Scottish airspace closed... Irish to follow suit...... Icelandic Volcano Part 2

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Found 3rd May 2010
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Air passengers are facing further misery as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud returned.

The skies over parts of Scotland have been closed tonight as a precaution after an increased concentration of volcanic ash was detected in the atmosphere, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

The ash is forecast to exceed the safe level agreed by the CAA and airlines in the Outer Hebrides tomorrow.

Airspace over the Outer Hebrides was closed to all operations at 6pm following advice from the Met Office.

The closures could see flights to and from the Western Isles cancelled but the situation will be constantly reviewed.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling.

A CAA spokesman said: "From 6pm today airspace over the Outer Hebrides will be closed to all operations following Met Office advice that concentrations of ash in the atmosphere are expected to exceed the safe levels agreed by manufacturers.

"The closures will mean operations from Barra and Benbecula will cease until airspace reopens."

The move follows suggestions from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for a no-fly zone to be imposed over Ireland tomorrow after the Volcanic Ash Advice Centre (VAAC) said a plume of ash is threatening to drift across the country.

It is believed the ash cloud, currently heading towards Donegal in the north west of the country, could move across the country with north-easterly winds.

IAA's chief executive Eamon Brennan: "At the moment we have a slither of denser ash over the midlands and if this continues for the next number of hours we have no option, based on the new regime imposed in Europe last week, except to impose a no-fly zone and a 60-mile buffer zone which would effectively close Shannon and Dublin airports."

Last month tens of thousands of Britons were stranded abroad and faced long delays when airspace was closed by the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.




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and just before the election...definitely something fishy going on....:whistling:

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/Evilpens/its-a-conspiracy.jpg

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lilsmithy;8518576



LOOOOOOOOOOL:-D

jeez-brother and his family only just got back from barbados today-11 days it took for british airways to get him a flight-went for a 2 week holiday and ended up nearly a month!

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barky;8518608

jeez-brother and his family only just got back from barbados today-11 … jeez-brother and his family only just got back from barbados today-11 days it took for british airways to get him a flight-went for a 2 week holiday and ended up nearly a month!



Mine got extended by 7 days in Singapore...... after a 2h 30m flight from Bali, then 5 hours from Singapore before getting called back. It wasnt fun..... but the free hotel and food in Singapore was! insurance company didnt want to know - so just as well since the daily bill for Singapore Air was £540

Cousin arrived back yesterday from Orlando and she was due to leave on the 3rd day of the last spat!

Not sure what to make of this now! I imagine the airlines (and DK) will be up in arms!

Good time to buy shares in Ferry companies.:whistling:

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Expected to spread further south. Airlines are instructing passengers to check their websites and news broadcasters before setting out.

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guv;8520692

Expected to spread further south. Airlines are instructing passengers to … Expected to spread further south. Airlines are instructing passengers to check their websites and news broadcasters before setting out.



more scaremongering

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dog_cop;8520711

more scaremongering



No..... I'm serious! :-D

NOoooooooo! just yesterday i paid the balance on my holiday for next month. this volcano better stop soon!

missp27;8520768

NOoooooooo! just yesterday i paid the balance on my holiday for next … NOoooooooo! just yesterday i paid the balance on my holiday for next month. this volcano better stop soon!



know how you feel! about to pay for a flight to china! for june... thinkin twice!

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5nowman;8537246

know how you feel! about to pay for a flight to china! for june... … know how you feel! about to pay for a flight to china! for june... thinkin twice!



That's a long way to go for a sweet n sour and spl fried rice !

I'd just go ahead and book - but just make sure your insurance company covers in case you get stranded. Mine didn't, but fortunately my airline footed our £3160 hotel and food bill in Singapore.

guv;8537501

That's a long way to go for a sweet n sour and spl fried rice !I'd just … That's a long way to go for a sweet n sour and spl fried rice !I'd just go ahead and book - but just make sure your insurance company covers in case you get stranded. Mine didn't, but fortunately my airline footed our £3160 hotel and food bill in Singapore.



mines a package holiday so hopefully will be ok.....................................i think :?
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