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Old 30th Nov 2020, 12:26
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If they are furloughed then obviously retained.

Possibly fair point re general turnover I guess but judging future job prospects out there in the aftermath perhaps that will slow.

Tended to witness most people after being employed at an airport would move between employers & jobs at the airport & not leave it altogether.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 13:00
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There are a few here missing a vital point. As with many industries when you have hard working people willing to do a job for less money it suppresses wages. Maybe not now but many companies operating at the airport have a high turnover of staff due to low wages and unsocial 24/7 work patterns but there has always been an unlimited supply of new people to take on the jobs. One issue can be a 5 year traceable history for security passes for some jobs.

If a company can’t find enough employees due to the U.K. leaving the EU they have three choices. Don’t fill the post, increase the wages offered as well as improve the T&C’s or for more skilled jobs train the unemployed or school leavers. If this in the long term means the end of zero hour contracts and better wages then that is a good thing.

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Old 30th Nov 2020, 13:27
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when you have hard working people willing to do a job for less money it suppresses wages.
Which was of course the whole point of the free movement directive. However, back to Luton Airport....
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 13:34
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LTNman...

Given the general economic/job situation then perhaps a rear view mirror view now with some aspects

Funnily enough employers always have means in most situations to turn it to their own advantage of course.

The 5 year traceable history comment is valid as is of course a required CRC...At large airports with multiple possibilities the security passes could sometimes be viewed by the holder as a bonus for prospective employers too.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 14:40
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A valid GSAT certificate also helps.

Some companies at Luton had such high staff turnover rates that they permanently employed third party companies to find staff and put them through initial training programmes. New staff then worked for several months for these companies before directly working for the company that actually needed the staff.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 15:18
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BAA/STN used to charge companies on site for the issue/provision of airside passes for their staff.So a bit of investment in that regard too.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 15:49
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Luton charges 43 for a full pass and 66 to renew it for some reason.

Talking of charges people might remember that Easyjet were going to rent a floor or two of the multi story and use it as a staff car park. The charge for each parking bay within the multi story is 2315 per space per year for staff parking.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 19:28
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Just a reminder that from tomorrow all Blue Air flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Luton will be transferred to Heathrow.
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Old 30th Nov 2020, 21:24
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And checking their booking engine they are back at LTN on this route from 28/3/21, and Bacau & Iasi continue as normal.

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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 11:20
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From February more easyjet passengers will have to check in luggage to the hold as the airline seems to be banning the standard size carry on case unless passengers upgrade their seats and even then only some seats are upgradable. One of the reasons Luton can handle 18m passengers is that the majority of passengers now don’t check in luggage. Capacity Issues for the future?
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 16:08
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EasyJet restart operations tomorrow from Luton.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 18:42
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TFS ACE, TLV & BFS, surprised no EDI or GLA.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 18:47
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EDI & GLA (and AMS) start Friday. Irregular for a week, thereafter more frequent.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 20:12
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As does Milan, Paris to name a few.
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Old 2nd Dec 2020, 21:30
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So how many of those destinations don’t require a quarantine either outbound or return or both ways?
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Old 5th Dec 2020, 12:33
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Construction update

All the Network Rail platforms at Luton Airport Parkway now have a roof over the escalators but no side walls yet.


There is still no sign of the missing 33% of the interchange building for the Dart being started any time soon with the access route from the railway platforms finishing in mid air.


At Central station the roof over the ticket hall is getting its second layer of roof.


Meanwhile the platform area has just its first layer of smooth roof fitted. The ceilings are still to go in. Track has been laid to the platforms and into the maintenance area.


Just a reminder what the station area looked like in July 2016 when it was the drop off area with no walkway from the multi story that had yet to open and no second multi story.


The dual carriageway has been put back to its original position after being moved twice for the construction of the cut and cover tunnel.


Finally not a mini Dart train but 2 electric passenger assist vehicles come to Luton for the first time. They are fully weather protected due to the long ride to the drop off area. They look too big to get passengers airside as I don't think they would fit even in the goods lifts.

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Old 5th Dec 2020, 15:53
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Due to the crowded nature of the departure lounge and with people sitting on the floor it would be too dangerous for the carts to operate upstairs.
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Old 5th Dec 2020, 22:40
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Sitting on the floor! What a desirable passenger experience! Shame on the airport!
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Old 6th Dec 2020, 12:38
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Just wondering as Wizz are starting a flights to Sharm they would consider a service from Luton and/or Gatwick?
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Old 6th Dec 2020, 14:15
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I'm sure it will be considered, LGW has issues with slots, as Moscow & St. Petersburg seem to be working from Luton then it must be on the horizon for W21.
They also fly to Alexandra so perhaps that.. Personally I would like to see Hugarda. Plenty of great hotels you can book direct and of course guaranteed sun!
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