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Old 6th Nov 2022, 21:21
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I was looking at this earlier. Around 1 hour 35 minutes to get from Parkway to Terminal 5 at Heathrow with a change a Farringdon. Around 6 minutes quicker to T1,T2 and T3. Once the Dart is open the travel time from Farringdon to Luton Airport will be around the same as Farringdon to Heathrow.
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[QUOTE=LTNman;11326471]I was looking at this earlier. Around 1 hour 35 minutes to get from Parkway to Terminal 5 at Heathrow with a change a Farringdon. Around 6 minutes quicker to T1,T2 and T3. Once the Dart is open the travel time from Farringdon to Luton Airport will be around the same as Farringdon to Heathrow.[/QUOTE

With Heathrow charging airlines £26.31 on average for each passenger handled, a few more minutes travel might not deter passengers from using Luton especially as they are saving over £20.00 each and that figure does not factor in the low cost flight tickets, meaning it pays to fly from Luton!
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Will the DART open before Heathrow Runway 3?
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 22:12
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Farringdon now has direct rail links to 3 London airports making it London’s best connected station for air travel. Luton needs to raise its game if it wants to compete in more markets, as while Luton is better connected so are the other airports.

As for the Dart, I am no longer seeing trains running. More problems or maybe they can’t afford the electric bill with no revenue?
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 07:32
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Farringdon - Luton Airport Parkway 35 minutes + Dart
Farringdon - Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3 38 minutes
Farringdon - Gatwick South 39 minutes *
Farringdon - Heathrow Terminal 4 46 minutes
Farringdon - Heathrow Terminal 5 47 minutes
Farringdon- Stansted 1 hour 6 minutes
Farringdon - Southend 1 hour 8 minutes

* Gatwick North involves catching a Dart equivalent between terminals.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 08:55
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Originally Posted by Lee Baker Street
With Heathrow charging airlines £26.31 on average for each passenger handled, a few more minutes travel might not deter passengers from using Luton especially as they are saving over £20.00 each and that figure does not factor in the low cost flight tickets, meaning it pays to fly from Luton!
Farringdon - Luton Airport. Anytime single fare including Dart £21.40
Farringdon - Heathrow. Anytime single fare £6.30

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Old 8th Nov 2022, 11:05
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I think he is talking about pax handling fee by LHR, added to flight Ticket price, not travel costs to/from airport.
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Yes - but if it costs £15 less to get to the airport, that £20 saving in airport charges is less significant.
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And then there is the train in the other direction for the return journey. I think Heathrow passenger charges are in one direction only.
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I've been thinking about the DART oneway fare of £4.90
I am wondering if the price was a copy of the Diabolo supplement for accessing Brussels airport's rail station, which is 5.70 euros (approx £4.95). The alternative is to walk 1.3 miles from Brussels airport to Zaventem railway station and then get a train to Brussels without paying the supplement. Oddly enough, from Luton airport's rail station to the airport via Kimpton Road is about 1.2 miles.

Yes, it's a lot to charge... but people travelling to/from Brussels do seem to pay
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/ticke...ts/diabolo-fee

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Old 9th Nov 2022, 17:25
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Like the charge for the last half-mile (guessing) to the airport on Edinburgh's trams, or for getting off the tram at Bari airport even though the tram goes on to further local destinations. No doubt many others as well.
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Itís fairly common. We have a similar fee in Stockholm if using the commuter train. I think itís 120kr so about £10 extra.
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It was the maximum charge they thought they could get away with, which is why it wasn’t £5.
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It is ok doing surveys about airports but it most passengers use airports which are convenient to them - good, bad and awful but just put up with it. The airport which came top has just closed - why? Because not enough passengers used it so obviously it was not busy making it a reasonable experience. Nobody who lives in Devon is going to travel to Doncaster when they can travel from Bristol or Exeter.
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Haven't flown from Manchester since 2020, but it must be terrible if it's prevented Luton from taking its customary place at the bottom of the list
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Poor overcrowded terminal is part of Luton’s business model to cram people in.

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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Haven't flown from Manchester since 2020, but it must be terrible if it's prevented Luton from taking its customary place at the bottom of the list
The security line situation has been terrible for years there, even before Covid.
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Flyr are currently having financial problems, so I don't know whether we'll see them again on the slot request list.
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