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ltn snow closed "AGAIN"

Old 23rd Mar 2001, 03:17
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Just in case you'd forgotten Ryanair also cancelled flights in the fog and operated them from Stansted, Monarch and Brittania also had delays.

Ufortunately it's only easyjet who kick up a fuss, if the other airlines did it as well maybe Luton Airport might manage to run an airport!. It was very interesting the other week listening to aircraft in the hold, when they had a hole in the runway at the mid point, and asked atc to ask pilots to miss a 9 inch hole, 2 feet off the centreline, whilst travelling in the region of 100kts! (sort of sticks in your mind). Cor really professional! They also were unable to give accurate runway opening times then as well!, is there a pattern here do you think?. Can anyone confirm if the runway made of cheese occured the day after as well?
Old 23rd Mar 2001, 10:26
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Lets make one thing clear I am no defender of Luton’s dismal snow clearance operation. Their equipment is old and unreliable and they don't have enough of it. According to easyjet’s web site easyJet is blaming the closure on Barclays - for the under-investment in airport services. This comes from an airline that has resisted any increase in fees and has only paid 1-50 to the airport for each passenger which the airport then hands over to the council in concession fees. The airport operating company will make a loss this year in part due to the unrealistic fees easyjet has been paying but as the airport now charges easyjet a more realistic figure and as the money starts to come in then the airport will have no excuses for next winter. Also the airport is now operated by TBI an established airport operator so lets hope they spend their income wisely.

Old 23rd Mar 2001, 13:47
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Boils down again to th question wht Luton will not open a runway for use unless taxiways and aprons are clear. I suggest they contact Aberdeen and other airport where the knowhow is situated and ask them why oh why they can operate with only the runway clear of contamination. Maybe this will help reopening LTN in 25% of the time it takes them now.
Old 28th Mar 2001, 17:31
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Luton Airport does not deserve the title international.It has more interest in anne summers shops than the general day to day running of an international airport.The airport is one big cul de sac .You can be stuck for 15 mins to get to the gate from b2.
Plus the taxi ways do not go to the ends of the runway which is bloody dangerous.
Old 28th Mar 2001, 18:24
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Old 29th Mar 2001, 16:56
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Attn Stelio's et. al. - wanna buy a snow blower, one careful owner, etc....

There's one for sale in Winnipeg http://www.airporthub.com/articles/Details.asp?ID=662

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