- how can you say that Ryanair ""has no safety"? They are a considerably safer company to fly on than SN ... they haven't had any crashes or even any mysterious hangar fires
As for CityBird, most of their problems can be traced back to the lawsuit by Sabena, when LAC leased one of their 767s to operate FIH-BRU. Not that SN was operating the route at the time; or that they were interested in leasing aircraft to LAC - nope, all they wanted to do was put CityBird out of business! Then they did the same thing a few months back with Ryanair ... but it backfired, didn't it, when Ryanair had to put price comparisons so that the Belgian passengers could really
see how much they were being ripped off by Sabena!!
Finally, if you and DAT pilots fly the same number of hours but they fly shorter stretches, then that means they are flying more sectors which is a lot more stressful. Long haul pilots are basically systems monitors - it's a fact of life - whereas the short-haul guys are 'hands on' much more of the time.
- Sure, Sabena have owned DAT. That's not in dispute. What I've said is that their management and operation seems to be so much better than the parent company's....