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Brussels Airlines Flights

Brussels Airlines is the flag-carrying airline of Belgium. They fly to more than 90 destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America with a fleet of 49 aircraft. Brussels Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and has been owned by Lufthansa since 2017. As well as having its own frequent flyer program, LOOP, Brussels Airlines passengers can also enjoy the benefits of Lufthansa's Miles & More. The airline was launched in 2006, as a merger between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express.

Brussels Airlines don't currently offer any flights from Ireland, but do offer direct flights from a number of airports in the United Kingdom including Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Find more information on airlines that fly to Brussels from Ireland, or read on for more information about Brussels Airlines.

This information is correct as of April 2017

Why Fly With Brussels Airlines?

How to Check In

Brussels Airlines web check in opens 24 hours before departure and closes one hour beforehand, as does mobile check in. It's also possible to choose automatic check in – Brussels Airlines does the work for you and simply emails or texts you your boarding pass. Note that if this doesn't arrive within 24 hours of your flight, you should check in manually to be on the safe side. Self-service kiosks are available at Brussels Airport, or you can check in at the Brussels Airline desk if you prefer to do things the traditional way. If you're flying from the African destinations of Kigali, Kinshasa and Monrovia, you have the option to check in while you're in the city.

Seating

Seat selection is free at check-in, but you can reserve a special seat in advance for a small charge. On intercontinental flights this costs €25 for a standard seat, €60 for seats with extra legroom, and €120 for the economy privilege seats at the front of the cabin. As for legroom, economy passengers can expect a seat pitch of 30 to 34 inches on intercontinental flights and a standard 30 inches on shorter routes. Business class passengers will feel the benefit with a seat pitch of 42 to 45 inches on long-haul flights, but have a similar seat size to economy passengers on short flights.

Booking Fees

Brussels Airlines don't levy credit card or PayPal charges on bookings made within Europe.

Service On Board

Brussels Airlines has three classes of travel on intercontinental flights: economy, business, and economy privilege. In-flight entertainment includes a seat-back screen on long-haul flights, and a free download of a newspaper when you check in online. You can also browse through the b.inspired magazine while you're on board, too. On long-haul flights out of Brussels, you can enjoy meals developed in part by some of Belgium's top Michelin-starred chefs. A different chef takes over each season. On short-haul flights, passengers flying on Check&Go and Light&Relax tickets can purchase food from the Foodmaker snack menu. The airline's award winning pommes frites (chips) and hot meals are available to buy on flights longer than two hours. Flex&Fast passengers are entitled to free food and complimentary drinks, while Bizz&Class passengers get a premium offering including a welcome drink and some tasty after-dinner Belgian chocolates.

Punctuality

Brussels Airlines don't fly from Ireland, but according to statistics they were the 19th most punctual airline flying from the UK last year. They had an average delay of just over 14 minutes, with seven out of ten flights leaving within 15 minutes of scheduled departure time.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Your checked baggage allowance depends on your flight route and ticket type. Check&Go passengers have no hold luggage allowance, but can check in a 23kg bag for €15 or 32kg for €30 if reserved in advance online. Light&Relax and Flex&Fast passengers can bring one 23kg bag, while Bizz&Class passengers can bring one piece weighing up to 32kg. On long-haul flights, economy passengers can bring one 23kg bag and business class passengers can bring one 32kg bag. Economy passengers can pay €80 to upgrade to a 32kg bag.

As for Brussels Airlines hand luggage, passengers can bring one piece of baggage plus a small personal item (e.g. a handbag) with a combined weight allowance of 12kg. Bizz&Class (short-haul) and business (long-haul) passengers have a larger weight allowance of 16kg, and can bring two large bags on board.

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