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Old 28th Nov 2018, 19:41
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IndiGo reportedly aims to commence service to London Gatwick Airport and other destinations in Europe via Tbilisi and/or Baku in Mar-2019 (Business Standard/TNN, 15/16-Nov-2018). The LCC plans to operate the proposed service to Gatwick with A321 aircraft.
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 19:49
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I thought it interesting that the original article quoted an MP for Slough, obviously more than Luton based Indian community involved. Just to fuel the fire, will WOW ever take their A330NEOs, if not, prime for such a route by someone taking the frames!
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 20:37
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Big Indian population around Luton
Don't think there is. There is a big Pakistani based community in Luton.
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 20:53
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Don't think there is. There is a big Pakistani based community in Luton.
Thanks for correcting me, always led to believe there was and I was totally wrong.
Mostly Pakistani and Bangladeshi, mind you Amritsar is near the Pakistan border so maybe not all is lost!! (Joke)
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 00:17
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Big Indian population around Luton so they will probably be hoping this does happen.
Of course I meant Luton Airports catchment area which includes West & North London rather than Luton town itself.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 00:42
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TfL Oyster Cards

Scheme extended around network, to now include LLA, making it on par with Gatwick Express.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 06:59
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The announcement says the Oyster card will be extended to Luton Airport Parkway but makes no mention of Luton Airport meaning a paper ticket will still have to be bought for the bus link or combined journey.

I also wonder how seamless the Dart rail link will be and at what cost to passengers? With the council coughing up 225 million it won’t be cheap for a link that is used by less than 3 million passengers a year at the moment.

Yesterday the rail link from London was shut down with no services running out of St Pancras for many hours due to a signal fault. I had to pick my son up from Hitchin and found a massive line of passengers trying to get to the airport with no replacement bus service offered and an empty taxi rank. I saved the travel plans of 2 random unconnected women who accepted the offer of a lift to the mid term car park when their hands went up first. One made it with 45 minutes to spare but both only had hand luggage so should have been fine. I think most in that long queue were stuffed.

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Old 1st Dec 2018, 11:20
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I did wonder that but report does say "Rail Minister Andrew Jones said: "This is about making access to the capital even easier for commuters and other rail travellers, including visitors to the UK arriving at Luton Airport." so whether that includes travel up the hill as well, we will have to wait and see.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 11:41
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I thought it interesting that the original article quoted an MP for Slough, obviously more than Luton based Indian community involved. Just to fuel the fire, will WOW ever take their A330NEOs, if not, prime for such a route by someone taking the frames!
WOW seems to be going out of business.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 12:48
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I did wonder that but report does say "Rail Minister Andrew Jones said: "This is about making access to the capital even easier for commuters and other rail travellers, including visitors to the UK arriving at Luton Airport." so whether that includes travel up the hill as well, we will have to wait and see.
Best not to mention the 4 non stop trains an hour the airport did not get. At least though that the new Thameslink stock with its 12 carriages and the ability to walk through the train has made a big difference.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 12:49
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
I did wonder that but report does say "Rail Minister Andrew Jones said: "This is about making access to the capital even easier for commuters and other rail travellers, including visitors to the UK arriving at Luton Airport." so whether that includes travel up the hill as well, we will have to wait and see.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-46397470

The report says the scheme will extend to include Luton Parkway in early 2019, then the airport later the same year.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 12:58
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Hope it all goes to plan then. Wonder why Stansted did not get it unless they already have it?
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 14:26
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I see Ryanair are up to their new 6 based aircraft which they announced in the summer. Also, according to flightradar24 Wizzair have 46 departures today versus just 35 for easyJet. I know it's a Saturday in early December, but still..
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 16:08
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Hope it all goes to plan then. Wonder why Stansted did not get it unless they already have it?
No, nor LHR.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 19:48
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You certainly can use PAYG oyster cards to travel between LHR and the rest of the capital, or use a contactless bank card, or a travelcard that includes zone 6. You can't however use them on the Heathrow Express because that service is not controlled by Tfl and no agreement is in place to do so.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 20:10
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LTN/STN/SEN hopefully all included within Oyster Card zoning commencing at the latest for Euro 2020.

Oyster Cards have been available for purchase from Stansted Express for use ex train from Tottenham Hale & Liverpool St for some years.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 14:33
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No, nor LHR.
You can use OYSTER on both Tube and with TfL now running Heathrow Connect you can pay a premium to use that, just not on the soon to be pointless Heathrow Express.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 18:52
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Inaugural Ryanair Barcelona yesterday, just a few months after Vueling pulled the route.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 19:32
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Blueair start their code share with Cyprus Airways on the Larnaca route tomorrow.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 20:41
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LTN/STN/SEN hopefully all included within Oyster Card zoning commencing at the latest for Euro.
If there are any evening games it will be fun getting a flight home after the games!
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