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Old 13th Nov 2023, 22:39
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I lived in North London for many years and at times near Brent Cross. Getting to LGW or STN was always the last options to be considered. Trekking across London by public transport or in a car, was / is to be avoided.
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Old 13th Nov 2023, 22:40
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To get to Gatwick a change of trains is required apart from the early hours. It is still a simple journey as it is just a case of getting off at a core London station and waiting on the same platform a few minutes for a connection.

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Old 13th Nov 2023, 22:59
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I lived in North London for many years and at times near Brent Cross. Getting to LGW or STN was always the last options to be considered. Trekking across London by public transport or in a car, was / is to be avoided.
Thamelink running north to south is the equivalent of the Elizabeth Line running east to west so I don’t know why it was the last option unless you predate the through London services that are now operated.

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Old 14th Nov 2023, 09:28
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Dan Air Bacău route going to 3 wkly from April.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 11:40
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Originally Posted by Falcon666
Dan Air Bacău route going to 3 wkly from April.
Blue Air old slots?
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 14:53
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Holiday Inn ( Luton Airport) hotel has been sold to KE Hotels according to a news outlet .
Appeared online then disappeared just as quickly so possibly wrong.


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Old 14th Nov 2023, 17:11
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The Holiday Inn is the former Boeing Flight Safety building https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...new-luton-site while the Holiday Inn Express overlooks Signature.

Most hotels seem to trade under different names as a franchise so might remain a Holiday Inn


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Old 14th Nov 2023, 17:39
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KE Hotels until today only owned 3 properties. The Moxy in Manchester, a hotel Indigo in Newcastle and an independent hotel in Oxford. So all three hotels are franchises of different brands, so it may well stay as a Holiday Inn.
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Old 14th Nov 2023, 18:28
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Looks like any green traction to reduce or maintain limits on passengers has just lost its biggest champion with the Dutch Government abandoned setting new limits at Schiphol.
Speaking to a local, they do want to encourage larger aircraft and to discourage the insane number of flights to city pairs, London being an example 50-60 a day.
Easyjet take note, a 321 might not be the answer and might discourage further flights like SEN to exist. Smaller aircraft attracting more of a stealth green tax which might force higher LCY fares which would be good for SEN but it would need to generate enough passengers to fill them.

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Old 14th Nov 2023, 19:27
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I have managed post COVID to use LTN 5 times so far and using my free concession bus pass I find it simples to get to, ( and from ) owever bag drop has always been the sticking point
We are off through on 10 Dec for Christmas @ 10am ret 05 Jan so hope ( expect ) a simple trip., However as time is not my enemy I can't Bag Drop till 2.5 hours before. I understand why, so as to not block up the baggage handlers, however I can bag drop the night before and stay in a hotel.. how can that be right ??
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Old 15th Nov 2023, 19:16
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As said on the Wizzair thread, they return to operate flights to Chisinau from Mid December again to do battle with FlyOne.
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Old 15th Nov 2023, 19:40
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There will be only one winner.
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Old 16th Nov 2023, 13:19
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Confirmation https://airlinergs.com/wizz-air-resu...au-in-moldova/
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 18:26
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Murcia Today reporting Ryanair to link Vigo in Northern Spain to Luton, wasn't that a route by Iberia Express pre-covid?
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 18:56
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Murcia Today reporting Ryanair to link Vigo in Northern Spain to Luton, wasn't that a route by Iberia Express pre-covid?
Air Nostrum (as a wet lease for the Iberia group) flew Luton-Vigo pre-Covid. I think it was branded as Iberia Regional - not sure if this was switched to the Iberia Express brand. In 2015, the flight number from Vigo was IB8404, typically with a CRJ 900.
Ryanair currently fly Stansted-Vigo
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 19:22
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Originally Posted by LTNman
To get to Gatwick a change of trains is required apart from the early hours. It is still a simple journey as it is just a case of getting off at a core London station and waiting on the same platform a few minutes for a connection.
It depends on where you live in North London! Walk to Bus, Ride to Tube were the starting points and with a suitcase for a big holiday? Also, one planned on the knowledge that you had to make that return journey after (usually) an overnight long haul in Y!!!

LGW was, for me, always the last resort and remains so.
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 19:55
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So the directors of LRT, acting as councillors, together with their fellow councillors, have lined up to accuse Israel of genocide and ethic cleansing at the full meeting of the Council on the 14th. Now I wonder what El Al will think about that if they find out?

From 2 hours 17 minutes

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Old 17th Nov 2023, 20:24
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You should not be stirring, did you know some Arab Airlines are still flying to Israel, El Al already a troubled airline for years saddled with legacy costs and restrictions on Saturday flying are fighting to survive?
They have already dropped the 739 service to a 738 and no longer daily due to lack of demand. If it is suspended and UK service consolidated at LHR it will be because they currently don't have the passengers.
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Old 22nd Nov 2023, 11:19
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Overall a better year, but some will still nit pick.
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Old 22nd Nov 2023, 11:28
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Originally Posted by LTNman
So the directors of LRT, acting as councillors, together with their fellow councillors, have lined up to accuse Israel of genocide and ethic cleansing at the full meeting of the Council on the 14th. Now I wonder what El Al will think about that if they find out?

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Yet another reason why the Council is an inappropriate owner of the airport.
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