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Old Apr 15th 2010, 9:55 am
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UK flights/Airports shutdown country wide for up to 3 days due to Icelandic Volcanic Ash.

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Originally Posted by pproehann View Post
UK flights/Airports shutdown country wide for up to 3 days due to Icelandic Volcanic Ash.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

Why couldn't it happen NEXT week!
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

Why couldn't it happen NEXT week!
It hasn't stopped errupting yet so you may still be in luck..fingers crossed for you.
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It hasn't stopped errupting yet so you may still be in luck..fingers crossed for you.
If they start offering money for people to delay their flights I'll be first in the queue! Pick me, pick me
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If they start offering money for people to delay their flights I'll be first in the queue! Pick me, pick me
Whatever they offer i will double it too the airline to TAKE you
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Whatever they offer i will double it too the airline to TAKE you
You're just rotten!!! I shall heckle loudly at your next karaoke song AND set my scary niece on you
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All closed?? But I am on my way to heathrow today to start my visa validation trip!!
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All closed?? But I am on my way to heathrow today to start my visa validation trip!!
Heathrow are supposedly cancelling all flights from midday. I would check with your airline.
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All closed?? But I am on my way to heathrow today to start my visa validation trip!!
FERK!!!! Ring your airline NOW!
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Default Re: UK flights/Airports shutdown for up to 3 days

Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
All closed?? But I am on my way to heathrow today to start my visa validation trip!!
Sky news UK definitely said ring your airline/airport but apparantly volcanic ash is a well known plane clogger which equals crash.
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Airline are uncontactable (engaged constantly). We are staying at airport hotel tonight and due to fly lunchtime tomorrow. Just going to go down and see what happens, my hotel is paid for already so might as well. :-(
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Airline are uncontactable (engaged constantly). We are staying at airport hotel tonight and due to fly lunchtime tomorrow. Just going to go down and see what happens, my hotel is paid for already so might as well. :-(
According to the news on ITV the flights are restarting at 1800 tonight,so hopefully you will be fine tomorrow
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Airline are uncontactable (engaged constantly). We are staying at airport hotel tonight and due to fly lunchtime tomorrow. Just going to go down and see what happens, my hotel is paid for already so might as well. :-(
Good luck, it will all depend on cloud thickness, speed, direction etc..
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According to the news on ITV the flights are restarting at 1800 tonight,so hopefully you will be fine tomorrow
Yep, fingers crossed.
I remember the BA 747 that had 4 engines shut down due to being clogged with ash, so I can see why they are taking this seriously.
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Thanks peeps. Yes I can understand why they take it seriously too and wouldn't want to take a chance. It is my 40th birthday too, was supposed to be spending it in the FourSeasons hotel and having dinner overlooking harbour and opera house. Now maybe I have holiday inn at heathrow to look forward to. Oh well, I will look back and laugh.
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