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Old 30th Jan 2024, 13:54
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Haven't been in the tower for a number of years now, last time I was up there, there were a number of blind spots around the airfield and that was before all the recent building work.
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Old 30th Jan 2024, 20:30
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Isnít LCY Tower 360 degrees blind being miles away at Swanwick?
I don't think line of sight is so important, if running with low visibility ops can the tower see much anyhow?
I thought the height of the Car Parks was was of a concern for the ILS systems?
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Old 30th Jan 2024, 20:34
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Don't know if it has been noted before but Dan Air Romania increases Bacau to x4 week with the S24 season.
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Old 31st Jan 2024, 19:15
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LCY has 360-degree cameras so no blind spots. In low viz everything is slowed down. It's not called a visual control room for no reason. If you create a permanent blind spot, that means that you either install a camera system, which has to have a safety case as well as diverse routing and backup, or, you just have procedural control. BTW, a big car park will block the surface movement radar, so takes away that safety blanket as well.
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Old 1st Feb 2024, 19:00
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As it is run by NATS I'm sure it will be fine.
Searidge Technologies have done some great solutions around the world.
I find digital overlays quite exciting highlighting stand/taxiway WIP areas and aircraft flight tags.
Technology is so good now it will be predicting optimal pushback times and forecast problems. Integrated AI is just round the corner.
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Some interesting analysis here https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/tr...rmoons-4502024
I certainly know people who are quite bored with Spain or Turkey now and not afraid of checking out Egypt or a Central European country.
When will Luton hit pre Covid levels of passengers - this year?
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Old 1st Feb 2024, 20:17
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Other half wanted a city break and chose four destinations- none available from Luton this summer.
Appears Easyjet holiday Dept are winning the route selections.
Surely this opens up options for other Airlines to pick up the slack . Wonder if the route development Department still exists in the Airport.
Cities were Rome, Madrid, Vienna and Copenhagen.
Looks like itís LGW this year😫
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Old 1st Feb 2024, 20:34
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In an ideal world I'm sure all these are again possible but with no slots available there is just more money to be made elsewhere.
Roll on T2 !
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Old 1st Feb 2024, 21:19
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Not so fast sonny. LRT are in panic mode over their DCO application and are making one error after another due to the deadline of the 8th February. 90% of all DCO’s are approved so I assumed this would go the same way but now I have real doubts as they are still bringing out documents one after another that contradict each other over fundamental points that should have been sorted out months ago. They have also admitted that their section 106 agreement won’t be agreed in time despite the examiners asking for it.

Now they are protesting loudly at potential financial penalties if they don’t follow the rules. They say they are not required. If they are not required then why protest?

The LRT DCO bill was estimated at £68m that could have been spent on eradicating people sleeping on the streets and on social services but in Luton the homeless are just an inconvenience to be ignored. Meanwhile the £68m bill is going up daily while the LRT propaganda machine goes into overdrive telling the people of Luton half truths while holding back on the real story of incompetence and blunders.

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Old 1st Feb 2024, 21:54
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Proposed sanctions are getting LRT hot under the collar. I say bring it on after the airport got caught out breaking noise limits for 3 consecutive years with no penalties. Neither LRT or LLAOL can be trusted regarding any promises or requirements.

https://infrastructure.planninginspe...0Penalties.pdf

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Old 2nd Feb 2024, 07:11
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Being reported RYR will be back on TLV route before W9, restarting on 1st March.
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Old 2nd Feb 2024, 07:47
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Originally Posted by pabely
Being reported RYR will be back on TLV route before W9, restarting on 1st March.
Have Ryanair flown LTN - TLV ?
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Old 2nd Feb 2024, 07:59
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Wizz are to operate three special flights for England supporters to Dortmund, Frankfurt and Cologne for the Euros in June. Ryanair do not fly Luton- Tel Aviv.
There is also the Champions League final at Wembley this year extra flights depend of course that the two English teams do not make it to the final.

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Old 2nd Feb 2024, 12:45
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Originally Posted by ericlday
Have Ryanair flown LTN - TLV ?
Sloppy reporting or someone jumped the gun on an announcement? Would have thought they would have tried STN first?
Ryanair returns to Tel Aviv after cancelling 950 flights in January | Travel Weekly
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Old 2nd Feb 2024, 12:47
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Reading the Travel Weekly article, it seems to say Wizzair will fly Luton - Tel Aviv from 1 March, while Ryanair will fly to Tel Aviv from other cities, eg Marseille. I do not see any mention of Ryanair flying Tel Aviv to either Luton or Stansted
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Reading the Travel Weekly article, it seems to say Wizzair will fly Luton - Tel Aviv from 1 March, while Ryanair will fly to Tel Aviv from other cities, eg Marseille. I do not see any mention of Ryanair flying Tel Aviv to either Luton or Stansted
Good point, it was the way it was written. No overlap of routes serving a different set of distinctions.
Pretty useless comparison.
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Old 3rd Feb 2024, 09:55
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Wizzair to drop Ljubljana - not just a 2 month winter suspension
https://www.exyuaviation.com/2024/02...ljubljana.html
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Old 4th Feb 2024, 17:25
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Good to see Luton will be ready for June and use of the new 3D scanners.
https://simpleflying.com/uk-plan-scr...l-liquid-rule/
Reduced queue times and and with greater throughput can only enhance the passenger experience.
Some questioned here the reduction in security lanes but from LCY experience, it looks good news for the punter.
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Old 4th Feb 2024, 18:13
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And bad new for the staff with less required.
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Old 4th Feb 2024, 18:37
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
And bad new for the staff with less required.
You could say the same of any Industry. I'm sure the Union Leaders of Vauxhalls in the 70s would be very unhappy at what that has become being too labour intensive and uncompetitive.
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