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That is VR-CBQ.
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 15:09
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Did Silverjet ever use that building ?
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 15:20
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No, they used the edge of the original 1960’s terminal. This entrance later became the access to the temporary arrivals area and is now used as a staff entrance.

The old unused domestic building became an executive terminal for Reed Aviation and later still was the Easyjet HQ.

The site is now a multi story car park.



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Old 14th Feb 2022, 20:10
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Originally Posted by pabely
Air Foyle Il76 nice. TU154 Bulgarian charter?
Definitely not a TU154 or even Bulgarian.

As already mentioned by TBSC, the aircraft is a corporate Boeing 727-212 and registered VR-CBQ, a regular visitor to LTN in the eighties and nineties.
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 21:53
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VR-CBQ, a 727 that I will never forget!

Silverjet terminal was the area used by Debonair.
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 22:01
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Debonair had its check-in desks in the infill of the covered bus lane when it was filled in. It later became in part the airport chapel.
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Old 14th Feb 2022, 22:39
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes
Most people are not in a union. Plenty of jobs on the notice boards at £8.91 an hour. If you are lucking you get a contract. If you are unlucky it is a zero hours contract. And what do you get for working on Christmas Day or 3 in the morning? Why the same £8.91 an hour. . The airlines want ever bigger discounts so where do the savings come from?
Why would they be trying to recruit at £8.91? Minimum wage goes up to £9.50 in a few weeks.
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Old 15th Feb 2022, 08:29
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As there are permanent vacancies the boards never get updated.

Also try Googling Luton Airport vacancies. A company called Total Jobs is at the top of the listing. Their first job pays £8.91 second job pays £9
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 15:16
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As elsewhere, a lot of weather related drama today, including numerous go-arounds. A WizzAir A321 from Pristina carried out a couple of orbits in the approach pattern, then made a missed approach, then another couple of orbits over Milton Keynes before diverting.... to Vienna!
Earlier, a Ryanair 738 from Knock did two missed approaches, diverted to Stansted, missed again, then went to East Midlands.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 16:10
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Originally Posted by LGS6753
As elsewhere, a lot of weather related drama today, including numerous go-arounds. A WizzAir A321 from Pristina carried out a couple of orbits in the approach pattern, then made a missed approach, then another couple of orbits over Milton Keynes before diverting.... to Vienna!
Earlier, a Ryanair 738 from Knock did two missed approaches, diverted to Stansted, missed again, then went to East Midlands.
Some creative diversions from STN too…Katowice went to Bordeaux, Marrakech to Oslo!
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 18:59
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Some creative diversions from STN too…Katowice went to Bordeaux, Marrakech to Oslo!
Not as bad as LHR regarding British Airways from ORD missed twice and diverted to ZRH 😬
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 23:11
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Wizzairs from Iasi and Poprad ended up at STN, EZY from AMS & FAO ended up at NCL whilst a CDG went back to CDG.
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Old 20th Feb 2022, 18:13
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Challenging conditions once again, few strange approaches & holdings going on. Hats off once again to captains, busy day again like yesterday with biz traffic.
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Old 20th Feb 2022, 19:53
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It's the beginning/end of half term, which may explain the current traffic levels. A significant proportion of the biz flights were to/from ski destinations.
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 06:14
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New arrivals routes and hold come into effect from Thursday https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/busines...ursday-3578940
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 09:32
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Construction update

Photos taken yesterday.

Work has yet to start on the Luton Dart Parkway forecourt although this would not necessarily
stop the Railway Station - Dart Station interchange opening up before completion, as that is confined to the first floor.


Taken through rather dirty windows, these two photos shows Parkway's lobby for passengers that will arrive by car or on foot.




Heading up the hill the station has been named.


The passenger walkway from the station to the terminal is still under construction. It is identical to the existing walkway. Photo also shows the planned infill site for stage one of the proposed airport expansion. The tiny infill, which will bring out the terminal so it is level with the dark grey frontage will allow the airport to handle an extra 3.5m passengers. Site access for construction and materials will be challenging to say the least, as will passenger comfort at 21.5m


No idea what this is going to be for but I am speculating some sort of parking area looking at the depth of the foundations. This sits over the tunnel so won't be anything substantial.

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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 11:33
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Possibly a permanent taxi rank? I thought the arrangement to house local taxis under the multi-story car park is temporary.
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 12:27
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There is already a permanent taxi rank next to that new constitution site that is now unused.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 12:31
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Originally Posted by LTNman


Heading up the hill the station has been named.

I can tell you something my granny arriving from Poland to visit would have no idea what that sign means.
Why on earth didn’t they just put up a sign saying “trains this way”.
can’t understand this ludicrous obsession with the terminology “dart” which 99% of the people arriving on planes will have no idea what it means
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 12:54
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The actual Dart journey might be two minutes quicker but it is a two minutes walk to the terminal while the shuttle bus is almost by the front door. At the other end it is called Luton Dart Parkway. I can’t understand why that building is so big as there will never be more than a couple of dozen passengers using it at any one time as they will just wait on the train.

At least the bus station is called a bus station.
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