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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 07:54
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PJ1......is this location on the plot of land the airport side of Cafe/Newsagents/Plumbs ?
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 07:58
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I believe so. I think it will also have special, direct access, to Luton Parkway. A nice picture of the proposed hotel on the Ability website if your interested.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 08:39
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The property is located on Kimpton Road, just five minutesí walk from the airport terminal building and next to Luton Parkway railway station.

A tad more than 5 minutes walk I think
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 10:37
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Dont worry,after last years snow problems most Easy,wizz and Ryanair passengers can power walk it up the hill with amazing speed.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 15:55
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Miracle

A Miracle happened for me on Tuesday, i arrived at the Roundabout at 06:30by the Hilton hotel no que. Turned left to go under the Tunnel no que, straight into the Car park outside the easy Hangar. The first time in six months i've absolutely sailed to work, the only problem i got there a bit early never mind it was a pleasure.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 16:14
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What time do you usually start .... 10.30am !
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 16:26
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probably.....but gets paid from 07.00
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 17:33
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We dont have a Hilton hotel at Luton Airport---------yet!!!
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 20:28
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A Miracle happened for me on Tuesday, i arrived at the Roundabout at 06:30by the Hilton hotel no que. Turned left to go under the Tunnel no que, straight into the Car park outside the easy Hangar. The first time in six months i've absolutely sailed to work, the only problem i got there a bit early never mind it was a pleasure
Good news for you but bad news for the airport as it is clear that the passenger numbers have dropped but then it is the end of the holiday season.

The hotel will trade as a Hilton Garden Inn.
This will be the second hotel in Luton trading with the same name. The other one has just opened and is on the A505 as you head out of town heading towards Hitchin and is called Hilton Garden Inn Luton North hotel even though it is east of Luton and not north. This hotel also claims to be an airport hotel and only 30 minutes drive from the centre of London.

The new hotel will be built just to the left of Sterling Place Napier Park

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Old 24th Oct 2009, 18:01
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monarch a330

Monarch A330 due 1210 31st Oct from Palma-- out 1310 empty to Orlando (sfb)
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 19:39
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Monarch A330 due 1210 31st Oct from Palma-- out 1310 empty to Orlando (sfb)
I was at Luton two weeks ago picking up friends on a Saturday, and noticed a Monarch A300 arriving in from Palma and assume the A330 is substituting this route.

Even without passengers onboard, but fully loaded with fuel will be cool seeing that clear LTN runway!

Am I right in thinking Monarch use to operate the A330 on a weekly charter to SFB for Airtours from LTN around 2000 to 2003. Did this flight operate with a restricted load, as I am sure it did the route non-stop?

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On a seperate note, but while on the subject of transatlantic flights... There were rumours a while back that tour operator Canadian Affair were going to start weekly services to Toronto from the airport in Summer 2010. They use a mix of Air Transat A310's and Thomas Cook 757's to operate the routes from other UK regional airports...

Anyone heard or know anything?
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 21:02
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EZY reductions 2010

Now posted on their website are the summer 2010 schedules, which seem to show a small reduction in numbers of flights over this year.
In the first week of July I found:

Aberdeen 12 departures per week
Alicante 14
Amsterdam 18
Athens 0 (ends 27 March)
Barcelona 14
Belfast Harbour 13
Belfast Intl 0 (ends 30 June)
Berlin 12
Bordeaux 10
Budapest 7
Cagliari 0 (ends 27 March)
Paphos 3
Dortmund 13
Edinburgh 0 (ends 30 June)
Faro 14
Geneva 14
Glasgow 20
Grenoble 0 (ends 18 April)
Hamburg 6
Ibiza 7
Inverness 8
Istanbul SAW 7
Krakow 7
Lisbon 14
Madrid 14
Palma 14
Malaga 15
Mahon 5
Milan Malpensa 6
Montpellier 5
Nice 14
Paris CDG 16
Pisa 7
Sharm el Sheik 4
Tel Aviv 6
Turin 0 (ends 18 April)
Vienna 0 (ends 27 March)
Warsaw 0 (already ended)
Zurich 12

Total per week 331
(At 80% LF, 52 weeks per year this represents about 4.3 million pax)

I understand that Grenoble and Turin are winter-only routes. I had already heard that Athens, Cagliari and Vienna are to be dropped next year. The surprises are Edinburgh (which I presume just hasn't been loaded yet) and Belfast International (which I thought was continuing to run once daily in parallel with BHD)

Can someone say whether this represents the much-vaunted "20% reduction"? This week anna.aero says that EZY has 293 weekly flights at present, although that is in November rather than July.
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 21:22
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Mahon 5
Milan Malpensa 6
Mid June through to Mid September the Mahon service runs and during this time the Milan service only runs 6 times weekly and outside this period the Milan service reverts back to 12 times weekly...


Can someone say whether this represents the much-vaunted "20% reduction"? This week anna.aero says that EZY has 293 weekly flights at present, although that is in November rather than July.
That is an extremely good question!

On BBC 3 Counties Radio, earlier this week the CEO of easyJet was the breakfast show and he said the airline would very shortly be announcing "deep cuts" to their services and to staff at LTN. He made a point the services being cut would be beyong the usual seasonal winter cuts we are use to at the airport...

Some people could however say he is using the local radio station, as a soap box to further bully the airport and council into getting what they want.

If you were to believe what he says, I would caution anyone booking flights beyond April or May with the airline from LTN, until a further annoucement is made. As it could be possible you will end up seeing a flight you are booked on being changed or cancelled altogether!

I personally think we could see further cuts from the already published timetable.
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 16:52
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Grrr

Nuclear powered telly booster! No wonder there was interference! Chaps in the tower probably enjoyed listening to Corrie!

Boy's faulty TV aerial causes mayhem for pilots at Luton Airport - mirror.co.uk
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Old 29th Oct 2009, 11:19
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Windjet

Appears Windjet have dropped LGW flights for next summer .
Noted on the airDB site and checked on Windjets own site LGW has disappeared completely.
Does this mean good news for LTN or are they pulling London completely!!
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Old 29th Oct 2009, 12:07
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LGS6753, the BFS actually finishes on the 06 January and tranfers to BHD from the following day 07 January. Interestingly, there are 14 departures up until the 30 June and from the 01 July this reduces to 13 with the second Saturday rotation deleted.
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Old 29th Oct 2009, 13:02
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Summer 2010 isn't on sale yet with Windjet so probably to early to say what they will do
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Old 30th Oct 2009, 18:15
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Just done my annual Club 18-30 holiday (sheesh, they don't get any easier ), well done Luton Airport and Monarch. Early Sunday dep, no problems with baggage drop off and security. Home today and 28 mins after touch down was in a taxi. Is it usually this quiet on a Friday afternoon?
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 16:14
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easyjet 2010

Had a look at one week in June 2010 and it seems 15 based aircraft, a very tight schedule with no gaps and 49 flights on a Monday, not counting
away based aircraft.

How does that compare to summer 2009?

I know it is not ideal looking at just one week out of the summer schedule but it seems very precise (when compared to some of Ryanairs bases and their first releases).

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Old 3rd Nov 2009, 18:46
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The rumoured two EasyJet A320s have now arrived and are operating the longer flights, plus some busy short ones (eg GVA). Sharm el Sheik, Paphos & Tel Aviv all start this week. Possibly as a result, El Al has replaced its 767 with a 757 for the time being.
Ryanair are starting Arrecife, Las Palmas and Tenerife this week.
Transavia's last flight has departed, and the next event seems to be the start of services to Tatry-Poprad by Danube Wings in December.
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