Lucky you, where are you staying in LOS? get your shots and shooting skills up todate.I guess I should elaborate.
I'm not looking to stalk anyone. I'm searching for suitable/desirable hotels to suggest to the company for our soon to start BRU to LOS flights.
I'm sure staying near city center would be the most desirable, but not sure the transportation issues would be acceptable to the hotel or the company.
Is there a train station at or near the BRU airport?
I will second Lueven. Lots to do, plenty to eat, bars, internet, 20 min. drive to the airport.
If it is for DHL, your hotel will be arranged. In BRU there are many choices, but it is one the most expensive cities in Europe, if not the world. We used to stay at the Crown Plaza on the Rue de la Loi. Some guys liked it, I thought it sucked. 50% of 19.50 Euro breakfast, bar food half price. No pool, gym or other amenities like it. Cold and wet long walk for outside food. I have been at the airport Holiday Inn, nowhere to go, and expensive! Nice pool. Been at the NH hotel and a few others when the regular hotel was sold out for EU business (paid better than crew rates).
Lagos: Sheraton, Protea (close to Sheraton, Gemini stayed there), Eco on Victoria Island (probably the nicest one of the bunch, but useless if you have to travel by night since nobody will take you across the dangerous robbery-prone causeway- N. American stayed there). I have stayed in several of the smaller places in Ikeja near the Sheraton / Protea, and most of us would venture out for food or entertainment, including walks to the Sheraton. Except for two guys falling in manholes without cover, nothing has happened. Another hotel that is very close to the airport is the Welcome Center. It just opened, is not bad, but not a place to walk around, except maybe a mad dash across 4 lanes of Lagos traffic to one of the 3 banks for some Naira's out of the ATM. It has a furniture factory (under a bunch of tarps) next door, a guy that sells dogs in front of the building (no place for puppy-lovers) and an occasional fuel tanker that blows up on the road in front of the gate. Quite a normal occasion there, and if you see the technical state of big rig trucks in Nigeria you will understand. Corruption and rediculously high import fees on new trucks and spare parts have made trucking a safetywire-and-duct-tape business.
I can't believe DHL wants a 767. Their own A300 was too small and lacked the range, then the DC10 was too small (close to MGTOW departures) so there had to be a MD11 and now they want a 767????? Business must be really bad......
Yes, there is a train station under the BRU airport. Quick ride into town. Watch your belongings at BRU Nord (not-so-good neighborhood) and Central (absolute madhouse)
Good friend works at World and says their LH/DHL operation consistantly averages 97% or better for dispatch reliability. Not bad imo.Concerning WOA MD-11F reliability ... it isn't the best, but then again the LH MD-11Fs aren't much better either. MX intensive birds they are.
Another advantage of Leuven. Hometown of Stella Artois and the Brewery. If in Brussels check out the Delerium beer bar, tons on draught. The Belgian beers are the best in the world and the chocolate isn't bad either.