Luton Airport

22 May 19
simandflight

Geneva, 21 May, 2019 – During his keynote address on 21 May, Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter said the company’s electric air taxi was “the perfect complement and addition to business aviation,” and finding industry partners brought him to this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2019).“Volocopter is a tech company with aviation at heart, […]

21 May 19
News Archives Uk

Hundreds of flights were canceled due to a 24-hour strike – and thousands of passengers had to ruin their travel plans. The industrial action of Italian airport workers is part of a dispute over wages and working conditions, with airports in Milan and Rome being most affected by flight cancellations. Alitalia, Italy's national carrier, has […]

21 May 19
Airport Transfer Services

The sights and sounds of London are not complete without a ride in a London Airport taxi cab. Chances are your first encounter with these beauties will be at Heathrow airport. Heathrow Airport Taxi services in London are notoriously polite and on-time but also expensive. With the current dollar to sterling exchange, and traveling by […]

21 May 19
Airport Transfer Services

Hunting for your things. Packing in a flurry. Checking all your tickets. Sweating over the time. Travelling is always a stressful time – but travelling to and from the heaving metropolis of London even more so. It may be hard to fathom, but there is actually a way to enjoy the process! Nearby airports A […]

21 May 19
The Irish Sun
LUTON Airport staff are set to strike for a second time this month amid disagreements over security guard working hours. The planned walk out is scheduled to take place this Thursday (May 23) until June 3 – lasting 12 days in total. Luton Airport passengers are to be affected by a 12-day strike next week Staff went on strike over the first May Bank Holiday weekend for nearly two weeks, with walk outs between May 1 and May 5, as well as between May 7 and May 13. Security staff are planning to strike again due to claims that new shift patterns will result in them working an extra 15 days a year, with only nine weekends a year off work. Despite their strike earlier this month, Unite claim the airport is trying to “force” staff to work unsocial hours. Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “Security guards at Luton Airport are preparing to step-up their campaign against management’s heavy handed changes. It is the second strike by Luton Airport staff this month “The airport is trying to force their staff to work significantly more unsocial hours. Workers will only get nine weekends a year off and will have to work an extra 15 days a year. “Unite has notified Luton Airport that the workers are planning 12 days of strike action which include the bank holiday weekend. “Unite believes the recruitment of security staff has not matched increasing passenger numbers and the airport is heaping the burden on its existing staff. “The workers are standing firm and are determined to ensure the airport treats them fairly. “The airport must suspend the implementation of the new shift pattern to allow further talks. It’s time for management to get around the negotiating table to reach a fair deal.” Staff are set to strike for 12 days, affecting thousands of passengers A Luton Airport spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “We would like to reassure passengers that this strike involves only a small number of our security staff. “During previous action by the same group of Unite members earlier this month, there was no disruption to passengers with average wait times of five minutes. “We have the same robust contingency plans in place this time. Wizz Air apologised for any inconvenience that could result from the strike, and told Sun Online Travel: “Wizz Air has been advised of planned strike action by London Luton Airport security staff starting on May 23 until June 3. [bc_video video_id=”6038620716001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester Airport flights grounded after power cut means planes can’t be refuelled”] “Should the strike go ahead,  disruption is expected to be minimal, however we recommend that all customers flying from London Luton between the above dates check the Flight Status feature on our app or website for real time information.” An easyJet spokesperson also told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of planned industrial action by Unite security staff  at London Luton Airport from 04.30 on May 23 to 21.00 on June 3. “EasyJet will operate its normal schedule and does not expect this to have an impact on services. However, we recommend that all customers flying to or from Luton during the strike period check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”22″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “The new shift, which was voted for by affected staff, was introduced to address an imbalance where some security officers were working less than their contracted hours. We remain open to further discussions with Unite.” Last year, Luton Airport was named the worst airport in the UK, scoring badly on seating, bag drop queues and customer satisfaction. It was the third year in a row it had been voted the worst by Which?.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
LUTON Airport staff are set to strike for a second time this month amid disagreements over security guard working hours. The planned walk out is scheduled to take place this Thursday (May 23) until June 3 – lasting 12 days in total. Luton Airport passengers are to be affected by a 12-day strike next week Staff went on strike over the first May Bank Holiday weekend for nearly two weeks, with walk outs between May 1 and May 5, as well as between May 7 and May 13. Security staff are planning to strike again due to claims that new shift patterns will result in them working an extra 15 days a year, with only nine weekends a year off work. Despite their strike earlier this month, Unite claim the airport is trying to “force” staff to work unsocial hours. Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “Security guards at Luton Airport are preparing to step-up their campaign against management’s heavy handed changes. It is the second strike by Luton Airport staff this month “The airport is trying to force their staff to work significantly more unsocial hours. Workers will only get nine weekends a year off and will have to work an extra 15 days a year. “Unite has notified Luton Airport that the workers are planning 12 days of strike action which include the bank holiday weekend. “Unite believes the recruitment of security staff has not matched increasing passenger numbers and the airport is heaping the burden on its existing staff. “The workers are standing firm and are determined to ensure the airport treats them fairly. “The airport must suspend the implementation of the new shift pattern to allow further talks. It’s time for management to get around the negotiating table to reach a fair deal.” Staff are set to strike for 12 days, affecting thousands of passengers A Luton Airport spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “We would like to reassure passengers that this strike involves only a small number of our security staff. “During previous action by the same group of Unite members earlier this month, there was no disruption to passengers with average wait times of five minutes. “We have the same robust contingency plans in place this time. Wizz Air apologised for any inconvenience that could result from the strike, and told Sun Online Travel: “Wizz Air has been advised of planned strike action by London Luton Airport security staff starting on May 23 until June 3. [bc_video video_id=”6038620716001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester Airport flights grounded after power cut means planes can’t be refuelled”] “Should the strike go ahead,  disruption is expected to be minimal, however we recommend that all customers flying from London Luton between the above dates check the Flight Status feature on our app or website for real time information.” An easyJet spokesperson also told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of planned industrial action by Unite security staff  at London Luton Airport from 04.30 on May 23 to 21.00 on June 3. “EasyJet will operate its normal schedule and does not expect this to have an impact on services. However, we recommend that all customers flying to or from Luton during the strike period check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”33″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “The new shift, which was voted for by affected staff, was introduced to address an imbalance where some security officers were working less than their contracted hours. We remain open to further discussions with Unite.” Last year, Luton Airport was named the worst airport in the UK, scoring badly on seating, bag drop queues and customer satisfaction. It was the third year in a row it had been voted the worst by Which?.
21 May 19
The Sun
LUTON Airport staff are set to strike for a second time this month amid disagreements over security guard working hours. The planned walk out is scheduled to take place this Thursday (May 23) until June 3 – lasting 12 days in total. Luton Airport passengers are to be affected by a 12-day strike next week Staff went on strike over the first May Bank Holiday weekend for nearly two weeks, with walk outs between May 1 and May 5, as well as between May 7 and May 13. Security staff are planning to strike again due to claims that new shift patterns will result in them working an extra 15 days a year, with only nine weekends a year off work. Despite their strike earlier this month, Unite claim the airport is trying to “force” staff to work unsocial hours. Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “Security guards at Luton Airport are preparing to step-up their campaign against management’s heavy handed changes. It is the second strike by Luton Airport staff this month “The airport is trying to force their staff to work significantly more unsocial hours. Workers will only get nine weekends a year off and will have to work an extra 15 days a year. “Unite has notified Luton Airport that the workers are planning 12 days of strike action which include the bank holiday weekend. “Unite believes the recruitment of security staff has not matched increasing passenger numbers and the airport is heaping the burden on its existing staff. “The workers are standing firm and are determined to ensure the airport treats them fairly. “The airport must suspend the implementation of the new shift pattern to allow further talks. It’s time for management to get around the negotiating table to reach a fair deal.” Staff are set to strike for 12 days, affecting thousands of passengers A Luton Airport spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “We would like to reassure passengers that this strike involves only a small number of our security staff. “During previous action by the same group of Unite members earlier this month, there was no disruption to passengers with average wait times of five minutes. “We have the same robust contingency plans in place this time. Wizz Air apologised for any inconvenience that could result from the strike, and told Sun Online Travel: “Wizz Air has been advised of planned strike action by London Luton Airport security staff starting on May 23 until June 3. [bc_video video_id=”6038620716001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester Airport flights grounded after power cut means planes can’t be refuelled”] “Should the strike go ahead,  disruption is expected to be minimal, however we recommend that all customers flying from London Luton between the above dates check the Flight Status feature on our app or website for real time information.” An easyJet spokesperson also told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of planned industrial action by Unite security staff  at London Luton Airport from 04.30 on May 23 to 21.00 on June 3. “EasyJet will operate its normal schedule and does not expect this to have an impact on services. However, we recommend that all customers flying to or from Luton during the strike period check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”324″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “The new shift, which was voted for by affected staff, was introduced to address an imbalance where some security officers were working less than their contracted hours. We remain open to further discussions with Unite.” Last year, Luton Airport was named the worst airport in the UK, scoring badly on seating, bag drop queues and customer satisfaction. It was the third year in a row it had been voted the worst by Which?.
21 May 19
Parking At Luton Airport

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

20 May 19
BusAndTrainUser

Monday 20th May 2019 Mid May’s always a good month to buy an All Line Rover and have a wander around Britain’s rail network taking a look at new initiatives introduced by various Train Operating Companies in the May timetable change. This year’s changes are bound to be much smoother than last year’s collective meltdown […]

21 May 19
The Irish Sun
HUNDREDS of flights have been cancelled by airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Alitalia due to a strike by airport and air traffic control staff in Italy. The 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions started. Flights across Italy have been cancelled following strike action Milan and Rome airports are expected to be the worst affected, with the most flight cancellations. EasyJet has cancelled a number of flights from London Gatwick and London Luton to Milan and Rome in response to the strike. Italian airline Alitalia has cancelled 325 flights, starting from tonight until the morning of the 22nd. This includes 12 UK flights from London Heathrow and London City Airport to Rome and Milan. EasyJet has also been forced to cancel a number of flights Flights between 7am and 10am and 6pm and 9pm tomorrow are planned to operate as scheduled. Alitalia passengers affected can rebook their flight at no extra cost by May 28 or get a full refund. A statement on the Alitalia website explains: “Due to a 24-hour air transport sector strike confirmed by some Italian trade unions for Tuesday 21 May, Alitalia was forced to cancel half of its flights scheduled for that day, as well as some flights scheduled for the late evening of 20 May and the early morning of 22 May.” Brits who are travelling to Italy this week should contact their airline to see if they have been affected. Passengers are advised to allow more time when travelling from the airport Passengers have complained on social media about having their flights cancelled: “@easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. “Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation?” Another person tweeted: “Why are @British_Airways not replying when they’ve cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I’ve been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. “Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike?” @easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation? — S.E.P.Tikkle (@TikkleSep) May 21, 2019 Why are @British_Airways not replying when they've cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I've been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike? — rosedalmeida (@buildinghope1dy) May 20, 2019 An easyJet spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of a 24 hours national air transport strike in Italy on Tuesday 21 May. “Like other airlines flying to and from Italy, easyJet has been required to cancel a proportion of its Italian programme. “Customers on cancelled flights can change their flight free of charge or receive a refund. We advise customers to make any amendments to their booking on easyJet.com/ manage bookings and have advised all affected customers of any flight changes via e-mail and SMS.” The airline also advises passengers to arrive much earlier if travelling from Italy in case of airport delays: “We recommend to all customers departing from an Italian airport on Tuesday 21 May to allow extra time to pass through airport security as queues may be longer than usual and to every passenger flying to or from Italy to check the status of their flight on easyJet.com and Flight Tracker for live updates. “Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience and would like to assure them that we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the industrial action.” [bc_video video_id=”6027487749001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Spanish airport strikes leave passengers stranded in Barajas, Madrid”] British Airways have also cancelled a number of flights. A spokesperson for BA told Sun Online Travel: “Like other airlines, we’re impacted by industrial action taking place throughout Italy on Tuesday, which is resulting in a small number of flight delays and cancellations beyond our control. “We are monitoring the situation and encourage all customers to provide contact details in their bookings so that we can keep them up to date with the latest information regarding their flights. “We are offering affected customers a range of options, including travelling on a different date or applying for a full refund.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”22″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last week, a number of flights to and from Brussels Airport were also cancelled following a sudden air traffic control strike. There may be compensation for delayed or cancelled flights depending on the cause. Passengers who have travel insurance might also be covered depending on their policy.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
HUNDREDS of flights have been cancelled by airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Alitalia due to a strike by airport and air traffic control staff in Italy. The 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions started. Flights across Italy have been cancelled following strike action Milan and Rome airports are expected to be the worst affected, with the most flight cancellations. EasyJet has cancelled a number of flights from London Gatwick and London Luton to Milan and Rome in response to the strike. Italian airline Alitalia has cancelled 325 flights, starting from tonight until the morning of the 22nd. This includes 12 UK flights from London Heathrow and London City Airport to Rome and Milan. EasyJet has also been forced to cancel a number of flights Flights between 7am and 10am and 6pm and 9pm tomorrow are planned to operate as scheduled. Alitalia passengers affected can rebook their flight at no extra cost by May 28 or get a full refund. A statement on the Alitalia website explains: “Due to a 24-hour air transport sector strike confirmed by some Italian trade unions for Tuesday 21 May, Alitalia was forced to cancel half of its flights scheduled for that day, as well as some flights scheduled for the late evening of 20 May and the early morning of 22 May.” Brits who are travelling to Italy this week should contact their airline to see if they have been affected. Passengers are advised to allow more time when travelling from the airport Passengers have complained on social media about having their flights cancelled: “@easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. “Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation?” Another person tweeted: “Why are @British_Airways not replying when they’ve cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I’ve been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. “Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike?” @easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation? — S.E.P.Tikkle (@TikkleSep) May 21, 2019 Why are @British_Airways not replying when they've cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I've been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike? — rosedalmeida (@buildinghope1dy) May 20, 2019 An easyJet spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of a 24 hours national air transport strike in Italy on Tuesday 21 May. “Like other airlines flying to and from Italy, easyJet has been required to cancel a proportion of its Italian programme. “Customers on cancelled flights can change their flight free of charge or receive a refund. We advise customers to make any amendments to their booking on easyJet.com/ manage bookings and have advised all affected customers of any flight changes via e-mail and SMS.” The airline also advises passengers to arrive much earlier if travelling from Italy in case of airport delays: “We recommend to all customers departing from an Italian airport on Tuesday 21 May to allow extra time to pass through airport security as queues may be longer than usual and to every passenger flying to or from Italy to check the status of their flight on easyJet.com and Flight Tracker for live updates. “Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience and would like to assure them that we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the industrial action.” [bc_video video_id=”6027487749001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Spanish airport strikes leave passengers stranded in Barajas, Madrid”] British Airways have also cancelled a number of flights. A spokesperson for BA told Sun Online Travel: “Like other airlines, we’re impacted by industrial action taking place throughout Italy on Tuesday, which is resulting in a small number of flight delays and cancellations beyond our control. “We are monitoring the situation and encourage all customers to provide contact details in their bookings so that we can keep them up to date with the latest information regarding their flights. “We are offering affected customers a range of options, including travelling on a different date or applying for a full refund.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”33″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last week, a number of flights to and from Brussels Airport were also cancelled following a sudden air traffic control strike. There may be compensation for delayed or cancelled flights depending on the cause. Passengers who have travel insurance might also be covered depending on their policy.
21 May 19
The Sun
HUNDREDS of flights have been cancelled by airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Alitalia due to a strike by airport and air traffic control staff in Italy. The 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions started. Flights across Italy have been cancelled following strike action Milan and Rome airports are expected to be the worst affected, with the most flight cancellations. EasyJet has cancelled a number of flights from London Gatwick and London Luton to Milan and Rome in response to the strike. Italian airline Alitalia has cancelled 325 flights, starting from tonight until the morning of the 22nd. This includes 12 UK flights from London Heathrow and London City Airport to Rome and Milan. EasyJet has also been forced to cancel a number of flights Flights between 7am and 10am and 6pm and 9pm tomorrow are planned to operate as scheduled. Alitalia passengers affected can rebook their flight at no extra cost by May 28 or get a full refund. A statement on the Alitalia website explains: “Due to a 24-hour air transport sector strike confirmed by some Italian trade unions for Tuesday 21 May, Alitalia was forced to cancel half of its flights scheduled for that day, as well as some flights scheduled for the late evening of 20 May and the early morning of 22 May.” Brits who are travelling to Italy this week should contact their airline to see if they have been affected. Passengers are advised to allow more time when travelling from the airport Passengers have complained on social media about having their flights cancelled: “@easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. “Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation?” Another person tweeted: “Why are @British_Airways not replying when they’ve cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I’ve been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. “Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike?” @easyJet stuck in Pisa no email no SMS to advise of cancellation. Only option is to travel tomorrow via another airline in another country Italian city. Who pays the costs for airline tickets other transfers eg train and hotel accommodation? — S.E.P.Tikkle (@TikkleSep) May 21, 2019 Why are @British_Airways not replying when they've cancelled my flight (less than 24 hrs notice) I've been on hold for an hr & the compensation team have put the phone down. Will I be entitled to compensation for a new hotel booking and taxi because of the Italian Air strike? — rosedalmeida (@buildinghope1dy) May 20, 2019 An easyJet spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “EasyJet has been advised of a 24 hours national air transport strike in Italy on Tuesday 21 May. “Like other airlines flying to and from Italy, easyJet has been required to cancel a proportion of its Italian programme. “Customers on cancelled flights can change their flight free of charge or receive a refund. We advise customers to make any amendments to their booking on easyJet.com/ manage bookings and have advised all affected customers of any flight changes via e-mail and SMS.” The airline also advises passengers to arrive much earlier if travelling from Italy in case of airport delays: “We recommend to all customers departing from an Italian airport on Tuesday 21 May to allow extra time to pass through airport security as queues may be longer than usual and to every passenger flying to or from Italy to check the status of their flight on easyJet.com and Flight Tracker for live updates. “Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience and would like to assure them that we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the industrial action.” [bc_video video_id=”6027487749001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Spanish airport strikes leave passengers stranded in Barajas, Madrid”] British Airways have also cancelled a number of flights. A spokesperson for BA told Sun Online Travel: “Like other airlines, we’re impacted by industrial action taking place throughout Italy on Tuesday, which is resulting in a small number of flight delays and cancellations beyond our control. “We are monitoring the situation and encourage all customers to provide contact details in their bookings so that we can keep them up to date with the latest information regarding their flights. “We are offering affected customers a range of options, including travelling on a different date or applying for a full refund.” [article-rail-section title=”Most read in travel” posts_category=”324″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last week, a number of flights to and from Brussels Airport were also cancelled following a sudden air traffic control strike. There may be compensation for delayed or cancelled flights depending on the cause. Passengers who have travel insurance might also be covered depending on their policy.
20 May 19
News Time Global

The strikes will take place for 12 days from Thursday, including the Bank Holiday weekend.

19 May 19
BHaPPY (not BSaD)

1- Amongst the early morning deluge of excited messages, my brother’s resonated the most.  9:30 am, “I’m here!  Erm… would anyone like a drink? (Got a bit excited and left Leeds at 4)”.  The rest of us weren’t due to be at the Railway in West Hampstead for another three and a half hours. By […]

19 May 19
Charisma Journey

This morning, I would fly to Krakow from London Luton. Before departure, just had breakfast inside the restricted area. The breakfast was quite reasonable. Arriving at the Krakow airport, going to the city center is either by train or by bus. As the two transportation schedule supplemented each other, so it’s kind of convenient though. […]