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Old 04-15-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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This could be a disaster for the airline industry for obvious reasons, especially because this eruption and the resulting ash cloud could last for weeks or even months!

I'm scheduled to go to Manchester, England on May 1st. Now I have no idea what's going to happen. You have to love Mother Nature!

Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_iceland_volcano - broken link)

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Old 04-15-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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My two friends are supposed to be flying to Dublin tonight.....if canceled hopefully they get out tomorrow...
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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My two friends are supposed to be flying to Dublin tonight.....if canceled hopefully they get out tomorrow...
Dublin is right on the edge so may be okay. Shannon could be an acceptable alternative.

it sucks but the authoritries have to do what is right for the safety of travellers. There is a map of the ash plume in the link below:


Ash from Icelandic volcano grounds all UK flights - Herald Scotland | News | Home News
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Wow, what a shame. And it's the start of tourist season. Spring in Europe is wonderful.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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Wow, what a shame. And it's the start of tourist season. Spring in Europe is wonderful.
The ash clouds should lead to some spectacular sunsets
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I hope it doesn't last for months. Bad enough I have to worry about BA going out on strike the same week I fly to Heathrow but now Mother Nature's adding her 10 cents worth of awkwardness?! Oh well, not much one can do except be thankful nobody's been hurt.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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This could be a disaster for the airline industry for obvious reasons, especially because this eruption and the resulting ash cloud could last for weeks or even months!
The thing about volcanoes is that you don't know how long or how much they are going to spew, or even if they are going to explode and sink the whole island. It is possible that European air travel will be affected for months, and weather changes are likely all over the world. It's not good news.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Dublin is right on the edge so may be okay. Shannon could be an acceptable alternative.

it sucks but the authoritries have to do what is right for the safety of travellers. There is a map of the ash plume in the link below:


Ash from Icelandic volcano grounds all UK flights - Herald Scotland | News | Home News
canceled...are trying for tomorrow
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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canceled...are trying for tomorrow
Sorry to hear that. I had thought that maybe Shannon would be far enough west and south to be safe.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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All airports are shut in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.... at least until tomorrow morning, probably longer.
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