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Old 9th May 2012, 08:26
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LTNman,

How could I possibly be furious about LHR, LGW, SEN, STN or some dump on top of a Bedfordshire hill?

Here's a pic from my local airport, have a nice life in Luton

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Old 9th May 2012, 10:27
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What a lovely picture of lady boys, or is it from LPA this week?

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Old 9th May 2012, 12:06
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Looks like LTN.. Bunch of Female Wizz Air flight attendants. Cept these look like they are packing an extra fuel tank down below.
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Old 9th May 2012, 13:37
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Grrr

I live in a dump on top of a Bedfordshire hill, Whipsnade refuse to upgrade me!
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:23
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LUTON JOTTINGS

Flew into Luton on 25 April (Wednesday) from Gibraltar with Monarch, arrived on time parking on stand 44 so not too far to walk to Boarder Control - straight through (2.30pm) and straight on the shuttle bus to car hire. Off airport within 30 minutes.
Returned Monday 7 May (Bank Holiday in UK) so decided to take a taxi at 4am to beat the 5am shambles (hire car had been returned earlier in the week because the hire company wanted 50 pounds out of hours excess!). Arrived at 4.20 - very little traffic checked in for Monarch flight back to Gib and then to security. Straight through and was airside by 4.30am for 7.15 flight which departed on time. Staff very civil. Sat and watched aircraft being de-iced! Well worth losing a little sleep to arrive early and not get involved in the melee around 5-5.30am. Saw quite a few people rushing around at 5.30 trying to catch the 6am flights. So not too bad an experience considering.
Chelsea have used Luton in the past when Farnborough is closed and there aircraft cannot get into Heathrow or Gatwick because of no night slots). On 19 May there is the Champions League Final and if you care to take a look there are charters from Luton to Munich on the Friday and Saturday although most of the flights will operate from Gatwick. On the same day there is the Heinekin Cup Final at Twickenham with two Irish teams participating and there are charter flights from both Dublin and Belfast due into Luton. The previous evening the Amblin Cup Final is being played at Harlequins ground in London with two French teams participating so I would imagine there could be some charters for this match as well. All in all it will be a very busy weekend for airports in the south-east.
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:28
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Buster - will you be let out of your cage to venture off down the M1 to the other 'tinminal' in Wembley on the 20th?
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:55
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Phileas Fogg

Your local airport being only 3 meters above sea level and only 8850 passengers in 2010, I think you would be glad of only one A320 once a week! Oh no, a twin otter is about you can handle
I think you have been in the sun too much and away from old blighty

Luton is on the radar for expansion, whichever plan gets adopted, it's in the right place for catchment area & transport links.

The best option would have been Cublington (Wing), but that's history now, a lost opportunity which could have driven MK and the M4 corridor further.

C4B

Thanks for your update on charters, looks like LTN will get a bit of extra business! :-)
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Old 9th May 2012, 17:38
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Hey compton any chance we could get a low down on those charters mentioned for the 3 events.. Airlines/Aircraft? Would be appreciated mucho.
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Old 9th May 2012, 18:11
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Phileas Fogg wrote

How could I possibly be furious about LHR, LGW, SEN, STN or some dump on top of a Bedfordshire hill?
Actually I thought you was furious with little old me but which dump are you referring to as Bedfordshire has many hills

Here's a pic from my local airport, have a nice life in Luton
Are they passengers or crew? I guess they must be passengers as they are not wearing high viz jackets.

Never knew you was Jonny Foreigner, might explain why you got confused with the UK rail network. If you need any advice on your next trip to the UK I would be pleased to help
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Old 9th May 2012, 18:15
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The only definite information so far I have is Jet 2 LS6228 to Munich on the 19th 737/757 but Gatwick has a Thomas Cook Scandinavia A330 and an Excel Airways France A330. When I get more information I will certainly let you know.
Also I see the Monarch Munich service starts in early September - interesting.
There was a Jet 2 737 in last Saturday for the Cup Final carrying the Liverpool prawn sandwich brigade - parked on stand 71.
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Old 9th May 2012, 18:19
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Here is a list ref Munich nue-cuba.de
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Old 9th May 2012, 19:56
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Grrr

Buster - will you be let out of your cage to venture off down the M1 to the other 'tinminal' in Wembley on the 20th?

Yes Wembley is horrid and yes I will be on day release!
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Old 9th May 2012, 19:59
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Amazing Virgin have a spare A340 over this period and valuable night slots get used up at LGW.....but things could change.
I suppose LTN will benefit from Rugby charters instead.
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Old 10th May 2012, 09:53
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So Buster is allowed out to go to Wembley, its alright for some!

At least I will be increasing Luton's passenger figures.
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Old 10th May 2012, 10:41
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Munich Football - just had a look at that list and speaking to my contact yesterday, LTN hasnt lost as much as the lists suggests as apparently the CRL B744's, TVS 738, HV 738's and the JAF B763 have all been handed back due to lack of demand and will not operate.

The VS A340 is a case of 'who you know' and HAS to operate if you know what I mean...

Buster - I'll look out for you on the 20th...
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Old 10th May 2012, 15:23
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Grrr

Poor ole Mr Bust! Lots of ex locals flying back for the game, 2 will be with me hopefully one without his soldering iron!
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Old 10th May 2012, 16:26
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Thanks compton. Gave up aviation photography a few months back and decided to go into video insted. Be good to document some different airlines in LTN other then the regular Pinkies, Oranges & Harps.

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Old 14th May 2012, 14:35
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Wizz is starting LTN-LJU from October.Will this be competing against Adria,or is their route summer pnly

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Old 14th May 2012, 18:10
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APRIL FIGURES

A total of 832,552 passengers used the airport in April up 4 per cent on April last year. The rolling 12 month figures is 9,561,613 up 6 per cent. ATMs were also up in April - 5.8 per cent.
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Old 14th May 2012, 20:53
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Hawker Beechcraft Appoints Harrods Aviation as New Limited Service Center in the UK
It won't be a chester but will help some of the NetJet fleet!?
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