Easyjet under fire for wheelchair policy

Budget airline easyJet has come under fire for its potentially discriminatory treatment of disabled travellers in it’s Luton Airport wheelchair policy.

The problem arises in regard to the carriage of powered wheelchairs which weigh far more than the limit imposed, for health and safety reasons, on baggage handlers.

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Airport trolley charges ‘soaring’

Luggage handling firm, Bagport, has announced that it will double the price of its Luton Airport trolley hire service, from £1 to £2. The change affects us here at Luton airport as well as Bristol airports, and Cardiff is expected to follow suit within the next few weeks.

Family sat with their suitcases at Luton Airport
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Luton closed for snow clearance

In recent years, the British winter has been cold and unfriendly, closing schools and factories and spitting snow at old ladies in the street. February in particular has brought some of the coldest days on record, and this year looks to be no different.

Snow plough clearing the runway at Luton Airport
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Slovak airline claims Luton slot

Poprad, one of the largest cities in Slovakia, is expecting a consort of British travellers this Christmas, after London Luton Airport announced a new route to the Tatras Mountains, a resort popular with fans of snow sports.

Getting from Luton to Slovakia just got a whole lot easier… and festive!

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New hotel for Luton Airport

Hilton Garden Inn (HGI), a subsidiary of the famous Hilton Hotel brand, has commissioned a new 250 room hotel to be built near Luton Airport.

Hilton Garden Hotel logo

The building, which will open in 2010, will be constructed by the property development firm, Ability Group.

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EasyJet cutting 20% of flights from Luton Airport

EasyJet has announced that it will cut one in five of its flights from Luton Airport. Jobs will be put at risk as the airline cuts hundreds of flights in the UK and moves more of its planes to bases in Europe. This comes just after it announced that it will also leave its base at East Midlands Airport.

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EasyJet at Luton Airport angry at fee hike

EasyJet has threatened to break away from Luton Airport if a proposed hike in landing fees goes ahead.

The move, which would see two of EasyJet’s planes relocated to either Stansted or Gatwick, could force a number of job cuts at the Bedfordshire facility.

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EasyJet considering mobile check-in

Waiting in the queues at Luton Airport check in desks is no way to spend the beginning of your holiday… trust us, they’re no-one’s best friend. Although many airlines offer the opportunity to check-in online, this is not always possible, for various reasons.

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Luton introduces new parking charges including "Kiss and Drop" fee

Time to kiss your sweet free parking, drop off points goodbye…

Luton Airport has now decided to go ahead with introducing their new parking charges including the controversial "Kiss and Drop" fee of £1 charged to drivers when dropping others off at Luton for their flight using the priority drop off area. The plans came into place on the 1st July 2009.

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