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Old 14th Feb 2018, 06:00
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Seems like the airport canít wait for the opening of the replacement land side retail outlets and have given notice to the likes of M&S to close, which will cause redundancies. This is because the airport want to speed up the building work.

This news from someone who is not at all happy
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 07:37
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This is shocking. Really poor form.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 07:54
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Sounds like very poor project management.Do you know how long a gap we are talking about? Presumably many months!
Costa were told end of March for their move to Landside, wonder if that's still on?

On a lighter note just watched Easy2053departed and then returned 30 mins later after, according to FR24, ploughing around Bedfordshire at 160knts at 0ft that must have been some trip
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 09:45
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Looks like a Tech issue which fooled FR24 as well but off on it's way now.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Falcon666
Sounds like very poor project management.Do you know how long a gap we are talking about? Presumably many months!
Costa were told end of March for their move to Landside, wonder if that's still on?
No idea, the story came from someone having a major moan on Facebook and said outlets were being forced to close down including M&S and that redundancy consultations were taking place.

There is still a massive amount of work that hasnít even been started yet but as retail is in both the arrivals area and by the check-in desks I donít know if both areas will be shut down before the terminal extension opens.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 09:13
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Oliver Bonas & Ted Baker have now opened their stores in departures. Another confirmed retailer is Skinnydip London.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 10:23
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These are located in the departure lounge extension between the duty free shop and the main part of the existing departure lounge. Empty shops are not going to easy congestion in the departure lounge though.



In the meantime the temporary drop off zone is taking shape which will have 5 lanes with the exit barriers being moved close by. This is almost a mock up of the ground floor of the second multistory being started soon. With the exit barriers so close to the drop off lanes any tailbacks will have a major impact on the drop off zone.



Last summer the barriers had to be lifted often as the tailbacks would extend all the way around the CTA to where the drop off zone was located.


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Old 16th Feb 2018, 15:07
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 15:53
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With the exit barriers so close to the drop off lanes any tailbacks will have a major impact on the drop off zone.
Surely, you're not suggesting that LLA have learnt nothing and are about to repeat their mistakes?
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 18:31
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Deja vu apart from the barriers this time will be just outside the lanes. I'm thinking it is a trial run for their final solution. Get it wrong next time and there is no going back but I note passengers will still have to use pedestrian crossings to get across each lane.

Looking at the first picture below is a reminder of the size of the terminal infill.






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Old 20th Feb 2018, 16:04
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Construction update

It has been a while since I did one of these but there is activity to be seen again although nothing regarding the DART construction that should be under way by now.

The lifts in the building that used to go to the short term car park appear to be being removed. Looking at the construction site drawing the whole core and the link bridge are going to be removed. Highlighted in red is the core building that is in the way despite only being completed and opened around 15 months ago. In another drawing this location is part of the exit ramp from the car park.


As can be seen work has been started on the foundations of I assume the second multistory but confusingly the drilling machine is putting in holes that are being filled with reinforced concrete only 2 metres apart so maybe it is for the ramp as the first floor of the multistory will be accessed from around this point.


The new multistory hugs the existing road and is much larger than the existing multistory.


A subway will be constructed across the road but the subway will be at the existing land level so the road will be raised to cross the subway. Work seems to have started on a temporary road to allow the existing road to be raised. Also seen is the core that looks like it will be removed.


Meanwhile on the other side of the airport work continues on a very modest expansion of the ground floor immigration hall as a roof has been put in on the first floor extension above the hall which I think will be a shop and a link to the new walkway.

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I was told that the lifts that are now to be removed, were roumered to be meant for interior installation and therefore not compatible with the British weather. I know they were allegedly failing when it rained!
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 19:18
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Not sure if this has been reported before so apologies if it has

Sun Express Bodrum Ė London Luton 18JUN18 Ė 28SEP18 2 x weekly
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 17:18
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17.3 Million plus by December 31st 2018!

Don't worry about it LTNman, but yes it has already been mentioned in the thread previously. Of course I can understand your anxiety as when I announced a new route (that I was not aware of having already been disclosed) all hell broke out! But hey, you and me probably have far more knowledge of the airport than most in this forum!
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 19:14
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I still find it interesting that an airline like Sun Express which is a joint venture by Luftfhansa and Turkish airlines uses Luton and not Stansted which has greater Lufthansa links (Euro Wings).
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 11:28
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With the latest set of foundations being placed right by the ring road it is now looking unlikely that it has anything to do with the second multistory. I am now thinking it might be for a passenger footbridge as crossing the ring road is not an option. It will all depend on which direction cars enter the temporary drop off zone.

Also all the fairground kiosks have been moved. 3 now occupy bus bays with the 4th by the drop off zone. This is a temporary move but the question is why did they have to move? Looks like another project is about to begin.
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 13:44
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 13:52
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According to Ryebridge's twitter feed, the piling is for the new vehicle over bridge to form the pedestrian underpass from the new permanent drop off zone/multistory 2.
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 13:54
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Ah an answer, thanks
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