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Old 21st Feb 2012, 20:47
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Because the charterer wants to use Luton I would suggest.
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 21:27
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So are these Sunturk flights UK holiday chaters or VFR traffic back to Turkey.

We have had Pegasus 738s before on the former of course.
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Old 22nd Feb 2012, 09:15
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With the exception of last year there have been a couple of Turkish Charters a week during the summer months, but I'm not sure which holiday company it was for. For what ever reason they did not happen last year.

The flights prior to last year were operated by Onur for several years. But prior to Onur, Pegasus operated them.

So I guess if the charterer is using Luton again, they will go with the airline that does the best deal
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Old 22nd Feb 2012, 10:25
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Latest seems to be Turkish charters on Onur Air (as before), Pegasus and Freebird (new to Luton I believe).
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 14:10
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AvFuel links up with Ocean Sky, have they fallen out with Signature?
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Old 24th Feb 2012, 23:04
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Luton gets more protest groups

HALE | Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion

No More Flights | Campaigning against the expansion of Luton Airport

HarpendenSky.com - The Harpenden Campaign For Air Traffic Reduction

and of course Home
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 06:47
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I see the gentleman who seems to be at the forefront of the campaign has an apprppriate surname LAMBOURNE!
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 09:42
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LAMBOURNE

...his name has been put on hold !!!!
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 09:48
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Just noticed Flybe are offering Luton to Guernsey this summer via Jersey.
Dont think that was available last year!
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 17:49
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So we have a couple of dozen protest groups now!! All with their own agendas no doubt....why not join an existing one or are those so unknown or unable to bring their case forward?, except in local press?? Sorry another dig at some local reporters!
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Old 25th Feb 2012, 21:02
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Falcon666,

Have you seen the nice 3 hour layover that they gift you as well? Leaves a lot to be desired!
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 11:02
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Well anything to do with Luton, Harpenden will just jump on top of it - hardly a shock that.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 12:35
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Yet it is no doubt their airport of choice when they want to fly somewhere.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 15:30
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And how many of them have moved to the area in the last 40 years? In which case the airport was there first.

They should have been living there in the 70s and 80s when 1-11s were the norm.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 18:02
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A few years ago I worked with a guy whose father was quite vociferous about the noise from the aircraft landing at Luton. He lived near Hitchin. I asked him one day if he had to fly anywhere where did he fly from - Luton of course came reply. I just said ŽI rest my caseŽ.
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 18:10
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When high speed train routes are planned to run through an area causing a high environmenral impact it sometimes happens that the train has to go through a tunnel instead. Perhaps a new airport could be designed to keep the noise down by having planes take off and land underground ? Would so reduce the noise for the locals
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 18:22
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Perhaps a new airport could be designed to keep the noise down by having planes take off and land underground ?
Now that's a novel idea !
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Old 26th Feb 2012, 18:28
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They should have been living there in the 70s and 80s when 1-11s were the norm.
I was, then the 737-200s.

In fact Kinsborune Green had quite a few pilots (ex RAF) as did Hatchin Green. A good few worked at Hatfield for BAe as well at Luton Airport (Court Line Days).

Whenever I go back to Harpenden, it seems full of stangers now!
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Old 27th Feb 2012, 06:26
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Harpenden

It is interesting to note that when Harpenden complain against the prospect of Luton airport growth-due to environmental impact- it is a shame they do not mention how many homes within Harpenden have very large swimming pools, which I am sure has an even more impportant impact on our water resources! In turn everytime a Monarch passes over their gardens I am sure the noise from the wings causes them disturbance? Just maybe that is why the Monarch butterfly is dwindling in habitats!
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Old 27th Feb 2012, 10:46
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Pabely, I'm also old enough to remember the Court Line 1-11's blasting off one after the another (they always left in numbers) especially at around 2am! They managed 4 separate waves of flights per day in the early 70's as most were only going to Palma, Alicante, Ibiza etc and other short hops.

Come to that I can remember the Connies roof-hopping with an engine out, but that's another topic!

I lived in Harpenden during those days and still make regular return visits. Yes, lots of Harpenden residents work at LTN and use the airport. I still travel up from the west country to use the airport myself (usually for a ZB flight), and I still take a bike ride up to the runway sometimes!

Not all the Harp. residents are Ladacan supporters by any means.
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