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Old 14th Jul 2022, 18:33
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"15 minutes for check-in, seven minutes for security, and 11 minutes for passport control," is good but very selective use of statistics. Taking a look at on time performance paints a very different wilted roses picture!
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Old 16th Jul 2022, 11:58
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Mild panic here at Luton as the revised temperature forecast has increased by another degree on Monday to 40C. It makes a nonsense of Luton’s claim of green growth only if people believe in climate change when they still plan to double the size of the airport. Will the runways and taxiways hold out, will the machinery hold out, will the baggage handlers hold out? Lots of finger crossing and hoping for the best but fearing for the worst.

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Old 17th Jul 2022, 22:02
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Runway will start to melt......
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 06:12
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I hear the airport has its secret weapon on standby for a potential 41C. Sand!

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Old 18th Jul 2022, 11:06
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EasyJet to re-start Madrid from W22/3, 6x pw
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 11:30
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
Runway will start to melt......
In years gone by the fire service hosed the stands down to stop them melting, almost certainly need that now.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 14:28
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Grrr

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Runway will start to melt......
I am told the airport is closed, just as I predicted! Nothing changes............

As soon as you get any significant turning, it is inevitable in these temperatures.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 14:35
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Airport peaked at 36C now “only” 35C, nowhere near the predicted 40C.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 14:43
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The folk at Huntingdon are good to see a full holding stack soon!
ATC reporting 2+ hour closure due to lifting tarmac on runway
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 15:05
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So, as expected, the sand didn’t work then.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 15:53
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Several WZZ, EZY RYR and a TOM diverted to STN and LGW.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 16:02
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So suddenly the airport has become greener like LRT said it would but only for a couple of hours.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 16:30
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The airport has had contractors on standby all day, as they knew this was going to happen and it did. The issue appears to be the bonding swelling between the joints.

Luton Airport flights suspended as heat affects runway https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-62212385

Now who took that photo?

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Old 18th Jul 2022, 16:37
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Same storey at Brize Norton today
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 18:06
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This is the airport this afternoon operating well below capacity but with delays. Not a good image when they are trying to increase the passenger cap without altering the terminal.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 19:09
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I am told that melting is more likely when you layer tarmac over the years. No idea when the runway was last dug up for a proper re-surface though?

Impact damage can occur, as well as heavy braking, plus the turning effect of tyres.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 19:22
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The video is from last year but it seems longer. Also from the distant past part of the runway was raised by 0.9m to remove a hollow.

Double tape the video for full size.

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Old 18th Jul 2022, 20:10
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Originally Posted by LTNman
The airport has had contractors on standby all day, as they knew this was going to happen and it did. The issue appears to be the bonding swelling between the joints.

Luton Airport flights suspended as heat affects runway https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-62212385

Now who took that photo?
Must have caught some off guard. Not nearly enough Managers/Supervisors watching man with spade!
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 21:39
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When you resurface a runway, you do it in 'narrow' strips and where those abut, you fill with liquid tar.
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 07:42
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No trains from Parkway today?
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