Re: [78attendees] Brussels Airport Experiences?

Andrew Sullivan <> Mon, 02 August 2010 23:03 UTC

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On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 11:02:01PM +0200, Ben Campbell wrote:
> I remember seeing one negative comment about the lead time needed flying out of BRU. Does anyone else have first hand reports from last week? I'm particularly interested in experiences flying back to the States on American Airlines.

I flew from BRU on Saturday morning at 10:00 local time, to Canada
rather than the US.  I'd stayed at Brussel Noord and I'd planned to
take the train.  I overslept.  I got a taxi, which cost the arm and
leg that my hotel clerk warned me about, and made it to the terminal a
little after 08:15.  Once I found Air Canada's place to check in,
things worked pretty swimmingly.  I had a business class seat this
time, which saved me maybe 10 or 15 minutes in the line.  It was
moderately busy -- about what I'd expect for a holiday weekend -- but
security is run by clueful, nice people with lots of instructions in
English, French, and Dutch (with locally inflected pronunciations as
needed).  Also there was an amusing cartoon of how to get through.
Everything ran very smoothly, and I was still muddle-headed.  I ended
up on the right side of security with more than 45 minutes to burn.


Andrew Sullivan
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