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Old 5th Jan 2023, 18:48
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Labour Party leader giving more power back to the Local Authorities, bet LBC can't wait!
It will lead to corruption. LBC is already a secretive organisation. They would love more power to do even more shady deals that never reach the light of day.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 17:21
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The recession in the UK is going to be long. It does not matter what the Bank of England says or does - people know that they are going to have to be careful with money for the next five years - minimum. They know this because we went throiugh this post 2008. That recovery eventually took almost ten years. Just in time for Covid.
I remember the argument put out in 2008 -ish that historical evidence showed that it typically took 10 years to shake off a banking crisis. That now looks about right though QE might have dragged things out a bit. A straight forward cyclical recession shouldn't take more than a couple of years providing financial imbalances stay out of the way.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 20:13
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Goodbye to skiing flights from Luton then, as global warming is unstoppable? Maybe Luton will be doing its bit due to a lack of demand. Flights this Saturday to Geneva from only £39.99 including taxes for those who want walking holidays in the Alps. Trouble is there isnít much demand.
Remember we are entering the super quiet season with everyone back at work/school/college etc.

Which is why the STN runway resurfacing project starts this weekend. Let's see who misses the 00:01 deadline and what Luton picks up.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 20:39
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How much slack is there in the system at Luton to accept Ryanair B737s from STN post midnight ? In particular, how many remote parking stands are available at LTN, particularly on a Sunday night ? Are there any other major constraints on FR inward diversions to LTN ?
Does FR have coaches on standby at LTN to handle the inevitable ?
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 20:50
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Originally Posted by pabely
Remember we are entering the super quiet season with everyone back at work/school/college etc.
Begs the question then why Easyjet is running 11 outbound flights on Saturday to a near snowless Switzerland.

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Old 6th Jan 2023, 21:53
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21 flights tomorrow to "ski" resorts in Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy and Bulgaria.
To say nothing of four biz jet departures.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 21:59
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Begs the question then why Easyjet is running 11 outbound flights on Saturday to a near snowless Switzerland.
Would have thought the demand would be people returning and single prices much higher inbound.

On a separate theme, a busy airport does not just affect direct airport jobs.
This from an expanded catering operation to serve the higher end customers https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...ndon-locations
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Old 7th Jan 2023, 08:02
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Begs the question then why Easyjet is running 11 outbound flights on Saturday to a near snowless Switzerland.
Itís amazing how airlines can just switch off flights as they please and there arenít rules over this sort of thing. The weather isnít exactly predictable.
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Old 7th Jan 2023, 08:12
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Originally Posted by pabely
If not we will just see continued stream of Global Express and Gulfstreams continuing which do not help the airport owner and bring further income and employment benefits to the town.
On a separate theme, a busy airport does not just affect direct airport jobs. This from an expanded catering operation to serve the higher end customers https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...ndon-locations
So maybe the constant stream of private jets does have a benefit?
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So maybe the constant stream of private jets does have a benefit?
Private Jets, Cargo , Maintenance- they all have a benefit- itís just that the Airport chooses to prioritise Passenger throughput first.
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Old 7th Jan 2023, 14:48
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What maintenance? Most of it has gone, which is a real shame, as they were well paid jobs. Now it is a case of working in a burger bar or equivalent, as a career choice for an expanded airport.
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Originally Posted by LTNman
What maintenance? Most of it has gone, which is a real shame, as they were well paid jobs. Now it is a case of working in a burger bar or equivalent, as a career choice for an expanded airport.
Oh dear, TUI & Easyjet engineering guys will be happy with that. I'm afraid it costs alot less to fly to Eastern Europe or Far East and get heavy maintenance done there now or sub out to specialists at Lasham.
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
How much slack is there in the system at Luton to accept Ryanair B737s from STN post midnight ? In particular, how many remote parking stands are available at LTN, particularly on a Sunday night ? Are there any other major constraints on FR inward diversions to LTN ?
Does FR have coaches on standby at LTN to handle the inevitable ?
Probably not alot of flexibility at Luton if there are lots of late RYR. EMA and BHX on standby I would think.
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Old 7th Jan 2023, 19:07
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Oh dear, TUI & Easyjet engineering guys will be happy with that. I'm afraid it costs alot less to fly to Eastern Europe or Far East and get heavy maintenance done there now or sub out to specialists at Lasham.
Is that why Gulfstream headed out to Farnborough?
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Is that why Gulfstream headed out to Farnborough?
Gulfstream are not running their own fleet but are doing 99% of work for their customers and being near to the customer makes sence. The only place that a Farnborough size facility could have gone is where the proposed T2 is going to go.
​​​​Easyjet have most of their heavy work done by 3rd parties. TUI I don't think have capacity for 3rd party work. The days of MAEL have long gone but their old hangers are always blocked at night so make them less attractive. I think Lufty Tech looked at them for Wizzair at some point.
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Back in May last year there was talk on here of Gama Aviation creating a maintenance facility in one of the ex-Monarch hangars, did it come to anything ?

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Old 9th Jan 2023, 13:33
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Gulfstream are not running their own fleet but are doing 99% of work for their customers and being near to the customer makes sence.
Their customers preferred 24/7 Luton, which was one of the main reasons they moved out of Cambridge. They approached Luton to build a new facility and was told they couldn’t have one.
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Spanish eyes The boys happy?
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Old 9th Jan 2023, 19:22
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A large pay rise was inevitable with or without a trade union as the company was running out of staff so it is good to see. A consequence of Brexit and Covid where people left and never came back. New staff were hard to find and soon left.
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x4 DHLs overnight, is that a consequence of you know who being closed from 00:01?
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