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Volcanic ash restrictions to European airspace and airports [Master thread]

Volcanic ash restrictions to European airspace and airports [Master thread]

Old Apr 14, 10, 9:04 pm
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Volcanic ash restrictions to European airspace and airports [Master thread]

Just got home from work, and things are starting to get a bit hectic as a large volcanic ash cloud draws down from the North over the UK.

As I left, 80% of Scottish airspace was closed until 2pm on the 15th (and last word was all of Scottish aispace is expected to be closed by 6am), with projections that about 85% of the UK will be affected as the day goes on, all the way down to the south coast of England.

Obviously, if the airspace is closed, nothing can (in effect) fly through it, so there will me quite major delays most of the day.

I am just glad I am not flying anywhere today.
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:15 pm
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More here from the BBC.
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:20 pm
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Flying today at 10am from LHR - hope the ash cloud advances slow enough and the skies will be clear .
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:24 pm
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Looks bad on the GLA arrivals board at the mo.

Thu 15 April 2010
04:35 TCX913L ANTALYA EXPECTED 0502
07:30 CO016 NEWARK NYC CANCELLED
08:00 BE125 BELFAST CITY CANCELLED
08:00 EI3220 DUBLIN
08:10 WW5821 EAST MIDLANDS
08:20 BD016 HEATHROW
08:20 BE782 BIRMINGHAM CANCELLED
08:20 EZY067 LONDON LUTON CANCELLED
08:25 BE880 SOUTHAMPTON CANCELLED
08:30 BA1472 HEATHROW
08:30 EZY401 BRISTOL CANCELLED
08:30 QF3472 HEATHROW
08:45 EZY463 BELFAST INTL CANCELLED
08:55 SIG0755 DENHAM
09:00 EZY785 GATWICK CANCELLED
09:20 BA2956 GATWICK
09:25 BD1291 LEEDS B/FORD
09:25 CO8849 LEEDS B/FORD
09:30 BE6821 STORNOWAY
09:40 BE342 MANCHESTER CANCELLED
09:40 EY7008 MANCHESTER CANCELLED
09:50 AA6442 HEATHROW
09:50 BA1474 HEATHROW
09:50 QF3474 HEATHROW
09:55 BA8722 LONDON CITY
09:55 EZY207 STANSTED CANCELLED
10:05 BE784 BIRMINGHAM CANCELLED
10:10 BE1432 CARDIFF CANCELLED
10:20 BE6922 ISLAY
10:20 BE882 SOUTHAMPTON CANCELLED
10:35 BE6844 CAMPBELTOWN
10:40 TS324 TORONTO
10:55 AF8333 AMSTERDAM
10:55 AZ3818 AMSTERDAM
10:55 DL9333 AMSTERDAM
10:55 KL1473 AMSTERDAM
11:00 BE127 BELFAST CITY CANCELLED
11:10 EI3222 DUBLIN
11:25 AA6436 HEATHROW
11:25 BA1476 HEATHROW
11:25 QF3476 HEATHROW
11:35 AC6623 HEATHROW
11:35 BD004 HEATHROW
11:35 BI3004 HEATHROW
11:35 CO8866 HEATHROW
11:35 GF5204 HEATHROW
11:35 LH6686 HEATHROW
11:35 LO4009 HEATHROW
11:35 OS8923 HEATHROW
11:35 SK9773 HEATHROW
11:35 UA4812 HEATHROW
11:35 VS4004 HEATHROW
11:45 BE6916 KIRKWALL
12:05 BE786 BIRMINGHAM CANCELLED
12:10 EZY465 BELFAST INTL CANCELLED
12:25 BE6808 BENBECULA
12:30 BE6823 STORNOWAY
12:35 EK027 DUBAI
12:40 EI3832 CORK
12:50 EZY6884 PARIS CDG
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:29 pm
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And you can expect a lot more of those to be cancelled once the airport "wakes up"
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Old Apr 14, 10, 10:21 pm
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Exclamation

Currently sitting in T5 Galleries North - I can confirm that ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS FROM LHR ARE CANCELLED TODAY (at least, everything up to lunchtime on the departure boards).

Thankfully, my LHR-AMS-LGW-JER-LGW flights are operating!
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In GF at T5 and all UK flights are cancelled. European flights are leaving OK (at the moment).
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back home having travelled into EDI this morning and promptly turned back after being told the airport was closed. At least it's only a 62 mile round trip for me.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Currently sitting in T5 Galleries North - I can confirm that ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS FROM LHR ARE CANCELLED TODAY (at least, everything up to lunchtime on the departure boards).
My first reaction was - 'here we go again - any hint of trouble and they cut off the regions'. Thankfully (in a way) it is simply because the regions are affected first by the dust cloud cover causing airspace closure.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Currently sitting in T5 Galleries North - I can confirm that ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS FROM LHR ARE CANCELLED TODAY (at least, everything up to lunchtime on the departure boards).

Thankfully, my LHR-AMS-LGW-JER-LGW flights are operating!
a mileage run...
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by matthewuk View Post
My first reaction was - 'here we go again - any hint of trouble and they cut off the regions'. Thankfully (in a way) it is simply because the regions are affected first by the dust cloud cover causing airspace closure.
this time it's not just BA cancelling
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On ba.com:

All domestic cancelled today 15th

That must create some problems!

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...b?p_faqid=4002
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by Lobengula View Post
On ba.com:

All domestic cancelled today 15th

That must create some problems!

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...b?p_faqid=4002
Indeed, causes a lot of problems, however better the problems are on the ground than have a number of potential 'all engines failed' scenarios.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:48 am
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Don't underestimate the capacity of this volcano to potentially screw up European and TATLA travel for days or more.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 12:49 am
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Originally Posted by LiviLion View Post
Indeed, causes a lot of problems, however better the problems are on the ground than have a number of potential 'all engines failed' scenarios.
agreed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9
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