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Iceland's spewing volcano forces Heathrow Airport to suspend all flights


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LONDON - British airport operator BAA says all flights in and out of Heathrow and Stansted airports are to be suspended shortly because of ash clouds drifting from Iceland's spewing volcano.

 

Hundreds of flights across Britain have already been canceled, and airports in Scotland closed. Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport, with more than 1,200 flights a day.

 

A spokeswoman for BAA said Thursday the decision was being made "due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations." Flights are to be suspended from 8 a.m. ET.

 

Story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/04/15/2010-04-15_icelands_spewing_volcano_forces_heathrow_airport_to_suspend_all_flights.html#ixzz0lAhCgUXR

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LONDON - British airport operator BAA says all flights in and out of Heathrow and Stansted airports are to be suspended shortly because of ash clouds drifting from Iceland's spewing volcano.

 

Hundreds of flights across Britain have already been canceled, and airports in Scotland closed. Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport, with more than 1,200 flights a day.

 

A spokeswoman for BAA said Thursday the decision was being made "due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations." Flights are to be suspended from 8 a.m. ET.

 

Story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/04/15/2010-04-15_icelands_spewing_volcano_forces_heathrow_airport_to_suspend_all_flights.html#ixzz0lAhCgUXR

 

 

I saw this story and someone who flies couple of times a year, I rather the flights be grounded then have a tragic event in which the ashes and smoke from the volcano causes a plane's engine to fail and crash.

 

These people need to relax and understand this is a freak event just like a blizzard or severe snowstorm in winter or a hurricane/monsoon that causes cancelled flights for their safety.

Most of the time i blame the airlines from crappy customer service and other issues of increased fees on baggage. However on this one, it was the correct call to halt flights in the volcano area until it clears.

 

It's sucks to wait as a passenger but that comes with the good and bad of flying.:P

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President Obama who had planned to attend the funeral of Poland's Leader who died last weekend in a tragic plane crash, has joined dozens of world leaders who has cancelled due to the volcano from Iceland. News link from AOL News/Associated Press.

 

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/polish-church-bells-toll-1-week-after-presidents-crash/19443782

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