Posts Tagged ‘ Luton Airport ’

Strife at Luton airport?

May 23rd, 2019 | By

Anybody using Luton airport from today until Monday evening on June 3rd should probably allow some extra time



Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.



The busiest day of the year

Jul 21st, 2017 | By

You may not have heard of NATS but for every holidaymaker flying out of UK air space they are vital as they are the provider of air traffic control services. And today they say that it will be the busiest day ever in the skies above the UK. They expect to handle a record breaking 8,800 flights in and out of the country just today. During the summer NATS expects to handle more than 770,000 flights, an increase by 40,000 from last year. That 5.2%
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Saturday snippets: June 17th 2017

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

In the week that roaming charges ended in EU countries, Adrian also wonders if APD in Northern Ireland might end soon.



Saturday snippets: April 15th 2017

Apr 15th, 2017 | By
Windsor Bridge in Gibraltar

This Easter there are many visitor atractions re-opening as well as Tate St Ives, the new Museum of Iron at Ironbridge and Guernsey’s Little Chapel. Whatever you are doing, enjoy yourselves.



Saturday snippets: 18th February 2017

Feb 18th, 2017 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife, Jamaica, Dubai and Singapore are all seeing more British and Irish visitors. That is providing they aren’t trying to get there via Gatwick and using Southern to catch their planes. Yes the strikes at Southern look set to continue!



Saturday snippets: 17th December 2016

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

Christmas trees, (well it is that time of the year,) new transport facilities in Venice, more help for people with disabilities at airports and the end of the Thomson holiday name attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 8th October 2016

Oct 8th, 2016 | By
Mt Rushmore in South Dakota

Chocolate, caravans, mobile phones, Nessie and a very generous volunteer help fill Adrian’s column this week



Saturday snippets: 27th of August 2016

Aug 27th, 2016 | By

As the fun in Edinburgh ends, Adrian looks at the Dublin festivities next month as well as those on Sark and how the BBC reported driver-less taxis in Singapore.



Best and worst UK airports

Jul 28th, 2016 | By
image of terminal building at Newcastle Airport

Newcastle was judged to be the overall winner achieving high levels of passenger satisfaction across all categories, followed closely by Edinburgh, then Liverpool, Cardiff and Glasgow respectively.



Saturday snippets: 18th of June 2016

Jun 18th, 2016 | By

The Mary Rose, airport queues, integrated travel tickets and oil wresting in Turkey are some of the items that caught Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 16th April 2016

Apr 16th, 2016 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

Shakespeare, Nessie, internet passwords and the holiday companions you don’t want are just a few of the items that have caught Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 2nd August 2014

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By
Copan in Honduras

Behinning with stories of indigenous peoples, Adrian ends up considering jousting at Leeds Castle and getting to Luton Airport in his regular summary of the smaller stories of the week,



What’s hot: August 2014

Aug 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Turkey and anyone planning a trip to the Big Apple but Oxford Street should be avoided



Winter woes

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

It’s safe to say that winter is well and truly here – witness the first signs of snow falling all around the UK on Wednesday



Luton: One of the worst airport’s in the world?

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

www.sleepinginairports.net, which gathers advice and makes suggestions on how you can sleep at airports, has compiled a list.



Airport Copycats

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 13th July.
“The Scotsman” newspaper says that the MD of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, has said that the £1 charge for drop off/pick-up may not be enough to change people’s habits. He expects that the number of cars using the drop-off area will fall from 1.6 million to 1 million. If it doesn’t will BAA raise the price? The petition launched by Gavin Brown MSP has so far collected only about 1,200 signatures. If you wish to support the petition you will find it at http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/say-no-to-drop-off-charges-at-edinburgh-airport.html.

Like the proverbial London bus – you wait for ages and then two come along- two airports have announced identical prices for identical services. Belfast International and Edinburgh airports have both said that we’ll have to pay a pound to drop off or collect passengers at their airports.
What else is this but another case of the systematic mugging of the airline passenger?



Flights of fancy

Feb 12th, 2010 | By

There’s one thing you can guarantee in the wake of the attempted plane bombing above Detroit in December: we’re all going to spend a lot longer at airports. CD Traveller profiles the capital’s four main airports to see how they measure up



Airport Landing Fees

Sep 17th, 2009 | By

Both Ryanair and easyjet have complained about the landing fees being charged by certain airports. According to easyjet, Luton Airport’s fees have risen by over 25% over the last few years and that it is why it has cut the number of flights operating from there. The same applies to the cutbacks by Ryanair at Manchester, Dublin and Stansted airports.



Luton: A No-Frills Airport.

Apr 11th, 2009 | By

We’re used to the idea of no-frills or budget airlines. These are airlines who provide a cheap price for a basic service, a service which involves little more than getting you from A to B. For anything else you pay but at least you have the right to decide what you pay for. Money earned in this way is called ancillary revenue. Last week a report from Collinson Latitude estimated that no-frills airlines were earning $12 in ancillary revenue for every passenger they carried. So
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