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Members.

All the latest information on our monthly meetings, tours and member

visits to destinations served from LJLA.

All meetings commence at 19:45hrs in the conference room located on the first floor of the terminal. Members will only be allowed into the conference room at 19:30hrs and only by one of the committee members. FoLA members must not seek access into the conference room by any airport staff.

APRIL.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 2nd April and the CEO of LJLA, John Irving will be attending.   

MAY.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 7th May. Speaker to be confirmed.  
Meetings

JUNE.

The next meeting is Tuesday 4th June. Speaker to be confirmed.    
Tours FoLA has arranged tours to different parts of the airport on a regular basis including; air traffic control, fire service and improvements works to various parts of the passenger terminal. Members will be notified of up coming visits either through email or at our regular monthly members meetings.
Members on Their Travels A Holiday to Rhodes, August 2018 by Steve Pearse Researching a holiday for 2018 my son & I looked at a number of destinations which would be new to his 8 year old twin boys. There were many packages offered from other airports but I really wanted to use Liverpool. We finally settled on Rhodes using a reputable on-line travel agent (ATOL bonded etc). It would be my first visit to the island of Rhodes and so not really sure what to expect despite having looked at a number of web-sites and destination guides. We had booked the direct flight from Liverpool travelling mid-week and the daytime easyJet flight went well. Our pre- booked transfer worked well despite the congestion at Rhodes airport due to a number of flights arriving in a short period. The transfer to our hotel was diverted around Kremasti which had streets closed due to the Festival of the Virgin Mary (15 August) and the market and fairground-style activity which lasted until 23 August.   Staying near to the west coast (Ialissos) had some disadvantages as far as the children were concerned in that there was no sandy beach, however this did not restrict us too much as the hotel has a good swimming pool and some organised activities. Access to/from Rhodes town centre was by a regular bus service which stopped outside of the hotel. Spotter members would have enjoyed seeing the variety of airlines serving the island merely by sitting on the balcony or sat by the pool. Rhodes Town is a mixture of relatively modern buildings with many familiar names trading there (incl Marks & Spencer!) and the medieval town which was much more interesting. The old town is actually a World Heritage Site which is busy with a wide range of small shops and restaurants/bars etc. The harbour area has a range of activities with boat trips to a number of locations, including Turkey and other parts of the Island of Rhodes. In addition there are the usual glass bottom boats, speedboats and expensive yachts to see. Cruise Liners were seen moored alongside and apparently call on a regular basis – their guided tours were visible on some days around the old town. To entertain the young boys a visit to the Waterpark at Faliraki was investigated. After catching the regular bus to Rhodes Town at about 08.10 on Sunday , we then took the 09.00 free shuttle bus to the Waterpark which operated from the same stop as where we were set-down. The Waterpark provided us with a good period of activity from opening at 10.00 to leaving on the 16.00 shuttle back to Rhodes. This waterpark is not as dramatic as some but does have a wide range of slides etc that the twins could enjoy without an accompanying adult. After a good week in the heat of around 30C most days we were homeward bound – the transfer to the airport worked well and took about half the time as the festival had cleared the streets and the direct route could be used. The homeward flight was delayed by about half an hour because after we left the stand the aircraft came to a halt, the Captain came into the cabin and two people were removed, their luggage was then located and taken back to the terminal. Once underway it was a good flight home. One small ‘hiccup’ in the terminal meant that the bags from another flight were on the belt before the passengers arrived from the remote stand whilst all our passengers were alongside the belt. The signage indicated that our bags would be first! To book your trip to Rhodes go to the easyjet website for your next summer holiday!
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Members.

All the latest information on

our monthly meetings, tours

and member visits to

destinations served from

LJLA.

All meetings commence at 19:45hrs in the conference room located on the first floor of the terminal. Members will only be allowed into the conference room at 19:30hrs and only by one of the committee members. FoLA members must not seek access into the conference room by any airport staff.

APRIL.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 2nd April and the CEO of LJLA, John Irving will be attending.   

MAY.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 7th May. Speaker to be confirmed.  

JANUARY.

Christina Smith, Customer Services Co-ordinator for LJLA will be our guest on Tuesday 8th January.
Tours

Exclusive tour of air traffic control.

During the summer and autumn of 2015 a series of exclusive tours were arranged to the airports Air Traffic Control unit, where members visited both the radar room and took in the views from the control tower. Members on Their Travels A Holiday to Rhodes, August 2018 by Steve Pearse  Researching a holiday for 2018 my son & I looked at a number of destinations which would be new to his 8 year old twin boys. There were many packages offered from other airports but I really wanted to use Liverpool. We finally settled on Rhodes using a reputable on-line travel agent (ATOL bonded etc). It would be my first visit to the island of Rhodes and so not really sure what to expect despite having looked at a number of web-sites and destination guides. We had booked the direct flight from Liverpool travelling mid-week and the daytime easyJet flight went well. Our pre-booked transfer worked well despite the congestion at Rhodes airport due to a number of flights arriving in a short period. The transfer to our hotel was diverted around Kremasti which had streets closed due to the Festival of the Virgin Mary (15 August) and the market and fairground-style activity which lasted until 23 August. Staying near to the west coast (Ialissos) had some disadvantages as far as the children were concerned in that there was no sandy beach, however this did not restrict us too much as the hotel has a good swimming pool and some organised activities. Access to/from Rhodes town centre was by a regular bus service which stopped outside of the hotel. Spotter members would have enjoyed seeing the variety of airlines serving the island merely by sitting on the balcony or sat by the pool (binoculars necessary to get registrations). Rhodes Town is a mixture of relatively modern buildings with many familiar names trading there (incl Marks & Spencer!) and the medieval town which was much more interesting. The old town is actually a World Heritage Site which is busy with a wide range of small shops and restaurants/bars etc. The harbour area has a range of activities with boat trips to a number of locations, including Turkey and other parts of the Island of Rhodes. In addition there are the usual glass bottom boats, speedboats and expensive yachts to see. Cruise Liners were seen moored alongside and apparently call on a regular basis – their guided tours were visible on some days around the old town. To entertain the young boys a visit to the Waterpark at Faliraki was investigated. After catching the regular bus to Rhodes Town at about 08.10 on Sunday , we then took the 09.00 free shuttle bus to the Waterpark which operated from the same stop as where we were set-down. The Waterpark provided us with a good period of activity from opening at 10.00 to leaving on the 16.00 shuttle back to Rhodes. This waterpark is not as dramatic as some but does have a wide range of slides etc that the twins could enjoy without an accompanying adult. After a good week in the heat of around 30C most days we were homeward bound – the transfer to the airport worked well and took about half the time as the festival had cleared the streets and the direct route could be used. The homeward flight was delayed by about half an hour because after we left the stand the aircraft came to a halt, the Captain came into the cabin and two people were removed, their luggage was then located and taken back to the terminal. Once underway it was a good flight home. One small ‘hiccup’ in the terminal meant that the bags from another flight were on the belt before the passengers arrived from the remote stand whilst all our passengers were alongside the belt. The signage indicated that our bags would be first! To book your trip to Rhodes go to the easyjet  website for your next summer holiday!

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