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Old 15th May 2023, 20:43
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Tonight's FlyOne, instead of SkyUp substitution, this time using a Jordan Aviation 320.
Seems to have been used all month by FlyOne but I believe first time seen at Luton.
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Old 16th May 2023, 21:13
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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…
LTFC one step closer tonight, well done lads!
Wembley next.
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Old 16th May 2023, 21:16
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Unhappy flight expected to the North East tonight while ground crews will be buzzing.
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Old 17th May 2023, 00:45
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I wonder if Chelsea will fly in from Farnborough next season?
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Old 17th May 2023, 06:02
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Much as I'd like it, the odds of Chelsea getting relegated are remote
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Old 17th May 2023, 07:51
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
I wonder if Chelsea will fly in from Farnborough next season?
Wouldn't put it past them.
If LTFC do it, we have the Emirates, the Etihad, how about the new Stadium at Power Court being called the Easyjet!
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Old 17th May 2023, 18:42
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Q) EGTT/QMXLC/IV/BO /A /000/999/5152N00022W
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B) 23/05/17 18:01 C) 23/06/07 17:00
E) TWY DELTA CLSD BTN DELTA 1 AND SOUTH OF FOXTROT 5 DUE WIP
Oh dear, more delay.
At least stand 90 is bring used on occation, might need it tomorrow with x4 VT- biz due in.
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Old 18th May 2023, 11:46
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Sorry for a nice view of a double fence, as I was on a bus at the time. The new apron has accepted its first biz jets.

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Old 18th May 2023, 15:12
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Sorry for a nice view of a double fence, as I was on a bus at the time. The new apron has accepted its first biz jets.

I noted stand 90 being used for BizJets first on 8th May.
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Old 21st May 2023, 12:05
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May I just ask the Luton regulars what would be normal, if there is such a thing, at Luton what would be the usual time to get through security without using Speedy security and with only 1 cabinbag?? At 06.00 o'clock...
thanks in advance
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Old 21st May 2023, 12:41
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
May I just ask the Luton regulars what would be normal, if there is such a thing, at Luton what would be the usual time to get through security without using Speedy security and with only 1 cabinbag?? At 06.00 o'clock...
thanks in advance
If you have already checked in, don't need to drop off a bag, know where you are going and don't delay in the shops, then I would be disappointed not to get from back-of-the-security-queue to the gate in 30 mins. Maybe turn up at the airport 1h30 before a flight to be safe though in case there is some sort of operational foul-up
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Old 21st May 2023, 17:14
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A quick photo update on the new apron from today. It looks like the remaining works are finishing off where the airside roads join the apron, with only a small amount of concrete left to pour.





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Old 21st May 2023, 18:01
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
May I just ask the Luton regulars what would be normal, if there is such a thing, at Luton what would be the usual time to get through security without using Speedy security and with only 1 cabinbag?? At 06.00 o'clock...
thanks in advance
Went through last Monday around 6-30am and it took between 20 and 30 mins to get through and that was with quite big queues and not all the lanes manned. So pretty good considering.

Returned Weds night and joined the security queue not long after entering the building from the stand. Many E gates were not working on arrival. Took over an hour to get through. Was not good. Although it was funny to all to watch the queue jumpers get escorted back beyond the place they originally joined the queue by security staff.
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Old 21st May 2023, 19:57
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To be honest, even during the nonsense of last summer where almost all airports struggled, I’ve never really had an issue at Luton. The worst time is during school holidays and within the 2 hour period of the Wizzair first wave.
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Old 21st May 2023, 20:44
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Went through last Monday around 6-30am and it took between 20 and 30 mins to get through and that was with quite big queues and not all the lanes manned.
Begs the question if not all lanes are manned at a peak time when are they manned?


Fast track through security is now a whopping £8 per person paid at kiosks or £6 if booked in advance when passengers might not need it.

Reward for inefficiently?

Add to that £2 for a trolly and a minimum of £5 to use the drop off zone and it is easy to rake up £15 just to get airside for some passengers.
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Old 21st May 2023, 22:36
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Begs the question if not all lanes are manned at a peak time when are they manned?


Fast track through security is now a whopping £8 per person paid at kiosks or £6 if booked in advance when passengers might not need it.

Reward for inefficiently?

Add to that £2 for a trolly and a minimum of £5 to use the drop off zone and it is easy to rake up £15 just to get airside for some passengers.
Overall 50p more than Birmingham Airport then.
Pretty much the same as any UK airport now.
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Old 22nd May 2023, 22:31
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Grrr

Originally Posted by pabely
Wouldn't put it past them.
If LTFC do it, we have the Emirates, the Etihad, how about the new Stadium at Power Court being called the Easyjet!
As Luton Borough Council own Kenilworth Road, how about the Terminal 2 Stadium.....
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Old 23rd May 2023, 06:00
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Begs the question if not all lanes are manned at a peak time when are they manned?

Fast track through security is now a whopping £8 per person paid at kiosks or £6 if booked in advance when passengers might not need it.

Reward for inefficiently?

Add to that £2 for a trolly and a minimum of £5 to use the drop off zone and it is easy to rake up £15 just to get airside for some passengers.
In many commercial companies, they offer multiple levels of service. If you want a 4 room suite at a hotel, expect to pay more than for a small standard room.
There are many extras on offer at LTN. The fact that most passengers do NOT use them suggests they prefer a cheaper service without the extras.
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Old 23rd May 2023, 10:16
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Begs the question if not all lanes are manned at a peak time when are they manned?


Fast track through security is now a whopping £8 per person paid at kiosks or £6 if booked in advance when passengers might not need it.

Reward for inefficiently?

Add to that £2 for a trolly and a minimum of £5 to use the drop off zone and it is easy to rake up £15 just to get airside for some passengers.
Comment by gdiddy on the Wizz thread recently - how much of this goes to the airport, do you think?

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Old 23rd May 2023, 13:45
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A better question is how much goes to LRT aka the Council who are the airport owner? Recent history suggests nothing. Just like the drop off charges, car park charges, trolly charges and fast track charges. The operator keeps the lot while securing another £15m rebate from LRT for this year.

Mugged comes to mind.
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