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Old 8th Apr 2022, 14:29
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So this lady thinks moving out of the queue into a lane opened up for Passengers with children entitled her to take her 17 yr old through--really.
Says she was dropped off 1hr 40 mins before the flight so by the time they got into the terminal it would have been far less.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 16:48
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Does Luton's main departures lounge area have the capacity to hold all pax if they arrive at the airport 3 hours beforehand ? At busy times, that's a lot of people with the potential for significant overcrowding...
It doesn't have the capacity to hold 15m in any comfort.

As part of phase one for airport expansion the plan was to put an extra 3.5m passengers through the existing terminal with minimal alterations to the building. In a current report to the Council, Luton Rising Temperature has increased that figure to 5m.

The DCO will make provision for growth through the existing terminal to be extended to circa 23 mppa to ease the path to further growth by reducing the likelihood of prolonged periods of stagnation.
At 23m I expect all the seating to be removed with passengers given slots to enter the terminal and for public safety to be put at risk.

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Old 9th Apr 2022, 07:12
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Mini Manchester?

https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/pe...ndemic-3645729


The lady refers to the baggage handling area but I think she is taking about security as well as check-in
I can vouch for this - 2 hours almost wasn’t enough for me at the start of the week. It was horrendous.
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Old 10th Apr 2022, 06:43
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Surely if checkin allows you to checkin then it should be with at least minimum adequate time to get through security to the gate before gate closing time? This obviously implies going straight to the gate with no shopping! After all the last thing the handling agents want is to be offloading bags.

On saying this personally I usually find the checkin and gate experiences as the lowest point of using Luton.

Recently passing through security most of the lanes (80%?) were shut.
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Old 10th Apr 2022, 07:10
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There is always fast track security at £6 per passenger including all children aged over 2. The airport operator at Luton is incentivised into being inefficient, as a cost to the business can be turned into an opportunity to claw back some of that money. The sad truth is that the longer the queues the more money the concessionaire makes, so is being rewarded for offering a poor passenger experience.

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Old 10th Apr 2022, 12:18
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First SunExpress due in later today for their S22 season on Turkish fights.
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Old 10th Apr 2022, 20:22
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Originally Posted by pabely
First SunExpress due in later today for their S22 season on Turkish fights.
Noticed that they are planning operating a once weekly (Sunday ) flight to Izmir in W22/23 schedule after Xmas for Jan- Mar.
Think this is the first time they have scheduled flights over such an extended period in Winter.
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Old 11th Apr 2022, 08:28
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Anyone know why Fly One had a flight from/to Yerevan (Armenia) yesterday?
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Old 11th Apr 2022, 12:49
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Anyone know why Fly One had a flight from/to Yerevan (Armenia) yesterday?
Did they, their booking engine has this with a change of flight?
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Old 11th Apr 2022, 20:06
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The Public Inquiry instigated by the Secretary of State regarding the called-in planning application for expansion to 19m will start on September 27th and last for up to 10 weeks.

Now who thinks the airport owner was not biased in awarding planning permission that was submitted by their own partner? In fact did the airport operator act as the council’s stooge and it was always really the councils own application?
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Old 11th Apr 2022, 22:19
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Originally Posted by pabely
Did they, their booking engine has this with a change of flight?
According to FR24, the flight operated direct Yerevan-Luton-Yerevan.
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Sunny! Another middle of the night football charter. Air Horizont B737 bringing the Chelsea entourage back from Madrid.
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 09:48
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Don't know if it is still the case but once Luton was the only London Airport to accept this sort of flight in the early hours but that will end soon for the annual summer night time ban for one off charters.
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 11:44
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Has a one off slot ban between 23:00 and 06:00 been announced this S22?
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Yes

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...ion-S22-v1.pdf
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 12:00
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Will SEN take advantage of this.....?
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Nothing wrong in that and they need a break.

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If the demand is only between 23:00 and 06:00 will they step up?
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Wizz gains more slots
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29...n-luton-slots/
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The Vueling slots, EZY will have no competition to AMS.
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