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Volcaninc Ash Disrupts Emirates UK Flights.

Old Apr 15, 10, 5:21 am
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Volcanic Ash Disrupts Emirates UK Flights.

The only flight to/from Heathrow today was the early morning EK007/008 service, the rest are cancelled. I'm pretty sure several FTers are flying with EK today to/from the UK. Please share your experiences. How is DXB coping with the hundreds (if not thousands) of grounded passengers and also the UK airports?

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Old Apr 15, 10, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by Pandor View Post
The only flight to/from Heathrow today was the early morning EK007/008 service, the rest are cancelled. I'm pretty sure several FTers are flying with EK today to/from the UK. Please share your experiences. How is DXB coping with the hundreds (if not thousands) of grounded passengers and also the UK airports?
I'm flying on Tuesday, I hope. Some information available at http://emirates.com/uk/english/about...l_updates.aspx
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Old Apr 15, 10, 8:43 pm
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I'm currently stuck in BKK after being refused travel on EK419 last night. Any passengers with a final destination in Europe are also being refused travel. Absolutely no support offered at the airport last night, just told to call Emirates and rebook when possible. I'm trying to get back to GLA, but there are no free Y seats DXB-GLA until 25th April and all other routes to the UK are similarly full.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 8:44 pm
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So I was supposed to be on EK9 from DXB to LGW yesterday (Thurs) afternoon.

As usual in these situations chaos, everywhere. 2.5 hours before luggage came back.

Currently in a basic airport hotel courtesy of emirates, with minimal info. I have a business class ticket which has allowed me to bypass some queues especially the bus/hotel queue.

Looks like all flights cancelled today, so just wait I suppose!!!
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Old Apr 15, 10, 11:38 pm
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16 APR Cancelations

The following flights are cancelled for 16th April:

EK001/002 - DXB/LHR/DXB

EK007/008 DXB/LHR/DXB

Ek011/012 DXB/LGW/DXB

EK015/016 - DXB/LGW/DXB

EK017/018 - DXB/MAN/DXB

EK027/028 - DXB/GLA/DXB

EK029/028 DXB/LHR/DXB

EK035/036 DXB/NCL/DXB

EK039/040 DXB/BHX/DXB

EK045/046 DXB/FRA/DXB

EK055/056 DXB/DUS/DXB

EK059/060 DXB/HAM/DXB

EK073/074 DXB/CDG/DXB

EK133/134 DXB/DME/DXB
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Old Apr 16, 10, 5:17 am
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I am due to fly from BHX-DXB-PEK on monday evening.

what is the procedure regarding priority?

Do EK try to get the delayed passengers out in advance of currently booked pasengers or vice versa?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by FlyEK View Post
The following flights are cancelled for 16th April:

EK001/002 - DXB/LHR/DXB

EK007/008 DXB/LHR/DXB

Ek011/012 DXB/LGW/DXB

EK015/016 - DXB/LGW/DXB

EK017/018 - DXB/MAN/DXB

EK027/028 - DXB/GLA/DXB

EK029/028 DXB/LHR/DXB

EK035/036 DXB/NCL/DXB

EK039/040 DXB/BHX/DXB

EK045/046 DXB/FRA/DXB

EK055/056 DXB/DUS/DXB

EK059/060 DXB/HAM/DXB

EK073/074 DXB/CDG/DXB

EK133/134 DXB/DME/DXB

I am supposed to fly out tomorrow on EK 002, this is not looking good at all. Not to mention I am in Y on a multiple passenger booking, which puts me all the way in the back of the line. Oh well.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by ckl73golf View Post
I am supposed to fly out tomorrow on EK 002, this is not looking good at all. Not to mention I am in Y on a multiple passenger booking, which puts me all the way in the back of the line. Oh well.
Looking doubtful. But you never know. Dublin is open again so maybe it will blow thru Heathrow too. Although the flight there will be a lengthy one to approach from the South and avoid all the closed airspace.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ckl73golf View Post
I am supposed to fly out tomorrow on EK 002, this is not looking good at all. Not to mention I am in Y on a multiple passenger booking, which puts me all the way in the back of the line. Oh well.
Sorry to be bearer of bad news:

From the EK website "All morning departures to the UK, Paris, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg on Saturday 17th April have been cancelled".
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:11 pm
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EK004

I was booked on EK004 yesterday; went to online check-in and found it from there. Flying with two mates to Dubai, then to BKK en route to VTE. Now camping out in Surrey with my family. Out of UK at Sunday at earliest. Bar 360 reservations and hotel cancelled. Nothing you can do.

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Old Apr 17, 10, 1:57 am
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UK Air Space.

Total Closure extended until 01:00 BST 18/04/10 and maybe (probably will be) extended further

This includes Scotland and Ireland that had a temporary lifting of restrictions late yesterday that was reinstated over night.
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Old Apr 17, 10, 4:19 am
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17th April confirmed cancelled flights

Flight No.
Routing

DXB LHR DXB
EK 007/008
EK 001/002
EK 029/030
EK 003/004
EK 005/006
EK 011/012

DXB LGW DXB
EK 015/016
EK 009/010
EK 017/018

DXB MAN DXB
EK 019/020
EK 027/028

DXB GLA DXB
EK 035/036

DXB NCL DXB
EK 037/038

DXB BHX DXB
EK 039/040
EK 045/046

DXB FRA DXB
EK 047/048
EK 049/050

DXB MUC DXB
EK 051/052
EK 055/056

DXB DUS DXB
EK 057/058
EK 059/060

DXB HAM DXB
EK 073/074

DXB CDG DXB
EK 075/076
EK 085/086

DXB ZRH DXB
EK 087/088

DXB MXP DXB
EK 093/094

DXB VIE DXB
EK 127/128

DXB VCE DXB
EK 135/136


The following flights to Europe will operate on the 17th April:

All flights to Athens, Malta, Larnaca, Moscow, Nice, Rome and Istanbul.

EK091/092 DXB-MXP-DXB Flight is currently planned to operate awaiting updated airspace information

Note: EK215 DXB-LAX and EK225 DXB-SFO operate via tech stop in YYZ.

Based on the volcanic ash advisories, other destinations under close watch include Moscow, Nice and Rome for potential disruption.
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Old Apr 17, 10, 4:33 am
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18th April Confirmed Cancelled Flight List


Flight No. Routing
EK 007/008 DXB LHR DXB
EK 001/002
EK 029/030
EK 003/004
EK 005/006
EK 011/012 DXB LGW DXB
EK 015/016
EK 009/010
EK 017/018 DXB MAN DXB

DXB MAN DXB
EK 019/020
EK 027/028 DXB GLA DXB
EK 035/036 DXB NCL DXB
EK 037/038 DXB BHX DXB

DXB BHX DXB
EK 039/040
EK 045/046 DXB FRA DXB

DXB FRA DXB
EK 047/048
EK 049/050 DXB MUC DXB

DXB MUC DXB
EK 051/052
EK 055/056 DXB DUS DXB

DXB DUS DXB
EK 057/058
EK 059/060 DXB HAM DXB
EK 073/074 DXB CDG DXB

DXB CDG DXB
EK 075/076
EK 085/086 DXB ZRH DXB

DXB ZRH DXB
EK 087/088
EK 127/128 DXB VIE DXB
EK 135/136 DXB VCE DXB


The following flights to Europe will operate on the 18th


All flights to ATH, MLA, LCA, DME, & IST.


NB: Flights to NCE, MXP & FCO on the 18th will be reviewed as additional information is received.
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Old Apr 17, 10, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by Basil B View Post
Sorry to be bearer of bad news:

From the EK website "All morning departures to the UK, Paris, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg on Saturday 17th April have been cancelled".
Yes, I figured as much. The odd thing is that on the Manage my booking yesterday it had me on a rescheduled flight on Monday, EK002. As of this morning that not longer appears, and it just says on my original flight (today's EK 002) that it has been 'rescheduled' in red. Seems like we will all just have to wait until UK airspace reopens. EK does not seem to be rebooking anyone at the moment.
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Old Apr 17, 10, 7:50 am
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UPDATE

EK have now cancelled all flights to to most of Europe for tomorrow Sunday 18/04/10

From the EK website at 14:45GMT 17/04/10
"Online check in is currently suspended for all Emirates flights. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
More than a dozen European countries have closed their airspace as the volcanic eruption in Iceland continues to cause widespread disruption.
As a result, all Emirates flights to the UK and most other European destinations have been cancelled on the 17th and 18th April.
Currently, Emirates is only accepting passengers for the following European destinations:
Moscow, Athens, Larnaca, Malta, Istanbul
These destinations could also be subject to cancellations if the path of the ash cloud continues to spread.
All passengers are advised to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport".
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