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Old Apr 15th 2010, 7:12 pm
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Well I'm in Sofitel, halfway down a bottle of sauvignon, I think I will just have to wait, cross fingers and see what tomorrow brings.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 7:17 pm
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Came through Heathrow coach station this afternoon, so eerie. Not a plane in the sky, no traffic on the roads, just like something out of a Sci Fi movie
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Came through Heathrow coach station this afternoon, so eerie. Not a plane in the sky, no traffic on the roads, just like something out of a Sci Fi movie
You've always got the broom option but if you were due to fly back next week does sound like you'll get a dew extra days while they sort it all out.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 10:01 pm
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My travel agent (Trailfinders) has just told me that it looks very unlikely that my plane will go tomorrow as the plane will be in the wrong place even if airspace is re-opened. And furthermore there are no seats whatsoever on their flights up until Wednesday next week. It is my 40th on Monday. My plans are ruined. Boo hoo. :-(
Well you'll turn 40 wherever you are, Bermudashorts, ain't no way of avoiding that one! Hope you manage to have a celebration regardless - Sydney will wait.

There are at least two threads on this - any chance they could be combined? I'm currently trying to get flights and every bit of info helps.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 10:04 pm
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You've always got the broom option but if you were due to fly back next week does sound like you'll get a dew extra days while they sort it all out.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 11:48 pm
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I was woken at 4.15 this morning with this news too.

FIL was due to leave Manchester Friday AM UK time - have had to rebook so now set for Monday AM - but as I paid for the tickets I have to do all the rebooking.

I hope he can get out on the Monday as he has now lost 3 days of his holiday....not to mention the slaughter of my lamb that could have lived a little longer. Chops for the BBQ that will now be a week late - so look like having to freeze the bloody stuff
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 9:31 am
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Well you'll turn 40 wherever you are, Bermudashorts, ain't no way of avoiding that one! Hope you manage to have a celebration regardless - Sydney will wait.
Well I have just booked a taxi to pick me up from Heathrow and take me home.

Have spoken to Trailfinders and we are going to rebook for next month once hubby can sort his days off out, you're quite right Seasider, Sydney will wait.

I am being taken here for my 40th instead.

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Old Apr 16th 2010, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
Well I have just booked a taxi to pick me up from Heathrow and take me home.

Have spoken to Trailfinders and we are going to rebook for next month once hubby can sort his days off out, you're quite right Seasider, Sydney will wait.

I am being taken here for my 40th instead.

http://www.clivedenhouse.co.uk/default.asp
Enjoy the enforced delay!

(I assume that Cliveden has cleaned up its act since Christine and co. used it <g>.)
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 9:57 am
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Current situation is no flights till at least 1 pm Saturday UK time.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 10:03 am
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We are due to fly back to London on Sunday evening (Iberia). Hope it's all sorted by then and not hovering over Spain.

Although a few extra days of warmth here wouldn't be bad. I'll miss a few days of work too.

Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
Well I have just booked a taxi to pick me up from Heathrow and take me home.

Have spoken to Trailfinders and we are going to rebook for next month once hubby can sort his days off out, you're quite right Seasider, Sydney will wait.

I am being taken here for my 40th instead.

http://www.clivedenhouse.co.uk/default.asp
Sorry to hear your validation flight woes BS. Hope it turns out well in the end.

Happy Birthday for Monday.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 10:09 am
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Enjoy the enforced delay!

(I assume that Cliveden has cleaned up its act since Christine and co. used it <g>.)
I think the process of becoming resigned to it started yesterday morning so my mindset has adjusted and I am not going to fret over it anymore. We have rebooked and are coming out on 24th May instead.

Who are Christine and co? Is there something I need to know about this place..
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 10:24 am
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I think the process of becoming resigned to it started yesterday morning so my mindset has adjusted and I am not going to fret over it anymore. We have rebooked and are coming out on 24th May instead.

Who are Christine and co? Is there something I need to know about this place..
Back in the thirties the Cliveden set (and I'm speaking from memory here) were the focus of the pro-Hitler groups. In the early sixties Cliveden was the venue for all sorts of how's-your-father liasons and Miss Keeler and Mandy Rice Davis were involved in the resignation of IIRC the War Minister, John Profumo. (In those days ploiticians actually did resign!)

I'm sure a little Googling will turn up loadsa dirt!
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I have a feeling that if it goes on for too much longer, flights will start to fly below the ash, it will just use much more fuel, and take longer. They cannot stay grounded for weeks/months.

Saying that, there's a bit of hope, a Thomson 767 has just shown up on radar heading into Glasgow.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 10:38 am
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It is really strange to look up to the sky and see no planes ! Eerie
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:42 pm
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It is really strange to look up to the sky and see no planes ! Eerie
When 9/11 happened temperature got higher due to lack of vapour trails don't suppose that will happen this time probably get colder due to extra sun barrier.
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