Brussels Airlines has announced plans to retire the majority of their existing A330 aircraft and replace them with brand new A330s as it seeks to update its fleet. According to their strategy, 7 of their 10 A330s will be swapped for new ones during 2018 and 2019.
What makes this an even bigger deal is the fact that along with the new aircraft,’SN’ will introduce an entirely new cabin interior. Business Class, Economy Privilege, and Economy will all receive substantial facelifts.
Though specifics have not yet been decided upon, I suspect the new cabin interiors will be in line with the new cabins that will be introduced by Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian beginning in 2018. LH Group had previously stated that they have the desire to create a standardized cabin across the Group’s airlines. With Brussels now being a wholly owned division of LH Group, it stands to reason that Brussels Airlines will benefit from the strategy.
I look forward to seeing what ‘SN’ comes up with when the new birds begin joining the fleet. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing their wonderful Business Class product and am curious how they’ll make it even better!
After a series of meetings in Brussels, involving heads of national security for the EU and USA, as well as airline security specialists it appears that an Electronics ban on flights between Europe and the USA may not be as imminent as we had feared.
In comments made by the group, it appears that there is an increased willingness for airlines to work with one another as well as will government security specialists in order to prevent the ban.
This information sharing included confidential exchange of intelligence between the EU and the Department of Homeland Security in the USA.
Critics of the ban suggest that a ban would cost passengers $1 billion in lost productivity each year and lead to a significant drop in air traffic between Europe and the USA.
According to one meeting participant, it was suggested that the electronics ban was ‘off the table’ at this point and no plans exist for implementing one in the near term.
This same group is scheduled to meeting in Washington DC next week to expand on their discussions. We can only hope that they realize how frivolous such a ban would be and continue to avoid its implementation.
Between now and April 30, you can book roundtrip travel in Business Class aboard Lufthansa / SWISS / Austrian / Brussels to the USA for only $1400 (Roundtrip). The minor catch is that you have to begin your travels from Berlin. But for a $1400 Business Class ticket, that may be a very minor thing to worry about.
The fare sale covers travel between May 26 and September 4, 2017 and only requires a Saturday night stay. You must purchase your tickets 14 days ahead of your planned departure. This pricing is also available on flight operated by United and Air Canada, so you can get quite creative in how you route your travel from Berlin.
This special fare was published on the SkyTravelAgent.de website. Sky Travel specializes in finding and booking LH Group deals and promos that may not normally be published by the airlines. I’ve used them a few times in the past when I needed to build creative routings for mileage runs, or to get the best possible price for premium cabin tickets. If you’re looking to build a fun and creative itinerary, reach out to them and see what they can do for you. If you can’t find this fare deal on the airline websites, contact Sky Travel directly.
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