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Old 16th Oct 2023, 07:12
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
I have just watched a very interesting video of analysis of the initial fire showing the Land Rover. He is saying the car was a diesel hybrid and the battery caught fire.

https://youtu.be/zk0MWDsueMY?si=ydb_lZ9ZFI5zsw05

So where are the EV chargers located at Luton? Between floors in the undamaged CP1. I wonder if they have been taken out of service?
A interesting summary, how can someone in Australia come to this conclusion yet not the UK motor magazines? Perhaps because EV manufacturers are major sponsors?
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 07:24
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A interesting summary, how can someone in Australia come to this conclusion yet not the UK motor magazines? Perhaps because EV manufacturers are major sponsors?
Its also known as propaganda. The media will only share a narrative of what they are allowed to by their masters above. They wouldn't dare put any negative spin on electric/hybrid cars when theres an agenda to push them onto the masses... yet the vast majority know how poor they are and the zero envronmental benefit of them overall. This can be said about the bias mainstream media for hundreds of current topics. I wont go into them as too many are far long indictrinated and get angry at the truths. The best thing is to switch it off and do your own research.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 08:15
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Well at least the world has heard of Luton Airport now.

On a separate note
There is currently no availability for new car park bookings arriving before the 30th October.
Now that might put off people booking a flight unless they didn’t check first about availability.


Also maybe this location needs to be revisited?

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Old 16th Oct 2023, 09:04
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Those cars on the top floor of the MSCP will probably have been subject to fairly extreme heat. Which could have damaged tyres, blistered paintwork, distorted electronics, changed the strength/composition of adhesives, plastics and other components. To say nothing of potential smoke damage. Just because they look undamaged, doesn't mean they are. If I owned one of those cars, I think I may prefer it to be written-off to being saddled with a lemon for a few years.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 09:24
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Even if some cars were salvageable H&S would prevent people wandering around on and in a building that has partially collapsed.

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Old 16th Oct 2023, 11:45
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Even if some cars were salvageable H&S would prevent people wondering around on and in a building that has partially collapsed.
I spend a lot of time wondering but not much time wandering these days. Forget the spellchecker.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 14:32
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I have had another look as to what is happening regarding airport access and to see what has changed since my last visit.

The drop off area access and exit has been reversed so departing traffic hasn’t got to cross the path of arriving traffic. Arriving traffic now enters via the fire station access road with the drop off on the immediate right. Traffic then leaves via the entry point to the mid term.
Issue. The tunnel footpath is so narrow that 2 baggage trolleys can’t pass each other due to the railings when suitcases are laid sideways.
The traffic situation to the drop off doesn’t seem to be improving.

Blue line marks the access and exit route with the drop off in the middle.


The shuttle buses have gone back to their original pre Dart position. The buses used are now exclusively standard single decker buses. Strangely there is no signage to say the Dart is not running with the signs still pointing in the opposite direction, as seen on the sign.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 19:14
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BBC Herts, Beds & Bucks reporting 19m is a done deal.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 20:00
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As per the announcement on the 13th.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 21:08
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Originally Posted by LGS6753
Those cars on the top floor of the MSCP will probably have been subject to fairly extreme heat. Which could have damaged tyres, blistered paintwork, distorted electronics, changed the strength/composition of adhesives, plastics and other components. To say nothing of potential smoke damage. Just because they look undamaged, doesn't mean they are. If I owned one of those cars, I think I may prefer it to be written-off to being saddled with a lemon for a few years.
If my own car was involved I would want to make that decision myself, thank you very much. My expectation of leaving it to the airport owner is they will go for the solution that costs them the least, regardless of how I am inconvenienced or left grossly out of pocket.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 21:18
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Given the large number of expensive cars likely in the car park... sooner or later I would expect a court case over retrieval of cars. Some of the car owners will be able to afford competent lawyers. This will not be just the small claims court
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 23:23
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I thought if your Insurers write the car off, it becomes their property?
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 04:41
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A view from a Barrister regarding who is likely to sue who regarding the fire.

For those that don’t wish to view the 11 minute video. Car owners will claim off their own insurance. Those companies and the airport’s insurance company will claim off the unlucky car owner's insurance company whose car caught fire, but it could drag on for year’s and could well go through the courts with group litigation.


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Old 17th Oct 2023, 06:12
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If my own car was involved I would want to make that decision myself, thank you very much. My expectation of leaving it to the airport owner is they will go for the solution that costs them the least, regardless of how I am inconvenienced or left grossly out of pocket.
​​​​​​​Given the large number of expensive cars likely in the car park... sooner or later I would expect a court case over retrieval of cars. Some of the car owners will be able to afford competent lawyers. This will not be just the small claims court
Doubt whether car owners or the airport will have much involvement - it'll be dealt with between insurance companies, even if they do end up in court.
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 08:45
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Update on the Dart. The car park is deemed to be unsafe and will need to be propped up. Once that is done the Dart can reopened. The suggestion is that this could happen by the end of the week or next week according to the airport operator.
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 08:49
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Originally Posted by pabely
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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The drop off zone

Seem to recall a while ago a car fire in the drop off area, the fire service dealt with that because they had access, on this occasion a 2014 Range Rovers drove IN TO THE CAR PARK ON FIRE, went to the third floor and abandoned it . What chance dose anyone have with idiots like that around
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 09:00
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You mean this event from 10 years ago?


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Old 17th Oct 2023, 10:35
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No, there was a car fire in the drop off zone in the multi storey, it was not very long ago, definitely this summer
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A historic trip into the burnt out car park.
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Old 18th Oct 2023, 06:12
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Luton Airport urges prompt pick-ups following fire https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-67139120
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