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Old 13th Dec 2020, 09:02
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Firstly Gibraltar is not a country it is a British Overseas Territory with the border with Spain open with several thousand people crossing each day. I would guess being diverted to Malaga would have an exception. After 1 January who knows.
There is a nice report in the Gibraltar Chronicle (sorry cannot link it) about the arrival of the first Wizzair service with some excellent photos.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 09:27
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They were having to quarantine as reported here after a long delay
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-...light-18831486

Back to Blue Air. It was reported here by I think pabely that Blue Air flights to and from Bucharest are returning to Luton from Heathrow in the summer so I have tried a test booking.

Both Heathrow and Luton are bookable for August 2nd but intriguingly both inbound and outbound flights have the same departure and arrival times for Heathrow and Luton. Flight numbers are the same except Heathrow has an extra 3 in it so OB 131 and OB132 becomes OB1331 and OB 1332.

I suspect at some point some passengers are going to find their airport switched and this is an exercise in seeing which airport has the higher bookings.

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Old 13th Dec 2020, 09:36
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Its not. It’s an exercise in whether they keep their LHR slots for the summer. If they do you won’t be seeing them at LTN.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 09:42
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Seems a logical conclusion.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 11:22
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Yesterday saw 70 Wizzair movements. Ten times the number of EZY movements.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 12:59
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I think you failed to notice the price difference, obviously not knowing the number of seats booked currently, or is that just the LHR surcharge as it alot more expensive to land and operate there? If you live in say Bedford and get transfered to a LHR flight are you going to be happy?
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 15:59
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I did indeed notice the price differences so do think think Blue Air will be be running parallel flights with the same timings to each airport with similar flight numbers?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 07:22
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Animation from a few years ago. Much of it came out correct but not nearly as posh. Ceilings and the outside roof never really materialised giving the terminal a cheap feel together with fixtures and fittings and now with the Dart it is all change again. I can remember being quite excited after watching this and can remember the disappointment when the extension first opened as it looked half finished except it was actually completed.

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Old 15th Dec 2020, 12:01
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After the launch of the new Gib flights last week by Wizzair, today they started another new route from Luton to Madeira.
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Old 17th Dec 2020, 15:35
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I believe Covid PCR testing stations are being set up in the mid term car park. At the moment the only one I know about in Luton is charging 199 for a fit to fly certificate. Announcement due next week about facility and price.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 07:44
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An increase in freight flights noted in recent days - 5 or 6 DHL 757s/A300s, plus MNG and yesterday a Cargo Logic 737 from Bratislava.
Wizzair operated over 90 movements yesterday, EZY 16, plus the odd Blue Air and Ryanair.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 11:57
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Just another example how the virus will spread over Christmas when people are told they should do the sensible thing. Many will take the virus out of the country and even more will bring it back in. How many will follow the rules is up for debate when families are not meant to mix until December 23rd in the U.K. and then only for 5 days.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 12:32
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The lurgy is already here,it's been here for months,218 Countries and Territories around the world have the bloody lurgy,how can you take it out if they already have it and how can you bring it in when it's already here? Give me flippin strength.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 12:46
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Many European countries have much high per capita rates than the U.K. You can see where we are on the list here https://www.statista.com/statistics/...pe-by-country/

Back to traveling within the U.K using your logic. If we already have high levels throughout the U.K why the worry about families mixing at Christmas and why are the 4 nations saying think carefully? Maybe the clue is what happened after Thanksgiving.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 14:39
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I know not just relating to Luton, but Blackstone Equity is circling them in $3B share offer. A good price if you own shares after they became depressed due to CV19.

Cargo still only got the use of 2 stands, hate for one if those DHL A300 go tech?

A TUI to TFS today as well.

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Old 18th Dec 2020, 14:52
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I presume you are refering to Signature Aviation...
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 16:25
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I thought Signature are moving out of their cargo apron hangar?
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 17:24
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Just another example how the virus will spread over Christmas when people are told they should do the sensible thing. Many will take the virus out of the country and even more will bring it back in. How many will follow the rules is up for debate when families are not meant to mix until December 23rd in the U.K. and then only for 5 days.
Let me guess - Eastern Europeans again?

Its everyone. People in Luton are being tested, awaiting for the result and still carrying on as usual. People are symptomatic and going to work because they cannot afford not to.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 17:40
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Do I detect a bit of prejudice there with that comment? There are flights all over the Europe and the U.K today if you care to look before making assumptions.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 17:52
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Thank goodness for Wizz Air, easyJet have more or less desserted the airport!

According to FlightRadar24 there will be 84 departures tomorrow, of which 11 are easyJet, 4 are Ryanair and 2 are Blue Air. Meaning 67 departures are Wizz!

easyJet look like they have more than 80+ departures from Gatwick tomorrow.
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