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Old 14th Aug 2018, 18:35
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Obviously the North American fare must be with easy/Wizz to Iceland and then onwards with another carrier.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 23:22
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


I suggested this may happen, a lot of Albanians used it but of course Wizz now go directly to Tirana.

I would urge urge anyone to use it while they have the chance, a beautiful area, hospitable people and incredibly cheap
Couldn't agree more. Lovely people and a beautiful place. But I think there's just been a bit of horse-trading between Wizz and the local authorities. Other reports say that flights will be subsidised again. I'm fairly sure we'll see seasonal flights from LTN again next year.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 17:52
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Parking question: Pre-booked in the Mid-park and went to print my confirmation, just in case. Realised that I had booked for 24 hours less than the journey. Tried to extend the booking (and pay) but the LLA site said that there was no space. I thought this strange, so used a different browser and blocked cookies to try a booking for the dates I actually need. No surprise that the space was available for the whole trip.

So, when I overstay by 24 hours, can I just pay the surcharge at the barrier? Will the system prevent me leaving?
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 18:13
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Paying on the day for an extra 24 hours is a dear option. I would contact the phone number below to modify or cancel and start again.

What happens if I arrive early or leave late? Do I have to pay extra?

Remember that extra charges will be charged at our pay-on-the-day rate and will be need to be paid on exit from the car park. A credit or debit card will be required for payment at the barrier (we don't charge any card fees). Alternatively you can pay cash at the "Pay on Foot" machines in the car park.

You can change or cancel your booking at Manage my Booking or by calling us on 0345 303 7397, as long as you do it 24 hours before your chosen Car Park entry time.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 18:19
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Seems LLAL are looking at options to add another 3 million passengers to the existing terminal as an interim measure taking the total capacity to 21 million.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 20:12
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21 million

Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Seems LLAL are looking at options to add another 3 million passengers to the existing terminal as an interim measure taking the total capacity to 21 million.
LTNman this might be because the airport might be handling approximately 1,750,000 pax during this month of August (x that figure by 12 = 21 million) and with Easyjet still to base at least another 5-6 a/c at LTN and an increase of traffic from
Wizz and others it might be easily achievable.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 22:20
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The airport has a planning limit of 18 million so will need a planning application to allow 21 million. Luton is in the unique position that its local council will fully support any expansion plans. Talk of another apron and changes to the terminal again with a bit of mini infilling on a much smaller scale. Maybe all the seating will be removed this time and will operate like Thamelink trains in the rush hour with standing room only?

The likely location for another apron would be the existing temporary drop off area with nose in stands facing the multistory. The only uncertainty is will if be connected to pier B via another pier. If it is will that pier then be extended to the south stands? Seems a logical thing to do but it would be a long walk.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 08:55
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I am not sure if it has already been mentioned but it looks like the easy route to Essoura in Morocco finishes at the the end of October. Also been looking at three Wizz routes - Athens, Bari and Tirana. The load factors for July look like nearly 100 per cent, but of course the yield is another matter but looking at some of the prices quoted especially from Tirana if I was a Wizz executive I would be highly delighted.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 19:47
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
I am not sure if it has already been mentioned but it looks like the easy route to Essoura in Morocco finishes at the the end of October. Also been looking at three Wizz routes - Athens, Bari and Tirana. The load factors for July look like nearly 100 per cent, but of course the yield is another matter but looking at some of the prices quoted especially from Tirana if I was a Wizz executive I would be highly delighted.
Wasn't the Essaouira route changed to summer seasonal?
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Old 18th Aug 2018, 01:29
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Paying on the day for an extra 24 hours is a dear option. I would contact the phone number below to modify or cancel and start again.
Thanks, I rang the number and found that, as I'd booked far in advance, I could not extend. I was told that I'd have to book new and then claim a refund on the original booking. The agent checked and found that - for a single day - it would be cheaper just to pay the overcharge, then to cancel and rebook. He said I will be able to pay at the barrier in the mid-stay. He was very helpful.
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Old 18th Aug 2018, 20:14
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
Also been looking at three Wizz routes - Athens, Bari and Tirana. The load factors for July look like nearly 100 per cent, but of course the yield is another matter but looking at some of the prices quoted especially from Tirana if I was a Wizz executive I would be highly delighted.
The reason a lot of Albanians trekked 3 hours + to Ohrid was that it was a much cheaper option than any of the few Direct options from Tirana, and the most ‘convenient’ alternative. It’s no surprise to me that Tirana is attracting the punters.

Albania is quite behind on developing its tourist infrastructure (and has a poor image in the UK, which having been there isn’t justified), really its a market and route that should see growth for some time to come.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 22:23
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Interesting, apparently Luton will handle 50m+ passengers according to consultation relating to expansion with the local community.

After I had fallen off the chair laughing, I realised that the folk at the Town Hall are serious!

I could list all the reasons that I can think of why it will not happen, but a parallel runway is 'on the cards'!

Maybe August 19th is the new April 1st!
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 07:14
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You well laugh Buster but who would have thought just a few years ago the airport would be handling the passengers it is now, I for one
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 08:47
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Luton Borough Council as ultimate owner of the airport has a strong interest in seeing the airport grow but also a conflict of interest with regards to having to sometimes reject planning applications when locals object. Does 50m pax become an airport of national rather than local importance, and should planning decisions be 'called in' and taken by Westminster ?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 11:06
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The consultation is for passenger figures of between 36 and 38 million so don't know where this 50 million has come from. The project even at those levels is considered of national importance and the council has already conceded that it will be decided by government and not them as they would approve anything related to their airport.

This has not stopped the council from putting in a planning application to themselves for the terminal dual carriageway that was meant to serve a business park. Always wondered why a business park needed a dual carriageway but for years the council has had a secret hidden agenda that they didn't want the locals to know about. So much for open and honest local government as even this year they were denying they had plans for a second terminal.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 19:02
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New EZY flights: 2pw to Gibraltar (former Monarch route) and 4pw to Krakow (previously served by EZY) this winter. Not sure whether I've seen these mentioned on this thread.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 23:00
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Been out for a good month now. I am booked on the then last flight back which is the end of March. Don't know if the service is now available from April. As it was the last flight the fare was only £17
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 13:38
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Ryanair to add another 2 Luton based aircraft to Luton bringing the total to 6 so it looks like they have grabbed the 2 stands that will be freed up when the 2 airside contractors compounds are removed.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 13:53
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It will be interesting to see whether they do something interesting and add some new routes and destinations as they have at SEN, or use them to undermine EZY routes or shift some stuff away from STN.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 14:00
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
.....but for years the council has had a secret hidden agenda that they didn't want the locals to know about. So much for open and honest local government as even this year they were denying they had plans for a second terminal.
It is worth mentioning that at every key decision meeting in the last two years by the council executive with regards to LLA, the public have been excluded under the 1972 Local Government Act.
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