contact Centre Team
For further information please contact our Customer Contact Center at 0902 51600 (for Belgium).
In case you want to contact us from abroad you can find our local telephone numbers on our website Brussels Airlines.com.
Brussels-Airlines
b.house,Brussels Airport
Building 26, box 1a.3
1831 Diegem-Belgium


After a bit more investigation, it seems Jet Airways runs a fairly new Airbus A330-200 on this route http://blog.flightstory.net/794/jet-...rlin-air-show/

So, I think I'm going to take a gamble and see how it is. I'll report back and let you know after the trip.
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So, I think I'm going to take a gamble and see how it is. I'll report back and let you know after the trip.
You'll also let us know if you were lucky enough to get a sober pilot, won't you?
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Brussels Airlines?

Thesefly-by nighters are sprouting up everywhere nowadays...
Dude, you're gonna end up with cauliflower ears if you keep giving us this kind of tragic pun.

Easy on him - he was just tryin' to get down to brassic tacks...

He's keen as mustard to share things that turnip, you know
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You'll also let us know if you were lucky enough to get a sober pilot, won't you?
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Jet Airways actually had an incident back in Toronto 2008 that questions the pilots' sobriety.
from: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=40bb8a22&opt=0

Incident: Jet Airways A332 at Toronto on Aug 22nd 2008, landed without contacting tower/landing clearance

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Aug 25th 2008 22:14Z, last updated Monday, Aug 25th 2008 22:14ZA

Jet Airways Airbus A330-200, registration VT-JWG performing flight 9W230 from Brussels (Belgium) to Toronto,ON (Canada), did not contact Toronto Tower while approaching Toronto and subsequently landed without landing clearance. After exiting the runway the crew contacted arrival frequency to ask for ground frequency.
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You'll also let us know if you were lucky enough to get a sober pilot, won't you?
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Oops! Perhaps I should just have said

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You'll also let us know if you were lucky enough to get a pilot, won't you?
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"India's federal aviation authorities say they will be checking the licences of some 4,000 pilots flying commercial aircraft after allegations that at least four were found to have fake documents."

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Re: Anyone flown Brussels Airlines?

Brussels airlines is Expensive but fine.

Bit of an "older" fleet ( ex Sabena) but more then comfy enough.

Just don't act all posh..they don't like that
Last time i flew from Berlin to Brussels with them, (winter time) at 7 in the morning, the guy in front of us was complaining that the seats were to cold and his wine was not on room temp.. at 7 AM !

Steward kindly told him what todo, didn't hear the wino for the rest of the trip

All by all, good flight/good equipment/good service.
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Re: Anyone flown Brussels Airlines?

FFS Weejeem, you wanna scare the living daylights out of me?

I've booked and appear to be putting my own life and the life of my pweshus babies into the hands of some drunken, undocumented Johnny foreigner. But hey, I've saved myself a couple of grand so it's not all bad.

I'll let you know if I make it out of this one alive.
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Re: Anyone flown Brussels Airlines?

So to report back, the Jet Airways (via Brussels Airlines) flight Geneva to Toronto was fine. Plane relatively new but pretty beat up. Entertainment system OK...not a lot of choice for kids but luckily they like to watch the same show 4000 times over an 8 hour stretch. Phew. They also had about 15 episodes of some new American series starring Tim Roth which helped the hours pass very pleasantly indeed.

Plane was on time in both directions. Cabin crew were super helpful and accommodating with the kids. Pilots appeared to be sober (I made a particular effort to scope them out on boarding...thanks Weejeem ) Food pretty good by plane food standards, but then I like a curry.

Overall a thumbs up mostly due to the wads of cash I saved on the flight. Thanks for everyones input.
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