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Old 17th Mar 2023, 11:20
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1
Extremely few donít have access or knowledge. Itís a bit of a patronising trope usually wheeled out when people donít like something. Like the misconception everyone in a care home listens to Vera Lynn and music from the war, when in reality many were too young or not born and more likely were fans of Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Bowie etc.
You say that, but as soon as some technological advance is announced that effects the person in the street go to the media complaining that large tracts of the population is being discriminated against because they don't have or cannot use the ŕequired tech.
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 12:24
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Way of the world I'm afraid, E-Mail & Apps, cashless shopping. A recent EZY trip of mine was cancelled (no fault of the airline I might add), swiftly customer services had me booked on the rescue additional flight and kept all up to date via txt message & push notifications from App.
Fully explained that as this was outside their control I could sort out my accommodation or local agent 'might' be able to assist but they would not pay.
In my opinion much better than 100 people depending on a local ground handling agent and hours of stress.
Of course if I would have booked via travel agent to get my old faithful paper documents I would have had to go done that route anyhow.
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 12:37
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More bad publicity for Wizz Air UK https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/co...luton-airport/
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 12:50
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
Nothing new here, just the same as reported a month ago. Shame on Telegraph using Cut / Paste reporting, but they all do now - with almost zero paper sales now is called click / add bait so you see adverts!
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 14:30
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Yes but is a different case. Clearly the airline is still not complying with U.K. law and has no intention to. The more these sort of cases are publicised the more people will become aware of this dodgy nasty airline that treats the public and the CAA as mugs.

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Old 17th Mar 2023, 15:03
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https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib...al-6000-lx-nst
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 13:28
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Construction update

These passengers caught an Aviva bus from the Airport to Parkway. Maybe they thought the £4.90 fare was already being charged.[size=33px][/size]

The forecourt is still a building site. When opened there will be no drop off area while on Kimpton Road there are double yellow lines.


Access to Thameslink platform 1 to London. The train seen is standing at platform 2.


Passengers can use this new walkway to cross the railway tracks….


…or carry on using the old walkway that links to the Dart station via a long slope. This is the route to the original railway station and multi storey car park.


The walk between the railway and the Dart is far from seamless with uncooperative gate lines impeding progress by rejecting tickets. As there are separate gate lines for the Dart and the railway it was causing twice the queues.


The station at Parkway is having 2 sections of its first floor dug up before it has even officially opened.


The Dart was running with much longer gaps between its departures making for a poorer experience with packed trains.


At the terminal end the down escalator was already broken.

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Old 21st Mar 2023, 14:17
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The Dart officially opens next Monday after a very low key celebration ceremony today. King Charles was meant to open it during his visit but he turned up early to the party so the party was cancelled. Special guests today were an ex Luton Town manager and an unknown composer who was born in Luton but soon moved out.

https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/pe...inutes-4073437

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Old 21st Mar 2023, 15:14
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Responsible for the airports most famous song?

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Old 21st Mar 2023, 17:45
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Easy starting Luton to Belfast City 4 x a week from 26th June
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 20:43
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
Responsible for the airports most famous song?

https://youtu.be/PCYhqYfs8Po
Na, 5 Bond films, Independence Day, Godzilla, Little Britain amongst others.
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 22:05
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Just looked at the EMR timetable that has now changed when I input a day in April.

St Pancras - Luton Airport was showing 45 minutes. It is now showing 34 minutes including 11 minutes to complete the journey on the Dart including the transfer, the wait for the Dart and the Dart journey.

On the negative side the fare at peak times for 2 adults with 2 children costs £121.50 return on Thameslink.

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Old 21st Mar 2023, 22:36
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Originally Posted by LTNman
On the negative side the fare at peak times for 2 adults with 2 children costs £121.50 return on Thameslink.
Or £54 return on the coach
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 23:52
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I just tried similar London Victoria Gatwick Express Peak times and the was £131.60,
If I did Thameslink from London Bridge to Gatwick it was £84.60.
Peak times you are going to get stung whatever.
Makes the thought of asking a friend to take you in their car and offer £50 for petrol very attractive!

PS Liverpool St to Stansted was £103.80
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 05:36
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https://www.lutonairportexpress.co.uk

Usually the most expensive way to and from a London airport is to catch the express service but for Luton, if booked in advance, the Luton Express service is actually the cheapest with journeys from the airport to St Pancras costing as little as £7.60 including the £4.90 ride on the Dart.

By having to use a particular train makes this ticket option unviable for many passengers, as the great unknown is what time will the passenger leave the aircraft and how long will it take to pass through the airport?

Anyway, after 5 years of construction instead of 3 and a final bill that will probably come close to around £300m, will it make any money or even pay for itself? According to some councillors it has cost the people of Luton nothing, which would be nice seeing they will never use it. In reality it has been built with borrowed money that the Council is liable for and that needs to be paid back. The council dividend from the airport is no more with the auditors writing down the project by £184m based on a then price of £263m.

No doubt in the future, the world of the Dart will be hidden in secret Council reports and that within 10 years it will be sold off at a massive loss.

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 16:41
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In case anyone was hoping Blue Air might somehow come back to Luton... it's definitely not going to happen. Airline has been declared insolvent
https://boardingpass.ro/compania-aer...in-insolventa/
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 17:40
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I can’t think of a time when Luton had so few airlines operating from it.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 18:43
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Originally Posted by R T Jones
Easy starting Luton to Belfast City 4 x a week from 26th June
By my calculations, this means easyJet will base 25 aircraft at Luton for Summer 2023. That's up one versus Summer 2019 and a new high. Not sure if anyone has a source at easyJet who can confirm.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:18
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
In case anyone was hoping Blue Air might somehow come back to Luton... it's definitely not going to happen. Airline has been declared insolvent
https://boardingpass.ro/compania-aer...in-insolventa/
When are the slots up for grabs!

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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 19:38
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Originally Posted by ClearLand08
By my calculations, this means easyJet will base 25 aircraft at Luton for Summer 2023. That's up one versus Summer 2019 and a new high. Not sure if anyone has a source at easyJet who can confirm.
If it is a new based frame what does it do for the other 3 days and in the afternoon/evening after the LTN BHD MAN BHD LTN legs, maybe more announcements to come or using a spare? Remember will still have to 18m cap.
I believe LGW will be an all time high on bssed frames.
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