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Old 12th Oct 2022, 21:52
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Didn't easyJet operate the route from Gatwick in 2019?
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 22:05
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Easyjet flew Gatwick - Amman from 27 March 2011 to 04 May 2014
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 22:08
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Wizzair website booking engine states "This route is pending regulatory approval"
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 06:14
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Originally Posted by pabely
Surprised Jordanians let this one in, didn't British Midland do this in it's day so maybe agreements for two UK carriers?
Still think more to come to Egypt.
I think Jordan and the UK have an open skies agreement. At least we did when in the EU and most of those agreements rolled over. So there is no limit on such things.

Jordan is pushing tourism quite hard now and has a growing middle class so this will probably work ok.

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Old 13th Oct 2022, 11:40
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Strike action?

https://www.travelmole.com/news/pre-...luton-airport/
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 15:45
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Whenever there is a pay dispute at the airport, which is often, we never get any support from Labour councillors in Luton despite their trade union backgrounds. Maybe as they represent the owners they become capitalists.

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Old 13th Oct 2022, 17:23
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Sorry, don't see the connection between the employer - GH Handling, and the airport & Council. This is an employee / employer issue??
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 18:04
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Paying the staff too much would undermine the airports future, which is why, as the largest employer, the town needs to be kept poor to supply cheap labour.
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 19:20
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Paying the staff too much would undermine the airports future, which is why, as the largest employer, the town needs to be kept poor to supply cheap labour.
When the owner is a local council, I really donít follow your logic.
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I thought we were reacting to post #1985 which is to do with an outstanding £500 payment rather than having a general political discussion about the whole of the airline industry and the customer wanting to pay £9.99 to fly everywhere and the knock on affect that has?
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 21:53
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Originally Posted by pabely
Sorry, don't see the connection between the employer - GH Handling, and the airport & Council. This is an employee / employer issue??
It’s called the bigger issue. The owner with its trade union roots never supports the workers working at its airport.

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Old 13th Oct 2022, 22:04
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Grrr

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Paying the staff too much would undermine the airports future, which is why, as the largest employer, the town needs to be kept poor to supply cheap labour.
Chuckles loudly in Hants!
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Old 13th Oct 2022, 22:15
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
Itís called the bigger issue. The owner, with its trade union roots never supports the workers working at its airport.
What trade union roots? A council which was voted in by only 29% of the electoral voters and which cannot manage it's own internal affairs now has to get involved in a local dispute with a private employer!
If I worked for Poundland and that shop happened to be owned by the council would I expect them to step in?
If you are directly employed by council fair enough but this dispute is nothing to do with that.
If you don't like your councillor's vote them out at next local elections but they are not going to get involved.

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Old 13th Oct 2022, 23:25
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Originally Posted by pabely
If I worked for Poundland and that shop happened to be owned by the council would I expect them to step in?
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What are you talking about. Why then did the owner of the airport step in and got get involved with bringing back Luton’s taxi drivers to the airport?. Would it be that many of the councillors are also taxi drivers?

https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/busines...y-ends-3533432

The owner and the operator of London Luton Airport has announced the return of a new, improved and greener local hackney carriage service at the terminal.

The move has come about as part of the joint new partnership agreement signed by the parties


Of the new arrangements, Councillor Javeria Hussain, chair of Luton Rising, the Luton Council company that owns the airport, said: “This is a hugely welcome step to support local employment as our company focuses on demonstrating with everything that we do how we are much more than an airport, and continuing to provide maximum economic and social benefit into the local area.
So they do get involved when it suits them. Even the chair of Luton Rising is a paid up member of Unite as are many councillors but they offer no moral support to airport workers. It would be great if they showed a little solidarity as trade unionists to lift living standards at their airport.
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 07:57
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
What are you talking about. Why then did the owner of the airport step in and got get involved with bringing back Lutonís taxi drivers to the airport?. Would it be that many of the councillors are also taxi drivers?
It only did after the 2016 5 year agreement with Addison Lee expired.
To work on an airport taxi rank you need an additional license issued by local authority on private land.
Does the employer GH Handling have any such agreement for its employees with airpor?
If Wizzair say enough is enough and terminate their contract where does that leave the employees? This is no different from any other airport.
Note as this article says, employees are not employed by LLA https://airlinergs.com/wizz-air-luto...strike-action/

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Old 14th Oct 2022, 13:03
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Paying the staff too much would undermine the airports future, which is why, as the largest employer, the town needs to be kept poor to supply cheap labour.
😁....not sure everyone got the joke.
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Construction update

Due to the angle of the sun, taking photos was a nightmare. Started in June, the Dart forecourt at Parkway is making slow progress. It was meant to be a 12 week project.


Maybe one third complete


The road layout at the station has yet to be started apart from drainage.


The new 4 stand apron under construction with part of Harrods in the background




With Taxiway Delta closed it is being used for biz jet parking.

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Old 15th Oct 2022, 11:04
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Thanks for the update LTN man Need to get a move on with the Delta access to new stands as NOTAM expires on 31st October.
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Looks like a strip of new concrete by the temporary fence by Delta will be poured first, as the foundations there are almost complete.
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Is the big cement making machine still onsite between Long Term Car Park and the run up bay?
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