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Your Coments On Sabena  
User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I flew a few times with Sabena and I was always
satisfied with them. Please tell me your experiences with Sabena, good or bad doesn't matter! What do you think about their service and
AC?


Marvin Lee Cooper
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User currently offlineGibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Although I haven't flown Sabena, I can tell you that they have a great, young fleet. From what I've heard, their service and comfort isn't quite as good as that of their partner Swissair.

Sabena is momentarily in a very sad phase, perhaps the saddest in the airline's long history. Let's hope they survive!


gibberish


User currently offlineSndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Though some people will not call me objective because I have posted a lot of things about Sabena here, not in the least the last couple of days in which I was afraid of seeing Sabena dissapear, I think I can say we can be proud of our airline with its new fleet, and as far as I have experienced good service. I am happy that Sabena will go further with its operations, at least for the time being, I hope it will be forever.
sndp


User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I have flown twice with Sabena. JFK-BRU-DUS and vv. (Ok, so four times, whatever) I was perfectly satisfied with the service. It was nothing special, but I was by no means left with a bad impression of the airline. Ok, so it wasn't Singapore Airlines, but I would certainly fly with Sabena again.
Happy Flying.
Nikko


User currently offlineNeder99 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

I've flown them a bit inside Europe, and all I can say that they're quite good. Their service is very friendly, pleasant aircraft, interesting innovative food and overall a nice experience. In fact I had heard a lot of bad stories about SN before i actually flew them the first time, so I was very impressed. I'd definitely fly them again, and, I've had flights on Swissair that weren't as good as those on SN. It'll be a great shame to see them disappear, so let's just keep our fingers crossed!
Go Sabena!
N99


User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

I already posted it twice:
Sabena is one of the top airlines in Europe!
And next sunday I'll fly again with SN. Hope their service is still superb (despite the big problems at the moment...).


User currently offlineBOAT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

I think it was in 1981 and we (wife and I) were part of a group of employees who had won a trip from ATL to the French Riveria. We were booked ATL to Brussels on Belgian Sebena. Usual equipment for that run was a DC-10. This was about the time they were having problems with cargo doors on the DC-10. Some of us were concerned about the aircraft and must have expressed same to the travel agency handling our trip. We were advised a few days before departure that Sabena would be flying a 747. Was a nice trip ,flew on a 707 I think Brussels to Nice and back, then 747 to ATL.

User currently offlineUa747-400 From Venezuela, joined Feb 2000, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1068 times:

Hello!!
Uhmm Ive never flown on SABENA, ive learned a great deal about this airline through you guys and your postings. My impression on this airline is that they are a very consistent company with years of tradition and excellence to back them up. My mom is from Belgium and she regards SABENA with a slogan young people used at the time (30 some years ago) to refer to SABENA: Such A Bad Experience Never Again! but personally I could never judge this airline without having a flight with them. Sorry if I offended someone.

Kind regards.


User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Hi Folks, all in all I see that a lot of people have a very positive image of this Airline!!! Nice to read your
opinions. I hope that Sabena will survive this difficult moment. Thank you for your postings



Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

I have flown SN on following flights
BRU - MAA Y-class MAA=Madras India
MAA - BRU C-class
BRU - HEL Y-class

the ac makes a very good impression, brandnew, uptodate, clean
the service is rather moderate, the F/As are doing their jobs well but nothing special


User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Which AC was it Sr176?


Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Thanks guys.

TriStar


User currently offlineSilverWing From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

I´ve flown SN last year on BRE-BRU-ATH and was quite satisfied with all flights. BRE-BRU was on a DH 8-300, which looked a little bit cramped, but service was ok for such a short flight. BRU-ATH was on A 321, which looked quite new. I especially liked the leather seats in the whole aircraft. Service was again ok, nothing special, but not worse than other airlines like KLM.
Unfortunately, SN will stop serving BRE from mid February which I think is very sad, especially because I heard that load factors have been quite good. But they certainly have their reasons to pull out... Hope to see them back soon!


User currently offlineTca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

Last time I flew them was in mid-january from Prague
to Brussels on a ARJ or a BAe146, I can't remember...
Anyway, I was quite amazed because the service was
far different than three years before: F/A's were very
smily and courteous, the inflight service was quite good
with sandwiches, and this belgian touch with offers of chocolates  Smile !!! Anyway, I could say that in the past
SN wasn't at all my cup of tea but they have changed
a lot and they could easily compete with their
neighbouring companies...my main regret ? the ground
personal, especially when checking-in in Brussels...I was
always unlucky to deal with the tiny minority of incompetent and rude ground hostess but I'm sure the majority is very fine !! By the way, I like very much their new uniforms....


User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

I've flown Sabena quite a few times in the past but only short flights. It's quite hard to judge service on 30 minute flights. What I do like about Sabena is the fact that the crew go to great lengths to ensure that you get your connection in the case of a delay.
Being belgian I can say that I'm not really objective about the future of Sabena. I know one thing though: Sabena is a pioneer in many domains of air travel in Europe. It is the second oldest airline (1923) in Europe after LOT. I find it very sad that they are ceasing JNB service after 47 years uninterupted.

Cheers SAA-SAL



SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

I have flown SN on following flights
BRU - MAA Y-class on A330-200 MAA=Madras India
MAA - BRU C-class on A330-200
BRU - HEL Y-class on A319

the ac makes a very good impression, brandnew, uptodate, clean
the service is rather moderate, the F/As are doing their jobs well but nothing special



User currently offlineLXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Hi all-
SABENA used to be one of my favourite flights.It is
a great pity VIRGIN EXPRESS took over quite a few
flights as most of my internal connecting passengers
were not at all impressed with VEX.
The last 2 months of SN of operation to JNB was
quite bad with delays of up to 6 hours and quite a few
cancelled flights.Had pax on the last incoming JNB
flight who said the service was bad-operated by
CITY BIRD and ac was dirty after having a quick turnaround in BRU
I have flown transantlantic on SN during the 747days
no problems at all and on the 747 out of JNB.I always
found service good and FAs friendly.Internally in Europe
service always good.
Pity they have gone from JNB


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Duunno if this is relevant but it's a comment

Apparently their pilots are on strike (FT.COM) i think.
Also they were supposed to be bankcrupt last week but somehow they've pulled through.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineJuul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Singapore_Air,

The pilots are no longer on strike, it only lasted a few hours (yesterday morning).


User currently offlineBaliMorris From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Sabena always reminds me of that old joke that it's name was an acronym for "Such a bad experience, never again", but having flown Sabena from Montreal (Mirabel) to Brussels some 15 years ago, I'd have to say that someone just had a bright idea to turn the name into an undeserved insult. I have no complaints about Sabena.

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