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Old 1st Oct 2018, 10:54
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
So is it business back to usual tomorrow, divisions accepted and VVIP flights in the small hours?
Sorry if I sound thick, but I don't really get your post...

Business as usual? Has there been some disruption I am unaware of?
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 11:06
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The DART project will be just like all the other projects and will be finished late. Seems to be a Luton thing that for the first year not much happens and only late in the day do the builds get an influx of manpower.

I took a wonder around the terminal departure lounge and arrivals last week. Still a huge amount of outstanding work particularly in arrivals. Seem’s to be running at least 18 months late on what was meant to be a 3 year build. I would doubt it will be finished this year.

The airport hasn’t been able to let all of its new retail units out. Also the high end shops all have one thing in common and that is they lack passengers, in fact they were all empty for the time I spent watching.

Food outlets seem to do quite well if in the right location. A new one has opened which has access to an outside area but it is located on the route to pier A and was completely empty while just metres away other food outlets were really busy.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 11:08
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies View Post
Sorry if I sound thick, but I don't really get your post...

Business as usual? Has there been some disruption I am unaware of?
There was a summer ban on business jet movements overnight and daytime diversions

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Old 1st Oct 2018, 14:42
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New domestic arrivals and domestic belt are open now. Most domestic flights are arriving at stands 1R to 2
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 15:22
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Must have opened since last Thursday as they were still using the old belt. The whole area was a disgrace with people looking up at the filthy ceiling that was covered in 30 years of grime and dirt as they waited for luggage.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 15:49
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New belt has been in use for couple of days now.

Also they moving the dirt along D taxiway. Running 3 diggers and 3 dump trucks. I guess flattening the ground for F

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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 12:16
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I should imagine the work being carried out now for taxiway foxtrot is drainage work.
Attenuation tanks will probably have to be fitted and making sure that Glycol from the de-icing area planned doesn't mix with storm water.
Can't see the start of the taxiway being built for several months yet.

The plans can be seen at LBC planning- discharge condition 14 (drainage assessment-phase 2)

Still nothing about alpha extension though!
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 12:37
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Just noticed. Seems like temporary deicing pads have been painted on the south apron.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 15:31
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It might be soil at the moment but that slope is the boundary of a toxic unregulated council tip that goes back to the 40's. The locals are already starting to kick off about it being disturbed and eventually dug out.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 11:38
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I see that on the airport website the Vueling flights are now showing Iberia code shares.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 12:37
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Same with Blueair and Alitalia. More full service airlines LTNman!
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 19:16
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Being reported HMRC has drawn up plans for a possible winding up petition against MAEL.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 20:15
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 11:44
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Construction update

The first part of the bus station shelter has opened that is fronting the terminal. The section opened is serving the A1 and A2 National Express services to Victoria and Paddington. The double-decker high capacity services were withdrawn soon after launch due it issues with luggage capacity. As can be seen the service together with the Greenline 757 route is very popular. Work on the shelters might be finished by the end of the year.


The South Stands have been marked up in blue paint for 3 deicing pads. The stands are marked up as P1, P2 and P3


Work has just started on digging out part of the station. Many more piles are needed and the footpath to the drop off zone is soon to be moved to allow more piling to take place.


The central reservation has been tarmacked over and the traffic island filled in to allow a diversion of the road for the construction of the cut and cover tunnel. As can also be seen the new passenger route to the drop off zone that has yet to open and will involve an even longer walk.


The foundations to the second multistory are being exposed with work on the station seen in the background and work on Taxiway Foxtrot seen in the distance.


All passengers have to keep to the left while the levels are altered to the right.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 17:54
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
The South Stands have been marked up in blue paint for 3 deicing pads. The stands are marked up as P1, P2 and P3
So does that mean these stands are not in use by based aircraft overnight?
Im a bit confused, as when people keep mentioning there are no free stands at the airport for based overnight aircraft, I thought this included these remote stands?
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 18:41
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i expect the a/c on the south apron will be scheduled to depart first, getting deiced on stand as IDS will be there, thus freeing up the 3 pads for the morning.
Or deicing pads will be used as and when they become available at any point in the morning.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 18:41
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As per last year they are still used but can only be used for deicing once the stands are vacated for the day. Makes sense to make sure these stands are used for 6am departures but that is not always the case. Also in the winter months when there are less departures these stands are often used for long term parking. Maybe the parked aircraft get moved when ice is forecast to other stands.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 13:39
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TUI Summer 2019

TUI have made some changes for Summer 2019.

Hurghada, Kefalonia and Naples all cancelled. Palma late Tuesday flight during peak summer cancelled.

Faro reduces to one flight per week - Thursday service cancelled.

Heraklion moves to Thursday afternoon departure.

Enfidha and all Palma and Tenerife services now on TUI Airways' own aircraft - Only third party operator remaining is Saturday evening to Dalaman, but still showing as "TBA".

2x based aircraft required except Thursday afternoon still requires 3x based - Only 1x departure Wednesday afternoons (though believe that was the case this summer).
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 14:28
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Possible partial Jet2 effect ?.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 15:28
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More like easy me thinks. Who in their right minds wants to go to Egypt in the summer? Regarding Egypt went their once (cruise) glad I went but never again, worst country I have ever being too (Jordan next door fantastic), just my opinion though.
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