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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:10
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Some of you are clearly over excited. Maybe lay off the Xmas Sherries.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:25
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Merry Christmas pamann.

Gatwick
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:46
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LTN starting to take its first diverts from the second LGW closure.... EZY TFS on approach with a few more shortly behind...
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:53
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7 Easyjet diverted to LTN and 1 Thomson. 2 easy are 321s all up on south apron and cargo
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 18:55
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Hope they get back to LGW overnight, hell of a busy shedule tomorrow, GVA almost hourly with EZY.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 18:55
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Plus a Vueling A319 from Florence.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 21:03
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Wonder why then don’t use the run up bay, which could squeeze in two airbuses?
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 11:37
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They need it for remote hold. It's more important than you may think. And Bravo extension doesn't make much difference when runway 26 is in operation, so it's better to park them over there. By the way, the plan was to put next one in run up bay but luckily Gatwick reopened.
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 00:34
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Originally Posted by dvc
They need it for remote hold. It's more important than you may think. And Bravo extension doesn't make much difference when runway 26 is in operation, so it's better to park them over there. By the way, the plan was to put next one in run up bay but luckily Gatwick reopened.
there were two in the run up bay overnight early on Friday morning... the ivalo and agadir diverts were towed there after offloading passengers on the taxiway.

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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 20:38
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Don’t know if anyone else has mentioned this but Alitalia are using an AZ code on Blue Air’s Turin service. Been that way for a while now.
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 21:24
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AZ & Blue Air Turin

Yes noted on #2094 by LGS6753
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 03:22
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I just knew someone was going to quote that post. Look again, that was a code share with Cyprus Airways to Larnaca. This is a code share with Alitalia to Turin.

Sad day for Luton last week with the removal of Monarch signage and logo from the front of their former HQ. Building to let banners have been put up instead as a period of refurbishment takes place from January by a company that has bought the building.

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Old 24th Dec 2018, 05:53
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Monarch

Firstly wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

LTNMan, whilst Monarch Aircraft Engineering continue to flourish, having succeeded 50 years of excellent aircraft engineering, the name Monarch will be a name to be seen at its spiritual home at LTN for decades to come.

I like to think that one day the Monarch livery will one day take to the skies once more.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 06:37
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Originally Posted by Lee Baker Street

LTNMan, whilst Monarch Aircraft Engineering continue to flourish, having succeeded 50 years of excellent aircraft engineering, the name Monarch will be a name to be seen at its spiritual home at LTN for decades to come.
Unlikely to be that scenario but time will tell.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 06:47
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Also not previously mentioned was the announcement in October that Greybull Capital LLP became the majority shareholder in MAEL & MAEL`s lenders PNC will continue to provide facilities & support.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 06:47
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As MAEL is up for sale, the Monarch name almost certainly will disappear.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 07:20
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2019 will be a big year for Luton as the council and LLAL announce their preferred option for airport expansion. The consultation was a fictitious exercise because it was always planned to be on the adjoining Wigmore Park, as the council already owned the land. The locals are not happy but the argument goes that people who don’t like airports should not live next to one but those same residents bought homes that had a large park and county wildlife site sitting between the airport and their homes and didn't expect to see a major park built on.

A new website has been created https://stoplae.org to fight that proposal. Not many here will sympathise as there is no such thing as too many flights in their eyes but for every action there is a consequence. The group has produced a video with quite haunting music that shows what Luton will lose. This is a town with very limited green areas within its border so don’t just dismiss them as tree huggers. Watch the video and reflect.
https://stoplae.files.wordpress.com/...r-HD-SLAE-.mp4

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Old 24th Dec 2018, 07:32
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Have seen what happened to Lowfield Heath near Gatwick... worth walking around what remains of that village
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 12:00
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I see that Wizz have 17 departures between 1850 and midnight today. It was not that long ago that the last departure of any kind left about 1600
To all ppruners Feliz Navidad.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 13:08
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Christmas Day departures are now starting to appear on the airports website and are showing Wizz departures. Don’t think they have ever operated on Christmas Day before from Luton.
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