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Old 7th May 2023, 06:01
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I didn’t say that at all. I said she, as the chair of LRT, has no mandate, as she was not elected after being placed in what turned out to be the safest seat in Luton so there was no election.

She was moved, as her party knew there was a good chance that as the chair of LRT, who was promoting more noise misery over the roofs of the people she claimed to represent, that she would have been voted out of the council.

Of course she would have had some level of support and the Labour group did win the elections but lost heavily in the areas affected by aircraft noise by winning only 1 seat out of 11.

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Old 8th May 2023, 17:08
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Could someone enlighten me and maybe some others what the Beech 200 flights which fly to numerous UK and Continental airports carry. I thought maybe crew positioning flights but there again there was a flight t/f Islay in Western Scotland recently from Luton.r
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Old 8th May 2023, 17:36
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
Could someone enlighten me and maybe some others what the Beech 200 flights which fly to numerous UK and Continental airports carry. I thought maybe crew positioning flights but there again there was a flight t/f Islay in Western Scotland recently from Luton.r
If you are talking about the Fly Wales B200s then I think they do some work for EZY, other times up for hire.

Also see new stand 90 as well as closed Taxiway Delta have been in-use parking up BizJets.

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Old 8th May 2023, 18:42
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Could someone enlighten me and maybe some others what the Beech 200 flights which fly to numerous UK and Continental airports carry. I thought maybe crew positioning flights but there again there was a flight t/f Islay in Western Scotland recently from Luton.r

The bulk of the work is parts/engineering flights for EZY but I presume they do the odd charter here and there...
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Old 9th May 2023, 08:12
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I recently used the Luton Airport Express from St Pancras so here is a quick summary of my experience. At St Pancras the train indicator boards show nothing regarding the Luton Airport Express. Passengers need to know the train to Corby is the LAE but how they would know that is a mystery. Thameslink on the other hand have a large sign pointing out that trains to Gatwick use platform A while trains to Luton uses platform B.

Once on the train it was clear it was tired and tatty with the carpets seeing better days. For an Airport Express it has no luggage storage apart from overhead bins and the walkway between seats was very narrow due the 3+2 seating, so very hard to drag a suitcase along.

The train was around 20% full.

The Thameslink trains are far superior in every detail but also don’t contain luggage storage but at least their seating is only 2+2 meaning it is easier to pull a suitcase through.

On the positive side, the journey only took 22 minutes making the Stansted Express being an express in name only, as it takes almost 3 times as long for an airport that is a similar distance from the capital. In fact the semi fast Thameslink service that stops 3 times is still quicker, as is the all stopping service that takes around 45 minutes compared to 56 minutes to 1 hours for the Stansted Express.

Once at Parkway there was a short queue to exit the railway ticket barriers and then another short queue to pass the Dart barriers. The Dart train left within a minute.

At the airport there was a moderate queue to use the single escalator and another queue to pass the exit barrier. Total travel time from St Pancras was 32 minutes to exit the Dart station at the airport.

The Dart is now sold as a seamless experience from rail to Dart except it is not. Gatelines for rail and Dart don’t seem to recognise a third of all e-tickets. To get from the airport to the railway station tickets need to be presented 3 times.

Now the service is being advertised as the LAE it is definitely more popular in part due to discounted rail tickets if booked in advance, which Thameslink doesn’t offer.

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Old 9th May 2023, 10:05
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Noticed there is a NOTAM out for Stand 41/L closure until July due WIP - is this related to Stand 42 upgrade or work on the new North Stands?
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Old 9th May 2023, 12:20
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Originally Posted by Falcon666
Noticed there is a NOTAM out for Stand 41/L closure until July due WIP - is this related to Stand 42 upgrade or work on the new North Stands?
Diagonal stand works to handle 787/A330 on 42. As the Echo taxiway is moving slightly south to enable 3 new stands pointing at Harrods FBO these can no longer safely accept such aircraft eg El Al flights with heavies. I think currently would need to use South Stands which is not ideal being furthest busing for a mainline airline.
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Old 9th May 2023, 13:55
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I would doubt El Al would approve the south stands due to the location of both multi story car parks overlooking the stands.

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Old 9th May 2023, 15:14
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Originally Posted by LTNman
I recently used the Luton Airport Express from St Pancras so here is a quick summary of my experience. At St Pancras the train indicator boards show nothing regarding the Luton Airport Express. Passengers need to know the train to Corby is the LAE but how they would know that is a mystery. Thameslink on the other hand have a large sign pointing out that trains to Gatwick use platform A while trains to Luton uses platform B.

Once on the train it was clear it was tired and tatty with the carpets seeing better days. For an Airport Express it has no luggage storage apart from overhead bins and the walkway between seats was very narrow due the 3+2 seating, so very hard to drag a suitcase along.

The train was around 20% full.

The Thameslink trains are far superior in every detail but also don’t contain luggage storage but at least their seating is only 2+2 meaning it is easier to pull a suitcase through.

On the positive side, the journey only took 22 minutes making the Stansted Express being an express in name only, as it takes almost 3 times as long for an airport that is a similar distance from the capital. In fact the semi fast Thameslink service that stops 3 times is still quicker, as is the all stopping service that takes around 45 minutes compared to 56 minutes to 1 hours for the Stansted Express.

Once at Parkway there was a short queue to exit the railway ticket barriers and then another short queue to pass the Dart barriers. The Dart train left within a minute.

At the airport there was a moderate queue to use the single escalator and another queue to pass the exit barrier. Total travel time from St Pancras was 32 minutes to exit the Dart station at the airport.

The Dart is now sold as a seamless experience from rail to Dart except it is not. Gatelines for rail and Dart don’t seem to recognise a third of all e-tickets. To get from the airport to the railway station tickets need to be presented 3 times.

Now the service is being advertised as the LAE it is definitely more popular in part due to discounted rail tickets if booked in advance, which Thameslink doesn’t offer.
LTNman with the deepest respect every carriage on Thameslink trains has overhead storage and located next to most doors are luggage racks! In addition smaller luggage can be placed under most of the seats if need be.
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Old 9th May 2023, 17:16
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Makes the EMR service feel even worse then but if booked in advance with no flexibility EMR can be substantially cheaper.
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Old 9th May 2023, 19:19
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Originally Posted by LTNman
I would doubt El Al would not approve the south stands due to the location of both multi story car parks overlooking the stands.
Never thought of that, quite often see Binos & Video cams pointing out from top floor of the Car Parks, that would be why they are making such an effect in the 41/42 area which are more remote from onlookers.
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Old 9th May 2023, 21:13
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Wizzair UK to get new address at Airport? CAA finally putting their foot down to make them accountable.
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Old 9th May 2023, 22:16
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FlyOne

With FlyOne starting LHR flights, is this an opportunity or a pie in the Sky expensive experiment like Blue Air?
They currently run Luton flights around the same times to Chisinau, but different flight numbers and many flights are run with leased SkyUp machines or maybe lack of slots at Luton!
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Old 12th May 2023, 22:26
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Talking of SkyUp - tonight’s arrival looks like he took the scenic route to his Gate, obviously wanted to visit Harrods ramp and the Cargo stands👍
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Old 14th May 2023, 20:36
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Something unusual in the schedules for tomorrow…

Eastern Airways flight T39846 from Newcastle to Luton (E190) landing at 1700L.

Any chance someone could make this flight go tech, or make some drones appear at that sort of time?

Not sure why the airport owner allowed this movement considering it will likely contain the opposition for their town’s football club the next evening.

Any advantages…
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Old 14th May 2023, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39
Something unusual in the schedules for tomorrow…

Eastern Airways flight T39846 from Newcastle to Luton (E190) landing at 1700L.

Any chance someone could make this flight go tech, or make some drones appear at that sort of time?

Not sure why the airport owner allowed this movement considering it will likely contain the opposition for their town’s football club the next evening.

Any advantages…
Desperate times....
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Old 15th May 2023, 09:13
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President Zelenskyy just arrived from Paris on an A321 from Paris meeting the PM at chequers. Other interesting movements Icelandair B757 to Luxor, EnterAir from Toulouse, Eastern E190 and SYXAIr SAAB200. Slot problems?
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Old 15th May 2023, 09:41
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Eastern Airways flight T39846 from Newcastle to Luton (E190) landing at 1700L
Ah but were they deaf - Jetstream 41 wasn't it.
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Old 15th May 2023, 11:26
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The Jetstream 41 arrived yesterday (Sunday) on charter flight from Guernsey!
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Old 15th May 2023, 13:03
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
President Zelenskyy just arrived from Paris on an A321 from Paris meeting the PM at chequers. Other interesting movements Icelandair B757 to Luxor, EnterAir from Toulouse, Eastern E190 and SYXAIr SAAB200. Slot problems?
Probally not at Luton, remember Blue Air slots still need reallocating and NMG seem to be using very few of their new daytime slots.
Anyhow the issues are terminal pax, Harrods & Signature can process as many pax as they want.
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