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Just so we are clear. Security at airport(s) in Brussels is not the responsibility of the US TSA even if flight is coming from or going to the US. If you're interested you can go to the Brussels Airport Site on Bags & Security for more details on what is and is not allowed on board which among other restrictions states: Medicines and dietary ...


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Strikes usually end officially at 10 p.m., but don't count on any train after that time. There might be an odd train, but usually there is not. In reality the normal schedule resumes the next morning with a few cancelled trains still possible. Source: I take the train daily in Belgium and have seen my share of strikes. If you are referring to the upcoming ...


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The reason for the strike ending at 22h is so they can attempt to get all the material at the required destinations for the next day, e.g. they need x amount of trains in Gent or Oostende so they can handle the morning traffic the next day. Note that this is not a guarantee for success, I've often experienced delays the day after a strike because not all ...


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No, the rules are not different in this context. Currently the rules for liquids are exactly the same in US and EU. The rules are: Containers up to 100mL (3.4oz) In clear bag up to 1L (1 quart) One bag per passenger Also in both in US and EU exceptions apply, but they are especially the same: US – „Medically required liquids, such as medications, ...


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Zaventem is the name of the town where the airport is located, which is why it's often called Zaventem airport. Its official name is now Bruxelles-National/Brussel-Nationaal but this is the same airport. “Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven” (literally “Brussels-National-Airport”) is the train station designed to serve it. Another potential source of confusion is ...


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The "Zaventem airport' station is in the airport itself. When you do the search, than the name will be corrected to Brussel-Nationaal Luchthaven or just Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven. The trains in belgium, except for a few special services, like thalys, don't have sit / train reservation. You can get any train. The only detail that you must have in account is ...


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Make sure you have different means of transport. It is very doubtful that you will see a train that day. I suggest you take a cab, at that hour there shouldn't be too much traffic. And it's not too hard to get one in Brussels.


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It depends. The question is if they block access to signaling control builing or not. You can not predict this beforehand, but generally they do. If signalling control building is inaccessible, no trains can pass in the area controlled by that specific building. If the signaling control buildings remain functioning, you can count on some trains, but can not ...


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Not the best way but if you want to save a couple of euros, you can. From Gare de Midi you can catch bus 27 to Parc Leopold, where you can change to bus line 21. You're supposed to get a ticket of 4 euro for this ride because of the airport bus. Even cheaper is using normal public transport all the way. Lines 359 or 659 are a possibility. Google Maps shows ...



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