Brussels Airlines

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3 star Skytrax Rating
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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Brussels Airlines customer review

(Rwanda)

Business Class seats are very average no flat bed position and not very comfortable if you happen to be tall. During our outward bound flight my seat (03C) malfunctioned and became immovable. I brought this to the attention of the crew and without apology was rudely informed that I should choose another vacant seat for the remainder of the flight. I found this unacceptable as there were no free seats accessible for myself and my wife to sit together. Eventually after complaining once more a member of the crew was able to correct the problem by resetting the mechanical unit under the chair. I would also add that the screen in front of my seat was also faulty cabin was dirty and the quality of the food was well below Business Class standard. On our return flight to Kigali before taking off we noticed that both our seats were malfunctioning and once again advised the flight crew. A member of the ground technical staff was called on board and together with the cabin crew attempted to repair the seats without success. At this stage we were politely asked if we would mind moving to the free seats one row behind. We complied with the request only to find that these seats (4A & 4C) were likewise not operational and were finally relocated to 4H & 4K. The crew on this flight were attentive apologetic and informed us that the problems with seats in Business Class are recurrent and assured us that a report would be filed. I personally bore the expense of upgrading our tickets to Business Class in order to enjoy a more comfortable and relaxed journey. Unfortunately this was not the case as we were troubled by the overall poor condition of the aircraft cabin and casual disregard for the comfort and safety of passengers by Brussels Airlines.
Seat TypeBusiness Class
Value For Money 12345
no
8/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(Netherlands)

Even though I had a low-cost ticket I enjoyed nice service in the old Sabena style on a flight BRU-Nice in A319. I was lucky to book two exit-row seats using online check in so plenty of space. Did not use the meal or drink service. Four stars not five.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
yes
5/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

B-Flex (the Premium Eco) can be a good deal but be very careful never to take a codeshare flight. I did it with a flight to Lisbon using TAP and I must say that the website of Brussels Airlines is very misleading you would need a magnifier to note that this is a codeshare flight. As a consequence you are denied any of the B-Flex perks: staff at Brussels Airlines check-in does not even recognize you and send you to make the full queue at TAP check-in. You receive no fast track at the security. You receive no preferred seating no snack not even a drink. You are basically a simple economy passenger stupid enough to have paid a B-Flex fee instead of the cheapest economy fare. I got the Brussels Airlines flight on my return and then had nothing to complain I received all the perks and was quite happy of the flight. In my view the Brussels Airlines website is totally dishonest as even their confirmation told me about those perks I was not going to receive on the TAP flight.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
9/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(Monaco)

Flew NCE-BRU and BRU-NCE b economy flex. Good onboard service with free coffee drinks and snacks Brussels Airport convenient and easy to use. All this with a low ticket price. A good choice also if you want to connect to Africa cheaply.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
yes
7/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

BRS-BRU return (twice). These flights are operated by bmi aircraft and crews. All flights on time or a little early. Embraer aircraft are a fairly small but I like them particularly if they are not full (only one of these four flights was nearly full); they are light smooth and the leg room is fine for a short flight. My one complaint is the price one of my trips was economy (B.Light) and the other economy plus (B.Light+). Although the latter was over twice the price (and even economy is not particularly cheap) there was virtually no difference in the quality of service - a bit more food and that is it. I believe the hand luggage weight limit is a bit higher but if you check-in online nobody knows. So my advice is buy the cheapest ticket; though as previous commentators have said that is not always possible.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
yes
5/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(Belgium)

BRU-NCL-BRU in 'b.light economy'. Booked tickets through their website and as usual the cheaper fares were sold out so ended up booking a rather expensive ticket. I used the online check in to Newcastle but when trying to check in online for the return flight to Brussels I got a message 'pick up boarding pass at airport' meaning I had to be even more early at Newcastle airport for the 6.25 morning flight. A positive point is flights between Brussels and Newcastle are operated for Brussels Airlines by BMI who fly Embraers on the route. These may not be the most comfortable planes but a lot better than the outdated AVRO's Brussels Airlines used for this route.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
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Brussels Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

Travelled two days ago with an elderly disabled friend from Oslo to Brussels. The plane was twenty minutes late taking off - which was worrying as we had a short time connecting flight to catch in Brussels. To be fair Brussels Airlines put us in a car and dropped us "near" - their words - to the security check in. In reality it took twenty minutes to navigate through the confusing Brussels Airport and the extremely arrogant Belgian security staff. We just made our connecting flight in time. My disabled companion was extremely stressed and needed his heart medicine more than once.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
8/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(France)

Brussels to Entebbe via Kigali in business class. Seats standard business no possibility to lie flat and primitive video system (no VOD). Service excellent attentive sufficient number of attendants food extremely good. Wine list small but high quality wines in all a very nice trip.
Seat TypeBusiness Class
Value For Money 12345
yes
8/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(Belgium)

BRU-LHR.Checked in online and walked straight to the gate. The bus driver didn't seem to know where the RJ100 was parked and drove us around almost every corner of the airport. The suitcase (even though it is within cabin luggage size limits) does not fit in the AVRO overhead lockers. Typically FA's place it in the front of the plane and hand it over when leaving the aircraft. Last week the flight to LHR was delayed by more than one hour There was no food no coffee no tea due to a strike at the catering company. When leaving the aircraft I asked for my luggage and was told to get it on the conveyor. After passing the IRIS scan instead of passport control (which is a real time saver in London) I could wait for over 30 minutes to receive my cabin luggage back. Usually SN Brussels Airlines has a very good staff and service but this time a was slightly disappointed.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Value For Money 12345
yes
9/10

Brussels Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

NCL-BRU in Economy Flex. The small embraer plane is operated by BMI Regional. Very punctual service only one cabin crew each way but they were excellent. The food was good. My only gripe was that I wished I'd flown Economy and saved money. The seat is exactly the same as is the leg oom. In reality the extra money (which was considerable) is really for a newspaper a couple of drinks and a cold meal. If you are on a flight for less than two hours then I would recommend economy.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Value For Money 12345
yes