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OT: More ash cloud chaos on the way? May 2011

OT: More ash cloud chaos on the way? May 2011

Old May 23, 11, 5:22 am
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More ash cloud chaos on the way? May 2011

Social Meeja now tweeting that there's a possibility of an ash cloud from the Grimsvotn volcano reaching northern Scotland in the early hours of tomorrow
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Old May 23, 11, 6:17 am
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Long article at the Guardian about it:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/ma...ash-uk-tuesday

I'm somewhat terrified of my LHR-LAX flight on Thursday being affected by it (BD redemption, this thread is now on-topic, for me at least )
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Old May 23, 11, 10:26 am
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Forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland tomorrow seems a bit grim. Loganair have cancelled all their flights until 1300. bmi social meeja is advising passengers to 'remain calm' and check flight status before travel. The good news is that the cloud isn't expected to move further south and will dissipate in the afternoon.
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Old May 23, 11, 10:44 am
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Is KEF the next new destination for BD
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Old May 23, 11, 10:56 am
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If it is, then the government should be seriously worried
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Old May 23, 11, 10:58 am
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Unsurprisingly check-in for tomorrow's BD60 (LHR-EDI) has been 'delayed'.
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Old May 23, 11, 12:10 pm
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Just having a look on flightradar, BD58 seems to have diverted to MAN but would now appear to be continuing to EDI.

I'm not sure she actually diverted but she certainly tracked around MAN.

EDIT: Due to winds. Still interesting though.

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Old May 23, 11, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Just having a look on flightradar, BD58 seems to have diverted to MAN but would now appear to be continuing to EDI.

I'm not sure she actually diverted but she certainly tracked around MAN.

EDIT: Due to winds. Still interesting though.
Going by this tweet it actually landed. Seems to be heading north again now though.
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Old May 23, 11, 12:32 pm
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Ryanair 738 has failed to land at EDI seems to be diverting South.

Pretty sure Airbus a/c are better rated for crosswind landings.
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Old May 23, 11, 12:34 pm
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Oh looks like BD60 is climbing. Is EDI closed again?
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Old May 23, 11, 12:35 pm
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Have a feeling that BD might be making an appearance at NCL tonight.
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Old May 23, 11, 12:39 pm
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Obama is leaving IE tonight to head to the UK early due to the ash...or the Irish hospitality! Just kidding...
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Old May 23, 11, 12:44 pm
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I wonder if these two 319s are going to divert to GLA. They did say 'never say never'.
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Old May 23, 11, 12:51 pm
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Certainly looks like it....both are turning towards GLA

Do you think they might open the lounge?!
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Old May 23, 11, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
Certainly looks like it....both are turning towards GLA

Do you think they might open the lounge?!
Haha I'm thinking there will be a few people on those flights who were reaccom to EDI to actually find themselves where they wanted to go!
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