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Old 7th Jun 2019, 14:27
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Thanks LTNman
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 15:10
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Hmmm link works on a PC but not on an ipad. If the link is dead go to Misc> Aviation History and Nostalgia > and then find the Luton History and Nostalgia thread
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 15:45
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Originally Posted by Captain_Caveman View Post
I donít think it is that strange LTNman, Napier Park isnít suitable for what is needed.Why rent land and waste money when you can purchase your own land and do what you want with it within planning rules 😉.
So the old Monarch HQ was not considered, but I suppose that would have been renting again. But this is Easyjet UK rather than Easyjet EU which are run as seperate entitles.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 18:30
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Wonder if the hangar will go back to 4 bays as one bay was lost due to offices being put in a few years ago.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 01:13
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Is Wizz dropping or de-emphasising their Luton - Satu Mare and Luton - Targu Mures routes ? After the end of October 2019, they go from a steady frequency per week to highly irregular (sometimes 1x per week, other weeks no flights at all), a few one-off flights arounx Xmas/New Year and then back to an average of less than 1 flight per week. While the Wizz website shows their are flights after Oct 2019, many of these dates are marked as being sold out
Of all the Romanian routes at Luton, CAA stats show in 2018 these 2 are by far the weakest for passenger numbers
http://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/C...e_Analysis.pdf

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 07:27
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
So the old Monarch HQ was not considered, but I suppose that would have been renting again. But this is Easyjet UK rather than Easyjet EU which are run as seperate entitles.
every available office space within several miles of the airport was looked at, some were badly maintained and others had internal issues etc. If you have specific ideas of what you want to create within a certain timeframe and can do it on land that you own instead of renting then starting with a empty plot of land is a much better idea as you can tailor the building to exactly what you want from it.
By the way, the Monarch building would be way to small for what is needed

The vast majority of easyJet Europe business is run from Hanger 89 along with majority off easyJet Switzerland. There are a lot more people working for easyJet in Luton than you might first imagine .
. Hopefully the plans are rubber stamped by the council without too much delay.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 11:14
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It will also be good for staff not having to catch a staff bus from the staff car park which must be a real pain. Lets hope the building isn't clad in orange.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:29
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Ant idea what Ryebridge (and Geotech underground mapping) are surveying the aprons for? They drive around with some ground scanning stuff and GPS. Yesterday stands 8-60 today 46-49.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 11:41
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Construction update

Central station continues to be dug out.


By the side of the temporary yellow supports the concrete has had fixings put in to support the beams that will cross the station one day.


The artists impression shows the station complete with beams.


The temporary route from the drop off area has now opened with passengers now walking through one of the cores.


Work has started on piling a new section of track by the abandoned temporary walkway.


The new multi story heads for the third core making the exit route pass between the two car parks.

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Old 13th Jun 2019, 20:04
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The Sun Express flights have started earlier this year and are now in full swing. But some of them seem to be arriving/departing between 2300 and 0600 - surprising in view of the curfew on unscheduled movements?
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 20:52
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The SunExpress flights are scheduled flights and they have managed to secure a number of nightiime slots which were available. Also the Wizz flights this winter to Tirgu Mures and Satu Mare which David Johnson queried are now bookable - three and two weekly respectively.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 11:09
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Then and now

June 2015


June 2019
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 12:37
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Weather similar then! :-)
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 16:35
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See the drop off charges are going up from £3 for 10 mins to £4 for 13 mins,
That will make for more happy people��
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 20:28
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£3 for 10 mins = 3.33 per minute
£4 for 13 mins = 3.25 per minute
So you could argue it is better value for money! :-)
Maybe people were taking an average of 13 minutes and paying extra so it is now more achievable.
Or maybe they are just charging more...
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 21:14
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Despite the signs some people still just sit and wait for passengers or worst still leave their car parked in the drop off area and walk to the terminal.

45 minutes with old charges = £38
45 minutes with new charges=£36

For anyone just dropping off 10 minutes is more than enough time with little queuing so the new price is just a price increase.

Compare https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/06/how-to-avoid-kiss-and-fly-charges/

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Old 16th Jun 2019, 21:15
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This video is worth a look. Fire alarm went off at 7:15 Saturday in departures. People could not get out of the building with ease and some were turned away from fire exists. ( Sorry advert first). https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9301790/luton-airport-chaos-flights-delayed-fire-alarm/
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 07:04
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Four Cís

Hi LutonMan, the way fire alarms activations work is as follows: a person sets off a call point which triggers a sensor to local panel and to master panel. Both panels will show location for investigation by response teams. A feature on a master panel is that a delay can be made for the sounders to activate which allows time for the response team to locate area and from smell and vision determine what has happened and if a fire exists. If the delay times out then bells ring . In the mean time response teams will be positioned to make sure the area is cleared and secured. With no immediate danger to passengers and staff they would have been advised alternative exits as opposed to having passengers straying onto aprons with jet engines running. Had there have been a real fire then rightly all fire exits would have been utilised. Some establishments call it the 4 Cs. Confirm-Clear-Corden and Control. After 20 minutes passengers were let back in the terminal which demonstrates they have highly trained teams!

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Old 19th Jun 2019, 09:31
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I see Wizz will be operating 20 A321XLR aircraft that have just been ordered by Indigo Partners, it will be interesting to see if some of these will be operated out of LTN to their full potential.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 09:50
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Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but do TUI go back to two aircraft at the summer peak. I seem to remember this was the plan.

It is dismaying to see this airline given its history doing so little at the airport- I wonder if they will operate at all when they do not need to rotate the 757s through for maintenance.
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