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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:06
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Hi, I'm flying from Luton at the end of October the flight departs at 06:00 would it be wise to buy fast track or just a waste of money, is it likely to be very busy?
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:26
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Personally I would hang onto the money. November is the quietest month of the year and the end of October is close to November. You might have to factor in half term though if it clashes although I would still not bother. I guess it all depends if you want to pass through security at the last minute or give yourself plenty of time.

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Old 5th Sep 2018, 19:31
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Thanks LTNman, I will have plenty of time as I should arrive around 01:30, it will be half term but being so early I hope to avoid any lengthy queues, thank again.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 19:51
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Personally I would hang onto the money. November is the quietest month of the year and the end of October is close to November. You might have to factor in half term though if it clashes although I would still not bother. I guess it all depends if you want to pass though security at the last minute or give yourself plenty of time.
While LTN is far from perfect, I've had no issues with security this year, and used on numerous occasions.

Never taken more than 20 minutes, even in the morning rush. Im sure in some cases only 10 mins.

Yes the hall is a little crowded and chaotic, but they seem to run a tight ship, and keep everything flowing.

Only thing I am not keen on is sometimes you loose sight of your pocessions if they go through the X-Ray machine before you or if you get held up by the staff if they want to do any other checks on you.
Your bags and belongings can be sat at the bottom waiting to be retrieved for anyone to help themselves to. But this is an issue that could happen at any airport.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 20:00
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It won't be that bad. It might be the case that the extension to Security will be completed by that time anyway. Landside all the shops and eateries are open 24 hour. Airside they seem to open around 4:30.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 17:39
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Originally Posted by Mallorcaguy View Post
Thanks LTNman, I will have plenty of time as I should arrive around 01:30, it will be half term but being so early I hope to avoid any lengthy queues, thank again.
Arriving at the airport at 01.30 for a 06.00 flight, unreal!

By arriving sooooo early your definitely trying to avoid any length queues.

I never arrive at the airport early, it tends to be at least 90/120 minutes before departure regardless of the airport.

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Old 6th Sep 2018, 19:36
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...herts-45432055
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 20:19
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Strange story as I always thought that a ticket had to be bought from a conductor/ ticket machine/ kiosk before boarding. We will wait and see to see how the DART ticketing will work but I suspect for many passengers it will not be seamless as they continue to buy tickets to Luton Airport Parkway and not Luton Airport.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 03:52
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post


Arriving at the airport at 01.30 for a 06.00 flight, unreal!

By arriving sooooo early your definitely trying to avoid any length queues.

I never arrive at the airport early, it tends to be at least 90/120 minutes before departure regardless of the airport.


It might be unreal for you but when you're travelling from the North by train you don't have many options. It's fine if you live closer or not using public transport.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 05:51
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For anyone interested Spain football team arriving today on AEA977 B737-800 not on airport website at present time.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 06:59
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Originally Posted by Mallorcaguy View Post
It might be unreal for you but when you're travelling from the North by train you don't have many options. It's fine if you live closer or not using public transport.
At the back of my mind I seem to remember that airside is not open 24 hour as it is/was closed after the last departure until maybe around 4am but I could be wrong there.

Better than Southend though as at least you can still get into the terminal and are not locked out in the cold.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 17:31
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https://www.insidermedia.com/insider...rport-contract.

The story is inaccurate as the last multistory and the new one is being built by The Buckingham Group with the named company installing the just the composite steel floor that is then poured with concrete.

The new car park should be substantially physically bigger than the existing one as the whole of the ground floor is taken up by a new drop off area while the new car park will have around 400 spaces more despite the loss of the floor.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 06:21
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Due to staff sickness, the tower will be closed from 07:30z-08:00z and then again between 10:30z-11:00z this morning so those on shift have their mandatory break

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Old 8th Sep 2018, 08:22
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Remarkable state of affairs. Noted that the estimated times on the boards do not reflect this information.

Also on the NOTAM
A2755/18 NOTAMN Q) EGTT/QFAXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5152N00022W005 A) EGGW B) 1808221454 C) PERM E) LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. SECTION 4 WARNINGS, ADD ADDITIONAL WARNING. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) OPERATIONS TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE AERODROME BOUNDARY, DETAILS OF OPERATING TIMES AND EXACT LOCATION WILL BE PASSED BY ATC. AIP EGGW AD2.20 REFERS
So what is that all about?
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 08:44
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NOTAM sounds like it could possibly be recognition of the drones easyjet (and possibly others?) use for maintenance?
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:24
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Remarkable state of affairs. Noted that the estimated times on the boards do not reflect this information.

Also on the NOTAM

So what is that all about?
I read recently on the town planning portal that surveys were being carried out for archaeological reasons, as a condition of planning, looking for potential sites of interest. This was for soil extraction for the DART and movement around the Airport.
Perhaps they used drones, hence the NOTAM.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 13:59
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Itís not the tower here but down at Swanick where the shortfall is.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 15:45
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upcoming drone operations.

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I read recently on the town planning portal that surveys were being carried out for archaeological reasons, as a condition of planning, looking for potential sites of interest. This was for soil extraction for the DART and movement around the Airport.
Perhaps they used drones, hence the NOTAM.
Give that man a gold medal for coming to that conclusion, thats exactly what the drone is for.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 09:44
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A press release just issued show that 1.7 million passengers (actual number not given) used the airport in August up 3.1 per cent on August 2017.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 17:43
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August figures

1,722,000 pax perhaps?
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