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Old 14th Jul 2023, 20:13
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Old 14th Jul 2023, 21:17
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Old 15th Jul 2023, 09:05
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That clip reminds me of a flight from Luton in 1972 on a Monarch B720 for a holiday in Zante. The airport in Zante wasn't complete so we landed at a Greek Air Force base on the mainland (complete with Phantoms in the circuit) then caught the ferry. This was the first year that Zante was offered as an IT destination and the island was beautiful and totally unspoiilt. Never been back but, reading reports of drunken behaviour there now, wouldn't want to.
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Old 16th Jul 2023, 15:41
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Jane 'The Cow' now a TikTok sensation!
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Good to see the runway fun run went well
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 11:57
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4 now holding in runup Bay and South Stands, no wonder everyone's shedules have gone to pot!
Going to be an unpleasant get away once kids fully break up from school.
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 19:25
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Noticed for the first time a pax departure off one of the new 90s stands. It could have been being held to free up another stand and not block Alpha but it was definitely a push back.
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 19:37
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Two EZY departures this morning from 93 NCE, and 92 AMS
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 20:37
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There has been two sets of steps parked there for a while now. It is eventually going to be a very long walk if the pier is built.
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Old 17th Jul 2023, 21:59
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Wasn't Gatwick famously 1.12 miles at North Terminal, I know that was a while ago and may have been before the sky bridge to even further stands!
I think more of a problem will be the departures after Tax Free unless they are going to open up a second area within the small extension?
Will require 3 areas, the old terminal area for the lower number gates, the current area then a third servicing the 90s & South Stands. Sure it's all been thought about with proceed to departures zones A, B & C before announcement of actual gate. Seems to work well at many other airports to funnel people away.

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Old 18th Jul 2023, 13:44
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Apart from Pier B there is hardly a free seat in the whole Terminal. The pier that serves the main apron is especially narrow. It wouldn't surprise me that eventually it will be almost a seat free terminal unless you buy a meal or drink to allow more people to stand so increasing capacity and profits.

This photo is sadly a typical day.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 17:36
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Apart from Pier B there is hardly a free seat in the whole Terminal. The pier that serves the main apron is especially narrow. It wouldn't surprise me that eventually it will be almost a seat free terminal unless you buy a meal or drink to allow more people to stand so increasing capacity and profits.

This photo is sadly a typical day.

What this photo depicts is a need for the airport to expand and build a second terminal to meet an ever growing population increase.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 17:44
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The photo could actually depict the opposite.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 17:57
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A second terminal and infrastructure is now costed at £3bn that will add just 10.5 million passengers. It won’t happen as no one in their right mind would spend that sort of money on a project that could be cut back by climate change legislation in the future. The best that fans can look forward to is a slightly extended existing terminal but that is it so expect the airports ranking to drop through the floor again as it gains back its title of Britain’s worst airport.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 19:27
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A second terminal and infrastructure is now costed at £3bn that will add just 10.5 million passengers. It wonít happen as no one in their right mind would spend that sort of money on a project that could be cut back by climate change legislation in the future. The best that fans can look forward to is a slightly extended existing terminal but that is it so expect the airports ranking to drop through the floor again as it gains back its title of Britainís worst airport.
What Climate change legislation?
Even the German's who have a sizable green vote are not proposing such a thing for fear of hurting their industrial base, jobs and thus votes.
The far right in Gremany is gaining ground through a backlash & 8 other EU members have publicly pushed back on proposed EU legislation.
When widespread SAF fuel and alternative fuel solutions arrive Luton would be behind the curve of what is going on at the other UK airports if the DCO is not approved.
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Old 18th Jul 2023, 21:08
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Now there is a interesting meeting at the Council on Thursday that will be live streamed. Seems they have been up to no good using "dodgy" accounting practices regarding its airport. After 4 years of negotiations and being given the run around, the auditors have refused to sign off the 2018/19 accounts without qualifying the accounts and have given a damning verdict of the Council "cooking" the books to improve the financial figures.

Looking at the DCO financial statement regarding funding airport expansion, they haven't got a clue where the money will come from. This is a £3bn build yet the Council could not get the £125m approach road built before the DCO started, which was meant to go in early to smooth the application, as they could secure no funding,

I agree that it is unlikely that T2 will ever be built regardless of the DCO. While pebely has no interest in climate change or lives ruined, as long as he can count more aircraft, public opinion and governments are waking up to the fact that policies have to change. Who is to say what will happen in 5 years time. Luton is not a strategic airport, it is a cheap airport providing cheap breaks using a cheap terminal paying cheap wage that has a rather nice Dart link funded by the local taxpayer.

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Old 18th Jul 2023, 21:33
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£3bn for a new tinminal! That'll be wheelie bin collection twice a millennium then!

Cooking the books, they cannot afford the electricity to do it! Hold, on, make that collection of the bins once per millennium.

SAF is the panacea! More deforestation and farmers turning from growing food sources to SAF feedstock!

Cows and planes need to go green rapidly and then close worldwide gas and coal power stations. Oh and worldwide tax of say 20% on kerosene initially.
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Old 19th Jul 2023, 12:03
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Strikes planned.

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Old 19th Jul 2023, 12:20
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Just the latest group of poorly paid airport workers who have had enough.
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Old 19th Jul 2023, 19:44
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That's new, £15M of work over 5 years split between 3 contractors
https://www.theconstructionindex.co....ers/view/14631
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