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Old 1st Mar 2022, 13:00
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So Luton Council wins a major award regarding its airport. Well done the council.

https://www.greenwash.earth
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 18:05
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Major!, looks like a 9 year olds web site project.

Can't see Roman Abramovich's jets in tomorrow to watch the big game!

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Originally Posted by LTNman
Someone at the LRT press office seems to be feeding the news outlets with a few porkies. The claim is that the “30 minute” shuttle bus journey will be replaced with a Dart journey that will take under two minutes.

According to Thameslink the journey takes six minutes and according to LRT the Dart will do it in just under four minutes.
The actual line from the article:

"The DART transit will run from Luton Airport to Luton Airport Parkway Station and will cut down journey times from Luton Airport to central London to about 30 minutes, replacing the current shuttle bus."

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Originally Posted by LTNman
Someone at the LRT press office seems to be feeding the news outlets with a few porkies. The claim is that the “30 minute” shuttle bus journey will be replaced with a Dart journey that will take under two minutes.

According to Thameslink the journey takes six minutes and according to LRT the Dart will do it in just under four minutes.

It is also described as seamless,which it isn’t, as the same ticketing arrangements will remain.

Interesting comment that the Dart will open later on in the year so it looks like the delayed opening for Easter is also going to be missed. It looks nice in the photos though and seems almost complete.

https://www.bedfordshirelive.co.uk/n...amless-6728043
That's not what it says. It says the shuttle will cut the journey from the airport to London to 30 minutes from, one assumes, c.36 minutes. Perhaps read things rather than searching desperately for confirmation bias?!
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 21:16
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I posted accurately. The article has been rewritten since I posted. Maybe they read Pprune

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Old 1st Mar 2022, 22:25
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https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-Ne...ts-to-Net-Zero
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Old 1st Mar 2022, 22:40
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Originally Posted by LTNman
I posted accurately. The article has been written since I posted. Maybe they read Pprune
​​​​​​​That's no evidence, we don't know what they changed. But IF that minor detail has been updated then it's likely the error of the journo not the LRT press office "feeding porkies" to the newspapers
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The newspaper article was substantially altered from the originally provided link. The story did state that the bus took over 30 minutes and the Dart will take less than two. I have tried to find a cached version but can't.

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https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-Ne...ts-to-Net-Zero

The airport owner, Luton Rising has committed to a Net Zero target and will achieve Net Zero ground operations by 2040.
No mention about a commitment to allowing only Net Zero aircraft into Luton by 2040 which is 99% of the pollution created.

London Luton Airport will invest in the development and implementation of decarbonisation technologies. This will include operations, next-generation aircraft, engines, and fuel as well as different kinds of sustainable aviation fuels.
So how much money will Luton Rising be investing in next-generation aircraft, engines and fuel? I would say nothing so it sounds like another misleading statement or maybe there will be a whip-round for spare change.

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Manx - I also read the article as originally mentioned by LTNman and it was as he described...

The greenwashing award is the only award LBC totally deserve!

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Blimey! Come on The Hatters! Definitely going to need more parking stands soon on match days.
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Ryanair confirmed 6 based units for S22, can't work out if that is an increase in S19?
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Ryanair had 6 based airframes in 2019 - so back to where we were.
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I thought all the East Europeans had gone home?
Anyhow the much greener German Government is talking about turning up the switches on their coal burning power stations so that will save us!
Anyhow this is a worldwide problem and hardly warnts comment on a Luton thread.
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EZY running 10 GVA flights tomorrow, that is the same as their much larger LGW operation!
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Passenger numbers

Is there anyway of finding out how many passengers are on certain flights. Obviously the manifest of names will never be in the public domain, but just general numbers per flight
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EZY running 10 GVA flights tomorrow, that is the same as their much larger LGW operation!
This has been their level on ski season Saturdays in the past. Good to see that it's back up to normal.
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Is there anyway of finding out how many passengers are on certain flights. Obviously the manifest of names will never be in the public domain, but just general numbers per flight
No - the CAA publish monthly stats of passenger numbers by route, but the number of passengers on individual flights are not available
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Grrr

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EZY running 10 GVA flights tomorrow, that is the same as their much larger LGW operation!
Back to the early 1990s then.
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So Leeds Bradford has abandoned its plans for a new £150m terminal after its plans were called in by the government.

Meanwhile at Luton and after borrowing £517m that has yet to add a single passenger the council presses on while calling the proposed near doubling of passengers green growth. It is fortunate that LRT has the council as its banker is it would be bankrupt by now.

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