Volcanic ash cloud impacts LH flight operations

Old Apr 16, 10, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Just take the train... 18h of joy. And so that you don't fall asleep, a ton of changes are required
It's much faster to drive to Marseille (~2h from Nice), catch a train to Paris (~3h), get on the train to FRA (~4h) or STR (~3.5h) and than on to MUC. On could arrive in MUC ~10-11pm tonight. Still a pain...
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by moebod View Post
Hi all

Sorry, but I could not find the answer online.

Until when is the closure in Frankfurt airport?

I have a flight tomorrow to Dubai from Zrh through Fra, should that be fine again?

Thanks
There is no answer so far....
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
There is no answer so far....
From what I understand they did not shut down the airport but went for a procedure called "Nullsteuerung" according to "Der Spiegel". This will allow the airport authority to start service faster again.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by totti View Post
It's much faster to drive to Marseille (~2h from Nice), catch a train to Paris (~3h), get on the train to FRA (~4h) or STR (~3.5h) and than on to MUC. On could arrive in MUC ~10-11pm tonight. Still a pain...

I was just joking. Driving straight to Germany is about 10-8h depending where you are headed and how much respect you have for french speed traps.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:46 am
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btw: french rail is on strike. so there are not many options.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:48 am
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Hmm.
When I was IDB'ed yesterday on LH4157 and talking to the helpful station manager, I respectfully declined the offer on being put on the early flight. Because everything until LH 4155 was overbooked and because of my status he would have IDB'ed another fellow pax for me.
Standing next to a crying woman who just got IDB'ed, too (ok she was a btad mental, could have been a nice thread starter / one time poster here) I did not want to inflict that experience upon anyone in that moment just because of me and my entitlement. What would Kharma have in store for me, if I would have been ruthless?, I was reasoning..

Well, right now I would say My name is not Earl.

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Old Apr 16, 10, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
I was just joking. Driving straight to Germany is about 10-8h depending where you are headed and how much respect you have for french speed traps.
Oh really? I just paid the ticket for your suggested routing!
Thanks for that..

I have a rental car reserved and in 5mins LH station management NCE will tell me, what to do.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 3:30 am
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Stuck in Germany

Have been trying to get back to the US. Looks like the MUC, FCO, MXP and ZRH flights have all been zerod out for tomorrow. Are those airports going to get closed as well?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by sandeepn View Post
Have been trying to get back to the US. Looks like the MUC, FCO, MXP and ZRH flights have all been zerod out for tomorrow. Are those airports going to get closed as well?
Not yet, but the airlines are in a huge repositioning mess of aircraft and crews too !
This will take quite some time to sort out I fear.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 4:00 am
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Old Apr 16, 10, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by servus View Post
Hi fellow FTers !

I'm based in FRA and happy to offer any kind of help to anybody here on FT. As you all know, FRA is closed, as every other airport in Germany except MUC. No info on how long the FRA-closure will last. LH just announced that there will no LH flights leaving FRA until at least 04/16/10 - 08:00 pm.

If you are in need of a "cheap" hotel in FRA, or any suggestion what to do meanwhile, or look for alternative travel suggestions feel free to PM me. I'll do my very best to help you out. The airport is already crowded with 1000s of people sleeping on camp beds. No fun place to spend several hours / days
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Old Apr 16, 10, 4:12 am
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Michelle,
does LH have any responsibility towards the pax that are stranded ?

In HKG I was told bluntly NO despite they said that they can only accomodate me again on the 19th ?

(we have gone a few rounds since - but that is where the DM left me initially...)

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Old Apr 16, 10, 4:40 am
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Hello guys
As I assume many of you, I have been affected by the recent events. Unfortunately I could not get through the LH call centre in Britain and therefore I have cancelled my ticket on-line. A confirmation was displayed saying "Your refund cannot be displayed as it will be calculated manually". I have heard somebody saying that the system will only refund taxes minus administration fees. Any idea? I assume that, if it is going to be calculated manually, they will clearly see that my flight had been cancelled due to the recent disruption.
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.
With thanks in advance,
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Old Apr 16, 10, 5:06 am
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Do you guys think that until April 20 in the morning, flights will be back to normal?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by totti View Post
It's much faster to drive to Marseille (~2h from Nice), catch a train to Paris (~3h), get on the train to FRA (~4h) or STR (~3.5h) and than on to MUC. On could arrive in MUC ~10-11pm tonight. Still a pain...
if the train is not on strike
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