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Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « on: April 15, 2010, 10:10 AM »
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All flights in the UK will be cancelled mid-day due to a volcanic cloud of ash coming over the UK from Iceland Think

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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 10:11 AM »
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Woah! Glued to to TV with news on this volcanic ash cloud.  shocking

Wonder if it will effect us on the ground.  confused  Think
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 10:12 AM »
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All flights in the UK will be cancelled mid-day due to a volcanic cloud of ash coming over the UK from Iceland Think

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Yes ... was just checking out parking up there and got that info on their website!
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 10:14 AM »
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Wonder if it will effect us on the ground.  confused  Think
Let's hope for some apocalyptic scenes outside Very Happy
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 10:34 AM »
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^^So what's the betting that there will be absolute chaos in airports tomorrow due to todays cancelled flights? Tomorrow as in the day I'm flying from Edinburgh to Heathrow! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 11:05 AM »
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I suggest that you go down to London on the train instead. It's will be just a quick as trying to fly down.  Think
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 11:06 AM »
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If there's going to be ash everywhere I need to cover the garden furniture which has been re-finished!
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 11:10 AM »
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Re cloud of ash ....look at this ............

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7592774/Volcanic-ash-cloud-spreading-towards-London-forecast.html

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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 11:44 AM »
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Wonder if it will effect us on the ground.  confused  Think

According to BBC news radio is shouldn't bother or harm us lot down here.  Its 3 miles up.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 11:45 AM »
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Could be a nice red sunset, apparently. I'll enjoy that in the garden with a beer. Smile
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 12:09 PM »
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OMG!! Not only am I INSANELY excited about this Icelandic Death Cloud of Ash, but it turns out that my friend was on the last flight out if Iceland last night!! They flew literally over the cloud if ash!! Apparently they were running small flights to the volcano to see it and they were on the last commercial flight before they decided it was too dangerous! She has PICTURES!! I'll try and nick them and post them here if anyone's interested!

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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 12:10 PM »
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According to BBC news radio is shouldn't bother or harm us lot down here.  Its 3 miles up.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 12:21 PM »
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They are saying this volcano could potentially remain active for months and years... so this might be a reoccurring problem. I'm surprised BA shares are not taking a hit, this could lose the airlines so much money if it is a long term problem.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 12:38 PM »
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Ash this potent will definately hang around for months visably and who knows how long on non-visable level. It depends immeasurably on the direction of the wind, am I right in thinking it's blowing west over the top of Scotland and northern Europe, as in into the sea?
And without a doubt the six hour stoppage of air travel is very hopeful, this is the start, not the end. On a long term level, it's unlikely to carry on repeatedly on this scale for years, because at the moment it's blowing out old ash, and if it is still active when all that's gone, it will start erupting lava, which obviously won't cause air travel problems, so perhaps that's why BA are still in business. Also no one really has any idea how much this will actually affect air travel worldwide, obviously places like Australia are unlikely to have many problems, and also there's not a lot they can do really, if it's not safe to fly, it's not safe to fly.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #14 on: April 15, 2010, 12:44 PM »
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I was saying the volcano could remain active for years, no idea about how long it would continue producing ash clouds but if you are right then that part would not last years which is good.

Although globally air travel will be fine, BA won't be able to fly from here to other countries while this ash is over the UK so I would have thought that would cause a serious impact. Think
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