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Are Sabena Pilots On Strike?  
User currently offlinePA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

I please need your help!
I am planning a trip for next week end and the cheapest fare I can find is with SABENA.
Yet I have heard many rumours about strikes with them, what I can't understand is:
Are the pilots already on strike?
HAve they been?
Are they planning to?

The only info I found on Sabena website is a not so reassuring mention of "apologies" for any inconvenience the strike can cause, but...will they be on strike next weekend?!?!
Thanks a lot!!

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

I would not fly Sabena at the moment if I was you. Paying a little extra can be worth it if you are guaranteed to reach your destination without encountering cancelled flights.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Don't fly them. The cheap ticket becomes very expensive when (not if) another strike or bankruptcy occurs, and faced with a useless ticket you have to buy a second ticket on another carrier to get home.

Avoid Swissair also.

Charles


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

I'd add my support to that. Added to which, the service is (usually) abysmal - and all the more so with the current strain the cabin crew are under.

User currently offlinePA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

I agree with your replies. Yet I was sort of hoping that financial problems were not having a disruptive effect in the next week...
Assiming they have the cash to fly the planes, do you please know if flights are delayed/cancelled for other reasons at the moment (such as strikes) or if there are plans for?


User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Sabena is operating on borrowed time at the moment - the emergency government cash infusion they are living off at the moment will only last for so long, and it might even be declared unlawful by the EU courst on monday. Don't take the chance...

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

PA121, Sabena-pilots are not on strike and as Sabena is working on his newest business-plan in the next few weeks you are safe that Sabena will not be on strike.

Regards



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

... and pigs might fly! Big grin Big grin Big grin

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

PA121, Ceilidh could fly you wherever you want in one of it's 44 L1011's Big grin Big grin Big grin

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlinePA121 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

SN-A330, I would welcome a ride on Ceilidh L1011s, I love that plane!
Similarily, I will give Sabena a chance. I have put my reservation (from the web) on hold for 24 hours and unless anything terrible happens to them tomorrow, I will confirm it and take the chance of loosing my 124GBP.

I will post a report if everything goes well. I wish Sabena management could read this post and avoid bankruptcy for the next 7 days....  Smile


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Great PA121 that you give Sabena a chance. Sabena is a wonderful airline. And yes, I like the L1011 too, but we'll never fly Ceilidh's planes, that's for sure.

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineMyself From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Maybe if he makes his model-planes remote-controlled ?


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Sorry to disappoint you chaps but I'm afraid that the L1011 project was another victim of the 11th September - having spent nearly two years on it and over US$500,000 it's been shelved indefinitely.

I am, however, working on something else at present which if it works out will be launched soon.


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

I would definitely go for Sabena. No doubt about that! THey have a good service, and the crew is always friendly!

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

And they have very professional pilots ceilidh, the ones you like soooooo much!

User currently offlineDragonRapide From Belgium, joined Sep 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

I'm flying Sabena tomorrow and Thursday.
No worries so far. Unions will be meeting our prime minister today to check what he ahs been up to (rumours about Virgin Express taking over some pieces and interest of AA). Howver the unions did say, if nothing sensible comes out of the discussions (which I doubt since nothing sensible has ever come out of our prime minister) they will plan actions. Actions, was not defined...
I'm curious for tomorrow though. Wonder what the atmosphere will be like and what the occupancy rate will be. In the past the Geneva flights (which is the flight I'll be taking), were completely full. Wonder what it'll be tomorrow...


User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

I was flying Sabena through one of their striking periods. I had to carry my luggage from the aircraft to the terminal and there was no meal service on board. Yet both flights operated on time. Under the circumstances, I think they did a good job. They did their best with whatever resources they had.

Hisham.


User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

BiCoastal,

you can say anything you want about sabena, strikes, customer care and so on but never never never EVER question the professionalism of their pilots please!!!!! And this goes for all the members of the flying personnel!!

What you where saying is simply not true and disgusting to say!!!


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Bicoastal, what you say in your post about emotions getting in the way of pilots ability to fly is totally wrong and it's a shame to say something like that about these professionals, being Sabena pilots or others.

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Airbuspilot, you and SN-A330 should not be allowed in the air as you are an obvious danger to yourselves and others - if what you posted is indeed what you believe. Are you trying to say that pilots are super-human? If so, you shouldn't be one, because they are not. They suffer from depression, stress, substance abuse etc etc as much as the rest of the population and to try and brush it under the carpet and pretend it doesn't exist is likely to cost people their lives.

That was without doubt one of the stupidest posts I've ever seen.  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed


User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

And so are ALL THE AMERICAN PILOTS. So stop ALL AIRLINES ACTIVITIES EVEYWHERE.........


Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

I am NOT a pilot, and I am not stressed. Read the profiles before you reply Big grin

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineCybise From Belgium, joined Sep 2001, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

It looks like bicoastals post was deleted. Sorry, but the pilots are not emotionally distressed to the point of not being able to fly. When my husband puts on his uniform he goes to another place. He becomes 110% into his job regardless of what is going on around him. Be careful what you say, otherwise all pilots (for every airline) will have to take a psychological exam before stepping into the aircraft before Every flight!
and ceilidh, are you a bored housewife or were you rejected by a Sabena flight attendant? Your total hatred of Sabena taints all your posts. I see you have sooo much time to post on this website and pprune. Too much time on your hands to be able to start up a company I think.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

My comments were in reaction to a post from "Groholsky" whose profile says he or she is a Sabena first officer. That post was deleted along with mine, which is fair. But, I stand by my words.

User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Who cares what you think ceilidh, everybody knows you are a nutcase by now so...

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