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Old 8th Dec 2022, 19:27
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The Dart visit. Not sure about the quality of the school bands at both stations.

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Old 8th Dec 2022, 19:44
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LTNman - was that you in the feathers?
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 19:46
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Wizzair increasing flights from Larnaca after increasing the base there to 4 aircraft.

Presumably at the expense of another destination.
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Old 8th Dec 2022, 20:16
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LTNman - was that you in the feathers?
No I am in the black and white photo in the background between the globe and the then Prince Charles during his last visit to the airport. The photo originally appeared on an airport magazine cover.

King Charles is seen here signing a book of condolence in memory of the lost £190m that has been written off on the Dart protect.
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Old 9th Dec 2022, 06:47
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The easyJet Geneva shuttle kicks in tomorrow with up to 11 daily flights on some days.
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Old 9th Dec 2022, 09:25
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Plenty of spare seats then. Reminds me of Copenhagen, when the city was Luton's busiest route. Those flights ran full but made huge loses and now there are none.
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Old 9th Dec 2022, 09:53
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
The easyJet Geneva shuttle kicks in tomorrow with up to 11 daily flights on some days.
12 daily flights from LGW. The money to be made on oversized baggage I assume.
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Old 9th Dec 2022, 10:32
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I don't think they would be operating them if they would lose. This 'shuutle' operation has been in existence for a number of years.
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 04:36
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SkyExpress to fly Luton-Athens for a week later this month
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221210-gqdec22lon
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 05:23
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It is always a major pain flying out of one airport and then returning to another if using airport parking. Luton Heathrow public transport connections are not great during railway strike days and even if the trains are running it is an expensive option. It seems very late in the day to inform passengers.
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 10:01
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Is this rescheduling due to Menzies strike action? If so I wonder if the likes of Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian airlines, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair are considering similar?
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 10:05
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I think there are Border Force strikes around that time too, affecting LHR but not LTN.
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 10:19
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Yes I know that but should not affect the airline unless pax are instructed to wait on board for a long time because of congestion in arrivals passport control.
If Menzies cannot do a good turnaround it affects the whole day's schedule.
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Old 10th Dec 2022, 11:51
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Is this rescheduling due to Menzies strike action? If so I wonder if the likes of Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian airlines, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair are considering similar?
If they are then their passengers are in for a shock.
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Looks like with the South Stands being used as dicing bays, Luton has been unable to take any of the STN divisions tonight. Did take x3 EZY from LGW though. Obviously the area which should be used on Foxtrot is not available with Delta being closed for the attachment of the new stands.
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Old 11th Dec 2022, 21:24
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Geneva. Remember, the last two winters, skiing was either restricted or travel banned. How many of the passengers paid a year or so back and moved their flights to Winter 22-23? Airlines would have spent that revenue in the past. Always going to be a massive ski season anyway due Covid of Christmas past.
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Old 11th Dec 2022, 21:32
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Been snowing for the last hour
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I flew out of LTN yesterday morning. It was still snowing a little bit as I came up Airport Way but by and large I thought inside the terminal, the airport probably coped as well as they could. My own flight like many others left 2 hours late… I feel fortunate to get out at all.

I was disappointed thought that only 1 out of 4 RYR desks were manned at 0600 - did staff just choose not to come to work? Luckily the queue was quite short.

People seem to love standing and sitting in the most stupid places.

What annoyed me is that RYR still chose to board us at the normal time, getting us to the gate an hour before where we waited for a no show bus to turn up. If there’s no prospect of an on time departure, why get people over to the aircraft longer than necessary? Everything felt a lot slower than it should’ve been. And this was slot #1… I can’t imagine what the afternoon would’ve been like. De-icing took a while to turn up, but they did a thorough job. Bags turned up an hour after it should’ve done - again staffing issues?

Fair play for keeping the airfield open bar a period the night before.. but for 5cm of snow, the industry needs to be more resilient.

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Old 13th Dec 2022, 06:12
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39
I flew out of LTN yesterday morning. It was still snowing a little bit as I came up Airport Way but by and large I thought inside the terminal, the airport probably coped as well as they could. My own flight like many others left 2 hours late… I feel fortunate to get out at all.

I was disappointed thought that only 1 out of 4 RYR desks were manned at 0600 - did staff just choose not to come to work? Luckily the queue was quite short.

People seem to love standing and sitting in the most stupid places.

What annoyed me is that RYR still chose to board us at the normal time, getting us to the gate an hour before where we waited for a no show bus to turn up. If there’s no prospect of an on time departure, why get people over to the aircraft longer than necessary? Everything felt a lot slower than it should’ve been. And this was slot #1… I can’t imagine what the afternoon would’ve been like. De-icing took a while to turn up, but they did a thorough job. Bags turned up an hour after it should’ve done - again staffing issues?

Fair play for keeping the airfield open bar a period the night before.. but for 5cm of snow, the industry needs to be more resilient.
How much did you pay for your flight?
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Old 13th Dec 2022, 06:46
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How much did you pay for your flight?
I paid £50 one way, but there will be many people paying £100, £150, £200 and more who will be getting the same service, so not sure what your point is here?
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