....So I was on a plane from Singapore..............

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Serious!


What a couple of eerie events!

Firstly during a conversation with our driver in Bali on Wednesday, I was talking about the Bali and Java Volcano's and said "We never have any problems in Europe with Volcano's and eruptions"........ Then our the second leg of our Singapore flight 5 hours old a day later and just about to enter Pakistan airspace, I was watching "2012" and the Super Volcano in Yellowstone was about to blow, when the tannoy annoucement says "Bad news......Heathrow Airport is shut due to Volcanic erruption".

I was expecting a camerman to appear and getting ready for "You'v been framed".

So the A380 turned back to Singapore, where we are currently staying in a hotel out of the airport. Most passengers are dossing in the airport, but a little bit of persasion saw us lifted out and put up.

Seems the airlines are washing their hands of responsibility due to "act of god".... but as we are here in Transit and my huge influence, we are in a hotel (without our luggage) and will be buying some more clothes today at the airlines expense.

So Two holidays for the price of one.

brb......... sometime!!!!!!



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I don't know whether to say lucky you, or not.

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Jumpingphil;8376616

I don't know whether to say lucky you, or not.



LOL... I'd be home in bed right now..... so I guess its a Not lucky!

I certainly thought it was a joke when the panel showed us about 20 mins from Pakistan and told it was turning back. 10 hours in the air for nothing. (Mind you, the A380 is a super plane)

Free clothes!! Lucky you!! (Joke)

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Marina;8376625

Free clothes!! Lucky you!! (Joke)




Thats the plan!!!

guv;8376630

Thats the plan!!!


Hope it all works out nicely for you, not the clothes...your safe return

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I'd be more worried about when you might get home. Could be weeks if not longer!

volcano still going strong - webcam

eldgos.mila.is/eyj…uk/

at least the wind is predicted to be a westerly for the next 5 days

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csiman;8376696

I'd be more worried about when you might get home. Could be weeks if not … I'd be more worried about when you might get home. Could be weeks if not longer!volcano still going strong - webcamhttp://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-valahnjuk/at least the wind is predicted to be a westerly for the next 5 days



Someone at the airline suggested it could be 4 to 6 days before it reopens....... and then the back log of passengers to fill. We should be first to go as we were almost half way before turning back, so must be the first cancellation.

But Singapore air are not playing ball re accomodation etc. We just got our room extended and full breakfast, lunch and dinner, but some are being turfed out the hotel to fend for themselves. I shout... and my bite is pretty firm! I think the airline has got the message they are not going to fob off this cookie! Just spoke to the High Commision here and laughably, they were told by SIA they were looking after everyone.

Waiting for a calll back from them now. Still wondering where our suitcases are, since we left the airport last night without them as instructed.

I'd say 'lucky you!' - get to stay out of the UK a little longer, gotta be a good thing :-D

How come you cant get your suitcase back, though?

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have a nice time in Singapore. Great place, mmm curried crab sat in Boat Quay.

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nice for a while but this is worrying:-

Volcanologist Thor Thordarsson said if the volcano maintained its current phase of activity, then the eruption could be over in "a few hours or even a few days" meaning the atmosphere would clear shortly afterwards.
But he added: "If the eruption has a phase change and starts to produce lava... then we might be in for a much longer haul, an eruption that might last for months or even years, with a quiet period in between intermittent explosions."

I would start walking lol

gerbil welcomes you back brah, you should of pm'd him, he would of gotten you into business class for free.

edit: ryanair lol.

black gerbil1;8378593

gerbil welcomes you back brah, you should of pm'd him, he would of gotten … gerbil welcomes you back brah, you should of pm'd him, he would of gotten you into business class for free.


because business class makes all the difference when you aren't on the plane :D:whistling:

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wow at the airline putting you up guv, by our laws they don't have to do anything other than refund your flight.

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well I saw a huge explosion on the webcam then it disconnected...

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imafish2002;8378657

because business class makes all the difference when you aren't on the … because business class makes all the difference when you aren't on the plane :D:whistling:



To be fair, you've never waited for your plane in Business departure lounge have you.

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black gerbil1;8378593

gerbil welcomes you back brah, you should of pm'd him, he would of gotten … gerbil welcomes you back brah, you should of pm'd him, he would of gotten you into business class for free.edit: ryanair lol.



But you don't need an airline when you go to Butlins. (Serious)

lumoruk;8378746

wow at the airline putting you up guv, by our laws they don't have to do … wow at the airline putting you up guv, by our laws they don't have to do anything other than refund your flight.



If I was starting my journey, then I agree I'd have got nothing. However I'm in transit and already midway as far as the journey is concerned. That said, if you let them do it, they'll happily give you nothing.

Wow..... More tag abuse from "Abacus". I'd have thought he'd learnt his lesson after his last suspension.

Inb4 "I was tired".

lumoruk;8378772

well I saw a huge explosion on the webcam then it disconnected...



Did you see that too?

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guv;8378857

If I was starting my journey, then I agree I'd have got nothing. However … If I was starting my journey, then I agree I'd have got nothing. However I'm in transit and already midway as far as the journey is concerned. .



Ah true, so you are still in their care/responsibility.

awoodhall2003;8378874

Did you see that too?



it's up again now, looks clearer than before.

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lumoruk;8378884

Ah true, so you are still in their care/responsibility.it's up again now, … Ah true, so you are still in their care/responsibility.it's up again now, looks clearer than before.



Thats the way I've argued with them anyway!

I thought you were joking about the Cam!

guv;8378898

Thats the way I've argued with them anyway!I thought you were joking … Thats the way I've argued with them anyway!I thought you were joking about the Cam!



the cam is working right? its just grey on my screen lol but it looks vaguely like there is some kind of detail on the bottom third

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numptyj;8378912

the cam is working right? its just grey on my screen lol but it looks … the cam is working right? its just grey on my screen lol but it looks vaguely like there is some kind of detail on the bottom third



The bottom bit is called mountains! The rest is ash..... which doesn't affect aircraft according to a certain conspiracy theory man!

numptyj;8378912

the cam is working right? its just grey on my screen lol but it looks … the cam is working right? its just grey on my screen lol but it looks vaguely like there is some kind of detail on the bottom third



Yeah that is right did just go out for about 10mins though.

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guv;8378898

I thought you were joking about the Cam!



No, I would take csiman's advice and start walking/hitching a lift.

Saying that a plane from swindon airport has been up analysing the dust cloud to give advice to commercial airlines.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

How sad he is on holiday and posting on a deals site lmfao.:p

Volcanoes*

Hows it going guv? seats ok?

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abacus;8380686

How sad he is on holiday and posting on a deals site lmfao.:p



How funny you just got infracted for tag abuse (again)

Yes..... I'm posting on a deals site.... 'cos i'm stuck in Singapore.:-D

brb Laughing out very very loud at having to extend our holiday by staying in a 5* hotel in Singapore with food included, while you pretend to be laughing your ass off.

BRB Travelling all over the world..... Nice location brah....... so you posting on a deals site too.... LMFAO

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guv;8384833

How funny you just got infracted for tag abuse (again)Yes..... I'm … How funny you just got infracted for tag abuse (again)Yes..... I'm posting on a deals site.... 'cos i'm stuck in Singapore.:-Dbrb Laughing out very very loud at having to extend our holiday by staying in a 5* hotel in Singapore with food included, while you pretend to be laughing your ass off.BRB Travelling all over the world..... Nice location brah....... so you posting on a deals site too.... LMFAO



lol pwnd him!

how was singapore? did you go to any other countries? how was the weather/things to do etc? i need to get myself down there one day! last feb i got stuck in portugal for an extra day due to snow at stanstead... had no travel insurance though so had to pay for my own hotel stay :lol:

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bykergrove;8384837

lol pwnd him!



For the second time in this 'ere thread!:-D What a muppet!

how was singapore? did you go to any other countries? how was the … how was singapore? did you go to any other countries? how was the weather/things to do etc? i need to get myself down there one day! last feb i got stuck in portugal for an extra day due to snow at stanstead... had no travel insurance though so had to pay for my own hotel stay :lol:



How was? I'm still here!

We've just been moping around the hotel so far, but since its clear we wont be leaving today, we're going to set out to explore in an hour or so. I've been here before (albeit yonks ago), but its a pretty expensive country to be stuck in!

We were only meant to be in Singapore for one hour.... which we were.... until the plane got turned back 20 mins from Pakistan Airspace. I thought the pilot was having a laugh when the announcement was made! Had 15 nights in Bali beforehand.... and the missus and kids have fallen in love with the place, so likelyhood, we'll be back there next year.

Not sure how things will pan out re payments etc. Singaopre air are footing the bill ATM for the hotel and food. Whether that will last or not remains to be seen. But in our favour is the fact its their choice we are here. (Our journey started in Bali.... so we are officially in their care until we reach London.) Thats our view and it seems to be sound so far. I wont be keen on paying $300 per room (2) per night + $90pp pn for food, which its costing the airline!

We should also be entitled to delay insurance.... which for us is 25 quid per person per 12 hours up to 2K. It could reach that! (We know for certain we'll get that... its just expenses for an act of god they wont pay out on.)

So with a bit of luck.... we had our 16 day holday in Bali.... and a further week at the airlines expense in Singapore and return to 2K in the post.

Sounds like a deal worth posting.... (And I really am LMFAO)

And the infinity swimming pool here is awesome!

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kiwinator;8380738

Hows it going guv? seats ok?



Singapore is a great place (albeit expensive!)

Seats were good too. Deffo made a good choice with rows 78 and 79 A&C. (The rear one has a great head rest.)

abacus;8380686

How sad he is on holiday and posting on a deals site lmfao.:p



lold too.

Lucky you. Were abouts did you stay in Bali? I went out there for three weeks last year and stayed mainly in Ubud but done abit of travelling. I also had the experience of a transfer in Sinapore, although mine was when everyone was going nuts about bird-flu! Enjoy the time there mate, all I got to do was ride the KLIA Ekspres.

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Rodent;8387563

lold too.



That's because you are stupid too.

Matrixblade;8387824

Lucky you. Were abouts did you stay in Bali? I went out there for three … Lucky you. Were abouts did you stay in Bali? I went out there for three weeks last year and stayed mainly in Ubud but done abit of travelling. I also had the experience of a transfer in Sinapore, although mine was when everyone was going nuts about bird-flu! Enjoy the time there mate, all I got to do was ride the KLIA Ekspres.



Jayakarta Hotel in Legian, Peninsuala Beach Resort in Nusa Dua and Sanur Paradise Suites in Sanur!

Whats the KLIA Ekspres? Park ride? I know there's one near our hotel - Changi Village Hotel.

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Nice extended holiday there guv:thumbsup:

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See you in a couple of years

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ryman1000;8391176

See you in a couple of years



LOL... that might not be far from the truth!

There is an elderly couple with a disabled daughter in a wheelchair staying in our hotel. They have just been given a provisional day of 2 May to flay out (at the earliest!) We've not even asked them about return flights (they said they would call us!)

Just hope we are weight loaded and get back on the first flight as they'd promised us! I cant see them coughing up $960 per day much longer to be honest!

guv;8391113

Whats the KLIA Ekspres? Park ride?



Nothing that exciting - Kular Lumpar International Airport Express train. Took me into town for a couple of hours. If I had time to plan, would have liked to have visited the the Petronas Towers but only had a few hours between flights. Have you been?

guv;8391113

Jayakarta Hotel in Legian, Peninsuala Beach Resort in Nusa Dua and Sanur … Jayakarta Hotel in Legian, Peninsuala Beach Resort in Nusa Dua and Sanur Paradise Suites in Sanur!



You're one high roller :thumbsup: I like abit of luxury to!

There's all sorts to do in Singapore - I'm rather jealous TBH! I would like to spend a day in the Botanical Gardens.
Hope you're all keeping well guv.:thumbsup:

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Matrixblade;8391504

Nothing that exciting - Kular Lumpar International Airport Express train. … Nothing that exciting - Kular Lumpar International Airport Express train. Took me into town for a couple of hours. If I had time to plan, would have liked to have visited the the Petronas Towers but only had a few hours between flights. Have you been?




Ah OK.... that might be a bit dificult then as we're in Singapore.

Matrixblade;8391516

You're one high roller :thumbsup: I like abit of luxury to!



Yup........ Ballin.:thumbsup:

chesso;8394404

There's all sorts to do in Singapore - I'm rather jealous TBH! I would … There's all sorts to do in Singapore - I'm rather jealous TBH! I would like to spend a day in the Botanical Gardens. Hope you're all keeping well guv.:thumbsup:



Noooo Not botanical gardens! :w00t:

To be honest, we've just done downtown Singaopre around Orchard road (where I revisited the hotel I stayed on my last visit.) Maybe a trip to the bird zoo today or the roller coaster place which is near the airport.
Hopefully we'll be in the air tomorrow. Just glad we're not with air france. Just saw one women interviewed who's been sleeping on the floor of Changi Airport since Thursday! At least (with a bit of persausian) we've had it good in a v nice hotel and loads of scoff!:w00t:
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