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Old Dec 21st 2006, 4:19 pm
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Oh dear....

.....the thick pea-souper freezing fog over most of the UK isn't lifting and BA has cancelled all UK domestic and most short haul flights for Friday and Saturday....

Coventry airport had to close and ferry people by road to Birmingham instead.

I hope this isn't going to affect anyone flying home for Christmas or having relatives coming here via UK domestic flights.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...eathrow121.xml
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Old Dec 21st 2006, 5:29 pm
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aye, I saw that on the beeb world news...kind of unlucky that, but did get a chuckle when a couple people were moaning about BA cancelling flights...because dying in a plane crash trying to fly in that fog would have been so much better
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My daughter flies in from Manchester, departing tomorrow morning. The current status is
"Manchester Airport is currently fully operational with flights leaving on time."
and I am keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way for the next 24 hours . . .
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My parents are flying in from Manchester tomorrow morning. Planes were taking off slightly late from Manchester this morning but everything seems to be OK for tomorrow with no fog in the forecast.
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Originally Posted by mandpete
My parents are flying in from Manchester tomorrow morning. Planes were taking off slightly late from Manchester this morning but everything seems to be OK for tomorrow with no fog in the forecast.
Forecast for Manchester tonight:

EGCC 211801Z 211904 VRB03KT 3000 BR SCT025 TEMPO 1904 0200 FZFG FG BKN000

= 200m visibility in freezing fog......sorry
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Originally Posted by Rompers
Forecast for Manchester tonight:

EGCC 211801Z 211904 VRB03KT 3000 BR SCT025 TEMPO 1904 0200 FZFG FG BKN000

= 200m visibility in freezing fog......sorry

The forecast has changed from a couple of hours ago.
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Originally Posted by Rompers
Forecast for Manchester tonight:

EGCC 211801Z 211904 VRB03KT 3000 BR SCT025 TEMPO 1904 0200 FZFG FG BKN000

= 200m visibility in freezing fog......sorry
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Do we know the forecast for the morning though?

Originally Posted by Rompers
Forecast for Manchester tonight:

EGCC 211801Z 211904 VRB03KT 3000 BR SCT025 TEMPO 1904 0200 FZFG FG BKN000

= 200m visibility in freezing fog......sorry
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Originally Posted by Texas_Dave
Do we know the forecast for the morning though?
Clearing up to 6000m visibility in haze from 10am onwards.
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I have just spoken to my parents who live 10 minutes from Manchester Airport and they have had no fog at all. Their local news has reported that there will be no flight disruptions from MAN in the morning.
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The morning looks OK, I wouldn't worry:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...arnings.html?2

Are your parents on the 10:30am to Chicago?

Originally Posted by mandpete
The forecast has changed from a couple of hours ago.
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Originally Posted by Bob
but did get a chuckle when a couple people were moaning about BA cancelling flights...because dying in a plane crash trying to fly in that fog would have been so much better
Exactly, I was listening to Radio 1 most of the day and they had a bunch of people on the news complaining about how BA were not being very helpful and they wanted to get home etc....... you have to wonder if they thought about things for a second and realize that attempting to fly when you can barely see 100m down the runway is not such a great idea.
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To be more accurate. Flying in Fog, taking off and landing in fog are all NOT the problem.

The problem is WHEN on the ground, not being able to see the signs to ensure you are on the right runway, not hitting a tanker trunk or another plane.

Apart from that, flying in fog is perfectly safe :scared:
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Originally Posted by franc11s
Apart from that, flying in fog is perfectly safe :scared:
Yep.
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Originally Posted by Texas_Dave
The morning looks OK, I wouldn't worry:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...arnings.html?2

Are your parents on the 10:30am to Chicago?
No. They will be on the 9.00am (hopefully) to Newark.
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