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Old 20th Dec 2020, 14:44
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LTNman tends to take photos from areas nowhere near his home so your question is valid. For someone who goes on about others breaking rules he tends to have views from the likes of top floors of hotels and building sites at Parkway area and within the terminal area which I am sure is because he is an airport employee or as I sometimes wonder a local councillor, as he reminds me of someone who is a LibDem member and anti airport growth. He should practise what he preaches!
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes View Post
Never mind lots of free time from the 28th as the airport is expecting another lockdown
It might happen a lot earlier than that.
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 18:43
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Strange Lee Baker Street as LTNman has always come across to me as pro the airport.
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 18:47
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From the BBC

Tui cancels flights out of Luton Airport
Tui will continue to operate out of Gatwick and Stansted which are located in tier two areas. A company spokesperson said: "Any customers that live in tier four and are due to depart in the next 14 days will be entitled to cancel and receive a full refund or amend for free to any holiday that's currently on sale."
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 19:00
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One TUI flight cancelled as that is all they had.
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 20:08
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Whether you agree with it or not there was mass ignoring of the new Tier 4 rules today at Luton as travellers carried on regardless including friends of the wife who are now abroad.
Unless it was an essential journey, that is a flagrant disregard for Tier 4 rules. Then folk wonder why their lives are being restricted by Covid rules!
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 21:11
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You can be sure that new airport workers will be working for next to nothing on zero hour contracts as the airport and its companies will see this pandemic as an opportunity to drive down costs. The true race to the bottom will start next year as all airports play let’s screw the workers as they fight each other for passengers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-55089151

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Old 20th Dec 2020, 21:42
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Does any of that break any restrictions? I've no idea if he works there but if not you're allowed to drive and go for a walk with a camera.
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 21:52
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According to government advice if your home is in a Tier 1 to 3 location then travelling through an an airport in a Tier 4 area is permitted provided you know the COVID rules when arriving at your destination. If your home is in a Tier 4 area then you must stay within it and not travel outside. Hopefully that's my understanding !
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 22:14
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Most of Luton’s passengers are from T4 areas. Even people in other tiers are only meant to travel to countries in travel corridors which are almost zero.
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Old 20th Dec 2020, 22:34
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
One TUI flight cancelled as that is all they had.
At least the flight was cancelled unlike EZY TLV flight where UK passport holders were segregated, forced onto crowded buses and have now been forcefully quarantine in a hotel. Those who refused to board buses now cannot enter Isreal and have issues returning to UK.
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 08:01
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not quite Pabely. All non Israeli passport holders were advised they were unable to travel as the rules changed just as check in opened.
only Israeli nationals were allowed to fly as per instructions from Israeli government and they were all told there was a strong possibility they would have to isolate on arrival in TLV at a government appointed hotel for 14 days if they chose to travel.
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Old 21st Dec 2020, 23:33
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Grrr

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You are 100% correct. Barking mad, but you are right.I am in tier 1/2/3 but have a trip booked from an airport in tier 4. Can I go there? The main airports in Tier 4 – Heathrow, Luton and London City – will remain open, and people from other tiers will be able to access them, whether flying in or out.

The government says: “If you live outside a tier 4 area you may still transit into or through a tier 4 area to travel abroad if you need to, but you should carefully consider whether you need to do so.”
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 05:45
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https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co....r-wizz-4820820

Article about Luton

English residents are only allowed to travel before or after Christmas Day if they have a valid reason for doing so, such as caring responsibilities, moving home or travelling for work or study.

A spokesperson for the Home Office said: “The restrictions are legally enforceable and the police will continue to take action where necessary.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 06:31
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Of course the virus is discriminatory against nationality...
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 12:49
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Departures board looks like Chisinau & Pristina shuttle with just a handful of other flights now.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 14:16
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Most shouldn’t be travelling anyway.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 19:45
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Looks like EZY will be the busiest airline tomorrow due to the numbers of domestic flights they are doing.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 06:23
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The following article about Southend Airport shows what happens when a Council that doesn’t own an airport operates independently and impartially when making planning decisions.

At Luton there is no independence or impartiality as the Council owns its airport so every application without exception is approved with just a nod of the head.

If the DCO to government for outline agreement for airport expansion is approved then detailed planning applications will be submitted to the Council, by the Council, and approved by the Council for the financial benefit of the Council with zero checks and balances to the detriment of communities both near and far.

Maybe this is fine for the majority here but it should raise alarm bells about how local government is meant to serve the people rather than themselves.

AIRPORT bosses remain hopeful of building a second hotel on site despite plans being thrown out by Southend Council.

Southend Airport has now lodged an appeal with the secretary of state in a bid to see a 132-bed hotel built.

The proposal, to build the hotel on a staff car park to the north of Eastwoodbury Crescent and close to the existing Holiday Inn, was rejected in September due to concerns over parking.

Councillors raised concerns that by reducing the number of existing parking spaces from 86 to 45 it would push more people to park on nearby streets.

Councillor Meg Davidson, deputy leader of Southend’s Conservative group said that that car parking has always been an issue at the airport but supports a hotel “if it meets the needs”

She said: “We need to see what happens to demand to the airport and if it is actually needed.

“The existing hotel – when things were more normal it was up to capacity. It’s very difficult to see how things are going to pan out in the short-time and how quickly air traffic gets back to anything air traffic levels that we have seen.

“We welcome facilities and things that encourage people to visit Southend.”

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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 15:40
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