Luton Airport saturday 7/02/09 update

Luton airport AGAIN. Starting to feel like Tom Hanks in The Terminal, pity they don’t charge for the trolleys here.

Due to the recent bad weather, snow, cancellations, rescheduling…. I thought an update on the status of flights at Luton airport was due. If you read my other post ( click “italy tourism” under the “Select postings by category”) you’ll realise my flight was cancelled on Thursday, so here we are again back at Luton airport ready for Saturday 7/02/09 departures from Luton airport.

Today on the news, websites, it was looking bad. Luton airport runway closed, shuttle bus to Luton airport cancelled, they even advised on BBC regional news to walk from Luton railway station !!! so i thought i’d set off early and make sure i made it. Well I obviously am not the only one, the depature lounge is full, people sleeping, chatting, blogging, drinking and even singing.

Buses are now running to Luton airport, so you can get here. The M1 is clear and the road to Luton airport is also clear. Access is good!! The car parks are snowed over, so go carefully parking up.  A few late departures from Luton airport have been CANCELLED, others rescheduled. This is worrying.

Non of the early morning flights have been cancelled. SO fingers crossed, if it doesn’t freeze over night we should all be heading off to our destinations.

PS. There is a group of guys in the bar, one has just started playing the guitar and singing. This is not Friday Night airport planned entertainment, but the guys good. OTher travellers are huddling in for a sing along. Its good to still see society can be friendly. The guys even just got an applause and the airport staff are joining in.

Have a safe and good journey.

PS Im not opening airport enquiries but if you want to know about your flight from someone in the departures lounge at Luton airport you should be able to find my contact details by looking around this site.

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    teodora todorova // December 22nd, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hey there!!Just read your blog about Luton and your flight delay earlier this year.
    I am supposed to fly to London Luton this Sunday,so i have 4 days and a half left.I am from Bulgaria and my flight is from Sofia at 9:35 am.I just called Wizzair and they said the flight today was cancelled.I got so worried so I asked them whether I should expect a cancellation on Sunday as well.They said they can’t provide this information.And that I should go there 2 hours prior boarding,like the usual stuff.

    I am going for New Year’s and it will be only for 13 days so I don’t want to miss a single one…I just wanted to ask you…how many days did it take to Luton to clean the snow and ice,etc…because it was quite severe in the beginning of February.And what do you exactly do if you don’t want to get back home,but you don’t know if there is going to be another flight on the next morning:(:(:( Please,any information will be of help!!

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    David Moss // December 22nd, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Teddy, Most of UK airports are suffering from the snow. Currently Luton airport is closed…no flight sleaving. The UK can not cope with the snow. The airports usually struggle with early departures and by 10-11am flights start again. You must go to the airport whatever as you never know if your flight leaves or not. I too am flying from Luton to Trapani Sicily on Tuesday so i will be watching progress and let you know. What time is your flight in to Luton ?

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    UK Airport Person // May 19th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    If you thought the snow was bad, the ash was worse. The flights were cancelled for 7 straight days, and took almost a week to catch up. That’s a 10 – 12 day delay for many thousands.

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